ASL and Black ASL: Yes, There's a Difference. Some have said that Drake, best known for his emo Hip-hop music and black and Jewish roots, owes his success to his ability to code-switch. Code-switching involves moving freely between two different languages or dialects of a single language. For many people of color.
How do you sign ‘Black Lives Matter’ in ASL? For black deaf Angelenos, it’s complicated. The phrase begins with four fingers cut across the brow, followed by two thumbs drawn up like breath from navel to chest, ending with a fierce tug with two hands down from the chin into fists toward the heart.
Black Lives Matter is affecting the world in a profound way, bringing the plight of African Americans into the limelight. Its effects are far-reaching, and it is occurring in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic to make it even more difficult to run a successful business.
Black Deaf people have one of the most unique cultures in the world. The Black Deaf Community is largely shaped by two cultures and communities: Deaf and African-American. Some Black Deaf individuals view themselves as members of both communities.
Sign language that African Americans use is different from that of whites. Gallaudet professor Carolyn McCaskill remembers exactly when she discovered that she couldn’t understand white people. It was 1968, she was 15 years old, and she and nine other deaf black students had just enrolled in an integrated school for the deaf in Talledega, Ala.
Deaf comedian, actor finds common ground with hearing audiences. For most comedians, a microphone is their trusty tool. For Memphis native Harold Foxx, it’s a prop. That’s because, while Foxx is an actor, improv artist and comedian, he’s pretty much non-vocal. “When I get up there onstage, there’s a microphone for a comedian,”