Disney, Capitalism, and Beyoncé’s Black Is King

In the midst of protest and pandemic, how should we engage with Beyoncé and Disney’s Black Is King?

Design by Shari Betty

The Black Atlantic, Picasso, and cultural appropriation discourses

Beyoncé as the Messenger

Black Panther Party founders Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton, Wikimedia Commons
San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper, https://sfbayview.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Black-Panthers-Sacramento-BPP-women-singing-Free-Huey-Rally-by-Pirkle-Jones.jpg

Mama Africa dismantling white supremacy

Rob MieremetNationaal Archief Grand Gala du Disque Populaire in Congrescentrum. Miriam Makeba, March 1969

#BlackLivesMatter vs. The Walt Disney Company

Protesters demonstrate against police brutality, in Nairobi, Kenya June 8, 2020. Photo: Khalil Senosi — https://www.leftvoice.org/africa-declares-black-lives-matter

Lisa Betty is a PhD Candidate in History and Course Instructor at Fordham University.

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