I just completed reading “To Repair the World” by Dr. Paul Farmer.
Basically, Paul Farmer has a way of knocking me off my high horse just when I think my existence is enough of a contribution to the world.
"The Western arrogance of feeling that it has everything to teach others and nothing to learn from them is not just."-
Martin Luther King Jr., “Why I am Opposed to the War in Vietnam,” 1967
the MLK that’s never quoted; real reasons why he was assassinated
Meet The 17-Year-Old Who Blew The Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod
"We’re going to go out there and violate some rights." Hear the secret police recordings that will take your breath away. In a bad way.
This needs to be spread
this should not have only 200 notes.
If you’re black and this isn’t on your blog… -_-
If you wait for whites to accept you than you are still enslaved to them. You are under the wrongful notion that their sympathy frees you.
These five movies will be presented in World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
All Is By My Side - A drama based on Jimi Hendrix’s pre-fame year - Cast: Imogen Poots, Hayley Atwell, Andre Benjamin, Ruth Negga, Adrian Lester
Half Of A Yellow Sun - A drama that brings together the lives of four people during the struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria – Cast : Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle, John Boyega.
Belle - Period drama inspired by the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle. She was the illegitimate daughter of John Lindsay a Captain in the Royal Navy, stationed in the Caribbean with a Black woman named Maria Belle who bore him a daughter c. 1762. There has been a great deal of speculation about Maria Belle’s status: whether enslaved, captured, free and so on. It is likely she was a slave aboard a captured Spanish ship - Cast : Gugu Mbatha Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Sam Reid, Sarah Gadon, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, James Norton, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson
12 Years A Slave - Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life - Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom - A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa - Cast : Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Lindiwe Matshikiza
Kendrick Lamar on his decision to cast beautiful brown girl Brittany Sky in his video for “Poetic Justice”:
“Not Light “Vs” Dark though,” he wrote on twitter. “More about “BALANCE”… Giving every shade of woman life, not just what the industry thinks is “Hott” for the camera. When you put the term light “Vs” dark it continues as a BATTLE. My point for ‘Poetic’ was to spark the idea of making it an EQUAL.”
Stephen Colbert pointing out why citing statistics doesn’t justify racism.
"Think about it: We’re told over and over that if Zimmerman was afraid of Martin, according to Florida law, he had the right to put a bullet in the chamber of his concealed handgun, get out of his car after being told not to by the 911 dispatcher and follow and confront Martin and shoot him to death.
At the same time, we are told that Martin, who had far greater reason to fear Zimmerman, practically and for reasons of American history, did not have the right to confront his stalker, stand his ground and defend himself, including by using his fists. We are told that this was entirely unjustified and by doing so, Martin justified his own execution."