I always become immediately mistrustful of any light-skinned Black person who reacts defensively to the mere mention of colorism, or tries to brush it off as an issue that can be “easily rectified”. Tackling colorism takes the participation of all Black people. All.
Today In History
‘Roland Hayes, the first Black concert artist to receive nationwide acceptance, was born in Curryville, GA, on this date June 3, 1887. Hayes was considered by many to be the greatest American tenor ever.’
(photo: Roland Hayes)
This has been a good year for black folk concerning us becoming billionaires
the most important things I think we as black people should do for ourselves is to remember that we are people, that we are capable of great things, that people that look like us have achieved great things, that our cultural arts, aesthetics, speech patterns, tradition are beautiful no matter how “ghetto”, that our diverse physical features are beautiful.
please remember that we’re a dynamic group people. don’t fall victim to the propaganda
exquisiteblackpeople is probably one of my favorite black people appreciation blogs because they show men, women, fashion, good news, history, black folks being happy, dancing, history, humor an babies
A+ blogging right here. If you ain’t following you are truly missing out
I hate how people act like black people is new to Europe. Where do you think people came from? The sky? Naw boo they all came from Africa? Homo sapiens evolved in Africa and they spread all over the world. They nly reason we have “white” people is because you need pale sick and a small nose bridge to be better suited to cold environments. Why do you think it’s fair skinned people in China and people that look like Africans in Australasia. Because one is hot and the other is cold.
READ A FUCKING BOOK ON HUMAN EVOLUTION!
black folk so beautiful <3
I want this to go viral
“For surviving thru every lie they put into us now
The world is yours and I swear I will stand focused
Black girls, raise up your hands; the world should clap for us” (Jean Grae, Black Girl Pain)
My hair grows to reach the skies and span the universe. Up and out and proud.
#Black Hair Pride
so I’m excited about this book because I had a lot of curiosity about black people in ancient Greece and Rome but a it took me awhile to find something that went in depth about the subject. The MET has a good collection of people of African decent in Greek art but these are just pictures I want to know about how they were perceived in society. Most of the “Afrocentric” (aka niggas with Ankhs) written books were both poorly researched and got basic facts wrong (one book placed Aristotle at the library of Alexandria. 25 years after his death -_-). This book was written by the (former;he died) chairman of Classics department at Howard and based on the reviews of the book he presents evidence for his finds. He’s not just blowing smoke out of ass.