Disney’s The Jungle Book cast so far: Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Ben Kingsley as the voice of Bagheera, Lupita Nyong’o as the voice of Rakcha, Scarlett Johansson as the voice of Kaa and Idris Elba as the voice of Shere Khan (x x x x)
And not only is the cast amazing, but the film is going to be a mixture of live-action and animation (a-la Mary Poppins). Neel Seth (Mowgli),is going to be the only live-action actor and everyone else’s characters will be animated AND I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED.
For one day, I wear my hair wrapped like this to my job at a daycare, after getting permission (yes, I had to get permission) from my supervisor.
White people had the following comments:
"Um… I don’t wanna be racist but what is that on your head?"
"I love the, uh, exotic headdress!"
"So, are you from Africa? I thought you were just black."
"Can you wrap my head like that if I go get a scarf?"
"Is that a religious thing? What holiday is it for you?"
"That makes you look so eccentric. Like, really eccentric."
"So is that just a Black thing?"
"Can I touch it? How did you even do that?"
"You’ve gotta be Nigerian or something, right?"
And the best, from a white parent of a child I’m the teacher of:
"…Your hair must be super nappy today if you have to cover it up, haha. Right?"
Filming a rainbow when suddenly.
what the fuck
DOUBLE RAINBOW ANGER
Never get out of the car, Vanscapes by Alison Turner
this is like porn
my absolute favorite post on tumblr, wow
The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair
"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."
The world stands with Palestine.
*hides good snacks from family members*
there’s a word for that
hello my name is maggie and im a defensive eater..
hello maggie and welcome to defensive eaters anonymous now who took all the cookies
That would be the most stressful meeting to supply snacks for.
photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.
when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”
approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.
cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts