My negro senses are tingling, I need to leave this party.

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"The axe forgets; the tree remembers."
African proverb (via talisman)

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kediil-eperu:

ursulavernon:

Great. Now I have a totally new thing to worry about.

How even the what what

impromptu skate ramp
thebluelip-blondie:

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Damn

OKAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT ROBERT SMALLS (BECAUSE HE HAS A NAME, THANK YOU VERY MUCH).
ANYWAY.
Robert Smalls was born into slavery in 1839 and at the age of 12 his owner leased him out in Charleston, South Carolina. He gravitated towards working at the docks and on boats and eventually became the equivalent of a pilot, and in late 1861 he found himself assigned to a military transport boat named the CSS Planter.
On May 12, 1862, the white officers decided to spend the night on land. Smalls rounded up the enslaved crew and they hatched a plan, and once the officers were long gone they made a run for it, only stopping to pick up their families (who they notified) along the way. Smalls, disguised as the captain, steered the boat past Confederate forts (including Ft. Sumter) and over to the Union blockade, raising a white sheet his wife took from her job as a hotel maid as a flag of truce. The CSS Planter had a highly valuable code book and all manner of explosives on board.
Smalls ended up serving in the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain there. He was also one of a number of individuals who talked to Abraham Lincoln about the possibility of African-American soldiers fighting for the Union, which became a reality.
After the war, Smalls bought his owner’s old plantation in Beaufort and even allowed the owner’s sickly wife to move back in until her death. He eventually served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (1865-1870), the South Carolina Senate (1871-1874), and the United States House of Representatives (1875-1879) and represented South Carolina’s 5th District from 1882-1883 and the 7th District from 1884-1887. He and other black politicians also fought against an amendment designed to disenfranchise black voters in 1895, but it unfortunately passed.
Smalls ended his public life by serving as U.S. Collector of Customs in Beaufort from 1889-1911. He died in 1915 at the age of 75.
And now you know Robert Smalls.

ROBERT SMALLS!!!

Let me hammer this point down. Slaves running away from plantions fighting for the Union army devastated plantations in terms of labor which weaken the south’s economy and immaculately leaded to the South losing the war. And if it was for Robert Smalls convincing Abraham Lincoln to allow former slaves to fight in the Union army slavery might have not have been abolished.This man Robert Smalls was the man that ended slavery and we never learned his name in school. I heard about him from an article on cracked.com
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generalpowell:

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bombboldbeauty:

Black Egyptian excellence.

Why was Dreamworks one of the only ones who actually attempted to be historically accurate?

The mainstream media intentionally neglects to acknowledge the contributions of those with African origin. The Egyptians were Black. Not Middle Eastern, and not Roman until a time later on. Google the Ancient Kingdom of Kerma and Meroë and their relations with Egypt and how a Nubian ascended to the throne of Pharaoh.

This though and people forget that Egypt was first Khemet were the original woman and man were black and later developed the civilization that would come to be known as Egypt.

It’s sad that no one really wants to acknowledge this history.

No if they did that then 1.) they’d have to acknowledge that they descend from Blacks and that 2.) that non-whites are and were capable of creating astonishing innovations before them.

serfborts:

when you’re one of the skinny bitches in the club and Anaconda comes on but you don’t give a fuck

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"I have a GENIUS idea for a TV show. Half cat;half dog. No, no. I already have the perfect name. Get this. “Catdog”. No, don’t worry about how it poops. You’re disgusting. This is a kids show"
Someone at nickelodeon like 20 years ago (via juliepowers)

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