- Quelle est votre plus grand ambition dans la vie ?
- Devenir immortel et puis, mourir.

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This is great! Kind of sums up Avatar perfectly.  Forgiveness and compassion are powerful things.

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Damian Marley x Nas

Kongo Seated Male Figure, 19th–20th century
Area: Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly known as kongo); Tribe: Yombe
In Kongo culture, gravesites and cemeteries represent the threshold between the worlds of the living and the dead. They serve as focal points through which individuals can communicate with their forebears, honoring them and petitioning them for spiritual intervention. Especially important individuals are commemorated through enclosed shrines that house colorful groupings of wooden sculptures and personal belongings of the deceased. This seated male figure would have been at the center of such a sculptural display, flanked by a courtly entourage of wives, attendants, and retainers. As idealized commemorative portraits intended to be viewed and contemplated for generations, these figures were also meant to be appreciated for their aesthetic excellence.
His dignified posture, called funda nkata, reflects the poise and control necessary for responsible and effective leadership. In Kongo art and culture, the gesture of resting head in hand is an indication of sadness, and in this context it suggests the “mourning for those left behind” (kyaadi ya bantu yina me bikana) that characterizes a good leader who seeks to assist and protect his people, even in the afterlife. The continuous circle created by the crossed legs evokes the Kongo concept of a cyclical world, which begins with birth, leads to death, and then begins again through rebirth. By assuming this position, the sitter indicates an understanding of this vision of the world and a humble acceptance of his place within it.
"Seated Male Figure [Democratic Republic of Congo; Kongo, Yombe] (1996.281)". In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1996.281 (October 2006)


a day in the life of misty

okay but this literally the entire first series in one gif


Kim Kelley-Wagner has two daughters who were adopted from China. In everyday life, they have been subjected to horrid statements from people - to their faces, to their mother as they stood by her, etc. In this photo collection, shared on her blog, Kim and her daughters (Lily and Meika) put these ignorant cruelties front and center. [x]

"I have tried to explain to my daughters that people do not say these things to be mean, they say them out of ignorance, which is why I am sharing some of them. Words are powerful, they can become tools or weapons, choose to use them wisely."

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My fellow black people, if you feel the need for monotheistic Faith in your life lemme ask why christianity over islam? I was raised christian and studied islam while I considered converting. I now follow neither but real talk if I had to choose Islam seems like the logical choice…

Also, wow, impressive forgetting that Muslim societies enslaved (and still do) other non-Muslim groups. My dad, who worked extensively in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and Kuwait saw indentured servitude. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s period of what is essentially slavery at the end of which the bondman is freed. While you’re indentured, you’re a slave. But no, only CHRISTIANS enslave people.

Also, it’s fantastic that you forgot all the Christians who worked tirelessly to end slavery, help slaves to freedom, and protect freedmen. They don’t matter, of course, because they’re Christians.

As a historian and a Christian I take serious umbrage at that.

I never said only christians enslaved people I was talking specifically about the transatlantic slave trade. The enslavement of africans in the americas was completely different then other types of servitude that is or was in terms of scale and institutionalization it is literally what gave birth to racism. White indentured servants and black slaves revolting together was problematic for the owner class so they introduced the idea that blacks were inherently inferior. This also was used to justify their laege scale capture and treatment like animals. Christianity was used to crush the culture and religion of these slaves breaking them further and severing ties with their homeland. Colonialism was also largely driven by christianity and used against indigenous populations around the world. So tell me again why I should care that some.christians fought to free slaves? Also like I told that other girl you. Are. White. I didn’t ask for your opinion and false equivalencies


Reasons why I’m excited for “Dear White People:”

  • Black actors portraying 3-dimensional characters
  • Honest social commentary
  • Targeted to the college age demographic
  • Thorough exploration of the various forms of racism in America
  • Tessa Thompson’s voice and Tyler William’s afro wig

Reasons why I’m not excited for “Dear White People:”

  • White people calling it racist
  • Mainstream media agreeing with the white people calling it racist

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One statistic sums up why The New York Times suddenly stood up for legal marijuana

 The racial bias of marijuana arrests is one of the New York Times editorial board’s key arguments for repealing prohibition.
The logic is simple. In the 40 years since the current ban was enacted, black and white Americans have used cannabis at comparable rates.
Bad for everyone. Worse for black people.