George (Kwesi Afedzi) Hughes
(Ghanaian, born 1962)
acrylic and oil on canvas
Their skin is SO DAMN BEAUTIFUL!!!!
Don’t you ever tell me to get over it
I can not stop reblogging this.
Jesus. How sick can you be?
LOL true. I never really thought about that.
Good luck convincing anybody
"Black Entertainment Television’s ‘Video Soul’ and ‘Video LP’ was a refuge for African American artists because these shows were created after MTV refused to play their videos and showcase their talent.”
Little Sarah Rector, a former slave, became one of the richest little girls in America in 1914. Rector had been born among the Creek Indians, as a descendant of slaves. As a result of an earlier land treaty from the government (in 1887) the government awarded the Creek minors children 160 acres of land, which passed to Rector after her parents’ deaths. Though her land was thought to be useless, oil was discovered in its depths in 1913, when she was just 10 years old.
Her wealth caused immediate alarm and all efforts were made to put the child Sarah under “guardianship” of whites whose lives became comfortable immediately. Meanwhile Sarah still lived in humble surroundings. As white businessmen took control of her estate, efforts were also made to put her under control of officials at Tuskegee Institute.
Much attention was given to Sarah in the press. In 1913, there was an effort to have her declared white, so that because of her millions she could ride in a first class car on the trains.
file that under black history they could be teaching us in February
Yityish Aynaw - the first woman of African descent to win Miss Israel pageant - Originally from Ethiopia - This woman has a Beautiful story
Kym Worthy, the prosecutor who just brought charges against Theodore P. Wafer for shooting Renisha McBride, has a long history of being a total badass:
THIS IS KYM WORTHY’S DOING?
Kym Worthy is amazing. There aren’t even words.