complexmagazine:

Bob Marley and George Harrison backstage at the Roxy Theatre. 1969.

complexmagazine:

Bob Marley and George Harrison backstage at the Roxy Theatre. 1969.

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part IV)

And now for the side show… the STL County Council/police fail at being empathetic, and tone deaf white people are tone deaf (and white). #staywoke #farfromover

the-goddamazon:

sikssaapo-p:

flaccidnipples:

ostolero:

flaccidnipples:

brown-likeme:

nizhonibird:

sikssaapo-p:

THE TRUTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE GENOCIDE

Gotta put this on blast.
We never needed a white savior.

I hate this country.

What I learned from this video:

  • 100 million Native Americans died at the hands of white colonists
  • Instead of planting crops the colonists spent their days digging random holes in the ground looking for gold. They started starving and dug up Indian corpses to eat. They took Indian prisoners and forced them to teach the colonists how to farm
  • Native Americans had massive cities with tens of thousands of well constructed houses, intricate water canals and large merchant areas.
  • The Native Americans used soaps, deodorants and breath sweeteners while colonists never bathed or even took of their clothes
  • There was a delousing policy with the mantra Nits create Lice; nits being Native American babies, so their goal was to kill every Indian, including babies 
  • In the 1700’s 80% of the Federal Budget went towards eradicating the Native American population so they could take their developed farmland
  • Colonists leaders went town after town killing men women and children under the approval of George Washington
  • "Pursue Indians to extermination" -Thomas Jefferson
  • California governor (1849-1851): “extermination must continue to be waged until the Indian becomes extinct”

The main factor which prevented Native American extinction was the fact they were used for slave labor. The most prized Native Americans were young girls who were said to be valued for labor and lust (that one white dude in your ethnic studies class that says he’s 1/36th Cherokee?)

In modern times children were forced into Indian Boarding Schools whose goal was to “Kill the Indian in them”. It was federal policy. They were beaten if they used their native tongue, they were forced to dress and style their hair like whites 

This country was literally built on terrorism and mass murder. White people are savage terrorists.

Is this real? Shouldn’t there be ruins of the cities and aquaducts?

if ur first question regarding the native american genocide is “is this real?” you really should not be following my blog 

I’m not doubting the genocide or government policies against Native Americans. What I meant was the cities thing. Like all the rest is blatant fact that the westerners were fucking evil, but how is the city thing real? Like did the colonists destroy the cities? This video seems mostly factual but it also seems really sensationalized. 

look what I found on pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/svelteheat/maya-more-architecture/

They tried it.

soulbrotherv2:

On September 15, 1963, four Klu Klux Klan members bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a rallying point and meeting place and voter registration site.  The bombing killed four girls:  Addie Mae Collins, 14; Denise McNair, 11; Carole Robinson, 14; and Cynthia Wesley, 14.
via NAACP Facebook page.

soulbrotherv2:

On September 15, 1963, four Klu Klux Klan members bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a rallying point and meeting place and voter registration site.  The bombing killed four girls:  Addie Mae Collins, 14; Denise McNair, 11; Carole Robinson, 14; and Cynthia Wesley, 14.

via NAACP Facebook page.

Long before Beyoncé, Janet carved out a space for the openly feminist, multidimensional pop star. She created a blueprint that hundreds of thousands of artists have followed, from Britney Spears to Ciara to Lady Gaga. Rhythm Nation 1814 was the album that revolutionized her career and the pop landscape. It demonstrated that black women needn’t be second to anyone. But it wasn’t individualistic. Its rallying call was about the collective we. We could be a part of the creative utopia—the rhythm nation—regardless of race, gender, class, sexuality or difference. It made you want to dance and change the world at the same time. Unrealistic, perhaps. But 25 years later, it’s still hard to listen and not want to join the movement.