Cross-posted from my personal DW, where it's been the kind of week where I needed some beautiful people picspam.

I think Siddig el Fadil has only become more handsome as he's gotten older, but there's one pic of young Siddig from his Deep Space Nine days under here too.

That salt-and-pepper beard OMG )

Do you have any idea how hard it is to find photos of Nandita Das that haven't been photoshopped to make her look gora? Fuck colorism in the ear.

I will fight anyone who says Nandita Das needs to be lightened in Photoshop to be beautiful )

The amount of hatred directed at Lupita Nyong'o hurts my heart. She's so smart and talented and beautiful. More Lupita please both on screen and behind the camera!

I can't get over how bright her smile is in pretty much every photo of her ever )

And here's the point where I run out of colorful commentary. Sorry. Pictures though.

Chiwetel Ejiofor )

Indira Varma )
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([personal profile] nanila Apr. 29th, 2013 10:41 am)

An interview with Riz Ahmed, actor and rapper, was published in the Guardian Weekend this Saturday: here. Reading it experience I thought might be of interest in this community. If you feel you can cope with potentially triggery material, click the cut below. Otherwise, skip to the end for the photos.

Caution: contains microaggression )

Click here for pictures of Mr Ahmed. )
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([personal profile] acari Dec. 30th, 2011 02:23 pm)
Once more, the different faces of Germany. This time it's German-Turkish actress Aylin Tezel.

Read more... )
OK, my love for Donnie Yen is eternal and boundless, but I just watched Ip Man and, and, and, HIROYUKI IKEUCHI.


+6, some possibly NSFW )
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([personal profile] acari Dec. 5th, 2011 11:11 am)
Sibel Kekilli is a German actress of Turkish descent. You may know her as Shae from Game of Thrones.

Read more... )
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([personal profile] nanila Oct. 31st, 2011 10:26 pm)
The early termination of last week’s theme was caused by the torpedoing of my intentions by an avalanche of work and illness. I’m taking this week off, as I didn’t have the energy to prepare at the weekend (see: work and illness). My apologies.

I hope, however, that this entry might keep some of you amused for a little while. Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned the three-part BBC television series called Mixed Race Britannia? It traced the evolution of the profile of mixed race people in modern Britain. I watched all of them and wrote them up. The series put a rather rosy spin on the acceptance of mixed race couples and mixed race people in the UK today that I didn’t think was entirely justified, but it did provide rich historical coverage from the early 1900s to the present, focusing primarily on London and Liverpool.

Mixed Race Britannia: 1 of 3
Mixed Race Britannia: 2 of 3
Mixed Race Britannia: 3 of 3

Paul Robeson was an American singer, actor and early civil rights activist. In 1930, he played Othello opposite actress Peggy Ashcroft (Desdemona), a role which required him to kiss her on stage. It was not a performance he could have made at home. Robeson and Ashcroft took their liaisons off-stage as well - a romance that would flame periodically for decades.

+6 )
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([personal profile] nanila Oct. 26th, 2011 03:29 pm)
Latina Roxann Dawson had a memorable role as the half-Klingon, half-human chief engineer B’Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager. She has not stopped making her mark on media, however, since she turned her hand to directing during ST:V and discovered she had talent behind the lens as well as in front of it. She’s also co-authored several science fiction novels.

+5 )
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([personal profile] nanila Oct. 25th, 2011 05:30 pm)
Reprising the role of fictional astronaut Uhura in the new Star Trek films is just one of Dominican-Puerto Rican Zoe Saldana’s thespian accomplishments. But I think it’s my favourite.

‘When I go to the D.R., the press in Santo Domingo always asks, "¿Qué te consideras, dominicana o americana?" (What do you consider yourself, Dominican or American?) I don't understand it, and it's the same people asking the same question. So I say, time and time again, "Yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.") [They go,] "Oh, no, tú eres trigueñita." ("Oh no, you are 'dark skinned'") I'm like, "No! Let's get it straight, yo soy una mujer negra." ("I am a black woman.")’

+7 )
From actual astronauts last week, we go to Fictional Astronauts this week. Leading the way with her seminal role as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the original TV series Star Trek is actress and singer Nichelle Nichols. After the Star Trek series was cancelled, Nichols volunteered at NASA to help recruit minority and female personnel. One of her recruits was Charles Bolden, who was an astronaut...and is now Administrator of NASA.

+7 )
Andi Osho is a London-born Nigerian-British actor-turned-stand-up-comic. Her warm, engaging style and zeitgeist-tapping jokes have won her plaudits and a semi-regular guest spot on the popular BBC show Mock the Week.

+4 )

On Nigerian names (YouTube, 02:10)
At the Edinburgh Comedy Fest 2011 (YouTube, 05:49)
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([personal profile] nanila Sep. 29th, 2011 10:30 am)
Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was a singer, dancer, actress and possessed one of the most radiant smiles on Earth until her death in 2010. She refused to compromise her left-leaning, anti-segregation principles for Hollywood or the social norms of the day, choosing instead to make her mark in nightclubs and on television.

It is possible to look at pictures of Lena Horne all day. )

Lena Horne sings “Stormy Weather” in 1943 (YouTube, 05:06)
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([personal profile] nanila Aug. 29th, 2011 11:57 am)
Heralding the return to regular posting is this Norwegian-Nigerian-British actor-comedian-writer beauty, Richard Ayoade. Best loved by me as his character Maurice Moss in The IT Crowd, he recently turned his hand to film-making with the coming-of-age story Submarine, adapted from Joe Dunthorne’s novel. I just watched it last night. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes a sympathetic tale about a socially awkward intelligent introvert.

+4 )

Moss has finished his milk (YouTube, 14 seconds)
B.D. Wong speaks frequently about being gay and experiencing racial discrimination in Hollywood. He's a Tony-award-winning actor.

six images )
Jennifer Spence is an actress from Stargate: Universe; she played Dr. Lisa Park. She is of British and Canadian-Japanese descent according to Wikipedia.

3 images )
three photos, large )

Image descriptions: Tamara Tunie is a black actress, thin, with very nice eyes, very curly hair, and she can do a great no-nonsense expression. She is best known for acting on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit".
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([personal profile] nanila Jun. 24th, 2011 09:22 pm)
R&B singer. Okay, okay, I admit it. I may just have a thing about ladies with amazing hair and voices.

(+5) )

Jill Scott - A Long Walk
Actress on Fringe. In this interview at SheWired she talks about being biracial, lesbian, and from the South US.

two more )

Image descriptions: These are headshots of Jasika Nicole, a biracial actress (African American and white). She has short, very curly black hair and big, luminous eyes. In the first photo she is wearing a sort of retro dress that is black with white spots, and a big bracelet.


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