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thoughtsofablackgirl:

Wash Wesley is turning 111 years old today!! Wash is a deacon at his church in Oakbrook Terrace, and still walks and drives without assistance.

He doesn’t even look that old !

 black people out here looking like 68 but really 111 !!

Black excellence

^^^ we do this doe

Black don’t crazy

Black don’t _____

He barely look 60 goddamn this is getting ridiculous

like wut

He looks so dignified

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blackfashion:

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mixsugarbaby:

lastqueen-of:

intheeyesofdanishay:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Wash Wesley is turning 111 years old today!! Wash is a deacon at his church in Oakbrook Terrace, and still walks and drives without assistance.

He doesn’t even look that old !

 black people out here looking like 68 but really 111 !!

Black excellence

^^^ we do this doe

Black don’t crazy

Black don’t _____

He barely look 60 goddamn this is getting ridiculous

like wut

He looks so dignified

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goodblacknews:

Brooklyn Man Jonathan Fleming Cleared of Murder After Serving 25 Years

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Jonathan Fleming hugs his mom for the first time in 25 years.

NEW YORK – From the day of his 1989 arrest in a deadly New York City shooting, Jonathan Flemingsaid he had been more than 1,000 miles away, on a vacation at Disney World. Despite having documents to back him up, he was convicted of murder.  Prosecutors now agree with him, and Fleming left a Brooklyn court as a free man…

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lyrique86:

I’ve been very popular this month.  This usually doesn’t happen.

OMG!!! BLESSS EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SHOT!

so so so important

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babybutta:

yarrahs-life:

high-power-prolific:

thehereticpharaoh:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

They referred to themselves, not as ”Egyptians” (a Greek term) , but as ”Kemmui’’, meaning, ”the blacks”.
The country itself they called, Kemet, or black nation.
'Kem' is the term for black in the ancient Egyptian language. It is represented in hieroglyphs by a stick charred at both ends.”
"km.t, the name of Ancient Egypt in Egyptian; Egypt (Coptic: Kemi)
r n km.t, the native term for the Egyptian language
(Ref: The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vols 1&2, E.A. Budge, Dover.) 
Note: words inside brackets are the determinatives or word classifiers along with their English meanings.
Kem, kame, kmi, kmem, kmom = to be black 
Kememu = Black people (Ancient Egyptians) in both Ancient and modern Egyptian (Kmemou).
Kem [khet][wood] = extremely black, jet-black
Kemet = any black thing. Note: “t” is silent - pronounced Kemé
Kemet [nu][community, settlement, nation] = Black nation = Ancient Egypt.  
Kemet [Romé][people] = Black people. Ancient Egyptians. 
Kemit [Shoit][books] = Black books, Ancient Egyptian literature.  
Kem wer [miri][large body of water] = The Great Black sea (The Red sea). This sea is neither black nor red, this is in reference to which nation, Black or Red, at a particular time, controlled this body of water. 
Kemi fer = Black double house; seat of government. Note: by reference to Wolof again, we know that to make a plural of per or house, the “p” becomes an “f” or fer. Thus fero=great houses (double), it is not pero as Budge writes.
In Ancient Egyptian, the ordinary adjective always follows the noun it modifies, whereas a sanctified adjective usually comes before its noun.  The sanctified adjectives are:
Kem —  Black
Suten -  Royal
Nter —-  Holy, Sacred
Examples:
Kem ti = Black image, sacred image : ti oubash = white image  
Kem ho = Black face/title of a god   : ho oubash = white face  
Kem ta = Black land, holy land        : Ta deshret = Red land (also; Ta Sett) 
This rule does not apply when Black is used as a noun-adjective of nationality:  
Hompt Kemet = copper of Black; Egyptian copper :  Hompt Sett = copper of the Red nations; Asiatic copper  
Ro in Kemet (page 416a) = speech of Black; mute ro n Kemet = word of the mouth of Black; the Egyptian language
Kemet Deshret = Black and Red; good and evil; fertile and barren, etc.; Duality  
Deshretu (page 554a,b) = red ones, red devils.  Used also to refer to the Namu and Tamhu; not a complimentary label. 
African Origins: 
The following Ancient Egyptian words acknowledge the origins of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization; 
Khentu Hon Nefer (page 554a) = founders of the Excellent Order. Budge: “peoples and tribes of Nubia and the Egyptian Sudan.” For “Hon” see page 586b. 
Hon Nefer (page 1024b) = Excellent Order
Kenus (page1024b) = mighty; brave (from Kenu, page 772a)
Ta Khent (page 1051b/page 554b) = land of the beginning.  
Eau (page 952b/page 17b) = the old country  
Ancient Egyptian’s Worldview:  
The Egyptian’s view of the world was the exact opposite of the current Western one. To the Egyptian, the top of the world was in the south (upper) towards the African interior, the bottom (lower) towards the north, hence upper and lower Egypt; upper and lower Syria.”
"Oh yes, the black soil business.
Most scholars outside the modern western cover-up establishment have rejected the false interpretation some have given to Kemet, ostensibly alluding the term Kemet to the alleged ”black soil”  of Egypt. There’s nothing in the term, outside the imagination of western myth-makers,  to suggest the Egyptians referred to the color of the soil or sand, rather than the people, in naming their country. Our position is consistent with the testimony of the ancient Greek writers, eyewitnesses who unanimously described the Egyptians as a black people, closely related to the ”Ethiopians”.”

And white Hollywood casts white actors and gives them tans.

*internal sobbing*

i will never not reblog this. i know too many people who for real dont think Egypt is a part of Africa.

steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

babybutta:

yarrahs-life:

high-power-prolific:

thehereticpharaoh:

People really don’t believe Ancient Egyptians were ethnically African?

They referred to themselves, not as ”Egyptians” (a Greek term) , but as ”Kemmui’’, meaning, ”the blacks”.

The country itself they called, Kemet, or black nation.

'Kem' is the term for black in the ancient Egyptian language. It is represented in hieroglyphs by a stick charred at both ends.”

"km.t, the name of Ancient Egypt in Egyptian; Egypt (Coptic: Kemi)

r n km.t, the native term for the Egyptian language

(Ref: The Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vols 1&2, E.A. Budge, Dover.) 

Note: words inside brackets are the determinatives or word classifiers along with their English meanings.

Kem, kame, kmi, kmem, kmom = to be black 

Kememu = Black people (Ancient Egyptians) in both Ancient and modern Egyptian (Kmemou).

Kem [khet][wood] = extremely black, jet-black

Kemet = any black thing. Note: “t” is silent - pronounced Kemé

Kemet [nu][community, settlement, nation] = Black nation = Ancient Egypt.  

Kemet [Romé][people] = Black people. Ancient Egyptians. 

Kemit [Shoit][books] = Black books, Ancient Egyptian literature.  

Kem wer [miri][large body of water] = The Great Black sea (The Red sea). This sea is neither black nor red, this is in reference to which nation, Black or Red, at a particular time, controlled this body of water. 

Kemi fer = Black double house; seat of government. Note: by reference to Wolof again, we know that to make a plural of per or house, the “p” becomes an “f” or fer. Thus fero=great houses (double), it is not pero as Budge writes.

In Ancient Egyptian, the ordinary adjective always follows the noun it modifies, whereas a sanctified adjective usually comes before its noun.  The sanctified adjectives are:

Kem —  Black

Suten -  Royal

Nter —-  Holy, Sacred

Examples:

Kem ti = Black image, sacred image : ti oubash = white image  

Kem ho = Black face/title of a god   : ho oubash = white face  

Kem ta = Black land, holy land        : Ta deshret = Red land (also; Ta Sett) 

This rule does not apply when Black is used as a noun-adjective of nationality:  

Hompt Kemet = copper of Black; Egyptian copper :  Hompt Sett = copper of the Red nations; Asiatic copper  

Ro in Kemet (page 416a) = speech of Black; mute ro n Kemet = word of the mouth of Black; the Egyptian language

Kemet Deshret = Black and Red; good and evil; fertile and barren, etc.; Duality  

Deshretu (page 554a,b) = red ones, red devils.  Used also to refer to the Namu and Tamhu; not a complimentary label. 

African Origins: 

The following Ancient Egyptian words acknowledge the origins of Pharaonic Egyptian civilization; 

Khentu Hon Nefer (page 554a) = founders of the Excellent Order. Budge: “peoples and tribes of Nubia and the Egyptian Sudan.” For “Hon” see page 586b. 

Hon Nefer (page 1024b) = Excellent Order

Kenus (page1024b) = mighty; brave (from Kenu, page 772a)

Ta Khent (page 1051b/page 554b) = land of the beginning.  

Eau (page 952b/page 17b) = the old country  

Ancient Egyptian’s Worldview:  

The Egyptian’s view of the world was the exact opposite of the current Western one. To the Egyptian, the top of the world was in the south (upper) towards the African interior, the bottom (lower) towards the north, hence upper and lower Egypt; upper and lower Syria.”

"Oh yes, the black soil business.

Most scholars outside the modern western cover-up establishment have rejected the false interpretation some have given to Kemet, ostensibly alluding the term Kemet to the alleged ”black soil”  of Egypt. There’s nothing in the term, outside the imagination of western myth-makers,  to suggest the Egyptians referred to the color of the soil or sand, rather than the people, in naming their country. Our position is consistent with the testimony of the ancient Greek writers, eyewitnesses who unanimously described the Egyptians as a black people, closely related to the ”Ethiopians”.”

And white Hollywood casts white actors and gives them tans.

*internal sobbing*

i will never not reblog this. i know too many people who for real dont think Egypt is a part of Africa.

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Original People and The Lines That Divide Us: Colorism

In the past 500 years, Western Europeans colonized most of the surface of the planet in a self-righteous, greed-driven campaign of terror and domination. White Supremacism is an ever evolving paradigm which includes not only the most effective methods of domination, but it also offers “white people” a simple dogma to explain their apparent superiority. The slave trade systematically scrambled the consciousness of the dominated peoples to internalize the notions of colorism using tactics like giving less intensive labor to fairer skinned slaves. Even the selection of the term “fair” in reference to skin tone was a tactical decision to devalue darkness in complexion.

White supremacism defines “whiteness” as an absolute value based on European phenotype, and pale or translucent complexion. This idea is accompanied by a Scale of Otherness that values humans based on similarity to European phenotype as one value, and darkness of complexion as the other. Most people who suffer from some degree of internalized white supremacism seek to emulate the lightness of skin tone through oftentimes dangerous cosmetic products, or the lamentable practice of sun avoidance. Others seek to emulate European phenotype through destructive surgeries that literally rebuild the structure of the face into something more aquiline in appearance. There is a third attribute of whiteness which is the overt acceptance and practice of white supremacism as an ideal which I will touch upon later.

These phenomena are not the result of a superior beauty that the European possesses as the mass media takes incredible pains to have you believe. The human species comes in many breathtakingly beautiful combinations of features, most of which are devalued or not represented at all. The project to define a narrow field of human attractiveness fits in as a key piece to the white supremacist schema. If the dominated populations idolize their captor’s image, the captor can exert less effort to control them. Indeed, the captive people even go to great lengths to mix with and assimilate into the dominator’s culture in order to afford less hardship to their progeny.

The white supremacist program called “Colorism”, is an extremely destructive and divisive agent that acts upon the minds of the afflicted in one of two ways. The most commonly recognized variant is a colorist person rejecting and devaluing dark skin tones. No matter how dark skinned they are, this person feels a sense of pride at being lighter than the next individual; they emulate the European phenotype to whatever extent possible. In extreme cases they may even reject their own family members or apply harmful products to children to counteract darkening.

The other manifestation of colorism which is just as divisive, yet less commonly acknowledged is the tendency of darker skinned persons to reject lighter skinned people of the same “race”, based on a perceived arrogance they possess; or the automatic assumption that a lighter skinned person identifies with white supremacist values. These people, though not necessarily afrocentric, profess to be able to define where “blackness” begins and ends based on complexion. They attribute white supremacism’s nuanced relationship to light skinned people as a less oppressive benefit they do not have access to.

Colorism in any manifestation should be rejected out of hand for solidarity to be a possibility. It is an agent of the “divide and conquer” methodology, and has been a vain, childish, progress hindering nuisance. Furthermore, the inclination to define a person of ambiguous ethnic identity should be resisted. “Ethnic identity”, especially since the era of European colonialism is highly suspect. White supremacism calls people who are indigenous to the Western Hemisphere “Indians”. It calls people from the Indian subcontinent, “Indians”. White Supremacism calls people indigenous to the Antilles “West Indians”, whether they lived or sailed there before Columbus, whether slave or indentured servant, black or white. There is much mischief and intent to mislead in the White Supremacist schema. It is unreasonable to define a person according to their supposed characteristics especially when they are ambiguous. It is however not unreasonable to request that a person take a stand for or against White Supremacism.

The inclination for us to divide ourselves into the categories that White Supremacism affords us may be rooted in the tendency for us as “blacks” to be all too ready to form political coalitions with other non-black “People of Color” to effect a mutually beneficial change. White Supremacism automatically singles out the “non-black” element within this coalition and offers concessions to this component thus neutralizing any momentum the “black” portion of the coalition may have. The non-black People of Color can then walk away with a small victory, the black People of Color become more disillusioned, and White Supremacism reigns supreme. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that for the phenotypically African person with dark skin and wooly hair texture, there is no conventional way out of this conundrum. However, a solution exists nonetheless.

Colorism depends heavily on the appearance of the human. Melanin content in the skin, eyes, and hair is an easy, albeit elementary measure to erroneously categorize ethnicity. Typology based on these factors is subsequently used to explain racial types, behavior patterns, and idiosyncrasies. Stereotypes are then constructed so as to jump to an easy conclusion. Even though these stereotypes are frequently disrupted by the “articulate dark skinned person”, or “Afrocentric light skinned person”, it is dismissed as a fluke. Without uprooting the counterfeit value of colorism, it is not possible to construct a new paradigm based on authenticity, and merit. The key out of the box that White Supremacism constructs around us lies in the center of our skulls; The Pineal Gland.

-Lemuel Anomalous

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#TruthHurtsButYouCantBeScaredOfIt

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intheindigo:

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historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.

Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

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Attn: Black Female Photographers in and around Atlanta!!!
******All Experience Levels Welcome to Attend******

Let’s get together and Chit Chat for a bit, plan for a group shoot, and photowalk around Little Five Points until our hearts &/or memory cards are filled!!!

Where: Aurora Coffee, 468 Moreland Ave. NE,  992 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia

When: Sunday April 27th, 2pm

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/283165541848695/

Hosted By: Aunyx, Rainbow Rising Photography

Tell Ya Friends

Attn: Black Female Photographers in and around Atlanta!!!
******All Experience Levels Welcome to Attend******

Let’s get together and Chit Chat for a bit, plan for a group shoot, and photowalk around Little Five Points until our hearts &/or memory cards are filled!!!

Where: Aurora Coffee, 468 Moreland Ave. NE, 992 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia

When: Sunday April 27th, 2pm

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/283165541848695/

Hosted By: Aunyx, Rainbow Rising Photography

Tell Ya Friends

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yagazieemezi:

Hidden Magic: Katlego Kgabale

As kids, we grew up with our imagination running wild though our minds. As least I did! I would spend hours bent over a book, flipping recklessly through pages for words and images to feed my daydreams. Kgabale illustrated work offers up little brown girl dreams that I would have loved to come across as a child. But even as an adult, I can still appreciate and admire the creativity behind each piece.

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Dedicated to the Cultural Preservation of the African Aesthetic

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il-tenore-regina:

glaad:

Help get trans violinist and vocalist Tona Brown to Carnegie Hall

Oh my god yes. 
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