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93 years ago on this day May 31, 1921, the Tulsa Race Riot began. It is marked as the deadliest race riot in the history of the U.S. & destroyed what was known as, Black Wall Street.

Black Wall Street was the wealthiest black community in the United States, full of black owned businesses consisting of: 

movie theaters 
dental offices
independent newspapers
restaurants
grocery stores
a bank
post offices
a bus system
schools
airplanes
law offices 
its own hospital.

Racial tension boiled over on May 30, 1921 when a white woman accused a black boy of sexual assault. Late that night, a mob of nearly 10,000 white men launched an all out assault on Black Wall Street systematically burning down every home & business. 

Attacks came from both the ground and the sky as the mobs used planes from World War I to drop firebombs and shoot at residents. African Americans that were captured were held in internment camps around the city by local police & National Guard units.

Blacks who were injured during the 16 hour attack couldn’t seek medical care because the mobs torched the only black hospital in the city.

The attack left about 10,000 African Americans homeless and 35 city blocks burned to the ground. In total, 1,256 houses & 191 businesses (including churches, a middle school & a hospital) were burned. 

In the aftermath, it was estimated that 300 African Americans were killed and many of their bodies were buried in unmarked graves.

The Tulsa Race Riot was taught for the 1st time in Tulsa public schools in 2012. #NeverForget #BlackWallStreet #BlackHistory

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ourblackproject:

Black bodies have been dehumanized since our horrific introduction with European culture and white supremacy. The white gaze has despised, violated and objectified the Black female body. The narrow European (and Black) standards of beauty have to be dismantled all together. Not all Black women have big hips and big butts. Not all have small waists. This photo set, though only limited by the amount of photos that could be uploaded, attempts to broaden that standard of beauty to include Black women of all shapes and sizes. 

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theimeu:

Following the disappearance of three teenagers who live in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Israeli army began using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys. Their appropriation of the hashtag used by the campaign to help find the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April has been sharply criticized. Palestinian human rights activists have turned the tables, using the hashtag to shed light on Israel’s killing, imprisonment, and torture of Palestinian children. Approximately 200 Palestinian children are currently in Israeli prisons and over 1,400 Palestinian children have been killed by #Israel since 2000.Learn more: bit.ly/1qWVI8X

theimeu:

Following the disappearance of three teenagers who live in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Israeli army began using the hashtag #BringBackOurBoys. Their appropriation of the hashtag used by the campaign to help find the hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped in April has been sharply criticized. Palestinian human rights activists have turned the tables, using the hashtag to shed light on Israel’s killing, imprisonment, and torture of Palestinian children. Approximately 200 Palestinian children are currently in Israeli prisons and over 1,400 Palestinian children have been killed by #Israel since 2000.

Learn more: bit.ly/1qWVI8X

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toukos:

self positivity is f*cking great!!! u think ur cool??? then ur cool!!! u think ur cute??? then ur hella cute!!! look at you go. so amazing

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queerblackbuddhist:

These are the latest screenshots from the website I’m working on creating: It is set to be the only website where people can easily find black hair stylist in their area and a directory of online black hair resources (youtube channels, natural hair recipes, tutorials, online stores, etc) in one place that members can add to

I’m asking everyone and anyone to contribute to the indiegogo campaign to help cover the last design and development cost and I want to stress that every little bit helps - there’s no such thing as “just” $1 or “just” a reblog.

Also, I hope to have the site up by mid August. If you would like to be notified of the exact date you can submit your email: here

THANK YOU in advance!

YOU ARE THE FUTURE.

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Anonymous asked:

i dont understand your problem with white people. you damn sure werent a slave how many years ago and its people like you that keep racism going on today for still bringing that shit up. its 2014 and dont nobody make yall black folks slaves no more. we all got the same rights, white or black.

lovelyandbrown:

mina-polina:

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lovelyandbrown:

I don’t have a problem with white people.

Actually, it’s people like you who don’t talk about racism and sit idly as racist shit happens that keep racism going. Duh, you clusterfucker. 

Ha! Black people talking about racism is what keeps racism alive?

Not the racist mindsets and actions that oppress poc.

Breaking news folks

REMEMBER THE ALAMO.

REMEMBER THE TITANTIC.

REMEMBER EVERY WAR FOUGHT.

REMEMBER 9/11.

BUT CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT ALL THAT UGLY SHIT WE DID TO MINORITIES IN THE PAST, ESPECIALLY SLAVERY?  CAN WE NOT REMEMBER THAT?  CAN WE PRETEND LIKE IT DOESN’T HAVE ANY EFFECT ON OUR PRESENT DAY WORLD WITH PRIVILEGES AT ALL?  THAAAAAANKS, THAT’LL BE GREAT.

*blinks*

The refusal to talk about the current system of privileges in our society is proof that systemic and institutionalized racism is still a thing.  We’ll stop talking about it when pay is equal for everybody across the board, black communities aren’t targeted for shit like gun nuts marching through to prove a point while looking for shooting practice, our prison system is dealt with, white people stop asking why they can’t say the n-word, everybody stops throwing black women under the bus for everything from child rearing to beauty standards, and so much more.  C’mon now, blackface is STILL something we have to fight against, are you serious?

ALLLLLL of the above.