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Nichelle Nichols inspires Whoopi Goldberg to become an actress because she was the first black woman Whoopi’d ever seen on tv that wasn’t playing a maid.
Whoopi gets her career launched by starring in The Color Purple.
Lupita Nyong’o was inspired to become an actress after watching The Color Purple because she was finally watching a film with people who looked like her.
So just to be clear, An African communications officer (who Nichelle never would’ve played if not for MLKJ encouraging her about representation) inspired the lead actress in the best black film of all time (which was based off a book written by a black womanist) where the women carried the weight of the film, which led to an African actress to get the role in a high profile film, directed, written by and starring black folk before even graduating school and now has the most nominations I’ve ever seen from someone so inexperienced.
But by all means, keep making racist powerpoints about how representation has no affect on anyone just because you don’t see color.
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adepero Oduye and Lupita Nyong’o for W Magazine
Shot by LORNA SIMPSON
"It just shows you how important it is represent everyone in our profession." (x)
can we just take a moment to imagine little cute nine-year-old hermione reading matilda
and peering into this book about a smart, bookish girl who could move things with her mind
and then can you imagine her concentrating very hard on the books on the bookshelf and slowly, slowly, getting them to move
CT: Well, of course, I was familiar with Kerry’s work, “The Last King of Scotland” and “Ray,” which tore me to pieces. But I really got to know her when I was honored with the Spingarn Medal by the N.A.A.C.P. I was concerned about who would present it to me. So I went down the whole list of talented and socially conscious young ladies I had known over the years. And someone I am very close to said, “Ask Kerry.” And the next thing I know, Kerry is giving me one of the most incredible introductions I have had in my entire career. I sat there with my mouth wide open because it was so clear that she had done her homework. Ever since then, Kerry has been in my pocket.
KW: It’s where I love to live, in Miss Tyson’s pocket.
Radio 4 Concert House - Queen's Concert 2013: Jose James, pianist Stefano Bollani and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly - Full Audio
if you like jose james, gershwin standards and/or amazing orchestras, listen immediately.
recorded april 29 in amsterdam.
Janelle Monáe Feat. Erykah Badu- Q.U.E.E.N.