When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.
LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Husband for Prostitute
African-American actress Danièle Watts claims she was “handcuffed and detained” by police officers from the Studio City Police Department in Los Angeles on Thursday after allegedly being mistaken for a prostitute.
According to accounts by Watts and her husband Brian James Lucas, two police officers mistook the couple for a prostitute and client when they were seen showing affection in public. When the officers asked Watts to produce a photo ID when questioned, she refused. Watts was subsequently handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser while the officers attempted to figure out who she was. The two officers released Watts shortly afterwards.
Watts, who played CoCo in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and currently stars in Martin Lawrence vehicle Partners, posted an account of the incident on her Facebook page:
"As I was sitting in the back of the police car, I remembered the countless times my father came home frustrated or humiliated by the cops when he had done nothing wrong," wrote Watts. "I felt his shame, his anger, and my own feelings of frustration for existing in a world where I have allowed myself to believe that “authority figures” could control my BEING… my ability to BE!!!!!!!"
Watt’s husband Brian Lucas, who is white, claimed that the two were targeted by police for being an interracial couple. In a seperate post on his Facebook page, Lucas said that “from the questions that [police] asked me as D was already on her phone with her dad, I could tell that whoever called on us (including the officers), saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client).”
Happy 31st birthday beautiful Amy. #amywinehouse
what is the actual purpose of fingernails other than to paint them pretty colors and claw out the eyes of your enemies
"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here.
JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL
I SAID JESUS
Today’s fortune #fortunecookie #becurious #knowledgeispower
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
― Pablo Picasso
my latest illustration! an ode to my troubled love/hate relationship with clutter.
I know the feeling.
This evening I’m watching The Critic. If you aren’t aware, it’s an animated series from the early 90s about a film critic, voiced by Jon Lovitz. As you can see, it takes place in New York. This was before the tragedies of 9/11, before the twin towers were gone, and before over 3,000 people lost their lives because of a ruthless act… I remember very clearly the day of 9/11/01, I was in 8th grade, I was in math class, Ms. Parel was my teacher. I was sitting next to my friend Biana ( @dasboodletyme ), we were working on bar graphs… I remember the day so vividly, if you gave me my math binder I could show you the page I was working on! Our principal came over the intercom and told us of the attacks in New York, and we had a moment of silence. It wasn’t until later that I understood what it meant, it wasn’t until later that I saw how it changed this nation, and it has only been in recent years that have been able to truly start to relate to what pain it has caused in America; and surely the world. #godblessamerica #911 #neverforget #thecritic #newyork
13 years, wow….
old lenticular postcard, bought in Manhattan, ca 1979
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