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When we send our children to school in this country, they learn nothing about us other than that we used to be cotton pickers. Every little child going to school thinks his grandfather was a cotton picker.

Why, your grandfather… was one of the greatest Black people who walked on this earth. It was your grandfather’s hands who forged civilization and it was your grandmother’s hands that rocked the cradle of civilization…Our history and our culture were completely destroyed when we were forcibly brought to America in chains.

And now it is important for us to know that our history did not begin with slavery. We came from Africa, a great continent, wherein lives a proud and varied people, a land which is the cradle of civilization. Our culture and our history are as old as man himself and yet we know almost nothing about it.

—Malcolm X, 1964

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Janelle Monáe - Electric Lady [Official Video]


On This Day: July 30, 1926, renowned assemblage artist Betye Saar was born in Los Angeles, California. Saar created one of her landmark works in 1972, (for a Berkeley exhibit) titled ‘The Liberation of Aunt Jemima.’ This was part of her first series of assemblages. See more of Saar’s work in the archive. (Photograph Credit, Guy Lowndes).

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Questlove in sampling mode

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#dopeartoftheday by @fosci

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Azealia speaks the truth here. 

“Just be yourself, that’s really what it is. I mean I get it: black women are the strongest, most confident women in the world. Of course you want to emulate us. I get that. But at the same time, listeners will appreciate it more in the long run if you are just yourself. Eminem did it. He didn’t have to make a mockery of anyone. Beastie Boys did it. They didn’t have to make a mockery of anyone. If you want to treat it as an art form, then really treat it as an art form. Don’t use it as a gateway into a culture that you want to be a part of. Black culture is fun to the rest of the world and they all want to be a part of that, but there are certain things that are sacred to us and certain things that you will never be fully accepted into. That’s just my take on it.”

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Just Maxin with @findingpaola and @simonerellbess #ContemporaryNegro

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Black power

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"Africans go to jail for poaching, white men go home with trophy"

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