"The Memphis 13, the children who crossed the thresholds of first-grade classrooms on Oct. 3, 1961 to desegregate Memphis City Schools. They were chosen by the NAACP from a pool of about 200 potential students.”
25 Days of Disney & ABC Holidays:
Day 4: The Proud Family - Seven Days Of Kwanzaa (2001)
miss this show.
who gonna celebrate kwanzaa with me this year?!
Next year I will be celebrating Kwanzaa
when lil black kids actually had something to look at on tv that mattered.
she’s not having your shit today.
Blue Ivy is that nigga.
I have seen this too many times.. .and I tried to ignore it but I gotta say it.
A lot of people think she’s snatching wigs… or you know.. just pretending she got a little attitude. Now, I haven’t seen the video, so I could be completely wrong, but to me, it looks like she’s actually blowing someone a kiss… and they blew her one back and she caught it.
It’s actually quite sweet.
Black kids are treated and portrayed terribly sometimes… Black boys aren’t black boys.. they’re grown criminals. Black girls aren’t black girls.. they’re twerking jezebels and/or criminals as well. Our kids don’t get to be just kids when viewed by the outside world.
And while we all love Beyonce and Blue, I really hope that we in our own community will let this little girl be a little girl and not project these adult “diva” behaviors onto her.
I like my eyes. It changes colors and I can see everything. I like my legs too. They are very long- Cherae, age 5
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
Long before multicultural characters and themes were commonplace, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture-book maker to give black children a central place in American children’s literature.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats; 1962