Slave gravesite in New York City
“SOMETHING YOUR TOUR GUIDE MIGHT NOT TELL YOU:
The heart of NYC’s Financial District is built on a huge 18th century African Burial Ground. Some 419 Africans were discovered in 1991, a large portion women and children.
The burial ground extends from Broadway Southward under City Hall, and almost to the site of the former World Trade Center. It is believed that there are as many as 20,000 slavery-era Africans in graves under the buildings in Lower Manhattan.
Abolish historical amnesia and ponder for a moment the fact that this financial epicenter of the world is built on slavery, oppression, and death.”
Literally, and daily.
yo. that last sentence hits you in the face like a brick.
[Andre 3000] So I typed a text to a girl I used to see Sayin' that I chose this cutie pie with whom I wanna be And I apologize if this message gets you down Then I CC'ed every girl that I'd see-see 'round town And hate to see y'all frown, but I'd rather see her smilin' Wetness all around me, true, but I'm no island Peninsula maybe It makes no sense, I know crazy Give up all this pussy cat that's in my lap No lookin' back Spaceships don't come equipped with rear view mirrors They dip as quick as they can The atmosphere is now ripped I'm so like a pimp (Pip), I'm glad it's night (Gladys Knight) Stole the light from the sun Would not burn me on my bum When I shoot the moon High jump the broom Like a preemie out the womb My partner yellin' "Too soon! Don't do it! Reconsider! Read some liter-ature on the subject You sure? Fuck it You know we got your back like chiroprac-tic If that bitch do you dirty We'll wipe her ass out in some detergent Now hurry hurry Go on to the altar I know you ain't a pimp, but pimp remember what I taught ya Keep your heart, three stacks, keep your heart Hey keep your heart, three stacks, keep your heart Man these girls is smart, three stacks, these girls is smart Play your part... play your part"
This will always be a beautiful verse.
Why is this my life right now
Just this week this exact verse came back to me random as fuck. Talk about timeless
by @poet_phetote “#BlackWallStreet
#Greenwood is a neighborhood in #Tulsa, #Oklahoma. As one of the most #successful and wealthiest #AfricanAmerican communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as #America’s “Black Wall Street” until the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (LOOK THIS UP…The details about the lives, businesses, and homes lost were covered up…but some survivors and their descendants were able to tell their stories. THERE STILL HAS BEEN NO RESTITUTION GIVEN FOR THE LOSSES IN ONE OF THE WORST RACE RIOTS IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!) The riot was one of the most devastating race riots in history and it destroyed the once thriving Greenwood #community.” via @PhotoRepost_app I’d like for people to read up on this not to resurface feelings of hate or sadness, I’d like for you to see what a real community and togetherness did build at that time and to educate people on some American history you might not have learned in school….whatever race you are or month we are in black history is American history.✌️👑 #blackwallstreet
i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.
and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class
they outlawed this move just because she was the only woman who could do it.
Surya Bonaly was infamous for (among other things) doing aone blade backflip in the 1998 Olympics, and is the ONLY figure skater who’s ever pulled that off. Not just the only woman, the only figure skater PERIOD. There’s like all ofthree Olympic-class male skaters who did backflips in their routines, and NONE of them could do it one blade.
But wait, there’s more.
Backflips were banned from the 1976 Olympics onward on the official justification that skating jumps are supposed to be landed on one blade, whereas backflips are landed on both blades. The unofficial justification was it was too dangerous, both to the athlete and to the rink — if you didn’t land it perfectly, you could not only break your ankle, but also punch THROUGH the ice surface.
Surya Bonaly was openly contemptuous of the figure skating judges, because they were a bunch of openly racist white men who always screwed her over by giving her lower scores than she deserved. That one-blade backflip was her ultimate FUCK YOU! to the Olympics judges, because she took an “illegal” backflip and made it legal by landing it on one blade. Pretty much DARING them to mark her down for being epic awesome and pulling a move that their precious coddled white girls didn’t have the guts to even think about.
They did, of course. White racism knows no bounds. But she utterly owned them with that move.
not only did she do a fucking backflip and land, she landed then went right into a triple loop. like holy fuck
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