White People: Shut Up About Beyoncé | Bitter Gertrude

“This is a Black moment, rarer than rare in this culture. If you don’t like the way Black artists portray white people, work on changing the impact of white people in Black lives, not on telling Black people they’re wrong about their own lives.”

White People: Shut Up About Beyoncé | Bitter Gertrude

Shonda Rhimes Puts Hollywood in Its Place With Rousing PGA Speech: ‘I Deserve This’ 

Best find of the day. And yes…yes, she does.  #unabashedlyexcellent #blackglory 

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“It’s not trailblazing to write the world as it actually is. Women are smart and strong. They are not sex toys or damsels in distress.”

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How Franklin, The Black ‘Peanuts’ Character, Was Born : Code Switch : NPR

Martin Luther King Jr. had been dead 11 days.

His assassination fresh on her mind, Harriet Glickman, a teacher raising three kids in suburban Los Angeles, sat down at her typewriter.

“Dear Mr. Schulz,” she wrote, “since the death of Martin Luther King, I’ve been asking myself what I can do to help change those conditions in our society which led to the assassination and which contribute to the vast sea of misunderstanding, hate, fear and violence.”

Read/hear the rest here: How Franklin, The Black ‘Peanuts’ Character, Was Born : Code Switch : NPR