cebicile:

GREATNESS IS SIMPLE

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GREATNESS IS SIMPLE

April 19th, 2014 at 9:40PM / via: cebicile / op: cebicile / reblog / 2 notes

The Bots - No One Knows (2014)

Yes!! And they’ve grown so much!!

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locsgirl:

FYI, having a bunch of people in which NO ONE is visibly a person of color because they are THAT pale and THAT white-passing DOES NOT COUNT AS DIVERSITY.

It’s lazy, is what it is.

I KNOW there are people of color who are very pale and white-passing, btw.  But the overwhelming majority of people of color are NOT.

I’m not going to congratulate anything that claims to have brown people but the brown people look white.

It’s NOT diversity, it’s making white people comfortable.

Also, miss me with that the-really-light-skinned-and-white-passing-racially-ambiguous-woman-COULD-be-black bs.  If I gotta look that hard and try to guess if she’s black or not guess what, it’s a FAIL.  I’m tired of playing the guessing game.

March 8th, 2014 at 8:10PM / via: locsgirl / op: locsgirl / reblog / 14 notes
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strugglingtobeheard:

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thepatrickzaucha:

Alfre Woodard

yes good

i will still be blogging pictures of some fabulous looking Black women tho. yes Alfre!

She looks very regal and elegant.

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locsgirl:

strugglingtobeheard:

aka14kgold:

thepatrickzaucha:

Alfre Woodard

yes good

i will still be blogging pictures of some fabulous looking Black women tho. yes Alfre!

She looks very regal and elegant.

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March 2nd, 2014 at 8:58PM / via: locsgirl / op: the-waltz-is-over / reblog / 3,190 notes

Reblog if you’re fat.

ourafrica:

Mother and daughters: left to right-  Dr. Amina Mohamed, Dr. Hawa Abdi and Dr. Deqo Mohamed;

Via somalialandpress.com

They are Women of the Year because: “They are fearless. Their life’s purpose is to be of service to Somali refugees, and their unwavering fortitude in the face of insurmountable obstacles is a testament to the warrior spirit of women.”

Iman, cosmetics executive, model and 2006 Woman of the Year, born in Somalia

On a still, hot morning last May, hundreds of Islamist militants invaded the massive displaced-persons camp that Dr. Hawa Abdi runs near Mogadishu, Somalia. They surrounded the 63-year-old ob-gyn’s office, holding her hostage and taking control of the camp. “Women can’t do things like this,” they threatened.

Dr. Abdi, who is equal parts Mother Teresa and Rambo, was unfazed. Every day in Somalia brings new violence as bands of rebels rove ungoverned. Today Somalia remains what the U.N. calls one of the
worst humanitarian crises in the world. On that morning in May, Dr. Abdi challenged her captors: “What have you done for society?” The thugs stayed a week, leaving only after the U.N. and others advocated on her behalf. Dr. Abdi then, of course, got back to work.

Her lifesaving efforts started in 1983, when she opened a one-room clinic on her family farm. As the government collapsed, refugees flocked to her, seeking food and care. Today she runs a camp housing approximately 90,000 people, mostly women and children because, as she says, “the men are dead, fighting, or have left Somalia to find work.” While Dr. Abdi has gotten some help, many charities refuse to enter Somalia. “It’s the most dangerous country,” says Kati Marton, a board member of Human Rights Watch. “Dr. Abdi is just about the only one doing anything.” Her greatest support: two of her daughters, Deqo, 35, and Amina, 30, also doctors, who often work with her. Despite the bleak conditions, Dr. Abdi sees a glimmer of hope. “Women can build stability,” she says. “We can make peace.”

vintageblackglamour:

Cecil Williams in the 1950s - and today. I am taking the liberty of posting Mr. Williams again so people can see him now. From my original post: I thought about this searing, beautiful picture today in light of recent events in the United States. I, like many others, shared it a few years ago on my blog, but it was only today that I finally found the name of the man in the photograph! His name is Cecil Williams and, he happens to be a photographer himself. The photo was probably taken by Mr. Williams mentor, John Goodwin, who joined him for a talk at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina in September 2013 about their experiences as black photographers in South Carolina during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era. Mr. Williams, an Orangeburg, South Carolina native was a correspondent for Jet Magazine when he was only 15 and made national news after shooting some crucial pictures after the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre. This picture of Mr. Williams currently hangs over the water fountain on the Garden level of the Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina.

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vintageblackglamour:

Cecil Williams in the 1950s - and today. I am taking the liberty of posting Mr. Williams again so people can see him now. From my original post: I thought about this searing, beautiful picture today in light of recent events in the United States. I, like many others, shared it a few years ago on my blog, but it was only today that I finally found the name of the man in the photograph! His name is Cecil Williams and, he happens to be a photographer himself. The photo was probably taken by Mr. Williams mentor, John Goodwin, who joined him for a talk at Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina in September 2013 about their experiences as black photographers in South Carolina during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era. Mr. Williams, an Orangeburg, South Carolina native was a correspondent for Jet Magazine when he was only 15 and made national news after shooting some crucial pictures after the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre. This picture of Mr. Williams currently hangs over the water fountain on the Garden level of the Richland Library in Columbia, South Carolina.

Zine Interview: Omega Sirius Moon

slashemup:

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When you look into the mirror what do you see?

Power

What is your name?

Omega Sirius Moon

Where are you from?

Originally…A tri-nary star system about 73 light years from Earth.

What have been some of your expirences growing up?

You know, chasing nebula trails, hitching rides on shooting stars, tryna see who could hold on the longest without falling into the void.

If you could talk to kids growing up in a similiar situation as you, what would you tell them?

Hold on tight when you star surfin’ kid.

How do you feel blackness impacts your life?
Well, Im more like blue-black. Indigenous Black/ Native, space age melanin courses my veins and Im happy to have it. Being a child of the SUN is one of the greatest gifts we could have been given in this time. Melanin has so many magical uses and powers!

How has blackness impacted your family?

We were raised to believe that everything you need you came into being with. We were taught that our minds have no ceilings and any thoughts that involved self doubt, pity, sympathy or hand outs were not allowed. Being black/native has made/makes us Proud, Pompous, Fiery and Equipped.

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How did you get into a somewhat alternative lifestyle and how has that effected your life?

My life style is only alternative when compared to others. I don’t make those types of comparisons. My square is my own. I’m living life freed up and no limits and THAT feels fucking radical.

What is the name of your current musical group where are you all based?  

Our band is called OSM (omega sirius moon). We are out here in BROOKLYN USA

How long has it been going?  

This current version of OSM which includes myself (guitar and vocals) and Supremo Massiv on drums. And its been less than a year.

What Was it like When for you first starting off with this project?

HaHaHA. Turns out everything i thought was a pitfall was a blessing in-disguise and that continues to be the truth.

How would you describe it’s sound?

That’s easy. LOUD. Beautifully Brutal.

What are some things that you stuggle with personally that exist in society today?

I Dont really think in terms of struggle. I see new opportunities to prove my strength or strengthen my power.

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If you could wave your hand and change black people what would we be like?

We’d be more aware of our beauty and power.

If you could wave your hand and change our society what would it look like?

It’d be more balanced economically.

Are there any particular messages you wish to convey to your audience?

FREE UP!!!

Name one black person or group of black people everybody should know about and why?

Nah But I would tell everybody to tap into some sacred geometry, fire languages, numerology, earth power & star magic. I will tell yall that if you wanna be seen different, you gotta see differently. If you wanna be heard different, you gotta hear differently. We need to go back waaaayyyy back before black waaaay before blue, to our gaseous form, our original consciousness sprung forth from the Ultimate Black. The Mighty Black Void.Thats the power we need to be tapping into in this Age. Our parents and Grand Parents where carrying the signs and marching. We still trying to make new moves off of old energy. NOT GONNA HAPPEN. Be Black but be BIGGER than Black. Be the ALL. That’s that black Black. Nothing can be divided from or added to THE ALL. Be that ocean of DIVINE POWER that is here as a resource for all beings living in harmony with nature. NOTHING can fuck with that type of POWER. NOTHING is greater than THE ALL.

As for your music do you have any upcoming releases, show dates or projects coming up people should tune into?

A shit ton of gigs!!!!! (mostly in NYC, Some LA gigs in Spring & plans to go abroad. We are everywhere, (BOOK US @ omegasiriusmoon.com)

We have just released a NEW RECORD!!! Called The ANTIHERO Project!!!!! & A new video for our single DESTROY!!!!!. Currently recording some new nu

Where can people find your music?

Our music is on our site OmegaSiriusMoon.com
along with all of our videos and a contact form incase someone wants to reach us.

How do you feel right now?
Charged the fuck up!!
I’m about to make a kale ginger lemon juice. Powerz.

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Black Excellence taking over Sochi ‘14 - Bobsleigh (Part I)

lookatthewords:

Joel Fearon, Great Britain

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Lamin Deen, Great Britain

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Lascelles Brown, Canada

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Bryan Barnett, Canada

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Neville Wright, Canada

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blackerotica:

It’s not always about sex, sometimes the best type of intimacy is where you just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other, and enjoy each others company…
blackerotica

blackerotica:

It’s not always about sex, sometimes the best type of intimacy is where you just lay back, laugh together at the stupidest things, hold each other, and enjoy each others company…

blackerotica

poc-creators:

Anthologies of Science Fiction and Fantasy by People of Color

theblackportlanders:

Damos— Alberta St. Last Thursday
Stopped to talk to Damos outside The Know. Originally from Georgia, he is studying to be a welder. He likes Portland much more than Georgia.

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theblackportlanders:

Damos
— Alberta St.
Last Thursday

Stopped to talk to Damos outside The Know.
Originally from Georgia, he is studying to be a welder. He likes Portland much more than Georgia.