Been waiting for this
people frequent this blog because they wanna get off. Don’t nobody wanna hear sob stories about your shriveled ass ovaries.
You killing the vibe, beat it
Muhammad Ali’s advice to his daughters…………..Inspiring
An incident transpired when Muhammad Ali’s daughters arrived at his home wearing clothes that were quite revealing.
Here is the story as told by one of his daughters:
“When we finally arrived, the chauffeur escorted my younger sister, Laila, and me up to my father’s suite. As usual, he was hiding behind the door waiting to scare us. We exchanged many hugs and kisses as we could possibly give in one day.
My father took a good look at us. Then he sat me down on his lap and said something that I will never forget. He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Hana, everything that God made valuable in the world is covered and hard to get to.
Where do you find diamonds? Deep down in the ground, covered and protected.
Where do you find pearls? Deep down at the bottom of the ocean, covered up and protected in a beautiful shell.
Where do you find gold? Way down in the mine, covered over with layers and layers of rock. You’ve got to work hard to get to them.”
He looked at me with serious eyes. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.”
Courtesy: Black Dads Rock.
Kanye West será el próximo Nelson Mandela.
I can’t anymore with this nigga
Did he really say “liberating minds with music is more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever”? Did he really say that?
Somebody please tell Kanye East to sit all the fuck down. Please.
This man needs to be put into a mental institution. Clearly unstable in thought
Portrait of Elizabeth Murray
England (c. 1650)
Oil on canvas, 124 x 119 cm
I think I have seen pictures of this before, in high school maybe, but I don’t remember there being a second person before. I seem to remember this image being cropped differently too, which is very disturbing because now that I see the entire painting, the way I remember it being cropped was very clearly and deliberately intended to remove the person holding the tray of flowers.
Since we’re throwing haymakers at the kyriarchy today, I think this is something that we should really be talking about too, because it happens
ALL. THE. TIME.
Level 1: People of Color from Medieval, Renaissance, and other Early Modern European works were often literally painted over in later decades or centuries.
Level 2: It was very fashionable in a lot of 17th and 18th century paintings to have a Black servant featured in portraits of very important historical figures from European History.
Honestly? They’re practically ubiquitous. A lot of the very famous paintings you’ve seen of European and American historical figures have a Black servant in them that have been cropped out or painted over.
Those silly stock photos from your American History Professor’s Powerpoint?
Your Professor’s PowerPoint for “George Washington”:
The actual painting:
Your professor’s Powerpoint on Jean Chardin:
The actual painting:
PowerPoint on Maria Henriette Stuart (with some commentary about the Habsburg jaw):
But, because of whitewashed history curricula, teachers and professors continue to use the cropped images because they don’t want their lecture to get “derailed” by a discussion about race.
These images are also more commonly seen on stock photo sites, including ones for academic use.
I honestly can’t find anyone really writing about this, or even any analysis on how often the cropped photos are used.
The reason they are so easy to crop out is because of the the artistic conventions which reflect the power hierarchy:
Oil paintings of aristocratic families from this period make the point clearly. Artists routinely positioned black people on the edges or at the rear of their canvasses, from where they gaze wonderingly at their masters and mistresses. In order to reveal a ‘hierarchy of power relationships’, they were often placed next to dogs and other domestic animals, with whom they shared, according to the art critic and novelist David Dabydeen, ‘more or less the same status’. Their humanity effaced, they exist in these pictures as solitary mutes, aesthetic foils to their owners’ economic fortunes.
This is drastically oversimplified, but at least it addresses it directly.
If anyone knows more on any studies or statistical evidence on this tendency, feel free to add it.
Please take the time to read this and reflect on it.
Unarmed Man Charged with Wounding Bystanders Who Were Actually Shot by Police
December 5, 2013 Black News, ybw 7
A mentally ill man who was shot at by police near Times Square has been charged with assault for wounding bystanders who were actually shot by New York police officers. An indictment reveals that the man is being charged based on the idea that he triggered the incident which ended with NYPD officers shooting innocent bystanders.
The incident occurred in September when the disturbed man, Glenn Broadnax, 35, began “lurching”, according to the New York Times, causing a crowd to gather at the scene. When police arrived and tried to gain control of Broadnax, he reached into his pocket, triggering police to react to what they thought was a gun. Police opened fire. Although the police shooters missed Broadnax, they did shoot two bystanders. Boradnax was finally taken down by a taser. How much more of these bogus charges and events do we have to see before we realize that THEY ARE TRYING TO DESTROY US!!!!
if you believe in racism against white people
if you do and still believe in racism against white people
get off this planet
Chaka by Thomas Mofolo
Chaka is a genuine masterpiece that represents one of the earliest major contributions from black Africa to the corpus of modern world literature. Mofolo’s fictionalized life-story account of Chaka (Shaka), translated from Sesotho by D. P. Kunene, begins with the future Zulu king’s birth followed by the unwarranted taunts and abuse he receives during childhood and adolescence. The author manipulates events leading to Chaka’s status of great Zulu warrior, conqueror, and king to emphasize classic tragedy’s psychological themes of ambition and power, cruelty, and ultimate ruin. Mofolo’s clever nods to the supernatural add symbolic value.
Kunene’s fine translation renders the dramatic and tragic tensions in Mofolo’s tale palpable while the richness of the author’s own culture is revealed. A substantial introduction by the translator provides valuable context for the modern reader. [book link]
As Vijay Prashad points out, many of the world’s leaders that are apparently mourning the death of Nelson Mandela were the “same people opposed [to] freedom in South Africa to the very end.”
Although Ronald Reagan has passed away himself, one can imagine he might salute Mandela today. But as president, Reagan worked against Mandela, so much so that he vetoed the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act in 1986. Believing that he knew what was best for black people living under apartheid in South Africa, Reagan opposed sanctions and wanted to maintain friendly relations with the white supremacist government.
South Africa’s Desmond Tutu disagreed. Watch this 1986 news report about Tutu’s visit to the White House, in which Tutu explains the way that Reagan failed black South Africans.