Golden Sunrises
This is a blog about feels; of which I have many. It is comprised of things I enjoy, things I find important, and random internet goodies.

Please enjoy your stay and feel free to feel the feels alongside me!


September 26 2014, 07:44 PM

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Filed Under:  glorious  art  



Mind-Blowing TV Spot Recreates Six Iconic Images in One Uninterrupted Shot

No CGI. It’s all practical work. Sploosh.

September 26 2014, 07:30 PM

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Filed Under:  black beauty  


"Every African queen needs her king, and every African King needs his queen" 

September 26 2014, 07:28 PM

All the roles I’ve ever gotten, they’ve been wonderful, but so many have been down-trotting. [Whoopi Goldberg begins to lowly snicker in agreement because she’s had similar roles]. They’ve been women who are pretty much asexual. They haven’t been realized. They have careers but no names. So all of a sudden I was given the opportunity to play someone sexy, mysterious, someone complicated. It was a chance to use my craft, a chance to transform, a chance to surprise myself and the public. And I took it.

I know so many actors in their careers—in the 70s, 80s—fantastic actresses of color who have never been given the opportunity. I’m just so thankful it came to me at this point in my life. [Rosie Perez chimes in that Viola is intelligent, fierce, and sexy in the show].

Listen, I see myself as those things, but I have very rarely seen people who are a physical manifestation of me on the screen. When I was younger it was people like Cicely Tyson and Diahann Carroll who made me believe that I could do it. Then somewhere along the line they disappeared…

I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes saw me. She SAW me. She took me in when I interviewed with Oprah and I said, ‘No one’s ever going to cast me in a sexy role’ and Shonda looked at that interview and said, ‘Well, why not?’ I’m glad she said, ‘Why not?’ I think that’s what makes her a visionary, that’s why she’s special, that’s what makes her iconic.

[Whoopi Goldberg goes back the part of ‘she saw me’ and uses it as a segue to bring up the NY Times article that called Shonda Rhimes ‘an angry black woman’ and referred to Viola Davis as being ‘less classically beautiful than typical tv stars.’]

Beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement my entire life that being a dark skinned, black woman. [Whoopi Goldberg mmm hmms in agreement.] You hear it from the time you come out of the womb. Classically not beautiful is a fancy term of saying ugly, and denouncing you, erasing you. Now it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now.

It’s like Ruby Dee said, she wanted that hard to get beauty that comes from within—strength courage, and dignity. So many black women came out after that article and used the hashtag to show their face and step into who they are because they’re teaching a culture how to treat them and how to see them.

Really at the end of the day, you define you.


Viola Davis on The View


(via thechanelmuse)

I’m ready

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September 17 2014, 10:48 PM

I want a Gomez

September 17 2014, 01:42 AM

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September 17 2014, 01:41 AM

People aren’t talkin about the news, they’re talking about what they think the news is. There is no news channel saying “This is what happened, draw your own conclusions.” We have made this country so bereft of critical thinking, that now we have a problem where we have to teach them to think for themselves.

We have no unified authority, or problem solvers. We have congressman discussing environmentalism, when they don’t understand half the problems our earth is going through. We go to congress instead of going to people who have worked their whole LIFE trying to solve these problems. When it comes to racism, we’re asking a panel of white dudes, when it comes to sexism and woman’s rights we ask a panel of white priests on what they think. IT’S INSANITY! We ask people who are not in the arena they should be speaking in/for.

AND THAT’S WHY WE DON’T trust the media, it’s because they’re not in the arena of black experience, and they don’t care about the black experience, UNTIL something bad happens and they have the tools to paint us as destructive, ugly and evil!

 - The response of a Protester in Ferguson who was asked by a reporter as to why most of the protesters didn’t want their faces on tv.  (via sara-the-narco)

September 17 2014, 01:40 AM


All Power To The People (Released: 1996)
Japanese-American Human Rights Activist Yuri Kochiyama

Rest in Power. Wish I would have learned about her growing up…

September 17 2014, 01:39 AM

John Crawford’s “concerned citizen” admits he lied.


So he should go to jail.


John Crawford is dead because ONE paranoid white man and his wife decided he was a threat to public safety and called 911.  The story he originally gave police is falling apart because — SURPRISE! —- there are security cameras, so now he’s changed his tune.

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September 17 2014, 01:38 AM



While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.


Autopsy and video show John Crawford shot from behind in Wal-Mart

Witness in murder of John Crawford changes story

You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.

The John Crawford story makes me so angry.

September 17 2014, 01:30 AM

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Filed Under:  shiklah  Deadpool  

Here’s a look at the cover for Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet #3, out NEXT WEDNESDAY!  Keep your eyes peeled for it.


Here’s a look at the cover for Deadpool: Dracula’s Gauntlet #3, out NEXT WEDNESDAY!  Keep your eyes peeled for it.

September 17 2014, 01:29 AM


wade teaches shiklah how to duck face for selfies idk


wade teaches shiklah how to duck face for selfies idk

September 17 2014, 12:42 AM

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Filed Under:  Life  



I love my skin!


This is wonderful.

September 17 2014, 12:38 AM

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Filed Under:  Movies  box trolls  





I literally just went from aw to wtf.


there was this big uproar over a character from paranormal being gay, so what do they do? next movie, they make a commercial that THROWS THE GAY IN YOUR FACE. They’re literally not being subtle at all about their queer representation and I fucking love them for it

Throw the gay in your face is perhaps the best thing I’ve heard all week.

September 17 2014, 12:35 AM

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Filed Under:  Sky  Milky way  

Milky Way Path (by Nuno Serrão)


Milky Way Path (by Nuno Serrão)

September 17 2014, 12:34 AM

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Filed Under:  Movies  








wow.. the fucking story line. speechless. 

It’s such an important time for this film to come out.

It’s so easy for the film idustry to show people we fought against in the past as real people. But it’s something new to put a face a name and a story to the people that so many of us see as the enemy.

Please watch the trailer. This’ll stir up a lot of shit with the american public but I have a good feeling about this movie.

I need to watch this because of reasons. And a lot of you do too.