Black Male & Female Image in America: The Critical Struggle Continues

Posted: October 20, 2008 by trggradio in Uncategorized

This is Byron Hurt’s recent extension on his excellent critical documentary, Beyond Beats and Rhymes. The comparison between Barack Obama and 50 Cent is an easy target, however, it’s a good discussion piece. Compare the discussion here with the upcoming film Cash Rules (Click title above to view VIDEO trailer), starring Treach and J.D. Williams (aka “Bodie” from The Wire). The video below looks at issues of identity from the vantage point of young black girls. As bell hooks writes in her 1993 book, Sisters of the Yam, “decolonization refers to breaking with the ways our reality is defined and shaped by the dominant culture and asserting our understanding of that reality, of our own experience…Renewed Black liberation struggle can only be successful to the extent that it includes resistance to sexism.”

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