Black cat in a mi red eye
If a Bwoy dis di world gone die
Bun up mi herbs til me too high
Peep thru me sword dem wit me 2 eye
When all was quiet and the bodies had gone home she would photograph the aftermath of the day’s shoots. The resulting works have a stillness to them in complete contrast to the frenetic industry of which they are the traces.
These are playgrounds of cheapish fantasy which are left like historical documents to the sex act. At first they have the appearance of a show-home in questionable taste. The colours are vivid and the structure at once basic and commercial looking. Then you look again and see the clues… a bottle of lubricant, a dildo, lights at the edge of the frame, glimpses of the studio beyond. It slowly becomes apparent that these are fantasy landscapes, rude pictures without the nudity.
Political Strategist Donna Brazile: “I Have a Dream… for the Oscars”
Right now, the people of Flint, Michigan — a predominately African-American city — cannot get safe tap water, and young black people are being killed and imprisoned all over this country because of a flawed system of justice. It may seem flippant to be upset about the lack of African-American nominees for the Academy Awards, but the right to dream is as vital as any right enumerated in the Constitution.
I’m waiting on the empty docks
Watching the ships come in
I’m waiting for the agony to stop
Oh, let the happiness in
Liberation for others
After the many years of ongoing persecution and Nazi terror, the freedom dreams of many concentration camp prisoners finally came true when, in 1944, the liberation began.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27:
Pictured above: A pink triangle (rosa winkel in German) memorial plaque at Buchenwald concentration camp is one of three in Germany dedicated to LGBT prisoners and victims who perished during the Holocaust. Stones are left on the marker as a sign of respect and a way to honor the memory of the deceased.
Wednesday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the date the United Nations has chosen to commemorate victims of the Holocaust during World War II. Six million Jews were murdered by Germany’s Nazi regime, along with 5 million non-Jews who were killed.
The anniversary, marked each year since 2005, falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland by the Russian army in 1945.
Make a Movie Whiter has started trending last night and of course people are quick with the puns. Hurry before the butthurt trolls ruin it. The punny hashtag was started of course by the team at the late night gameshow Midnight & Chris Hardwick. Born, no doubt, out of the announcement that Joseph Fiennes would be playing Micheal Jackson
David Kato was the founder of Uganda’s LGBT civil rights movement. He was an outspoken advocate for equality in a country with some of the harshest anti-gay laws. His murder brought global attention to the plight of LGBT people in Uganda and Africa.
“Cinema is a mirror by which we often see ourselves,” he added. “That’s the role we play as filmmakers. If that power is not transmitted on the screens, there’s something wrong.”
Read the whole interview at Variety.com
The Panorama main program of the Berlin International Film Festival which kicks off next month, includes “Strike a Pose,” a feature documentary from Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan…
A lineup of Historic Speeches that will be Performed at #MLKNOW including Actor and Civil Rights Icon Harry Belafonte, Chris Rock, Octavia Spencer, Lin Manuel Miranda, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Anika Noni Rose, Actor Andre Holland, Actresses Condola Rashad and Adepero Oduye.