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In this cultural world where terminologies and concepts are used to side-step/window-dress the everyday struggle, life and death of racialized and marginalized people worldwide, we want to not only speak out but underline that Palestinians deserve to breathe freely. Palestinian(s) children, fathers, mothers, friends, lovers, haters, queer people, elderly, youth, activists and everyday people deserve to live full lives in peace without daily oppression, trauma, horror and death. In simple words this means Free Gaza. Stop the Genocide! We amplify and support Palestinian people in their struggle for transformative justice and liberation.

All our lives are geopolitical.
All our struggles intersect.
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Atlanta’s appropriation of Europe left a bad taste in my
mouth


I’m not interested in criticizing this season overall. I just want to express an uneasy feeling that came out after having watched the entire thing and still enjoying it. That uneasy feeling is that I feel that European Blackness doesn’t seem to be seriously considered at all. To the point that I want to argue there’s a strange sort of appropriation of Europeanness happening here.

Interview with Blackboard director Marquis Bradshaw

The themes explored by “The Blackboard” are universal, especially as they relate to the broader context of what it means to be Black and to be counterculture. The film is a piece of a larger puzzle of global Black counterculture. It aims to strip apart the fashion of a monolithic black identity while advancing the proposition that black cultural expression is pluralistic and cannot be encapsulated.


    

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