auntada:

Queen Charlotte with her Two Children, 1765, by Allan Ramsay
Queen Charlotte, wife of the English King George III (1738-1820), was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House. 
Sir Allan Ramsay was the artist responsible for the majority of the paintings of the Queen and his representations of her were the most decidedly African of all her portraits. Ramsey was an anti-slavery intellectual of his day. He also married the niece of Lord Mansfield, the English judge whose 1772 decision was the first in a series of rulings that finally ended slavery in the British Empire.
+Feed Me Revolution.™: Its killing me reading the reports on the....

feedmerevolution:

African American camerawoman that had peanuts thrown at her while being taunted “this is how we feed animals” at the RNC along with the Republican Puerto Rican speaker being yelled over with “USA…USA” and booed when she came to the stage, Even after a man asked the crowd to show her respect.

PREACH!!!!

+George Lucas says Hollywood won't support black films‎

wakeupblackpower:

Director George Lucas says it took 20 years to get his latest film made, “because it’s an all-black movie”.

Speaking on The Daily Show, Lucas said he had to self-fund Red Tails, the true story of a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II.

He claimed major film studios would not back the movie because “there’s no major white roles in it at all”.”

…He then discusses how 2 of Clint Eastwood’s war movies didn’t have any black actors when at the time, there were. Hollywood is racially insensitive so if the media that controls what WE see on TV and in the movies, what does that say to our young ones, to our culture, to us?

smh

This makes me want to see the movie even more!

My family and I are def gonna see it  :)

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