La Noire de… [Black Girl] (1966)

  La Noire de… [Black Girl] (1966) Ousamane Sembène directs the elegant dressmaker Mbissine Thérèse Diop in what has come to be recognized as the first ”  Sub-Saharan African film by an African filmmaker to receive international attention.” Winner of the Prix Jean Vigo for best feature film, Sembène dramatizes the conflict between French colonialism … More La Noire de… [Black Girl] (1966)

Two Songs–Proteus and Ariel

Proteus–Song Proteus by the sea Dissembles prophesy By changing to words The reckless goatherds Carousing joyously,        Shouting, “Proteus by the sea!        Proteus by the sea!” Protean diversity Allows a nation to see In its multiple kinds Of peoples those binds That strengthen its unity,        Shouting, “Proteus by the sea!        Proteus by … More Two Songs–Proteus and Ariel

White Privilege

White Privilege White flares singe and blind             Eyes that stare too long at the sun. The pink and fair-skinned streak Their faces with white paint.   Resentment and grudges Fuel the rage whose cinders Smolder across generations And take down massive forests.   White is the evisceration Of colors, … More White Privilege