thepridecollective

Black Power Reading List

thepridecollective:

Assata by Assata Shakur

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The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

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Black Against Empire by Joshua Bloom and Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

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Black Power by Kwame Toure (Stokely Carmichael) & Charles V. Hamilton

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Soledad Brother The Prison Letters of George Jackson

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Sisters in the struggle- African American Women in the Civil Rights- Black Power Movement Edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas & V.P. Franklin

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"The Political Autobiography of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown)"

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ieatwhitepeopleforbreakfast

blackqueenepiphany:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

daretobeblack:

heysoulsista:

*plays Brotha by Angie Stone in the background and dims the lights* I continue to thank God for the men with skin rich in melanin. He took his time on you. You beautiful black men…with your beards and tattoos…your intelligence…your wit…strong-willingness to bend the rules. The protectors. The workers. Our Princes. Our Kings. Us beautiful black women, thank you for treating us as Princesses and Queens. We love you.

Thank you I’m flattered

yes

Dying on the inside

raw-r-evolution
17thwallfloweravenue:

talentedkanjar:

datkidfrombk:

*after being called cassius clay at the weigh ins*
"My name is Muhammad Ali and you will announce it right there in the center of that ring after the fight, if you don’t do it now.I will punish you!"

Ali bloodied Terrell and almost knocked him out in the eighth round, Ali taunted Terrell throughout the match hitting him with sharp jabs and shouting between punches, “What’s my name?” ”what’s my name?” “Say It!” Terrell couldn’t defend himself anymore -all he could do was put his gloves up to his face,Both eyes were cut,His left eye was completely closed by the end of the eighth round. The right eye was closing.But The fight still lasted 15 rounds.You know why it lasted 15 rounds? That’s how long  Ali wanted it to last.He wanted to punish terrell.He wanted to tell the world What his name was.
In the 12th round terrell finally said Muhammad Ali.

Yup. King fo shizzle.

17thwallfloweravenue:

talentedkanjar:

datkidfrombk:

*after being called cassius clay at the weigh ins*

"My name is Muhammad Ali and you will announce it right there in the center of that ring after the fight, if you don’t do it now.I will punish you!"

Ali bloodied Terrell and almost knocked him out in the eighth round, Ali taunted Terrell throughout the match hitting him with sharp jabs and shouting between punches,What’s my name?” ”what’s my name?” “Say It!” Terrell couldn’t defend himself anymore -all he could do was put his gloves up to his face,Both eyes were cut,His left eye was completely closed by the end of the eighth round. The right eye was closing.But The fight still lasted 15 rounds.You know why it lasted 15 rounds? That’s how long  Ali wanted it to last.He wanted to punish terrell.He wanted to tell the world What his name was.

In the 12th round terrell finally said Muhammad Ali.

Yup. King fo shizzle.

kemetic-dreams

kemetic-dreams:

-The worst trick of all is when he names us Negro and calls us Negro. And when we call ourselves that, we end up tricking ourselves.

-But he was right in saying that we’re not Negroes, and have never been, until we were brought here and made into that. We were scientifically produced by the white man. Whenever you see somebody who calls himself a Negro, he’s a product of Western civilization—not only Western civilization, but Western crime. The Negro, as he is called or calls himself in the West, is the best evidence that can be used against Western civilization today.

-One of the main reasons we are called Negro is so we won’t know who we really are. And when you call yourself that, you don’t know who you really are. You don’t know what you are, you don’t know where you came from, you don’t know what is yours. As long as you call yourself a Negro, nothing is yours. No languages—you can’t lay claim to any language, not even English; you mess it up. You can’t lay claim to any name, any type of name, that will identify you as something that you should be. You can’t lay claim to any culture as long as you use the word Negro to identify yourself. It attaches you to nothing!

- they might call someone else Puerto Rican to identify them. Mind you how they do this. When they call him a Puerto Rican, they’re giving him a better name. Because there is a place called Puerto Rico, you know. It at least lets you know where he came from. So they’ll say whites, Puerto Ricans, and Negroes. Pick up on that. That’s a drag, brothers

-nothing, absolutely nothing. What do you identify it with? Tell me. Nothing. What do you attach it to, what do you attach to it? Nothing. It’s completely in the middle of nowhere. And when you call yourself that, that’s where you are—right in the middle of nowhere. It doesn’t give you a language, because there is no such thing as a Negro language. It doesn’t give you a country, because there is no such thing as a Negro country. It doesn’t give you a culture—there is no such thing as a Negro(Black) culture, it doesn’t exist. The land doesn’t exist, the culture doesn’t exist, the language doesn’t exist, and the man doesn’t exist. They take you out of existence by calling you a(black )Negro. And you can walk around in front of them all day long and they act like they don’t even see you. Because you made yourself nonexistent. [Applause] It’s a person who has no history; and by having no history, he has no culture.

thatdudeemu

Dad spends school year waving at bus, embarrassing son

brownglucose:

arlert-armin:

vvntheshort:

iswearimnotadumbblonde:

urethrafranklin:

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I can’t decide if this is the best or the worst dad ever

If a man wakes up every day to put on a costume SOLELY to wave his child off to school, he is a dedicated father and truly one of the best out there, even tho this probably embarrassed the shit out of his kid

im going to be this father

I bet those kids on the bus looked forward to this stop every day lol