BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Jul 18, 2014 |
Straight Outta Compton is an upcoming biopic about rap group N.W.A that is being released next year via Universal Pictures. As a MASSIVE N.W.A fan, I was super excited. While biopics aren’t generally so ‘bio,’ it’s still exciting to pretend that you are living with the times that film is featuring.
However, while hip-hop is supposed to be about uplifting a culture that gets stepped on by white supremacy, women don’t seem to get a ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jul 18, 2014 |
A South Carolina mom was charged with unlawful conduct towards her child, and is currently sitting in prison with who she may not know, are there for similar reasons. Debra Harrell, who didn’t have the money to pay a babysitter, had to make a choice. She could either take her nine year old child to work with her (Harrell was a McDonalds staff member) or she could drop her off at the park to play. The child preferred to play at the park, for obvious ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Feminizzle on Jul 17, 2014 |
Yesterday, TIME published an interesting opinion piece written by Steve Friess, which basically documented his “connection,” as a white gay man, to black women.
“Dear Black Women: White Gays Are Your Allies, So Don’t Push Us Away” is riddled with racialized misogyny. But before I start response to the piece, I want to start out by saying that I am not a black woman; but, as a Latina, I have had my fair share of white gay men ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jul 12, 2014 |
Former BUST intern Niesha Davis sets off to her next big adventure – a 6 episode webseries. The series entitled Black Girl in the R.O.K. (Republic of Korea) follows recent college graduate Janae on her move from the States to South Korea to teach English. Davis tells us that the series will touch on matters such as race relations, workplace relations, dating as a black girl in the R.O.K, and culture shock. Media representation is absolutely necessary – ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jul 11, 2014 |
Almost every twenty year old on television is white, ESPECIALLY in comedies (give or take the occasional token brown friend). Organic stories about the lives of people of color aren’t typically seen as small screen material, because COME ON, people experiencing racism in the work place? What kind of social justice bull is this?! I’m tryin’ to relax.
These kinds of racist attitudes are exactly why I am stoked for Twenties, an upcoming project that is ... Read More