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materiajunkie:

"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

prodigalpen:

RIP Mike Brown. His momma said she didn’t want anymore pics of him laying dead on the street so she shared pics of him as she knew him. This is one…

inothernews:

millionmovieproject:

No cut-aways, one take.
Crew members threatened to quit and begged him not to do it.
The cameraman looked away while rolling.
A six ton prop.
It brushes his arm as it comes down.
And he doesn’t even flinch.

Buster fucking Keaton, everyone.

inothernews:

millionmovieproject:

No cut-aways, one take.

Crew members threatened to quit and begged him not to do it.

The cameraman looked away while rolling.

A six ton prop.

It brushes his arm as it comes down.

And he doesn’t even flinch.

Buster fucking Keaton, everyone.

There is no greater evidence of how tragic things are for dark-skinned women in Hollywood than the fact that they can’t even get hired to play dark-skinned women.

Marc Lamont Hill on the casting of Nina Simone

Because this sentence breaks my heart while filling me with joy. Because dark-skinned women are creating our own work and need not be left to a “Hollywood” standard. Because we stand on the backs of those who came before and serve as a bridge for those who follow.

(via cjaquay)

When god became lonely
he created man,
Or was it
When man became lonely
he created god.
Melanie Exler strengthenizer (via loveage-moondream)

jessehimself:

Little Richard, the originator.

They put you in this position, then when you finally must say something, seeing as no one else of any consequence will, your honesty is easily portrayed as crassness, distracting from the deeply problematic truth that created the problem in the first place.