Yesterday was anti-productive. My boss sent me home from work because they said they don't want my germs lol. So much for an inclusive environment!!! But instead of getting some rest, I spent the day getting work done and eventually heading over to my internship site for next semester to get some paperwork done. I did end up buying some allergy medicine. It took a while to kick in but it seems to be doing the trick so i'm gonna go out on a limb and say that its allergies rather than a cold. Thank goodness for that cuz that i means i can go back to work (who says things like this?!?).
Anywho, everyone else around blogsville is talking about love and stuff...i was gonna talk too but i don't feel like it anymore lol. So i'll just hash up a post i was working on a while back.
You'll recall that some time ago i did a couple of posts about "old hollywood" here and here. As expected, someone (anonymously) commented about the fact that I didn't highlight "old black hollywood". I knew someone would! And in response i say...yes we were there but lets not pretend like we were appreciated and celebrated. Hell, its 2011 (the so called post-racial era) and we still can't get a break. But i will pay homage to some of the folks that helped pave the way:
|The one and only Billy Dee Williams...now THAT is a smooth operator!|
|The gorgeous Dorothy Dandridge|
|"Catwoman" Eartha Kitt...purrrrrrrrrrrrr|
|Hattie McDaniel: The 1st African American actress to win an Oscar|
|Sidney Poitier: The 1st African American (well he's Bahamian) Actor to win an Oscar|