Ali + Sam Cooke
Classic…

Ali + Sam Cooke

Classic…

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CultureSOUL: Men of “The Great Migration”

Images of African American men circa 1910s-1940s

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El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X aka Malcolm Little aka Detroit Red). Assassinated February 21, 1965. 49 years later his light still shines bright. Oh and it’s still fuck Hoover.

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X aka Malcolm Little aka Detroit Red). Assassinated February 21, 1965. 49 years later his light still shines bright. Oh and it’s still fuck Hoover.

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stereoculturesociety:

#BlackHistoryMonth 2014

CultureSOUL: *The Graduates* Post- Reconstruction Era - The African Americans

1. Fisk University Graduates including W.E.B. Dubois (right), 1888

2. Class from Roger Williams University in Nashville - 1899

3. Howard Univ. graduating class c. 1900

Black excellence!!!!

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night-catches-us:

onehalfhipster:

One of my absolute favorite Malcolm X quotes

The Malcom X they don’t show you. 

night-catches-us:

onehalfhipster:

One of my absolute favorite Malcolm X quotes

The Malcom X they don’t show you. 

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"Each time you open a book and read it,
A tree smiles knowing there’s life after death"

— Unknown  (via lonur)

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tokenblackconfessions:

Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.

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whelp

whelp

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blackhistoryalbum:

I Am A Man Civil Rights Protest, Memphis, TN 1960s VIA

blackhistoryalbum:

I Am A Man Civil Rights Protest, Memphis, TN 1960s VIA

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"The deeper you go in history the blacker God gets"

— Cypha   (via theyebies)

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Angela Davis, on the run in 1970.

Angela Davis, on the run in 1970.

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Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes
Too many  Americans accept the racist ideology that blacks are inherently criminal. Study after study proves the biases in the criminal justice system but the national will to change this grotesque practice is lacking. Unless a collective movement like the Civil Rights Movement is set in motion this will continue. Check out Prison Reform Movement,US Prison Culture, The Dream Defenders,  The Black Youth Project & The Innocence Project to an lend a hand in ending this injustice.
A  new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African-American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino — evidence of what the ACLU calls “extreme racial disparities.” The crimes that led to life sentences include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check. We speak with Jennifer Turner, human rights researcher and author of the new ACLU report, “A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses. Read more at Democracy Now!.

Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes

Too many  Americans accept the racist ideology that blacks are inherently criminal. Study after study proves the biases in the criminal justice system but the national will to change this grotesque practice is lacking. Unless a collective movement like the Civil Rights Movement is set in motion this will continue. Check out Prison Reform Movement,US Prison Culture, The Dream DefendersThe Black Youth Project & The Innocence Project to an lend a hand in ending this injustice.

A  new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions. Sixty-five percent are African-American, 18 percent are white, and 16 percent are Latino — evidence of what the ACLU calls “extreme racial disparities.” The crimes that led to life sentences include stealing gas from a truck, shoplifting, possessing a crack pipe, facilitating a $10 sale of marijuana, and attempting to cash a stolen check. We speak with Jennifer Turner, human rights researcher and author of the new ACLU report, “A Living Death: Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses. Read more at Democracy Now!.

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Soleil O/Oh Sun (Med Hondo - 1967)

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