Lyjo
why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance
Anonymous

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.


Beyoncé and Jay Z at Made In America Festival 

Beyoncé and Jay Z at Made In America Festival 

The amazing Kerry Washington in some of her movies:

  • Save The Last Dance (2001)
  • The Human Stain (2003)
  • She Hate Me (2004)
  • Ray (2004)
  • Little Man (2006)
  • The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
  • The Dead Girl (2006)
  • I Think I Love My Wife (2007)
  • Lakeview Terrace (2008)
  • Django Unchained (2012)
Omggg, i need link for that performance!!!! Pleaseeeee!
Anonymous
To the people asking about learning the Greek myths, Rick Riordan brought out a guide in colloquial English called 'Percy Jackson's Greek Gods'. It's an easy-reading alternative to the heavier texts available which might suit some people more. :)

fyeahgreekmythology:

while percy jackson is fun and stuff, i really wouldn’t recommend it for someone who wants to learn about greek mythology indepth? like it’s fun and a good way to introduce kids and young people to myth but i wouldn’t recommend it to someone wanting to learn about actual greek mythology any more than i would recommend disney’s hercules (i wouldn’t, is what i’m saying). also it’s a bit misleading to talk about it like it’s an academic text or a 100% accurate guide!

if you DO want an accurate easy reading text though, i have heard edith hamilton’s mythology is quite good, though i haven’t read it 

amazelife:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

SUPPORT BLACK WRITERS,FILMMAKER,DIRECTORS ETC..

When I saw this article from takepart  about Black &SexyTv I got really excited, because their show are the TRUTH! And I wish some of them would make it on tv. These show are everything B.E.T needs.

Black and Sexy TV was founded by four filmmakers—Numa Perrier, Dennis Dortch, Jeanine Daniels, and Brian Ali-Harding—in 2011 and takes its name from Dortch’s 2008 feature, A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy, which showed at the Sundance Film Festival. Though the channel began with just one program, it has grown to include six: The Couple, Hello Cupid, That Guy, Roomieloverfriends, The Number, andYellow. The series are each distinct but are grounded by a through line of authentic black experience, especially regarding love and sex.

Here’s a list of show from YouTube not all from Black&SexyTv you should check out when you got time. 

The Misadventure of Awkward Black Girl

The Couple

Hello Cupid

That Guy

Roomieloverfriends

 The Number

Yellow

Lenox Avenue 

Dear Future Wife

First

Love Handles

Black Boots

Close Friends

Truth Unspoken

Brothers With No Game

Milk &Honey

The Unwritten Rules

If you know any black YouTube series that I don’t did list do not hesitate to comment or message us the name. If you have a Youtube show send in a video.

-Pierre-

So many good shows