To add to the three-ring spirit, a dozen or so other familiar figures appeared briefly with a taped line or two related to race. They included Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Sammy Davis Jr., Kitty Dukakis and Donald S. Trump, who said that if he had it to do all over again, he would like to be a well-educated black man, because opportunity beckons today.

bilt2tumble:

petrichoriousparalian:

phoneboxangels:

karmaplus:

Brian Blessed has something to say. From Russell Howard’s Good News.

*AGGRESSIVELY INSPIRES A GENERATION*

Brian Blessed is basically Aslan incarnate.

Yeah, the message is right on point but this needs audio for full effect ‘cause; Brian Blessed

If this album doesn’t get a Grammy nomination, I’m calling the UN @livwarfield

(Source: Spotify)

theatlantic:

How America Pays Taxes—In 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts

The appropriate thing to say about taxes on April 15 is that they’re absolutely terrible. And yes, sure, they are, in a way. Filling out taxes is miserable (especially considering the IRS could probably do it all for you), watching money leave your bank account stinks, and seeing the difference between your adjusted gross income and your take-home pay is depressing.
But perhaps more than any other law, taxes are a keen reflection of what we value as a country. You know what you’re paying this year. Here’s some information about where your money’s going—and where it would go if you lived in Spain, or France … or in the U.S. 50 years ago.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

theatlantic:

How America Pays Taxes—In 10 Not-Entirely-Depressing Charts

The appropriate thing to say about taxes on April 15 is that they’re absolutely terrible. And yes, sure, they are, in a way. Filling out taxes is miserable (especially considering the IRS could probably do it all for you), watching money leave your bank account stinks, and seeing the difference between your adjusted gross income and your take-home pay is depressing.

But perhaps more than any other law, taxes are a keen reflection of what we value as a country. You know what you’re paying this year. Here’s some information about where your money’s going—and where it would go if you lived in Spain, or France … or in the U.S. 50 years ago.

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

They call it an epidemic now. That means white folks are doing it.

Y’all remember? Y’all used to drive through our neighborhoods and shit and go, “Oh, look at that. Isn’t that terrible. Then you’d get home, right, and your 14-year-old’d be fucked up, and you’d go, “OH MY GOD! IT’S AN EPIDEMIC!”

Maybe next time you see black people in trouble, you’ll help.

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kateoplis:

NPR covers all 2,428 miles of the US-Mexico border, so you don’t have to.

The results are beautiful.

chiefsimba:

adignifiedking:

usatodaysports:

Lacey Holsworth provided a little good luck, and her friend Adreian Payne unleashed the nastiest dunk you’ve seen this year (and perhaps the best celebration, too).

sheesh, get up boy!

Bruh

profkew:

VANISHING PEARLS | Official Trailer (by @AFFRM)

Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Nailah Jefferson’s VANISHING PEARLS chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe a la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast. The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 Million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.

VANISHING PEARLS is an official selection of the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. In theaters April 18, 2014. www.affrm.com

HT Melissa Harris-Perry Show

The Falcon: From Pimp To Superhero

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The first mainstream comics Black American Super Hero

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(Black Panther who was created before The Falcon, is African) gets the big screen treatment

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Let’s just think about the good times and leave out that whole ridiculous origin story about The Falcon being a mobster/pimp named “Snap” Wilson, who was assimilated mind wiped by The Red Skull using the Cosmic Cube (fans of the Marvel movies know it as The Tesseract) 

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and given an more positive background/attitude adjustment to be more appealing to  the white man  Captain America (he’s a credit to his race!)

or at one point, Nick Fury was Falcon’s parole officer

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…lets not talk about, okay?

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(Source: huskybro.com)

karnythia:

baskintheafterglow:

Made this because there was some discussion of Shanaynay from Martin representing brown women in the 1990s as “masculine”, unattractive and a joke in media and I beg to differ. Some of these women may be overlooked in your mind, but they were acknowledged for their beauty, sex appeal, wholesomeness, girl-next-door characters.

foreverpruned

There’s a reason you’re more likely to find imagery from Martin’s Shanaynay character in pop culture than any of these pics. Folks choose to ignore black beauty & femininity.

I’m here to tell you that Shanaynay being all the poster child for 90s black women in pop culture is some bullshit.  I never heard of this fuckery until this very post, Jesus wept, where do they come up with such nonsense?

Y’all need to stop catering to motherfuckers who want to lie to you like this. You have the got damn internet, movies, music videos and old assholes like me around that you can get the straight scoop from or, better yet, research for yourselves.  There is no excuse for shit like this to exist, there is so much legit black women bashing going on out there, you don’t need to make shit up.  Shit.

(Source: strawberry-bounce)

Kid Fury: All Men Cheat? (X)

Imma just leave this here…