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Edo, Court of Benin Nigeria Altar Head for an Oba (Uhunmwun Elao), 18th/early 19th century

Edo, Court of Benin Nigeria Altar Head for an Oba... - Virtual Artifacts


Africa | Eket mask from the Ibibeo people of southern Nigeria | Wood, paint

Mask: Female (Mmuo) Date: 19th–20th century Geography: Nigeria Culture: Igbo peoples Medium: Wood, pigment, cloth, wire, thread, encrustatio...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Mask: Female (Mmuo)

Classic Ladies of Color: Singer and actress Emma Louise Hyers. She and her sister, Anna Madah Hyers, were pioneers in the black entertainment field. They produced the first full-fledged musical plays in which African Americans themselves commented on the plight of the slaves and the relief of Emancipation without the disguises of minstrel comedy. [x] [~Kicha~ on Flickr]

Black History Album .... The Way We Were — classicladiesofcolor: Singer and actress Emma...

10 Black Angel Investors You Should Know About as a Minority in Tech - Page 2 of 5 - Blerds

Six wonderfully stylish Ladies,1941. Photograph by Charles “Teenie” Harris.

Traditional Panamanian dress. Panamanian consist of many people of West Indian decent.

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan’s incisive questioning during the Nixon impeachment trials earned her nationwide respect. Her work was recognized when, in 1976, she was invited to be the first African-American and the first woman to deliver the keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention. (Photo: Keynote address by Representative Barbara Jordan, Democratic National Convention.)

Loza Maléombho

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This was one of many towns, such as Rosewood and Tulsa, where a successful, self-sufficient African American community was the subject of a terrorist attack designed to maintain economic white supremacy.

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I really like this picture.  Whenever we see pics of people doing black girls hair, there is always frowning and angry faces like its such a struggle. Here the little girl is smiling and content while her mother(??) is gently and patiently tending to her hair. It’s nice.

Gullah existed as an isolated and largely ignored linguistic phenomenon until the publication of Lorenzo Dow Turner's landmark volume Africanisms in the Gullah Dialect. In his classic treatise, Turner, the first professionally trained African American linguist, focused on a people whose language had long been misunderstood, lifted a shroud that had obscured the true history of Gullah, and demonstrated that it drew important linguistic features directly from the languages of West Africa.

"Negro" in its denotative meaning is derived from the Coptic word, Negus meaning King. It is a title for emperors of Ethiopia. [Amharic ngus, from Classical Ethiopia ngu, King, ruler, verbal adjective of naga, to rule, become king; see ng in Semitic roots.] DENOTATIVE (d-nt-tv, dn-t) adj. 1. Denoting or naming; designative. 2. Specific or direct: denotative and connotative meanings.

”Sometimes a Surma man will paint the girl to whom he is attracted. This provides an excellent opportunity not only to perfect his pa...

Africa | Mother with child carrying a heavy load. Senegal | Scanned postcard; published by IRIS

Yasin Bey

African Prints in Fashion: Randmas goes retro: Inspired by African Prints and the Sixties

generations of black women standing strong and taming that natural hair together

The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy by Steve Stoute.

10 Black Scholars Who Debunked Eurocentric Propaganda, Dr. Henrik Clarke, Dr. Cheikh Diop. "Contrary to the long-standing European myth of a Caucasian Egypt, (Dr. Cheik Anta) Diop’s studies into origins of the human race and precolonial African culture established that ancient Egypt was founded, populated, and ruled by black Africans; the Egyptian language and culture still exists in modern African languages; and that black Egypt was responsible for the rise of civilization throughout Greece . "

"King didn't take a sabbatical near the end of his life. In fact, he was speaking and organizing as diligently as ever. Almost all of those speeches were filmed or taped. But they're not shown today on TV. Why? It's because national news media have never come to terms with what Martin Luther King Jr. stood for during his final years." Photo Credit: San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives /Flickr Creative Commons