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ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1998 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Oprah Winfrey could remember singing the hymn at the Baptist Church in Kosciusko, Miss., where she was raised. And before I'll be a slave I'll be buried in my grave And go home to the Lord and be free. But it wasn't until the producer and star of Beloved was in character as Sethe, the runaway slave who will stop at nothing to prevent her children from being returned to the plantation, that she understood. Understood in her very marrow that, having tasted the honey of freedom, no how, no way could she have swallowed the curdled milk of oppression again.
LIVING
February 4, 2000 | By Annette John-Hall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the antebellum South, the land of the free was also the home of the enslaved. During the greater part of the 19th century, African Americans had no identity, no rights, and very few, if any, ways to express their cultural and creative selves. For the vast number of African American cabinetmakers, potters, quilters, basket makers and blacksmiths, work became the outlet for such expression. Not only did the skills of those slave artisans help to build a nation, but their contributions to American craft also created a historical and artistic legacy that is just starting to get recognition.
NEWS
February 19, 1997 | By Larry Copeland, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The memory still irks Carl Galmon, a straight-talking, no-nonsense veteran of the civil rights movement. A group of black boys and girls - the McDonogh 35 High School marching band - strutted along St. Charles Avenue, styling and profiling in the Mardi Gras parade. As they high-stepped and moved to the music, their colors and uniforms paid proud tribute to their school - named for one of the largest slave owners in Louisiana history. "As they were passing, these people standing near me, I guess they were tourists, said, 'Is this school named after John McDonogh?
LIVING
October 16, 1998 | By Diane Goldsmith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It wasn't the kind of thing you'd leave lying around the house, this iron collar with the ugly curved hooks. But as assistant to the propmaster for the movie Beloved, Kia Steave-Dickerson had been asked to find and forge the slave artifact - and, after filming, she kept the fabricated prop as a memento. Perhaps the fact that such devices were a century-plus removed from use had rendered the collar "a part of history" for the Philadelphia designer - but she did feel kinship with the pain it evoked.
NEWS
March 23, 2001 | By Linda K. Harris INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the 1950s, when the bells of the historic First African Baptist Church rang 96 feet above this corner in South Philadelphia, the neighborhood was filled with prosperous African Americans, and the church itself, 2,000 members strong, would crowd to overflowing on Sundays. Mabel R. Taylor, 96, is the oldest of the 100 or so faithful who remain. She remembers well the joy of watching the sun glint through the many stained-glass windows, and she recalls the glory of the chimes. "I have really enjoyed that church," said Taylor, who lives in Germantown.
NEWS
March 7, 2014 | By Steve and Mia
Q: WE WERE in a car fooling around on Valentine's Day and after I shared an X-rated fantasy with my husband, he confided in me that he had a cuckolding fetish. I asked him to explain and he did. After being shocked, the more I thought about it, the more I started to think it's kind of a hot idea. I mean, what woman wouldn't want a love slave? I haven't moved forward with it because I'm afraid of how our relationship might change if we brought another person into our bedroom. He could get really jealous, but, then again, we could use some spicing up. Anyway, he says the decision is mine.
NEWS
December 13, 1998
"There are many of us African Americans who absolutely reject the great myth of white/Jewish superiority. We are the superior people! . . . They are not there because they love or care about our children! They are there because oppressors need to oppress! . . . The sons and daughters of slave-traders and slave owners/masters should absolutely not be expected, nor trusted, to effectively teach and generally work to uplift the lot of the sons and daughters of former slaves. " Excerpt from a letter sent in January by Marvin A. Smith to Ella Travis, principal of George Washington Carver High School.
NEWS
February 12, 2004 | By Jessica M. Stein
For years, my children asked questions whenever we walked past the jockey on a neighbor's lawn. The three-foot-high statue - dressed in white shirt and pants and a red vest - looked like a tiny slave holding a lantern, waiting patiently to be of service. "Why is that statue black, Mom?" the children asked. Finally, last fall I decided to broach the subject. I introduced myself to the homeowner, said I was a neighbor, and politely asked whether she would consider painting the statue in Caucasian skin tones.
NEWS
June 21, 2005
The enemy of truth is simply the lack of imagination. I recently came to that conclusion when I attempted to explain to another person why it is important for all America to want, as black America does, a truthful history that includes and examines how and why we lived, and continue to live, with "race slavery. " This includes examining the lives of our founding fathers and their acceptance of white racism while being advocates - to the death - of the absolute right to white personal liberty.
NEWS
November 8, 1989 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
William Bernard Boston, 53, an actor who gave up his American citizenship to travel the world - studying at the Sorbonne, performing Shakespeare in London, directing the musical Hair in Germany, and singing on the French Riviera - died Monday night at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia. Mr. Boston, 53, was the great-great-grandson of the Rev. Daniel Peter Seaton, who was the first black minister to preach at Westminster Abbey in England. A native of Denton, Md., Mr. Boston was instrumental in establishing a black actors' guild in England during the early 1970s.
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