News Article: “Film. The Legendary Betty Davis Gets the Biopic Treatment with ‘Nasty Gal.’”

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Film. The Legendary Betty Davis Gets the Biopic Treatment with ‘Nasty Gal.’

Betty Davis

wildseedculturalgroup:

Last night Joi took me to see Fishbone on Betty Davis’ birthday. Here she is with her good friend and leader of the band, fucking Angelo Moore. Legendary punk funk God and Goddess. Black rock royalty. (at The Federal Bar – Long Beach)

Betty Davis

oyinhandmade:

The incredible Ms. Betty Davis: funk/rock trailblazer.1973, Howard University homecoming #bettydavis #naturalhair #slay #afropunk #blackgirlmagic #beauty http://ift.tt/2akOo7C

Rude.

so-treu:

khartoom:

blackwomeninrock:

iknowakai:

Google is rude. I typed Betty because I meant the cool ass singer. If both are famous enough to have a wikipedia page then why the hell am I being corrected.

Tumblr tag is fucked too because of this shit.

This just happened to me I swear. Even when I corrected it with a y it gave it to me like a sub option

google been rude like this for years smh

Rude.

khartoom:

blackwomeninrock:

iknowakai:

Google is rude. I typed Betty because I meant the cool ass singer. If both are famous enough to have a wikipedia page then why the hell am I being corrected.

Tumblr tag is fucked too because of this shit.

This just happened to me I swear. Even when I corrected it with a y it gave it to me like a sub option

Rude.

mightyfrekan:

blackwomeninrock:

iknowakai:

Google is rude. I typed Betty because I meant the cool ass singer. If both are famous enough to have a wikipedia page then why the hell am I being corrected.

Tumblr tag is fucked too because of this shit.

I legit never seen that white lady before

Rude.

iknowakai:

Google is rude. I typed Betty because I meant the cool ass singer. If both are famous enough to have a wikipedia page then why the hell am I being corrected.

Tumblr tag is fucked too because of this shit.

Black Women In Rock: If Sister Rosetta Tharpe is too old school for you, then maybe Santigold flips your wig. Either way, sisters have been part of rock music for as long as guitar feedback’s been loud

Forget what it sounds like for a minute, let’s consider the spirit of rock and roll: Rebellious. Energetic. Vocal. Independent. Driven. Unapologetic. Powerful. They’re characteristics I could attribute to damn-near every sister I know.
In fact, my personal Who’s Who of Rock and Roll is stacked with bomb Black women. Betty Davis. Grace Jones. Tina Turner. Aretha Franklin. Nona Hendryx. Poly Styrene. Joan Armatrading. Joyce Kennedy… and that’s just 1976-77.
So why do so many people go out of their way to marginalize or flat-out disregard Black women as both pioneers and torchbearers of rock? Why are we so indifferent to the fact that more than a few African-American women strapped an instrument to their back and helped carry the genre from the fields to the church to the juke joint to the charts to a multimillion-dollar industry?
Probably because someone told us it wasn’t ours and we chose to believe it. They said it was devil’s music, so we cast it out. We let it go because someone gave it white skin, a penis, and the green light to cross boundaries that Black people couldn’t. And in so doing, they convinced the world that our pioneers didn’t deserve equal recognition, equal exposure or equal ownership.
Damn shame.