SNL’s Leslie Jones Says Black People Are ‘Too F-cking Sensitive’ About Her Slavery Jokes
by Clutch 9 months ago
Leslie Jones recently clapped back at her critics who derided the Saturday Night Live writer for her recent skit about slavery. During Saturday’s Weekend Update, Jones joked that she’d never be single and would be “the number one slave draft pick” had she been in...
SNL Thinks the Rape of Enslaved Black Women Is A Joke
by Britni Danielle 9 months ago
Last year, Saturday Night Live was called out for its lack of diversity. After poking fun at itself for not having any Black female cast mates, Lorne Michaels’ crew embarked on a series of “secret” auditions to find a Black comedienne to add to its...
Yes, We Do Need More Films About Slavery
by Britni Danielle 11 months ago
After Steve McQueen’s film 12 Years A Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture, many expressed their displeasure that the Academy gave the top prize to a film about slavery. Leading up to the ceremony, people argued that Oscar voters were only comfortable doling out prizes to films where Black people played roles that show them in a negative or “demeaning” light. And to that I say, so what?
Can Reparations for Slavery Ever Be a Reality?
by The Grio 1 year ago
With the latest announcement of plans by the Caribbean Community Reparations Commission, an association of eight Caribbean governments, to move forward in seeking reparations from Britain, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Norway and Sweden for slavery and genocide, the reparations discussion has been reignited, with many wondering if...