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~ Friday, July 25 ~
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Excerpts from : The Re-invention of Africa

THE BLACK ONES:

One of the paradoxes of history is that it took Africa’s contact with the Arab world to make the Black people of Africa realize that they were black in description, but not necessarily in status. The term “Sudan,” meaning “the Black ones,” carries no pejorative implications. That is why Africa’s largest country in territory (capital Khartoum) still proudly calls itself “Sudan.”

In a European language one cannot imagine an African country calling itself today “Black Land,” let alone “Negrostan,” as the name of a modern state.

On the other hand, it took European conceptualization and cartography to turn Africa into a continent. To Europeans “black” was not merely descriptive; it was also judgmental. Arabs alerted the people of sub-Saharan Africa that they were black. Europe tried to convince Black people that they were inferior.

ISLAM! UNIVERSITIES! MATH!:

The most famous classical centers of Islamic learning in Africa were three Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the collective scholarly academy in Timbuktu, and the oldest Qarawiyin University in Morocco in Fez. Al-Azhar University and the Qarawiyin mosque and University were older than Timbuktu, but they were also older than any Western university in existence. Today Al-Azhar is more than a thousand years old which makes it older than almost any existing Western center of learning


INVENTING THE WORLD:
If Africa invented man in places like Olduvai Gorge, and the Semites invented God in Jerusalem, Mt. Sinai, and Mecca, Europe invented the world, at the Greenwich Meridian. It was Europeans who named all the great continents of the world, all the great oceans, many of the great rivers and lakes and most of the countries. Europe positioned the world so that we think of Europe as being above Africa rather than below in the cosmos. Europe timed the world so that the Greenwich meridian chimed the universal hour.

— Excerpts from : The Re-invention of Africa, Edward Said, V. Y. Mudimbe and Beyond by Ali Mazrui (2005)  Read the full piece here! 

(Source: espritfollet)


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that-misery-chick:

I bought a muffin and I don’t even like muffins.

Whaat, I just brought a muffin an realised I do.NOT. want to eat it, even though it’s my fave and I love it -tumblr giveaway? lol

Tags: OC must be following reblogs only get your free muffin
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poyzn:

Quick and simple lifehacks.


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thebeautifullightnessofbeing:

this girl fucking wins

thebeautifullightnessofbeing:

this girl fucking wins


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bambooearring:

fuckyeahthesupremes:

The Supremes, 1965

Hit that shit

bambooearring:

fuckyeahthesupremes:

The Supremes, 1965

Hit that shit


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skooth:

this is important and more people need to understand this


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kettleoat:

atomicflan:

gryffindorgay:

“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate beings condemning them to spend their lives in search for their other halves.”

~Plato’s The Symposium.

How many times will I reblog this? “Always.”

We did it at school. The myth also says that the pairings could be male/female, male/male or female/female (just sayin’)

sometimes you don’t need to find someone else

I’m glad for the addition at the end

(Source: eternalseptember)


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verylittlebird:

this is the sort of web content i am looking to see every day

verylittlebird:

this is the sort of web content i am looking to see every day


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Anonymous said: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch


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~ Thursday, July 24 ~
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Maybe if I wasn’t so fat..
— Me for anything (via boys-and-suicide)

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Anonymous said: why arent black men a part of the natural hair movement?

theultraintrovert:

gang0fwolves:

0ddjobs:

reverseracism:

Black men can feel free to wear their natural hair.

The natural hair moment is for black women

- Susie

Hmm. This is debatable. Black men tend to cut their hair short because “success doesn’t come till they cut it all off”.

wait what the fuck…the natural hair movement is for black people…we’ve ALL been told that our natural hair is ” unprofessional ” and ” ugly ” and the natural hair movement lets us ALL know that our natural hair is beautiful and we should wear it despite what people have to say about it..

The natural hair movement is for Black people, but Black women first. As Black people we are all dehumanized and devalued for our enthic features, we’re all harmed by racism, hair politics. And white supremacy makes us perpetuate these fake hair politics and anti Blackness to each other, we all need the natural hair movement, but you cant ignore that Black women experience things us Black men don’t. 


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sebastian-stand:

dioburandou:

zolro:

I love it when Google Chrome screws up and they’re like “Fuck it here’s a tiny dinosaur pixel”

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NOOO WHY DOES NO ONE GET IT REMEMBER THE SCENE IN ‘MEET THE ROBINSONS’?

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GOOGLE CHROME SHOWS THAT LITTLE DINOSAUR PIXEL BECAUSE THEY CAN’T REACH THE WEBPAGE


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ughjosh:

broral:

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bro

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literallysame:

we are terrible people


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