Lynn Nottage’s play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark is an interesting play that deals with race during 1933 Hollywood. The two main characters Vera Stark and Gloria Mitchell show how black and white actresses were treated back then. Vera is African American and in the 1930’s the roles for her were degrading such as playing maids or slaves. Meanwhile Gloria, a “white” actress, gets the leading roles for movies. These two women show us how Hollywood treated black and white passing actresses.
McBride begins his essay in high contrast to his intended purpose with an anecdotal discussion of his first encounters with Hip Hop music that inevitably represents black men as arrogant, aggressive, and poor. The introductory paragraph details McBride’s fear of his daughter marrying a black rapper that he describes as having “a mouthful of gold teeth, a do-rag on his head, muscles popping out of his arms, and a thug attitude” (McBride para. 1). This stereotypical description of a rapper, as well as the sense of fear McBride feels, contributes to his initial representation of black males as aggressive thugs that are unsuitable to become husbands.
She then went on to winning her first Oscar for best-supporting actress while playing in “Barber Shop 2”. Queen Latifah later created her talk show “The Queen Latifah Show.” She also played an outstanding role in “Set It Off” as Cleo. Queen Latifah changed the way everyone looked at black women who rapped. She then later became one of the many faces of “CoverGirl”.
The Watermelon Woman tells a story of black lesbian (Cheryl) who experience many social struggles to complete a documentary on a black actress of the 1930s and 40s—mammy. Cheryl examines the interplay of race, gender, sexuality and class by making a connection between the norms of the past as well as the present. Meaning, she makes a connection between the mammy figure and black women of the 21century, whose identity have been built around Hollywood's racial stereotypes of black women. For example, there is a scene where Cheryl wears a mammy look-alike handkerchief, while lip syncing to mammy lines from Plantation Memories, then she takes it off
To Pimp a Butterfly might very well be one of the most complex albums in rap history. Each song is characterized by its own distinctive concept and, on a larger scale, all the songs are interconnected by a wider narrative that revolves around Kendrick becoming a celebrity in a system. This works because, "where silenced was, rhythm becomes. Where meaning collapses, rhythm keeps going" (145). Blum proves his claim that there is the impossible choice between speaking unspeakable suffering and receiving incommunicable communication throughout the struggles society faces brought to light by Kendrick's album To Pimp a Butterfly
Those labels are not the only labels out here being used Strippers and female exotic dancers are increasingly common images in Hip-Hop and Rap music and music videos. With these relatively new labels and the previous sexual scripts teenage girls and even younger little girls are starting to believe that they need to portray themselves as
Sexualization of young girls is taking place due to the posing in swimsuits and dresses, doing their hair, and wearing makeup seductively. During the talent/routine portion, the contestants walk the stage, posing and twirling for the judge 's sake. The different poses that the girls are showed are mostly sexual. These young girls are learning how to communicate using their hips. On one of today 's watched showes, Toddlers and Tiaras, there was an episode in which a little 3 year old girl was portrayed as the prostitute played by Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman.”
To begin, Tyrone is judgmental; as a result, he comes off as a really tough guy. He feels that to show people that he is not weak he has to be and act better than everyone else. For example, he wants to be a rapper when he gets older. When Tyrone, Wesley, and Sterling go up to do a freestyle rap for Open Mike Fridays, Steve, a white student, goes up to join them. Tyrone believes that Steve could not flow with them; surprisingly, Steve flows pretty well and does really good in front of the class.
Her position was quickly put on the edge when she started appearing in films that involved ‘Blackface’ a term used when a non-black person uses make up and plays the role of a black person. The films she did reflected the harsh times that the black people were enduring and also had some very notable contributions. (The little girl…)This means that she was otherwise playing roles that acted the way ‘colored people’ did, stereotypically. In one of the films, she played the daughter of a slave-owning family. In the film, the slaves are seen to be content, singing and dancing for their masters, the “unlikely” friendship between Shirley’s character and that of her butler who was portrayed by Bill “Bojangles” Robinson.
One way that rap music have become an impact on our youth, is game related, youth violence, racism, drugs etc. All of these shifts and paradigms affect rap music because of the words that some of the rappers use in a way to make about them. Juslin, (2008) stated, “Research indicates that people value music primarily because of the emotions it evokes”. According to, Travis (2012) stated, “To accurately capture, define and disseminate the scope of these trends, Hip-Hop culture and specifically rap music deserve more nuanced analyses and measurements of their use, and the impacts of education, prevention, intervention and social change strategies at both the individual and community level”. In addition to, looking at how hip-hop/rap music have change over the course years, one will understand how it developed as well as a way that an effective youth ministry would take to reach students in the Hip-Hop culture/rap music.
Like on (155) they were playing two games without a coach. Then they started talking “We are going to beat the team easily.” The cause is that Lonnie has an unstable family and life. The effect is that he needs to play basketball to help his family out. Plot-Conflict:
In the south region of the United States, Atlanta Georgia preferably, has been at the top of hip hop music production for the last decade. Several artists had used dance and dance instruction in combination with their lyrics to carry, and to have a concept of masculinities. Body movements works hand in hand with lyrics in the expression of masculinities, another commonly held misconception is that Black masculinity is a singular concept. Masculinities are communicated through hip-hop dance and are a non-verbal language.
FINAL 1. The most important thing that black films do is bring attention to us about different issues that are going on in the world. There has been a lot of films that relate to what people go through on the daily. Watching black filmmaking opened my eyes to how important it is to understand the issues that are going on.