It's Because I'm Young

Blackness. Jazz. Rap. Politics. History. Religion. When I'm stressed I turn to Coltrane and when I'm angry it's Mingus. James Baldwin is my favorite writer and Yasiin Bey my favorite rapper.  “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos -- and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.” - Frantz Fanon

Excited for Afropunk tomorrow

stayingunderground:

SHABAZZ PALACES // #CAKE

Official video from Lese Majesty.

easy cake

Shabazz Palaces

—Are you... Can you... Were you? (Felt)

sleepythug:

 Are you…Can you..We’re you? (Felt) | Shabazz Palaces

anotherbloggerannie:


Yoko Ono and Ornette Coleman

At the Royal Albert Hall, London

february 29, 1968

Photographer not indentified

anotherbloggerannie:

Yoko Ono and Ornette Coleman

At the Royal Albert Hall, London

february 29, 1968

Photographer not indentified

radfemale:

paedophilia doesn’t just mean watching child porn or attempting to sexually assault a child - it means being sexually attracted to children. the moment you desire seeing your partner take on the role, dress, essence, language and actions of a child in order for you to orgasm is the moment you are a paedophile. daddy doms, I’m lookin at you.

(via easttafricangirl)

0ny:

eurotrottest:

ghdos:

I’ve reblogged this a lot over the past week and I love it so much because it works on two levels.
First, it forces black men to realize how stupid they sound when they blame women for being raped for what they wear. Secondly, people who speak out about victim-blaming will think twice when they realize how it applies to black men with baggy jeans who are killed for being “thugs” and “gangsters.”
Easily one of the best tweets I’ve ever seen.

!!!!!!!!!!!

It also calls out hypocritical white feminists who are all for their causes and silent about black issues.

0ny:

eurotrottest:

ghdos:

I’ve reblogged this a lot over the past week and I love it so much because it works on two levels.

First, it forces black men to realize how stupid they sound when they blame women for being raped for what they wear. Secondly, people who speak out about victim-blaming will think twice when they realize how it applies to black men with baggy jeans who are killed for being “thugs” and “gangsters.”

Easily one of the best tweets I’ve ever seen.

!!!!!!!!!!!

It also calls out hypocritical white feminists who are all for their causes and silent about black issues.

(Source: vivemarco, via jomoandtheseexpensivedreams)

I see people saying “How can this happen? Isn’t this America?”

king-emare:

celluloidsheep:

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Well, yes. This IS America.

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(US Army attacks homeless veterans protesting in Washington, DC in 1932)

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1960s Birmingham, Alabama

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1970 attack on unarmed student protesters at Kent State University

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Police action at peaceful UC Davis Occupy protest 

Let’s not pretend like the police actions taken this week are anything new. It’s just the most recent manifestation of a problem America has had for a very long time.

^^^^^^^

(via theladyinthestripeddress)