Eartha Kitt and Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958)

Eartha Kitt and Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958)

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dynamicafrica:

Born and raised in Gastonia, John Biggers was one of North Carolina’s most honored and beloved artists.

Throughout his long career as both an artist and educator, Biggers sought to reforge the link between African and African American cultures. In paintings and large-scale murals, he employed a rich visual language to address-often in the same image-the past, present, and future of Africa’s scattered children.

In this highly symbolic painting, three generations of a Southern black family emerge from a pool of water, a reference to both ritual purification and the primordial beginnings of life.

Flanked by monumental female figures — symbolic perhaps of maternal Africa — this community stands together facing the dawn.

dynamicafrica:

Born and raised in Gastonia, John Biggers was one of North Carolina’s most honored and beloved artists.
Throughout his long career as both an artist and educator, Biggers sought to reforge the link between African and African American cultures. In paintings and large-scale murals, he employed a rich visual language to address-often in the same image-the past, present, and future of Africa’s scattered children.
In this highly symbolic painting, three generations of a Southern black family emerge from a pool of water, a reference to both ritual purification and the primordial beginnings of life.
Flanked by monumental female figures — symbolic perhaps of maternal Africa — this community stands together facing the dawn.

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atribecalledgoodbreed:

Michael Jackson - I Can’t Help It

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thepeoplesrecord:

Hey, New York City friends: You’re going to want to download NYCLU’s Stop & Frisk app
Stop and Frisk Watch” is a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.
The app is available in English on both Android andiPhone devices and Spanish in the Android version, thanks to a translation by Make the Road New York. Stop and Frisk Watch allows bystanders to fully document stop-and-frisk encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress.
It has three primary functions:
RECORD: This allows the user to film an incident with audio by simply pushing a trigger on the phone’s frame. Shaking the phone stops the filming. When filming stops, the user immediately receives a brief survey allowing them to provide details about the incident. The video and survey will go to the NYCLU, which will use the information to shed light on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices and hold the Department accountable for its actions.
LISTEN: This function alerts the user when people in their vicinity are being stopped by the police. When other app users in the area trigger Stop and Frisk Watch, the user receives a message reporting where the police stop is happening. This feature is especially useful for community groups who monitor police activity.
REPORT: This prompts the survey, allowing users to report a police interaction they saw or experienced, even if they didn’t film it.
The app includes a “Know Your Rights” section that instructs people about their rights when confronted by police and their right to film police activity in public. Stop and Frisk Watch is intended for use by people witnessing a police encounter, not by individuals who are the subject of a police stop.
To uninstall be sure to uncheck “Lock Screen on Trigger” under the app’s “My Settings” tab. You will then be able to uninstall by accessing your phone’s application settings.
The NYCLU developed Stop and Frisk Watch with Jason Van Anden, a Brooklyn-based visual artist and software developer who previously developed the Occupy Wall Street app, “I’m Getting Arrested.”
You can download it for your iPhone or Android here.

thepeoplesrecord:

Hey, New York City friends: You’re going to want to download NYCLU’s Stop & Frisk app

Stop and Frisk Watch” is a free and innovative smart phone application that empowers New Yorkers to monitor police activity and hold the NYPD accountable for unlawful stop-and-frisk encounters and other police misconduct.

The app is available in English on both Android andiPhone devices and Spanish in the Android version, thanks to a translation by Make the Road New York. Stop and Frisk Watch allows bystanders to fully document stop-and-frisk encounters and alert community members when a street stop is in progress.

It has three primary functions:

  • RECORD: This allows the user to film an incident with audio by simply pushing a trigger on the phone’s frame. Shaking the phone stops the filming. When filming stops, the user immediately receives a brief survey allowing them to provide details about the incident. The video and survey will go to the NYCLU, which will use the information to shed light on the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk practices and hold the Department accountable for its actions.
  • LISTEN: This function alerts the user when people in their vicinity are being stopped by the police. When other app users in the area trigger Stop and Frisk Watch, the user receives a message reporting where the police stop is happening. This feature is especially useful for community groups who monitor police activity.
  • REPORT: This prompts the survey, allowing users to report a police interaction they saw or experienced, even if they didn’t film it.

The app includes a “Know Your Rights” section that instructs people about their rights when confronted by police and their right to film police activity in public. Stop and Frisk Watch is intended for use by people witnessing a police encounter, not by individuals who are the subject of a police stop.

To uninstall be sure to uncheck “Lock Screen on Trigger” under the app’s “My Settings” tab. You will then be able to uninstall by accessing your phone’s application settings.

The NYCLU developed Stop and Frisk Watch with Jason Van Anden, a Brooklyn-based visual artist and software developer who previously developed the Occupy Wall Street app, “I’m Getting Arrested.”

You can download it for your iPhone or Android here.

(Source: thepeoplesrecord)

medievalpoc:

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eisenblume:

medievalpoc:

The all-white reinvention of Medieval Europe commonly depicted in popular fiction, films, tv shows and art is entirely that: a fiction. An invention. An erasure. Obviously, people of color have been an essential and integral part of European life, European art, and European literary imagination since time immemorial. To cite “historical accuracy” as a means to project whitewashed images of the past into the future to maintain a fiction of white supremacy is an unconscionable farce.

People of Color are not an anachronism.

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Remember, if a historian doesn’t think black people were in Europe before the modern age as anything but slaves DON’T TRUST THEM AS HISTORIANS.

If this blog has a moral, this is probably it.

And not only Black people; there were also Native Americans in Holland as early as 60 B.C.E.

And also the Mongolian Empire and the Silk Road existed.

But, you know. What are facts?

Do you know the original source(s) regarding Native Americans in Holland? Because, unfortunately, popular history can be full of rumor, with one author offering a speculative interpretation, and another citing it as fact. Shannon cites Loewen, and Loewen is more than aware of this, but I don’t have a copy of Loewen’s work to see who he cites.

Well, this question has a complex answer.

There’s some racist white guy here who decided to do a “HA I DEBUNK U!!!” blog post about it, and keeps using the word “Afrocentrics!!!!!!” and “Native American Activists!!!!!” as ad hominem attacks on the sources used.

Speaking of ad hominem attacks, his d00d is apparently in love with virulent racist H. P. Lovecraft's work and mainly writes about “Xenoarcheology”, which is basically the *ahem* “study” of “POC didn’t build the pyramids, ALIENS DID!!!!!”.

Anyhow, the bottom line is, there is a specific trail of sources for the claim made in the book, and  while interpretations of the evidence vary, the evidence is THERE to interpret.

P.S. anyone who yells “Afrocentrist!” as a means of somehow discrediting someone is pretty much on my “ignore” list. FYI. A lot of people say the same thing about me.

I mean, you can believe Pliny, or you can believe the above d00sh who worships the guy who wrote On the Creation of N*****s and thinks it’s more likely aliens built the pyramids than people of color had pyramid-building technology before white people.

ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: history and its interpretation does not exist outside of the context of the people writing it. No one is “objective”. Everyone is accountable.

soulbrotherv2:

James Forten’s birth is marked on this date, September 2, in 1766. He was a Black businessman and abolitionist.

From Philadelphia and born of free Black parents, Forten served in the Continental Army as a powder boy at the age of fifteen. After being part of a crew captured by the British and spending seven months in prison he returned to America, working as a sail maker for a man named Robert Bridges. Upon the death of his employer, Forten bought the company and as an inventor-entrepreneur of a sail-handling device, he built a highly successful business. He was among those in the city of brotherly love who formed the independent Bethel AME Church in 1787.

soulbrotherv2:

James Forten’s birth is marked on this date, September 2, in 1766. He was a Black businessman and abolitionist.

From Philadelphia and born of free Black parents, Forten served in the Continental Army as a powder boy at the age of fifteen. After being part of a crew captured by the British and spending seven months in prison he returned to America, working as a sail maker for a man named Robert Bridges. Upon the death of his employer, Forten bought the company and as an inventor-entrepreneur of a sail-handling device, he built a highly successful business. He was among those in the city of brotherly love who formed the independent Bethel AME Church in 1787.

brettely88:

As If I Didn’t Like This Dude Enough, Watching Him On Insides The Actors Studio Made Me Like & Respect Him Even More. If He’s What Society Considers ‘Crazy’ I’m Even More Okay With The Fact I’m Called Crazy Than I Was Before.. Real Talk.

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infinitylooper:

Something to think about:

The Earth is 4.6 billion years old. Let’s scale that to 46 years.
We have been here for 4 hours. Our industrial revolution began 1 minute ago.
In that time, we have destroyed more than 50% of the world’s forests.

This isn’t sustainable.

starheartshooter:

wow so I redrew a comic I posted on instagram cause it’s really relevant atm


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starheartshooter:

wow so I redrew a comic I posted on instagram cause it’s really relevant atm

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#truth