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Honorees Bernadette Speakes, Theodore Witcher, Larenz Tate, Lisa Nicole Carson, Nia Long, Leonard Roberts and Isaiah Washington accept the Classic Cinema Tribute for ‘Love Jones’ onstage during BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors on February 17, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California

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“My only regret was too young for Lisa Bonet
My only regret was too young for Nia Long
Now all I’m left with is hoes from reality shows
Hand her a script the bitch probably couldn’t read along
My only regret was too young for Sade Adu
My only regret could never take Aaliyah home”

I don’t think black girls are afraid to be black girls now.. I just think they’re bein very protective. Just think, if you go to a job interview wearin Bantu knots, you’re gonna be considered ghetto. Even if the people don’t know the history behind it, that’s why they’re more careful. It’s bullshit tbh. But no black girl is afraid to be black girl cause they been a black girl since birth 🌻💛

Sometimes your friends just happen to be in the Middle East and then in the country where you live. And then they’re willing to drive to your dusty little town and sit in the homes of the refugees you love and drink Turkish coffee and hear the story of the refugee- the heartbreaking story about fleeing a land that is home. And these friends, they are ones who listen. They listen really carefully because they understand that the story of the person who sits before them is their story too. That the pain comes from the same thread of injustice that has continued for generation after generation and that it can and must be stopped. And that we can each have a part in making that happen. These two are making waves. Thanks for your enormous hearts,@nialauryn + @sophiabush. And thanks for taking the time to listen.

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Common Hill Myna

The Common Hill Myna (Gracula religiosa), sometimes spelled “mynah” and formerly simply known as Hill Myna, is the myna most commonly seen in aviculture, where it is often simply referred to by the latter two names. It is a member of the starling family (Sturnidae), resident in hill regions of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The Sri Lanka Hill Myna, a former subspecies of G. religiosa, is now generally accepted as a separatespecies G. ptilogenys. The Enggano Hill Myna (G. enganensis) and Nias Hill Myna (G. robusta) are also widely accepted as specifically distinct, and many authors favor treating the Southern Hill Myna (G. indica) from the Nilgiris and elsewhere in the Western Ghats of India as a separate species.

This is a stocky jet-black myna, with bright orange-yellow patches of naked skin and fleshy wattles on the side of its head and nape. At about 29 cm length, it is somewhat larger than the common myna (Acridotheres tristis).

It is overall green-glossed black plumage, purple-tinged on the head and neck. Its large, white wing patches are obvious in flight, but mostly covered when the bird is sitting. The bill and strong legs are bright yellow, and there are yellow wattles on the nape and under the eye. These differ conspicuously in shape from the naked eye-patch of the Common Myna and Bank Myna (A. ginginianus), and more subtly vary between the different hill mynas from South Asia: in the Common Hill Myna, they extend from the eye to the nape, where they join, while the Sri Lanka Hill Myna has a single wattle across the nape and extending a bit towards the eyes. In the Southern Hill Myna, the wattles are separate and curve towards the top of the head. The Nias and Enggano Hill Mynas differ in details of the facial wattles, and size, particularly that of the bill.

Sexes are similar; juveniles have a duller bill.

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