but they kept the servents black alright this is one of the ugliest things i’ve ever seen in my life


I am not sure I have ever seen a better use of that reaction gif.

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Halo: Nightfall images reveal lead character

Microsoft has released the first photos of Spartan Agent Locke, the main character in upcoming live-action Halo series.

View the gallery here.

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Power Lines is a politically charged coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who runs away and finds home.

Klee is making a movie y’all. Help him out with a donation via the link to the campaign and/or reblog.

Support indigenous art!

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This is cultural bias in effect. General (generally white) audiences never question why characters are white and blond. If a character could be white, that’s usually justification enough. Whiteness as default becomes logical and comfortable. Only non-whiteness requires an explanation.
Indeed, if a character is not white, some people will cry out that their racial identity is the product of political agenda-driven tampering. If a character is white, the same people will comfortably assume that he or she came out of the box like that.
It should be noted that we’re not even talking about the broad US census category of “white”, which covers people whose families hail from Europe, North Africa or the Middle East — including many people with tan, olive or ruddy skin.
In comics, whiteness is predominantly represented by the pale pink complexions of Northern Europeans — the color once problematically referred to as “Flesh” on Crayola crayons, until Crayola changed it to “Peach” in 1962. Real world white comes in many shades, but in comics all white people seem to trend towards hex color #FFCFAB. (Individual colorists may of course bring more nuance to their work, but how many white superheroes can you name who are consistently portrayed with bronze or olive-toned skin?)
Superhero comics don’t actually favor whiteness; they favor a subset of whiteness that borders on Aryan idealism. We ought to regard that as uncomfortably fetishistic, because it’s an aesthetic that the industry has chosen.
All fiction is manufactured. Authors make their worlds and choose what goes in them. It is always possible to contrive a fictional justification for a character looking whichever way the author wants, up to and including finding a way to make a white person the hero in a story about, say, feudal Japan, or ancient Egypt, or Persia during the Islamic Golden Age. A white hero is not the most likely scenario, but it’s always a possible scenario, so in that way it always becomes justified.
The decision to cast Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch has been called out by message board posters as evidence of an agenda at work — but white heroes in these non-white settings are rarely called out as similar evidence of an agenda. It’s all artifice, it’s all contrived. Fiction exists in service to an author’s design. All fiction serves an agenda, whether it’s articulated or not.
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Photos by:A.S Nagpal


"Vintage Inspired Sikh Engagement Session"

this is the cutest couple photoshoot i’ve ever seen!

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Oh! Af. Am. Military dude has more lines….

Nice. Still don’t know his name…


People go like “you can’t force diversity” as if the racial hegemony and absolute heterosexuality in media happened naturally and wasn’t carefully constructed and heavily forced by a white supremacist agenda and society’s obsession with hetero normativity 

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Watching Godzilla 2014 and I fail to understand how

a movie that mainly takes place in Japan has white actors (who I’ve never seen before!) portraying the lead characters. (Not the parents, I know who they are.) And KEN fucking WATANABE is relegated to a supporting character who isn’t even sympathetic, and spouts crack-pot theories!



And on top of all that nonsense, there are PoC characters in this movie that are only side characters with 2-5 lines total.

Annnnd, some of the white characters weren’t even named, but they had multiple scenes with lot’s of dialogue.

So much deepness…






10 Black Celebs Who Got Rich And Forgot That Race Matters

1# Pharrell Williams
has apparently linked his rise to fame to an entire new race of human beings. In a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, the music star discussed his new hit song ”Happy“and defined himself as the “new Black.” Williams said, ‘The ‘new Black’ doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The ‘new Black’ dreams and realizes that it’s not a pigmentation; it’s a mentality. And it’s either going to work for you, or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re gonna be on.” Pharrell’s comments caused an uproar on Twitter, with many critics pointing out that no matter how new his black is, most Black people still have to deal with the same old problems.

2#Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant practically admitted he was out of touch with the Black community when sharing his views on the 2012 Trayvon Martin shooting.

In the April 4 issue of The New Yorker magazine, the Los Angeles Lakers basketball star was asked about the Miami Heat’s show of solidarity for Martin, the 17-year-old African-American shot to death in Florida by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, who is white, was acquitted last year of second degree murder of the teenager.

However, Bryant seemed to have issues with the idea that African-Americans should base their opinions on the race of the victim.

“I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American,” Bryant said. “That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.”

After many people took to Twitter to express outrage at the comments and called for boycotts of Bryant’s jersey’s, shoes and other basketball products, Bryant backtracked, tweeting hours later:

“Travon (sic) Martin was wronged THATS my opinion and thats what I believe the FACTS showed. The system did not work #myopinion #tweetURthoughts.”

3#Tamar Braxton

When actress Julianne Hough came under fire for wearing blackface with her Halloween costume last year, Tamar Braxton saw it all in good fun.

On VH1′s The Big Morning Buzz in Oct. 2013, the reality star defended Hough’s Halloween night portrayal of ”Orange Is the New Black” character Crazy Eyes (acted by Uzo Aduba).

“She doesn’t look African-American to me,” Braxton said. “She looks like me with a tan! …I mean,” she clarified, “I am African-American, but I’m just saying—like if you had four tans on top of each other—you know what I’m saying, like the spray tans? That’s what she looks like!”

Braxton added:

“I think people are on team too much right now, cause it’s Halloween, and you should go dressed as you want to,” she continued. “Would you be offended if I wore a conehead and painted myself white?  I mean, it’s not like you are trying to be racist or offensive or anything like that.”

4# Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman declared in an 2005 interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” that the only way to get rid of racism is to “stop talking about it.”

But that was not the first time the award-winning actor revealed his disapproval of Black people acknowledging race. In a 2011 BET interview Freeman was asked about the lack of African-American actors on stage at the Oscars, to which he responded:

“I think we need to get over that s***t. How many Chinese do you see? You don’t see them out marching and s***. Oh God, please. I think … We need to get over it, that’s all.”

5# Keyshia Cole

Keyshia Cole made the odd decision of not participating in “Black Girls Rock 2012″ because it somehow became unclear to her whether or not she’s actually a Black woman.

When she was interviewed by BET’s “106 & Park,” the singer admitted that even though she knew for sure her mother was Black, she wasn’t certain about the ethnic background of her father or even who he was, and that she might not be Black enough for the show.

“I’m biracial, but it’s okay. I’m Black,” she said.

6# Jay Z
When Jay Z’s collaboration with Barneys New York came under fire last year after reports surfaced that the retail store discriminates against Black shoppers, the veteran rapper decided against taking a strong stand against racism. Although there were petitions calling for him to back out of the collaboration,  Jay Z  refused to act decisively by first stalling, saying he needed more information, then moving forward with the Barney deal in exchange for more money for his charity and a seat on Barney’s “racial profiling” board. -

7# Michael Jordan
In 1990, during the height of Michael Jordan’s career, when he was arguably the most influential sports icon since Muhammad Ali, he was asked to take a stand against Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina,  a strident conservative who was seeking reelection and who was actively opposed to making Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday. Harvey Gantt, a Black Democrat and former mayor of Charlotte, was attempting to unseat Helms and asked M.J. to help lend a voice to his efforts. Jordan reportedly refused. LZ Granderson wrote in an ESPN article that Jordan told a friend he refused to speak out because  “Republicans buy sneakers, too.” Because of his choice to protect his bottom line by remaining silent on issues that plague the Black community, Jordan will never be revered quite in the same way that Jim Brown, Bill Russell and, of course, Ali are, despite all that he has accomplished and given back. -

8# Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash has gone on record several times expressing views that many would consider out of touch with the Black community. During the 2012 presidential election, Dash was a vocal supporter of the Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and she rushed to Paula Deen’s defense last year after the celebrity chef became embroiled in the “N-word” scandal. These acts don’t intrinsically put Dash in the racially unconscious category, but then the 46-year-old actress went on to blast Oprah Winfrey for drawing a parallel between the tragic murders of 17-year-old  Trayvon Martin and 14-year-old Emmett Till. “If you aren’t careful, The newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing ~ Malcolm X,” Dash tweeted, before adding, “Shame on you @oprah.” It’s not clear who Dash was implying were the “perpetrators of oppression” in the Martin and Till cases. -

9# L.L. Cool J
L.L. Cool J has had a 30 year rap career, but during those years he was not especially noted for racially conscious music.  That’s probably why his guest appearance on Bryan Paisley’s  2013 song “Accidental Racist,” was a disaster. L.L. rapped, “If you don’t judge my do-rag/I won’t judge your red flag.” and “If you don’t judge my gold chains/I’ll forget the iron chains.” The song was highly criticized for its insensitivity and irresponsibility about race relations. For his role in the spectacle, the rap legend was blasted for oversimplifying the suffering Black people experienced under racial oppression. -

10# Kenan Thompson

Last year, at a time when the cast of Saturday Night Live had only four women of color over its 38 year history, cast member Kenan Thompson defended the NBC show’s lack of Black women.

Speaking to TVGuide, Thompson deflected blame for the show’s predominantly white cast onto the industry, identifying the lack of Black women among the cast as “just a tough part of the business. Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready.”

In reference to the all-white new additions to the show that year, Thompson said, “They’re all contributing in different ways, I think. They’ve been doing great job so far. They’re all very, very smart and talented, so that’s how it is. That’s the kind of people, I guess, that get the job.”

SNL finally hired a Black female cast member in January 2014.


Smh at jay z and Morgan freeman


Look at how easily black people can be bought.

This is really heart breaking.

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Lemme tell you why this book is so awesome.

I mean, yes, there is a black bisexual hero. And a mad lesbian governess. And a half-Chinese genderqueer sky pirate. THERE IS ALSO A KRAKEN (which may or may not be queer). And an aethership. But the narrative is the real star of this show. Look at this blurb. Look at it.

A breathtaking tale of passion and adventure in the untamed skies!

Prosperity, 1863: a lawless skytown where varlets, chancers, and ne’er-do-wells risk everything to chase a fortune in the clouds, and where a Gaslight guttersnipe named Piccadilly is about to cheat the wrong man. This mistake will endanger his life … and his heart.

Thrill! As our hero battles dreadful kraken above Prosperity. Gasp! As the miracles of clockwork engineering allow a dead man to wreak his vengeance upon the living. Marvel! At the aerial escapades of the aethership, Shadowless.

Beware! The licentious and unchristian example set by the opium-addled navigatress, Miss Grey. Disapprove Strongly! Of the utter moral iniquity of the dastardly crime prince, Milord. Swoon! At the dashing skycaptain, Byron Kae. Swoon Again! At the tormented clergyman, Ruben Crowe.

This volume (available in print, and for the first time on mechanical book-reading devices) contains the complete original text of Piccadilly’s memoirs as first serialised in All the Year Round. Some passages may prove unsettling to unmarried gentlemen of a sensitive disposition.

Plus it’s only the first in a series! (Early next year there’ll be a whole collection of novelettes set in this world.) And it was written by the hilarious, brilliant, Lambda Literary Award nominated Alexis Hall (of Glitterland and Kate Kane: Paranormal Investigator fame)! And it’s on pre-sale for only $4.99 (or $13.59 if you prefer a paper copy with that gorgeous full jacket, or $16.79 if you want both)! Whaaaaaaat is not to love? :D

Story time. This was actually the very first manuscript Alexis ever subbed us. He sent it in for a steampunk call, and originally it was full of footnotes, Good Omens style. They were hilarious, but presented something of an enormous problem for an e-first publisher two years ago, so despite me being more excited about this manuscript than I had been about just about any other slush in the history of space and time, I regretfully had to reject. Alexis was actually the first author I have ever scheduled a call with to reject over the phone because I felt the story was so stunningly brilliant that I wanted to gush at him while I let him down gently. I also wanted to beg him for anything else he’d ever written or was considering writing. We got Glitterland, Iron & Velvet, and Shadows & Dreams out of that exchange :D

So, fast forward a couple years, and imagine my unrestrained delight (okay, he probably heard me squeeing across the pond in England) when he re-subbed the manuscript with no footnotes. Suddenly we had a book we could format for easy consumption on an e-reader. Boy did we sign that contract fast :D

So, yeah. If you feel even the teeniest, tiniest bit inclined to trust my taste, you’re gonna want to check this one out <3

So apparently this isn’t out yet, or I’d have already added it to my list of books to request from the library next time I’m filling out the purchase order website. BUT HEY, LOOK.
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