2beReal finale…. Yassssssssss
Please school these children Solange. (This was taken from tweets that she shared this morning.) I cannot think of anything more irritating and reprehensible than having cultural writers write about something they know little of, and having some abstractly-related degrees as “proof” of their qualifications. And to be clear, no shade on formal education. I have 3 college degrees. The point is, having them does not make me an expert on something as intricate as Black music MORE than the experience of listening, studying and embracing (and for some people, creating) said music LONG before said music reaches the final stage of the cycle of cultural appropriation when (primarily White) people deem it “acceptable” and “mainstream.”
I feel this so fucking much. Sometimes I read reviews of an R&B or Hip Hop album and there is just so much eye-rolling that I just can’t finish the damn thing.
Look at how flawless these women look.
Ruby Dee and Diahann Carroll look like sisters in those early pictures
Had to post.
So much has happened tonight, so fucking much. I’m just not here for extended family bullshit just not here for it, I’m ready to go back to my life now. And btw lol! My sister thinks that getting my little cousin into sports and around other men is going to make him straight, honey thats just going to give him a great body and a plethora of dating options once he hits high school. She can be a very terrible person when she puts her mind to it.
As first reported by Stich Kingdom, on May 1, Disney Enterprises, Inc., a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company, filed trademark applications to secure the phrase “Dia de los Muertos” across multiple platforms for an upcoming Pixar film.
Dia de Los Muertos is a popular holiday celebrated across Latin America, especially in Mexico and Central America, and it has become more popular in the United States. Families commemorate the lives of lost family members or friends between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2 each year.
Disney filed 10 requests in the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office this month to coin the phrase. Disney’s filings are mainly for merchandise, presumably connected to an upcoming film.
The areas they are hoping to secure include “education and entertainment services,” “fruit preserves; fruit-based snack foods,” “toys, games and playthings,” “clothing,” “footwear,” “backpacks,” “clocks and jewelry” and more.
Rod Berman, a patent attorney in California, says Disney is filing to protect products, not steal a holiday.
“Even if Disney were to obtain trademark registration, that wouldn’t prevent anyone from practicing their faith or having the holiday,” Berman said.
In the past, Disney sought to trademark “SEAL Team Six” the Navy SEAL team that assassinated Osama Bin Laden. They wanted exclusive rights ranging from toys to snow globes. After outcry from critics, The Wall Street Journal reported Disney withdrew the application “out of deference to the Navy.”
Many reacted angrily to the “Dia de los Muertos” news on social media, with some accusing Disney of trying to profit from a sacred Mexican tradition. Disney has not yet responded.
A Houston company listed as The Valence Group already holds a 2007 trademark for “Día de los Muertos” for entertainment services like theater, plays and musicals. A gaming company in Nevada holds a 2012 trademark for “Día de Muertos.”
The U.S. Trademark and Patent Office has issued trademarks related to others holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah.
When people try to argue how inclusive and anti-racist Disney is…