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<p><a href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/166223687686/trilllizard420-the1manpizzaparty" class="tumblr_blog">princess-has-a-pen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164525613653/the1manpizzaparty-trilllizard420" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the1manpizzaparty.tumblr.com/post/164445569495/trilllizard420-unicornlordart-well-somebodys" class="tumblr_blog">the1manpizzaparty</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164374984198/unicornlordart-well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unicornlordart.tumblr.com/post/164374320304/well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">unicornlordart</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Well… Somebody’s fucking lying.</p></blockquote> <p>diversity in and of itself doesn’t kill comics, but pointless, endless reboots, massive events that rely on you keeping up with 12 given titles at any time, and constant, badly established legacy characters are why comics are failing</p> <p>not to mention splitting up iconic superhero titles among more than one person at once</p> <p>did you know there’s actually 3 people running around with the Wolverine codename at the moment?</p> <p>Let’s take some examples:</p> <p>Riri Williams popped up with no buildup after Tony Stark got murked, but he was apparently monitoring this 15 year old girl teen prodigy never mentioned before in his comics, entrusted with an AI based on his brain patterns and personality to mentor her.</p> <p>You know, as compared to however fucking many characters they could’ve given his legacy to.</p> <p>Also we’re supposed to believe someone as egotistical and self glorifying as Dr Doom would take on the identity of Iron Man?</p> <p>Please.</p> <p>It’s the same shit as Jane Foster as female Thor, with a healthy combination of plothole.</p> <p>Somehow, a human woman who has not been involved with Thor in way, with a terminal disease that was ravaging her body, somehow ended up ON THE MOON without any protection and managed to pick up Mjolnr and was found Worthy by it after the fight where Thor ceased to be Worthy.</p> <p>Like, you know, instead of Sif, a long time companion of Thor and who can pick up the hammer or Angela, who Marvel had then won a recent legal fight to be able to use….</p> <p>People don’t dislike it because it’s “diversity”</p> <p>They don’t like it because it’s weak, pandering writing that doesn’t stand up to internal logic.</p> <p>Now, an example of this done right is when Sam Wilson, aka, the Falcon, became Captain America</p> <p>for one thing, he was actually established as working closely with Steve Rogers for a long time in the comics before he was given the mantle. By Steve Rogers himself.</p> <p>See, at this point, Rogers got rapidly aged cause his super serum stopped working and he was an old man, so he couldn’t do it any more, but he was still around to give Sam advice and support over comms.</p> <p>But of course, until Marvel actually bothers to learn why people aren’t buying their shit, they’re gonna keep making the same mistakes, as long as they’re insulated by the losses of the MCU and being used by Disney as a vanity press, they’ll never learn and lose more ground to DC and the indies</p> <p>EDIT: Also I totally forgot, unrecognizable new brands they try to create.</p> <p>If your comic customers, as in the customers that go in and buy things, if they go “who’s this” and show you a comic, then they’re probably not gonna pick it up. They’re there to buy Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, X-Men, Avengers they can recognize, not fuckin Stardude or whatever odd new thing they’re gonna push is.</p> <p>It’s nothing to do with race of sex of the characters concerned, but if they’ve got no brand recognition to support their solo titles, they’re gonna flounder.</p> <p>Not even getting into the alienating, pointlessly political shite like that infamous Mockingbird “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” t-shirt schlock stunt.</p> <p>What’s also more damaging than that is a flippant response to criticism or calling their readership racist assholes on twitter or whatever. That’s a really bad look for an industry professional when you’re not even an artist or a writer as someone essential to a comic book.</p> </blockquote> <p>this person forgot to mention how they shoehorn in unnecessary commentary and subplots no one was looking for. it honestly feels like that sometimes spider man stops mid fight and says “did i mention im a gay POC” (hyperbole but kind of true)</p> </blockquote> <p>this, sadly, is Not Hyperbole with America Chavez</p> </blockquote> <p>And the worst thing is?</p> <p>With tweaking and good writing, Riri and America (what a stupid name) could work.</p> <p>But because Marvel is run by incompetent pandering idiots, they’re the worst ideas to ever come out of the company.</p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly wish Riri had been done well because I don’t mind the concept.</p>: AjA J+ 2 mins AjAJ+ 2 mins #comicCon is underway. With a recent surge in diversifying comic book characters, do you have a new favorite superhero? on is under way with a recent surge in diversifying comic book #Comic characters, do you have a new favorite superhero? Is diversit killing comios? As Aj fanboys but ho. Sorry MARVEL V.P. ADMITS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS KILLED COMIC SALES April 3, 2017 Daniel Greenfield 50 526 While the Marvel-Disney monster has been ruling the box office, Marvel Comics sales have been having serious issues. One obvious factor was trying to force political correctness on readers by replacing Peter Parker, Iron Man, etc with ridiculously politically correct "diverse" versions In a revelation that would surprise no one, comic book readers were not interested in a Muslim Ms. Marvel, a Latino Spider-Man who isn't Peter Parker or the Angela Davis version of Iron Man. And Marvel's VP of Sales made the mistake of admitting that. <p><a href="http://princess-has-a-pen.tumblr.com/post/166223687686/trilllizard420-the1manpizzaparty" class="tumblr_blog">princess-has-a-pen</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164525613653/the1manpizzaparty-trilllizard420" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the1manpizzaparty.tumblr.com/post/164445569495/trilllizard420-unicornlordart-well-somebodys" class="tumblr_blog">the1manpizzaparty</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://trilllizard420.tumblr.com/post/164374984198/unicornlordart-well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">trilllizard420</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unicornlordart.tumblr.com/post/164374320304/well-somebodys-fucking-lying" class="tumblr_blog">unicornlordart</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Well… Somebody’s fucking lying.</p></blockquote> <p>diversity in and of itself doesn’t kill comics, but pointless, endless reboots, massive events that rely on you keeping up with 12 given titles at any time, and constant, badly established legacy characters are why comics are failing</p> <p>not to mention splitting up iconic superhero titles among more than one person at once</p> <p>did you know there’s actually 3 people running around with the Wolverine codename at the moment?</p> <p>Let’s take some examples:</p> <p>Riri Williams popped up with no buildup after Tony Stark got murked, but he was apparently monitoring this 15 year old girl teen prodigy never mentioned before in his comics, entrusted with an AI based on his brain patterns and personality to mentor her.</p> <p>You know, as compared to however fucking many characters they could’ve given his legacy to.</p> <p>Also we’re supposed to believe someone as egotistical and self glorifying as Dr Doom would take on the identity of Iron Man?</p> <p>Please.</p> <p>It’s the same shit as Jane Foster as female Thor, with a healthy combination of plothole.</p> <p>Somehow, a human woman who has not been involved with Thor in way, with a terminal disease that was ravaging her body, somehow ended up ON THE MOON without any protection and managed to pick up Mjolnr and was found Worthy by it after the fight where Thor ceased to be Worthy.</p> <p>Like, you know, instead of Sif, a long time companion of Thor and who can pick up the hammer or Angela, who Marvel had then won a recent legal fight to be able to use….</p> <p>People don’t dislike it because it’s “diversity”</p> <p>They don’t like it because it’s weak, pandering writing that doesn’t stand up to internal logic.</p> <p>Now, an example of this done right is when Sam Wilson, aka, the Falcon, became Captain America</p> <p>for one thing, he was actually established as working closely with Steve Rogers for a long time in the comics before he was given the mantle. By Steve Rogers himself.</p> <p>See, at this point, Rogers got rapidly aged cause his super serum stopped working and he was an old man, so he couldn’t do it any more, but he was still around to give Sam advice and support over comms.</p> <p>But of course, until Marvel actually bothers to learn why people aren’t buying their shit, they’re gonna keep making the same mistakes, as long as they’re insulated by the losses of the MCU and being used by Disney as a vanity press, they’ll never learn and lose more ground to DC and the indies</p> <p>EDIT: Also I totally forgot, unrecognizable new brands they try to create.</p> <p>If your comic customers, as in the customers that go in and buy things, if they go “who’s this” and show you a comic, then they’re probably not gonna pick it up. They’re there to buy Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, X-Men, Avengers they can recognize, not fuckin Stardude or whatever odd new thing they’re gonna push is.</p> <p>It’s nothing to do with race of sex of the characters concerned, but if they’ve got no brand recognition to support their solo titles, they’re gonna flounder.</p> <p>Not even getting into the alienating, pointlessly political shite like that infamous Mockingbird “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda” t-shirt schlock stunt.</p> <p>What’s also more damaging than that is a flippant response to criticism or calling their readership racist assholes on twitter or whatever. That’s a really bad look for an industry professional when you’re not even an artist or a writer as someone essential to a comic book.</p> </blockquote> <p>this person forgot to mention how they shoehorn in unnecessary commentary and subplots no one was looking for. it honestly feels like that sometimes spider man stops mid fight and says “did i mention im a gay POC” (hyperbole but kind of true)</p> </blockquote> <p>this, sadly, is Not Hyperbole with America Chavez</p> </blockquote> <p>And the worst thing is?</p> <p>With tweaking and good writing, Riri and America (what a stupid name) could work.</p> <p>But because Marvel is run by incompetent pandering idiots, they’re the worst ideas to ever come out of the company.</p> </blockquote> <p>I honestly wish Riri had been done well because I don’t mind the concept.</p>
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Happy Birthday to the one and only AngelaDavis! 🎉✊🏾🙌🏾 . Angela Davis is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for human rights. She was a professor (now retired) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. She co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison–industrial complex.: "I am no longer accepting the things I can not change. I am changing the things I can not accept 93 DR. ANGELA DAVIS Happy Birthday to the one and only AngelaDavis! 🎉✊🏾🙌🏾 . Angela Davis is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for human rights. She was a professor (now retired) at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in its History of Consciousness Department and a former director of the university's Feminist Studies department. Her research interests are feminism, African-American studies, critical theory, Marxism, popular music, social consciousness, and the philosophy and history of punishment and prisons. She co-founded Critical Resistance, an organization working to abolish the prison–industrial complex.

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DEAR WHITE WOMEN ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻 Repost @kidd.bell: “Standing in a sea of pink pussy hats for the second year in a row I’m struck by how many well-intentioned women are still missing the mark. We have to start using our voices and our outrage to protest more than just misogyny. Whether you voted for trump or not, you benefit from white supremacy on the daily. So ask yourself, what are you doing to actively dismantle it? Do you show up for Black Lives Matter the way you do for the Women’s March? Do you defend the rights of immigrants as much as you do your pussy? Do you call out racism with the same fervor that you proclaimed MeToo? White women are oppressed, but we are also oppressors. And if we truly want to dismantle this system, we must first hold ourselves accountable. ✊🏼” . . (update by @kidd.bell: to all those feeling massive outrage against this post - ask yourself why. Why does me acknowledging our privilege, and asking you to think about ways you can better serve WOC, upset you so much? If you are doing tons to help the marginalized then why aren’t you supporting this post, and demanding the same of others? Sitting in discomfort is how we grow. If this makes you feel attacked, then it probably means that you are the one who needs to hear it the most. And if you don’t want to listen to my words then, listen to Angela Davis. Read Women, Race + Class to learn more about accountability and how all oppression is connected.): DEAR WHTE WOMEN OVARE WE GONG TO FIX WHAT WE HAVE DONE DEAR WHITE WOMEN ☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻☝🏻 Repost @kidd.bell: “Standing in a sea of pink pussy hats for the second year in a row I’m struck by how many well-intentioned women are still missing the mark. We have to start using our voices and our outrage to protest more than just misogyny. Whether you voted for trump or not, you benefit from white supremacy on the daily. So ask yourself, what are you doing to actively dismantle it? Do you show up for Black Lives Matter the way you do for the Women’s March? Do you defend the rights of immigrants as much as you do your pussy? Do you call out racism with the same fervor that you proclaimed MeToo? White women are oppressed, but we are also oppressors. And if we truly want to dismantle this system, we must first hold ourselves accountable. ✊🏼” . . (update by @kidd.bell: to all those feeling massive outrage against this post - ask yourself why. Why does me acknowledging our privilege, and asking you to think about ways you can better serve WOC, upset you so much? If you are doing tons to help the marginalized then why aren’t you supporting this post, and demanding the same of others? Sitting in discomfort is how we grow. If this makes you feel attacked, then it probably means that you are the one who needs to hear it the most. And if you don’t want to listen to my words then, listen to Angela Davis. Read Women, Race + Class to learn more about accountability and how all oppression is connected.)
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In school the only thing I got taught about African women, is that they were enslaved and took to the Americas. I always got told that the greatest women of the African diaspora were singers, or actors, sports stars or sex symbols. They never told me about the African queen Nefertiti who ruled alongside Akhenaten during the eighteenth dynasty. Nefertiti means, “The beautiful one has arrived.” They never told me that societies or civilisations where matriarchy was the dominant system, have had more peace than patriarchy. Or about Nyabinghi, the "hidden queen" who fought to free Africans from English slavery and rule. Also called Queen Muhmusa or Tahtahme, she inspired the Nyabinghi underpinnings of Rastafarianism. Or the Nupe women warriors called Isadshi-Koseshi who fought as fiercely as the men, opposing invasions of the Fulbe conquerers who raided the Nupe for cattles and slaves, especially women. Betty Shabazz, educator and civil rights advocate. Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Nanny of the Maroons, the obeah-woman from Ghana who went to Jamaica to be a high priestess and leader of her people, (never having been a slave). Nanny led the eastern Maroons based in Moreton, and forged an alliance with another group led by Cudjoe. Bell hooks, author, feminist and social activist. Or Angela Davis Black panther leader. Rosa parks the human rights activist. Brave Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician and South African rights activist, who fought against the evil Dutch police, when they thought it was okay to shoot Africans in the face, just because they were Black. These colonisers calling themselves Africans! Harriet Tubman freed slaves via the underground rail roads, Mary Seacole had her legacy copied by Florence nightingale. Assata shakur is still the only women on the FBIs most wanted list because she represents black power. I could go on all day as there are so many great role model women, why anybody is bothered about porn star types I'll never know. Please understand African women I love you and I value you. You are the most oppressed beings on the planet, yet you remain beautiful and I thank you. chakabars: The woman you're becoming will cost you people, relationships, spaces and material things. Choose her over everything. In school the only thing I got taught about African women, is that they were enslaved and took to the Americas. I always got told that the greatest women of the African diaspora were singers, or actors, sports stars or sex symbols. They never told me about the African queen Nefertiti who ruled alongside Akhenaten during the eighteenth dynasty. Nefertiti means, “The beautiful one has arrived.” They never told me that societies or civilisations where matriarchy was the dominant system, have had more peace than patriarchy. Or about Nyabinghi, the "hidden queen" who fought to free Africans from English slavery and rule. Also called Queen Muhmusa or Tahtahme, she inspired the Nyabinghi underpinnings of Rastafarianism. Or the Nupe women warriors called Isadshi-Koseshi who fought as fiercely as the men, opposing invasions of the Fulbe conquerers who raided the Nupe for cattles and slaves, especially women. Betty Shabazz, educator and civil rights advocate. Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Nanny of the Maroons, the obeah-woman from Ghana who went to Jamaica to be a high priestess and leader of her people, (never having been a slave). Nanny led the eastern Maroons based in Moreton, and forged an alliance with another group led by Cudjoe. Bell hooks, author, feminist and social activist. Or Angela Davis Black panther leader. Rosa parks the human rights activist. Brave Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician and South African rights activist, who fought against the evil Dutch police, when they thought it was okay to shoot Africans in the face, just because they were Black. These colonisers calling themselves Africans! Harriet Tubman freed slaves via the underground rail roads, Mary Seacole had her legacy copied by Florence nightingale. Assata shakur is still the only women on the FBIs most wanted list because she represents black power. I could go on all day as there are so many great role model women, why anybody is bothered about porn star types I'll never know. Please understand African women I love you and I value you. You are the most oppressed beings on the planet, yet you remain beautiful and I thank you. chakabars
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Another opportunity to shed light and love on former President BarackObama happened Monday (Feb. 19) when Morehouse College helped led a celebratory movement with the replacement of President’s Day for “Obama Day.”Presented by NewsOne, conversations on Obama’s legacy, as well as the influence of former first lady MichelleObama, were highlighted at the historic institution by author and academic Michael Eric Dyson, activist Michaela Angela Davis, New York Magazine’s Rembert Browne, Jamilah Lemieux of Interactive One and more. From panels on the Affordable Care Act to Obama’s connection to people of color, no topic went overlooked. The same happened online as those who supported the former POTUS praised his legacy online.Obama also saw another accomplishment when he was named the 12th best president among historians. For the first time, Obama was eligible for the CSPAN-headed survey which asks 91 historians to rate the previous 43 presidents across ten categories. The categories include, “Public Persuasion,” “Crisis Leadership,” “Economic Management,” “Moral Authority,” “International Relations,” “Administrative Skills,” “Relations with Congress,” “Vision-Setting An Agenda,” “Pursued Equal Justice for All,” and “Performance Within the Context of His Times.” Bill Clinton landed at 15, George Bush at 20, the late John F. Kennedy at 8 and Abraham Lincon at number 1. People also took to the streets for “Not My President’s Day,” a rally featuring those against President Donald Trump. CNN reports demonstrations took place in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to continue the “momentum” of the historic Women’s March in January. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th presidentsday: Morehouse Flips Presidents' Day To 'Obama Day @17th thsoulj Another opportunity to shed light and love on former President BarackObama happened Monday (Feb. 19) when Morehouse College helped led a celebratory movement with the replacement of President’s Day for “Obama Day.”Presented by NewsOne, conversations on Obama’s legacy, as well as the influence of former first lady MichelleObama, were highlighted at the historic institution by author and academic Michael Eric Dyson, activist Michaela Angela Davis, New York Magazine’s Rembert Browne, Jamilah Lemieux of Interactive One and more. From panels on the Affordable Care Act to Obama’s connection to people of color, no topic went overlooked. The same happened online as those who supported the former POTUS praised his legacy online.Obama also saw another accomplishment when he was named the 12th best president among historians. For the first time, Obama was eligible for the CSPAN-headed survey which asks 91 historians to rate the previous 43 presidents across ten categories. The categories include, “Public Persuasion,” “Crisis Leadership,” “Economic Management,” “Moral Authority,” “International Relations,” “Administrative Skills,” “Relations with Congress,” “Vision-Setting An Agenda,” “Pursued Equal Justice for All,” and “Performance Within the Context of His Times.” Bill Clinton landed at 15, George Bush at 20, the late John F. Kennedy at 8 and Abraham Lincon at number 1. People also took to the streets for “Not My President’s Day,” a rally featuring those against President Donald Trump. CNN reports demonstrations took place in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to continue the “momentum” of the historic Women’s March in January. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th presidentsday

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STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS BRING BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO LIFE AS LIVING STATUES. This February, students of the University of Memphis are creating a live art installation featuring young people dressed as Black heroes and icons in order to celebrate the Black history month. The exhibit features heroes like Angela Davis, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Rosa Parks and others. What they do is extremely important! We have to always remember our heroes and tell the world about them. Being first is never easy, but these people made the sacrifices so we could have what we have today! move9 move themove moveorginization westphiladelphia somethingsneverchange onthemove cornelwest mumiaabujamal hate5six philadelphia knowledgeispower blackpride blackpower blacklivesmatter unite panafricanrootsmove: Blavity Follow BLATITY @Blavity University of Memphis students Bring #BlackHistory Month to life as living statues buff.ly/2lltJGY PAN-AFRICAN ROOTS MOVE STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS BRING BLACK HISTORY MONTH TO LIFE AS LIVING STATUES. This February, students of the University of Memphis are creating a live art installation featuring young people dressed as Black heroes and icons in order to celebrate the Black history month. The exhibit features heroes like Angela Davis, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Rosa Parks and others. What they do is extremely important! We have to always remember our heroes and tell the world about them. Being first is never easy, but these people made the sacrifices so we could have what we have today! move9 move themove moveorginization westphiladelphia somethingsneverchange onthemove cornelwest mumiaabujamal hate5six philadelphia knowledgeispower blackpride blackpower blacklivesmatter unite panafricanrootsmove

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A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl has used Black History month to pay tribute to a selection of groundbreaking women. . Ava Rogers started the project in 2015, dressing up as names including Angela Davis, Michelle Obama, and Oprah. . Last year, she gave the world tennis champ Serena Williams, and lesser-known but equally groundbreaking women. . "It was important for me to complete another set of pictures with my daughter because of the life lessons and edification that stem from seeing and learning about other black women," Chauncia Rogers, Ava's mother, told For Harriet. . Representing a variety of career fields was important for Rogers. . "I wanted to include doctors, lawyers, educators, scholars, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, activists, etc," she said. "I think it’s important for Ava to see representation in multiple fields." . She added: "I wanted Ava to learn that there are women who look like her that have accomplished great things. And because they have paved the way, her dreams can be realities." . YoungEmpire 👑: This six-year-old girl dresses up as groundbreaking women throughout Black History Month THEY OUNGEMPIRE A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl has used Black History month to pay tribute to a selection of groundbreaking women. . Ava Rogers started the project in 2015, dressing up as names including Angela Davis, Michelle Obama, and Oprah. . Last year, she gave the world tennis champ Serena Williams, and lesser-known but equally groundbreaking women. . "It was important for me to complete another set of pictures with my daughter because of the life lessons and edification that stem from seeing and learning about other black women," Chauncia Rogers, Ava's mother, told For Harriet. . Representing a variety of career fields was important for Rogers. . "I wanted to include doctors, lawyers, educators, scholars, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, activists, etc," she said. "I think it’s important for Ava to see representation in multiple fields." . She added: "I wanted Ava to learn that there are women who look like her that have accomplished great things. And because they have paved the way, her dreams can be realities." . YoungEmpire 👑

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In school the only thing I got taught about African women, is that they were enslaved and took to the Americas. I always got told that the greatest women of the African diaspora were singers, or actors, sports stars or sex symbols. They never told me about the African queen Nefertiti who ruled alongside Akhenaten during the eighteenth dynasty. Nefertiti means, “The beautiful one has arrived.” They never told me that societies or civilisations where matriarchy was the dominant system, have had more peace than patriarchy. Or about Nyabinghi, the "hidden queen" who fought to free Africans from English slavery and rule. Also called Queen Muhmusa or Tahtahme, she inspired the Nyabinghi underpinnings of Rastafarianism. Or the Nupe women warriors called Isadshi-Koseshi who fought as fiercely as the men, opposing invasions of the Fulbe conquerers who raided the Nupe for cattles and slaves, especially women. Betty Shabazz, educator and civil rights advocate. Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Nanny of the Maroons, the obeah-woman from Ghana who went to Jamaica to be a high priestess and leader of her people, (never having been a slave). Nanny led the eastern Maroons based in Moreton, and forged an alliance with another group led by Cudjoe. Bell hooks, author, feminist and social activist. Or Angela Davis Black panther leader. Rosa parks the human rights activist. Brave Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician and South African rights activist, who fought against the evil Dutch police, when they thought it was okay to shoot Africans in the face, just because they were Black. These colonisers calling themselves Africans! Harriet Tubman freed slaves via the underground rail roads, Mary Seacole had her legacy copied by Florence nightingale. Assata shakur is still the only women on the FBIs most wanted list because she represents black power. I could go on all day as there are so many great role model women, why anybody is bothered about porn star types I'll never know. Please understand African women I love you and I value you. You are the most oppressed beings on the planet, yet you remain beautiful and I thank you. chakabars: A man that refuses to learn from a woman is a fool A woman who has nothing to teach him, even more so. In school the only thing I got taught about African women, is that they were enslaved and took to the Americas. I always got told that the greatest women of the African diaspora were singers, or actors, sports stars or sex symbols. They never told me about the African queen Nefertiti who ruled alongside Akhenaten during the eighteenth dynasty. Nefertiti means, “The beautiful one has arrived.” They never told me that societies or civilisations where matriarchy was the dominant system, have had more peace than patriarchy. Or about Nyabinghi, the "hidden queen" who fought to free Africans from English slavery and rule. Also called Queen Muhmusa or Tahtahme, she inspired the Nyabinghi underpinnings of Rastafarianism. Or the Nupe women warriors called Isadshi-Koseshi who fought as fiercely as the men, opposing invasions of the Fulbe conquerers who raided the Nupe for cattles and slaves, especially women. Betty Shabazz, educator and civil rights advocate. Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Nanny of the Maroons, the obeah-woman from Ghana who went to Jamaica to be a high priestess and leader of her people, (never having been a slave). Nanny led the eastern Maroons based in Moreton, and forged an alliance with another group led by Cudjoe. Bell hooks, author, feminist and social activist. Or Angela Davis Black panther leader. Rosa parks the human rights activist. Brave Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, politician and South African rights activist, who fought against the evil Dutch police, when they thought it was okay to shoot Africans in the face, just because they were Black. These colonisers calling themselves Africans! Harriet Tubman freed slaves via the underground rail roads, Mary Seacole had her legacy copied by Florence nightingale. Assata shakur is still the only women on the FBIs most wanted list because she represents black power. I could go on all day as there are so many great role model women, why anybody is bothered about porn star types I'll never know. Please understand African women I love you and I value you. You are the most oppressed beings on the planet, yet you remain beautiful and I thank you. chakabars
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bitch-media: Legendary civil rights activist Angela Davis was asked at a recent talk about what advice she had for young social justice organizers today. Davis pointed to the importance of self-care.  “Self-care has to be incorporated into all our efforts. This is something new, this is something I have learned from younger generations. I had to learn from younger people that it’s as important to take care of yourself—and to do this within a collective context. So, yes, this means exercising the body. Yes, this means finding a place for spiritual expression. This holistic approach to organizing is, I think, what will eventually move us along the trajectory that will move us to some victories.” Take care of yourself, activists! Photo via Creative Commons.  : bitch-media: Legendary civil rights activist Angela Davis was asked at a recent talk about what advice she had for young social justice organizers today. Davis pointed to the importance of self-care.  “Self-care has to be incorporated into all our efforts. This is something new, this is something I have learned from younger generations. I had to learn from younger people that it’s as important to take care of yourself—and to do this within a collective context. So, yes, this means exercising the body. Yes, this means finding a place for spiritual expression. This holistic approach to organizing is, I think, what will eventually move us along the trajectory that will move us to some victories.” Take care of yourself, activists! Photo via Creative Commons. 
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