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.
“Hamilton” has a diverse cast, even Alexander Hamilton himself is a person of color. The only white people are the dancers and King George. But in real life, none of these were people of color. Just because they chose actors who look like me doesn’t make me relate to the characters more.
Dayonn Davis and every other black man sitting in prison for a minor crime is living proof that even as a child, side effects of being black include incarceration, over sentencing, and sometimes even death.
Black women are stereotyped to the point where it makes me want to roll my eyes into another dimension. They are shown to be ditzy, annoying, loud, disrespectful, and attention seeking.
I gave the lady my address — not that it was any of her business. It didn’t seem like a crime to want to talk to one of my only good friends on this side of town.
Shows like “Black Lightning” and “Luke Cage” are leading the way to a more diverse world of heroes.
I asked Stone to give some advice to me and all young minorities as we prepare for a world that expresses prejudice against us. “Expect it,” she told me.
“When you govern this nation, You govern the PEOPLE. Keep belittling us and we’re going to rise up higher than your ego.”
VOX alum Caliph Riley III shares a poem from his new book, “Tongue The Trigga.”
As America continues to grapple with the tragic, hate-fueled events that transpired in Charlottesville, Va. this past weekend, the VOX teens’ content on race relations is as relevant as ever.