THIS IS EXACTLY WHY I WOULD DUE EARLIER. I, TAVARES D GAITHER, IN NO WAY WILL ALLOW A PIG TO KILL SOMEONE IN MY PRESENCE - FUK A PHONE , YOU GET THESE HANDS, FEET AND/OR ANYTHING I CAN USE AS A WEAPON IF YOURE RAPing, BRUTALIZING , CHOKING , HITTING ANY OF US #MayTheAncestorsProtectMe & them ole brainwash ass negroes tryna save the cop, his ass hop up shooting GUESS WHAT HE DONT CARE WHO HIT HIM NOR YOU COMING TO HIS AIDE. #Repost @el_tigrenegro (@get_repost)
A lot more lives could be saved if black people defended each other instead of whipping out their phones at the first sign of danger. It’s one thing to film someone getting arrested, it’s another thing to film someone getting shot or choked out during the process. ▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃▃ #policebrutality #Panafricanism #negritude #blacklovematters #BlackWomenMatter #BlackMenMatter #BlackLivesMatter #blackunity #blacklove #blackchildren #blackisbeautiful #melanin #afropunk #Alkebulan #blackbeauty #truth #Africa #whitesupremacy #racism #BlackMomsMatter #BlackDadsMatter #BlackKidsMatter
You know…. I don’t always want to state my views or opinions on things. But because this IS the field I work in, imma drop a little something. We need to level up as Black People, minorities really, and do more for our communities. Instead of trying to fit our oval asses in a triangular house. 🤷🏿♀️ After all of this time, the joke is still on US. A little less, “ tryna make fetch happen” and a little more OWNERSHIP, is what we need. Like, owning all of our content! Owning our tv/radio shows, films, blogs, magazines and businesses. Create and own award shows that highlight our achievements in EVERY FIELD. Maybe then we wouldn’t feel so forgotten, overlooked or not worthy enough of a seat at a table that wasn’t designed for us to sit at in the first place. MOST DEFINITELY easier said than done. But man, just some food for thought. 👁🔮
@Regrann from @mandyafrica - Capoeira is an art form that defies description. It is a martial art, it is dance, a game. It is creativity, intuition, grace, strength, history and tradition. Capoeira is a story of triumph and freedom. According to some historians, capoeira was born of an Angolan ritual called n’golo (zebra dance), a competition that the boys from villages would do to see who would get the girl who reached the age for marriage. The word capoeira is not of African origin though, it comes from the Tupi Indians (kapu’era). Using capoeira, many slaves escaped their masters and formed rebellion groups/ maroon communities known as Quilombos.
Rooted in the rich cultures brought to Brazil by enslaved Africans, Capoeira’s history and its legends were passed down orally from former slaves who passed the art to their students. Hidden in the musical and rhythmical elements of the form, violent kicks were disguised as passionate dance movements, and its combination of a mixture of West African cultures saved it from being identified as an attempt to preserve any specific tradition. As such, capoeira came to life as a survival tool, not only of self-defense, but also of cultural identity. Capoeira is performed to music. The berimbau is a musical bow made of wood that was brought from Africa. It is used primarily to accompany the art of Capoeira.
Capoeira’s origin dates back about 500 years to the beginning of Brazil’s slave trade period. Slavery in Brazil lasted for over 300 yrs. Until the abolition of slavery, the law punished practitioners of capoeira punishable by up to 300 lashes and the dungeon. From 1889 to 1937, capoeira was a crime under the Penal Code. A simple demonstration resulted in six months in jail. #Brazil #capoeira #blackHistory #Africans #Culture #africandiaspora #panafricanism - #regrann
“I believe that when you wrestle with your demons in public, they cease to haunt you in private,” says Kenyan born writer, producer and director Peres Owino well known for the documentary Bound: Africans vs. African Americans, Indeed, It would be ridiculous and ignorant to say that there exists no chasm or rift between Africans, African-Americans, Afro-Latinos, Afro-Caribbeans and Afro-Europeans. The conversation about the state of the black race within the context of the larger human family is one that is very necessary to have.
Why do Africans and people of African descent hailing from elsewhere appear to hate each other? Good question. There are several reasons why. The following will provide a good summary.
· Misconceptions among African Diaspora that Africans are tree climbing, starving naked monkeys that can be saved by donating one dollar a month.
· Misconceptions among African Diaspora that Africans did not contribute to the overall struggle for the race and that they somehow ‘suffered less’.
· Belief that Africans cruelly sold the African Diaspora as slaves.
· Belief that Africans are arrogant and disrespectful to African Diaspora.
· Belief that Africans just love licking the white man’s foot.
· Misconceptions among Africans that African Diaspora are uncultured and not purely African
· Belief among Africans that African Diaspora are lazy and useless to the economies of the countries they reside in.
· Belief among Africans that African Diaspora are unconcerned about Africa’s future and therefore irrelevant to the African story.
Now onto my favorite part of this article where we debunk all this crazy and childish (If I may say) myths that so effortlessly make a fool out of the hope of total Pan-African unity. Firstly, it is ludicrous for anyone let alone people of African descent to be in the 21st century and still believe that Africans are primitive nude apes dying of Aids and Ebola. Anybody that still holds on to that belief should do some research and stop leisurely displaying their ignorance and gobbling down what the media shows them and taking it as gospel truth. I even once read a comment on snap chat from an American shocked beyond measure by the site of thousands of snaps from Nairobi (the Kenyan capital) while he thought there were only three phones in the whole country. Another posted that he couldn’t believe the people “whose drinking water he was paying for” had smart phones. The reason all this is laughable is because Nairobi is just one city in a country that has several and there are 54 independent states in Africa and years of information, cultural exchange and knowledge about the state of Africa. Talk about ignorance by choice.
I wish I could @ some relatives…my ancestral history is Haitian and Dominican, but overall I am Black. #colorism #racism #haiti #dominicanrepublic with @instarepost_app – #dominicans are Africans. Africa’s history is world history. Music. Traditions. Food. Culture. Africans are everywhere.. we are beautifully diverse. We must love one another and unite. #panafricanism.
Education is the key to understanding.
Haiti liberated the Blacks and Mulattoes from Spain. The Europeans couldn’t allow a whole to be controlled by Africans. American invade the D.R. so called liberated it from Haitian rule. They put in Trujillo as a face…. even though he was of color , that didn’t matter… He implemented the whitening of the D.R. , encouraging Europeans as well as people from the Middle East he had that white look. He’s also the reason why the D.R. has the stigma of colorism and a European racist mentality against anybody dark.
@Regranned from @mvnsarone.x - I swear this prolly the dumbest shit I have ever heard a black person say🙄😂😂how white wash do you have to be to ask ANOTHER black person why they post about their own culture? It’s normal for every other race (Mexicans, Chinese, Arabs, Hispanics, etc.) to embrace their own culture and have cultural pride BUT for black people it’s a problem…, Meanwhile every other race can put their own stores in our communities while we don’t do shit….. but it’s a problem for a black person to be afrocentric😐😂df else am I pose to be? #BlackConsciousness #UnapologeticallyBlack #BlackIsBeautiful #BlackLoveMatters #BlackLoveIsDivine #BlackLoveIsBeautiful #BlackNationalism #BlackPower #panafricanism #panafrican #problack #blackmenwhitewomen #WhiteGirlsEvolving #BlackGirlsAreBeautiful #BlackGirlMagic #melanin #blackmen #wendywilliams #tyresegibson #KnowledgeIsPower #KnowledgeIsKey#KnowledgeOfSelf #KnowThyself #LetsTalkTruthShallWe - #regrann
“One Love” stands for Peace and Unity among Black people - which
is now being twisted by deceptive people in an attempt to render it
Jamaica’s national motto is “Out of Many One People” which was intended to be a unifying mechanism for a
nation of black Africans who had lost their tribes, languages, histories and
homes and were now stranded in the Caribbean but determined to build a better
future. Likewise the national motto of Jamaica is now being twisted by
deceptive people to render it raceless.
“Ubuntu” is a term
created by Africans for Africans. Ubuntu speaks to a collective responsibility shared among black people. Likewise the term Ubuntu is being twisted by
deceptive people to render it raceless.