The name being a blatant representation of what it is and what should be. Black Anime is a world portal to animation not of just color, but to let the idea of color and freedom exist. The domination of this new world where blacks are free of the (black face) stereotypes. Not only touching on the idea of black culture, but letting it join in completely to the life, and idea of cartoons/anime.
Spreading information and creating new conversations among those of all cultures.
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Personal list of reads from our Black Anime team
The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors
A collection of essays by Dr. Francis Cress Welsing, a physician specializing in general and child psychiatry, focusing on the global system of White supremacy and strategies for coping with racism in modern society.
☆ Good for avid reader
Birth of an Industry: Blackface Minstrelsy and the Rise of American Animation
Nicholas Sammond describes how popular early American cartoon characters were derived from blackface minstrelsy. He charts the industrialization of animation in the early twentieth century, its representation in the cartoons themselves, and how important blackface minstrels were to that performance, standing in for the frustrations of animation workers. Cherished cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat, were conceived and developed using blackface minstrelsy's visual and performative conventions: these characters are not like minstrels; they are minstrels. They play out the social, cultural, political, and racial anxieties and desires that link race to the laboring body, just as live minstrel show performers did.
The Art of War
Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is already present within us. Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times. As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, The Art of War applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle, and unassailable strength through understanding the physics, politics, and psychology of conflict.
Pyramids of Power: An Ancient African Centered Approach to Optimal Health
This little book guides energy, inner peace, and dietary health.
☆ Easy read