CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests
The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.
More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.
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CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests
The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.
More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.
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CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests
The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.
More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.
Zoom Info
CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests
The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.
More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.
Zoom Info
CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests
The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.
More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.
Zoom Info
CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests
The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.
More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.
Zoom Info

CultureHISTORY: "Hands Up, Don’t Shoot" - Hong Kong Protests

The passionate voices of Black America have been heard around the world. Incredible protests in tribute and solidarity as Hong Kong’s youth fights for political autonomy from China.

More on the Hong Kong protests here and more on the power of the “Don’t Shoot” movement here.

twankeez:

2cc48a:

I hate this

AHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA.
THE PERSON THAT DID THIS IS A FUCKING GENUIS, BECAUSE THEYRE STEALING FROM PRETENTIOUS RUBES WHO WANT “ART” THEN REALIZE THEY’RE NOT GETTING SHIT AFTER IT’S TOO LATE.

twankeez:

2cc48a:

I hate this

AHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA.

THE PERSON THAT DID THIS IS A FUCKING GENUIS, BECAUSE THEYRE STEALING FROM PRETENTIOUS RUBES WHO WANT “ART” THEN REALIZE THEY’RE NOT GETTING SHIT AFTER IT’S TOO LATE.

pattilahell:

blackgalfly:

kidbuudha:

lovelykeba:

usafjeff:

ripspaddedroom:

feel that!

so white empowerment shouldn’t be racist when we start getting blamed by blacks for some stupid shit.

Do whites get blamed for stupid shit? Or do whites get blamed for racist shit?!?!?

Why do whites need to be “empowered”? What injustices do white people suffer on a day to day basis? When was the last time your sons and daughters were systematically killed for no reason? When was the last time a white boy were killed for looking “suspicious” in his own neighborhood and the killer was acquitted? Don’t pull that bullshit. Black empowerment isn’t racism because it doesn’t involve us as a people having to step on other people to feel empowered. White empowerment REQUIRES that attitude of conquest and if you don’t believe me, look in a fucking history book.

👀 oop swerve

If you truly seek white empowerment, Fox News is miraculously still on the air. 24/7. Get your life.

#GotTold

pattilahell:

blackgalfly:

kidbuudha:

lovelykeba:

usafjeff:

ripspaddedroom:

feel that!

so white empowerment shouldn’t be racist when we start getting blamed by blacks for some stupid shit.

Do whites get blamed for stupid shit? Or do whites get blamed for racist shit?!?!?

Why do whites need to be “empowered”? What injustices do white people suffer on a day to day basis? When was the last time your sons and daughters were systematically killed for no reason? When was the last time a white boy were killed for looking “suspicious” in his own neighborhood and the killer was acquitted? Don’t pull that bullshit. Black empowerment isn’t racism because it doesn’t involve us as a people having to step on other people to feel empowered. White empowerment REQUIRES that attitude of conquest and if you don’t believe me, look in a fucking history book.

👀 oop swerve

If you truly seek white empowerment, Fox News is miraculously still on the air. 24/7. Get your life.

#GotTold

CultureSOUL: “Bridge Over Troubled Water (Live) - Aretha Franklin - The GRAMMYs c. 1970s

With her fine piano playing and that glorious voice, Aretha drops the mic in this clip. A Scandal-inspired ‪#‎GospelSunday‬ 

CultureSOUL: The Affrilachians c. late 1800s From original poster:

 “The term Affrilachian, coined in the early 1990’s by Kentucky poet Frank X Walker. Walker sought to recognize people who are both African American and Appalachian, and to recover the multiracial identify of the region. The people of the southern mountains were, from early settlement days, a community of white, Native American, and African American families.” 

Photo: AME Zion Congregation (courtesy of Hunter Library Special Collections, WCU).

CultureSOUL: The Affrilachians c. late 1800s 

From original poster:

“The term Affrilachian, coined in the early 1990’s by Kentucky poet Frank X Walker. Walker sought to recognize people who are both African American and Appalachian, and to recover the multiracial identify of the region. The people of the southern mountains were, from early settlement days, a community of white, Native American, and African American families.” 

Photo: AME Zion Congregation (courtesy of Hunter Library Special Collections, WCU).

CultureTRIBUTE: Derek Jeter – Mr. November

Even though I’m not much of a baseball fan – and I never root for the Yankees – I find myself moved by Jeter’s final games. What a consummate legend. To hit a walk-off single and win your final home game is something worthy of THE NATURAL and it’s typical Jeter. Moments like that are why people love sports. But even non-sports fans should know and pay homage to #2.

You should know that he’s one of the last old-time sports legends who defined the art of ‘little talk and big action’. You should know that he came through for his team in their biggest playoff moments. You should know that he has five (5) World Series titles. You should know that his team’s biggest rivals, the Boston Red Sox, gave him a standing ovation. You should know that, due to postponed games after 9/11, he’s probably the only baseball player who will ever be called “Mr. November” for his playoff heroics. And you should know that he made his city burst with pride and they call him The Captain. You should know the legend of Derek Jeter.

‪#‎FarewellCaptain‬

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CultureSOUL *50s* : “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean (Live) - Ruth Brown, 1954

A live performance clip from one of the most beloved R&B singers of the 1950s, Ms. Ruth Brown. She had tons of hit singles during the decade (including this one) and helped to define what is now the vintage R&B sound. A fine singer and a great entertainer.

#50sMonth

CultureCOUPLES: George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin
Clooney’s gonna put a ring on it this weekend in Venice. Fab looking couple. And she’s a celebrated human rights lawyer too. George did good.

CultureCOUPLES: George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin

Clooney’s gonna put a ring on it this weekend in Venice. Fab looking couple. And she’s a celebrated human rights lawyer too. George did good.

CultureCINEMA *50s* - The Actors Studio, The Method & The Birth of Modern Cinema

“… but nothing will ever compare to the explosion set off by Brando in his savage portrayal of Stanley Kowalski… What we were seeing was a new kind of visceral intensity onstage that veteran theatergoers had never experienced before. The bar for dramatic actors was being raised before our eyes…. at the curtain there was a strange pause, as if the audience were trying to catch its breath. Then the thundering applause, the standing ovation, and the bravos…” 

– Oscar-winning screenwriter Bud Schulberg on seeing Marlon Brando in the original 1947 Broadway production of STREETCAR.

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Brando, A Streetcar Named Desire (film version), 1951

Brando recreated the character in the 1951 film version of the Tennessee Williams play and made celluloid history. A student of Stella Adler’s in the 1940s, Brando would go on to revolutionize and reinvent the craft of acting for generations to come. At the time there were great ‘classical’ actors like Lionel Barrymore, Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and the young British star taking Hollywood by storm, Laurence Oliver. All of them Oscar winners for acting performances in the ‘classical’ style which focused on the physical transformation and the ‘imagined’ experiences that the actor brought to the role.

At the same time, legendary Hollywood director – and the original Martin Scorsese – Elia Kazan started a theater/film school with actor and teacher Lee Strasberg in New York and The Actors Studio was born. A good online description: “In 1947 Kazan along with Lee Strasberg founded the Actors Studio, introducing “method acting” to the American stage and cinema as a new form of self-expression and providing a forum for psychological “realism” that helped actors reach deeply into themselves in order to extract an honest emotional performance. “

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Legendary director & Actors Studio co-founder, Elia Kazan c. 1950s

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Actor and teacher Lee Strasberg c. 1950s

Realism. That was the key. By training actors to use their own emotional and sensory experiences to infuse their characters, the actor could create a new level of realism in cinema. Once the Method took off, scores of theater and screen actors began taking classes at The Studio. It’s probably not too far off to call it one of the first ‘hipster’ movements in Hollywood, and it was also a good way to get cast in a Kazan film. He was the most important and critically acclaimed director of his generation and his mid-20th century films became the palette for ‘Method” performances. Celebrities like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Montgomery Clift, Karl Malden, Joanne Woodward, Julie Harris, Anne Bancroft and Dennis Hopper all became regular students.

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Paul Newman, Actors Studio c. 1950s

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Marilyn Monroe, Actors Studio, 1955

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James Dean (far left), Actors Studio c. 1950s

Brando’s 1951 screen performance and rise of The Studio could be considered the dividing line between classical and method acting. The Before and After. Once ‘the Method’ took off, it’s been the main prevailing American Acting standard ever since. It has infused generations of actors from the influential 70s stars De Niro, Streep, Pacino and Dustin Hoffman to today’s generation including Cate Blanchett, Sean Penn, Daniel Day-Lewis and the late great Phillip Seymour Hoffman. In the mid-90s Bravo started the Inside The Actors Studioseries to highlight the method and the famous actors who have continued the tradition into the 21st century.

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Lee Strasberg (far right) gives notes to actor during class c. 1950s

Info Links:

  1. Vanity Fair: Marlon Brando - “A King Who Would Be A Man (2005)
  2. The Actors Studio (Wiki)  
  3. Studio History/Lee Strasberg