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gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

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chocolatecakesandthickmilkshakes:

thepinupnoire:

Scenes from 1938 Carnival of Swing concert on Randall’s Island, NY. It is considered the first outdoor jazz festival.

I love that first panel. See how we get taken by the music? These are our grand and great grand parents all turnt up. 

This is beautiful. 

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naturalblkgirlsrock:

Brooklyn Spectacles

naturalblkgirlsrock:

Brooklyn Spectacles

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dynamicafrica:

a—fri—ca:

Mangbetu women’s clothing, Medje village, Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), 1970 - Photo by Eliot Elisofon
“The photograph depicts woman wearing traditional barkcloth ‘negbe’. The main item of women’s clothing was a rectangular barkcloth garment called ‘nogetwe’. Worn like a short skirt or sometimes like an apron, it was left open to reveal the ‘negbe’, or back apron. Women generally wore barkcloth when they were not at work and when strangers were present.” (Schildkrout E., Keim C., 1990: African Reflections, University of Washington Press)
(National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution)

dynamicafrica:

a—fri—ca:

Mangbetu women’s clothing, Medje village, Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), 1970 - Photo by Eliot Elisofon

The photograph depicts woman wearing traditional barkcloth ‘negbe’. The main item of women’s clothing was a rectangular barkcloth garment called ‘nogetwe’. Worn like a short skirt or sometimes like an apron, it was left open to reveal the ‘negbe’, or back apron. Women generally wore barkcloth when they were not at work and when strangers were present.” (Schildkrout E., Keim C., 1990: African Reflections, University of Washington Press)

(National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institution)

#TurnUp

#TurnUp

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fckyeahprettyafricans:

Ethiopia
sincerely-elsh:

theemeralddiaries:

darksunshyne:

Liya Kebede as Queen Nefertiti

Yaaaassss!

Wow.

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Ethiopia

sincerely-elsh:

theemeralddiaries:

darksunshyne:

Liya Kebede as Queen Nefertiti

Yaaaassss!

Wow.

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blueklectic:

Just chillin

blueklectic:

Just chillin

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gofro:

nic-nala:

pony puff while swimming.Mar 2013

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Ridin’ dirty. #Reximus (at Avonlea)

Ridin’ dirty. #Reximus (at Avonlea)

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