The advertisement above from Black Enterprise Jan 1983 was published by the Black Owned Communications Alliance. It shows a little boy seeing a hero that has a different look from himself. How can a child see the world as it really is when the world it sees does not represent him? How much has changed… More What’s wrong with this picture?
And told God that I thank him every day
For having the wisdom and foresight to see
How important it was to put melanin in me.… More Melanin ‘n’ me
THE CRISIS OF LEADERSHIP in the white community is remarkable-and-terrifying-because there is, in fact, no white community. This may seem an enormous statement-and it is. I’m willing to be challenged. I’m also willing to attempt to spell it out. My frame of reference is, of course, America, or that portion of the North American continent… More On Being White and other Lies by James Baldwin