directedbychuckjones

directedbychuckjones:

"A six-year old boy startled me one day by clarifying the whole matter: When introduced to me as a man who draws Bugs Bunny he became very indignant. ‘He does not draw Bugs Bunny, he draws pictures of Bugs Bunny.’” —Chuck Jones

The above are ideas for a book that eventually became “Chuck Reducks: Drawing from the Fun Side of Life”, published in 1996 with a foreword by Robin Williams. 

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thisiseverydayracism:

lookatthewords:

I come here tonight and plead with you. Be proud of yourself and believe that you’re somebody. I said to a group last night, “Nobody else can do this for us.” No document can do this for us. No Lincolnian proclamation can do this for us; no Kennedysonian or Johnsonian civil rights bill can do this for us. If the negro is to be free he must move down into the inner resources of his own soul and sign, with a pen an ink of self-asserted manhood, his own Emancipation Proclamation. Don’t let anybody take your manhood. Be proud of our heritage; as somebody said earlier tonight, we don’t have anything to be ashamed of.

Somebody told a lie one day. They couched it in language.They made everything black, ugly and evil. Look in your dictionary and see the synonyms of the word “black.” It’s always something degrading and low and sinister. Look at the word, “white.” It’s always something pure, high. Well I want to get the language right tonight.

I want to get it so right that everybody here will cry out, “Yes I’m Black and I’m proud of it. I’m Black and beautiful.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. -Somebody Told a Lie

Powerful.

dynamicafrica
dynamicafrica:

Idris Elba Hosted A Live Q&A Session On Reddit and Yes, It Was Fantastic.
Despite the actor voicing his disappointment at the caliber of roles he was offered after playing Nelson Mandela in the Justin Chadwick-directed biopic last year, Idris Elba seems to have bounced back pretty quickly. Playing an escaped convict and sociopathic killer alongside actress Taraji P. Henson, Elba’s latest movie No Good Deed shot straight to the top of US box offices in its opening weekend.
On Friday, Elba casually hosted a live Q&A session on Reddit where he discussed his most notable acting roles, his experiences as a British actor, his favourite animated movies, being a DJ, director, and Arsenal fan, and of course, the future of Luther. The good news, we just may be getting a film version of DCI Luther and the crew.
But the highlight of the conversation would have to be this exchange:


And this one:

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dynamicafrica:

Idris Elba Hosted A Live Q&A Session On Reddit and Yes, It Was Fantastic.

Despite the actor voicing his disappointment at the caliber of roles he was offered after playing Nelson Mandela in the Justin Chadwick-directed biopic last year, Idris Elba seems to have bounced back pretty quickly. Playing an escaped convict and sociopathic killer alongside actress Taraji P. Henson, Elba’s latest movie No Good Deed shot straight to the top of US box offices in its opening weekend.

On Friday, Elba casually hosted a live Q&A session on Reddit where he discussed his most notable acting roles, his experiences as a British actor, his favourite animated movies, being a DJ, director, and Arsenal fan, and of course, the future of Luther. The good news, we just may be getting a film version of DCI Luther and the crew.

But the highlight of the conversation would have to be this exchange:

And this one:

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thats-sotrice:

gynocraticgrrl:

Hip-Hop Artist Akala on -

Being A Man 2014 | Being a Black Man

A panel including hip-hop artist Akala, CEO of Working With Men Shane Ryan, writer and broadcaster Ekow Eshun and filmmaker, theatre director and writer Topher Campbell look at the contradictory and complex ideas around Black masculinity and what tensions arise from stereotypes, colonial histories and economic power.

Wake up ppl! 😔 #RealTalk