Somebody in the crowd fired a pistol and the people again started to scream hysterically, ‘Kill the niggers! Kill the niggers! Pour gasoline on the niggers!’ The mob started to throw stones on top of my car. So I opened the door of the car and I put one foot on the ground and I stood up in the door holding an Italian carbine. All this time three policemen had been standing about 50 feet away from us while we kept waiting in the car for them to come and rescue us. Then when they saw that we were armed and the mob couldn’t take us, two of the policemen started running. One ran straight to me, grabbed me on the shoulder and said, ‘Surrender your weapon! Surrender your weapon!’ I struck him in the face and knocked him back away from the car and put my carbine in his face and told him that we didn’t intend to be lynched. The other policeman who had run around the side of the car started to draw his revolver out of the holster. He was hoping to shoot me in the back. They didn’t know that we had more than one gun. One of the students (who was 17 years old) put a .45 in the policeman’s face an told him that if he pulled out his pistol he would kill him.

The policeman started putting his gun back into the holster and backing away from the car and he fell into the ditch. There was a very old man, an old white man, out in the crowd, and he started screaming and crying like a baby, and he kept crying and he said, ‘God damn, God damn what is this God damn country coming to that the niggers have got guns, the niggers are armed and the police can’t even arrest them?!’ He kept crying and somebody led him away through the crowd.

Robert F. Williams

Telling the reason why he called his book “Negros with guns.” This book had an important influence on the Black Panther Party. The quote is a selection from the book.

Several years later, Williams explains why he felt that the old white man was crying:

"It took me a long time to understand his feeling. Now I realize why he was crying. Because the gun had been the thing that had always kept them on top, and the police power. And he could see that slipping away, and his way of life was going. And this is why he was crying. And this is why I named my book "Negro’s with Guns."

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMkKsW5jCQc

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cool and relevant ppt presentation but jsyk, the term “ethnic cleansing” is a gross euphemism for “genocide”.

THIS. Thank you. This isn’t a “conflict,” this isn’t a complex issue. I was discussing it with a friend earlier - if you want to put this into perspective, view it as the modern day creation of the United States. What could only complicate this, is that it’s condoned legally and promoted through state-sponsored programs. 

THANK YOU!!! Thank you so much for explaining it like this. I have googled until my fingers were blue and everything is so biased on the internet. Now….Why is America supporting Israel again?

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i learned that people can easily forget that others are human.

"prisoner" from the stanford prison experiment (1971)

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High school…


every time you meet other black people at a new job…

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'Reading Rainbow' breaks Kickstarter record for most backers


Reading Rainbow's Kickstarter campaign has the most backers ever for the online crowdfunding site.

The campaign to create a Web version of the popular children’s television show concluded with 105,857 backers and raised $5.4 million, surpassing the previous record of 91,585 backers to make a movie out of the Veronica Mars TV show.

The original goal was to raise $1 million on Kickstarter, which was reached in less than one day.

Look at God! [starts singing the theme song]

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So it turns out that even if I say no, if a company doesn’t like my answer, they’ll do it anyway. A big “fuck you” to poprageous, who I contacted last year, received a reply that essentially said “no I won’t pay you,” and then did it anyway 12 months later (I suppose she hoped I would forget about her?).

Before I replied to her first scummy email where she only says that she’d send me a FREE PAIR (oh WOW), I made a blog post

I had recently undergone other companies trying to do the same thing and her email reply to me was just nothing short of incredibly shitty. After seeing my post (which didn’t mention her company or anything) she thought it would be a good idea to send me an email trying to make ME feel bad that I didn’t just ASK for money for using my artwork. That it was on ME to ask about royalties, not about her fucking company to actually fairly pay artists or anything.

"I saw your post - what do u want to get paid? Let’s work out a royalty.  jeeeez all u had to do was ask."

Like seriously?

All I had to do was ask? That’s pretty hilarious, considering she asked, I said no, and she went ahead with it anyway.

Regardless, this is shit. Companies shouldn’t act like this. People using creator’s works just because they exist and feel like they should be able to is just absolutely bullshit.

The most appalling thing about this is seriously the fact that I said no and she did it anyway. I said no and she did it anyway.

This is how little most companies respect and regard artists. Thanks a lot, Cher Park.

Feel free to let her know that it’s not acceptable to pull this bullshit with her company email, cher@poprageous.com - please don’t be rude or anything, but this is definitely not okay and she needs to not do this to other artists in the future.

Oh yes, let me not forgot to mention: she has no trace of credit on the image, this time. She posted an instagram earlier a year ago with credit to my name, but it seems she’d rather remove it so that I not find out, I guess.

Good job, Cher Park.

Oh good! There are leggings, too!

hey everybody! don’t buy this shit! fuck these guys!

Do not buy from these terrible people and spread the word that Poprageous can’t be trusted. 


Work to shut them down or at least remove the product… Should post this on Reddit if you’ve not done so already… Wider audience… Post to the chan sites as well…

They stole Black Milk’s mermaid designs as well.


Some of my favourite photographs of Diane Audrey Ngako's takeover of our instagram account.

These photos were taken during her trips to Cameroon, her home country, and Kenya.

See them all here.

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who that at the top left, is that the famous long-lost sister whose name i can never remember? starts with an R, she’s the oldest?


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*screaming for the rest of my life*


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Styles P & Jadakiss Open Juice Bar In NY

As you may know, one of Styles P’s many hustles is that he owns a juice bar in the Bronx, Juices For Life. Well, yesterday he - alongside Jadakiss - went back to their old stomping grounds in Yonkers, NY, on 211 Nepperhan Ave (a little bit away from the Whitney Young projects, where D-Block started). Joined by the Mayor of Yonkers Mike Spano, they cut they cut the celebratory ribbon on the new bar.

Jason “Jadakiss” Phillips said one of the reasons he chose to put the bar at the intersection is to hopefully bring some of the violence to an end.

"We want to bring unity to the youth who are engaging in all of this nonsense," he said. "Here, you pretty much know everybody. As I said before, love is love is our slogan. We don’t tolerate no violence. We’re going to try to settle them down, give them a juice, and help them rectify whatever differences they’re going through, because violence and juice don’t go together."

David “Styles P,” Styles said a healthy community begins with healthy lifestyles and children.

"It takes a village, they say, to raise a kid. So, it’s up to all of us as a community to make sure we do that," he said.

"We’re from here," Styles said. "We care about the town, we care about this place. This is the place that made us big."

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"The Book of Negroes" Miniseries First Official Trailer.

The series is a film adaption of Canadian author Lawrence Hill’s award-winning novel The Book of Negroes. The book, which won the top 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, follows the story of Aminata Diallo, a young girl in Segou, Mali, kidnapped, enslaved and transported on a ship to the United States.

Like most enslaved Africans in the Americas, Diallo’s experience is marred by the cruelty of the racist white supremacist system of the time. But what stands out about this fictional tale is that Diallo becomes one of the few African-Americans to record her name in the “Book of Negroes" - an actual historic document that was used to record the names of enslaved African-Americans who managed to escape to British territory during the American Revolutionary War. After serving the British, these individuals were eventually evacuated and relocated to Sierra Leone and other British colonies.

These Black Loyalists, as they are now referred to, that settled in Sierra Leone have their descendents in the Creole or Krio population of the country. Once such loyalist was Henry Washington, a former slave of George Washington, who escaped slavery and eventually settled in Freetown, Sierra Leone. There, he led a rebellion against the colonial British government which led to him being banished to another part of the country.

The Book of Negroes, largely filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, is due to make its debut at Cannes in October before eventually being screened on BET in the United States. The miniseries stars Aunjanue Ellis, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lou Gossett Jr.

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the natural hair movement annoys me anyway because at this point it’s more open to white women than 4C dark skinned Black girls.

[X] daniellemertina

i wish some of you went as hard for short kinky hair with no curl pattern as you have for this white lady 

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(Betty Adewole & Angelina Jolie)

Abstraction of Model beauty Series 1. 

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Personal Blog/Sketchbook



Thank you. 



reminds me of nicole beharie


Willow Smith made this Vine about her brother bruh

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