Don’t read the comments.
How many times have you gotten that warning when getting a link to an otherwise awesome article? Or, for those of us in the industry, how many times have you had to share that wisdom with a newer writer, in order to keep them from being devastated or scared away from the…
Producer and screenwriter Gary Hardwick, who is best known for writing on the films’ Deliver Us from Eva and The Brothers as well as being the executive producer of the popular 90s television show “In the House,” has created a thought provoking meme about the African-invasion into Hollywood.
As you can see from the picture above, the meme is a board of two rows of six faces: the top row has pictures of blacks actors and actresses with African names and the bottom row is comprised of black folks with…well you know how creative us American blacks can be. (But it’s from the Bible though!) Anyway, the collage’s caption reads as follows:
“Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and Barkhad Abdi are nominated this year for acting Oscars. They are all African. Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer and Michel B. Jordan were not nominated. They are all American. I have never liked the term African American. I want to thank the Academy for finally separating the two words.”
Woke up this morning and told myself, "why bother? It is going to snow somethin’ serious today. Take the day off. Nobody will fault you. Besides, who will know?"
And then I thought about it and told myself, "I will know…"
(picture taken at Marcus Foster Memorial Field. Nicetown Philadelphia)
The first training of my second week doing the Couch to 5K program and at this point, the only thing running strongly is my nose.
This morning my running partner, aka Lil’ Brother and I went over to St. Joes’ field to run our laps. It was cold and I didn’t have any tissue for my running nose. I…
Last year at the 3rd annual Avenging The Ancestor Coalition (ATAC) Rally outside The Liberty Bell, I pledge then not to ever celebrate a holiday in which its symbolisms of freedom from tyranny did not originally include my own ancestors.
Immortal Technique speaks of the African Holocaust at the Avenging The Ancestor Coalition Rally on July 4th, 2010, Philly, right in front of the Liberty Bell Pavilion