Black is Beautifull. Knowledge is Power.

Mission: Unify and Empower the Kemetic/African/Original People. Focus: Metaphysics, Spirituality, Alchemy, Bio-Electromagnetic Energy, and Sustainability. All Brothers and Sisters interested in these concepts, please contact me. We can chat, create, build, and encourage together. Peace, Love & Prosperity ::::
About me: Direct Descendent of the Cosmic Mother. Native from the hoods of Houston,Tejas and Sacramento,Cali. I am woman of faith, Scientist, Journalist, Songwriter::::
thegoddamazon:

lifeforliberation:

theanimalnamesofplants:

lifeforliberation:

browngirlinorange:

howtobeterrell:

I need someone to write a story based on black mermaids and their help in saving black captives who attempted suicide by jumping overboard during the slave trade. I need this book written. I need it to have some Yoruba feels to it. I need it. and then I need a film based on it.

I’ll write it. Read it. Love it again and again

if you write it I will film it. no fucking joke

on my to-do list.

but for real tho. Whoever writes it, I will film it. 

I need this in my life.

thegoddamazon:

lifeforliberation:

theanimalnamesofplants:

lifeforliberation:

browngirlinorange:

howtobeterrell:

I need someone to write a story based on black mermaids and their help in saving black captives who attempted suicide by jumping overboard during the slave trade. I need this book written. I need it to have some Yoruba feels to it. I need it. and then I need a film based on it.

I’ll write it. Read it. Love it again and again

if you write it I will film it. no fucking joke

on my to-do list.

but for real tho. Whoever writes it, I will film it. 

I need this in my life.

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spartanbitch:

blackmanonthemoon:

youngblackandvegan:

chicksnbiscuits:

humansofnewyork:

"I tell my daughters they need a college education so that they can have a career, and not a job. Because I’ve got two jobs, and they still don’t add up to a career."

too real

black father supremacy

Debunking the myth

my daddy tells me this all the time

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blackcommunity:

youngcaps:

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati Ohio

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beyoncesupremacy:

thepsychoemoreport:

BLACK DON’T FUCKIN CRACK

Florida Evans was shady as hell

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queerfabulousmermaid:

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

gradientlair:

GIFs from Terisa Siagatonu & Rudy Francisco - “Sons” (National Poetry Slam 2013; they took 2nd place). Spoken word on rape culture. They spoke the truth!

Yes! 

"the graveyard where she will bury her trust for men" 

work

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thepeoplesrecord:

We demand justice: The racist killing of Renisha McBrideNovember 18, 2013
A 19-year-old African American woman is dead for the “crime” of asking for help after a car accident in a predominantly white suburb of Detroit.
Renisha McBride was shot in the head with a shotgun in the early morning hours of November 2. She had been in a car crash and—with her cell phone dead and bleeding from a wound on her head—was seeking help from residents.
According to reports, 54-year-old Theodore Wafer shot Renisha through the screen door of his home. Wafer didn’t call police until an hour later—at which point, he claimed to have fired in self-defense. He then changed his story, claiming the shotgun went off by accident—only to change it back again when prosecutors filed murder and manslaughter charges against him.
Contrary to initial reports, Renisha was shot not in the face but the back of the head, as she turned to leave, according to the Detroit Free Press—another contradiction of Wafer’s self-defense claim. Likewise, initial reports said Renisha’s body had been “dumped,” but police later said it was found on the porch.
Renisha’s murder is being compared to the Trayvon Martin case, and for good reason—Wafer is using “Stand Your Ground”-style self-defense laws to try to escape punishment by claiming that he felt threatened by Renisha.
Although her death was ruled a homicide, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy didn’t file charges for 13 days, during which time police and the mainstream media kept the killer’s identity secret. Worthy reportedly refused an initial request for a warrant by Dearborn Heights police, saying more investigation was needed.
Detroiters didn’t take the same do-nothing attitude toward Renisha’s murder.
On November 7, about 50 people gathered outside police department headquarters in Dearborn Heights. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke for the crowd when he asked: “Had she been a white woman and the shooter a black man, would the shooter be sitting comfortably at home watching TV today?”
Two days later, some 200 people attended a rally, organized by the National Action Network, on the West Side of Detroit. Another protest was held a week later, on December 16, organized by the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the International Socialist Organization.
Faced with this mounting pressure, Worthy finally filed charges against Wafer, including second-degree murder and manslaughter.
Now that charges have been filed against Wafer, the media are taking another page out of the Trayvon Martin case and are putting the victim on trial. Mainstream outlets are reporting on toxicology reports showing that the alcohol level in Ranisha’s blood was past the legal limit for intoxication—and unconfirmed tests showing marijuana in her system. As if that justifies her execution by shotgun for seeking help.
Worthy insisted that the decision to charge Wafer had “nothing whatsoever to do with the race of the parties”—but no one who looks at the case can take that seriously. As journalist Rania Khalek wrote at her blog, Renisha was “a Black woman from Detroit, which is 82 percent Black, whereas Dearborn Heights, the area she was shot in, is 86 percent white.”
Anyone who has protest police violence and racism in Detroit is familiar with the double standards applied to Black and white, including by Kym Worthy, who is African American.
Worthy, for example, wasn’t so cautious about filing charges with Charles Jones, the father of Aiyana Jones, the seven-year-old girl murdered by Detroit police in her sleep three years ago. Shortly after Aiyana’s death during a police raid on her home, Charles was charged with providing the gun used in another murder. Although the only “evidence” against him was the testimony of a jailhouse snitch that had been thrown out by a judge, Jones has been held without bail for three years as Worthy continually postponed his trial.
The prosecutor assigned to Jones’ case is the very same one as for his daughter’s killer,which Worthy denies is a conflict of interest. In the case of Aiyana’s killer, the prosecutor’s office somehow managed to select an all-white jury from a predominantly Black area for the cop’s first trial, which ended in a mistrial.
This is only another example of a justice system that treats Black life as less valuable—something made gruesomely clear once every 28 hours—the rate at which African Americans are killed by police, security guards or vigilantes, according to a report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.
It goes without saying that a Black man who killed a white woman on his porch would be put in jail right away. The news media wouldn’t be printing statements from his neighbors about how he’s a “good man” who “never bothered anybody.” Wafer wouldn’t have been released on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond and described as a “low risk to the community”—and the media wouldn’t be talking about whether he reasonably believed his life was in danger.
Full articleIllustration by Robert Trujillo, Dignidad Rebelde

thepeoplesrecord:

We demand justice: The racist killing of Renisha McBride
November 18, 2013

A 19-year-old African American woman is dead for the “crime” of asking for help after a car accident in a predominantly white suburb of Detroit.

Renisha McBride was shot in the head with a shotgun in the early morning hours of November 2. She had been in a car crash and—with her cell phone dead and bleeding from a wound on her head—was seeking help from residents.

According to reports, 54-year-old Theodore Wafer shot Renisha through the screen door of his home. Wafer didn’t call police until an hour later—at which point, he claimed to have fired in self-defense. He then changed his story, claiming the shotgun went off by accident—only to change it back again when prosecutors filed murder and manslaughter charges against him.

Contrary to initial reports, Renisha was shot not in the face but the back of the head, as she turned to leave, according to the Detroit Free Press—another contradiction of Wafer’s self-defense claim. Likewise, initial reports said Renisha’s body had been “dumped,” but police later said it was found on the porch.

Renisha’s murder is being compared to the Trayvon Martin case, and for good reason—Wafer is using “Stand Your Ground”-style self-defense laws to try to escape punishment by claiming that he felt threatened by Renisha.

Although her death was ruled a homicide, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy didn’t file charges for 13 days, during which time police and the mainstream media kept the killer’s identity secret. Worthy reportedly refused an initial request for a warrant by Dearborn Heights police, saying more investigation was needed.

Detroiters didn’t take the same do-nothing attitude toward Renisha’s murder.

On November 7, about 50 people gathered outside police department headquarters in Dearborn Heights. Dawud Walid, executive director of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, spoke for the crowd when he asked: “Had she been a white woman and the shooter a black man, would the shooter be sitting comfortably at home watching TV today?”

Two days later, some 200 people attended a rally, organized by the National Action Network, on the West Side of Detroit. Another protest was held a week later, on December 16, organized by the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and the International Socialist Organization.

Faced with this mounting pressure, Worthy finally filed charges against Wafer, including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

Now that charges have been filed against Wafer, the media are taking another page out of the Trayvon Martin case and are putting the victim on trial. Mainstream outlets are reporting on toxicology reports showing that the alcohol level in Ranisha’s blood was past the legal limit for intoxication—and unconfirmed tests showing marijuana in her system. As if that justifies her execution by shotgun for seeking help.

Worthy insisted that the decision to charge Wafer had “nothing whatsoever to do with the race of the parties”—but no one who looks at the case can take that seriously. As journalist Rania Khalek wrote at her blog, Renisha was “a Black woman from Detroit, which is 82 percent Black, whereas Dearborn Heights, the area she was shot in, is 86 percent white.”

Anyone who has protest police violence and racism in Detroit is familiar with the double standards applied to Black and white, including by Kym Worthy, who is African American.

Worthy, for example, wasn’t so cautious about filing charges with Charles Jones, the father of Aiyana Jones, the seven-year-old girl murdered by Detroit police in her sleep three years ago. Shortly after Aiyana’s death during a police raid on her home, Charles was charged with providing the gun used in another murder. Although the only “evidence” against him was the testimony of a jailhouse snitch that had been thrown out by a judge, Jones has been held without bail for three years as Worthy continually postponed his trial.

The prosecutor assigned to Jones’ case is the very same one as for his daughter’s killer,which Worthy denies is a conflict of interest. In the case of Aiyana’s killer, the prosecutor’s office somehow managed to select an all-white jury from a predominantly Black area for the cop’s first trial, which ended in a mistrial.

This is only another example of a justice system that treats Black life as less valuable—something made gruesomely clear once every 28 hours—the rate at which African Americans are killed by police, security guards or vigilantes, according to a report by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement.

It goes without saying that a Black man who killed a white woman on his porch would be put in jail right away. The news media wouldn’t be printing statements from his neighbors about how he’s a “good man” who “never bothered anybody.” Wafer wouldn’t have been released on 10 percent of a $250,000 bond and described as a “low risk to the community”—and the media wouldn’t be talking about whether he reasonably believed his life was in danger.

Full article
Illustration by Robert Trujillo, Dignidad Rebelde

(via daughterofassata)

odinsblog:

Zimmerman arrested again. Exactly how many free passes does he get?

Last time it was his wife he threatened with domestic violence. This time it’s his new (and pregnant) girlfriend…and at Trayvon Martin’s trial (because, let’s be honest, that’s who was on trial) they wouldn’t even allow into evidence that Zimmerman had previously

1) attacked a female police officer

2) had a restraining order from a previous girlfriend

3) is alleged to have molested a female relative who was a minor

All seems kind of relevant now, doesn’t it? One could even say he appears to have a history of violence

Yet THIS is the very kind of person who increasingly far too many White people are willing to go to all out war for. Again and again. Racist murderers

It’s as if White people have an endless capacity to see every crime other White people commit against Black people, no matter how brutal, as completely and eternally divorced from even the slightest possibility of racism

But Black people are not stupid. Far from it. When we hear Paula Deen or Riley Cooper or Richie Incognito casually sling the n-word around…or when we see celebs like Julianna Hough dress up in BlackFace for a “fun costume”…we almost instinctively know: (just as domestic violence doesn’t just suddenly materialize out of thin air) racism and racist actions do not exist in a vacuum. That behavior comes from somewhere. There is a history attached to misogyny, domestic violence and yes, racism. They are all behaviors modeled, condoned and learned over time. Rarely is the “first time” ever truly the first time—it’s usually just the first time we publicly see evidence of it

And as far as racism goes; Black and brown people are not obligated to give *anyone* the benefit of the doubt once they’ve tipped their hand. There’s centuries worth of history—even recent history—that says we’re wise not to. White people are the only ones who benefit from naively extending such credit to other White people time after time after time 

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Do I really want to be integrated into a burning house?
James Baldwin (via blackmanonthemoon)

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streetetiquette:

The Black Ivy (animated) by Gyimah Gariba (2011)

Just came across these drawings from my good friend and animator Gyimah Gariba in my inbox circa 2011 or so, I don’t think anyone has seen these images outside of Gyimah and myself. He is definitely a super talented artist, if you haven’t checked out his work you can do so here 

Awesome to see our editorial in animation form.. ha

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disciplesofmalcolm:

It is a tragedy and a shame, that in 2013, we still believe that love can move this vicious machine. It was settled in America after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 60s that nonviolence would not bring out the liberation of African people or any other oppressed people.

sinidentidades:

Artist Creates Book of Thirty-Nine Questions for White People

Naima Lowe is a queer, Black artist based in Washington state whose most recent project is causing quite a stir. She’s created a book called 39 Questions for White People, a collection of simple questions that are meant to generate a discussion around white privilege. Here’s how Lowe describes it:

The deceptively simple text asks complex questions about race and accountability. Each page of this limited edition, forty-page, loose-leaf book, was hand inked and hand typed at a small collectively run print shop in Olympia, WA. This work started as an experiment based in my curiosity about how whiteness is framed and understood by white people. The work of creating the book became an exercise in turning the emotional labor of racism into tangible physical labor. I was able to turn all that pain into an object, which is incredibly strange, but also incredibly freeing.

Questions include: How do you know that you’re white? Do you notice when the last white person leaves the room?

Copies of the book just went on sale and it’s currently on display at The Wing Luke Museum in Seattle as part of their special exhibition “Under My Skin: Artists Explore Race in the 21st Century.”

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First they’ll criticize our slang. Make us seem uneducated for using it, when the reality is they’re mad we can code switch. Then they’ll use our slang mockingly. Like they really don’t want to use it, but it’s so absurd they can’t help themselves. Then they’ll make money off our slang, t-shirts, cups, bracelets, etc. Then they’ll convince us it was never really ours. It’s been public domain forever.

Feel free to replace the word “Slang” with neighborhoods, and music too.