Tag Archives: Black History Month

Black Voices Silenced: NWA Says ‘Fuck The Police’

They weren’t the first musical group to express the sentiment, but when N.W.A. released “Straight Outta Compton,” unappreciative police activated in a big way to censor the group, in particular its track ‘F–k tha police.’ Police officers around the country … Continue reading

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This Black History Month, Remembering Black Voices Silenced

“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. It is just as criminal to rob a man of his right to speak and hear as it … Continue reading

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You all remember Boy Jim, Aunt Polly’s… “Little Helper”?

Earlier this month, the Washington Post reported on a mother’s attempt to have Toni Morrison’s Beloved banned from AP English classes in Fairfax County. When we heard about the challenge, we immediately contacted board members to take the temperature of the situation. … Continue reading

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5 Books They Dont Want You Reading: Black History Month Edition

Despite receiving accolades ranging from the National Book Award to the Pulitzer, these five notorious novels have been banned by schools across the United States. Their Eyes Were Watching God —Zora Neal Hurston, 1937 “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a … Continue reading

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Black Comedians and Censorship

“Black comics are given such strict censorship rules to follow, TV networks might as well hire somebody else,” said Black comic Rodney Perry. Check out the two clips below of legendary comic Richard Pryor. The first is his first (heavily-censored) … Continue reading

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