Fannie Lou Hammer and Ella Baker.
The Afro-Brazilian Sisterhood of the Good Death is made up of female descendants of slaves, all age 50 and over, and honours both Catholic traditions and Afro-Brazilian Candomble religious rites. The sisterhood is believed to be the oldest organization for women of African descent in the Americas. The state of Bahia received at least 1.2 million slaves from Africa and remains the most African of Brazilian states, where blacks make up around 80 percent of the population.
Photos by Mario Tama/Getty Images — August 14-17, 2014.
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Everyone likes this earring….
but not the real thing…
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Why any woman give a shit what people think is a mystery to me.
The Struggle is Real.
Another day, another entry in the ongoing saga of AAVE appropriation by corporate advertisers.
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I go over civil rights, racism, white supremacy in that context then I give the students a lesson and notes on Claudette Colvin. One of the bullet points was:
"First person arrested for resisting bus segregation."
I always double-check if the students know certain words, terms and ideas because English is not their native tongue.
I ask, “what is “resistance?”
One student raises her hand and says:
"It’s like if there’s a tornado and you just stand and the tornado can’t get you."
Son. How beautiful is that metaphor. I love my students to smithereens!
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Basically. SHE HOOKED IT UP.
Everybody here looks at my nails and is like:
"Tu te gusta así?" A nice way to be like "WTF kinda style is that"
And I’m like “Si, como bruja” we chuckle.
Couldn’t find a decent manicurist since my girl Nairobi in Colon. Finally got a good one in Panama City.
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The history of blacks must be told to you by blacks.
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Argentina at one time had a robust African presence because of the slaves who were brought there, but its black population was decimated by myriad factors including heavy casualties on the front lines in the War of the Triple Alliance against Paraguay in the 1860s; a yellow fever epidemic that rich, white Argentines largely escaped; and interracial offspring who, after successive generations, shed their African culture along with their features. And European immigration swelled the white population — 2.27 million Italians came between 1861 and 1914.
The demographic shift has been sharp. In 1800, on the eve of revolution with Spain, blacks made up more than a third of the country, 69,000 of a total population of 187,000, according to George Reid Andrews’s 2004 book “Afro-Latin America.” In 2010, 150,000 identified themselves as Afro-Argentine, or a mere 0.365 percent of a population of 41 million people, according to the census, the first in the country’s history that counted race.
But the culture the slaves brought with them remained. And in recent years, Argentina has gone from underselling its African roots to rediscovering them, as academics, archaeologists, immigrants and a nascent civil rights movement have challenged the idea that African and Argentine are mutually exclusive terms.
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