Sikivu Hutchinson: Mainstream history’s “Jones ‘jones’ “ whitewashes the fact that black people comprised over 75% of the church and that the majority of those who died in Jonestown were black women motivated by the utopic promise of a black paradise.
Sikivu Hutchinson: True to Frederick Douglass’ assertion that “power concedes nothing without demand,” the snub of DuVernay is criminal but of course not unprecedented.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Recapturing black women’s voices, White Nights, Black Paradise explores their elusive quest for social justice, home and utopia.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Charismatic black men slapping black women around are funny. This was the takeaway conveyed by some audience members at a screening I attended of the new James Brown biopic Get On Up at a predominantly black theater in Los Angeles.
h, the splendor of black music. What would white supremacist civilization do without it? Homegrown, soulful, it is the forbidden spice in a thousand scenes of white folk romancing, cutting loose, getting it on, and minding the empire’s business. Black dynamism has always been a wellspring for white theft. For many people of color, going […]