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blackfilm:

africamustrise:

Before and After Colonisation

The British, referred to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Congolese people as ‘Primitive’ because they respected the land they lived on and understand the harmony that mankind and nature must abide by. In cultivating Palm trees, they only took what was needed for themselves to feed their families, and constructed a simple but efficient system of refining palms into oil and other products for many different purposes.

The British observed  and studied their technique, in their greed they decided to make it into a mass production enterprise, one explorer stated “buried in their jungle, they were too backward to realise the vast inheritance it had to offer, the untapped resources of their vast continent…wealth lay wasting”

It is by this same so called ‘primitive’ invention that they sought out to make profit from Palm (Palm Trees only grow in Tropical climates so the English knew nothing on how to cultivate and process it) they took the  invention of the Congolese and  enforced their system of capitalism in their country to fund their industrial ‘revolution’, producing more than was necessary, raping the land, causing major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and for the vast majority if not all of the profits to be enjoyed in their own countries.

They then spread propaganda wordlwide; ‘the savages lived in darkness’ ‘we found them swinging from trees’ ‘we saved them from  themselves’, ‘we civilised them’ and etc

They made it larger scale, a little tweak there, a little alteration here, and the white man has the audacity to herald himself as an inventor.

Making alterations to a pre-existing system/product whilst keeping the core technique does not make you an inventor. Its called Plagiarism.

is there a link to the film?

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the-goddamazon:

My god, you have no idea what you just walked into. [insp]

LMFAO can we just appreciate that he’s playing ‘deer in headlights’ so well.

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ogthottiejohn50n:

my-africa-is-beautiful:

chocolateywonder:

howiviewafrica:

Ethiopian and Kenyan.

well then.

Damn right!!!

Happy black history month lmao

ogthottiejohn50n:

my-africa-is-beautiful:

chocolateywonder:

howiviewafrica:

Ethiopian and Kenyan.

well then.

Damn right!!!

Happy black history month lmao

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dynastylnoire:

the-goddamazon:

voguememoirs:

breeriley:

dopest-ethiopian:

nosleeptilmanhattan:

My gawd. I like men with beards!!

These are MEN. 😍

😩

GQ yo…😩😩😩

I’m tryna be all they girlfriends.

GLORRRRRRRRRRAY

dynastylnoire:

gladi8rs:

pretty-period:

"I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes saw me and said “Why not?” That’s what makes her a visionary. That’s what makes her iconic. I think that beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement [less classically beautiful] my entire life. Being a dark-skinned black woman, you heard it from the womb. And “classically not beautiful” is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now … it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. It’s about teaching a culture how to treat you. Because at the end of the day, you define you.”
PERIOD!
Viola Davis Photo Credit: Derek Blanks

The bold. Totally ridiculous. Completely ridiculous but she is damned right at the end of the day, YOU define YOU, not outsiders to your life story. Self love is everything. That’s how you teach the idiot faction. Oh and shallow moment…”GIMME THE DRESS.” Gorgeous much.

LOOK AT HER KILLING EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW!

dynastylnoire:

gladi8rs:

pretty-period:

"I’m glad that Shonda Rhimes saw me and said “Why not?” That’s what makes her a visionary. That’s what makes her iconic. I think that beauty is subjective. I’ve heard that statement [less classically beautiful] my entire life. Being a dark-skinned black woman, you heard it from the womb. And “classically not beautiful” is a fancy term for saying ugly. And denouncing you. And erasing you. Now … it worked when I was younger. It no longer works for me now. It’s about teaching a culture how to treat you. Because at the end of the day, you define you.”

PERIOD!

Viola Davis
Photo Credit: Derek Blanks

The bold. Totally ridiculous. Completely ridiculous but she is damned right at the end of the day, YOU define YOU, not outsiders to your life story. Self love is everything. That’s how you teach the idiot faction. Oh and shallow moment…”GIMME THE DRESS.” Gorgeous much.

LOOK AT HER KILLING EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW!

blueklectic:

one of the best scenes in the show so far

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thinksquad:

The federal government acted after images of officers in the St Louis suburb wearing the bracelets were posted online.

Wilson is the white officer who killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, sparking protests that are still taking place.

Wilson, who shot the 18-year-old six times in unclear circumstances, has not been charged and remains on paid leave.

The Department of Justice wrote to Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson to explain the bracelets had “upset and agitated” residents, many of whom said the police wearing them had also illegally used black tape to cover up plates identifying them.

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/police-banned-from-wearing-i-am-darren-wilson-bracelets—lywW1AQ4Hx

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aquilastyle:

Muslimah weightlifter wins right to compete in modest clothing

Heavy lifting doesn’t unnerve Kulsoom Abdullah, who has helped to throw open the doors for Muslim women in the international weightlifting arena. 

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90shiphopraprnb:

Mary J. Blige and Lil’ Kim (The Notorious B.I.G.’s Funeral,1997)

90shiphopraprnb:

Mary J. Blige and Lil’ Kim (The Notorious B.I.G.’s Funeral,1997)