90sbabyraisedinthe80s:

fish-dinner-connoisseur:

cultureunseen:

Samuel Leroy Jackson

December 21, 1948 (65 years strong)

hardest workin man in hollywood
fun fact: sam been in over 1600 movies

Da gawd

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bauks:

Black girls with natural hair get made fun of and black girls with fake hair get made fun of and black girls with no hair get made fun of so like what are black girls supposed to do but not give a fuck abt u

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No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible
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liberalsarecool:

Create a better agenda in America. #register #vote #voteblue

liberalsarecool:

Create a better agenda in America. #register #vote #voteblue

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gradientlair:

My Recent Good Netflix Picks Featuring Black Actors

I recently watched Our Song (2000), Go For Sisters (2013), LUV (2012) and Yelling To The Sky (2011) on Netflix. All are pretty good films that feature prominent Black characters, and all except LUV feature prominent Black female characters with lots of screen time/script. I enjoyed all of the films because they depicted interesting and complex portraits of Blackness. (Click on the year of each film to see the IMDb page to see all of the Black actors cast in each.)

I didn’t get one-dimensional “positive” character to “react” to the White Gaze, nor did I get one-dimensional stereotype/archetype/controlling images without texture or substance from these films. The characters felt like people. And for each film I might’ve tweeted some critiques and perspectives, but for me enjoying a film isn’t clapping like a seal to each thing that happens, but an experience of entertainment itself, aesthetic adoration/critique (I’m a photographer), and engaging that content with a critical lens, but not doing so in that I cannot simply just enjoy the content like anyone else would. While I’m not going to post an extended film review of each, I will mention a bit about each, though during my live tweets while watching, I got into more detail; click film name to see the live tweets.

Our Song - Beautiful complicated portrayal of coming of age for 3 girls of colour. One is Black, one is Latina and one has one Black parent, one Latina parent (portrayed by a young Kerry Washington, by the way). I love the way friendship, mental health, suicide, gender/sexuality, abortion, pregnancy, and just Black girl interior life was dealt with. I related to a lot of things they experienced. (My only complaint would be that the Spanish in the film felt like it was shaped for a non-Spanish speaking gaze, which made it convoluted at times. Also, they could’ve cast an Afro Latina.)

Go For Sisters - Interesting portrayal of Black and brown relationships. While a few stereotypes surface (of both Black Americans and Mexicans) they never outweigh the depth and richness of the two lead Black female characters and their complex friendship, perceptions of love, motherhood, safety and identity, or the lead man’s role. Also, interesting look at the impact of prison industrial complex on women’s lives.

LUV - Incredible, well-acted depictions of Black men, not all “positive” or flat either. Nuanced. I mean, there’s a series of scenes where the lead character played by Common (he’s great in this) goes from Black man to Black man for help and they’re markedly different albeit clear shared experiences because of their perceptions of masculinity/power, which for many are patriarchal, but it seems almost like a critique of it is occurring. Black man as director, Sheldon Candis.

Yelling To The Sky - Complicated and painful but truly human film. Remarkable. I had to squint at certain parts because the acting is so compelling and so real (possibly triggering for survivors of IPV/DV) that I felt myself tense. Raises issues about familial abuse, partner abuse, colourism, poverty and drugs without thorough degradation of those characters. Also, it conveys the Black mother as vulnerable. VULNERABLE. As a person who is not some “beast” who likes/can take/deserves domestic violence, as Black women are regularly viewed as. As someone who struggles with mental health issues, but still conveyed as a person. Remarkable film; Black woman as director, Victoria Mahoney, and she frickin’ tweeted me! Complimented my perspectives I shared during my live tweets!

I really enjoyed these films; also check out Mother of George on Netflix. I didn’t live tweet that one but it is a remarkable film. Though Octavia Spencer isn’t the lead, I really really loved Snowpiercer (on iTunes). That film is everything, and I live tweeted that one as well. Belle is also on iTunes (though I saw this one in the theatre). If you recall, I shared an essay about it, as it is my favorite film that I’ve seen in 2014 thus far. Enjoy!

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Frankly, I don’t think that any of the architects of the Iraq War should ever be invited on TV to say one word about foreign policy — and especially the Middle East. They have zero credibility to comment. They have been wrong over and over again and created the conditions that spawned the problems we face today.

But if they are invited to act as “talking heads,” interviewers must at least have the common decency to point out their failed track record — and to demand that they do more than criticize the president’s efforts to clean up their mistakes. They must also be required to tell us exactly what they would do to fix it.

And if any of them actually do propose a course of action, you can pretty much be sure that based on their past track records, that course of action is wrong.

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dcwomenofcolor:

Join us in October to celebrate a whole month of your favorite WOC characters in Marvel & DC Comics and their imprints!
What's going to happen?

This October, we’re taking this chance to appreciate and celebrate the WOC characters from Marvel and DC Comics. The event format is in Single Day Themes and Five-Day Themes.
You can find the calendar for the Fest here.

WOCtober Halloween Contest

Because October is Halloween Month, we’re hosting a contest with that theme. There will be four categories: Fanart, Fanfiction, Graphics/Manips, Crafts. Each category will have a grand prize, a second prize winner and a third prize winner. Post any of your fanworks and tag it as #WOCtober Halloween Contest to count as an entry submission.
More information about the contest will be posted soon.

Most importantly!

HAVE FUN THIS MONTH! We mean it! Nothing is strictly enforced, the calendar is more of a suggested guide, and we are not going to be policing anyone or demanding you to post a certain way. You can celebrate your favorite WOC in whatever form you wish, be it fanart, fanfics, crafts, fanmixes, introduction posts, fanvids, cosplay, everything is okay!! Just bring on the love for the ladies and go wild. The tags we will be using are #WOCtober fest or #WOCtoberfest.
Do note that we strongly encourage an emphasis on canon WOC Marvel/DC characters. Fanon racebending is fine, but it should not dominate this event.

This event is run by DCWOC, MarvelWOC, Lornahs & Sirdef.

dcwomenofcolor:

Join us in October to celebrate a whole month of your favorite WOC characters in Marvel & DC Comics and their imprints!

What's going to happen?

This October, we’re taking this chance to appreciate and celebrate the WOC characters from Marvel and DC Comics. The event format is in Single Day Themes and Five-Day Themes.

You can find the calendar for the Fest here.

WOCtober Halloween Contest

Because October is Halloween Month, we’re hosting a contest with that theme. There will be four categories: Fanart, Fanfiction, Graphics/Manips, Crafts. Each category will have a grand prize, a second prize winner and a third prize winner. Post any of your fanworks and tag it as #WOCtober Halloween Contest to count as an entry submission.

More information about the contest will be posted soon.

Most importantly!

HAVE FUN THIS MONTH! We mean it! Nothing is strictly enforced, the calendar is more of a suggested guide, and we are not going to be policing anyone or demanding you to post a certain way. You can celebrate your favorite WOC in whatever form you wish, be it fanart, fanfics, crafts, fanmixes, introduction posts, fanvids, cosplay, everything is okay!! Just bring on the love for the ladies and go wild. The tags we will be using are #WOCtober fest or #WOCtoberfest.

Do note that we strongly encourage an emphasis on canon WOC Marvel/DC characters. Fanon racebending is fine, but it should not dominate this event.

This event is run by DCWOC, MarvelWOC, Lornahs & Sirdef.

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micdotcom:

Brazilian boys wear skirts to school in support of transgender classmate 

A transgender student at the O Colégio Pedro II in Brazil found an entire class of allies this month, proving that the LGBT movement is alive and well in South America.

The incident began when 17-year-old transgener student Maria Muniz was fined for wearing a skirt to school; the skirt conforms with the school’s student code of ethics mandating girls wear skirts and boys wear trousers. 

Refusing to acknowledge her gender identity, a teacher fined Maria, claiming that she must wear pants. Maria’s classmates then rose to defend their peer — students, both male and female, came to school wearing skirts. 

And it worked! | Follow micdotcom

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dynastylnoire:

sistabigtheoriginalpoet:

Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog

You ain’t nothing but a hound dog (x)

The original FUCK Elvis!

You heard it right. Elvis stole the song from her and got all the credit.

White artists stealing black art and  sterilizing it for white audiences is nothing new. 

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micdotcom:

Rihanna destroyed CBS’ attitude towards domestic abuse in 2 tweets 

Rihanna is not happy with CBS’s decision to cancel her performance before last week’s Thursday Night Football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens. 

Sensing that an appearance by the singer — who was the victim of a highly publicized domestic abuse incident herself — might bring them some bad press in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal, the network decided to scrap her show. Rihanna wasn’t pleased

"The audacity" is right.

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

liberalsarecool:

#republican #extinction

And since that’s 25-30% of the voters, then it’s up to the other 70-75% of us to show up and vote!

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braingremlin:

when you love a song but you listened to it a lot during a really bad time in your life so it reminds you of bad times

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If you’re White and you like to think of yourself as an **ally** in the fight against racism, then guess what: it is NOT your job to go around sprinkling oh well I don’t think that was necessarily racism dust on incidents YOU don’t think involved racism (but obviously did). There are literally MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS of White people who will automatically leap to that conclusion without any assistance from an you, “ally”

In fact, if you’re White and you fail to see racism where Black/PoC are saying it exists, then may I suggest that you try LOOKING HARDER instead of instantly handing out that’s not reeeally racist hall passes for White audiences 

How would it sound if I—a straight Black man—went around constantly declaring what definitively is or is NOT homophobic and NOT sexist? I would probably sound a lot like someone desperate to defend straight sexuality and “oppressed” men, when neither are being threatened in any way nor in need of “defending”

So yeah, I’m guessing the exact same thing probably goes for straight “allies” who very rarely acknowledge transphobia/homophobia amongst their straight/cis friends, and men who can’t or won’t see misogyny, etc

So to any White anti-racism “allies”…try taking off the White privilege racial blinders for half a second and don’t be in such a goddamn rush to offer aid and comfort to racists

And if you’re cis/straight and/or a man…same thing goes for giving cover to homophobes and transphobes and sexists/misogynoirs 


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