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wmagazine:

Happy Birthday Jennifer! 
Photograph by Mario Sorrenti; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine August 2013. 

wmagazine:

Happy Birthday Jennifer! 

Photograph by Mario Sorrenti; styled by Edward Enninful; W magazine August 2013. 

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blackgirlwhiteboylove:

kandaisy:

nappysupastar:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

at a loss for worsse. smh some white people are so sad

They don’t want to tell us to know about the Moors who were basically a group of elite black people who traveled into Europe, decades before European explorers went out into the world themselves, and basically taught them everything they know over the centuries. They don’t want to tell us about how all their scholars and great scientists from way back then went to Egypt to study under black teachers. They don’t want to tell us how while their ancestors were living in caves, there were already flourishing black kingdoms and civilizations. Ethiopia is one of the oldest, oldest kingdoms in the world—might be even older than some Asian kingdoms. They won’t tell you about the great kingdom of ancient Kush and how it helped connect north Africa to the Arabic world. They will not tell you about the thousands of black female warriors or black female warrior queens haling from the great kingdom of Nubia. They will not tell you how black armies from African had already visited South America, and left all types of artifacts and whatnot to prove it. They don’t want anyone know how black people indirectly helped these white “greats” reach success. They don’t want us to know that once upon a time black people made the world go round; because if black people knew today, then they’d take a better look at the capabilities they themselves posses—more than becoming a rapper or another Oprah or Beyonce or depending on the white man for their success. 
When our ancestors told us to know our history, they didn’t mean just know who MLK and Malcolm X was or what black went through in slavery and Jim Crow. When our ancestors told us to know our history, they meant the history we shared with all black people in the globe, the history that we won’t learn in a Eurocentric teaching setting, the history that showed we moved the world before and that we could do it again. If we got our acts together.

Tell it.

Realness

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

kandaisy:

nappysupastar:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

at a loss for worsse. smh some white people are so sad

They don’t want to tell us to know about the Moors who were basically a group of elite black people who traveled into Europe, decades before European explorers went out into the world themselves, and basically taught them everything they know over the centuries. They don’t want to tell us about how all their scholars and great scientists from way back then went to Egypt to study under black teachers. They don’t want to tell us how while their ancestors were living in caves, there were already flourishing black kingdoms and civilizations. Ethiopia is one of the oldest, oldest kingdoms in the world—might be even older than some Asian kingdoms. They won’t tell you about the great kingdom of ancient Kush and how it helped connect north Africa to the Arabic world. They will not tell you about the thousands of black female warriors or black female warrior queens haling from the great kingdom of Nubia. They will not tell you how black armies from African had already visited South America, and left all types of artifacts and whatnot to prove it. They don’t want anyone know how black people indirectly helped these white “greats” reach success. They don’t want us to know that once upon a time black people made the world go round; because if black people knew today, then they’d take a better look at the capabilities they themselves posses—more than becoming a rapper or another Oprah or Beyonce or depending on the white man for their success. 

When our ancestors told us to know our history, they didn’t mean just know who MLK and Malcolm X was or what black went through in slavery and Jim Crow. When our ancestors told us to know our history, they meant the history we shared with all black people in the globe, the history that we won’t learn in a Eurocentric teaching setting, the history that showed we moved the world before and that we could do it again. If we got our acts together.

Tell it.

Realness

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blackgirlwhiteboylove:

pride-n-poised:

angelclark:

VIDEO: Man Dies After 5 Police Jump Him — Chokehold Him For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes 

A Staten Island man died Thursday after police placed him in a chokehold as they attempted to arrest him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

According to authorities, Eric Garner, 43, went into cardiac arrest and died at Richmond University Medical Center following the arrest that was filmed by several witnesses.   

In the video, Eric can  be seen telling police that he had not been selling cigarettes, repeatedly saying, ” I didn’t sell anything,” before insisting, “I’m minding my own business, please leave me alone.”

After a standoff, five officers tackled the 400-pound asthmatic Ericwith one placing him in a chokehold – and wrestled him to the ground as they attempted to put handcuffs on him.

As Eric lay on the ground, with one officer pushing his head into the pavement, he can be heard saying, “I can’t breath. I can’t breath,” over and over.

As the video ends, Eric appears to be unconscious as police clear onlookers while waiting awaiting paramedics.

According to his family, Eric, a married father with six children and two grandchildren, suffered from asthma.

“When I kissed my husband this morning, I never thought it would be for the last time,” Eric’s wife, Esaw, told reporters.

Police stated that Eric has been arrested multiple times for selling untaxed cigarettes, and records show he was due in court in October on three charges, including pot possession and selling untaxed cigarettes.

Witnesses at the scene claim Eric was breaking up a fight when police arrived, with Eric’s family stating that he didn’t have any cigarettes on him or in his car at the time of his death.

“They’re covering their asses; he was breaking up a fight. They harassed and harassed my husband until they killed him,” Eric’s wife said.

Within hours after Eric’s arrest and death, residents in the area hung handwritten posters on telephone poles near the scene with phrases like “no justice, no peace” and “Another innocent black man has been killed by police brutality. The NYPD must be stopped!”

http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/video-man-dies-after-5-police-jump-him-chokehold-him-for-selling-untaxed-cigarettes/

PETITION: https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-end-police-brutality#share

Sign the petition.

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"Privilege not only causes white people to miss instances of racism but it causes them to think they get to set the terms or parameters for what constitutes racism as well. For example, situations that can universally be understood as racist like a blatant hate crime, are “in bounds.” But anything that’s not as obvious is dismissed and those who attempt to shed light on less obvious forms of racism get accused of race baiting or, my personal favorite, playing the race card. This essentially means that if it’s not obviously racist to a white person then it’s not racist."
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Speak on it girl!

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nevver:

In its shattering effect, birth can only be paralleled by death. But does it float.

Amazing

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thezoereport:

Umbrella Stroll Style 

thezoereport:

Umbrella Stroll Style 

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heyfranhey:

DIY || 4 Easy & Effective Summer Moisturizing Mists For Natural Hair
BGLH writes:
Are you looking for an effective natural moisturizer that is not too heavy for the summer? Do you want to make your own? Then, check out these four easy recipes.

heyfranhey:

DIY || 4 Easy & Effective Summer Moisturizing Mists For Natural Hair

BGLH writes:

Are you looking for an effective natural moisturizer that is not too heavy for the summer? Do you want to make your own? Then, check out these four easy recipes.

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