Floyd Norman, first African-American artist at Disney, 1958.

Floyd E. Norman is an American animator who worked on the Walt Disney animated features Sleeping Beauty, The Sword in the Stone, andThe Jungle Book, along with various animated short projects at Disney in the late ’50s and early ’60s.

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asifa-hollywood:

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 is now open for entries, offering both emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to engage with new, international audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today.
In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include £750 for the Festival Winner, £250 for the People’s Choice Winner, screenings at a number of other UK festivals and editorial coverage of the festival in Aesthetica Magazine and on the ASFF blog. The time limit is 30 minutes and categories for entry are: Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.
ASFF 2014 will take place in 15 unique and iconic locations across the city of York, spanning its historic buildings and contemporary arts spaces, during the weekend of 6 – 9 November. In addition to four days of screenings, there will also be a variety of opportunities to engage with leading industry figures and fellow filmmakers throughout an exciting series of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions; last year’s attendees included representatives from BAFTA, Film 4, Warp, Raindance, Film London, Beggars Group and Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Entries close 31 May. For more information and to enter visit www.asff.co.uk/submit

asifa-hollywood:

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2014 is now open for entries, offering both emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to engage with new, international audiences and interact with some of the biggest personalities in the film industry today.

In addition to screenings throughout the ASFF weekend, prizes include £750 for the Festival Winner, £250 for the People’s Choice Winner, screenings at a number of other UK festivals and editorial coverage of the festival in Aesthetica Magazine and on the ASFF blog. The time limit is 30 minutes and categories for entry are: Advertising, Animation, Artists’ Film, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Experimental, Fashion, Music Video and Thriller.

ASFF 2014 will take place in 15 unique and iconic locations across the city of York, spanning its historic buildings and contemporary arts spaces, during the weekend of 6 – 9 November. In addition to four days of screenings, there will also be a variety of opportunities to engage with leading industry figures and fellow filmmakers throughout an exciting series of masterclasses, workshops and networking sessions; last year’s attendees included representatives from BAFTA, Film 4, Warp, Raindance, Film London, Beggars Group and Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Entries close 31 May. For more information and to enter visit www.asff.co.uk/submit

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apocalypsedudes:

"Don’t show your ignorance. This is Black Jesus."
"Black Jesus, my foot. That’s Ned the Wino. Ned the Wino, better known as the Ghetto Prophet. "
"You mean the dude who’s always walking up and down the street drinking wine and preachin’? Yeah, he’s always predicting the end of the world and asking for a dime for some wine, so he can die happy."

So, just for a moment…”Good Times”. Possibly one of the top 5 “not  bright”-est character families written in TV history?

apocalypsedudes:

"Don’t show your ignorance. This is Black Jesus."

"Black Jesus, my foot. That’s Ned the Wino. Ned the Wino, better known as the Ghetto Prophet. "

"You mean the dude who’s always walking up and down the street drinking wine and preachin’? Yeah, he’s always predicting the end of the world and asking for a dime for some wine, so he can die happy."

So, just for a moment…”Good Times”. Possibly one of the top 5 “not  bright”-est character families written in TV history?

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Looks like somebody is ready for a sequel!

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It’s A Different World From Where You Come From. #Classic

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It’s A Different World From Where You Come From. #Classic

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Paul Robeson singing “Climbin’ Up” in King Solomon’s Mines (1937)

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Today In History
‘Pearl Bailey, famed entertainer, was born in Newport News, VA, on this date March 29, 1918.’
(photo: Pearl Bailey)
- CARTER Magazine

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Today In History

‘Pearl Bailey, famed entertainer, was born in Newport News, VA, on this date March 29, 1918.’

(photo: Pearl Bailey)

- CARTER Magazine

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BLACK PEOPLE READ MORE MAGAZINES ABOUT MONEY THAN OTHER RACES, PLUS MORE FACTS

by Maria Lloyd, Financial Juneteenth

Despite mainstream media’s relentless attempt to portray African-Americans as vile, materialistic, promiscuous people, a report titled 2013 African American Consumer Report, published by research firm Nielsen and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), puts an end to many of the negative stereotypes about African-Americans that are mass promoted and marketed. 

Below are five things you should know about African-Americans’ interests:

  1. Black people show a strong interest in being educated and employed. African-Americans spend 44 percent more time on education and career sites and 21 percent more time on family and lifestyle sites than total market consumers.
  2. Black people have a strong interest in being educated about their finances. African-Americans read financial magazines 28 percent more than other consumers and spend an average of 87 minutes online looking at websites related to finance and investment, which is 12 percent higher than the overall market.
  3. Black people invest A LOT of money in their appearance. African-Americans purchase Ethnic Hair and Beauty Aids (HABA) nine times more than any other race, which makes it a powerful industry across all income levels in Black America.
  4. Black people show strong interest in television programming that has a Black cast. African-Americans watch 37 percent more television than any other group. They’re particularly interested in television programming that has a diversity in casts or characters who are reflective of Black lifestyle and culture. This was proven when MSNBC’s 2012 ratings surged as of a result of having a staggering 60 percent growth in African-American viewership with the addition of African-American personalities being added to the network.
  5. Black people dominate the smartphone market. Seventy-one percent of African-Americans own a smartphone, compared to 61 percent of the rest of America’s population. Using mobile phones to share and absorb information has become a way of life for African-Americans. 
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The Boondocks Season 4
April 21 10:30PM

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yahooentertainment:
NBC reveals their poster for ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ Srsly, what do you bring to a shower for the spawn of Satan?

 

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NBC reveals their poster for ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ Srsly, what do you bring to a shower for the spawn of Satan?

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As you can imagine, this part of the second episode of “Cosmos” was met with, well…a little resistance. Have you watched this show yet?

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