Tag: Black History

“Where have All the Black Cowboys gone?”

At The Guardian, Anne Billson writes about the history of cowboys, Westerns, the erasure of Black cowboys and the re-writing of Black cowboys and lawmen as white. “After the American civil war, a life in the saddle offered unprecedented freedom to former slaves, while the teamwork required for […]

We Travel the Spaceways

My first exposure to Sun Ra was thanks to a friend who ran a punk rock record shop but liked to dabble in the experimental. He had a bootleg VHS of a film called Space is the Place, a strange amalgamation of blaxploitation, surreal Jodorowsky-esque journey, and concert […]