Why should the Black man need some legislation to prove that he’s a human being when you don’t need any legislation to prove that whites are human beings?
So, I make this point because, to come right back to my initial statement at the out-start of the program: You will never get real freedom and recognition between Black and white people in this country without destroying the country, without destroying the present political system, without destroying the present economic system, without rewriting the entire constitution. It would be a complete destruction of everything that America supposedly stands for before a white man in this country will recognize a Black man as something on the same level with himself.
Sir Morien King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table:
The romance begins with the story of Morien’s conception. While searching for Lancelot thirteen years prior, Aglovale had traveled through the Moorish lands and fallen in love with a beautiful princess.
They pledged their betrothal, but refusing to abandon his quest before Lancelot was located, Aglovale left the country before they could marry. He left her pregnant with his son Morien, who would grow into a tall, handsome youth “black of face and limb.” Of his prowess, the romance says that Sir Morien’s “blows were so mighty; did a spear fly towards him, to harm him, it troubled him no whit, but he smote it in twain as if it were a reed; naught might endure before him.” Of his dress, it says that “[h]is shield and his armour were even those of a Moor, and black as a raven.
This presentation by Dr. Jose Pimienta-Bey is a fantastic account of who the Moors were, how they gained power in the Iberian Pennisula today know as Spain and Portugal and even more importantly, how they lost power. Many of us dont know that African (Moors) along with Arabs, ruled Spain from 711 A.D. 1492 A.D. They made considerable contributions to Europe who was going through the Dark Ages.
The Moors contributed to science, medicine, Art, Mathematics, Agriculture, etc.
omg wrestling with a teddy bear like they’re brothers
This fall, I chatted with Tina Fey and a bunch of her old friends and professors to get a sense of who she was as a college student for a Virginia magazine story. First copies of the magazine arrived in the office today. Isn’t she lovely?
A good friend in Israel just sent me this video from uber talented Ethiopian-Israeli Ester Rada. I’m so in love with the sound, voice, video.
Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound is a deep reflection of the Israeli born Ethiopian’s heritage. Growing up in a highly religious Jewish family- and growing up in more than modest conditions in one of the roughest neighborhoods of Tel Aviv gave Rada the drive to change her way of life and fulfill her dream of creating music
Critics describe her genre mixing sound as “gracefully combining Ethio-Jazz, funk, soul and r&b, with mixed undertones of black grooves”
Ester has most recently teamed up with acclaimed Israeli producers Kuti (Kutiman/Thru-You) and Sabbo (Soulico), to release her first self-written and composed solo EP.
With strong influences from early 20th century soul power women such as Nina Simone, and a vocal range like Aretha Franklin; as well as more contemporary black divas like Eryka Badu and Jill Scott; Rada is bringing a new voice to soul that is already spreading worldwide.
(Text from SXSW website)
Just gonna throw it out there- “feminazis” aren’t real. Stop equating genocide to that one time a girl told you to stop being a sexist piece of shit.