Friday, January 07, 2022

R.I.P. Sidney Poitier


Sidney Poitier, the first Black person to win an Academy Award for Best Actor, has died...

  From EW News
Trailblazing Oscar-winning actor, philanthrapist and presidential medal of freedom recipient Sir Sidney Poiter has died at the age of 94.
Poitier became the first African American to win an Oscar for best actor for ‘Lilies of the Field’ in April 1964.
At the time, the Civil Rights Movement was leading to sweeping changes throughout the United States.
He was also the first Black actor nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for the 1958 film ‘The Defiant Ones’
Some of his other most memorable roles include ‘Blackboard Jungle’ as Gregory Miller, a student at an interracial inner-city school; ‘Guess who’s coming to Dinner’, a daring indictment to racism as it presented a positive depiction of an interracial couple at a time when interracial marriage remained illegal in numerous states; and ‘To Sit, With Love’, an out of work engineer who takes on a job teaching an all-white class of students in the slums of London’s East End.
Poiter would have celebrated his 95th birthday on February 20.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Distinguished! Rest well Sir....with Love!

Tiff said...

"To Sir, With Love", not "To Sit, With Love"!! RIP Mr. Poitier!!

COOLKID said...

Pioneer, Activist, Legend... Mission Accomplished. Rest Easy Mr. Poitier.

Anonymous said...

Now this is true Black Royalty. Take note to all want to be thugs, crooks and rapist.
Thank you for the great work you have done while gracing the silver screen.

Unknown said...

WOW!!! RIP...

Unknown said...

Rest in power, sir.

Anonymous said...

Booo this nigga loved him some white girls.

Anon said...

1202

Grow up,seriously. Grow the fuck up,

Anonymous said...

^ the rest of the black men want them too. If you're not exotic looking then they kick yea to the crib. Now what are you going to do about it? NOTHING but complain.

The man's professional work was unprecedented.

Anonymous said...

He loved those white women!

Anonymous said...

Black boys should be raised to marry black women when they make it big. It's the black community that made you! They make it cute nowadays to be a sell-out.

Anonymous said...

Middle aged white women everywhere are mourning the loss of one of the oldest token coons...R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

How is it possible to be pro black and not love black women and black progeny?

Anonymous said...

Uptown Saturday Night! Rest in Power.

Anonymous said...

SP is not the only black man to be pro black and want Yt women. I don't get it but it's a fact.

Anonymous said...

How is it possible to be pro black and not love black women and black progeny?


THIS! And I bet not one ya'll caping for Potier gone answer!

Anonymous said...

Well, he lived very long for a Black man in the industry. I know his children are devastated. He was one of my favorite early film actors. This sucks so damn bad. I hope he makes a safe transition to the next life.

Anonymous said...

^ I will answer @ 4:23
Real love is not a color. It's how you feel about another person. I'm not into swirl men, but it could happen if the person is really good, understands ethnic boundary's, loves me unconditionally and fights for all human rights. It could happen.

Unknown said...

Never trust a black man that marry and sleeps with white women. White women literally are the reason whole black towns got burnt to the ground,

Anonymous said...

@11:05, So does that mean you don't trust God either because He made the YT women you dislike? So who's worse in your mind, the creation or the Creator? When you hate God's creation, you hate Him even more.That black man you don't trust risked his career fighting for your rights. He marched and fought when it cost him dearly. What have you done? Do you you hate the Black actress, who cheated with him during his marriage to another Black woman or does that get your seal of approval? He didn't cheat on his Black wife with a YT woman, he cheated with a Black woman. So you see trust has nothing to do with race, it's a spiritual matter.Get your heart right, Jesus is coming soon.

Anonymous said...

11:05 Dont have a man. She bitter.

Anonymous said...

Y'all need to do your homework before you go opening your mouths! His first wife was Black and they had four daughters. He married the second wife much later, who is white. They had two daughters. Rest in Peace, Mr. Poitier. Thank God he is no longer amongst the stupidity of ignorant people!!

Anonymous said...

@9:29pm

I know you included yourself as a stupid ignorant fool. You wear those titles well, asshole.

Anonymous said...

@12:48pm
You do not have a brain. You're dumb there is no hope for your pitiful ass.

Anonymous said...

Watching his interviews and such a typical n499a. Balls caught up in a wutches snare.

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