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An Excerpt from The Color of Fear

neon-loneliness:

apiphile:

kemetically-ankhtified:

Black History Month fact #15
711 to 1492 Spain, as it is now known, was ruled by Black African Moors.
The etymology of the word ‘Moor’ is black, or dark. Moors were a mix of Black African and Arabic Muslims who ruled Spain and the rest of the Iberian peninsula between 711 and 1492.
 The Moors were constantly defending against invading Christian Europeans from the north. This period as we are brainwashed to know from K-12 is called the Reconquista, or the reconquest, during the Christian/Muslim war of the Crusades.
Nevertheless, Al-Andalus, or Moorish Iberia, flourished in the arts, sciences, medicine, religion, culture, and architecture. Córdoba was one capitol of the several caliphates on the peninsula, and was one of the most advanced and populous cities in the world at the time, as well as a great cultural, political, financial and economic center.
Rule under these kingdoms saw the rise in cultural exchange and cooperation between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Under the Caliphate of Córdoba, al-Andalus was a beacon of learning, and the city of Córdoba became one of the leading cultural and economic centres in both the Mediterranean Basin and the Islamic world.
Moorish contributions to Western Europe and especially to Spain were almost incalculable—in art and architecture, medicine and science, and learning (especially ancient Greek learning). 

Hence, ASAH readers, why people refer to Ferdinand as an “Iberian Moor”. *reads things occasionally*

I scrolled past this quickly and my first thought was ‘Del, where have you found a painting of Idris Elba?’

neon-loneliness:

apiphile:

kemetically-ankhtified:

Black History Month fact #15

711 to 1492 Spain, as it is now known, was ruled by Black African Moors.

The etymology of the word ‘Moor’ is black, or dark. Moors were a mix of Black African and Arabic Muslims who ruled Spain and the rest of the Iberian peninsula between 711 and 1492.

 The Moors were constantly defending against invading Christian Europeans from the north. This period as we are brainwashed to know from K-12 is called the Reconquista, or the reconquest, during the Christian/Muslim war of the Crusades.

Nevertheless, Al-Andalus, or Moorish Iberia, flourished in the arts, sciences, medicine, religion, culture, and architecture. Córdoba was one capitol of the several caliphates on the peninsula, and was one of the most advanced and populous cities in the world at the time, as well as a great cultural, political, financial and economic center.

Rule under these kingdoms saw the rise in cultural exchange and cooperation between Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Under the Caliphate of Córdoba, al-Andalus was a beacon of learning, and the city of Córdoba became one of the leading cultural and economic centres in both the Mediterranean Basin and the Islamic world.

Moorish contributions to Western Europe and especially to Spain were almost incalculable—in art and architecture, medicine and science, and learning (especially ancient Greek learning).

Hence, ASAH readers, why people refer to Ferdinand as an “Iberian Moor”. *reads things occasionally*

I scrolled past this quickly and my first thought was ‘Del, where have you found a painting of Idris Elba?’

(Source: revolutionary-afrolatino)

Saul Williams - Black Stacey

CB4 is available to watch on Hulu for $Free.99

CB4 is available to watch on Hulu for $Free.99

Black History Month? Why Wait?

black-culture:

Talking about Black History now on twitter. Follow me! @ZellieImani

Want to learn about slave uprisings?

Want to know the true stories of the Civil Rights and Black Power Era?

Want to know about Blacks in the Labor Movement?

Follow me now! @Zellieimani

Always a Bridesmaid - Teneia Sanders

Teneia is one of my better friends, and an AMAZING singer/songwriter. She just put up a new website, TeneiaSanders.com.

This is Penance aka Hollow aka Monet St. Croix 
She’s also a Black, female superhero.

This is Penance aka Hollow aka Monet St. Croix

She’s also a Black, female superhero.

Marvel’s Monet St. Croix aka M aka Penance
Generation X
She was, born in Kosovo to an Algerian mother and a father from Monaco.
In Generation X, Monet is  actually twins (Nicole and Claudette St. Croix ), and the character Penance. Those storylines are really complicated (but so good). I suggest you should read the M Twins, M and Penance's Wikipedia pages.

Marvel’s Monet St. Croix aka M aka Penance

Generation X

She was, born in Kosovo to an Algerian mother and a father from Monaco.

In Generation X, Monet is  actually twins (Nicole and Claudette St. Croix ), and the character Penance. Those storylines are really complicated (but so good). I suggest you should read the M Twins, M and Penance's Wikipedia pages.

Sisters are Doin’ it for Themselves - Aretha Franklin & Annie Lennox

ub14:

curiositycounts:

Amazing collection of vintage infographic charts about black life, hand-drawn by sociology students in 1900

By students of W.E.B. Dubois. 

Cool!

ub14:

curiositycounts:

Amazing collection of vintage infographic charts about black life, hand-drawn by sociology students in 1900

By students of W.E.B. Dubois. 

Cool!

dilladonuts:

HYPEXFLIGHT:

ultravolta:

iminmyzone:

fuckin’
WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

The swag is intense… They work so well together they actually repel and counter everything causing dimensional implosions… and so on.

FEBRUARY JUST GOT REAL.

Snigga said february just got real tho… XD

dilladonuts:

HYPEXFLIGHT:

ultravolta:

iminmyzone:

fuckin’

WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

The swag is intense… They work so well together they actually repel and counter everything causing dimensional implosions… and so on.

FEBRUARY JUST GOT REAL.

Snigga said february just got real tho… XD

shampainwishes:

Assata: Exile since 1979
On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Shakur (fsn) JoAnne Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba. 
Assata: In her own wordsMy name is Assata (“she who struggles”) Shakur (“the thankful one”), and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of  government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984. I have been a political activist most of my life, and although the U.S. government has done everything in its power to criminalize me, I am not a criminal, nor have I ever been one. In the 1960s, I participated in various struggles: the black liberation movement, the student rights movement, and the movement to end the war in Vietnam. I  joined the Black Panther Party. By 1969 the Black Panther Party had become the number one organization targeted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO program. because the Black Panther Party demanded the total liberation of black people, J. Edgar  Hoover called it “greatest threat to the internal security of the country” and  vowed to destroy it and its leaders and activists.

shampainwishes:

Assata: Exile since 1979

On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Shakur (fsn) JoAnne Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba. 

Assata: In her own words
My name is Assata (“she who struggles”) Shakur (“the thankful one”), and I am a 20th century escaped slave. Because of  government persecution, I was left with no other choice than to flee from the political repression, racism and violence that dominate the US government’s policy towards people of color. I am an ex political prisoner, and I have been living in exile in Cuba since 1984. I have been a political activist most of my life, and although the U.S. government has done everything in its power to criminalize me, I am not a criminal, nor have I ever been one. In the 1960s, I participated in various struggles: the black liberation movement, the student rights movement, and the movement to end the war in Vietnam. I  joined the Black Panther Party. By 1969 the Black Panther Party had become the number one organization targeted by the FBI’s COINTELPRO program. because the Black Panther Party demanded the total liberation of black people, J. Edgar  Hoover called it “greatest threat to the internal security of the country” and  vowed to destroy it and its leaders and activists.

sexgenderbody:

This is white privilege.  Period.

I’m going to fucking throw up.

Oh my gosh. I can’t keep watching this sort of stuff… but I had to share this one.

I’m going to start posting pictures of underdog movies I liked.