Check out our research interview with When We Free Historical Advisor Michelle Lanier. She is an expert on black women’s narratives of the Civil War and freedom journeys in the Carolinas!

https://vimeo.com/102128063

Hug a Terrorist .. Touching initiative from Canad…:

Check out Julia’s first director’s log video.  And then donate!!!!  http://www.gofundme.com/ba5bqg

The words are purposes/ The words are maps.

—  -Adrienne Rich “Diving into the Wreck”

secondtimevirgin:

Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)

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Almosy found our period wagon for #whenwefree just needs to be…bigger…anyone have an old wagon or a wagon wheel around?  #emancipationprops #donate http://www.gofundme.com/ba5bqg

Almosy found our period wagon for #whenwefree just needs to be…bigger…anyone have an old wagon or a wagon wheel around? #emancipationprops #donate http://www.gofundme.com/ba5bqg

I don’t think whites understand the degree to which Negroes do not want their whiteness. I am trying to suggest that the negro is striving to be equal to a particular image of himself that he has achieved. He is not trying to become equal to whites.

— Grace Lee Boggs to the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in 1963 as cited in the film American Revolutionary  http://video.pbs.org/video/2365279681/

filth-thezine:

Black and Pink: Chicago is an open family of GLBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other.
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unapproachableblackchicks:

WNBA All Star Dunk Fest

Yes.

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My bravest imagination has no concept of how shattered your tender heart is feeling. I know how much you have love, care and kindness for the most vulnerable among us, and also I understand your deep and abiding love for your land Palestine and her people. My heart is broken with yours.

— river to river, queen. (via thatonesuheirhammad)

classicladiesofcolor:

In New Orleans, Louisiana famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, center, is joined at Moisant Airport by friends, Mrs. Elliot Von J. Beal, left, hat designer, and Mrs. Harold Francis, a local realtor, on June 10, 1966.  Jackson was in town to perform at a church benefit.

classicladiesofcolor:

In New Orleans, Louisiana famed gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, center, is joined at Moisant Airport by friends, Mrs. Elliot Von J. Beal, left, hat designer, and Mrs. Harold Francis, a local realtor, on June 10, 1966.  Jackson was in town to perform at a church benefit.

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sarahbalakrishnan:

Angela Davis speaks in 1969 on being fired after having lectured at UCLA for 2 days — on the Black Panthers, communism, and life for the African American. 

Brilliant. 

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