"Live with your head in the lion's mouth. I want you to overcome 'em with yeses, undermine 'em with grins, agree 'em to death and destruction, let 'em swoller you till they vomit or bust wide open" - Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison
Reblogged from posttragicmulatto
Forgotten Rebellion: Black Seminoles and the Largest Slave Revolt in U.S. History
The story of John Horse and the Black Seminoles has been largely untold, but they deserve to be remembered for a number of reasons:
- They created the largest haven in the U.S. South for runaway slaves.
- They led the largest slave revolt in U.S. history.
- They secured the only emancipation of rebellious slaves prior to the U.S. Civil War.
- The formed the largest mass exodus of slaves across the United States and, ultimately, to Mexico.
Never to be found in your history textbooks.
If we follow the history taught in American schools we’d believe that blacks remained submissive and good negros all throughout slavery…and never acted on the natural human instinct to fight oppression
Reblogged from streetetiquette
Clarks in Jamaica tells the story of the phenomenal popularity of Clarks shoes in Jamaica – from their initial journey from the quiet village of Somerset to the West Indies one hundred years ago, through to their adoption as the rudeboy and Rasta shoe of choice during the 1960s, and the filtering of this popularity into reggae and dancehall song lyrics.
Reblogged from queenofthesideeye
Debra Harrell, mom who let her 9-year-old play in the park alone, has been fired from her job at McDonald’s.
This country is sick. Criminalizing WoC no matter what they do.
is there a go fund me for her?
yes, there is a youcaring site for her here
Please go and give…
Reblogged from brownskinjenn
So….lately I’ve come across a few pictures of a new hair technique for men battling hair loss. It’s quite literally a quick weave for men..
..Yes..a quick weave for men.
Based on the photos, I’m assuming that a hair piece is glued onto the scalp, then cut and shaped into the desired style. I think it’s pretty innovative, and the stylist who worked on the men pictured above did a great job.
I know not all ladies will be on board with the idea of a weave for men, but I think we should keep an open mind. Caucasian men have been rocking toupées, wigs and turning to remedies such as Just For Men for years. On the other hand.. when it comes to balding black males, we urge them to “let it go” and embrace their baldness fully. Why can’t they have an alternative too?
I personally see no issue with it, as long as I’m informed prior to any relationship pursuits. It would be an extremely awkward bomb to drop any later than that.
What do you guys think? Yes? Hell no? Maybe so?
We need to lock this shit down before some white corporation Columbus it, patent it and start selling it back to our people.