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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

whitesupremacymemes asked: You do realize that it was whites that ended slavery and have invented almost everything, right?

onlyblackgirl:

onlyblackgirl:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

Black Inventions:

  1. Air conditioning unit

  2. Almanac

  3. Auto cut-off switch

  4. Auto fishing device

  5. Automatic gear shift
  6. Baby buggy (aka stroller)
  7. Bicycle frame
  8. Biscuit cutter
  9. Blood plasma bag
  10. Cellular phone
  11. Chamber commode
  12. Clothes dryer
  13. Curtain rod and curtain rod support
  14. Door knob
  15. Dust pan
  16. Door stop
  17. Egg beater
  18. Electric light bulb
  19. Elevator
  20. Eye protector
  21. Fire escape ladder
  22. Fire extinguisher
  23. Folding bed
  24. Folding chair
  25. Fountain pen
  26. Furniture caster
  27. Gas mask
  28. Golf tee
  29. Guitar
  30. Hair brush
  31. Hand stamp
  32. Horse shoe
  33. Ice cream scooper
  34. Improved sugar making
  35. Insect-destroyer gun
  36. Ironing board
  37. Key chain
  38. Lantern
  39. Lawn mower
  40. Lawn sprinkler
  41. Lemon squeezer
  42. Lock
  43. Lubricating cup
  44. Lunch pail
  45. Mail box
  46. Mop
  47. Motor
  48. Peanut butter
  49. Pencil sharpener
  50. Phone transmitter
  51. Record arm player
  52. Refrigerator
  53. Riding saddles
  54. Rolling pin
  55. Shampoo headrest
  56. Spark plug
  57. Stethoscope
  58. Stove
  59. Straightening comb
  60. Street sweeper
  61. Thermostat control
  62. Traffic light
  63. Tricycle
  64. Typewriter
  65. Jazz (and subgenres)
  66. Hip Hop (and subgenres)
  67. Rock n Roll 
  68. Speech (Africans first to use language)
  69. Writing (before it became more complex in Mesopotamia)
  70. Medicine (Ancient Egypt)
  71. Architecture (Ancient Egypt)
  72. Mathematics (prehistoric)
  73. Mining of minerals
  74. Iron smelting
  75. Religion
  76. Laws
  77. International trade
  78. Philosophy (dates back to before Ancient Egypt was before Ancient Egypt if you know what I mean)
  79. Art (oldest art known is 75,000 years old found in South Africa)

Muslim Inventions:

  1. Hospitals
  2. Surgery
  3. Algebra
  4. Coffee
  5. First to invent a flying machine
  6. University
  7. Optics (eye stuff)
  8. Instruments in music
  9. Toothbrush
  10. Crank connecting rod system
  11. Perfume

Central and South American inventions:

  1. First try at the color television
  2. Ochoaplane, a folding wing airplane
  3. Acceleglove, a glove that can translate sign language into speech
  4. Rocket belt
  5. Air-pressure powered driver for pneumatic ventricular assist device
  6. A method for preforming cable for promoting adhesion to overmolded sensor body for Delphi Technologies Inc
  7. Contraceptive pill
  8. The pen
  9. Discovering mosquitos are cure to yellow fever
  10. One of the world’s earliest submarines
  11. Photographs

Chinese inventions:

  1. Silk fabric
  2. Ink
  3. Irrigation canals
  4. The kite
  5. Poetry
  6. Domestication of rice
  7. Umbrella
  8. Handheld crossbow
  9. Paper
  10. Wheelbarrow
  11. Seismoscope
  12. Abacus
  13. Toilet paper
  14. Porcelain
  15. Gunpowder
  16. Flamethrower
  17. Magnetic compass
  18. Circulation of paper currency (paper money)
  19. Land mines

Sumerian inventions:

  1. First written language
  2. The wheel

Babylonian invention:

  1. Soap

Mesopotamian inventions:

  1. Parasol
  2. Map making
  3. Discovery of alcohol

Middle Eastern inventions (prehistoric):

  1. Food supply
  2. Domestication of the cat and cattle

Judea:

  1. Weaving

Southeast Asian invention (prehistoric):

  1. Domestication of chicken

Syrian invention:

  1. The mirror

Persian inventions:

  1. Ice cream
  2. Windmill
  3. Vertical sails

Indian inventions:

  1. Modern numbering system (also in Arabia)
  2. Chess

Korea

  1. Metal movable type
  2. Ironclad “turtleboat”

Filipino inventions:

  1. Karaoke
  2. Medical incubator
  3. Moon buggy
  4. Erythromycin
  5. Yoyo
  6. Video phone
  7. Computer microchips
  8. Isolated rice breeds
  9. Drug detection
  10. Jeepney (Jeeps)
  11. Patis

Native American inventions:

  1. Maple syrup
  2. Hammock
  3. Lacrosse

Inuit inventions:

  1. Kayak
  2. Parka
  3. Toboggan

Hawaiian invention:

  1. Surfing

Also, whites didn’t end slavery. Abraham Lincoln didn’t care about Black people and slavery until he knew that slavery was a very important economic part of the South, so he threatened to end slavery if they didn’t surrender because then the Confederate states would crumble, which is mostly what happened after they had to surrender. Slavery wasn’t necessary over after the Emancipation Proclamation, either. He only freed the slaves in the South. Sharecropping happened so after, which is basically slavery but only with drowning in debt so the Black families could become dependent on the white folk they’re on the land and work for.

Goodbye honky.

- Jess

Also they didn’t “end” shit, and the emancipation was only signed because it was economical not because they had a change of heart and believed slavery was wrong. Even if they did, do you really want cookies for ending something you started in the first place?

Also it ain’t like y’all stop racism after slavery “ended”. The only thing that changed was were weren’t in physical shackles. We were still very much enslaved and controlled and denied basic human rights by white people. Stop pretending like white people are saints. Y’all ain’t shit.

hyungjk:

On September 11th 1973, US-backed General Pinochet overthrew the democratically elected leader of Chile, Salvadore Allende. Pinochet ordered an air strike on the Presidential Palace, labor activists and famous folk guitarists were rounded up for torture, disappeared, and killed.

Pinochet converted the national football stadium into a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay. Chile’s economy was turned into a plantation for the 1%, as inequality and poverty skyrocketed under the imposed Milton Friedman-style economic model.

Over 40,000 Chileans became victims of Pinochet’s terror. In response, the Nixon administration committed more money, more training, more torture equipment.

The world didn’t begin on September 11th, 2001. Rather, for the first time in modern history, Americans were visited by the same violence the US has imposed since its creation.

In Chile, the US murdered tens of thousands and impoverished millions. This wasn’t America’s first foray in international terrorism, nor would it be the last.

The United States security state is a terrorist and a plague on the people of the world.

(via happybirthdayspray)

Anytime a member of a marginalized group is assaulted or murdered people will find another member to justify the action. i.e women defending domestic violence, black people defending police brutality etc. This tactic is used to dismiss the experiences of the victim as “exaggerations and single incidents”. This fits with the revisionist mindset that in order to minimize the serious of an injustice one must deny it’s existence. We’ve seen historians use this as it pertains to colonialism whether it be destroying/distorting historical documents or perpetuating propaganda to defend military intervention with slogans such as “Protecting democracy” similar to McCarthyism in the 1950’s

Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately after they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.

Hermann Hesse (via uglypnis)

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tierradentro:

“Riding with Death”, 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat.
#deathinart

tierradentro:

Riding with Death”, 1988, Jean-Michel Basquiat.

#deathinart