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.

— 

- 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

mightyflynn:

San Clemente
Inspired after reading this interesting piece about Roberto Clemente being canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.
Illustration and text by Alex Leshansky (electricm)

mightyflynn:

San Clemente

Inspired after reading this interesting piece about Roberto Clemente being canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.

Illustration and text by Alex Leshansky (electricm)

unisect:

siddharthasmama:

niqabisinparis:

portraitsofboston:

     “My family is from Eritrea, and I’m really interested in going back and working there.”     “What do you like the most about Eritrea?”     “I like the people because they are very humble, sweet and dignified. They work really hard, and they don’t experience the same social inequalities that exist in this country. They are a lot more united than the people here. I feel that the warmth is missing here. The thread that weaves this country together is money, not meeting people’s needs.”     “Why do you think Eritreans are more united?”     “I think African culture has always been more communalist. People live in close proximity to each other, and you are raised by your village. You can’t afford to be individualistic in a society that doesn’t have much, so the village or commune shares a water well. Individualism kind of sprouted out in Europe.  When Europeans started extracting resources from Africa and elsewhere, they were able to build a society in which people had more. Africans have never taken resources in abundance from other countries in the same way. I think the whole theory of development came from the West. What is developed? Exploiting the Earth? That’s degenerative. The term development is relative and is defined within a Western framework.”

Homegirl started off lowkey and sweet and went straight for the jugular. I love her. 

omg yaaaaasss! As I read on, I got more and more excited like yes, boo, slay those Western imperialist/colonist ideologies, fuck ‘em up!

go in ma!

unisect:

siddharthasmama:

niqabisinparis:

portraitsofboston:

     “My family is from Eritrea, and I’m really interested in going back and working there.”
     “What do you like the most about Eritrea?”
     “I like the people because they are very humble, sweet and dignified. They work really hard, and they don’t experience the same social inequalities that exist in this country. They are a lot more united than the people here. I feel that the warmth is missing here. The thread that weaves this country together is money, not meeting people’s needs.”
     “Why do you think Eritreans are more united?”
     “I think African culture has always been more communalist. People live in close proximity to each other, and you are raised by your village. You can’t afford to be individualistic in a society that doesn’t have much, so the village or commune shares a water well. Individualism kind of sprouted out in Europe.  When Europeans started extracting resources from Africa and elsewhere, they were able to build a society in which people had more. Africans have never taken resources in abundance from other countries in the same way. I think the whole theory of development came from the West. What is developed? Exploiting the Earth? That’s degenerative. The term development is relative and is defined within a Western framework.”

Homegirl started off lowkey and sweet and went straight for the jugular. I love her. 

omg yaaaaasss! As I read on, I got more and more excited like yes, boo, slay those Western imperialist/colonist ideologies, fuck ‘em up!

go in ma!

(Source: portraits-of-america, via seafoamtides)

peoplepowermovement:

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

(via revolutionary-afrolatino)

yaaaladin:

"woman as body spirit of cosmic woman"phillip lindsay mason

yaaaladin:

"woman as body spirit of cosmic woman"
phillip lindsay mason

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