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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Fox 8 Cleveland angry with LKWD Music Fest after Communist musician calls for end to capitalism on live TV

FOX is tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

FOX News: “Well, Boots, tell us a little bit about your band and the lineup people are going to hear today?” asked Fox 8 reporter Autumn Ziemba.

RILEY: Well, we’re a punk/funk/Communist revolution band.

FOX News: OK.

RILEY: And we are from Oakland, California, and we make everyone dance while we’re telling them about how we need to get rid of the system.

FOX News: Mmm.

RILEY: How exploitation is the primary contradiction in capitalism. And that if we want to express our power, we’re going to have to be more radical in our actions.

this is an all-Black band, from Oakland, and they’re called "The Coup." *buys CD*

Watch Fox News lose control

What happened to freedom of speech?

What? Rush Limbaugh get to say whatever dumb thing he wants and the rest of us have to hope we get the mic in our hands and then we can’t even speak our minds?

toyinodutola:

THIS WEEK — The Mosaic Project at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603). 
Two person exhibition with Toyin Odutola and Lydia Panas, opening this week on Friday, October 3rd from 5 - 9 pm. 
Sorry to be late on this: I have an exhibition coming up this week, which includes a packed Friday with an artist talk open to the public at the college on October 3rd at 10am, followed by a panel discussion later in the evening titled: "The growing cultural acceptability of Manga and graphic novels, and the influence of comics on American culture," with Jamar Nicholas, Bob McLeod, Mike Hawthorne, and Bob Hochgertel (which is also open to the public), beginning at 5:30pm.
The exhibition opens earlier, but I will be present for it later, as well as the reception. 
If y’all are in the area or plan on taking a quick trip, it would be awesome to see you there. As always, thanks for the support!
—TO

toyinodutola:

THIS WEEK — The Mosaic Project at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603).

Two person exhibition with Toyin Odutola and Lydia Panas, opening this week on Friday, October 3rd from 5 - 9 pm

Sorry to be late on this: I have an exhibition coming up this week, which includes a packed Friday with an artist talk open to the public at the college on October 3rd at 10am, followed by a panel discussion later in the evening titled: "The growing cultural acceptability of Manga and graphic novels, and the influence of comics on American culture," with Jamar Nicholas, Bob McLeod, Mike Hawthorne, and Bob Hochgertel (which is also open to the public), beginning at 5:30pm.

The exhibition opens earlier, but I will be present for it later, as well as the reception. 

If y’all are in the area or plan on taking a quick trip, it would be awesome to see you there. As always, thanks for the support!

—TO

mikeysknobbyknees:

belindapendragon:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

I see White folks still scared about being the minority here in the States, that they gotta erase all folks of color from the damn history books.

If I had not taken APUSH and AP World History I would not know half of the horrors that America has committed.

I would not know that Abraham Lincoln was a supporter of the colonization movement, or that the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t NEARLY what people seem to think it was.

I would not know that America was so afraid of Communism that it purposefully overthrew DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED leaders of countries in order to assure that no communist or socialist policies were put into place that ENDANGERED AMERICAN CORPORATIONS.

I would not know that Republicans used to be “liberal” and that Democrats used to be the white supremacy party.

I would not understand the extent of the build up to the Civil War, and the argument over slavery that existed from the time of the country’s founding.

I would not know that coup d’etats in Guatamala, Iran, Cuba, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and so many other countries were the product of American espionage.

I would not know who W.E.B Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, or Marcus Garvey were or how diverse and divided the civil rights and abolitionists movements were.

I would not know that Americans at the time of the American Revolution were the best fed, best dressed, best housed, least taxed people on the planet and they still found reason complain.

wouldn’t know that socialist policies enforced by F.D.R. helped to bring this country out of the great depression, and I wouldn’t understand the relationship between the U.S. and communism.

wouldn’t know that Andrew Jackson completely ignored the Supreme Court’s ruling against the Indian Removal Act, thus marching thousands of Native Americans to their death.

Yes, I wouldn’t know all the awful things about this country that people try to brush under the rug, and I would probably be in a blissful and ignorant bubble, enjoying life as a middle class white kid.

But I also wouldn’t see how far we’ve come, and how much farther we have to go, and everything we need to change about this country to make it better and to fix our mistakes.

AP United States History is so important, because theres so little between us and what’s happened in the past, and if we can’t educate kids on what the past is, then don’t expect them to learn any lessons from it.  If we can’t understand where we come from then we have no idea where we can and will go. 

(via medievalpoc)

What IS Black Face?

katblaque:

urahonne:

katblaque:

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This is a (loose) transcript of my youtube video

Hey Guys, it’s Kat and I’m here to talk to you about BLACK FACE.

In light of recent controversies, the YouTube community has taken to calling out problematic youtubers. I’m a huge fan of…

kingjaffejoffer:

Nobody gets disrespected more than random assholes who run on the field during sporting events.
Dude catching a cold rock bottom and nobody will care about his wellbeing.

Perfect form.

kingjaffejoffer:

Nobody gets disrespected more than random assholes who run on the field during sporting events.

Dude catching a cold rock bottom and nobody will care about his wellbeing.

Perfect form.

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.
Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.
Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.


People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.

Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.

Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.

People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

(via reverseracism)

susiethemoderator:

afrikan-centered-education:

The Greeks and Romans made their Gods and Godessess straight from Kemet’s God and Goddesses 
Kemet’s God and Goddesses renamed in Identity……One by One History proves quite convincingly that the Gods and Goddesses of Europeans were of African origin but given European names… Lets go through the Academics:*The African God, Amun, was renamed Zeus by the Greeks and Jupiter by the Romans; *The African God, Heru (the son of God and associated with light and sun) was called Apollo by both the Greeks and the Romans; *The African God Imhotep (the God of Healing and medicine) was renamed Asclepius by the Greeks and Aesclapius by the Romans; *The African God Djhuti/Thoth (God of Science, Writing and Knowledge) was called Hermes by the Greeks and Mercury by the Romans; *The African God, Pluto, was called Pluto by both the Greeks and Romans; the *The African God, Ausar, (the God of resurrection) was renamed Osiris by the Greeks; *The African Goddess Hathor (the Goddess of love and beauty) was called Aphrodite by the Greeks and Venus by the Romans; and *The African Goddess Ist (Auset), (Goddess of maternity), was renamed Isis and was worshiped as the “Black Madonna.”


Interesting… All these statuses noses “fell” off….

susiethemoderator:

afrikan-centered-education:

The Greeks and Romans made their Gods and Godessess straight from Kemet’s God and Goddesses 


Kemet’s God and Goddesses renamed in Identity……One by One 

History proves quite convincingly that the Gods and Goddesses of Europeans were of African origin but given European names… 

Lets go through the Academics:

*The African God, Amun, was renamed Zeus by the Greeks and Jupiter by the Romans; 

*The African God, Heru (the son of God and associated with light and sun) was called Apollo by both the Greeks and the Romans; 

*The African God Imhotep (the God of Healing and medicine) was renamed Asclepius by the Greeks and Aesclapius by the Romans; 

*The African God Djhuti/Thoth (God of Science, Writing and Knowledge) was called Hermes by the Greeks and Mercury by the Romans; 

*The African God, Pluto, was called Pluto by both the Greeks and Romans; the 

*The African God, Ausar, (the God of resurrection) was renamed Osiris by the Greeks; 

*The African Goddess Hathor (the Goddess of love and beauty) was called Aphrodite by the Greeks and Venus by the Romans; and 

*The African Goddess Ist (Auset), (Goddess of maternity), was renamed Isis and was worshiped as the “Black Madonna.”

Interesting… All these statuses noses “fell” off….

(via reverseracism)

chescaleigh:

Here’s my official response to Shane Dawson’s "My Apology (Blackface & Offensive Videos" My Tumblr ask box is closed and I’m done speaking on this matter. Thanks to all that have offered support.

grandeliso:

versacegravy:

elisaddiq:

This is the dopest photo I ever seen

Damn Mike look he bout to spit a BET Cypher verse

^^^ WORD! lmao

grandeliso:

versacegravy:

elisaddiq:

This is the dopest photo I ever seen

Damn Mike look he bout to spit a BET Cypher verse

^^^ WORD! lmao

(Source: loveycmag, via kingjaffejoffer)

blackfemalejesus:

socialjusticekoolaid:

HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT IPT IIPT III)  

Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.

oh my god

(via afroxvx)

powflip:

Preface by PowFlip
kingjaffejoffer:

People are so disrespectful

kingjaffejoffer:

People are so disrespectful

kingjaffejoffer:

yungasura:

solarsenpai:

little-lark:

queenkoi:

I’m about to ufcking piss

rip in pieces

This is still amazing.

LMFAOOOO

This plays right into the stereotype that iPhone users really know nothing about smartphones. 

Christ. I can’t wait to leave the iPhone behind.

(Source: iftadwascool)

Another shot of something smooth from the @knot_you #popupshop.  (at The Living Well)