One Step Forward

“People today don’t even know who Jesse Owens was. They don’t have no idea what happened in 1936 [at the Olympics in Berlin]. That’s what’s scary, because our history is being lost. The world should recognize how Owens transcended race. His life was so remarkable. And he came up during the time of no drugs, no steroids, none of that, yet his record [winning four gold medals in track and field in a single Olympics] stood all the way till Carl Lewis [who matched the performance at the 1984 Games]. He really put the U.S. in the forefront of the world for taking down the German empire. It’s funny, because when he got back to the United States after winning those four gold medals, there was a ticker-tape parade to the Waldorf-Astoria—and would you believe, they wouldn’t let him in the front door? He had to go in the service elevator. It’s very epic, very beautiful to play him and introduce him to a new generation.”

Anthony Mackie, in an interview with Interview Magazine

The rest of the interview focuses more on Mackie’s role as Tupac Shakur in the upcoming Notorious, but his comments on Jesse Owens are spot-on. You can learn more about Owens and why he’s so important at the website run by the Jesse Owens Trust.

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wild-storm-with-skin:

Indifference will be our demise.

wild-storm-with-skin:

Indifference will be our demise.

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hiwoxuuniis:

"The mascot issue is a symptom of a lot of the problems in Indian Country. The American public sees Indians as a novelty, rather that as a real people, and that penetrates other issues."~ Chad Smith, former principle chief of the Cherokee Nation

hiwoxuuniis:

"The mascot issue is a symptom of a lot of the problems in Indian Country. The American public sees Indians as a novelty, rather that as a real people, and that penetrates other issues."
~ Chad Smith, former principle chief of the Cherokee Nation

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nikkisshadetree:

scandal-whipped:

ebonysexologist:

naturalprose:

kit-kat-sb:

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol
didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

This makes me so mad

AWWW FOR FUCK’S SAKE

Fuck this. Fuck it Fuck it all

No words

This is bullshit.

smh …

nikkisshadetree:

scandal-whipped:

ebonysexologist:

naturalprose:

kit-kat-sb:

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol

didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

This makes me so mad

AWWW FOR FUCK’S SAKE

Fuck this. Fuck it Fuck it all

No words

This is bullshit.

smh …

blackfashionstars:

André 3000 & Liya Kebede by Arthur Elgort.

blackfashionstars:

André 3000 & Liya Kebede by Arthur Elgort.

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mindfulambitions:

Who Taught You to Hate Yourself

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I didn’t go deep enough with intersectionality, but wanted to keep it simple for people who still don’t get it.

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cartoonpolitics:

"Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It’s a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can’t get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy." .. (Noam Chomsky)

cartoonpolitics:

"Debt is a trap, especially student debt, which is enormous, far larger than credit card debt. It’s a trap for the rest of your life because the laws are designed so that you can’t get out of it. If a business, say, gets in too much debt, it can declare bankruptcy but individuals can almost never be relieved of student debt through bankruptcy." .. (Noam Chomsky)

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“Do I love you?, Do I lust for you? Am I a sinner because i do the two?”
— A Tribe Called Quest  (via pinkw0lf)

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memegop:







Is today’s GOP is so eager to cry Vote Fraud because it commits it so often? Mike Hope (“Representative Beefcake”) is registered to vote in two states … AND collecting a paycheck from the legislature of the state he doesn’t live in!http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/26/washington-republican-representative-beefcake-resigns-over-vote-fraud/ ‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬

memegop:

Is today’s GOP is so eager to cry Vote Fraud because it commits it so often? Mike Hope (“Representative Beefcake”) is registered to vote in two states … AND collecting a paycheck from the legislature of the state he doesn’t live in!
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/26/washington-republican-representative-beefcake-resigns-over-vote-fraud/ ‪#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬

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classicladiesofcolor:

Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, 1968.

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