The Misintroduction

blackourstory:

Lesson 1: Intelligence, Education, Universal Knowledge, and How to Get It (pp 1 - 18)

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You should also read the best poetry, you may get the inspiration for the career of a life time. Many a great man and woman was first inspired by some attractive line or verse of poetry…

Read history incessantly until you master it. This means your own national history, and the history of the different sciences; but primarily, the history of man. If you do not know what went on before you came here and what is happening at the time you live, but away from you, you will not know the world and will be ignorant of the world and mankind…

To be able to read intelligently, you must first able to master the language of your country. To do this, you must be well acquainted with its grammar and the science of it. Every six months you should read over again the science of the language that you speak, so as not to forget its rules. People judge you by your writing and your speech. If you write badly and incorrectly they become prejudiced towards your intelligence and if you speak badly and incorrectly, those who hear you become disgusted an will not pay much attention to you but in their hearts laugh after you.

yourpersonalcheerleader:

I have noticed many posts on my dash related to anxiety.

Today I want to share a few posts I have gathered for working with students to help cope with anxiety and stress.

Since I have been collecting these, some of the links to the sources are now broken websites.

Hope these are helpful!

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andabitofbliss:

theescripts:

gynocraticgrrl:

Mary Walker on The Phil Donahue Show sharing her experiences as a black woman who has passed as white. 

Thank you, ma’am.

such an important video that outlines so much truth! the unfortunate part is that, the issues and ignorance faced by the panel members are still being addressed today and have yet to be resolved.

This was such an amazing interview.

Reblog if you’d care if I killed myself

youalwayswantwhatyoucanthave:

danidollfacex:

paintedbreath:

i tried to scroll past this but that one reblog just might save somebodies life 

I tried to scroll too..

^^^

I always care.

My blackness isn’t determined by how I talk, how I carry myself. Not even the music I listen too. If that was the case a lot of white people would be black. Blackness is not an outfit we put on. I was born this way. This was a gift. a non refundable gift. Others wish they were given the privilege of waking up with rich history and culture running through their veins. I didn’t choose to be black but I’m damn sure being black chose me.

-markus pr1m3 (via mpr1m3)

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(via lovelyandbrown)

I want Dr. King to know that I didn’t come to Selma to make his job difficult. I really did come thinking I could make it easier. If the white people realize what the alternative is, perhaps they will be more willing to hear Dr. King.
Malcolm X (via odinsblog)
nefermaathotep:

Pick up the Living Legend, Mr. Ezra Hill, Sr. book, The Black Red Tail Angels… got a signed copy for the family… #TheBlackRedTailAngels #TuskegeeAirman

nefermaathotep:

Pick up the Living Legend, Mr. Ezra Hill, Sr. book, The Black Red Tail Angels… got a signed copy for the family… #TheBlackRedTailAngels #TuskegeeAirman

I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.

onefitmodel:

wooo get a bike!!!!!

Confusion.

Confusion.