How Jimi Hendrix's race became his 'invisible legacy' →

(Source: blackrockandrollmusic, via afro-dominicano)

"Hendrix was playing at a London club and much of rock’s elite — the Beatles, Clapton, Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck — walked in and sat on the front row to listen to this guitarist from Seattle.

During a break in the show, Brian Jones, one of the Rolling Stones’ original leaders, ran into another musician returning to the stage to hear more of Hendrix.

"It’s all wet down front," Jones warned the musician.

The musician looked puzzled so Jones explained.

"It’s wet from all the guitar players crying.""

rootsnbluesfestival:

Nina Simone and James Baldwin

rootsnbluesfestival:

Nina Simone and James Baldwin

spooky-parks-and-rec:

kev-n:

little-miss-fats:

source: robot-hugs

has anyone posted this yet? I love it! 

This is important.

This is such a super valid and well said comic- every time i see it i cant help but think of this though…

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4 Oct 2014 Reblogged from little-miss-fats

I guess all I have to say about the topic is that, because TV is such a popular medium, HBO has a responsibility to represent its subjects accurately, especially when the network is selling a show as a representation of young New York. There’s no obligation to be kaleidoscopic, but there is a difference between writing a short story or essay about a bunch of white people that only a handful of people will read and creating another show about white people that millions of people will watch, especially when you’ve chosen to set that show in one of the most culturally mixed cities in the world.

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- James Franco, about the lack of diversity on the show Girls [x] (via lettersintheampersand)

and James is still up for baby cave VIP.

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andrew-nunez:

Afro Taino - by Gabz LPA HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

andrew-nunez:

Afro Taino - by Gabz LPA HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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15 Sep 2014 Reblogged from andrew-nunez

mightyflynn:

LITTLE THINGS bkatherinewirick

The 2006 interview can be heard here.

Additional research from Jane Leavy’s Sandy Koufax: A Lefty’s Legacy (HarperCollins, 2002).

via katherinewirick h/t juniusworth

15 Sep 2014 Reblogged from katherinewirick

There is a new price on freedom, so buy into it while supplies last.
Changes need to be made, no more curbside baggage, 7 PM curfew,
racial profiling will continue with less bitching.
We’ve unified over who to kill, so until I find more relevant scripture to quote,
remember, our God is bigger, stronger, smarter, and much wealthier.
So wave those flags with pride, especially the white part.

12 Sep 2014 Reblogged from lyricsareart
mightyflynn:

"People say to us, ‘Oh, your players are so well-mannered, so poised and disciplined,’ and [I’m] like ‘What do you expect? Compared to what?’ These kids are baseball players. Some of them are third-generation members of this organization. It’s not, ‘Look at these little black kids playing ball,’ with us. We’re just playing baseball, something we do all of the time. It’s a way of life for us."

- Mike Kelley, district administrator for Little League District 4
Read more: "Chicago’s needed moment of pride" (ESPN Chicago)

Photo via Sun-Times

mightyflynn:

"People say to us, ‘Oh, your players are so well-mannered, so poised and disciplined,’ and [I’m] like ‘What do you expect? Compared to what?’ These kids are baseball players. Some of them are third-generation members of this organization. It’s not, ‘Look at these little black kids playing ball,’ with us. We’re just playing baseball, something we do all of the time. It’s a way of life for us."

- Mike Kelley, district administrator for Little League District 4

Read more: "Chicago’s needed moment of pride" (ESPN Chicago)

Photo via Sun-Times

bluebeachsong:

THROWING LIKE A GIRL: Girl Pitcher, 13-Year-Old Mo’Ne Davis Throws Shut Out, Leads Team to Little League World Series