patriciaellah:

'I wish they had taken care of my film at the colour film lab in Port harcourt, Nigeria. But they did not and I am in love with these photographs. Im going to look back at them and remember the gracefulness of my model, the way the sun was slowly setting. I'm going to remember the nigerian heat and the dogs barking in the background. I shall not forget the youthfulness I felt, when regularly feel old I finally for once felt my age. We age no matter the circumstance and I am in love with the youth that surrounds me.' Photograph take by me - Patricia Ellah. (please don't remove.)

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nefermaathotep:

#KnowledgeIsPower #TruthHurtsButYouCantBeScaredOfIt #TruthBlackFriday #BlackPower #BlackUnity #WakeUpBlackPeople

Taral Hicks as Keisha in Belly directed by Hype Williams (1998) 

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souljunkee:

When Im with you, I fall deeper in love… SWANGING! Love this hook! I wait for the daaaaaaaay. I sweet gentle swaaaaaaaay. Something something something my waaaaaaay.

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kushitekalkulus:

AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE AFRICANS

1. Rihanna and a woman from South Africa

2. Kelly Rowland and Nigerian blogger Linda Ikeji

3. Usher and Nigerian Singer Anthony Akpan

4. Tupac and Ivorian futboller Boubacar Barry

5. Jennifer Hudson and Kenyan Singer Nyambura

6. Michelle Obama and Nigerian blogger Adenike Adebayo

7. Whiz Khalifa and Ugandan Singer Jose Chameleone

8. Gabrielle Union and Nigerian Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba

9. Notorious BIG and Congolese singer Baby Ndombe

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cbpm-pan-africa:

It was written as so with the Universe showing us that it is time to bring all the greatest African minds and talents to come together as one! 

It doesn’t really matter that we are a diverse people, we always was and always will be diverse, so let’s make an effort to let that petty foolishness go and prepare to unite!

We have a WHOLE CONTINENT to go home too and rebuild!

Remember we have a seat at Africa’s table to be a part of the process of maintaining Africa for all! ?

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themaroonvillage:

"The Truth" KRS One

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darvinasafo:

They call it entertainment, I call it distractions.

darvinasafo:

Hold Still Son by Cbabi Bayoc

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africamustrise:

Before and After Colonisation

The British, referred to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Congolese people as ‘Primitive’ because they respected the land they lived on and understand the harmony that mankind and nature must abide by. In cultivating Palm trees, they only took what was needed for themselves to feed their families, and constructed a simple but efficient system of refining palms into oil and other products for many different purposes.

The British observed  and studied their technique, in their greed they decided to make it into a mass production enterprise, one explorer stated “buried in their jungle, they were too backward to realise the vast inheritance it had to offer, the untapped resources of their vast continent…wealth lay wasting”

It is by this same so called ‘primitive’ invention that they sought out to make profit from Palm (Palm Trees only grow in Tropical climates so the English knew nothing on how to cultivate and process it) they took the  invention of the Congolese and  enforced their system of capitalism in their country to fund their industrial ‘revolution’, producing more than was necessary, raping the land, causing major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and for the vast majority if not all of the profits to be enjoyed in their own countries.

They then spread propaganda wordlwide; ‘the savages lived in darkness’ ‘we found them swinging from trees’ ‘we saved them from  themselves’, ‘we civilised them’ and etc

They made it larger scale, a little tweak there, a little alteration here, and the white man has the audacity to herald himself as an inventor.

Making alterations to a pre-existing system/product whilst keeping the core technique does not make you an inventor. Its called Plagiarism.

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