Trailer - Belle
Directed by Amma Asante. Starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miranda Richardson, Emma Watson Tom Wilkinson, Sarah Gadon, Sam Claflin, James Norton, Penelope Wilton, Tom Felton, Sam Reid and Matthew Goode. Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last month.
First, this looks pretty solid. Second, I have been wanting a “Black Girl Period Piece” as my friend Cameron calls for it forever. Third, why do I have to wait until May?
In theaters May 2, 2014
I NEED THIS. Saving the date
A period Drama with black people.. *rips hair out in excitement*. I live for this shit.
Looks like it’ll be a really good movie. Not sure if I’ll see it, though. Racial movies tend to be a downer for me.
UGLY CRYING. HARD.
AYYYYY. Period pieces with lots of Black people in pretty period clothes. YAY.
*Emily Watson, not emma.
I want to know the full story on this and who exactly this woman was and uggh feels SO GOOD SO EXCITED
It’s Dido Elizabeth Belle
I’m so excited there’s finally a trailer!!
The team at Archer and FX may have created the greatest promo of all time, combining the world’s of Archer and Top Gun for this amazing piece of pop culture brilliance.
Holy shit, the headband and the sunglasses. This has made my day.
This is Biologist Dr Danielle N. Lee also known as the Urban Scientist at Scientific American, she “draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups.” Biology-Online liked her work so much they wanted her to write for them……for free. Danielle Lee politely declined so Biology-Online did what everyone does when women say no - they called her a “Whore”. Here are the screengrabs of the emails.
As if it couldn’t get any worse, Danielle wrote about her experiences on Scientific American and Scientific American took it down. They censured her voice and took away her ability to speak out about the injustices she faced as a female science writer. Fortunately you can still read her article as it has been reprinted here. And she has made this Youtube Video about her experiences
Featuring this in the science tag again because fuck your racist/sexist shit.
im actually laughing so hard at this
tHE GUY WITH THE CAMERA HAS THE PUREST CANADIAN ACCENT I’VE EVER HEARD OMFG
this is so canadian i shit a beaver
When people wonder what Canada Guy’s accent sounds like I’ll just send them this.
CANADA ARE YOU FUCKING WITH US
The Black male owner of a head-shop selling so-called “tobacco” products in Scotia, New York seems to have been the victim of a police informant’s set-up. Surveillance video from Dapp City Smoke Shop shows an unnamed white man in a leather jacket pull what appears to be crack cocaine out of his pocket and place it on the counter. The paid, confidential informant for the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office then photographs the drugs as “evidence.”
Head-shop owner Donald Andrews was charged with felonies — criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance — that could have put him behind bars for 25 years. Forced to close his store, Andrews had spent three weeks in county jail before his lawyer insisted the grand jury view the surveillance footage. On April 25, after authorities saw the tape, charges were dropped.
This week, the community gathered at a Christian Leadership Conference and expressed their concern with policing tactics, particularly incentivizing bogus busts by using paid informants. Many of them, facing their own charges, have a lot at stake in procuring convictions, however unethically. Community members also expressed concern that the set-up was racially motivated.
”With an informant like this, he will lie and plant things and he can’t really be trusted,” Robert Outlar, told NEWS10 at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Many of Andrews’ supporters are concerned the same paid informant has acted afoul before, prompting calls for District Attorney Robert Carney to review past cases with which he was involved. The Schenectady County Sherriff Dominic Dagostino however, told NEWS10 he does not believe there are other problems related to the informant. How he could be so sure, given the circumstances, is not clear.
"We believe that police used this same person on other matters, including those involving residents who may have pleaded guilty out of fear of lengthier incarceration or after having concluded that no one would believe they were framed if they denied the accusations," Outlar also said.
Dagostino’s officers are currently on the look-out for the unknown informant, who skipped town and is facing perjury and possession charges. According to NEWS10, he participated in seven other cases, two of which led to convictions. Andrews’ case is not the first time a paid informant has been linked to shady behavior, but is simply the latest installment in examples of what can go wrong when cold hard cash is linked to a conviction.
Watch this and remember: this happens all the time. For every monumental injustice like this that gets uncovered, imagine how many limitless shenanigans have been successfully executed by the police.
MANY people serve sentences in prison who are innocent. This man, luckily, was saved by video surveillance but would otherwise have entered the criminal justice system because the police decided to PLANT crack on the counter of his smoke shop, which doesn’t even make any fucking sense why someone would be putting crack on the counter in the open like that anyway.
Hey guys! Much to my surprise, the video I submitted to Friskies’ Cat Videos of the Year contest of Feliciano chatting his head off to some crows has ended up as a semi-finalist! Guess he has more charisma than I thought. (That’s a lie, his charisma is what lets him get away with so much!) Needless to say, it would delight us greatly if he were to become a finalist (or even win!), and so if you’re so inclined, we’d be super grateful for your votes!
HEY GUYS. This is my (and Jamie’s, tbqh) cat, and it would mean a LOT to me if you could vote for him (and frequently! Apparently you can vote once per day).
Or even if you’re not up for voting, reblogging this and spreading the word would be incredible!! Thank you. :)
Hii there! Three days left in the voting period! The website’s pretty stupid and full of huge technical difficulties, but if you could vote for my cat here that’d be fantastic:
If it says you’ve already voted, there’s a good chance you haven’t and the website’s stupid — so if it’s not too much trouble, please open the link in an incognito window. That seems to do the trick.
You have to push play. Nothing in the world will prepare you or make you think that you are going to hear what you are going to hear from this guy. When he started singing I stared mouth open.
Everyone who says America is full of uncultured rednecks needs to listen to this Georgia boy.
I don’t think I breathed.
Make sure you watch ALL of it. After the performance as well.
HIS GIRLFRIEND IS THE BEST. IF IT WASN’T FOR HER, HE WOULDN’T BE HERE FOR US. BLESS YOU GIRL. I HOPE YOU GUYS MAKE IT THROUGH THE LONG RUN!!!!!!
I was expecting something
this wasn’t it
WATCH ALL OF IT