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“Look Right” | #doyosexi | #quotes #steetphotography #pics #losangeles


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“Glances: Seen and Unseen” | #doyosexi | #quotes #streetphotography #pics #losangeles


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“Lady Shade” | #doyosexi | #quotes #streetphotography #pics #losangeles


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“Laurel and Hardy” | #doyosexi | #quotes #streetphotography #pics #losangeles


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“Do Not Feed The Wild Animals” | #doyosexi | #quotes #streetphotography #pics #losangeles


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“Stacks” | #doyosexi | #quotes #streetphotography #pics #losangeles


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“We Can Be Heroes” | #doyosexi | #quotes #pics


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Because… it’s Ron O’Neal. | #doyosexi

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You Can Fly. | #doyosexi

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Be Classy. | #doyosexi

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#TBT | “Do the Right Thing” (1989) Movie Review By ROGER EBERT | #doyosexi | #quotes #film #hollywood

BY ROGER EBERT / June 30, 1989

Spike Lee‘s “Do the Right Thing” is the most controversial film of the year, and it only opens today. Thousands of people already have seen it at preview screenings, and everywhere I go, people are discussing it. Some of them are bothered by it; they think it will cause trouble. Others feel the message is confused. Some find it too militant, others find it the work of a middle-class director who is trying to play street-smart. All of those reactions, I think, simply are different ways of avoiding the central fact of this film, which is that it comes closer to reflecting the current state of race relations in America than any other movie of our time.

Of course it is confused. Of course it wavers between middle-class values and street values. Of course it is not sure whether it believes in liberal pieties or militancy. Of course some of the characters are sympathetic and others are hateful. And of course some of the likable characters do bad things. Isn’t that the way it is in America today? Anyone who walks into this film expecting answers is a dreamer or a fool. But anyone who leaves the movie with more intolerance than they walked in with wasn’t paying attention.

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The movie takes place during one long, hot day in the Bedford-Stuyevesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. But this is not the typical urban cityscape we’ve seen in countless action movies about violence and guns and drugs. People live here. It’s a neighborhood like those city neighborhoods in the urban movies of the Depression: People know one another and accept one another, and although there are problems, there also is a sense of community. (MORE)

Cast & Credits
Sal: Danny Aiello
Da Mayor: Ossie Davis
Mother Sister: Ruby Dee
Vito: Richard Edson
Buggin Out: Giancarlo Esposito
Mookie: Spike Lee
Radio Raheem: Bill Nunn
Pino: John Turturro
ML: Paul Benjamin
Coconut Sid: Frankie Faison

Universal. Written And Directed By Spike Lee. Photography By Ernest Dickerson. Edited By Barry Alexander Brown. Music By Bill Lee. Running Time: 120 Minutes. Classified R.

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“La La La” | #doyosexi | #quotes #snooplion #music #losangeles



BOOTY JUICE

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THE COPS WOULD’VE SHOT HOMEBOY, BUT I KNOW BETTER… HE WAS JUST CHILLIN’.


KYSX Entertainment | “Horrible Bosses”



When presenters are reading the winners at the Oscars, this is what the card inside the envelope looks like.

The 83rd Academy Awards 2011

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African-American Nightclub Fashion in the 1940s, 50s and 60s

Celebrating Black History Month

A collection of video footage and photographs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s of African-American nightclub fashion.
Rundown:
“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


WORLD PREMIERE: ‘The Black Mamba’ – The Kobe Bryant and Robert Rodriguez Full Length Short Film Debuts

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NBA ALL-STAR Weekend


Quote That: ‘Many a man fail as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good.’ -Nietzsche #blackhistorymonth

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Gordon Parks

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.

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Parks began working as a self-taught freelance photographer, focusing on everything from fashion to the effects the depression in Chicago’s slums.

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In 1941, Parks met Ella Watson, a government cleaning woman, who became one of his most important subjects. His best-known photograph of Watson is American Gothic, 1942, today an icon of American culture. It shows a dignified woman posed like the farmer in Grant Wood’s 1930 composition, holding a broom and mop in place of the farmer’s pitchfork. Behind her hangs the American flag.

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.

His autobiographical first novel, The Learning Tree (1963), and his subsequent autobiographies demonstrate that he had learned to value his parents’ hard work, compassion, integrity, and capacity for hope as well as to fear the brutality and perversity of personal and institutionalized racism.

He attended and took photos at the Civil Rights March on Washington, 1963.

He died on March 7, 2006 (aged 93) in New York City.

 


Quote This: ‘It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.’ – W. Churchill

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Quote: Winston Churchill


Check The Trailer: ‘X Men: First Class’

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
MPAA: N/A
Studio: 20th Century Fox

Plot:
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.


Denzel Washington wins Oscar® for “Training Day” #blackhistorymonth

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).

Denzel Washington winning an Oscar – Best Actor, “Training Day” – 74th Annual Academy Awards


Check The Trailer: ‘Super 8′

Film – ‘Super 8′ by J.J. Abrams


Quote This: ‘The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car its the one who refuses to lose.’ -Dale Earnhardt

James Brown – ‘Get Up Offa That Thing‘  (1976)