wakeupblackpower
Stonewall was colored folks, poor folks, transsexuals, femmes, butches… a little bit of everybody. But the narrative that gets sold to people is that it was all these ‘A-Gay’ white normative people. That’s not who riots. Sorry.

Juba Kalamka in this interview (via soldadera-del-amor)

"that’s not who riots".

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THANK YOU.  

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THATS NOT WHO RIOTS!! so perfect

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fuckyeahlgbtqblackpeople
And then, you ask me whether I approve of violence. I mean, that just doesn’t make any sense at all… whether I approve of guns.

I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama!

Some very, very good friends of mine were killed by bombs! Bombs that were planted by racists. I remember from the time - I was very small - I remember the sound of bombs exploding across the street, our house shaking! I remember my father having to have guns at his disposal at all times because of that fact that any moment - someone - we might expect to be attacked.

The man who was in that time, in complete control of the city government, his name was Bill Connor. He would often get on the radio and make statements like - “Niggers have moved into an all white neighborhood, we better expect some bloodshed tonight,” and sure enough there would be blood shed.

After the four girls - one of them lived next door to me - I was very good friends of a sister of another one… My sister was very good friends with all three of them. My mother taught one of them in her class.

In fact, when the bombing occurred, one of the mothers of the young girl called my mother and said - “Can you take me down to the church and pick up Carol? We heard about the bombing and I don’t have my car.”

And they went down and what did they find? They found limbs and heads strewn all over the place.

And then after that, in my neighborhood, all the men organized themselves into an armed patrol. They had to take their guns and patrol our community every night because they did not want that to happen again. ❞ Angela Davis on Violence [x]

Powerful truth!!!!

sancophaleague
sancophaleague:

#IfItAintWhiteItAintRight

I always find it interesting how the world will shit on African people while simultaneously stealing and mimicking African culture. 
 
They called Africans who stretched their earlobes “primitive” then proceeded to copy it.
 
Remember that “dreads” were seen as derogatory ?
Whites would call it dreadful, dirty, ugly ETC…

African women been carrying Babies on their back since for ever.
There was criticism for that now that got “baby carriers”

They used to make fun of African Women’s BIG LIPS and ASSES now EVERYBODY want a big lips and big asses. 

White people have been obsessed with Africans ever since we came in contact don’t ever forget that. So obsessed they had to get their hands on your continent.

Now we running around here ashamed of our own people and our own heritage like fools.

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#sancophaleague

#neverlovedus 

Truth

sancophaleague:

#IfItAintWhiteItAintRight

I always find it interesting how the world will shit on African people while simultaneously stealing and mimicking African culture. 
 
They called Africans who stretched their earlobes “primitive” then proceeded to copy it.
 
Remember that “dreads” were seen as derogatory ?
Whites would call it dreadful, dirty, ugly ETC…
African women been carrying Babies on their back since for ever.
There was criticism for that now that got “baby carriers”
They used to make fun of African Women’s BIG LIPS and ASSES now EVERYBODY want a big lips and big asses. 
White people have been obsessed with Africans ever since we came in contact don’t ever forget that. So obsessed they had to get their hands on your continent.
Now we running around here ashamed of our own people and our own heritage like fools.
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#sancophaleague
#neverlovedus 

Truth

sancophaleague
sancophaleague:

There’s a war going on outside it’s targeting black men. Since slavery, they have been finding ways to remove black men from their families. As times have changed they’ve come up with new ways! The latest way is now the mass incarceration of Black Men. The prisons are filled with black men. Many of them who are fathers, and are separated from their sons and daughters. What ends up happening is that many of these children fall victim to the traps set up by the system. @Solar_InnerG discussed earlier how Black Men are the protectors of their Family that’s why when they are removed, one half of the Black Family Foundation is destroyed. Basically it’s takes both men and women to raise a beautiful Black family. 

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sancophaleague:

There’s a war going on outside it’s targeting black men. Since slavery, they have been finding ways to remove black men from their families. As times have changed they’ve come up with new ways! The latest way is now the mass incarceration of Black Men. The prisons are filled with black men. Many of them who are fathers, and are separated from their sons and daughters. What ends up happening is that many of these children fall victim to the traps set up by the system. @Solar_InnerG discussed earlier how Black Men are the protectors of their Family that’s why when they are removed, one half of the Black Family Foundation is destroyed. Basically it’s takes both men and women to raise a beautiful Black family.

Post made by: @Oba_Tayo

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undergroundkang

Buck buck buck-buck-buck, buck-buck buck buck!
All rude bwoy lissen up!
Black cop!! Black cop black cop black cop
Stop shootin black people, we all gonna drop
You don’t even get, paid a whole lot
So take your M-60 and put it ‘pon lock!
Take your four-five and you put it ‘pon lock!
Lookin for your people when you walk down a block
Here in America you have drug spot
They get the black cop, to watch the drug spot
The black drug dealer just avoid black cop
They’re killin each other on a East Coast block
Killin each other on a West Coast block
White police, don’t give a care about dat
Dem want us killin each other over crack
Anyway you put it it’s a black on BLACK
Black cop black cop black cop
Black cop black cop black cop
Thirty years ago, there were no black cops
You couldn’t even run, drive round the block
Recently police trained black cop
To stand on the corner, and take gunshot
This type of warfare isn’t new or a shock
It’s black on black crime again nonSTOP
Black cop!! Black cop black cop
Black cop black cop black cop

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undergroundkang
yagazieemezi:

Mandla Maseko: The first black African heading into space
A 25-year-old DJ from South Africa is set to become the first black African to go into space. Mandla Maseko is one of 23 people who won a seat on an hour-long sub-orbital trip in 2015. 
I first saw an advert for the competition on television and then heard another ad on the radio. I had to send a photo of myself jumping from anywhere, so I chose to jump off a wall and my friend captured me in mid-air. I had to answer a couple of questions and explain why I wanted to go into space. My response was: “I want to defy the laws of gravity, and go down history as the first black South African in space.
I wanted to do something that will motivate and inspire the youth of South Africa and Africa as a whole, and hopefully to some extent, the youth worldwide, and show that it doesn’t matter what background you come from, you can have whatever you want as long as you put hard work and determination into it.
After I go into space I am hoping to finish my civil engineering studies. I had to put them on hold before the competition because I didn’t have enough money to fund them.
I would also like to study aeronautical engineering and hopefully qualify as a mission specialist, and then next time, go to the moon to plant the South African flag there.
BBC

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yagazieemezi:

Mandla Maseko: The first black African heading into space

A 25-year-old DJ from South Africa is set to become the first black African to go into space. Mandla Maseko is one of 23 people who won a seat on an hour-long sub-orbital trip in 2015. 

I first saw an advert for the competition on television and then heard another ad on the radio. I had to send a photo of myself jumping from anywhere, so I chose to jump off a wall and my friend captured me in mid-air. I had to answer a couple of questions and explain why I wanted to go into space. My response was: “I want to defy the laws of gravity, and go down history as the first black South African in space.

I wanted to do something that will motivate and inspire the youth of South Africa and Africa as a whole, and hopefully to some extent, the youth worldwide, and show that it doesn’t matter what background you come from, you can have whatever you want as long as you put hard work and determination into it.

After I go into space I am hoping to finish my civil engineering studies. I had to put them on hold before the competition because I didn’t have enough money to fund them.

I would also like to study aeronautical engineering and hopefully qualify as a mission specialist, and then next time, go to the moon to plant the South African flag there.

BBC

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fuckyeahlgbtqblackpeople

thegreat-tab:

While in Atlanta visited the “Vision Cathedral” or as I refereed to it prior to visiting “the gay church”. I wasn’t the most hype about going there…I guess I was expecting to be singing and preaching about being gay and fab. Surprisingly they didn’t- they sang regular songs and preached about regular topics. It seem like a regular service minus the same-gender couples and lack of conformity to standard gender roles. I found the experience to be liberating and very problematic at the same time.

This is an interview with the Pastor, his husband and several members. Who stress what I learned when I visit-they are more than a “gay church”. I feel bad I even defined them as that. I sent this to my brother…he told me the mother/daughter used to go to our father’s church in Fl and are somehow related to us. Small World.

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