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feature: ‘the questions’ – afropunk’s new monthly comic strip, by illustrator branson belchie ii

June 16, 2015

What is ‘The Questions’? ‘The Questions’ are a series of comic strips and illustrations that were born out of frustration and anger at the injustices society has committed against African Americans. I’m just as tired as you of cops greeting us with guns drawn, asking us questions in threatening tones. I’m just as angry at this system for showing us no respect, when our ancestors are The Architects of all this shit! I’m tired of the assumptions because of my race, I’m sick of the fearful glances and the purse clutching; the finger pointing at the melanin monster.

By Branson Belchie II, AFROPUNK Contributor

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‘The Questions’ will address social issues: Why does that white kid think he can call you nigga? Why is everyone watching us get killed and still not seeing it? Why is the white supremacist power structure in such a rush to remove us from history? Why are the cops still killing us even when recorded, and what can we do to stop it?

I want our freedom and that starts with the mind. So, if you’ll allow me, I’ll stimulate your mind with images and thoughts, projections for you to analyze at your leisure. The Questions is the X-ray and the Mirror, it will aid in our fight for freedom, for change, for liberation from the force-fed fuckery. Let’s get it.

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