I was watching this documentary on the history of black street gangs in LA and it turns out that in the 40’s black families started moving into white neighborhoods and since it wasn’t segregated by law like in the south the kids went to school with the white kids. The white kids started attacking the black kids so the black kids started coming together after school to protect each other from getting their asses kicked. Eventually the black kids started kicking ass and so the white families started moving out. It occurred to me that if white families across the U.S. had treated the blacks as equal human beings we could all be singing Kumbaya with each other today but they chose to hate instead. They gave black people no choice but to fight. How backwards?
Why do I never get to learn about African mythology it’s just never around. These are all incredibly awesome.
We NEVER hear about African mythology,only Greek. Makes me incredibly angry.
Really digging the posters for Babalu Aye: In the religious system of Orisha worship, Babalú-Ayé is the praise name of the spirit of the Earth and strongly associated with infectious disease, and healing. Obba who is the Orisha of the River Ọba, whose source lies near Igbon, where her worship originates. AND Oya is the Undergoddess of the Niger River. She is seen in aspects as the warrior-spirit of the wind, lightning, fertility, fire, and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes, and guards the underworld.
New Database Allows Britons To See If Ancestors Owned Slaves
LONDON — A new database launched Wednesday lets Britons uncover uncomfortable information:whether their ancestors owned slaves.
Researchers at University College London spent three years compiling a searchable listing of thousands of people who received compensation for loss of their “possessions” when slave ownership was outlawed by Britain in 1833.
Some 46,000 people were paid a total of 20 million pounds – the equivalent of 40 percent of all annual government spending at the time – after the freeing of slaves in British colonies in the Caribbean, Mauritius, and southern Africa.
Their descendants include writers Graham Greene and George Orwell. Orwell’s real name wasEric Blair, and the trustees of his great-grandfather, Charles Blair, were paid 4,442 pounds for 218 slaves on a plantation in Jamaica.
Research associate Keith McClelland said the project would help show how the legacy of slavery still affects Britain.
He says 10 percent of wealthy 19th-century Britons were directly connected to the slave trade, and proceeds helped build railways, businesses, buildings, and art collections that still exist today.
“You are talking about a very important component of the British economy from the 17th century onwards,” McClelland said.
Britain’s Parliament abolished the slave trade in 1807, but slavery itself was not outlawed in its colonies until 26 years later. The United States followed in 1865 and Brazil in 1888.
In 2006, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed “deep sorrow” for Britain’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, though some felt that fell short of a full apology. The next year he said: “I have said we’re sorry and I say it again now.”
well, well, well, white folks
you know what this post was missing?
Celebrate black history month by touching white people’s hair without their consent