**UPDATE** Fall 2014’s Season of TV Shows with Black Female Leading Actresses
Viola Davis stars as Analise DeWitt in the ABC political thriller How to Get Away with Murder
Halle Berry stars as Molly Woods in the CBS science-fiction drama Extant
Alfre Woodard stars as the first female president in NBC’s State of Affairs
Taraji P. Henson stars as Cookie Lyon in FOX’s musical drama Empire
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in ABC’s political thriller Scandal
Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson in the FOX drama Red Band Society
Nicole Beharie as Lieutenant Abbie Mills in the FOX supernatural/police drama Sleepy Hollow
Why did they do it?”
“Why didn’t they revolt?”
“Why didn’t they run away? Commit suicide? Or stand like a man and be cut down?”
“Slaves did all these things and more. They did them so often that it is nothing short of amazing that the myth of the docile Negro persists. There were repeated insurrections and there is solid evidence that the South lived in constant fear of the ‘docile’ slaves. Bondsmen ran away in droves. They fled to Canada and Mexico and to Florida and Louisiana before these territories became a part of the United States of America; they fled to the Indians and joined them in their wars against the white man.”
“Young and old ran, mulattoes and pure blacks, Uncle Toms (in the modern sense) and radicals. Following the North Star, some made their way to the North and on to Canada. Many, aided by slaves and liberal whites, traveled to the famed Underground Railway. But many were recaptured or returned voluntarily when they found the odds against them too great. A large number, however, remained in the South, living in swamps and raiding nearby plantations. Frederick Law Olmsted was told that escaped slaves lived, bred and died in the swamps. ‘What a life it must be!’ he wrote, ‘born outlaws; educated self-stealers; trained from infancy to be constantly in dread of the approach of a white man as a thing more dreaded than wildcats or serpents, or even starvation.’”
La Paz (AFP) - Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state.
President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba.
It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel) a terrorist state,” he said.
The treaty has allowed Israelis to travel freely to Bolivia without a visa since 1972.
Morales said the Gaza offensive shows “that Israel is not a guarantor of the principles of respect for life and the elementary precepts of rights that govern the peaceful and harmonious coexistence of our international community.”
More than two weeks of fighting in Gaza have left 1,300 dead and 6,000 wounded amid an intense Israeli air and ground campaign in response to missile attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas.
In the latest development, 20 people were killed after two Israeli shells slammed into a United Nations school, drawing international protests.
Bolivia broke off diplomatic relations with Israel in 2009 over a previous military operation in Gaza.
In mid-July, Morales filed a request with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to prosecute Israel for “crimes against humanity.”
Photos: Bolivian ambassador to the UN Sacha Llorenti wears keffiyeh in solidarity with Palestinians, July 2014.
The South American countries really get it. Argentina is telling Israeli Argentinians that if they go over to join the IDF, they’ll have their Argentine citizenship rescinded.
Sanite Belaire —-Suzanne Belair, mostly known as Sanite Belair, was one of the few female soldiers who fought during the Haitian Revolution. History fails to keep much about her ealy life, but it is believed by many credible historians, that, Sanite Belaire was born in 1781, in what is now known as “L’Artibonite”
Sanite, and her husband Charles Belair, are responsible for the uprising of almost the entire slaves population of L’Artibonite, against their masters.
Unsuccessful, they both got captured by the french soldiers, on October 5th 1802, and received the death sentence. Her by decapitation and her husband by firing squad. She refused to die by decapitation and demanded to be excuted just like her husband, whom she just bravely watched being shot to death by a couple of French soldiers. Now it was Sanite turn. She kept both her eyes opened, and as they were firing. She shouted to the slaves who of course were forced to watch the scene, in attempt to dispel the Revolution idea.
” Viv Libète anba esklavaj!” ” Liberty, no to slavery!”
Today, still not much is known about Sanite Belaire, but she is formally recognized by the Haitian Government as a National Heroine of Haiti and needless to say: a true freedom fighter, and surely an inspiration for many women fighting for their freedom, one way or the other throughoutt the word.
Question de Anonyme
if you’re a white person and you only date people of color because they are “exotic,” or have big… whatevers, or fetishize them in any way, then absolutely.
if you’re a white person and you happen to have only dated people of color because you’re attracted to people who have interesting perspectives and treat your s/o like a three dimensional person, well, that’s just fine.
honestly, if a white person needs to announce that only date poc, they’re probably racist.