kushandwizdom:


Motivational quotes

kushandwizdom:

Motivational quotes

thesoftghetto:

We’ve all heard of Betty Boop. But how many of you knew that she was based off of a BLACK woman.

Yes Betty Boop was based off of Ms.Esther Jones known by her stage name “Baby Esther”. She was an African-American singer and entertainer of the 1920’s. Her singing trademark was “Boop oop da doop” hence the name Betty Boop! She performed regularly at the cotton club in Harlem,New York.

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mekhismind:

“Kissing Doesn’t Kill" (Black and white postcard) from 1980’s ACT UP campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness.

mekhismind:

Kissing Doesn’t Kill" (Black and white postcard) from 1980’s ACT UP campaign for HIV/AIDS awareness.

“Until the lion has his historian, the hunter will always be the hero.”

African Proverb 

This proverb exists in different forms in many parts of Africa

"Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter" (Igbo, Nigeria).

"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be the heroes" (Kenya and Zimbabwe).

Black/African history has always being taught/told from the perspective of White American/European colonisers. We need to reclaim our history and culture. No more white African Queens, Kings and Gods, there needs to be a true representation of African history and culture in the media. 

(via beautiesofafrique)

This. Which is why education is so important. Teach your kids their history. Don’t let the west fool them into believing they were/are/will be nothing. (via nabyss)

machine-factory:

Ibeyi return with ‘River’, the follow up to their entrancing debut single ‘Oya’. In this one, the duo share verses in which they sing/speak before coming together for the chorus over a choppy beat. That’s the accompanying visual up top; it’s directed by Ed Morris and captures the twins performing the track whilst submerged underwater. Fun fact, it’s dedicated to the river Goddess, Oshun!

machine-factory:

Ibeyi return with ‘River’, the follow up to their entrancing debut single ‘Oya’. In this one, the duo share verses in which they sing/speak before coming together for the chorus over a choppy beat. That’s the accompanying visual up top; it’s directed by Ed Morris and captures the twins performing the track whilst submerged underwater. Fun fact, it’s dedicated to the river Goddess, Oshun!