the spook who sat by the stage

22. Actor. Activist. Theater. Nupe. Californicagoan. Husband. UCI Grad Acting Student. Jazz. Poet. Half black. Half blacker.
classicladiesofcolor:

Singer and actress Theresa Merritt in (arguably) her most defining role—as the title character in the August Wilson play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The original show ran from October 1984 - June 1985.

classicladiesofcolor:

Singer and actress Theresa Merritt in (arguably) her most defining role—as the title character in the August Wilson play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The original show ran from October 1984 - June 1985.

blackafricanandbeautiful:

Congrats are in order for these 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominees:

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Reg E. Cathey, “House of Cards”, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Joe Morton, “Scandal”, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Kerry Washington, “Scandal”, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Angela Bassett, “AHS: Coven,” Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge,”Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Idris Elba, “Luther,” Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies,” Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful,” Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Black excellence.

(Source: midniwithmaddy, via dijpoetess)

In history class…

yarrahs-life:

onlyblackgirl:

"White people built america"

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"Columbus is a hero"

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"Manifest Destiny" 

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"Survival of the fittest" 

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"Slavery, segregation, some MLK & Rosa Parks happened, end of racism"

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"The Melting Pot" 

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"Land of the free/opportunity" 

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Here! Here! Just here for it!

(via hippypoetry)

theblacksophisticate:

Ruby Dee on Tupac, Def Jam Poetry.

"Okay. Grow up, but quiet. Sing, dance, do your weed — CEO it, even — play ball…but that "revolution" thing? We don’t do that no more. Any number of ways to, like, "get with it," "get over," "get down." Fuck revolution! Fuck thinkin’! Get yourself some money. Get with a gang. Be a star. Actor, rapper, athlete…or the new town clown. Revolutionaries don’t get job security, they compete with rats for cheese, and with strays for shelter — after the big bullets make feet out of their knees."

(via musingsofanawkwardblackgirl)