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I couldn’t help it at the end


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Apr 23, 2014
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IMPORTANT MOMENTS IN HISTORY

Y’all don’t know the feelings I have about Njena.

Also, she’s mad nice in person.

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everytime you reblog this a straight person turns into mist and becomes a cloud

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alicemurmurs asked: Wow. I thought this group was full of smart people...but looks like its ran by a bunch of angry assholes who are no better then the racist whites that they hate!

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alicemurmurs:

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

you spent your precious time to tell us that like we supposed to give two shits?

-Elijah

All ya’ll are so damn angry! take a deep fucking breath and cool down! I recommend yoga and therapy ASAP! its not healthy to be obsessively angry. 

Lmfao how are we angry? I’m over here laughing at you 😂😂😂 Keep it coming, laughing increases your lifespan and I’m looking forward to making 100 years and looking 30.

-Holly

LMAO Holly, u know that’s how we do. Laughing at these folks keep us young, how we s’posed to stay mad when we look so damn good?

-Elijah

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Beats me, blud!

-Holly

they wish we was mad


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So these are the steps Recorded of me working on this Holy Week painting for Oceanside Lutheran church. I was actually inspired by a different tumblr post and I’m really excited to be doing this.


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 Lamont Lilly ‏@LamontLilly 
Black male Duke University student just maced & assaulted by Duke Campus Police. @NewBlackMan @TheBlackVoice pic.twitter.com/S5WBdRXbK4


tuh

spiritualthot:

Black male Duke University student just maced & assaulted by Duke Campus Police.

tuh

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Divided Family: Through Music, Cubans Trace Their Roots To Sierra Leone

It is often said that music has the power to bring people together. That sentiment is definitely an understatement when it comes to the Afro-Cubans community Ganga-Longoba of Perico. 

Cuba’s Ganga people have been singing the same African chants for generations, but it wasn’t until an Australian researcher took interest in the songs, that they were able to trace their chants to a remote village in Sierra Leone, 170 years after the slave trade.

“When I first filmed the Ganga-Longoba, I believed their ceremonies were a mixture of many different ethnic groups,” says historian Emma Christopher, of Sydney University. “I had no idea that a large number of Ganga songs would come from just one village. I think that’s extremely unusual,” she says.

After tracing their roots back to Sierra Leone, four Cubans made the trip to the African country to delve more into their history. Christopher captured the moment for the documentary They Are We.

"Cuba was cut off at a time when other nations in the Americas were going through black pride and fighting for some justice for what happened to their ancestors," says Dr. Christopher, who points out that the island’s 1959 revolution declared racism ‘solved’. That left a lot of Afro-Cubans adrift, not knowing how to celebrate where they came from and be proud of it," she says.

Whilst many Cubans of Spanish descent have rushed to seek out their ancestry—and passports—Afro-Cubans have been far less anxious to do the same. Organizing a reunion for the divided “family” wasn’t easy given restrictions on traveling from Cuba at the time, and limited resources. But eventually, four Cubans did make their ancestors’ voyage in reverse - to Sierra Leone.

“When I opened my mouth to sing, they just stood there staring,” Elvira Fumero recalls of her arrival in Mokpangumba. “Then it was like an explosion. They started to sing the responses, and dance with me. And I knew then that this was where the Ganga came from,” she says, smiling.

For Alfredo Duquesne, visiting Sierra Leone changed everything.

"It was as if I’d just left the previous weekend. I touched the soil and thought: ‘This is it. I’ve come back,’" he says, describing himself now as ‘at peace’. "At last I know where I come from," Alfredo says. "I’m not a stranger anymore."

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nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

just look at babe ruth’s face tho
so confused
so lost
i love it

skeptikhaleesi:

brownglucose:

nextyearsgirl:

The absence of women in history is man made.

How petty

just look at babe ruth’s face tho

so confused

so lost

i love it

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Artist Nathan Pyle's gif guide to NYC street etiquette is handy for any city. Take it to the streets!

If only EVERY tourist would know these basic things

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I’d like to carry this gifset around with me so I can hold it up to people who ask me “Ugh why are you voting Obama”

:’)

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