After reading through this list, it becomes sadly apparent that there is an extraordinary amount of violence against transgendered women of color in America.
Thank you for giving honor to those pioneers in all fields for the hardships we know they endured. Thank you for remembering those whose contributions to the world were so indelibly woven into the fabric of our lives that we might have forgotten how special they were. And thank you for respectfully naming the victims…
Jakelin Caal Maquin.
We lost yet again, America.
As we reach this final day of the year in 2018, The Root takes our annual look back at the people, organizations and movements that captured our attention over the past year. From a Bronx rapper who was unapologetically herself to a former first lady who wrote candidly about her experience in the White House to the…
This year, we lost many of our black firsts, black female firsts, survivors of tragedies, civil rights activists, world-changers, record-making athletes and globally renowned artists. From Aretha Franklin to Craig Mack to Ntozake Shange to Nancy Wilson to Winnie Mandela, our loss was great.
Again, must every criticism with Black folks include throwing down the Big Joker “But he made his paper tho!”?!? Do the ends ALWAYS justify the means?
and maybe you should find articles that include the things you wish to argue about, as opposed to those which do not.
i also didn’t include sharks, arugula and metro cards - three other things this article isn’t about.
Ava DuVernay is super clear about how Hollywood is still a white man’s game. Although she is set to release a $100 million-budget film, A Wrinkle in Time, and Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has been doing gangbusters at the box office, the celebrated director says not to break out the Champagne just yet.
No matter their deeds here on earth, those that have passed and crossed over the sea of time have stood before the God of all and have given an account of their lives as they entered the world of unending time.
So so many transgender women it’s just heartbreaking. Rest in peace.
Nelsan Ellis’s death hit home the most. I was him this year. By the time I made it to the hospital, I was so dehydrated from sweating and not drinking anything, I almost had a stroke. The delusional of withdrawal are so vivid. I can’t imagine what be a known star does to your ability to work.
This list is done by date of death and passes no judgment on the many flaws they may have had. Their death was significant. That is all.
The amount of premature death due to violence born of intolerance in this list is an absolute tragedy.
Technically, he wasn’t directly ‘under’ her, Roy Innis is.
Is it a cop? Is it a cab? Is it just some bamas from Suitland, Md.? We don’t know. We just know they’re in the rearview and we’re just gonna do the speed limit and obey all the traffic laws until they pass us.
I could never say this out loud in my community, but every year I become more and more put off by the fourth of July. Honestly, I can’t stand the rabid patriotism.