“Ah huh, Ah huh, Ah…. “
Let Me Clear My Throat, DJ Kool
My national anthem. I will drop whatever when this song comes on.
A-1 gif usage.
Seeing my post come back to life with this gif just made my Monday morning!
O.O The Ed Lover gif ::bows in the presence of great gifdom::
Work by Sara Golish
“ If slavery persists as an issue in the political life of black America, it is not because of an antiquarian obsession with bygone days or the burden of a too-long memory, but because black lives are still imperiled and devalued by a racial calculus and a political arithmetic that were entrenched centuries ago. This is the afterlife of slavery - skewed life chances, limited access to healthcare and education, premature death, incarceration, and impoverishment. I, too, am the afterlife of slavery. ”
Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey ALong the Atlantic Slave Route, pp. 6 (via howtobeterrell)
"Being black is not a crime." South Sudanese and Eritrean refugees protest against prosecution in Tel Aviv, Israel
“ The smell of her hair, the taste of her mouth, the feeling of her skin seemed to have got inside him, or into the air all around him. She had become a physical necessity. ”
"MODERN DAY LYNCHINGS"
Kody (Pretty Boy) Ingham (pictured above) was found hanging from a tree in front of his white girlfriends house on July 15, 2013 (the same night as the George Zimmerman verdict) in Athens, Texas. it was chalked up as a suicide and no investigation ensued, even though two hours prior he called his mother to pick him up from the site he died at. no newspaper article, just a four sentence obituary in the local papers and his family has been trying hard to make any mainstream news channel blow up the story to find the killers.
Roy Veal was found hanging in Woodville, Mississippi in 2004. he originally lived in Seattle and went to his mother’s home in Woodville to help her fight for the rights to their family land against a white man. Oil had been found underneath the land.
Roy’s head was covered with a pillow case and burned papers of the documented proof he had to prove his mothers’ ownership were found burned at his feet. He was later found hanging from a tree. His death was ruled a suicide.
His family is still trying to get attention for the case
Reynard Johnson, 17, was found hanging from a tree on his front lawn on June 16, 2000 in Kokomo, Mississippi. His death was ruled a suicide even though the belt around his neck was not his. Authorities said since no hate group left a message by the body, there was nothing to investigate. Family members said the motive was his relationship with a white girl, he was constantly being harassed because of this.
This stuff still happens guys. Boosting
Lynchings with actual ropes are still happening.
Juicy Fruit | Mtume
“ there is a God inside of me that I cannot give up on. ”
Sade Harrison (via wildsultrys0ul)
“ It is both a burden and a blessing, to feel everything as deeply as I do. ”
My illustration for Love of My Life: A Love Letter to the Girl Power in 90s Hip Hip and R&B by the wonderful Shanice! This is a really great article, v. good read.
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