African American flappers and Jazz Age women
HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!
There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.
I love the Jazz Age. And so much fiction erases us, but we were there leading the way.
DECATUR, Ga. — Police are searching for suspects in a deadly Decatur kidnapping.
Authorities say a man and a woman were kidnapped early Saturday morning and found just a few hours later handcuffed and each shot in the head. Their families have pulled together a $15,000 reward for anyone who can tell them who did it.
The family says Jeronta Brown and his fiance, Briana Brooks, took their 8-month-old baby and 14-year-old niece out for a meal. When they got back to their Decatur home, several men jumped them.
The children were able to get away, but Brown and Brooks were put into the back of a van.
Brown’s aunt, Myesha Brown, said the men tried to get inside the house before leaving.
"The guys walked up, started ringing on the doorbell, beating on the door, yelling, ‘FBI, FBI,’" Brown said.
Instead of opening the door, Brown said they called 911. Police did show up, but Brown said they didn’t take the kidnapping seriously.
"We were unable to get the kidnappers what they wanted due to Dekalb County thinking that this was a joke, this was something Jeronta set up," she said.
Brown said a family member got a call shortly after the kidnappers took off, demanding $150,000.
By daybreak, a driver 17 miles away in northwest Atlanta spotted Brooks and Brown lying in the street.
Jerota Brown was dead. Brooks, seven months pregnant with the couple’s second child, was alive. Doctors were able to deliver the baby girl by C-section. Brown says the infant is doing fine, but Brooks’ condition remains uncertain.
DeKalb County police were unavailable to talk about the crime and their response to it because of the holiday weekend.
This is so fucked up, omg.
THIS IS AN ABOMINATION!
Asked by Anonymous
According to yourfaveisproblematic:
- Wrote a racist rap song called “Foolish Pride” about how black women are dumb, bitchy, goldiggers while white women are good chicks:
- Foolish Pride: “Blacks and whites they sometimes mix/But black girls only want your money cause they’re dumb chicks”
- Foolish Pride: “I said that before, but that’s okay because like I said you’re a whore/Black girls and white girls just don’t mix/Because black girls are dumb and white girls are good chicks”
- Has since apologized for the racism in “Foolish Pride” in the lyrics of “Yellow Brick Road”, but adds that “no matter what color a girl is she’s still a hoe.
- Kim: “Baby you’re so precious/Daddy’s so proud of you/Sit down bitch/If you move again I’ll beat the shit out of you”
- Kim: “There’s a four year old boy lyin’ dead with a slit throat/In your living room, ha-ha/What you think I’m kiddin’ you?/You loved him didn’t you?”
- Wrote a song, “‘97 Bonnie and Clyde,” about murdering his wife and disposing of his body in the presence of his child
- '97 Bonnie and Clyde: “Oh where’s mama? She’s takin a little nap in the trunk/Oh that smell (whew!) da-da musta runned over a skunk”
- '97 Bonnie and Clyde: “And mama said she wants to show how far she can float/And don’t worry about that little boo-boo on her throat/It’s just a little scratch - it don’t hurt, her was eatin/dinner while you were sweepin and spilled ketchup on her shirt”
- '97 Bonnie and Clyde: “Here, you wanna help da-da tie a rope around this rock? (yeah!)/We’ll tie it to her footsie then we’ll roll her off the dock”
- Kill You: “Slut, you think I won’t choke no whore/'til the vocal cords don't work in her throat no more?!”
- Kill You: “Shut up slut, you’re causing too much chaos/Just bend over and take it like a slut, OK Ma?/’Oh, now he’s raping his own mother, abusing a whore,/snorting coke, and we gave him the Rolling Stone cover?’”
- Kill You: “Bitch I’ma kill you! You don’t wanna fuck with me/Girls neither - you ain’t nothing but a slut to me”
- Predatory comments in “A Kiss:” “And you can blow me in the dark in the parking lot/Of a trailer park by the garbage/What you waiting on Me to roll up the carpet?/The condoms are in the glove compartment, lets start it! /Think I’m joking? What, am I sitting here/Trying to make fake farts with my armpits?/Tryin’ to get you to sniff pot through your nose/Am I here to amuse you? Stop it,” “If you ain’t sucking a dickWhy you sitting there with puckered lips? That’s collagen/Motherfucking bitch”
- Sexism in “A Kiss:” “You should be suffering, you should be cooking/You should be buckling your seatbelt with oven mitts”
- Objectifying comment about Nicki Minaj in “Fast Lane:” ““And I hope that I don’t sound too heinous when I say this / Nicki Minaj, but I wanna stick my penis in your anus!”
- Graphic misogyny in “Fast Lane:” “And he came to the club tonight with’ 5’9″ to hold this bitch down/Like a motherfuckin’ chick underwater, she tryna d-dr-drown/Shawty, when you dance, you got me captivated/Just by the way that you keep lickin’ them dick suckin’ lips, I’m agitated, aggravated/To the point you don’t suck my dick, then you’re gonna get decapitated/Other words, you don’t fuckin’ give me head, then I’m have to take it,” “What, girl, I’m the crack-a-lator/Percolator to this party, be my penis ejaculator later/Tell your boyfriend that you just struck paydirt”
- Slut-shamed Christina Aguilera in “The Real Slim Shady,” implying she gave oral sex to male celebrities and gave him an STI
- Joke about sexually harassing nurses in “The Real Slim Shady:” “I’ll be the only person in the nursing home flirting/Pinchin nurses asses when I’m jackin off with Jergens/And I’m jerkin but this whole bag of Viagra isn’t working”
- Misogyny in “Can I Bitch:” “Hey mister, would ya care to bare witness to/The ass-whippin’ I’m about to administer/To this ass-kissin’ little vaginal blister”
- Wrote the song “Ass Like That” objectifying and making predatory comments about female celebrities and asking them for sexual favors
- Misogyny and pedophilia in “Shit on You:” “I haven’t had sex since I met her/I’m too busy fucking your 12 year old baby sitter/And all women ain’t shit/Only good for cooking, cleaning/and sucking dick and thats it (I said it)”
- Misogyny in “Shit on You:” “Nine millimeters, five criminals pulling heaters/and spilling liters of blood like swimming pools/Shiesty individuals shoot at bitches too [Bullets spray]/A lot of people say misogynistic which is true/I can’t deny it matter of fact I stand by it”
- Objectifying comment about Mariah Carey in “Jimmy Crack Corn:” “Meanwhile your minds on us, like mine’s on Mariah/And y’all is just like her, you’re all fucking liars/But I just keep fucking you, like I fucked her/Right in the ass with KY, yes sir!”
- Objectification of Jessica Alba in “We Made You:” “Jessica Alba put a breast in my mouth, bruh/Wowzers! I just made a mess in my trousers”
- Misogyny in “Wee Wee:” “The things you could do with your lipstick gloss./Put it on my dick ‘til the tip looks orange./Bitch, keep going! - Bitch, keep going!”
- Misogyny and homophobia in “Chonkyfire Freestyle (Swag Juice):” “This girl talkin’ how she pregnant, she crazy, so later I crushed that hoe, and left baby,/And never trust her, no shit! Even she specialize in massaging on my testicles, /And I never trust her, a whole lot, even on the first date, she basically get her mouth rimmed,/And turn around and ask me for a kiss, no bitch I’m straight, /And I never really get concerned how my own dick tastes”
- Transphobic comment and objectification of Lady Gaga in “A Kiss:” “Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office / She’s still a male lady/Wouldn’t fuck her with her dick, you heard it, the verdict’s in”
- Transphobia in “A Kiss:” “Throw it in reverse and drop the trans/I’m in a trans man look at this bitch dance”
- Transphobic and objectifying comments about Kim Kardashian in “We Made You:” “Damn, I think Kim Kardashian’s a man/She stomped him, just ‘cause he asked to put his hands/On her massive, gluteus maximus again/Squeeze it and squash it and pass it to a friend”
- Homophobia in “Can I Bitch:” “Dr. Evil with his bag of tricks for/this little antagonist f****t dick-suckin’/Ex-LL Cool J fan from Windsor/I’m ‘bout to murder little Kenny f*g Keniff-sta,” “Some shit about a message you left /Oh shit, that’s not an “E” that’s an “A”/This dude wants to leave me a “massage,” he’s gay!! /Right away I’m on the phone with Dr. Dre /We got a bogey! (Marshall I’m on the way),” then describes murdering said man
- Homophobia in “Bitch Please II:” “heard the CD using the f*g word so freely/it’s just me being me, here want me to tone it down?/Suck my fuckin dick, you f****t”
- Compares homosexuality to bestiality and implies it can be cured in “The Real Slim Shady:” “But if we can hump dead animals and antelopes/then there’s no reason that a man and another man can’t elope/[EWWW!] But if you feel like I feel, I got the antidote/Women wave your pantyhose, sing the chorus and it goes”
- Lesbophobic “conversion” and predatory comment in “Bagpipes from Baghdad:” “In the bed with two brain dead lesbian vegetables/I bet you they become heterosexual/Nothin’ will stop me from molestin’ you/Titty fuckin’ you ‘till your breast nipple flesh tickles my testicles”
- Homophobia in “Criminal:” “My words are like a dagger with a jagged edge, That’ll stab you in the head, whether you’re a f*g or lez, Or the homosex, hermaph or a trans-a-vest, Pants or dress - hate f*gs? The answer’s ‘yes’”
- Lesbophobic “conversion” in “We Made You:” “He does not mean to lesbian offend/But Lindsay, please come back to seein’ men/Samantha’s a two, you’re practically a ten/I know you want me girl, in fact I see ya grin,” “Sorry Portia, but what’s Ellen DeGeneres/Have that I don’t? Are you tellin’ me tenderness?”
Fetishization of Bisexual women:
- Fetishization of bisexuality and objectification in “A Kiss:” “Ho, we can share you in the back of the Mclaren, I don’t give a fuck/What your name is, Were gonna call you Hot and Bi, I hope you’re Bi “
- Made light of suicide in “Cum on Everybody:” “My favorite color is red, like the blood shed/from Kurt Cobain’s head, when he shot himself dead,” “I tried suicide once and I’ll try it again/That’s why I write songs where I die at the end”
- Made light of self-harm in “Cum on Everybody:” “I’ll probably be dressed up like a mummy with my wrists slit”
- Sanism in “Fast Lane:” “Really I belong inside a dang insane asylum, cleanin’, try them trailer parks/Crazy, I am back, and I am razor-sharp, baby”
- Sarcastic comment about his appropriation of rap culture in “Without Me:” “Though I’m not the first king of controversy/I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley, to do Black Music so selfishly,” then says it works to get him rich
- Erasure in “Jimmy Crack Corn:” “You can be black, white or a albino yeah/You can have corn rows inside your hair/I give a fuck if I don’t like your stare/This bottle of wine goes upside your head”
- Wrote a song about murdering people: “Hurry up with the cash bitch, I got a ride waitin’/Shot a man twice in the back when he tried escapin’”
- Wrote the song “Stan” about a fan who, inspired by his music, kills his wife and himself, and responds that he was joking and is surprised that his music would make that look okay
02 Oh My Darling Don’t Cry
03 Blockbuster Night Part 1
04 Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck) [ft. Zack de la Rocha]
05 All My Life
06 Lie, Cheat, Steal
07 Early [ft. Boots]
08 All Due Respect [ft. Travis Barker]
09 Love Again (Akinyele Back)
10 Crown [ft. Diane Coffee]
11 Angel Duster
NEWSFLASH for Keke Palmer and Pharrell Williams and any other #newBlack celeb desperate to appease their White fan base: you do NOT get to invoke Martin Luther King Jr or “people are people" or humanism when you cannot even manage to utter simple words like “police brutality” or “racial profiling” or “structural racism” or even the word racism…and that is telling: they will speak vaguely or broadly on contemporary racial issues, but their solution is to ignore the root problem and berate anyone else who won’t join them in sticking their heads in the sand
And ProTip: Dr. King’s dream came true? I bet his dream wasn’t for anyone to patronizingly talk down to Black people who are mourning and/or justifiably protesting a torrent of racially motivated executions of UNARMED Black people like Trayvon Martin, Renisha McBride, Jonathan Ferrall, Eric Garner, Michael Brown , etc etc etc. MLKjr’s dream was for not only racial justice, but also economic justice and fairness in the criminal justice system, and so much more…does anyone seriously believe we’ve attained that?
Any Black celeb with high visibility and a national platform, who’s solution to racial profiling is “we all bleed red” is failing down on the job and failing Michael Brown and shouldn’t even be allowed to say his name, let alone Martin Luther King’s
I dare anyone to tell me how a “Kumbaya, be happy, we’re all just human, positive attitude” would have saved the lives of Trayvon Martin, Jonathan Ferrell, Renisha McBride, or Michael Brown—especially when they were racially profiled and confronted by ARMED white men simply for being Black
Here’s a final quote that seems highly apropos:“There are Negroes who will never fight for freedom. There are Negroes who will seek profit for themselves alone from the struggle. There are even some Negroes who will cooperate with their oppressors. These facts should distress no one. Every minority and every people has its share of opportunists, profiteers, free-loaders and escapists.”
but she’s not new black right?
Y’all just google. Read. Information is out there. Your fave is problematic as hell
How do you demand receipts but refuse to read the receipts or acknowledge the information in them if it’s your favorite celebrity?
[D]o you feel like an outsider among your colleagues in the police force?
I do, very much so. I don’t relate with a lot of them, I haven’t lived similar lives to them.
It may be a combination of being African American and a woman, but there are certain events I am not included in, or even informed of.
Maybe in their growing up they didn’t have a lot of interactions with African-American females from the inner city - they’re uncomfortable with it, but instead of trying to address it, they avoid it, even fear it.
So when black people in Ferguson say the issue is not just about Michael Brown, but the way they have been treated as a community, do you agree?
I can completely agree with that.