"His zeal in the cause of freedom was infinitely superior to mine… Mine was as the taper light; his was as the burning sun. I could live for the slave; John Brown could die for him."
I don’t know enough about John Brown.
I get mad when you walk away so I tell you leave, when I mean stay…
My brother sent me a picture of a few young girls protesting outside of Party City in Harlem, today. They want Princess Tiana back.
Amazing! “Kids don’t see racial differences.” “Tiana is available online only” You go girls!!!
"Representation doesn’t matter."
"Kids don’t see race."
These girls just proved you all wrong.
When Kira Kazantsev was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night, a feeling of déjá vu set in.
Not only was she white — like all but nine of the 94 winners before her — she also fit snugly into a narrowly defined standard of Western female attractiveness: early 20s, long flowing hair and a thin, painstakingly tanned physique that would not seem out of place in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
In many ways, the Miss Indian World pageant’s definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who “best represents her culture,” according to Al Jazeera.
Meet Arabic Hip-Hop’s First Lady: Shadia Mansour | Colorlines
Longtime journalist and hip-hop historian Davey D has a great series going in which he highlights 500 female emcees, and he recently featured the British-born Palestinian emcee Shadia Mansour.
Since launching a rap career around 2003, Mansour has gained fans in the Middle East, Europe and the United States with politically charged songs that take aim at the occupation of Palestine. She often performs in a traditional Palestinian thawb and, according to Hip-Hop and Politics, considers herself to be part of a “musical intifada.”
Mansour has collaborated with other well-known Palestinian hip-hop groups including DAM and has also worked with rapper M-1 of Dead Prez, who’s featured on her track “Al Kufiya Arabiya” (The Kufiya is Arab). From Hip-Hop and Politics:
The song was written when Mansour discovered an American made blue-and-white colored Arab scarf with Stars of David on it. Mansour introduced her song on stage in New York: “You can take my falafel and hummus, but don’t fucking touch my keffiyeh”.
John Faber, Tomo Chachi Mico (Engraving), 1744.