msamberpriley Smh so “older” and “dark-skinned” apparently isn’t beautiful enough for the NY Times and confidence in a drama series obviously equals angry. Viola Davis is one of my favorite actresses and I think she is a goddess. And those tweets are why I’m obsessed with Shonda Rhimes lol they didn’t even know the Creator #letsdobetter #timeforgrowth #myblackisbeautiful #hihaters lol
Noticed how she mammified Viola with her words. As if white people appreciate dark skin more than we do? Pfft. No.
MOORS - Asphyxiated
(10/13) Best Movies of 2013 → Short Term 12So put me in your books so you know what it’s like to live a life not knowing what a normal life’s like. Put a label on my head so you know what it’s like to live a life not knowing what a normal life’s like. Look into my eyes so you know what it’s like. Look into my eyes so you know what it’s like. Look into my eyes so you know what it’s like to live a life not knowing what a normal life’s like.
What do The Wood, Brown Sugar, Talk to Me and Our Family Wedding all have in common? Each of these films were either directed and/or co-written, by filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa.
Born on June 18, 1973, Famuyiwa was the son of Nigerian immigrants and was raised in Inglewood, California. After high school he attended the University of Southern California where he double majored in Cinematic Arts: Film & Television Production and Cinematic Arts: Critical Studies.
In 1999, Famuyiwa co-wrote and directed his first feature filmThe Wood, a semi-autobiographical account of his upbringing in Inglewood. Despite difficulties in finding a production company to support his work, the film was eventually picked up by MTV Films. The film was produced for an estimated cost of $6 million and went on to gross over $25 million at the box office in the United States alone, becoming a classic film in its own right.
His next film was 2002’sBrown Sugarstarring Taye Diggs and Sanaa Latham which grossed close to $28 million nationwide.
Talk To Me was not directed by Famuyiwa however, he co-wrote the film with the film’s inspiration’s son, Michael Genet. The film chronicles the life of American radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene and explores his influence on popular culture in the United States during the Civil Rights Era.
Famuyiwa’s most recent film, Our Family Wedding, is a romantic comedy that stars actress America Ferrera of Ugly Betty fame and Lance Gross as an inter-racial couple dealing with the differences in their racial and cultural backgrounds. Released in 2010, the film went on to make $20 million nationwide.
Famuyiwa’s films mainly explore themes of racial diversity and acceptance of oneself and others, especially within communities of color which comes as a result of his upbringing in the the California suburb of Inglewood. For his work, Famuyiwa has been nominated for several awards and in 2008 won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) for his work on the film Talk to Me.
A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman spotted in NYC.
The Holy Trinity.
Beautiful black babes with badges.
From coffeetographer’s instagram. (Coach Backstage Concert)