Rush hour on pause. (at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian)

Rush hour on pause. (at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian)

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Writing class! (at Friendship Collegiate Academy Carter G Woodson)

Writing class! (at Friendship Collegiate Academy Carter G Woodson)

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at Rock Creek Park

at Rock Creek Park

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Break before evening class (at Rock Creek Park)

Break before evening class (at Rock Creek Park)

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Universal Pictures is hard at work on the film Straight Outta Compton, an N.W.A. biopic set for release next year. The movie is happening with the cooperation of heavyweights like Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Here is a casting call for the film that went out yesterday.

"This casting call was posted yesterday by Sande Allesi Casting, an agency that has posted several casting notices for the film:

    ‘SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR FEMALES-ALL ETHNICITIES- from the late 80’s. Shoots on “Straight Outta Compton”. Shoot date TBD. We are pulling photos for the director of featured extras. VERY IMPORTANT – You MUST live in the Los Angeles area (Orange County is fine too) to work on this show. DO NOT SUBMIT if you live out of the area. Nobody is going to be flying into LA to do extra work on this show - and don’t tell me you are willing to fly in.

    SAG OR NON UNION FEMALES - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN. DO NOT EMAIL IN FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY:

    A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair - no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS

    B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS

    C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS

    D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS’

Some people believe that Hollywood is often guilty of perpetuating and reinforcing harmful racial stereotypes.”   (via Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell)

Universal Pictures is hard at work on the film Straight Outta Compton, an N.W.A. biopic set for release next year. The movie is happening with the cooperation of heavyweights like Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Here is a casting call for the film that went out yesterday.

"This casting call was posted yesterday by Sande Allesi Casting, an agency that has posted several casting notices for the film:

‘SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR FEMALES-ALL ETHNICITIES- from the late 80’s. Shoots on “Straight Outta Compton”. Shoot date TBD. We are pulling photos for the director of featured extras. VERY IMPORTANT – You MUST live in the Los Angeles area (Orange County is fine too) to work on this show. DO NOT SUBMIT if you live out of the area. Nobody is going to be flying into LA to do extra work on this show - and don’t tell me you are willing to fly in.

SAG OR NON UNION FEMALES - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN. DO NOT EMAIL IN FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY:

A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair - no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS

B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS

C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS

D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS’

Some people believe that Hollywood is often guilty of perpetuating and reinforcing harmful racial stereotypes.” (via Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell)

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Soul food

Soul food

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Just released! Womanist and Black Feminist Responses to Tyler Perry’s Productions. Edited by LeRhonda S. Manigault-Bryant, Tamura A. Lomax, and Carol B. Duncan.

This volume “examines Perry’s works from interdisciplinary perspectives and provides a necessary response to Perry’s current…

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keturahariel:

Unapologetically Me. 2014. Digital painting. Hairfinity Series. keturahariel.com
Pink and blue are two of my favorite colors, although, in my heart I know that I don’t have favorite colors. Lol. Colors are like moods and emotions. You need them all to appreciate the others. Sometimes my paintings turn out exactly how I imagined them. This one is a perfect example of that. When I paint like this, so intentional and decisive. I almost feel like I’m on autopilot. It’s a very weird feeling, everything flows, no planning is involved… It just happens.

keturahariel:

Unapologetically Me. 2014. Digital painting. Hairfinity Series. keturahariel.com

Pink and blue are two of my favorite colors, although, in my heart I know that I don’t have favorite colors. Lol. Colors are like moods and emotions. You need them all to appreciate the others. Sometimes my paintings turn out exactly how I imagined them. This one is a perfect example of that. When I paint like this, so intentional and decisive. I almost feel like I’m on autopilot. It’s a very weird feeling, everything flows, no planning is involved… It just happens.

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