When presenters are reading the winners at the Oscars, this is what the card inside the envelope looks like.
The 83rd Academy Awards 2011
- “The 2011 Academy Awards [Live Coverage]” and related posts (feeds.gawker.com)
- “Red Carpet Fashion At The 83rd Annual Oscars” and related posts (imnotobsessed.com)
- “Oscars 2011 Time: What Time do the Oscars Start? Academy Awards 2011 Coverage” and related posts (tv.popcrunch.com)
Celebrating Black History Month
A collection of video footage and photographs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s of African-American nightclub fashion.
“Jivin’ In Bebop” (1946), Sahji the exotic dancer
“Cabin in the Sky” (1943), John William Sublett
“Chicken Shack Shuffle” (1943), Mabel Lee
“The Heat’s On” (1943), Hazel Scott
“A Lonely Place” (1950), Hadda Brooks
“Hit the Road Jack” (1962), Ray Charles
“Carmen Jones” (1954) Dorothy Dandridge
“A Zoot Suit with a Reet Pleat” (1942), Paul White and Dorothy Dandridge
- It’s Black History Month Folks! (browngirl112.wordpress.com)
- Richardson: A tribute to musician Hazel Scott (nydailynews.com)
- NYC sale of Lena Horne’s belongings nets $316,000 (thegrio.com)
- Military History of African Americans (librarianbrain.wordpress.com)
- Spotlight On: Noir A-Go Go (sherights.wordpress.com)
- The AFRO-American Newspaper online archive has over 1 million free articles (teleread.com)
- AFRO-American Newspapers’ Archives Digitized By Google (narmer.wordpress.com)
- “Everything You Need for an African American History Month Reading List” and related posts (uncpressblog.com)
- The most dangerous place for an African American is… (thisismethodicalmadness.wordpress.com)
- African-American – News (narmer.wordpress.com)
WORLD PREMIERE: ‘The Black Mamba’ – The Kobe Bryant and Robert Rodriguez Full Length Short Film Debuts
NBA ALL-STAR Weekend
- Kanye West Vs. Kobe Bryant In Sneaker Showdown (mtv.com)
- “The Black Mamba (Trailer 2): Kobe Bryant x Robert Rodriguez x Nike (w/ Kanye West)” and related posts (ballerstatus.com)
- New Kobe Bryant “Black Mamba” Nike Ad Features Kanye West & Bruce Willis [VIDEO] (theurbandaily.com)
- Kobe Bryant: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Black Mamba? (bleacherreport.com)
- Kobe Bryant In Robert Rodriguez’s THE BLACK MAMBA (geektyrant.com)
- The Black Mamba Nike Commercial Trailers (arkhilario.com)
- Kobe Bryant: Is The Black Mamba Still The Most Clutch Player in The NBA? (bleacherreport.com)
- Kobe Bryant: Why Is the Black Mamba Still the Most Clutch Performer In the NBA? (bleacherreport.com)
- “Kobe Bryant is â€œThe Black Mambaâ€ with Kanye West | Trailer 2″ and related posts (eukicks.com)
- “Screenvision to Premiere Nike Short Film Starring Kobe Bryant and Directed by Robert Rodriguez Exclusively in Los Angeles Area Movie Theatres” and related posts (americanbankingnews.com)
Quote That: ‘Many a man fail as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.’ -Nietzsche #blackhistorymonth
Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director. He is best remembered for his photo essays for Life magazine and as the director of the 1971 film Shaft.
At the age of 25, Parks was struck by photographs of migrant workers in a magazine and bought his first camera, a Voigtländer Brilliant, for $12.50 at a pawnshop. The photo clerks who developed Parks’ first roll of film, applauded his work and prompted him to get a fashion assignment at Frank Murphy’s women’s clothing store in St. Paul.
Parks began working as a self-taught freelance photographer, focusing on everything from fashion to the effects the depression in Chicago’s slums.
Parks was a close friend of Muhammad Ali, and godfather for Malcolm X’s daughter Quibilah Shabazz. He was a co-founder of Essence magazine, and wrote a ballet called Martin, in honor of King.
His art was about social issues such as poverty, race, segregation and crime. It also enhanced our understanding of beauty, nature, childhood, music, fashion and memory.
By 1944, he was the only black photographer working for Vogue, and in 1948 he became the first black photographer at Life, the most prestigious magazine of its day for photography. Eventually Life sent him to France, Italy, and Spain, and stateside he became known for his photos documenting the civil rights movement.
He attended and took photos at the Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963.
Quote This: ‘It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.’ – W. Churchill
Quote: Winston Churchill
- 10 Winston Churchill quotes (holykaw.alltop.com)
- I’m just a Black man trying to keep my Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day hard in a cruel and harsh world. (aintitcool.com)
- Movie biz worsens for African-Americans: Spike Lee (cbc.ca)
- Kevin Garnett: Garnett Reportedly Cusses Out Spike Lee in Game Against Knicks (bleacherreport.com)
Release Date: 3 June 2011
Genre: Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Milner
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writer: Bryan Singer, Josh Schwartz
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-MEN.
When Denzel Washington accepted his Best Actor Oscar in 2002 for his role in Training Day, he became the second African-American male ever to receive the honor (after Sidney Poitier, who won for 1963’s Lilies of the Field).
- Oscar nominations shoot down Hollywood’s black swans (guardian.co.uk)
- 18 reviews of Training Day (rateitall.com)
- 2011: The Year Of Oscar Snubs (npr.org)
- Breaking Down the $20M Denzel Was Paid for Unstoppable (seattlepi.com)
Film – ‘Super 8′ by J.J. Abrams
- J.J. Abrams Reveals Some ‘Super 8′ Secrets (screenrant.com)
Quote This: ‘The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car its the one who refuses to lose.’ -Dale Earnhardt
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon? A Question Full of Answers for NASCAR (bleacherreport.com)
- Michael Waltrip’s New Book Relives Dale Earnhardt Crash At Daytona (sbnation.com)
- It’s Steve Letarte’s turn to work one of the most pressure-packed jobs in NASCAR — as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief (sports.espn.go.com)
- Daytona 500 Monkey Has Been Spotted, So Whose Back Is He on Now? (bleacherreport.com)
- Is Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Colorful Commentary an Issue? (bleacherreport.com)