Fox, Empire, & The Role It Plays In The Death Of Sandra Bland

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When The People’s Scholar Dr.Boyce Watkins discussed his disinterest in tuning into the hit TV Show “Empire” – I didn’t get it.

Dr. Watkins stated, “Fox is not known for producing the most favorable images of black people, so I figured this show wouldn’t be any different. For some reason, black dysfunctionality makes for great television, and there is a long line of white guys getting rich off of our willingness to celebrate all that makes us miserable.”

That statement – I understand clearly; however nothing Dr.Watkins stated made me want to STOP watching EMPIRE.

I believe, there are a multitude of dimensions to “black people.” I work in Hollywood and I know, that leading roles for Taraji Penda Henson won’t come across a creative executive desk as often as leading roles for Jennifer Aniston.

Hollywood depicts black poverty, black homosexuality, black hardships, and black wealth, and some of these depictions are a “true” replica of black life.

“Empire” is an exciting show to watch and what I find the most interesting about “BLACK TELEVISION” is…it’s usually WRITTEN by a large group of WHITE PEOPLE.

So, I’m cutting off EMPIRE this season and it has nothing to do with the cast, the storyline, or anything to do with its creative structure.

I was working out a few days ago and FOX News had three middle age caucasian women discussing the ‪#‎DeathOfSandraBland‬ and their description of her was so horrific it almost brought tears to my eyes…I wanted to defend Sandra some kind of way, I wanted to protect her image from people who have never met her, but would potentially take on the same point of view of her as these conservatives.

That’s when it hit me..Sometimes we support the blackface and our oppressor at the same time. Fox could care less about the progression of African American people – they mock the deaths of our youth by justifying each pulled trigger, and it’s okay – as long as we tune in and watch “Empire.”

Fuck Fox & Fuck Empire! You will NOT humiliate a dead black woman, my dead sister, my dead cousin, and my dead friend and expect me to show some kind of support to your black tv show!

‪#‎MadamPrezident‬

Sandra Bland “Ain’t I A Woman”

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Tribute to QUEEN SANDRA BLAND “Aint I A Woman.”

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http://abc7chicago.com/news/road-trip… to ABC7:

“CHICAGO (WLS) — Newly obtained video shows the arrest of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, a Naperville woman whose death at a Texas jail is being angrily questioned by her friends and relatives.

Sandra Bland was found dead in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on Monday at 9 a.m. after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a routine traffic stop, the I-Team has learned. Authorities say her death appears to be suicide.

In numerous emails and phone calls to the ABC7 I-Team, her friends and relatives say they do not believe the official version of what happened and say this is a case of foul play in a county with a history racial intolerance.”

http://abc7chicago.com/news/road-trip

 

 

Sandra Bland Dashcam Released & Yep, They Killed her…

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They Killed Sandra Bland, and they will kill you too. Fight for justice and fight for righteousness – How a person is treated shouldn’t be determined by their skin color.

Sandra Bland will never be forgotten and as you can see from this 14 minute video – she should have NEVER been arrested. In the words of Marvin Gaye, “Make me wanna holla the way they do my life.”