Anonymous asked: Thank you for sharing! You'e blessed indeed. Tell me, please, what did my Angel and Chiwetel do to honor Maya and how were their performances?!
Angel did 2 pieces: an excerpt from I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (sorry, I can’t remember the exact reading; there were several people who read from it and it’s all blended together into one happy memory) + an excerpt from Maya’s poem, Human Family.
Chiwetel read an excerpt from The Heart of a Woman about the affect that hearing MLK speak at a church in Harlem had on Maya.
They were both amazing!
And I just also have to say that there were about 10 other people in the performace in addition to Angel, Chiwetel, Adjoa and Clarke and each and every one of them was amazing as well.
Anonymous asked: WoW, Angel and Chiwetel FOR MAYA! Lucky lucky lucky YOU! Where was that?
right?! it was in london at the southbank centre. i found out about the event a couple of months ago and immediately knew i was going since i missed out on any and all celebrations that have happened in the states since she passed away. they didn’t announce the cast until a couple of weeks ago and i was to say the least hype about it. lucky and blessed indeed, it was a soul-stirring night :)
bitcaw asked: interesting that you thought he was the dead body for most of the ep. i actually thought it was Keating. wondered if it was a short tv stint for Davis. hoped not, nor did i think Shonda would do that, but i still worried quite a bit about it... glad i was wrong too!
i don’t even want to allow myself to think of that as a possibility, but now that you’ve planted the seed, the bonkers (the good kind) way that ep was written could’ve meant anyone who wasn’t part of that foursome was fair game as the body. i truly would not forgive shonda for producing this show if that’s what was written for the pilot. you can’t wave viola davis on network tv in the public’s face then take it away after one ep. on network tv in a STARRING role at that! look at me, i’m getting worked up and it didn’t even happen. woosaa. thank you for being wrong :)
serpentine fire | ewf
the cause and effect of you has brought new meaning in my life to me*
*the instrumentation trumps each and every lyric in this song.
a life in the day of benjamin andre | andre 3000 / outkast
yes we were sellin it but no it wasn’t blow
moonphasetest asked: Belle is very much worth the wait :) It was so well done. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
awesome to hear :) can’t wait to support gugu and amma.
pasunepomme asked: Did you click through that Baldwin post to the interview? Fascinating!
didn’t even realize there was one. i definitely will. thanks for the heads up!
pennyforapound asked: Lemme find out some guy in London is giving you grief about being black in America. If I had a Kanye West gif for 'can't tell me nothin', i'd use it right. now.
thanks, homie. but no worries, i shut him down. apparently his trademark is getting sloshed at social gatherings and provoking others into conversations he spends talking over everyone else, but this was my first time meeting him so i was caught off guard. the stuff he was saying and his beliefs were so ludicrous that it would’ve been hilarious if it didn’t piss me off so much. the most shocking part is that i’m 95% sure it wasn’t even the alcohol talking and he really believes every condescending thing he was spouting off. and then had the nerve to say, “i don’t mean you, obviously.” oh, really? so you just mean everyone else i know and love who happens to be black and identifies as american. got it. just generalizations left and right. surefire way to irk me.
anyway, when he wasn’t dominating the conversation, other discussion was really eye-opening and insightful: how often black americans claim america and how often black brits don’t claim britain/the uk, the experiences of first generation black british, african continent vs. caribbean culture, the division amongst all the diasporic countries and islands that are represented in the uk, the neverending i do/don’t see color debate, ignorance vs. racism. good stuff.
pasunepomme asked: 1: A song you like with a color in the title // 7: A song to drive to
1: golden lady - stevie wonder
7: let’s take a ride - justin timberlake