Archive | February 2014

Flashback to ’02 – Halle Berry is first Black woman to win Academy Award

With the Academy Awards coming up, let’s take a look at the significance of Halle Berry’s being the first Black woman to win an Academy Award in 2002, her actual speech and where we stand now in terms of diversity in the Academy Awards.

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Here’s a transcript of her part of her speech:

“Oh my God. Oh my God. I’m sorry. This moment is so much bigger than me. This moment is for Dorothy Dandridge, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll. It’s for the women that stand beside me, Jada Pinkett, Angela Bassett, Vivica Fox. And it’s for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened. Thank you. I’m so honored. I’m so honored. And I thank the Academy for choosing me to be the vessel for which His blessing might flow.”

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Snow Days: Parents Feel Different Than Teachers!

Here’s a lighthearted post by a couple from North Carolina on how parents feel about snow days as opposed to teachers:

Mirrors of Privilege: Understanding White Privilege

WorldTrust is a great organization that seeks to discuss issues of institutionalized racism through film and dialogue.  Check out this clip on “Understanding White Privilege” from their new film called Mirrors of Privilege.