I wasn't gonna chime in about my feelings about the Oscar Nominations, because I'm tired of feeling the same way/saying the same thing/echoing the minority masses, but blogs are all about speaking your piece, right?
"I'm glad you wrote about that. I wanted to, but didn't have the energy. Black folks get nominated gooood for playing servants (Hattie), thugs (Denzel), poor single moms--who baby daddy in jail (Halle), and pimps (TH). Yes, Jamie got his props for portraying Ray Charles, but statistically...you know what I'm saying. I'd like to see some Oscar nods for Blacks acting outside the stereotypical box. But like you said, you gotta get the roles, to be in the running."
Come on, Hollywood! Can we see a little more art imitating life outside the hood?