Black actresses - Viola Davis
“I realized I spent my entire life trying to be better than my mom. That I am the daughter and the granddaughter and the great-granddaughter and the great-great-great-granddaughter of so many women whose dreams are in the graveyard. They’re women of color who worked in the tobacco fields and the cotton fields and had children by the time they were 15, left school in the 8th grade and a dream was just ambiguous to them.”
“And I realized that I wanted to have a dream. And I think that I chose acting because all my life has been filled with stories of people of color that have been filled with so much complexity and duality. And so much of my life has been filled with so much pain and humor and joyous moments that I felt the need to express that…”
“I never want to look in the face of a young actress of color and think to myself, “What’s out there for her?” The only thing worse than a graveyard, artistic graveyard, filled with women…”
“The higher purpose of my life is not the song and dance or the acclaim, but to rise up, to pull up others and leave the world and industry a better place.”
And only think about one person…. Is that Love? If so I’m in deep and I shouldn’t be. Haven’t felt this way since grade school lol.
it’s that time of year again to play “Are You Dating Anyone?” with your relatives
"What has changed since the collapse of Jim Crow has less to do with the basic structure of our society than with the language we use to justify it."-The New Jim Crow
For the record, if you think Black women are ugly and it’s just a personal opinion, not only are you foolish and mistaken but delusional and racist as well. END OF STORY!!!!
Idris Elba cracks me up because he just ACTIVELY TAUNTS EVERYONE with the fact that he 100% knows that you wish he was your boyfriend. “I’M NOT YOUR BOYFRIEND, BUT IMAGINE IF I WAS,” says every Idris Elba photoshoot in existence, as he smirks into the camera and ruins lives.
filed under: the most accurate opinion i’ve read about this dude ever.
ummm. Idris is my boyfriend