"Moreover, popular narratives about the end of [legally sanctioned black, U.S slavery] erase[s] the agency of black people themselves.
And, I suppose we can say that if Lincoln did not really free the slaves, he was shrewd enough to recognize that the only hope of winning the civil war resided in pre-aiding the opportunity for black people to fight for their own freedom.”
I didn’t know this until I read Eric foners book on emancipation to be honest which was senior year like almost two years ago. It’s some fucked up painful truth knowing that we were only war bargaining chips (our ancestors) and they didn’t give a fuck about all those left in bondage and many who didn’t really gain any semblance of freedom until much later
The American government can’t praise Mandela’s steadfastness for sitting in prison, while ignoring our own political prisoners. -@zellieimani
THIS! The “otherizing” of evil that the U.S. regularly engages in is hypocrisy that creates a suffocating stench. And I love that Zellie addressed those who cannot understand why this juxtaposition between Shakur and Mandela rings truthful. Not everyone has access to the truth. So keep sharing it. Critical.
1 hour of Studio Ghibli Piano Soundtracks
1 hour of Studio Ghibli movie soundtracks ~
T1 - 風の谷のナウシカから / from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
T2 - 天空の城ラピュタから / from Laputa: Castle in the Sky
T3 & 4 - となりのトトロから / from My Neighbor Totoro
T5 - 火垂るの墓から / from Grave of the Fireflies
T6 & 7 - 魔女の宅急便から / from Kiki’s Delivery Service
T8 - おもひでぽろぽろから / from Only Yesterday
T9 & 10 - 紅の豚から / from Porco Rosso
T11 - 耳をすませばから / from Whisper of the Heart
T12 - もののけ姫から / from Princess Mononoke
T13 - 千と千尋の神隠しから / from Spirited Away
T14 - 猫の恩返しから / from The Cat Returns
T15 - ハウルの動く城から / from Howl’s Moving Castle
T16 - ゲド戦記から / from Tales from Earthsea
T17 - 崖の上のポニョから from Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
T18 - 借りぐらしのアリエッティから / from Arrietty
T19 - コクリコ坂からから / from From Up on Poppy Hilloccupy yourself with peace for the next hour. you’re welcome.
I love how tumblr is so hell bent on their being a Marauders movie they will probably end up making it themselves
wow this is scarily well done
BEST ONE BEST ONE BEST ONE
YOUNG SNAPE THO
YES GASPARD YES YES YES
if that’s what young james looked like I might side with snape, tbh
here is my heart to place under yours.
you are slow breaths
all that strength you made fom your blood.
a whole nation of black pain.
you carried in your spine.
a jail cell. made from your mother’s island.
i return some to you.
are my legs.
ninety four years
is many bones to go through.
many walks through the sun.
many hearts to shed.
many stars of joy to comb through your hair.
a lot of time
let us hold you now.
let us warm the water for your skin.
let our youth be your comfort.
we have seen how your feet danced.
that we have commited
you. to memory.
all hope and fresh mourning.
we know what the ancestors sound like
when they come.
they are ready for you.
if you have done
you came to do.
are finished transcribing your soul into humanity.
have our cloth ready.
our flowers ready.
our songs in our mouths ready.
our feet and all the drums ready.
our fresh water.
- watching over madiba (june. 23, 2013. 6:07 p.m. est, usa), nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
today, dec 5th, 2013 madiba has gone from this world. i thank him for the wideness and largeness of his spirit, the lion of his waters, the strength that fed us all. he taught me the truth about africa, taught me that she can and never will be defeated. i shed tears because i am happy you were here, amongst us, with us, filling us all with your light, love, and quiet honey. you magnificent child of Africa, let us sing and dance you home to the ancestors :)))
Rest in Peace Nelson Mandela.
18 July 1918 − 5 December 2013
madiba wearing authentic beaded necklace of the thembu clan.
He is now resting. He is now at peace. Our nation hast lost its greatest son. Our people have lost its father.
- Nelson Mandela has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announces. (via frantzfandom)
Reblog, because you don’t really see this in art.
Artist: Elizabeth Colomba