if fucking wouldn’t
Awwwwwww godddamn it colonialism!!!!!
That shit’s extremely infuriating, really.
Crackers strip us from our native cultures, shit on them, mock them, make it something for us to be...
when i was in school i worked for the catering kitchen for a couple semesters
this one time i won an award thing and the president (of the...
Erika was best known for her role as Maxine Shaw on the show and we recently found out what she’s been up to; she’s been putting her efforts into creating a graphic novel series called Concrete Park.
According to ClutchMagOnline.com, Erika teamed up with her husband, Tony Puryear, and her brother, Robert, to create the series set in the future where humanity is threatened to be demolished by gangs. Concrete Park features two female leads: Luca, a gang leader and her lesbian partner, Lena, along with a host other multicultural characters who struggle to survive their harsh environment.
In a Q&A with Comic Book Therapy, Alexander says she’s been writing for 20 years, but the idea for her graphic novel came from movies and works by Octavia Butler.
“Tony, my brother and I share the co-creator credit,” said Alexander. “We just made something we wanted to see. We were all inspired by films like City of God. Octavia Butler’s work was a big influence. Another important touchstone for us is old soul music.”
When asked if Concrete Park will ever make its way to the big screen, Alexander said, “We are filmmakers. So we think in moving pictures, but right now we are focused on making Concrete Park the best graphic novel we can for our publisher and our fans.”
This sounds succulent and juicy! “We are livinnn..sin-gle…”
Oh my dear lord.
This sounds divine.
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It began as a housing marvel. Two decades later, it ended in rubble. But what happened to those caught in between? The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. At the film’s historical center is an analysis of the massive impact of the national urban renewal program of the 1950s and 1960s, which prompted the process of mass suburbanization and emptied American cities of their residents, businesses, and industries. Those left behind in the city faced a destitute, rapidly de-industrializing St. Louis , parceled out to downtown interests and increasingly segregated by class and race. The residents of Pruitt-Igoe were among the hardest hit. Their gripping stories of survival, adaptation, and success are at the emotional heart of the film. The domestic turmoil wrought by punitive public welfare policies; the frustrating interactions with a paternalistic and cash-strapped Housing Authority; and the downward spiral of vacancy, vandalism and crime led to resident protest and action during the 1969 Rent Strike, the first in the history of public housing. And yet, despite this complex history, Pruitt-Igoe has often been stereotyped. The world-famous image of its implosion has helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe’s creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth”
watched this on netflix and it was an excellent time line and overview of how public housing and public assistance, in post WWII amurica functioned as a great big wealth shifting scheme designed to uplift whitey, concentrate wealth, and restrict POC from accessing the resources connected to all things american-dreamish. in this film you can clearly track, via the physical degeneration of the project, how the feelings and rhetoric changed as soon as public housing was predominantly associated with Black folks rather than whites.
a syllabus for a seminar just writes itself as you watch it.
it respects the humanity of the people who participated with the film and really grounds the macro view in the individuals directly affected.
have to watch again when i have time to hit pause and write every few minutes
sounds well worth a look!