Pharoah.
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dorothydandridge:

While most assumed Dorothy Dandridge to be an assured, take charge, relentlessly social creature, her sister Vivian described her as a “shy, sensitive introvert. Dorothy seemed to be afraid of people and felt most comfortable when she could shut the door and withdraw from them. She had few close friends. And there were times when she enjoyed parties, receptions, and openings. But at heart, Dorothy felt alone.

dorothydandridge:

While most assumed Dorothy Dandridge to be an assured, take charge, relentlessly social creature, her sister Vivian described her as a “shy, sensitive introvert. Dorothy seemed to be afraid of people and felt most comfortable when she could shut the door and withdraw from them. She had few close friends. And there were times when she enjoyed parties, receptions, and openings. But at heart, Dorothy felt alone.

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There’s no such thing as an inferior people. There are oppressed people. And they’re not oppressed by superior people. They are oppressed by people who are better organized than they are.

The reason why the Klu Klux Klan terrorizes us is because they are organized. They have meetings every week and their members go to the meetings. They discuss racist ideology. They internalize it and then they mobilize it. They even make uniforms for that.

Not many of us can say we go to meetings every week for the people.

By

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Taken from one of his last speeches, 1998

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aW45PbSXyMM

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This. (via nabyss)

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sourcedumal:

sourcedumal:

colormelolita:

Rodgers & Hammerstien’s Cinderella

Ya’ll welcome :)

OMG WE WERE JUST WATCHING THIS MOVIE

For those in the peanut gallery.

The first Black Disney Princess: Cinderella

Complete with Brandy as Cinderella, an Asian prince (Paolo Montalban) Black Queen (Whoopi Goldberg) and Whitney Fuckin Houston as the fairy godmother.

It is your representation and diversity wet dream.

Get yo life.

Haters stay mad

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

blackourstory:

bathory-babe:

How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?
*everyone is silent*

She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.

She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.
The store owner still got no jail time! 
It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground.  If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.
Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

blackourstory:

bathory-babe:

How many of you have heard Latasha Harlins?

*everyone is silent*

She was killed by Korean store owner Soon Ja Du, which set off the LA Riots. Ice Cube did a song about her called Black Korea, predicting that riot in fact. Some of us know. And no, I didn’t have to look her up. I remember. I read the Final Call.

She was murdered over a damn bottle of orange juice that store owner thought she was going to steal. There were eye witnesses and security camera footage.

The store owner still got no jail time! 

It’s not just an inconvenience to be followed around the store. You can be murdered if the store clerk decides to stand their ground.  If you’ve been followed around a store before, let Harlins tragedy serve as a reminder of why you shouldn’t go back.

Don’t spend money where you are not welcomed!