I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man.
Reblogged from theblacksophisticate
Notable members of The Negro Ensemble Company.
- The women of TNEC. Rosalind Cash (far right), Esther Rolle (3rd from left), Hattie Winston (foreground), Clarice Taylor (far left), and others. February ‘69.
- Hattie Winston.
- Moses Gunn.
- Phylicia Rashad.
- Roxie Roker.
- Clarice Taylor.
- Rosalind Cash.
- Richard Roundtree.
- Al Freeman, Jr.
- Esther Rolle.
THIS is Black history.
Black actors, TAKE NOTE. If you don’t know who these people are, RESEARCH THEM! That’s your homework, lol.
They paved the way for us. Without them and their sacrifices and achievements there would be no space for us to freely create as Black artists.
We stand on their shoulders.
Reblogged from dglsplsblg
First thought when I say this poster was that I’ve always wanted to see a movie but this story is too important (at least to me) to cast Mary J Blige. I mean come on!
Angela Bassett? Hell yes! She has the chops to pull this off but when has Mary J’s acting ever impressed enough to be worthy of playing Dr. Betty Shabazz? This is that classic Hollywood bullcrap. Cast someone popular so that it’ll get rating. F-U. This is too important for that bullcrap. I would have love to see Regina King, Renee Goldsberry, Joy Bryant, Ella Thomas, Anika Noni Rose, Tika Sumpter or Kimberly Elise. Kimberly Elise would have killed it in my opinion.
Still I may be wrong. Maybe Mary J will just rock it. Maybe she will emote perfectly for this role. Maybe but I doubt it.
Reblogged from black-culture
15-year-old girl who performed at Obama’s inauguration festivities shot dead amid Chicago’s most deadly January in a decade
A 15-year-old majorette who performed at some of President Barack Obama’s recent inauguration festivities has been shot to death in Chicago amid the city’s deadliest January in more than a decade.
Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot in the back Tuesday in a South Side park and died at a city hospital.
Authorities say Hadiya was one of about 12 teenagers sheltering from heavy rain under a canopy when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and opened fire. The man fled the scene in a vehicle. No arrests have been made.
Police do not believe Hadiya was the intended target of the shooting. A teenage boy was shot in the leg. Police did not release his name. (Hadiya Pendleton @WinnieDimps_45/Twitter; AFP PHOTO/Jewel SamadJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Those of us in the community know that had she not had the distinction of being a part of the Inaugural Festivities, she would have not been in the news outside of Chicago.
She would be another faceless victim.
I call bullshit.