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lexprimeone:

Distinguished Africans in the European Renaissance (Part 1 of a Series on Great African Men in European History)
Runoko Rashidi, atlantablackstar.com
BY RUNOKO RASHIDI*Alessandro de’ Medici: First Duke of Florence and First Black Head of State in the Modern Western WorldWe have already discussed in earlier essays the Severan Dynasty of Imperial Rome, the Moors of Spain and Kenneth the Ni…

Black Men in European History. View Larger

lexprimeone:

Distinguished Africans in the European Renaissance (Part 1 of a Series on Great African Men in European History)
Runoko Rashidi, atlantablackstar.com

BY RUNOKO RASHIDI*Alessandro de’ Medici: First Duke of Florence and First Black Head of State in the Modern Western WorldWe have already discussed in earlier essays the Severan Dynasty of Imperial Rome, the Moors of Spain and Kenneth the Ni…

Black Men in European History.


The Truth About Christopher Columbus

lil-bit-of-hope:

the fact that Christopher Columbus committed genocide of hundreds and thousands of indigenous Caribbean people and still manages to have a holiday to celebrate him, is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard in my life. It just shows you how much of a fuck America gives about its great role in slavery and in the genocide of a people…..having Columbus day is like giving hitler a holiday for the genocide of jewish people… shit doesn’t make sense .



"Educator Carlotta Stewart Lai (September 16, 1881 - July 6, 1952) was promoted to principal of the Koolau elementary school in Hawaii in 1909. Stewart’s mobility in the space of seven years was an impressive achievement. While many black women had established careers in teaching and a handful as administrators by 1909, it was unusual for a black female at the age of twenty-eight to serve as principal of a multiracial school."
-via Pinterest.
Original Source.

"Educator Carlotta Stewart Lai (September 16, 1881 - July 6, 1952) was promoted to principal of the Koolau elementary school in Hawaii in 1909. Stewart’s mobility in the space of seven years was an impressive achievement. While many black women had established careers in teaching and a handful as administrators by 1909, it was unusual for a black female at the age of twenty-eight to serve as principal of a multiracial school."

-via Pinterest.

Original Source.


canadianbeerandpostmodernism:

I was suddenly reminded of the great blues singer, Lightnin’ Hopkins, who used to go from record company to record company offering to record his unique form of folk blues for money hungry producers.  Knowing full well how performers of his type were forever exploited, he would record the same dozen songs for each one, collecting his cash, but preventing them all from releasing the albums due to the redundancy.  Revenge in the most cunning and entertaining of ways is ever so sweet.

canadianbeerandpostmodernism:

I was suddenly reminded of the great blues singer, Lightnin’ Hopkins, who used to go from record company to record company offering to record his unique form of folk blues for money hungry producers.  Knowing full well how performers of his type were forever exploited, he would record the same dozen songs for each one, collecting his cash, but preventing them all from releasing the albums due to the redundancy.  Revenge in the most cunning and entertaining of ways is ever so sweet.


infernalseason:

Medieval St Maurice sculpture in Magdeburg Cathedral, Saxony (Germany) c.1250.
While in a bookshop recently I noticed an image of this while flicking through a medieval art history book, and investigated on the net. I thought it was a tomb effigy of a knight at first, but he is a late-roman saint dressed in the manner of knights at the time the statue was sculpted - as was common. 
I should point out that the presence of black people in Medieval Europe was not the unlikely ‘flying saucer’ event that many people assume. infernalseason:

Medieval St Maurice sculpture in Magdeburg Cathedral, Saxony (Germany) c.1250.
While in a bookshop recently I noticed an image of this while flicking through a medieval art history book, and investigated on the net. I thought it was a tomb effigy of a knight at first, but he is a late-roman saint dressed in the manner of knights at the time the statue was sculpted - as was common. 
I should point out that the presence of black people in Medieval Europe was not the unlikely ‘flying saucer’ event that many people assume. infernalseason:

Medieval St Maurice sculpture in Magdeburg Cathedral, Saxony (Germany) c.1250.
While in a bookshop recently I noticed an image of this while flicking through a medieval art history book, and investigated on the net. I thought it was a tomb effigy of a knight at first, but he is a late-roman saint dressed in the manner of knights at the time the statue was sculpted - as was common. 
I should point out that the presence of black people in Medieval Europe was not the unlikely ‘flying saucer’ event that many people assume. 

infernalseason:

Medieval St Maurice sculpture in Magdeburg Cathedral, Saxony (Germany) c.1250.

While in a bookshop recently I noticed an image of this while flicking through a medieval art history book, and investigated on the net. I thought it was a tomb effigy of a knight at first, but he is a late-roman saint dressed in the manner of knights at the time the statue was sculpted - as was common. 

I should point out that the presence of black people in Medieval Europe was not the unlikely ‘flying saucer’ event that many people assume.