The Feast of All Saints (2001) // dir. by Peter Medak
For all of you who have never heard or seen this movie, here you go.
Synopsis: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libres, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Damn near everybody is in this movie. The cast includes Robert Ri’chard, Bianca Lawson, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuen, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Jennifer Beals, Eartha Kitt, Pam Grier, Jasmine Guy, James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker, Ben Vereen, Victoria Rowell, and more.
Oh, wow. I didn’t know this film existed!
Also, a lot of people don’t realize how old the phrase “People of Color” is, or the history of the term. It’s obviously changed slightly in meaning and usage, but its origins are French, “Gens de Couleur Libres”.
The way it interacts with modern use versus its origins in Black and mixed communities is explored in a critical manner here by Jared Sexton in “People of Color Blindness”.
I was thinking about what I could eliminate from my grocery list. I’ve been making breakfast and dinner recipes from 100 Days of Real Food and The Fresh 20 that are delicious as well as full of awesome micronutrients. The past month has been chock full of…
download my first May playlist here!!! lots of sexy sexy house music/hip hop/basically shit to vibe to. standout songs to me are the palace remix of come down, saturn boy, stolen dance and speak with a dofflin. let me kno what ur favs are! if you reblog this ill check out your blog - share the good music around ✔✔✔✔✔
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