Posts tagged: how is he so delightful at all times idek
If you live in Boston come check out this panel I am moderating a week from Friday. Hope to see you there.
Friday, March 21, 2014
6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
Yawkey Theater, WGBH
1 Guest Street, Boston MA
The purpose of the NCRA – WGBH Forum, Race Amity and The Other Tradition, is to contribute to the public discourse on race in America. The specific goal of the forum is to further define and explore “the other tradition” as a perspective and frame of reference in the discourse on improving American race relations.
The perspective of “the other tradition” is that in America’s racial history the dominant tradition of racism has always had a parallel moral counterweight that promoted access, equity, and social justice. This moral counterweight held at its core humanistic and spiritual values accentuated by amity and close cross-racial/cross-cultural collaboration, which, in contrast to racism, is “the other tradition.”
- Forum Moderator: Orlando Jones, Actor/Comedian
- Richard W. Thomas, PhD, Author, Understanding Race Relations in the US, Professor of History Emeritus, Michigan State University
- Anna-Lisa Cox, Ph. D., Author, A Stronger Kinship, Associate at Harvard’s WEB Dubois Institute and Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
- Betsy Newman, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker, producer, and director of Rebel Hearts and the current production on PBS – The Education of Harvey Gant
- Colette Phillips, President & CEO of Colette Phillips Communications, Inc; Publisher of Kaleidoscope, Boston’s first Multicultural Resource Directory, and Founder of Get Konnected, Boston’s Premier Urban Professional Networking Event.
Reception and book signing will follow the forum discussion.
The Forum is free but space is limited! Request tickets by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and placing “Forum” in the subject line.
Terry Crews ain’t here for Hollywood bullshit
Orlando: I myself am often surprised at life’s little quirks. You see, what I told you before about saying “please” was true. It intrigued Trollando, as did my descriptions of your beauty. Finally, Trollando decided something. He said, “All right, Orlando, I’ve never had a ghost writer. You can try it for tonight. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” Three years he said that. “Good night, Orlando. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.” It was a fine time for me. I was learning to fangirl, squee, anything anyone would teach me. And Trollando and I eventually became friends. And then it happened.
Orlando’s Wife: What? Go on.
Orlando: Well, Trollando had grown so infamous, he wanted to retire. So he took me to his cabin and told me his secret. “I am not the Dread Fangirl Trollando,” he said. “My name is Mos Def. I inherited this blog from the previous Dread Fangirl Trollando, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dread Fangirl Trollando, either. His name was Jeff Goldblum. The real Trollando has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Fan-tasia.” Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Fangirl Orlando.
Is everything clear to you?
"Nothing pleases me more than when somebody who was awe-inspired to be working with me realizes I’m just another schmuck that they’re bored of hanging out with on a set. I love that moment. I like it when that persistent illusion is smashed."
okay so basically on this livestream he confirmed that he does indeed have a tumblr and now that he’s not on the show he would like to announce it, just not right this second SO THE HUNT BEGINS(via angelofmisfits)
Whether you like what I do in fandom or think I’m full of shit and problematic, you know I’ve mostly used Tumblr to be silly and engage in the discourse of shipping, trolling, memes and other nonsense for Sleepy Hollow, Supernatural and other shows I am a fan of.
Before you read any further I give you fair warning —
I’m NOT here for anyone who wants to spin a narrative about “thug ass black teenagers” so if that’s where your head is at as you read what I have to say either don’t engage or know that you do so at your peril. The time for respectful discourse on this issue that takes “all sides into account” has long passed (and never really existed in the first place). If you don’t see what’s happening as a problem (or want to talk to me about black-on-black crime) you’re just not paying attention and —-
Your. Argument. Is. Invalid.
In case you haven’t noticed, Trollando is fiddin’ to go off!!
Like all of you, I am outraged by the Jordan Davis verdict and the constant and unending reminders of what writer Ta-Nehisi Coates accurately calls “the irrelevance of black life” in his article at the Atlantic’s website:
From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin to Jordan Davis and countless in-between who we never hear about in the news, the plight of young black boys is an insidious and pervasive epidemic that threatens our collective present and future in a country that too often pays lip service to a false notion of equality (black president = end of racism, amirite?)
If we live in a world where being “armed” with Skittles and an ice tea makes you a threat (not to mention a pawn of media outlets who claim those items were ingredients for a drug called “Lean” — I mean — WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK!!!!) none of us are safe.
If we live in a world where playing your music “too loudly” makes you a clear and present danger to folks who feel the need to “stand their ground” in public spaces, we ALL have a target on our backs.
Although I enjoy and am mindful of the artifice of privilege that celebrity affords me, at the end of the day I am still just a black kid from the south. The amount of times I’ve been pulled over, harassed by “authority figures” or otherwise dehumanized because of the color of my skin is all that is necessary for me to acknowledge that I must be active in demanding accountability from those very forces that cling to centuries old ideas about race and class.
None of us can sit on the sidelines and lament the tragedy of others without getting our heads, our hearts, and our bodies in the game.
One of the essential ways to vocalize our rage is through creative expression. Since I’m in the studio working on my “Tainted Love” album I felt compelled to write a song about what I’ve been seeing on the news and the commentary from the pundit class and folks across the social media landscape.
Tracks are laid and we’re working on the music video which I will debut tomorrow or Tuesday but I crafted a little spoken word opening that we shot today and I wanted to share with you.
FYI - November 23 is the day that Michael Dunn fired into a car of unarmed black teenagers who were playing their “thug music” too loud, killing Jordan Davis. As we all know by now, he was not convicted of murder.
This is not about politics. This is ultimately not even a black or white issue. This is a human issue. We ALL need to do our part to make this insanity stop.
Without further ado I present the opening of my new track “Thug Music”.
I hope it resonates with you and I appreciate that this forum exists where I can share it.
Please kiss your loved ones y’all because every moment is precious.