blackrockandrollmusic:

feelknower1993:

American music culture 101, from Country to Rock to Pop to Hip-hop, in 3 easy steps:

1. when black americans invent it, [white americans] initially detest it, mock it, claim it is destroying american youth and proper sensibilities

2. realize it isn’t going anywhere, co-opt it, engage in it and profit from it

3. obscure its origins and repackage it in such a way that the next generation understands it as a product of white american excellence

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pallet-town-julie-brown:

sapphrikah:

veejayleach:

littlesappho:

nedahoyin:

ibleedkalejuice:

nedahoyin:

sevechambers:

Most people don’t know that a bunch of films have been shot at this station. Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ was done here, the ‘Coming to America’ subway scene near the end, the train platform with the trash cans in ‘The Wiz’ and the City Hall stop in the original ‘Ninja Turtles’ film. Recently the remake of ‘Pelham 123’ with Denzel Washington was partly filmed there. There really needs to be a plaque here detailing this.
#oldbrooklyn #michaeljackson #comingtoamerica #eddiemurphy #thewiz #tmnt #beforegentrification

Why this station in particular though..? It’s a piece of shit..

Lol probably because it does look old af. If they was shooting shit at bowling green it would look stupid as shit

LOL.. I got there in the tags eventually..

Maybe it’s cause the train never seems to come there. Be waiting for like a hour at that damn station lol

I love all these films. New trivia!

Lmao at people going in on this station.

it’s because they have an extra track and area that’s never used for anything so they save it for filming

pallet-town-julie-brown:

sapphrikah:

veejayleach:

littlesappho:

nedahoyin:

ibleedkalejuice:

nedahoyin:

sevechambers:

Most people don’t know that a bunch of films have been shot at this station. Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ was done here, the ‘Coming to America’ subway scene near the end, the train platform with the trash cans in ‘The Wiz’ and the City Hall stop in the original ‘Ninja Turtles’ film. Recently the remake of ‘Pelham 123’ with Denzel Washington was partly filmed there. There really needs to be a plaque here detailing this.

#oldbrooklyn #michaeljackson #comingtoamerica #eddiemurphy #thewiz #tmnt #beforegentrification

Why this station in particular though..? It’s a piece of shit..

Lol probably because it does look old af.
If they was shooting shit at bowling green it would look stupid as shit

LOL.. I got there in the tags eventually..

Maybe it’s cause the train never seems to come there. Be waiting for like a hour at that damn station lol

I love all these films. New trivia!

Lmao at people going in on this station.

it’s because they have an extra track and area that’s never used for anything so they save it for filming

robregal:

This is pretty next-level.

robregal:

This is pretty next-level.

Luke Cage was created in 1972.

Four years earlier, in 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed.

Five years before that, in 1963, Medgar Evers was shot and killed.

Eight years before that, in 1955, a young Black man named Emmett Till was tortured, then shot and killed.

These events, and numerous others with frightening similarity, happened in a line, and in the early years of the first decade to reap the social benefits of the Civil Rights Movement, Marvel Comics gives the fans (and the world) a Black male superhero whose primary superhuman aspect… is that he’s bulletproof.

Not flight, or super speed, or a power ring.

The superhuman ability of being impervious to bullets.

Superheroes. Action heroes. Fantasy heroes.

Power fantasies.

Is there any doubt the power fantasy of the Black man in the years following multiple assassinations of his leaders and children by way of the gun would be superhuman resistance to bullets?

In American society, the Black man has come a long way from the terrors of the past handful of centuries, only to crash right into the terrors of the 21st century. Some of those terrors being the same exact ones their grandparents had to face and survive — or not.

There are Black men who are wealthy, powerful, formidable and/or dangerous. They can affect change undreamt of by their parents, and their parents’ parents. Their children will be able to change the world in ways we can intuit and others we can barely begin to try and predict.

But a bullet can rip through their flesh and their future with no effort whatsoever.

And so we look at Luke Cage, a man who gets shot on a regular basis, whose body language is such that he is expecting to be shot at, prepared for the impact — because he knows he can take it.

And maybe, in the subconscious of the uni-mind of Marvel Comics, is the understanding that Luke Cage may unfortunately always be a relevant fantasy idea for the Black man.

2012 – Trayvon Martin is shot and killed.

2013 – Jonathan Ferrell is shot and killed.

2014 – Michael Brown is shot and killed.

2015/2016 – Luke Cage premieres on Netflix.

I look forward to seeing if the Luke Cage of that show will have a true understanding of his power and what he symbolizes.

Real Life Proves Why Luke Cage Endures (via fyeahlilbit3point0)

There’s a whole section in “black power” about Luke Cage existing as an anti-lynching fantasy

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Sidney Poitier and Diahann Carroll in Paris Blues (1961)

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Robin Thicke Reveals His Drugs Abuse and Lies About 'Blurred Lines'

project-casting:

Robin Thicke Reveals His Drugs Abuse and Lies About ‘Blurred Lines’

Robin Thicke suffered drug abuse and lied about involvement in the hit song ‘Blurred Lines’.

Robin Thicke has recently confessed that he was jealous of Pharrell Williams musical abilities that he told…

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robregal:

heartblownopen:

universe—cosmos:

Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.

-The Universe 2x14: Nebulas

This is dope.

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Variety’s Power of Women: New York Impact List.

Variety Magazine reveal its list of powerful New York-based women in Media. A total of 10 Black women made the list including Iman who honored for Humanitarian work in Somalia.

2.Misty Copeland: The first African-American soloist for The American Ballet Theater in two decades. She’s a spokesperson for Project Plie, a “Comprehensive initiative to increase racial and ethnic representation in ballet and diversify America’s ballet companies.”

3. Beverly Bond:  Founder and executive director, Black Girls Rock! Bond is the mastermind behind projects like Black Girls Rock and “Imagine Future” a documentary which debuted at Tribeca Festival. She recently signed a five-year development deal with BET Networks.

4.Lisa E. Davis: Partner, Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein+Selz. She’s an entertainment lawyer with clients ranging from business in film,television, publishing, music, theater and sports.Her clients include Spike Lee Terry McMillan and many more.

5.Wendy Williams: Host, Best Selling Author and CEO of Wendy Williams Prods, which produce “Celebrities Undercover” for Oxygen.

6.Debra Lee:ChairCEO, BET Networks. With breakout shows like “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “Being Mary Jane,” BET’s original slate is stronger than ever. “As a testament to our quality programming, we received 19 NAACP Image Award nominations, more than any other network,” Lee says.

7.Kimberley D. Harris: Executive VP, general counsel NBCUniversal. Before joined NBCU in 2013 Harris worked in private practice, government eventually taking a post in the White House Counsel’s Office. At NBCU Harris reports directly to Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. 

8. Robin Roberts:  Anchor, “Good Morning America.” Roberts became news almost as often as she reported on it in the past year, first returning from a show hiatus during which she received cancer treatment then, while acknowledging everyone who had helped her, outing herself as a lesbian.

9.Audra McDonald: Actor McDonald already has a record five Tony Awards, but she might need to make room on her mantel for another as she is currently starring as Billie Holiday in “Lady Day.” 

10.Sylvia Rhone: President, Epic Records. Rhone stepped down as president of Universal Motown in 2011 to create her own startup imprint, Vested in Culture, it seemed only a matter of time before longtime label maven Rhone would be back at the helm of a major record company. 

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thaunderground:

to all my new followers

thaunderground:

to all my new followers

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welcometosaturnn:

itsraddyhoe:

sirxtokes:

rare

Too rare


Over rare.

welcometosaturnn:

itsraddyhoe:

sirxtokes:

rare

Too rare

Over rare.

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wayblackwhen:

The Wood, 1999

lostinurbanism:

LORD THING by DeWitt Beall 

"Produced at the height of the black power movement in the early ‘70s, this film is an insider history into the genesis and transformation of the Conservative Vice Lords gang.  Partially shaped and told by by CVL members who also appear in the film, LORD THING is a unique and powerful tool that expresses an effort in self-transformation during a volatile and violent time in US race history.  Gritty and rhythmic, this unusual film reflects an under-told chapter in gang history as members from the West Side neighborhood of North Lawndale try to become viable and political agents in their community."