ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Watch That Negro is a storytelling platform and interactive forum for open-minded people who imagine a world devoid of oppression. We want to assist in legitimizing the pain, frustration, and methods of healing within the Liberation Movement for oppressed peoples everywhere. If we are silenced on social media, we will take to our own platforms and make ourselves heard.
We ask that our submissions come from people of color in the form of op-eds and poetry. Their intention should be to use those words not only to evoke empathy within our audiences but to inform a greater society of the humanity that is willfully neglected.
History of WTN
Founded in Jersey City, NJ, and cultivated at Howard University, Watch That Negro is a recognition of the lack of accurate representation of people of color in modern Western media. Particularly moved by the contemporary social issues too often painted by Eurocentric values, we aim to more accurately reflect Black and brown sentiments, to help end the silencing of oppressed demographics.
"Watch That Negro" is a lyric in an unreleased song written by Monique Bingham, the Queen of the Underground house music scene. In the song, Bingham repeats the phrase while watching a man groove on the dance floor. He expresses himself in his most natural way. It's this expression that WTN seeks to embody in its submissions and its contributors. We want the world to watch us do us.
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