They raided the bar under the pretense that the Stonewall was serving alcohol without a liquor license. Raids on gay bars were common in the early 1900s. According to the Stonewall Inn’s website “During a typical raid... the customers were lined up and their identification checked. Those without identification or dressed in full drag were arrested.” The raid on the Stonewall Inn happened in this fashion.
Police brutality was one of the major issues the N.W.A members rapped about, exposing the police for profiling and killing black males for no reason. Because of this, the N.W.A members began writing protest songs, despite the warnings of the police and their manager Jerry Heller. Their famous song “F**** Tha Police” is one example of how the N.W.A members exposed the police, letting everyone know about the abuse and murders they had to face within their
Between the ages of ten and twelve, he passed for a youth of sixteen to eighteen” (Bair 12). “As a ten year old, he liked to hang out around the gates of the Navy Yard and taunt sailors when they came through on their way to the bars and brothels that lined the street. There are numerous tales of his exploits, with some having him itching for fistfights with sailors twice his age; others have him actually fighting them and winning” (Bair 12). Al was forced to undergo the humiliation of repeating the sixth grade after missing school so much and his declining grades because of it.
“I got my rights!” Marsha Johnson shouted as she slammed a shot glass into a mirror . On a summer night in 1969, the police raided a popular gay bar in New York City as they often did. What was expected to have been the routine raid of a local dive bar quickly escalated because, this time, the patrons decided to fight back. Tired of being harassed, the patrons of the bar resisted arrest, which intensified the situation into a full-scale riot that lasted over the course of five days.
Though within recent times, some media has begun to counter these negative portrayals of African Americans such as the hit T.V show “Empire” that effectively captures the success of the people within the black community. The first piece to be examined is a song written and sung by the N.W.A. “Straight Outta Compton” in 1988 details the struggles of being an African American on the streets within downtown Los Angeles. (Sample song plays). The song is an exaggerated and loose representation of the reality of living in everyday Compton and seeing African Americans commit crimes and kill others.
He did not fit the typical profile of a serial killer. His family considered him normal until he had a surgery to repair a double hernia. By the time he reached his teenage years, he was considered “disengaged and tense” and had no friends or social life (Jeffrey Dahmer). Dahmer murdered 17 men between the years 1978 and 1991. He sought out men, mainly African American, at gay bars, malls, and bus stops promising sex and money if they came along.
HIP-HOP VS R&B Hip-Hop music, also called hip-hop is a musical genre that was first brought to the United States by inner-city African Americans in the 1970s. Hip-hop is a form of music that incorporates various styles such as rapping, which is defined as a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. In studying and dancing hip-hop, it is important to that it is defined by four elements that are scratching (DJing), rapping (MCing), graffiti writing, and break dancing. To tap into some historical facts about hip-hop, it was highly popularized when block parties were a big thing back in the 70s in New York City (Bronx).
Zoot Suit Riots were a series of conflicts that occurred between the police workers and Mexican immigrants youths who wore garments called zoot suits. The zoot suits consisted of a drape jackets, a hat and trousers that were loose but, tight around the ankles. During this period there was a lot of discrimination towards the Mexican immigrants in the United States. The Zoot Suit Riots had first started when a zoot suiter was involved in a party fight and one of the party goers was brutally murdered, José Díaz. This only fueled the public 's outcrys against the zoot suits.
They always turn up for freebies like beer and rum given out at the rallies. They participated in urban riots and were led by “Sons of Liberty”. Amongst their actions were throwing the Stamp Act and Tea Act into the sea. They attacked the British customs officials and their houses, because they didn’t want their ships seized or inspected by the officials. The gang carried out the coercive side of the revolution by threatening and harming the colonialist who spoke against the movement or didn’t cooperate with the boycott.
“Everybody’s at was with different things… I’m at war with my own heart sometimes.” Tupac Shakur was a Hip Hop rapper in East Harlem. Raised by a family of Black Panthers things weren’t easy for him and his family. Through thick and thin Tupac was able to make it to the top and inspired many people throughout his career.
rapper Toddy Tee launched the alleged West Coast hip-hop’s opening salvo criticizing police for their brutality in black-dominated neighborhoods. Apparently, the electro-grooved “Batterram,” inspired by the battering ram then-LAPD Chief Daryl Gates could ambush homes of suspected gangster drug dealers, became a hit on KDAY-AM, a local radio station. This is just an example of how the Los Angeles has been affected by the elements of hip-hop and gangster-related music of African-American origin. The track became a protect anthem in the black-dominated neighborhoods around the city of L.A., where many homes were suspected of harboring drugs. The 1992 L.A. riots came and found the soundtrack already in place.
What even is that? It’s gangster music, that’s what it is. This music is turning our kids into thugs who smoke and do weed and say swears and treat women with disrespect because that’s what these musicians tell them to do. Rap is just music by thugs who are trying to change our kids into gangsters.
2Pac suspected Biggie of setting him up and he had his reasons for it. At the time, they were the 2 most popular rappers in the United States, doing the biggest numbers regarding record sales. Tupac probably thought that Biggie arranged an assassination attempt for him in order to eliminate him and then claim the throne of the biggest rapper in the US. Right after the shooting 2Pac went to prison and the moment he was released he started consciously attacking Biggie in any way he could. This included making the famous diss record Hit em Up, where he completely demolished his
Deadliest shooting occurs at a gay night club in Orlando, critics say it is worse than 9/11. On the night of June 12, 2016, gunman Omar Mateen traveled to the Pulse gay night club with a pistol and assault rifle around 2 a.m. Sunday and started shooting. During the attack, Mateen calls 911 and begins to pledge his allegiance to ISIS. Many people would call this a hate crime but it is deeper and higher than a hate crime when you intentionally took not one person but dozens of lives. Rumor has it, that he had much more going on in life, but when he saw two men kissing it set it him off.
The McDuffie riots had a huge impact on the black community of Miami, The city of Miami, and The national government. Actions previously taken and their impact today. “The actions of the rioters were that they looted and burned down white owned stores.” (Floyd). “The riots would get tear gas and burn down stores and all you could smell is tear gas and smoke.”