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19th October 2014

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Maurice Bishop May 29, 1944- October 19, 1983 #neverforget #MauriceBishop #GrenadaRevo #ForwardEver #Caribbean #MaferefunEgun

Maurice Bishop May 29, 1944- October 19, 1983 #neverforget #MauriceBishop #GrenadaRevo #ForwardEver #Caribbean #MaferefunEgun

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9th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Channelling Efunsetan, Ahebi, Alaba Ida, Nzinga... with 3,714 notes

africamustrise:

Before and After Colonisation

The British, referred to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the Congolese people as ‘Primitive’ because they respected the land they lived on and understand the harmony that mankind and nature must abide by. In cultivating Palm trees, they only took what was needed for themselves to feed their families, and constructed a simple but efficient system of refining palms into oil and other products for many different purposes.

The British observed  and studied their technique, in their greed they decided to make it into a mass production enterprise, one explorer stated “buried in their jungle, they were too backward to realise the vast inheritance it had to offer, the untapped resources of their vast continent…wealth lay wasting”

It is by this same so called ‘primitive’ invention that they sought out to make profit from Palm (Palm Trees only grow in Tropical climates so the English knew nothing on how to cultivate and process it) they took the  invention of the Congolese and  enforced their system of capitalism in their country to fund their industrial ‘revolution’, producing more than was necessary, raping the land, causing major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and for the vast majority if not all of the profits to be enjoyed in their own countries.

They then spread propaganda wordlwide; ‘the savages lived in darkness’ ‘we found them swinging from trees’ ‘we saved them from  themselves’, ‘we civilised them’ and etc

They made it larger scale, a little tweak there, a little alteration here, and the white man has the audacity to herald himself as an inventor.

Making alterations to a pre-existing system/product whilst keeping the core technique does not make you an inventor. Its called Plagiarism.

Source: africamustrise

8th October 2014

Post reblogged from Communist Sex Tips with 121 notes

communistsextips:

You can’t spell insurrection without erection. 

Yep

6th October 2014

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Ogun Festival, Ile Isokan Shrine, Trinidad, October 2014

Tagged: TrinidadorisaIle IsokanAfrican spiritual retentions in the CaribbeanifaOgunsteelpan

6th October 2014

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I turn up at Ms Eintou’s house and she’s casually pouring out bottles of coconut oil that she made herself. She said she got fed up of the rancid nastiness they selling as coconut oil in the supermarket. It’s clear and beautiful smelling. Using it on skin and in hair and also to cook. #backyardmanufacture #gardendelights #organic #coconutoil #natural #indigenous

I turn up at Ms Eintou’s house and she’s casually pouring out bottles of coconut oil that she made herself. She said she got fed up of the rancid nastiness they selling as coconut oil in the supermarket. It’s clear and beautiful smelling. Using it on skin and in hair and also to cook. #backyardmanufacture #gardendelights #organic #coconutoil #natural #indigenous

Tagged: naturalgardendelightsindigenousbackyardmanufactureorganiccoconutoil

4th October 2014

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The epic battle between Lord Rama and the demon Rawan #baalramdilla #hindupracharkendra #ramlila #trinidad #ramleela

The epic battle between Lord Rama and the demon Rawan #baalramdilla #hindupracharkendra #ramlila #trinidad #ramleela

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24th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Nok with 175 notes

Obatala

Obatala

24th September 2014

Video reblogged from Gelo's Mind with 38 notes

gelopanda:

Niños y Orishas -Obbatala

23rd September 2014

Photo reblogged from Lambs Breath with 806 notes

John William Coltrane - September 23rd 1926 - July 17th 1967
Hamlet, NC

John William Coltrane - September 23rd 1926 - July 17th 1967

Hamlet, NC

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23rd September 2014

Photoset reblogged from The AfroFuturist Affair with 194 notes

mekeiko:

Sun Ra (1914 - 1993) … pointing towards the celestial majesty that was to come.

space feeling / cosmic equation / time travel absurdism / Space Is The Place

Afrofuturism: Mixing contemporary black culture with the ancient world and looking at it through a cosmic kaleidoscope. Sun Ra created it. All roads lead to Saturn.

Despite the retromaniacal culture we now inhabit, Sun Ra imagined the future, offered a utopia, feared not death, lived fantastically.

Source: mekeiko