lavernecoxBehind the scenes of the October cover shoot for@essencemag with @nikkibeharie. Isn’t she lovely?

le-mouton-noir:

Nicole Beharie and Laverne Cox BTS at Essence Magazine’s October 2014 cover shoot | @nikkibeharie @lavernecox Instagram http://Instagram.com/p/sSQQ6yihzQ/

queenoftherandom:

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jennstarkid:

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sugoi-rudeboi:

jelizabeth41:

lyriciss:

petitfemmenoir:

THIS IS NOT NEWS

I don’t know what people expect Egyptians to be. I guess watching The 10 Commandments on ABC growing up got folks thinking they all looked like bronzed white people.

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BREAKING NEWS: BLACK PEOPLE ARE BLACK. THIS IS AN AMAZING DISCOVERY. BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WE DISCOVERED THEM AND ENSLAVED THEM AND FUCKED UP THEIR LAND. WOW.

Africans in Africa? Mind blown. 

BLACK PEOPLE EXISTED BEFORE WHITE PEOPLE

Actually, Ancient Egyptians were multiracial The notion that the majority of Ancient Egyptians were black is widely dismissed by historians. You know why? Because Ancient Egypt was a cultural melting pot, made up of all sorts of races north and south of the Sahara. So there were black people in ancient egypt. You can bet there were Black Pharaohs as well, King Tut most likely being the most famous example.  There were also a hell of a lot of arabs there too, who were most likely the majority. There were even people of asian descent as well. Some even argue that certain pharoahs must have been of asian descent.  There was a very strong European influence in the region, Egypt being a very big trade center. In fact, the last dynasty to rule Egypt was the Ptolemaic dynasty, who’s last Pharoah was Cleopatra. They were a very powerful Greek family who ruled Egypt for almost 300 years. So yes, there were in fact bronzed white people ruling Egypt for a time. It’s not as simple as “oh we found one mummy of black descent, therefore they all must have been black.” Egypt was home to many people of many races, and had Pharoahs of all different ethnic backgrounds. Deal with it. 

thank you!

Don’t know if all that is true or not, but it’s funny how quickly white people will embrace the ideal that Egypt was a melting pot, but ancient Europe was 100 % white. Guess black folks didn’t exist until whites decided to invent us.

(Source: darvinasafo)

shego:

people who laugh so hard at their own jokes that they can’t even finish the joke because they’re laughing so hard are my favorite kind of people

Rick Grimes season 1 -> 5

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todayinhistory:

August 28th 1955: Emmett Till murderedOn this day in 1955, the 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. While visiting family in the state, Till allegedly flirted with the young white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant while buying candy. Bryant told her husband and a few nights later he and his half-brother abducted Till and brutally tortured and murdered him. His mutilated body was found three days later in the Tallahatchie river; Till’s face was unrecognisable, but he was identified by the ring he wore engraved with his father’s initials that his mother gave him before he left for Mississppi. The viciousness of this unprovoked, racially-motivated crime sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The case drew attention to the oppression of African-Americans throughout the nation and provided a name and a face to the threat of lynching. Till’s mother Mamie, a highly educated woman who went on to become a devoted fighter for African-American equality, insisted on an open-casket funeral in order to show the world what was done to her young son. Thousands attended the funeral and thousands more saw the horrific images of Till’s body. Due to the fierce reactions the murder had engendered it was a particularly painful, but sadly expected, outcome when the all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Till’s killers, despite Till’s great-uncle openly identifying them in court. A few months later the killers, now protected by double jeopardy laws, sold their story to Look magazine and openly confessed to the murder in chilling detail. Taking place a year after the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the outrage over the murder galvanised the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. 100 days after Emmett Till’s murder Rosa Parks, on her way back from a rally for Till hosted by the then-unknown Martin Luther King Jr., refused to give up her seat for a white man on an Alabama bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thus beginning the movement that would result in the dismantling of the system of Jim Crow segregation and win successes in promoting African-American social and political equality.

todayinhistory:

August 28th 1955: Emmett Till murdered

On this day in 1955, the 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi. While visiting family in the state, Till allegedly flirted with the young white shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant while buying candy. Bryant told her husband and a few nights later he and his half-brother abducted Till and brutally tortured and murdered him. His mutilated body was found three days later in the Tallahatchie river; Till’s face was unrecognisable, but he was identified by the ring he wore engraved with his father’s initials that his mother gave him before he left for Mississppi. The viciousness of this unprovoked, racially-motivated crime sent shockwaves throughout the nation. The case drew attention to the oppression of African-Americans throughout the nation and provided a name and a face to the threat of lynching. Till’s mother Mamie, a highly educated woman who went on to become a devoted fighter for African-American equality, insisted on an open-casket funeral in order to show the world what was done to her young son. Thousands attended the funeral and thousands more saw the horrific images of Till’s body. Due to the fierce reactions the murder had engendered it was a particularly painful, but sadly expected, outcome when the all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Till’s killers, despite Till’s great-uncle openly identifying them in court. A few months later the killers, now protected by double jeopardy laws, sold their story to Look magazine and openly confessed to the murder in chilling detail. Taking place a year after the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education, the outrage over the murder galvanised the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. 100 days after Emmett Till’s murder Rosa Parks, on her way back from a rally for Till hosted by the then-unknown Martin Luther King Jr., refused to give up her seat for a white man on an Alabama bus. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, thus beginning the movement that would result in the dismantling of the system of Jim Crow segregation and win successes in promoting African-American social and political equality.

the-goddamazon:

daniellemertina:

The say “thug” and “no angel” too.

And “ghetto” and “animal” and other code words they think we’re too fucking stupid to understand what they mean.
the-goddamazon:

daniellemertina:

The say “thug” and “no angel” too.

And “ghetto” and “animal” and other code words they think we’re too fucking stupid to understand what they mean.
the-goddamazon:

daniellemertina:

The say “thug” and “no angel” too.

And “ghetto” and “animal” and other code words they think we’re too fucking stupid to understand what they mean.

the-goddamazon:

daniellemertina:

The say “thug” and “no angel” too.

And “ghetto” and “animal” and other code words they think we’re too fucking stupid to understand what they mean.

(Source: afirahs)