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woundgallery · a day ago
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Where the really sincere white people have got to do their ‘proving’ of themselves is not among the black victims, but out on the battle lines of where America’s racism really is
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afriblaq · 5 months ago
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thechanelmuse · 29 days ago
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The Real Black Cowboys That Inspired Netflix's The Harder They Fall
The Harder They Fall starts with a message plainly stating that its “events are fictional.” Over 137 sprawling minutes, director and co-screenplay writer Jeymes Samuel weaves an epic and blood-splattered tale of revenge in the Wild West, tracing an outlaw as he hunts down the man who killed his parents.
But while the story is fake, many of the characters in the film share their names with real life historical figures: Nat Love, Bass Reeves, Rufus Buck, Cherokee Bill. Samuel’s characters share some resemblances with their namesakes while diverging drastically in other ways; most have no actual connection to each other. In making The Harder They Fall, Samuel hopes to call attention to how Black pioneers shaped the culture and history of the American West but have since been cut out of its legacy. “We have been ignored from the history of the Old West and the cinematic presentation of what the Old West was,” Samuel told the New York Times earlier this month.
The Harder They Fall continues a current wave of Black storytellers mining this historical material for their work, joining titles like Watchmen, Hell on the Border and the upcoming Outlaw Posse, Mario Van Peebles‘s follow-up to his 1993 western, Posse. “Most people don’t know that history: They don’t know Isom Dart or Deadwood Dick or Stagecoach Mary. White male supremacy has reigned supreme in Westerns,” Van Peebles told TIME earlier this year. Two of those names appear in The Harder They Fall.
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There’s captions in the photoset above. The photos of Regina King as Gertrude “Trudy” Smith, Lakeith Stanfield as Cherokee Bill, and Edi Gathegi as Bill Pickett aren’t included in the article so I’m adding them below.
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Also there’s some easter eggs and references in the movie to look out for like the ones below:
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takingbackourculture · 6 months ago
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Solidarity.✌🏾🇵🇸❤️
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notyourmamasspoons · a year ago
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Just for anyone still thinking the civil rights movement was "SO long ago!"
Fred Hampton would be 72 this year if police hadn't executed him at age 21.
Ruby Bridges is 65.
MLK would be 91 (he was assassinated at 39).
Malcom X would be 95 (he was assassinated at 39).
Claudette Colvin (the first Black woman known to refuse to give up her seat AT 15) is only 80.
Mary Louise Smith is 83.
Fred Gray is 89.
EMMETT TILL WOULD BE 79 (he was murdered at age 14 because of a white woman's lie).
Ask yourself how old your grandparents are. Hell, how old your PARENTS are. How old are the people in most government seats right now?
Miss me with that bullshit of "It'S sO lOnG aGo. Things are better now." These people and so many more who aren't able to be here would be distraught at what is STILL fucking happening today. To say things like that is just willfully turning your head away from the injustices that we see today! That's the that on that.
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right-2-rebel · 3 months ago
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"[A]ctually Caucasoid, Mongoloid and Negroid – there’s no such thing. These are so-called anthropological terms that were put together by anthropologists who were nothing but agents of the colonial powers, and they were purposely given that status, they were purposely given such scientific positions, in order that they could come up with definitions that would justify the European domination over the Africans and the Asians. So immediately they invented classifications that would automatically demote these people or put them on a lesser level. All of the Caucasoids are on a high level, the Negroids are kept at a low level. This is just plain trickery that their scientists engage in in order to keep you and me thinking that we never were anything, and therefore he’s doing us a favor as he lets us step upward or forward in his particular society or civilization."
- Malcolm X, Afro-American History (1964)
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quotemadness · 29 days ago
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Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.
Malcolm X
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twixnmix · 3 months ago
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Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz with their daughters Qubilah Shabazz and Attallah Shabazz at home in East Elmhurst, 1962.
Photos by Robert L. Haggins
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ancestorswatching · 9 months ago
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Malcolm X was assassinated on this day in 1965. The official story is that Malcolm was killed by his former brothers in the Nation of Islam, under orders from Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the group and former mentor and father figure to Malcolm. New evidence has revealed that the NYPD and the FBI had more to do with the assisnation than previously was believed.
Malcolm was a hugely influential civil and human rights activist, but he was taken just as his mind was expanding and his beliefs were changing. Though his distrust of White Americans may have been justified, the NOI had indoctrinated him with the belief that all White people were evil and that Black people were the supreme race. After splitting from the Nation, and journeying to Mecca where he met orthodox Muslims, Black and White alike, who welcomed him as a brother, Malcolm’s eyes were opened. He began to realize that racism and evil were not unique to White people, and that a mutual love of God and justice could unite all people. When killed, he had just begun organizing a group called the Organization of Afro-American Unity, a political group whose aim was to fight for the rights of African Americans, and that welcomed all people, Whites included, who believed in the cause.
“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
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thehopefulquotes · 11 days ago
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Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.
Malcolm X
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nightlyquotes · 16 days ago
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Don’t be in such a hurry to condemn a person because he doesn’t do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn’t know what you know today.
Malcolm X
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lostpolaroids · a month ago
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“Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.”    ― Malcolm X
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