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linrenzo:

neferbadmon:

nextlifeout:

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bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

Cleopatra was black, she was as black as Cicely Tyson. -Paul Mooney

Don’t hate yourself, and don’t be embarrassed. This is one of the biggest things that they have done to try and uphold the myth of Black inferiority/White supremacy. Erasing Blackness is what they’ve been doing since Day 1. They’ve done it then, they do it now, and they’ll keep doing it until the world ends. 

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I had to reblog for the comments. I just had too

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Not arguing with the noses thing, for all I know that’s true, but it wouldn’t apply to Cleopatra because she was part of the Ptolemaic Dynasty and a descendant of Alexander the Great if I’m remembering correctly. She wasn’t actually Egyptian, she was part of a Greek Dynasty that ruled Egypt after it was conquered by Alexander the Great. The Ptolemaic Pharaohs before her didn’t even learn Egyptian, they spoke exclusively Greek (Cleopatra is literally a Greek name that means “glory of the father”) and had it translated for the Egyptian people (which is why we have the Rosetta Stone). Cleopatra was the only Ptolemaic Pharaoh who learned to speak Egyptian, but her first language was Greek. Since the Ptolemy’s followed the custom of marrying their siblings, they were all Greek up until Cleopatra’s son, Caesarion (who may have been Julius Caesar’s son and was killed by Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son who would become Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, after an 11 day reign).   Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s what I remember from studying Ancient History. Older Egyptian statues may very well have been defaced to hide the fact that they were black, but it seems unlikely that a statue of Cleopatra, or any of the Ptolemaic Pharaohs, would have been defaced for that reason.

dorothydandridge-eyes:

linrenzo:

neferbadmon:

nextlifeout:

2damnfeisty:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

Cleopatra was black, she was as black as Cicely Tyson. -Paul Mooney

Don’t hate yourself, and don’t be embarrassed. This is one of the biggest things that they have done to try and uphold the myth of Black inferiority/White supremacy. Erasing Blackness is what they’ve been doing since Day 1. They’ve done it then, they do it now, and they’ll keep doing it until the world ends. 

^^^

I had to reblog for the comments. I just had too

^^^

Not arguing with the noses thing, for all I know that’s true, but it wouldn’t apply to Cleopatra because she was part of the Ptolemaic Dynasty and a descendant of Alexander the Great if I’m remembering correctly. She wasn’t actually Egyptian, she was part of a Greek Dynasty that ruled Egypt after it was conquered by Alexander the Great. The Ptolemaic Pharaohs before her didn’t even learn Egyptian, they spoke exclusively Greek (Cleopatra is literally a Greek name that means “glory of the father”) and had it translated for the Egyptian people (which is why we have the Rosetta Stone). Cleopatra was the only Ptolemaic Pharaoh who learned to speak Egyptian, but her first language was Greek. Since the Ptolemy’s followed the custom of marrying their siblings, they were all Greek up until Cleopatra’s son, Caesarion (who may have been Julius Caesar’s son and was killed by Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son who would become Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, after an 11 day reign).   Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s what I remember from studying Ancient History. Older Egyptian statues may very well have been defaced to hide the fact that they were black, but it seems unlikely that a statue of Cleopatra, or any of the Ptolemaic Pharaohs, would have been defaced for that reason.

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an-art-gallery:

The Angry Sea, 1879
Gustave Courbet

an-art-gallery:

The Angry Sea, 1879

Gustave Courbet

jeniphyer:

All my exes be like

jeniphyer:

All my exes be like

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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

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ART HISTORY MEME || [1/2] museums: Musée du Louvre - Paris, France

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punksy:

Malaan Ajang

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zagreus-taking-time-apart:

*gets gay married during the purge*

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thoughtsofablackgirl:

The charges against Shanesha Taylor has been dropped!! Taylor was arrested back in march for leaving her children in the car during a job interview. This morning a deal was reached, the deal will require Taylor to complete parenting and substance abuse classes as well a establishing an education and childcare trust fund for her three kids. With each education trust fund to have $10,000 in. The money will come the fundraisers that was set up on Taylor’s behalf to help with legal fees and other expenses. A total of $144,775 was raised. $144,775 from over four thousand donors.

By entering into this agreement and program, Taylor avoided a potential two year probation or a possible eight year sentence. 

If Taylor fails to follow the conditions of the agreement, the criminal charges will be reinstated. 

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miguelmarquezoutside:

Text hung with thread in a local park on the weekend.

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blondebestie:

Magda Bánrévy "Nibelungenlied" (1933)

blondebestie:

Magda Bánrévy "Nibelungenlied" (1933)

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thereal1990s:

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

thereal1990s:

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

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dynamicafrica:

Test Shots by Rog Walker.

Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.

Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.

"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker

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