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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - White Privilege II (Feat. Jamila Woods).

“The DIY underdog, so independent. But the one thing the American dream fails to mention is I was many steps ahead to begin with “

Macklemore..

..did not “call out Iggy & Miley”. He called out himself, and all others like him in pop culture today who are appropriating black culture and profiting on aspects that POC are persecuted and ridiculed for. 

I’m sick of the media turning every reference in a song into “calling out” or “throwing shade”. Listen to the words. Look at your skin color. Acknowledge your white (or in my case, white passing) privilege before entering the conversation. 

Somehow, the media has managed to move us further away from the #BLACKLIVESMATTER discussion and onto some fabricated beef between two outside-looking-in rappers who should not be the center of attention when it comes to this issue. 

Black Lives Matter, to use an analogy, is like if there was a subdivision and a house was on fire.
The fire department wouldn’t show up and start putting water on all the houses because all houses matter.
They would show up and they would turn their water on the house that is burning
Because that’s the house that needs the help the most.
—  White Privilege II // Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

the only hope for me is you ; songs for derek morgan and his pretty boy

i. it could be better (acoustic), lewis watson // ii. poison and wine, the civil wars // iii. another love, tom odell // iv. thinking out loud (cover), ed sheeran // v. king and lionheart, of monsters and men // vi. sugar, maroon 5 // vii. soldier, gavin degraw // viii. wonderwall, alex goot // ix. i’d lie, taylor swift // x. wicked games, phillip phillips // xi. untouched, the veronicas // xii. best i ever had, gavin degraw // xiii. the only hope for me is you, my chemical romance // xiv. faster (cover), matt nathanson   [ listen ]

All-POC Little Shop Cast (except Orin)

Casting done by me and @jayarmstrongsjohnson

Seymour: Jordan Fisher

Audrey: Keke Palmer OR Jasmine Cephas-Jones

Mushnik: George Takei

Orin: Norbert Leo Butz

Crystal: Ciara Renée

Ronnette: Renée Elise-Goldsberry

Chiffon: Jasmine Cephas-Jones OR Keke Palmer

Audrey II: Norm Lewis 

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From IMDB
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH has lent his voice to the documentary Naples ‘44 as Norman Lewis, the author of the book the docu-film was based on. It will be released in 2016.

About the documentary
A British Intelligence Officer in Naples at the end of World War II: Norman Lewis’s acknowledged masterpiece about a war-torn city and its unforgettable humanity.”

About the book
As a young intelligence officer stationed in Naples following its liberation from Nazi forces, Norman Lewis recorded the lives of a proud and vibrant people forced to survive on prostitution, thievery, and a desperate belief in miracles and cures. Naples ‘44 is a landmark poetic study of the agony of wartime occupation and its ability to bring out the worst, and often the best, in human nature.”