#latergram Boyfriend took this of me the other night when we got home from dancing… I was happy. I am happy here. Thank you nola for giving me so many wonderful, rich, and endless days of joy. For giving my son one of the best summer experiences. For the night I danced until 8 am in a place filled with nothing but love. I fall in love with you more and more every day. You are magic. I am grateful. #nola-Solange


CFBG!

#latergram Boyfriend took this of me the other night when we got home from dancing… I was happy. I am happy here. Thank you nola for giving me so many wonderful, rich, and endless days of joy. For giving my son one of the best summer experiences. For the night I danced until 8 am in a place filled with nothing but love. I fall in love with you more and more every day. You are magic. I am grateful. #nola-Solange

CFBG!

britticisms:

Although I’ve previously written for Noisey, my first essay for Vice proper premiered today. It is about black subcultures and the internet. It was difficult thinking about the images for the story. I sat at an Intelligentsia downtown with my friend Maurene discussing projects for Inland when Kenya and V walked by. 
"They’re perfect!" I shouted.
Maurene ran after them while they were running after a group of men nearby. The above images aren’t stylized. We asked them to dress in their normal style and they even dressed down from how we saw them in the street. Even more than my story, I’m excited to share these stunning images. 

We discuss this great piece by Britt in the latest episode!
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britticisms:

Although I’ve previously written for Noisey, my first essay for Vice proper premiered today. It is about black subcultures and the internet. It was difficult thinking about the images for the story. I sat at an Intelligentsia downtown with my friend Maurene discussing projects for Inland when Kenya and V walked by. 
"They’re perfect!" I shouted.
Maurene ran after them while they were running after a group of men nearby. The above images aren’t stylized. We asked them to dress in their normal style and they even dressed down from how we saw them in the street. Even more than my story, I’m excited to share these stunning images. 

We discuss this great piece by Britt in the latest episode!
ZoomInfo
britticisms:

Although I’ve previously written for Noisey, my first essay for Vice proper premiered today. It is about black subcultures and the internet. It was difficult thinking about the images for the story. I sat at an Intelligentsia downtown with my friend Maurene discussing projects for Inland when Kenya and V walked by. 
"They’re perfect!" I shouted.
Maurene ran after them while they were running after a group of men nearby. The above images aren’t stylized. We asked them to dress in their normal style and they even dressed down from how we saw them in the street. Even more than my story, I’m excited to share these stunning images. 

We discuss this great piece by Britt in the latest episode!
ZoomInfo

britticisms:

Although I’ve previously written for Noisey, my first essay for Vice proper premiered today. It is about black subcultures and the internet. It was difficult thinking about the images for the story. I sat at an Intelligentsia downtown with my friend Maurene discussing projects for Inland when Kenya and V walked by. 

"They’re perfect!" I shouted.

Maurene ran after them while they were running after a group of men nearby. The above images aren’t stylized. We asked them to dress in their normal style and they even dressed down from how we saw them in the street. Even more than my story, I’m excited to share these stunning images. 

We discuss this great piece by Britt in the latest episode!

blackgirlstalking:

Black Girls Talking Episode 32

We were delighted to have writer Bim Adewunmi join us for this episode to talk about the cringeworthy Straight Outta Compton casting call; Emmy nominations; Nurse Jackie and women anti-heroes; her Guardian cover story on Assata Shakur and more.

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It’s a beautiful day as several of our favs have snagged Primetime Emmy nominations! We’re particularly excited about the Guest Actress in a Drama Series category. Here’s the full list of the black actors and actresses nominated this year:
Kerry Washington - Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “Scandal”
Idris Elba - Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Luther”
Chiwetel Ejiofor - Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Dancing on the Edge”
Don Cheadle - Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “House of Lies”
Cicely Tyson - Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “The Trip to Bountiful”
Angela Bassett - Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Andre Braugher - Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Reg E. Cathey - Guest Actor in a Drama Series, “House of Cards”
Joe Morton - Guest Actor in a Drama Series, “Scandal”
Uzo Aduba - Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange is the New Black”
Laverne Cox - Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange is the New Black”
"Luther" is also nominated for writing, as is "Key & Peele." "Wynton Marsalis: A Young Arts Masterclass" is nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program and "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" picked up a nomination in the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special category. 
Is it too early to start #BlackEmmys?

It’s a beautiful day as several of our favs have snagged Primetime Emmy nominations! We’re particularly excited about the Guest Actress in a Drama Series category. Here’s the full list of the black actors and actresses nominated this year:

  • Kerry Washington - Lead Actress in a Drama Series, “Scandal”
  • Idris Elba - Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Luther”
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor - Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, “Dancing on the Edge”
  • Don Cheadle - Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, “House of Lies”
  • Cicely Tyson - Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “The Trip to Bountiful”
  • Angela Bassett - Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, “American Horror Story: Coven”
  • Andre Braugher - Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • Reg E. Cathey - Guest Actor in a Drama Series, “House of Cards”
  • Joe Morton - Guest Actor in a Drama Series, “Scandal”
  • Uzo Aduba - Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange is the New Black”
  • Laverne Cox - Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Orange is the New Black”

"Luther" is also nominated for writing, as is "Key & Peele." "Wynton Marsalis: A Young Arts Masterclass" is nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program and "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" picked up a nomination in the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special category. 

Is it too early to start #BlackEmmys?

Strolling" is a series created by cecileemeke where she literally strolls around with people as they talk about the various issues affecting them. It’s brilliant. 

Several videos have been released, featuring Black women just doing their thing, being effortlessly fly as we’re wont to do, but this one stood out for me because Vanessa is totally someone I would drink bottomless mimosas with and not give a damn about people giving us rude looks because we’re passionately discussing free tampons. I’m so with her on this - TAMPONS SHOULD BE FREE Y’ALL.

This episode also goes a bit deeper as Vanessa discusses rape culture and her life as an actress struggling with typecasting, stereotypes, and colorism. Sort of refreshing (but still very depressing) to hear Black folks from different parts of the world noting how important representation is. Validating, even. We’re all connected.

- Alesia