Racially-charged email exchanges unearthed last week feature Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal guessing what the President’s favorite films are (“Django,” “Or the butler...,” “I bet he likes Kevin Hart"), and later asserting that getting your own TV show is “the new Black baby” in Hollywood, likening Black children to some disposable, fad accessory.
Pascal’s comments confirm the manipulative, exploitative relationship corporations like Sony have with Black folks. We must hold her accountable; not just for her horrendous comments, but also her role at the helm of a corporate agenda that views Black America as one big, lucrative joke. More »
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Members of the activist group Color of Change are questioning Ferguson, Missouri police’s reasoning for seizing a “rolling billboard” truck criticizing Gov. Jay Nixon (D) during a protest Wednesday night.
“Missouri law enforcement continues to try to violate our first amendment rights and silence our calls for justice for Mike Brown,” the group’s executive director, Rashad Robinson, said in a statement. “But we’re strong, we’re organized, and we will hold Governor Nixon responsible for allowing the systematic violation of Black Missourians’ free speech and human rights.” More »