THE LEADING BLACKS

"Today's black leaders, I'm afraid, have become leading blacks. And you don't ever confuse the two. Black leaders are chosen by us...The leading blacks are chosen by the media." —Dr. Julia Hare

SO ♥ @ISSARAE SO DAMN MUCH!

♥ING THE GUEST CAMEO IN THIS PROMO FOR THE NEW SEASON OF @awkwardblkgrl

Check out who it is at 1:27. The new episode premieres on June 14th, y’all!


♥ VIOLA DAVIS SANS THE WEAVES AND WIGS!

as photographed by Ruven Afanador, and styled by Hayley Atkin for the LA Times Magazine

ETERNAL REVERENCE
Don Cornelius
The television and music LEGEND—the first black executive in television to wholly own his brand—died of his a gunshot wound to his head at his home in Encino, California today, Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The case is still under investigation. 
The circumstances of his death, however tragic, don’t belie his triumphs in creating one of the world’s most successful and famous entertainment brands. I like to think he changed the entire scope of the music industry for the better.

ETERNAL REVERENCE

Don Cornelius

The television and music LEGEND—the first black executive in television to wholly own his brand—died of his a gunshot wound to his head at his home in Encino, California today, Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The case is still under investigation. 

The circumstances of his death, however tragic, don’t belie his triumphs in creating one of the world’s most successful and famous entertainment brands. I like to think he changed the entire scope of the music industry for the better.

♥ING THIS TRAILER FOR THE DARK KNIGHT RISES!

♥ AWKWARD BLACK GIRL!

The new episode is up, with some classic lines.

♥ A HALLOWEEN-THEMED EPISODE OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL!

I believe that the soul is never loaded. It’s always in us, like that white light wanting the best from us throughout whatever bad decisions we’ve made, with whatever motives that were wrong. The soul is there recording like a computer—so when we sit still, anything that’s really impressed us or molded us—we can draw upon that, and you can sit there and be quiet and you can see it.

Carrie White, longtime celebrity hairstylist and author of a new memoir, Upper Cut, about her life of intense glamour, heroin addiction and LA of the 60s-90s.

I want to read this ish, stat!