I’m tired of many blacks running to Egypt for symbols of royalty, strength, and beauty. The kingdoms of West Africa were extensive.
Mali, Songhai, Ndogo, Sosso, Nri, Oyo, Benin, Akan, Ife, Asante, Bambara, and countless others.
West Africa was not empty prior to colonialism. Although the innovations of many of these kingdoms were not preserved like ancient Egypt’s were following the colonial process does not mean they did not exist.
I love Egypt. I love all of the ancient kingdoms of Kemet (Africa). I just wish that people had access to more.
I want to wake up next to you, eat breakfast with you, get changed with you, play computer games with you, watching movies with you in bed, hold your hand and watch tv, send you cute texts, buy you gifts, nap together, wear your comfy hody when I’m cold, look into your eyes, be with you at sunrise and sunset, cook for you, walk in the rain with you, fall asleep whilst on the phone to you, snuggle in bed, mess up your hair, kiss you goodnight.
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to white people Hitler is the ultimate evil.
the American propaganda machine (school, movies, public opinion) makes sure that white people see Hitler as the singular most evilest, most despicable person in history.
however what they fail to realize is Hitler was just one damn person
he couldnt have slaughtered as many Jews, Gypsies, Homosexuals and Blacks as he did without the help of the German people.
German people who may not have hated the aforementioned groups at all but were merely “doing their jobs” as a security guard or a bomb maker, or a member of the S.S.
When white people continually point to Hitler as the ultimate evil in the world it makes me feel all “oh no you didnt inside”.
First off it places the blame on Germany and alleviates the United States and Great Britain from their racist schemes and agendas.
It was the U.S. and Great Britain who were involved in the SLAVE TRADE (which was also a GENOCIDE (12-60 million people, killed, maimed, socially dead). Great Britain who went into INDIA and colonized billions of people. The U.S. that used black men to liberate Cuba from Spain only to re colonize Latin America.
Too much shit to list leading up to WWII.
but all of it had to do with race. alll of it had to do with eugenics. all of it had to do with power, genocide and control.
all of it was institutionalized
meaning people who may have not even cared about oppressed racial groups were still doing their best to make sure they were oppressed. From the president all the way down to the white blue collar worker.
thats how racism works.
not men in suits and shiny boots
but people just going to work to do their JOBS.
BRASILIA, June 25 (Reuters) - Brazil will offer inmates in
its crowded federal penitentiary system a novel way to shorten
their sentences: four days less for every book they read.
Inmates in four federal prisons holding some of Brazil’s
most notorious criminals will be able to read up to 12 works of
literature, philosophy, science or classics to trim a maximum 48
days off their sentence each year, the government announced.
Prisoners will have up to four weeks to read each book and
write an essay which must “make correct use of paragraphs, be
free of corrections, use margins and legible joined-up writing,”
said the notice published on Monday in the official gazette.
A special panel will decide which inmates are eligible to
participate in the program dubbed “Redemption through Reading”.
"A person can leave prison more enlightened and with a
enlarged vision of the world,” said Sao Paulo lawyer Andre
Kehdi, who heads a book donation project for prisons.
"Without doubt they will leave a better person," he said.
I have the deepest affection for intellectual conversations. The ability to just sit and talk. About love, about life, about anything, about everything. To sit under the moon with all the time in the world, the full-speed train that is our lives slowing to a crawl. Bound by no obligations, barred by no human limitations. To speak without regret or fear of consequence. To talk for hours and about what’s really important in life.
Those sort of conversations get me high and happy and make me feel alive. Among my favorite things in life.
there will be days when you feel like a peacock with no feathers
Rudy Francisco (via yourveryfleshshallbeagreatpoem)
and undeserving of attention
there will be days when you say hello
and no one says it back
remember that you are a mustard seed
you have music in your handshake
and a voice like a sledgehammer