“It is crazy that we need a movie that depicts what happens out here in the real world for it to get peoples’ attention. Police brutality is very much a real thing, so why do we need a fictional representation of it for people to sit up and realize?”
For me, “The Hate U Give” taught an important lesson: that it is okay to be an angry black girl. Because, collectively within the black community, we have every right to be.
VOX ATL reporter Emma MacDonald attends immigration-themed art show and was lucky enough for many of the teens and professional artists present to be able to share their personal stories with her.
Overall, Afropunk’s 2018 festival lineup delivers on its promise of diversity and innovation, as well as sets an unprecedented standard for musical and creative excellence.
When VOX ATL visited the GCAPP Empowerment Summit, here’s what teens had to say regarding identity.
Walking into the press screening, I was praying that I wasn’t going to watch another subpar movie about progressing the black movement that failed to break any new ground. I am ecstatic to announce that my prayers were answered.
We look to figures like Beyonce as the ultimate black female role model, but without the original Queen (of Soul) paving the way for future female artists, there would be no Queen Bey.
VOX Investigates is coming! Here’s a taste of what the teens are thinking right now
The lack of options makes people like me with darker complexions feel cast out. My makeup should not make me feel like an outsider. Beauty is supposed to be something that everyone, no matter what ethnicity or gender you are, can enjoy without fear of being denied.
“Sorry To Bother You” meshes outlandish visuals with real-life circumstances, and creatively does so, exuding an all-around larger-than-life experience.