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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

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this eases the entire fuck out of my mind.

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RIP, Alice Coachman, First Black Woman to Win an Olympic Gold Medal

(November 9, 1923-July 14, 2014)

Books:

Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman Olympic High Jump Champion

Heather Lang

At the 1948 Olympics in London, members of the U.S. Women’s Track and Field team went down to defeat one by one. Any hope of winning rested on Alice Coachman. Thousands of spectators stayed late for the high-jump event and witnessed history as she became the first African American woman to win an Olympic gold medal. In time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, this book follows Coachman on her journey from rural Georgia, where she overcame adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete, to her triumph in Wembly Stadium.

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper

Ann Malaspina

A biography of the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, from her childhood in segregated Albany, Georgia, in the 1930s, through her recognition at the 1996 Olympics as one of the hundred best athletes in Olympic history.

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OKAY ONE MORE TIME IN BOLD TITLE MODE: DARK GIRLS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! YOUR SKIN IS PERFECT AND YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. DO NOT LET ANOTHER FUCKING HUMAN BEING TELL YOU ANY DIFFERENT. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU DESERVE THE SAME RESPECT ANY OTHER WOMAN GETS. YOU ARE NOT BELOW THEM. YOU ARE GORGEOUS! IF A MAN OR WOMAN TELLS YOU THAT YOU ARE NOT BEAUTIFUL, LAUGH, LAUGH RIGHT IN THEIR FACE. YOU ARE A QUEEN. SKIN OF DEEP DARK SPACE, VAST AND UNKNOWN. DEEP AND BLACK AS THE OCEAN, POWERFUL AND MYSTERIOUS. YOU ARE FUCKING BEAUTIFUL!

deebott:

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deebott:

YOU ARE SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL.

🙏🙏🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌 bless this post I be trying to tell ppl dark skin girls are gorgeous

YES! KEEP REBLOGGING SO THAT THEY KNOW A DARK SKINNED WOMAN WHO LOVES HERSELF SAID IT! YOU DARK SKINNED WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL! LOOK DEEP LOOK AND KNOW IT!

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Lena Waithe, comedian, writer and producer of the Sundance award-winning movie “Dear White People”  inks a deal with BET to produce a pilot based on her YouTube pilot presentation, “Twenties,” according to Variety. Twenties, debuted on YouTube last August in four parts, is about a group of Black women in their twenties navigating through life and trying to find their place within it.

Waithe told Variety that while she does want to entertain the BET audience, she also wants them to engage them with interesting content. “My goal is to shoot the most amazing pilot possible,” Waithe told Variety“But for people to not just love it today but for them also to watch it 20 years from now.”

Waithe was named one of its 10 Comedians To Watch in Variety and is also the creator of black web series, “Hello Cupid.” Hello cupid I will upload the videos soon. I am so looking forward to this show and I do hope BET let her makes and her team makes the decision

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Spoiler alert. The first people pretty much everywhere were black.

Exactly.

Spoiler alert. The first people pretty much everywhere were black.

Exactly.

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"Morning lazy sex" for iamartemisday 

this is what morning sex is like, not like in porn

This.

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LIGHTS ON

(New York City, 2013-2014)

Photographer Franck Bohbot  previously )

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photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

This is better to see than white people with African animals.

- Jess

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soapqueen:

Made with hydrating coffee butter and sunflower oil, this Coffee Butter Foot Creme will leave your feet soft and smooth!


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KINGS & QUEENS by Africa On My Sleeve Nehanda - lion spirit; symbol of authority

"One of the purposes of the Kings and Queens Collection was to share an aspect of African history through art and fashion…”

Each of the tshirts come with a card of the original art work. I love this collection and the Africa On My Sleeve intiative.


To purchase your own tshirt and to see the rest of the collection click here ——>

http://shopafricaonmysleeve.bigcartel.com/category/nehanda-collection

#Fashion : KINGS & QUEENS collection by @AOMS2014

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Can’t put a price on a picture like this R.I.P MLK.

Can’t put a price on a picture like this R.I.P MLK.

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Okay I made another one 💂👳🙊

Man listen…..

Ugh aspirations

glory

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dynamicafrica:

Some of my favourite photographs of Diane Audrey Ngako's takeover of our instagram account.

These photos were taken during her trips to Cameroon, her home country, and Kenya.

See them all here.

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