PBS produced a short film entitled “White” for its FUTURESTATES television series. It is like a fifteen some odd minute commercial for melanin envy. The premise says it all: some people have money, but need melanin. Other people have melanin, but need money. Why human melanin though? Since melanin exists in animal fur, fish scales,…… Continue reading On Melanin Envy: What PBS’ White said Without Words
Jesse Williams mentioned us getting to know ourselves. He said, “It’s kind of basic mathematics – the more we learn about who we are…” If we are going to truly know ourselves we have to know the mathematics of our melanin.
Marcus Garvey Special A PBS Mockumentary By Mwariama D. KAMAU Editor’s Note: On Feb. 12, 2001 PBS aired the documentary Marcus Garvey: Look for Me in the Whirlwind. Since then there has been much discussion about errors and contradictions in the production. And it affirms once again that we must always critically evaluate all information…… Continue reading Marcus Garvey Special: A PBS Mockumentary
Cover for the book Emancipated from Mental Slavery. “Look for me in the whirlwind” is a quote from an essay by Marcus Garvey. PBS used it as the title to a documentary it produced on him as well. Has the whirlwind Garvey referred to begun? Melanin is worth more than gold, the Red, Black and…… Continue reading Look for me in the whirlwind: Factual inaccuracies and slanderous statements