“Those that have gone before us say: No More. That means protest. That means march. That means disturb the peace. That means jail. That means risk. And that is hard. We will not wait any longer. We’re not asking. We’re demanding.” #MLK #SELMA
Ava DuVernay’s film Selma was nominated for Best Picture but she was snubbed in the Best Directing category. She would have been only the fourth black director to earn an Oscar nomination — and the first black woman.
A black filmmaker has never won Best Directing — and only three have ever been nominated.
The Selma nomination did make history, though. The Best Picture award is presented to a film’s producers, so Oprah Winfrey becomes the first black woman nominated in the category.
READ MORE: Who’s up for what at the Oscars
Last year, Steve McQueen became the first black producer to accept the Oscar for Best Picture.
In the acting categories this year, all of the 20 nominees are non-white.
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Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Conquer the devils with a little thing called love!
Don’t forget your history, nor your destiny.
Don’t worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow. Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.
Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
Hey mister music, sure sounds good to me I can’t refuse it what to be got to be.
I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.
I have got a running stream of love you see. So no matter what stages… they put us through, we’ll never be blue.
If I was educated, I’d be a damn fool.
If puss and dog can get together, why can’t we love one another?
If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.
In this bright future you can’t forget your past.
isn’t my name. I don’t even know my name yet.
I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.
Just can’t live that negative way… make way for the positive day!
Life and Jah are one in the same. Jah is the gift of existence. I am in some way eternal, I will never be duplicated. The singularity of every man and woman is Jah’s gift. What we struggle to make of it is our sole gift to Jah. The process of what that struggle becomes, in time, the Truth.
Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.
Love the life you live. Live the life you love.
Love would never leave us alone.
Man is a universe within himself.
Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.
My future is righteousness.
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
None but ourselves can free our minds.
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
One love, one heart, one destiny.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.
Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Tell the children the truth.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
The harder the battle the sweet of jah victory.
The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
Though the road’s been rocky, it sure feels good to me.
When asked how he could perform 2 days after being shot: The people who were trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I? Light up the darkness.
When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.
When the race gets hard to run, it means you just can’t take the pace.
When the root is strong, the fruit is sweet.
When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
Who are you to judge the life I live?. I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be. But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.
You ain’t gonna miss your water until your well runs dry.
You have to be someone.
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters?