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wocinsolidarity:

Attanya: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because I love science fiction and fantasy books, but I’m tired of authors treating dragons and robots and magic as more plausible than black and brown characters

Jennifer: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because… when I was 13 a white girl told me it was selfishthat all of the protagonists in my stories were Latina because she “just can’t relate to nonwhite characters.” She made me feel guilty for writing about people like me. 

Aiesha: #WeNeedDiverseBooks because…Black Girls are more than sidekicks or “sassy, ghetto friend”

Facts and Figures About Race/Ethnicity in YA and Children’s Lit:

#WENEEDDIVERSEBOOKS

Posting this a little late, but followers please take the time out to check out this post explaining the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign and more events to come over the next few days! 

(via tapiwamugabe)

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2damnfeisty:

dynamicafrica:

And the 2014 Emmy Nominees Are…!

The nominees for the 2014 Emmy Awards have finally been announced and we’ve compiled a list of all the black actors nominated for awards in this year’s 66th Primetime Emmys.

Out of 36 awards in five different categories (for acting only), this year black actors are present in 11 award slots accounting for a little over 30% of the nominees. “Orange Is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox has made history this year by becaming the first openly transgender person nominated for an Emmy.

  • Kerry Washington as “Olivia Pope” in Scandal - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
  • Reg E. Cathey as “Freddy” in House of Cards - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
  • Joe Morton as “Rowan” in Scandal - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
  • Don Cheadle as “Marty Kaan” in House Of Cards - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
  • Andre Braugher as “Captain Ray Holt” in Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
  • Uzo Aduba as “Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren” in Orange is the New Black - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • Laverne Cox as “Sophia Burset” in Orange is the New Black - Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • Cicely Tyson as “Carrie Watts” in A Trip to Bountiful - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor as “Louis Lester” in Dancing on the Edge - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
  • Idris Elba as “John Luther” in Luther - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
  • Angela Bassett as “Marie Laveau” in American Horror Story: Coven - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

BLACK EXCELLENCE

(via ourafrica)

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“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.

A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…”

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love (via words-of-emotion)

Oooooh my!!! That it’s what it is!!!

(via bebeautifulla)

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culturedgoddess:

In case you missed it, Lupita Nyong’o optioned the film rights to best selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s prize winning book Americanah. A love story set in Nigeria. Adichie was sampled in Beyonce’s Flawless and was recently nominated for the Bailey’s Women’s prize for Fiction. Lupita is set to star in the new Star Wars. #theculturedgoddess #theculturedgoddess #theculturedgoddess

culturedgoddess:

In case you missed it, Lupita Nyong’o optioned the film rights to best selling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s prize winning book Americanah. A love story set in Nigeria. Adichie was sampled in Beyonce’s Flawless and was recently nominated for the Bailey’s Women’s prize for Fiction. Lupita is set to star in the new Star Wars. #theculturedgoddess #theculturedgoddess #theculturedgoddess