STELLA JEAN FW2014/2015 backstage for ROUGH Italiaby Vincenzo D’Ambrosio
People with amnesia
Ever get facebook friend requests and messages from former school classmates who were absolutely terrible people? Just overall shitty human beings. It’s like they’ve forgotten who they were and how they acted towards other people. What possesses these people to send out friend requests and messages? Why would I want to be their friend in any capacity as an adult? Do they have amnesia about how they were towards people? It’s truly unbelievable.
Why can’t they just move on with their lives? I’m not trying to relive high school glory days. I’m a grown man. Move on with your life. It is truly sad to witness people who peaked in high school. That was the pinnacle of their life and everything went downhill after high school graduation.
"we’re all human!"
yeah except you never had to fight for your humanity
"we all bleed red!"
yeah except it’s not your blood running in the streets
"we should all be just nice to each other!"
yeah except you’re not holding up your end of the bargain
A collection of picturesque beach images featuring Oroma Elewa and a friend on Mikadi Beach in Kigamboni, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, wearing pieces designed by Yodit Eklund for Bantu Wax. Art direction was also done by Oroma Elewa herself.
All Africa, All the time.
Aminata “The Iron Lady” Touré, the Prime Minister of Senegal
A prominent human rights and women’s rights activist.
"Happy international women’s day! Celebrating African women"
Since then, their lives have improved greatly. For the five-year anniversary of the film’s Oscar victory, Hollywood Reporter organized a reunion for the six younger actors. All of them are in school — while some want to continue acting, others are looking at other professional careers.
"A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation." ~ Adlai E. Stevenson
Portrait: Maame Adjei, 2014.
Currently working on new stories and ventures. With love from Accra, GHANA.
English artist Julian Beever is considered a leading chalk artist in sidewalk art. He’s also (clearly with good reason) called Pavement Picasso.
When people talk about how Lupita is “articulate,” … the lady has an MFA from Yale and speaks 4 languages. Maybe you’re just racist.
If all the white people who claim they don’t hate us would ever get together and do something to the whites who claim they hate us, we’d see some action. Talk is cheap, if white people didn’t want to have a South African situation … there’d be none. If white people in America didn’t want segregation, there’d be none … it is the man who allows him to lynch who is never seen.
Taken from Hakim Jamal’s book “From the Dead Level: Malcolm X and Me” (page 180)
I see no lies, do you?
- Susie the Moderator
Go off though, damn.
War is the most devastating form of violence. All of the muggings that we’ve had in the streets of New York would not add up to death by war. When this world ends it won’t be ended by muggers in the street. It will be ended by highly educated people using weapons developed by highly educated people, law-abiding people, people with little fair-haired kids, house on the corner, professors in colleges. Because these are the people who do what? Make the bombs, make the weapons, make the missiles, and all of these kinds of things. And yet we will not study these people as perhaps possessing some genes for violence. Is there a gene for psyche violence? The kind of violence you do to a people’s mind when you destroy their culture, their history, destroy their self-esteem, and the other kinds of stuff?
I think what is even more interesting is the fact that the most devastating violence is perpetrated by your average law-abiding citizen. By our good Christian citizens. Haven’t you thought it very peculiar that when the army recruits it does not recruit killers? Here is the greatest killing machine in the world, right, and yet, it weeds out killers. It looks at your criminal records and says “We really don’t want any criminals in here.” What then do they want? Nice American people. Christian boys. Law-abiding boys. High school graduates. People with clean records. Because they are the most conducive to making into killers. They make the best killers. Why? They’ve been trained to submit to authority only without thinking. They’ve shown by their clean records that they’re not rebels, so if the officer says “Take that hill,” off they will go, it doesn’t matter what the point is. They’re used to bowing to authority and following authority unthinkingly. They have been trained into conformity. They’ve been trained to respond to patriotic music, so you play the music and beat the drums and off they march to war; it doesn’t matter what it is for. They have been trained to believe that as Americans or whatever nationality, they are morally superior to their enemies, and that their enemies are less human than they. And therefore you can use their very religion as the key to getting them to kill by designating the other people as pagans; nonbelievers.
That’s why they want the moral ones; they make really good killers. So these average, moral, law-abiding people, also have a genetic marker for violence, and yet it is under the banner of religion and patriotism that most of the killing and death in the world has occurred. And then they want to come to you and convince you that the kind of violence that occurs on our streets, which we must end of course, represents our children having some kind of genetic marker for violence.
— Dr. Amos N. Wilson (via disciplesofmalcolm)
The Middle Passage journey from West Africa to the Americas took 4 to 6 months.
Try walking around without wiping your butt for a day or a week. Yep now try laying down in shit for 4-6 weeks, most of it isnt your own. Then add some blood and some mucus. Then grab some chains. Slavery was that bad. dont u ever fucking tell me it wasnt! (via howtobenoladarling)
Not to mention every now and then you were raped by those that were working the ships. Male and female were raped.
24 hrs laying in extremely tight positions with hundreds of people that are suffering from all kinds of diseases due to malnutrition. Weather wasnt always the way the ship owners planned and voyages took longer than usually, the longest I was told by a professor was a whole year.
Most people have no idea what happened to our ancestors, and that’s due to the fact that the powers that be want to act like it never happened.
Reblogging some real shit from my Liked posts. Because fuck you.
And let’s add on the fact that ships have to make port and re-supply and between Africa and America lay the Caribbean and South America, which still took a great deal more to travel to. So families were separated not only by death and torment, but by members being sold off on a different continent than where they might have been bound.
Not to mention ships get blown off course, and the slave next to you might have died and you have to sleep next to a corpse for who knows how long before the crew finally decides to handle it and toss it overboard like so much offal.
Sharks still follow the course of the slave trade ships till this day due to the amount of offal and human bodies that were tossed overboard in the ship’s wake.
(Damn is that last thing about sharks true?!)
Yes. They threw so many bodies overboard it changed the ecological feeding patterns of sharks. They follow the slave ships from dock to port. They were even used as an act of terrorism to force Africans on to ships and encourage them not to commit suicide. Slave ships were often packed for collateral damage. It was estimated that many would not make the journey and all those bodies thrown overboard were insured. That’s how insurance companies got their start… It’s also how many families built their family fortune.
This was a business.
My educated black people.
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