RIP Sydney Poitier

Not how anyone wanted to start 2022 off. The first black man to win an Oscar, the first to portray an interracial relationship on screen with Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. A groundbreaking film since it was made before interracial marriages were legal in 1969. Black men are not a monolith, or the stereotypes you created and perpetuate with systemic racism. Thank you for being talented, handsome, stylish, and legendary. We will miss you. You elevated the culture, Wakanda Forever. What’s your favorite Sydney Poitier film? Via: Lexclusiv, Jeune Afrique & Brandi Buns

Obama The Supernova

“The greatest departure from the script of the American caste system was the election of an African-American to the highest office in the land…First, to break more than two centuries of tradition and birthright, it would take the human equivalent of a supernova…’Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention,’ the Nobel committee said, ‘and given its people hope for a better future.”

Folks always ask what has Barack Obama done for black people, he became President bitch…period. Are you kidding me? Read that quote again and again, go to a history class, read books, like coming here as enslaved captives, being raped, learning the language, the unknown land, lynchings, justifying it all with Christianity, confusing barbarism for divinity, segregation and more was so easy to overcome that we need to ask for more. This is a matter of equity not equality only; with the former in mind and the passage above, how does Barack Obama’s ascent into the White House (built by slaves) shape your perspective on his accomplishments? Via: Carter Magazine & Fans Obama Family

Political Memes

Just wanted to bring some levity to the political climate since it’s tense as hell in America, rightfully so. Hope these outlandish memes make someone laugh.

Via: Superlative Savage & Molly Jong Fast

Happy Birthday To A President And A Princess

Two of the sexiest world leaders to ever exist. Their birthday should be a holiday just for their iconic level of existence. Thank you for both for being born. We are eternally grateful. Should today be a holiday? Via: Royal Watcher