Here is one of the ancient documents dating to 1950 bce at Beni Hassan tombs in Middle Kingdom Kemet. It is a great document of the nature of the Beige-Aryans’ initial immigration into Black lands. It shows the immigration of the beige-aryans (whom the Kemetics referred to as Namu or “dwellers of barren land”) at the top being let into Lower Kemet by the African race (underneath, i.e., supporting them) in order to eat and gain nourishment. This was not a scene of powerful Asiatics coming in to overcome mighty Kemet. The only might the Beige-Aryans had was in their cunning deceit and tricknology when they came in hungry yet used their hosts’ compassion against them. Know your history Afrakan.

Hiccup and Astrid dancing at their wedding (using Stoick and Valka’s dance as a reference) :)

your blue and baby pink zig-zag phone cover is not aztec.
your short shorts with the patterned pockets are not aztec.
your fingernail designs are not aztec.
your laptop case is not aztec.
your hipster, photoshopped pictures of you posing, dramatically, in a field or a desert or wherever;
is definitely not aztec.

you know what is actually aztec? multiple ethnic groups of central mexico. the nahuatl language is aztec. the archaeological remains of tenochtitlan are aztec. 

here, if you’re being ridiculous and offensive to cultures that have been oppressed and stepped on for centuries, you can expect to be called out on it. 

your cute and hipster patterned knick-knacks are institutionalized racism.


trendy, ethnic prints; mass produced roxy ripcurl,
hip native american colors. patterns. 
of symbolism. of ancient wisdom. but, where the natives at? 
you are vultures on our culture. capitalize and mass produce prints,
that you do not understand.
you exploit our painted roots. 


sincerely, 
a mescalero apache and opata indian that to this day still wonders how her ancestors managed to squeeze her between the cracks of this fucked up genocide land;
that spread the legs of her ancestors and raped them of their culture. 
white male supremacy patriarchy land. aztlan. treaty of guadalupe hidalgo.
la raza. arizona. anaheim. illegal alien. racism. rape. 
ghost dance. 
wounded knee. 
i spit on your gentrified streets.  

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#actual overprotective jealous softhearted puppy hyunsoo #the fact is i will never get over his character #never in the history of nevers #he could have been played by a bald fat guy for all i know and i’d still love him #asshole little whiny bitch that loves his best friend more than he loves himself#and this is one of my favorite scenes just because #he’s so into keeping his promise to byunghee and he wants jihyuk to keep the promise as well #because he knows that if jihyuk fails with byunghee it’d hurt as fuck #and hyunsoo doesn’t want jihyuk to get hurt #also hyunsoo is still secretly 12 and is not into girls yet #only the fairytale princess from the lord of the rings kind of girls #i love the ‘don’t change your tune later or i’ll beat the crap out of you’ line #because he actually keeps that promise #because he thinks jihyuk has failed with them and with the band and with HIM #’people who stir trouble always have a reason’ YES YOU WOULD KNOW WOULDN’T YOU HYUNSOO #i just love him so much #sob #bye

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Quick Video | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Killed by the Authorities

 

Video about the 1999 Civil Rights trial filed by the King family and an overview of the evidence and why you may not know about it.

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Black History: Slave Narratives (Part 2)

Modern black autobiographies such as Richard Wright’s Black Boy (1945) and The Autobiography of Malcolm X(1965) testify to the influence of the slave narrative on the first-person writing of post-World War II African Americans. Beginning with Margaret Walker’s Jubilee(1966) and extending through such contemporary novels as Ernest J. Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1971), Sherley Ann Williams’s Dessa Rose (1986), Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), and Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage(1990), the “neo-slave narrative” has become one of the most widely read and discussed forms of African American literature. These autobiographical and fictional descendants of the slave narrative confirm the continuing importance and vitality of its legacy: to probe the origins of psychological as well as social oppression and to critique the meaning of freedom for black and white Americans alike from the founding of the United States to the present day.

The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, as Narrated by Himself (1849), Boston, 1849

http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/henson49/henson49.html

Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, New York, 1849 http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/bibb/summary.html

The Fugitive Blacksmith, or Events in the History of James W. C. Pennington, London, 1849 http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/penning49/penning49.html

Twelve Years a Slave, Narrative of Solomon Northup, Auburn, and Buffalo, New York and London, 1853 http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/northup/northup.html

Slave Life in Georgia: A Narrative of the Life, Sufferings and Escape of John Brown, London, 1855 http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/jbrown/menu.html

The Life of John Thompson, A Fugitive Slave, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1855 http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/thompson/menu.html

The Kidnapped and the Ransomed, Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and his Wife “Vina,” after Forty Years of Slavery, by Kate E. R. Pickard, New York, 1856  http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/pickard/pickard.html

Running a thousand Miles for Freedom, or the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery, London, 1860 

http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/craft/craft.html

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, Boston, 1861 http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/jacobs/jacobs.html

The Experience of a Slave in South Carolina by John Andrew Jackson, London, 1862 http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/jackson/menu.html

Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave from Kentucky, Huddersfield, 1864 (no image)

http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/greenjd/menu.html

Mary Reynolds (ex-slave) Louisiana, 1827   (no image) http://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/exhibits/show/slavecommunities/primary-documents/slave-quarters

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America’s Forgotten Black Cowboys

Like many people, Jim Austin - a college-educated, 45-year-old businessman - hadn’t heard about the black presence in the Old West.

The discovery inspired him and his wife Gloria to set up the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. It pays tribute to some of the forgotten black cowboys - men like Bill Pickett, a champion rodeo rider who invented bulldogging, a technique where he would jump from a horse on to a steer and take the animal down by biting on its lip.

“The kids who are learning history in our schools are not being told the truth about they way the West was,” says Austin.

“I bet you nine out of 10 people in this country think that cowboys were all white - as I did.”

In the real Old West, as opposed to the film depiction, black cowboys were a common sight.

“Black cowboys often had the job of breaking horses that hadn’t been ridden much,” says Mike Searles, a retired professor of history at Augusta State University. His students knew him as Cowboy Mike because he gave lectures dressed in spurs, chaps and a ten-gallon hat.

“Black cowboys were also chuck wagon cooks, and they were known for being songsters - helping the cattle stay calm,” he says.

Searles says his research, which included poring over interviews with ex-slaves in the 1930s, suggested black cowboys benefited from what he calls “range equality”.

“As a cowboy you had to have a degree of independence,” he says. “You could not have an overseer, they had to go on horseback and they may be gone for days.”

from America’s Forgotten Black Cowboys, BBC News, March, 22, 2013

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Forgotten Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History

#knowyourhistory

I have been a student in America for almost 18 years. I’ve taken a plethora of history courses and 90% of them were on the exact same shit. According the history I was taught in school, these few things are certain

  1. Black people were slaves in America
  2. Then they weren’t
  3. Harlem Renaissance
  4. Rosa Parks
  5. Martin Luther King

The sad part is that I’m well-versed in a history that isn’t my own because I had to be. But not everybody has to learn about my history so we are trained to think its less important. Much of my knowledge comes from my will to learn about it, but I can’t say that everyone feels the same.

There are so many reasons why this video is so perfect. Besides the fact that its a great story that would probably make a sick feature film,  the historian answers a question that most historians don’t answer: Why isn’t this a well-known event? The historian had her answer but I have mine…

…First, we see how America got chumped by its next-door enemy, Mexico. America usually has to be the good guy, right?

….Second, the slave revolter got away scotch free, and was recognized as a HERO!

That’s my two cents. Remember, like my man Paul Mooney says #knowyourhistory!

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Poor whites were thus encouraged to bond with the merchant class on the basis of race, instead of bonding with poor blacks on the basis of their socioeconomic class. This strategy served the economic interests of upper-class whites by uniting poor whites around a single cause—their racial superiority to blacks. Whites living in poverty had less incentive to challenge their exploitation by an economic system that simultaneously disadvantaged black and white workers. Thus, a cycle began: white acceptance of racially disparate sentencing led whites to distance themselves from blacks. The separation reinforced social attitudes of segregation, which, in turn, led to more instances of disparate sentencing.

The more blacks and whites became increasingly isolated, both physically and socially, the more foreign each group became to the other. Negative stereotypes of each group by the other flourished, differences were magnified, and commonalities diminished. The more foreign each group became to the other, the more critical became the necessity to maintain physical and social separation, to prevent those differences from negatively affecting whites. THus, legislation and case decisions reinforced the notion that racial divisions were more significant and inviolable than other divisions based on ethnicity, class, or religion. This focus on racial divisions influenced the evolution of the law, which began to reflect racial division throughout the colonial period.

Over the next century, colonists began to enact statutory laws that cdified racial hierarchy, reinforcing common law decisions such as the one in Punch. They also formally tied social status to race by disregarding most legal distinctions between free and enslaved blacks.

— 

F. Michael Higgenbotham, Ghosts of Jim Crow

(it is important to note that historically, slavery evolved as a way to distinguish between Black and white indentured servants. So fuck you and the argument “slavery doesn’t affect today’s laws.” It still affects today’s laws. If you know anything about the law, we’re still affected by motherfucking English common law from the 14th century. What makes you think we aren’t affected by our own legislative history?)

How and Why did Newton Develop Such a Complicated Math?

To many people, there’s a certain four letter word that strikes great fear into their hearts: math. Mathematics has a reputation for being a subject of the elite—a terrible, confusing, jumbled mess of illogical expressions and rules, which many people just give up trying to decipher at some point. Nevertheless, many students of mathematics (formal and informal), persevere through years of algebra and arithmetic to find themselves facing a very different beast – Calculus.

In truth, mathematics IS complicated and advanced, and it took hundreds of years to develop this language—the language that can accurately describe the universe we live in. Initially, math arose to solve problems and predict outcomes in everyday life, and as humans became more interested in how the world worked, they were faced with limitations of their current mathematical theories – which is why many people throughout history worked to create new and better models of nature, leading to advanced mathematics – here is how Newton (among others) created some of the most dreaded mathematical equations that we know today.

Find out how here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/how-and-why-did-newton-develop-such-a-complicated-math/

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SLAVE REBELLIONS

Denmark Vesey’s Revolt: The Slave Plot That Lit a fuse to Fort Sumter

John Lofton

In 1822, Denmark Vesey was found guilty of plotting an insurrection what would have been the biggest slave uprising in U.S. history. A free man of color, he was hanged along with 34 other African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, in what historians agree was probably the largest civil execution in U.S. history. At the time of Vesey’s conviction, Charleston was America’s chief slave port and one of its most racially tense cities. Whites were outnumbered by slaves three to one, and they were haunted by memories of the 1791 slave rebellion in Haiti.

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Ann Petry

an accessible portrait of the woman who guided more than 300 slaves to freedom as a conductor on the Underground Railroad

Gabriel’s Conspiracy: A Documentary History

Philip J. Schwarz

The plans for a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in 1800, orchestrated by a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out before they could be executed, and he and twenty-five other enslaved people were hanged. In reaction to the plot, the Virginia and other legislatures passed restrictions on free blacks, as well as on the education, movement, and hiring out of the enslaved.

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner’s Fierce Rebellion

Stephen B. Oates

The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831, and the savage reprisals that followed, shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master and intensified the forces of change that would plunge America into the bloodbath of the Civil War.

Toussaint Lóuverture: The Fight for Haiti’s Freedom

Walter Dean Meyers

The liberation of Haiti under Toussaint L’Ouverture, a freed slave who became general of the slave army, which rose against the French in 1791, is told in exciting, factual narrative and enhanced by bold, full-color paintings.

Hatuey is a native American hero. One of the first native to rebel against the savage Europeans. This unfortunately cost his life as he was burned at the stake alive.when given one last chance to accept Jesus he told the priest “I rather go to hell”

learn more about the Legend of Hatuey:  http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/oriente/hatuey.htm

Know your history!

First terrorist act using airplanes in America was NOT 9/11. It was Tulsa, Oklahoma in the 1930’s. White americans flew airplanes and dropped bombs ON ITS OWN COUNTRY and killed thousands of African Americans and detroyed an entire community.

I think it’s hilarious how he says we should never forget 9/11 but they constantly tell black people slavery was along time ago and that we should get over it. Also he says “we are no longer safer today than we was back then”. Hmmm sound familiar, anyone? (Tulsa 1930’s- Ferguson 2014)

This isn’t about keeping America safe. This is about keeping WHITE PEOPLE safe because for the first time white people didn’t feel safe in their own country. They finally realized America was not invisible or protected by a indestructible bubble. So now they want to fuel hate in US to keep THEM safe.

Naw miss me with the bullshit. #chickenscomehometoroost

High school student challenges Michele Bachmann to debate

Posting this BAMF’s letter in full:

Dear Representative Bachmann,

My name is Amy Myers. I am a Cherry Hill, New Jersey sophomore attending Cherry Hill High School East. As a typical high school student, I have found quite a few of your statements regarding The Constitution of the United States, the quality of public school education and general U.S. civics matters to be factually incorrect, inaccurately applied or grossly distorted. The frequency and scope of these comments prompted me to write this letter.

Though I am not in your home district, or even your home state, you are a United States Representative of some prominence who is subject to national media coverage. News outlets and websites across this country profile your causes and viewpoints on a regular basis. As one of a handful of women in Congress, you hold a distinct privilege and responsibility to better represent your gender nationally. The statements you make help to serve an injustice to not only the position of Congresswoman, but women everywhere. Though politically expedient, incorrect comments cast a shadow on your person and by unfortunate proxy, both your supporters and detractors alike often generalize this shadow to women as a whole.

Rep. Bachmann, the frequent inability you have shown to accurately and factually present even the most basic information about the United States led me to submit the follow challenge, pitting my public education against your advanced legal education:

I, Amy Myers, do hereby challenge Representative Michele Bachmann to a Public Forum Debate and/or Fact Test on The Constitution of the United States, United States History and United States Civics.

Hopefully, we will be able to meet for such an event, as it would prove to be enlightening.

Sincerely yours,
Amy Myers

Well spoken, thought out, and damn, do I hope it isn’t ignored. Thank you for renewing my faith in the next generation, Amy. My money is on you. Read more here.

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How dear of you to let me out of jail.

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