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dopest-ethiopian:

darealswagirl:

me 

He must have access to my thoughts

#the struggle 

le sigh 

honoronher:

blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

Karyn Parson’s Mission to Share the Untold Stories of Black History Heroes

by Jessica Dickerson

Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air may not have been known as a fierce advocate for education. But the actress who played her sure is.

Last year, Karyn Parsons — actress, mother, author and amateur historian — founded Sweet Blackberry, a nonprofit devoted to teaching kids about some of the lesser-known figures of black history. The organization publishes books and videos on people like Henry “Box” Brown and Garrett Morgan, and facilitates school visits and children’s workshops centered around promoting ‘creativity, literacy skills and social responsibility.’

Sweet Blackberry recently launched a Kickstarter for its latest project, a short film that will tell the story of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Ballet. Collins, who died in 2003 at age 86, rose to fame despite being shut out of dance theaters that refused to let her perform unless it was in whiteface…The Huffington Post spoke with Parsons about Sweet Blackberry’s history and its mission. As the Sweet Blackberry website proclaims: ‘This culture is American culture; this history is American History’…continue reading HuffPost’s interview with Karyn Parson

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Seriously started crying. No one knows about Janet Collins. I need to email Brenda Dixon Gottschild right now. 

tobefull:

This was the same weekend I was in DC. I saw my grandma wearing the shirt I’m wearing on top and thankfully she let me have it lol. I have no idea how long she’s had it but it’s beautiful. My jeans are from torrid.

crownnher:

Everything.

sixpenceee:

Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE


random-alias:

duchessofdeviance:

securelyinsecure:

Clair Huxtable shutting down men’s outdated opinions on female menstruation (◡‿◡✿)

Clair was always dropping truth bombs…

but why we still saying this stuff 30 years later?

Because this conversation isn’t heard enough.


Malcolm X at a meeting in Paris, November 23, 1964
  • White interviewer: If it was our white ancestors who bought you and enslaved you, we are their children. We are the new generation. Why don't you call us your brothers?
  • Malcolm X: A man has to act like a brother before you can call him a brother. You made a very good point, really, that needs some clarification. If you are the son of the man who had a wealthy estate and you inherit your father's estate, you have to pay off the debts that your father incurred before he died. The only reason that the present generation of white Americans are in the position of economic strength that they are is because their fathers worked our fathers for over 400 years with no pay. For over 400 years we worked for nothing. We were sold from plantation to plantation like you sell a horse, or a cow, or a chicken, or a bushel of wheat. It was your fathers who did it to our fathers, and all of that money that piled up from the sale of my mother and my grandmother and my great-grandmother is what gives the present generation of American whites [the ability] to walk around the earth with their chest out; you know, like they have some kind of economic ingenuity. Your father isn't here to pay his debts. My father isn't here to collect. But I'm here to collect and you're here to pay.


clarknokent:

fangsandrobots:

I stand with Jada

This!
Don’t let shit like this keep happening, if you know her or not.

zumainthyfuture:

kingjaffejoffer:

The exact moment when Jay-Z decided he was leaving the ROC and finding new friends

Lmao

wwwwordtothereal:

70sbestblackalbums:

mother’s are the most amazing things on earth


2damnfeisty:

Keke Palmer geting emotional in an interview with Raven Symone (x)

This is very important. I’m glad both of them had this moment. Raven has been working and grinding longer than most of us have been able to talk and walk. She deserves all the praises.