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Yesterday on a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”, Harrison Ford answered the most controversial Star Wars question as if he had never stopped playing the role of Han Solo. 

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The many faces of Svetlana Khorkina…

like Nabieva, you never wondered what she was thinking

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A Handy Guide to What Is and Isn't Cultural Appropriation


What isn’t cultural appropration:

• Trying/eating/making a culture’s food
• Listening to that culture’s music
• Watching that culture’s movies
• Reading that culture’s books
• Appreciating that culture’s art
• Wearing that culture’s clothing IF in a setting…

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Yeah, I’ve heard of them.

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This is the woman that haunts my dreams. Her, and that mother fucking Miltank

miltank uses rollout! miltank screws you sideways! It is very effective! ;_;

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How to Be Less Stupid About Hillary Clinton's Future Grandchild

If we’re looking for specifics, right off the top of my head there’s George H.W. Bush. He was a grandfather when he ran for president; in fact, he referred to some of his grandchildren as “the little brown ones” on the 1988 campaign trail. All things being equal (which, as should be evident by now, they are not), there’s a decent chance that one of those “little brown ones,” George P. Bush, will someday run for president.

- One of George H.W. Bush’s sons, George W. Bush, is also a grandfather now. He wasn’t while he was in the White House, though.

- George H.W. Bush’s other son, Jeb Bush, might well run for president, possibly against Hillary Clinton, in 2016. He is a grandfather.

- And also William Henry Harrison was a grandfather when he was president.

- Which I remember mostly because one of his grandsons, Benjamin Harrison, went on to be president. Benjamin Harrison was also a grandfather when he was in office. I looked it up.  

- Here is the number of presidents who have been grandmothers: zero. 

- Here is the number of presidents whose daughters or granddaughters have gone on to be president: zero.  

- Be less stupid.

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Smithsonian Mag Gov Doc: Not All Knights of the Round Table Were White

Picture the knights of the round table. They’re probably tall and strong, wearing armor and drinking out of chalices. And they’re probably all white. And while most of that picture is relatively accurate, the whiteness is not. Meet Sir Morien, the black knight of the round table. 

The blog MedievalPoC points out that Morien has been largely forgotten or white-washed in modern depictions of the round table. But early texts describe him pretty clearly as not-white. The blog quotes from the translated saga of Morien:

He was all black, even as I tell ye: his head, his body, and his hands were all black, saving only his teeth. His shield and his armour were even those of a Moor, and black as a raven…

Had they not heard him call upon God no man had dared face him, deeming that he was the devil or one of his fellows out of hell, for that his steed was so great, and he was taller even than Sir Lancelot, and black withal, as I said afore…

When the Moor heard these words he laughed with heart and mouth (his teeth were white as chalk, otherwise was he altogether black)…

Morien isn’t even the only knight who isn’t white in the Arthurian folklore as the blog Elodie Under Glass points out:

First off, six percent of the Knights of the Round Table were men of color. Granted, that’s only three out of 49 men, but the entire expanded United States Congress is hovering around 13% people of color and only has one black Senator. 

Although, it’s worth noting, one of those three men is green. But he’s definitely not white. So why do all our modern renditions of the round table include a team of totally white guys? Well, not every version of the round table stories points out specifically that Morien is black. Elodie Under Glass explains:

Meanwhile, characters in these stories aren’t really visually described unless they have superlative characteristics, such as mysterious all-black armor or remarkably long golden hair. Many knights were described as dark in hair and features. Instead of placing a large flashing sign in the middle of a saga going “THIS PERSON IS TOTALLY A PERSON OF COLOR YOU GUYS, WE REALLY HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT IN FUTURE ADAPTATIONS” the narrative might well have said “Sir Bors, who was dark” and moved on, assuming that readers or listeners would interpret it the way the narrator meant.

So the storytellers assumed we’d be sharp enough to pick up on their hints that Morien was black. Turns out, we’re not. And the West prefers white heroes anyway. So we now get a round table of white men.

Images via MedievalPoC: Miniature from Illuminated Manuscript circa 1350s; Statue of a Knight believed to be representative of Morien c. 1220

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1. Frankenweenie (2012)
2. Corpse Bride (2005)
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 


I’ve been cheated my whole life.

"Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Not necessarily in that order." - Tim Burton.


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"The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination"

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Lupita Nyong'o Is People Magazine's Most Beautiful and Has Great Perspectives On Beauty Politics


Lupita Nyong’o is on the cover of People as the most beautiful person for 2014 in their annual “50 Most Beautiful” issue. This is the first time that anyone of her complexion has made the cover and she’s only the third Black woman to make the cover, other than Halle Berry…

^^^ regardless of the differing opinions, I cannot help but celebrate. She’s exactly what we need at the forefront of Black Entertainment right now. She’s beautiful. intelligent, humble and genuinely sweet and most importantly (imo) incredibly aware of the space she occupies and what it means for the image of Black people.