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georgecuntstanza:

The Cardigans // Lovefool

divalocity:

Screen shots from Lupita’s photo shoot for People magazine. I want to see the actual editorial.

ratchethime:

This could be us but you playin’ 

(Source: highkeygay)

thehuglife:

This is my new favorite non threatening threat

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”
"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”
The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.
ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.
"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.
Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”

"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”

The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.

ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.

"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.

Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.

clintbarttons:

avengers 2 sypnosis:

  • everyone talks about what they have been doing since the first movie
  • clint just sits there staring into the camera like he’s in an episode of the office
I like this color.  It’s called On A Trip by Wet n Wild. And the applicator brush was on point, yo. It was actually flat.

I like this color. It’s called On A Trip by Wet n Wild. And the applicator brush was on point, yo. It was actually flat.

blackhistoryalbum:

Belle: The True Story of Dido Elizabeth Belle

Portrait of Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804) and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray (1760-1825). Movie poster (in theaters May 4, 2014)
via Discover Black Heritage.

Taraji promoting her new film “From The Rough” that opens on April 25, 2014

(from taraji’s instagram)

(Source: eyesofwitt)

lady-banner:

dancys:

@marvel Flattery will get you nowhere! Probably. Maybe. *looks the other way* 

"I’M LIKE YOUR BLACK SHEEP AVENGER"

souperball:

Then finish it, cuz i’m with you til the end of the line.

souperball:

Then finish it, cuz i’m with you til the end of the line.

thatssoproblematic:

ninjagiry:

operafantomet:

Norm Lewis making history when he becomes (to my knowledge) the third black Phantom worldwide to perform in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” - and the first ever on Broadway. 

He follows in the footsteps of Robert Guillaume, who took over the role from Michael Crawford in Los Angeles, and Nicholas Nkuna, who understudied Jonathan Roxmouth in South Africa. 

I am thrilled about these casting news and I’m seriously considering a trip across the pond to see Norm Lewis in the iconic mask. 

WHAT. IS THIS REAL LIFE. IF YOU ARE LYING TO ME I WILL FIND YOU AND I WILL SKIN YOU.

I literally never pursued musical theater seriously because I was convinced a black man couldn’t play the Phantom. Representation matters, and this is amazing.

(Source: asieybarbie)