youngblackandvegan:

2damnfeisty:

dynamicafrica:

And the 2014 Emmy Nominees Are…!

The nominees for the 2014 Emmy Awards have finally been announced and we’ve compiled a list of all the black actors nominated for awards in this year’s 66th Primetime Emmys.

Out of 36 awards in five different categories (for acting only), this year black actors are present in 11 award slots accounting for a little over 30% of the nominees. “Orange Is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox has made history this year by becaming the first openly transgender person nominated for an Emmy.

  • Kerry Washington as “Olivia Pope” in Scandal - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
  • Reg E. Cathey as “Freddy” in House of Cards - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
  • Joe Morton as “Rowan” in Scandal - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
  • Don Cheadle as “Marty Kaan” in House Of Cards - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
  • Andre Braugher as “Captain Ray Holt” in Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
  • Uzo Aduba as “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren” in Orange is the New Black - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • Laverne Cox as “Sophia Burset” in Orange is the New Black - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • Cicely Tyson as “Carrie Watts” in A Trip to Bountiful - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as “Louis Lester” in Dancing on the Edge - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
  • Idris Elba as “John Luther” in Luther - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
  • Angela Bassett as “Marie Laveau” in American Horror Story: Coven - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

BLACK EXCELLENCE

praying for Uzo and Idris

slutdust:

glowcloud:

hiphopfrightsplaque:

"We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your virginity"

Um ok but I don’t recall my virginity having 16 GB of memory with all my contacts, music, photos, calendars, and apps or costing over $200.

my phone is an expensive and important material object and not a useless social construct put in place to shame and commodify women

Plus I remember where I lost my virginity.

(Source: hiphopfightsplaque)

So we were sitting in class today

arialenelove:

margaretthemagicdragon:

and my U.S. History teacher was trying to get us to understand why it was such a big deal that England had put a tax on colonial sugar, and he goes,

"What if you had to pay a tax every time you logged onto wifi?"

And the whole class just went

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and I heard at least two people whisper “I would murder someone”

I will keep reblogging this in the name of historical science

so-treu:

voncole:

BLACK EXCELLENCES LETS GET IT 

"i make Byron Gumbel look like Malcolm X huh bitch"

I like that he is finally getting to make jokes for black people. He finally has someone with whom they would actually land and he’d get to share a laugh.

(Source: sandandglass)

musicnerdery:

Seriously tumblr.I dont ever ask you guys for anything.But this is a time where we need your help.Please.Call. Email. Reblog. SOMETHING.

musicnerdery:

Seriously tumblr.
I dont ever ask you guys for anything.
But this is a time where we need your help.
Please.
Call. Email. Reblog. 
SOMETHING.

Walmart security guard shoots 'shoplifting' mother dead in parking lot as she tries to escape with two young children

lisaquestions:

jcoleknowsbest:

likehercoffee:

theblacksophisticate:

I am SO goddamned tired of this shit. 

damn, they won’t let up. we can’t run and we can’t surrender. what do they expect us to do? they killed this woman over what some merchandise? you let out on some garments what twisted universe do you gotta come from when a overtime punching rent-a-cop even bothers to chase and then pull a gun? smh rip because there is nothing but war on this side of the final curtain.

I cannot.. I can’t….

This is shit. No one should shoot anyone over fucking shoplifting.

Shelly Frey lost her life and her children lost their mother because a cop wanted to fucking play hero over fucking shoplifting.