I am so bad at answering questions about my favourites concerning media… music, TV, films, books…
I have an issue with finding people with similar music/film/book interests and allowing them to joke about me and run me into the ground but excusing it all for way too long because they’re “my music buddy” “my book buddy” or the like.
I have set myself up for the past I dunno how many years to have all these not good feelings/memories with media I once really loved.
Esther Jones, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was a singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at The Cotton Club in Harlem. Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and appropriated Jones’ ‘baby’ singing style for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Jones’ style went on to become the inspiration for the voice of Betty Boop.(What I Looked up)
Today in Black people invented everything you hold near and dear…
"bisexual? you mean you’re experimenting?"
*kicks test tubes and alien hybrid under a desk* “um no what do you mean”
If I see one more post trying to co-opt the issues and struggles caused by anti-blackness I am going to lose my shit.
You do know that it is possible to boost the issues plaguing your own community without co-opting and framing stories of anti-blackness to suit your own needs right?
The Europeans are not yet willing to acknowledge that the world did not wait in darkness for them to bring the light, and that the history of Africa was already old when Europe was born.
John Henrik Clarke, “Education for a New Reality in the African World” (1994)