ANNIE - Official Trailer starring Quvenzhané Wallis & Jamie Foxx.
In theaters December 19, 2014
So we’re just not going talk about Cameron Diaz
badacting in this trailer?
This guy wears yoga pants and hides his face, then confronts guys who look at his butt.
this is SO important
i live for this. stupid damn straight dudes fine harassing him till they knew he was a dude holy shit
life goals: making straight dudes question their sexuality
DTF guy @ 1:05
"I want to take this opportunity to talk about beauty, Black beauty, dark beauty. I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: “Dear Lupita,” it reads, “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.”
"My heart bled a little when I read those words, I could never have guessed that my first job out of school would be so powerful in and of itself and that it would propel me to be such an image of hope in the same way that the women of The Color Purple were to me.
"I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of a mirror because I wanted to see my fair face first. And every day I experienced the same disappointment of being just as dark as I was the day before. I tried to negotiate with God, I told him I would stop stealing sugar cubes at night if he gave me what I wanted, I would listen to my mother’s every word and never lose my school sweater again if he just made me a little lighter. But I guess God was unimpressed with my bargaining chips because He never listened."
"And when I was a teenager my self-hate grew worse, as you can imagine happens with adolescence. My mother reminded me often that she thought that I was beautiful but that was no [consolation], she’s my mother, of course she’s supposed to think I am beautiful. And then … Alek Wek. A celebrated model, she was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was. Even Oprah called her beautiful and that made it a fact. I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me, as beautiful. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden Oprah was telling me it wasn’t. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. But a flower couldn’t help but bloom inside of me, when I saw Alek I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny. Now, I had a spring in my step because I felt more seen, more appreciated by the far away gatekeepers of beauty. But around me the preference for my skin prevailed, to the courters that I thought mattered I was still unbeautiful. And my mother again would say to me you can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you and these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be."
”[…] And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside.”
"There is no shade in that beauty."
A fan threw a wig towards Bey at her gig in London and she said this !
She actually said this omfg lol!!!
Dear White People (clip 1)
Culture wars erupt at Winchester University when an all-black residence hall is dismantled in this playful satire that challenges our ideas of identity in our supposed post-racial world.
Dear White People (Clip 2) The Tip Test
So your waitress is rude and your food is about 40 minutes late, do you:
a. No tip.
b. 15 - 20% the generally accepted value in North America.
c. Over tip: 20 - 25% to prove a point that AA’s actually do tip.
A VIDEO ABOUT DARK SKIN AND (HYPED) BEN NYE BANANA FACE POWDER
So…even though these BN powders were the most hyped/over-exposed Make-up product on YouTube last year, its so good to see someone addressing the subject of suitability & uses specifically pertaining to dark WOC.
It needs to be made clear that contrary to popular belief, the Banana powder is not universally flattering on all skin tones. It is best suited for fair to olive skin. But do not despair! There are other shades which compliment and suit dark skinned women even better, namely: Topaz, Sienna, Chestnut or Ebony
Countless WOC have been falling over themselves vying for ‘that Kim K’ look by using a product that she swears by without really taking into account the stark difference in skin tones, believing that they can ‘make it work’.
Naturally us WOCs want to be involved in current beauty trends too and get that flawless finish and we can- the moral of the story is about being empowered with the knowledge that you can tailor the look to suit your own skin tone. Just do some research in finding your correct shade ladies!
The Ben Nye Powders are available in quite an extensive colour range. There are some lovely shades to suit dark skin (ref NW45-NW55).So there’s no need to be so set on strictly using Banana Powder and running the risk of ashiness/the reverse panda/obvious undereye powder look all in the name of Kim K.
Amidst all the hype surrounding Banana Powder, people tend to neglect the other colours in the BN range (or perhaps some are unaware?) but don’t be afraid to find a product that’s specifically suited to your actual skin tone as opposed to being so caught up in emulating a certain celeb. Kim K uses what works for her & you can achieve that bright eyes look using the same concept, just use what works for you :)