Black Actresses: Part I
Oprah Winfrey | Octavia Spencer | Gina Torres | Lupita Nyong’o | Viola Davis | Lynn Whitfield | Rochelle Aytes | Halle Berry | Gibourey Sidibe | Kerry Washington | Tracee Ellis-Ross | Amber Riley | Thandie Newton | Nicole Beharie | Kandyse McClure | Sanaa Lathan | Joy Bryant | Jurnee Smollett
Just a few short pointers for if and when a cop stops you/flags you down/pills you over
The Dunn trial is moving quickly. The jury could begin deliberations as soon as tonight (Feb.12). Please pray to Whoever or Whatever you pray to, and ask that this time, justice is done in Florida.
"Une Femme Est Une Femme" from Lula Magazine, Issue 19.
most wonderful video I seen today, must watch! #racism #light #love #truth #lynch #america
An alien race known as “tall whites” is behind American efforts to create a global electronic surveillance system, according to an Iranian news agency
You are invited to submit a 1-2 page autobiographical essay or first person creative nonfiction(essays/memoirs) for this anthology .
The aim of Our Black is to create a book comprised of narratives on the Black Experience and the multiplicity of Blackness. The goal of Our Black is to build a collection of narratives that reflect the diverse experiences of Black folk, one which could be used to better understand the complexity, depth, and challenges of Being and living Black.
The book Our Black will be divided into these thematic chapters:
Acceptance and Ambiguous Blackness: Multi-Racial Identity in America
Be A Man: The Burden of Black Masculinity
Binary Minorities: Being Both Black and LGBTQ(IA)
Never Black Enough: Outside the Scope of Legitimate Blackness
The Intersection of Gender and Race: Being a black woman in america
Not Quite African-American: Black immigrants and First generation Americans
Black Self Identity: How Much is Blackness Defined by Whiteness?
If interested please send us an email at ourblackproject[@]gmail.com for more information and a copy of our writers’ guidelines. We will be accepting submissions until March 1, 2014.
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All the best,
going to start on mine as soon as I settle into our new apt! :)
Malcolm X (via specialnights)
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Kanye West has been so present in the media lately, between promotional appearances and his regular mid-concert “visionary streams of consciousness” (as he calls them), that any interview warranting a mention must be pretty damn special. His showing earlier today on New York’s Power 105 is one such interview. For over 40 minutes, the hosts (especially Wendy Williams’ former sidekick, Charlamagne the God), pummeled Ye with questions, frequently pointing out his contradictions. These included:
yeezy makes some aite points but.
I wonder what part of the interview people watched; Kanye West spent 40 minutes not acknowledging half of the BULLSHIT that came from the poisonous Charlemagne and continuously focused on his message, of anti everything. say whatever you like, but I can’t agree with anyone shutting him down, that’s not what I observed.