Rich Boy | Good Things ft. Polow Da Don & Keri Hilson
GUYS PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO HOW THEY ARE ATTACKING AND RAIDING MUSLIM HOMES IN AUSTRALIA
the police are attacking muslims in their homes in the middle of the night, arresting women in their beds, men in the morning, attacing and humiliating us all
life is getting scary here for the muslims
But that’s none of my business
All kind of stones being hurled around these glass houses
Motherfuckers trying to take a moral high ground should always be scrutinized the shit out of.
In the future, there will be slave ships again.
At least according to Concrete Park, a gritty and gorgeously drawn science fiction comic by Tony Puryear, and co-created by Erika Alexander (from Living Single!) and Robert Alexander. It’s like City of God meets Firefly. After reading the first issue, I was blown away. The town the story is set in is appropriately called Scare City. In this dystopian future, turfs will be formed like how they are today—through segregation, forced and “chain” migration, and extreme poverty. In this story, ethnic divides are still a very real thing. No colorblind, whitewashed future here!
Every page was action packed, and something was always blowing up—whether it be because of beef or debt. The characters are also beautifully drawn, and damn that dreamy Luca and her curves… <3
It’s also sad to discover how difficult the road was to get to the production of this comic. There’a a great interview between Hilton Collins and Erika Alexander over at Bleeding Cool about this. It’s goes into the problems in dealing with the racist gatekeepers that make up hollywood and mainstream media. This was originally a movie/TV show pitch, but the team was told:
”black people don’t like science fiction — they don’t see themselves in the future.”
To which, Erika goes into more detail:
Hilton: Did the executive’s words about your pitch surprise you? How did it feel to hear that?
Erika:[laughs] We were very surprised. We were actually shocked by his blatant racism. It wasn’t just that he said that black people wouldn’t like it. His assumption was that you’re only making it for black people, so that’s the problem. You have people, they give themselves the tag of white Hollywood liberals, and they can often be some of the most racist people you’ve ever met.
So far, I am loving the first issue, and I look forward to finding out the fate of the M-80s and seeing more of their planet, Oasis. You can get Concrete Park at Dark Horse
Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”