Diligently, Me
22. God. Music. Knowledge. Actor, Singer. MIA, ORL. UCF, Musical Theatre major. Lauryn Hill, all day.

A Black man learning in this cruel world...
Diligently, Me
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medievalpoc:

beccabeccalee:

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sourcedumal:

medievalpoc:

loverandsynner submitted to medievalpoc:

this was taken at the Museum of London, Docklands - it has a large section about London’s role in slavery, and how slavery contributed to modern racism. 

I think that a lot of museums are finally starting to try and take a more proactive stance on how they present their exhibits and information about them.
For more on this kind of arrangement, I high recommend taking a look at these submissions from xanthy-m on the Swedish Historical Museum:



Oh what was that about black ppl in England not being present?
Since BEFORE THE 1500s?
MEANING DURING THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
So yall “historically accurate” fuckers can be quiet


[source: Egerton Genesis Picture Book, England c. 1375]

Some time ago I went to a presentation by a former thesis advisor about female satire written during the long 18th century (It was titled something awesome like “Could Women Be Funny in the Austen Era?” and was more about the social propriety of women being satirists than about whether women were actually funny). During the Q&A I asked if minorities also had trouble representing themselves as satirists and the answer I got was, “Europe didn’t really have minorities back then.” And that’s when I knew I was asking the wrong person. 

^ And that’s how you erase at least 15,000 people from history.
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sevenseventhree:

important. watch how you talk about the violence in chicago; understand where it really stems from. if you are blaming communities, get the fuck outta here.
sevenseventhree:

important. watch how you talk about the violence in chicago; understand where it really stems from. if you are blaming communities, get the fuck outta here.
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drepriceart:

The Black Man  by Paulo Coehlo
 Incredible story.
drepriceart:

The Black Man  by Paulo Coehlo
 Incredible story.
drepriceart:

The Black Man  by Paulo Coehlo
 Incredible story.
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afrodiaspores:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

medievalpoc:

the-history-of-fighting:

Dahomey’s Warrior Women

Speaking of West Africa, the Dahomey Warrior Women involves a fascinating history that spans nearly 200 years. It was during this time that the elite squad of female warriors fought and died for the border rights and inter-tribal issues in the ancient kingdom of Dahomey.
These women, who outranked their male counterparts, were given far more privileges, including the ability to  come and go from the palaces as they pleased (unlike the men). They were so revered for their warrior prowess, The Smithsonian explains, that men were taught to keep their distance:
“Recruiting women into the Dahomean army was not especially difficult, despite the requirement to climb thorn hedges and risk life and limb in battle. Most West African women lived lives of forced drudgery. Gezo’s female troops lived in his compound and were kept well supplied with tobacco, alcohol and slaves – as many as 50 to each warrior, according to the noted traveler Sir Richard Burton, who visited Dahomey in the 1860s. And “when amazons walked out of the palace,” notes Alpern, “they were preceded by a slave girl carrying a bell. The sound told every male to get out of their path, retire a certain distance, and look the other way.” To even touch these women meant death.”
Yet as colonialist ambitions grew in the region, the Dahomey female warriors eventually grew sparse. Fierce combat missions to crush the independent kingdom eventually succeeded, and in the 1940s, it is said that the last of the female warriors died.
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I’ve posted about this incredible military force for 1800s Week previously, and you can read more about women warriors of color in this Masterpost. There’s also Amazons of Black Sparta: The Women Warriors of Dahomey by Stanley B. Alpern.

So somebody eplain to me why the hell that book author decided that Greek’s people’s history was needed to legitimate Black people’s lives and accomplishments?! 

Dahomey nation is also one of the places in ancient Africa where homosexuality among the women was documented.
Just adding this cause “there was no homosexuality before the white man came” is a popular lie.

Those interested would be better served by checking out Edna G. Bay’s Wives of the Leopard: Gender, Politics and Culture in the Kingdom of Dahomey (University of Virginia Press, 1998):

Looking at Dahomey against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade and the growth of European imperialism, Edna G. Bay reaches for a distinctly Dahomean perspective as she weaves together evidence drawn from travelers’ memoirs and local oral accounts, from the religious practices of vodun, and from ethnographic studies of the twentieth century. Wives of the Leopard thoroughly integrates gender into the political analysis of state systems, effectively creating a social history of power…[T]he book provides an accessible portrait of Dahomey’s complex and fascinating culture without exoticizing it.

A free preview is here.
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standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
standwithpalestine:

Palestinian poet and activist Rafeef Ziadah wrote this poem — “Shades of Anger” — after a man kicked her in the guts and said “You deserve to be raped before you have your terrorist children.”
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"The cultures of people of color are either packaged for consumption or called upon to fill cultural and spiritual voids of Eurocentrism."

Michael Vavrus

That shit blew my mind and made understanding cultural appropriation way clearer for me. 

(via isanah)

Do they hear you though!?

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demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
demideviance:


"…you will recognize me for I shall be the tall Black lady smiling.”

She lived so fully, I am not as sad that she is gone - as I am grateful she ever was. Rest In Power…
no no no
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