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black star | Thieves in The Night

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Article: 6 Reasons to Launch Your Business Now

blackwallstreetinternational:

6 Reasons to Launch Your Business Now

And 1 guaranteed solution to fund it.

Www.blackwallstreet2.com/spiralfunding/

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underground-hip-hop-affiliated:

diasporicroots:

Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop

Afrikan culture and african civilization. Cheik anta diop explains the origin of humanity.

Cheikh Anta Diop (29 December 1923 - 7 February 1986) was a historian, anthropologist, physicist,and politician who studied the human race’s origins and pre-colonial African culture.

HERE’S THE FULL VIDEOhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0IRivzlNM&list=HL1387832555&feature=mh_lolz

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blunthought:

"My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning."

— Huey P. Newton

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true2myroots:

Just because we have the same skin, that doesn’t mean we’re fighting the same struggle.

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yearningforunity:

a—fri—ca:

The Ishango Bone, the world’s oldest mathematical object found in Africa

Most histories of mathematics devote only a few pages to Ancient Egypt and to northern Africa during the ‘Middle Ages´. Generally they ignore the history of mathematics in Africa south of the Sahara and give the impression that this history either did not exist or, at least, is not knowable, traceable, or, stronger still, that there was no mathematics at all south of the Sahara. In history, to Europeans, even the Africanity of Egyptian mathematics is often denied or suffers eurocentric views of conceptions of both ‘history’ and of ‘mathematics’ form the basis of such views.

The Ishango Bone was discovered in 1960 by Jean Heinzelin Braucourt, a Belgian national who was exploring the eastern fringes of the Democratic republic of Congo, then Belgian Congo. The bone was found among the ruins of a human settlement that was located near Lake Edward, an ancient settlement that had been buried by a volcanic eruption. It is a dark brown length of bone, the fibula of a baboon, with a sharp piece of quartz affixed to one end, perhaps for engraving.  

 Evidently the Ishango bone was designed as a tool for making incisions, but its bone handle was itself incised. The arrangement of the notches engraved on the handle, and the numbers in each group, are clearly not casual. Analysis of their numerological properties has led several investigators to conclude that the artefact is not a simple tally stick, but a kind of calculator based on special number systems. 

The artifact was first estimated to have originated between 9,000 BC and 6,500 BC. However, the dating of the site where it was discovered was re-evaluated, and it is now believed to be more than 20,000 years old.

The Ishango bone is on permanent display in l’Institut Royal Belge des Sciences Naturelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Ishango Bone - UNESCO Astronomy and World Heritage - an old Mathematical Object)

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babylonfalling:

revolutionary but gangsta

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rebelbaes:

Lets send the financial powers of the world a message by hitting them where it hurts. Let them know that you are tired of racism and institutional oppression against our people all over the world. Show solidarity by taking your money from their banks by October 1st and placing it in our banks.

A LIST OF BLACK OWNED BANKS

1. ALAMERICA BANK

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Founded: January 28, 2000

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $35 404 000

2. BROADWAY FEDERAL BANK FSB

Location: Los Angeles, California

Founded: February 26, 1947

FDIC Region: San Francisco

Assets: $385 055 000

3. CAPITAL CITY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Founded: October 3, 1994

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $294 572 000

4. CARVER STATE BANK

Location: Savannah, Georgia

Founded: January 1, 1927

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $41 573 000

5. CITIZENS TRUST BANK

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Founded: June 18, 1921

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $392 286 000

6. CITY NB OF NEW JERSEY

Location: Newark, New Jersey

Founded: June 11, 1973

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $340 301 000

7. COMMONWEALTH NATIONAL BANK

Location: Mobile, Alabama

Founded: February 19, 1976

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $63 244 000

8. COVENANT BANK

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: June 20, 1977

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $59 842 000

9. FIRST INDEPENDENCE BANK

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Founded: May 14, 1970

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $215 924 000

10. FIRST STATE BANK

Location: Danville, Virginia

Founded: September 08, 1919

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $38 882 000

11. FIRST TUSKEGEE BANK

Location:Tuskegee, Alabama

Founded: October 11, 1991

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $63 127 000

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12. HIGHLAND COMMUNITY BANK

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: November 09, 1970

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $84 948 000

13. ILLINOIS SERVICE FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: January 01, 1934

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $140 148 000

14. INDUSTRIAL BANK

Location: Washington, DC

Founded: August 18, 1934

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $342 524 000

15. LIBERTY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Founded: November 16, 1972

FDIC Region: Dallas

Assets: $545 019 000

16. MECHANICS & FARMERS BANK

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Founded: March 01, 1908

FDIC Region: Atlanta

Assets: $304 809 000

17. NORTH MILWAUKEE STATE BANK

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded: February 12, 1971

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $91 490 000

18. ONE UNITED BANK

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Founded: August 02, 1982

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $590 624 000

19. SEAWAY BANK & TRUST COMPANY

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Founded: January 02, 1965

FDIC Region: Chicago

Assets: $573 168 000

20. UNITED BANK OF PHILADELPHIA

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Founded: March 23, 1992

FDIC Region: New York

Assets: $67 930 000

21. UNITY NB OF HOUSTON

Location: Houston, Texas

Founded: August 01, 1985

FDIC Region: Dallas

Assets: $68 125 000

http://hbcumoney.com/2013/03/01/2013s-african-american-owned-bank-directory/

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beautiesofafrique:

Natives of Ugogo, east central Africa

Gogo people (In Tanzania)

Source Title: Illustrated London news. 

Publisher: London : Illustrated London News and Sketch Ltd., 1842 

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damionkare:

Afropunk 2014

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Photographer: Damion Reid

IG: @BOTBW2013

darvinasafo:

I’m down for this….

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nuneyskid:

50-year anniversary of the 9/15/1963 murder of four African-American girls in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Their names are Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robinson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair.

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,,

I think a post-Obama America is an America in post-traumatic depression. Because the levels of disillusionment are so deep.

Cornel West (via azspot)

the disenchanting of Black folks is traumatizing.  White democrats really set us up, thinking that we had this Black hope, and we were a bunch of Black dopes.

Only because we had forgotten history, we had ignored how white people have often set up Black faces in white spaces to continue business as usual, we called it neocolonialism. 

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