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taylorwifts:

IF YOU ARE A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW I ADVISE YOU TO DO YOUR BEST SERIOUSLY I THOUGHT HIGH SCHOOL WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN AND I DIDN’T DO SHIT AND NOW MY C’S ON MY FRESHMAN REPORT CARDS ARE KILLING ME IN MY COLLEGE APPS AND I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME TO DO BETTER SO…

Great advive!!!

yagazieemezi

yagazieemezi:

FELA:

“Fela Kuti Music is the Weapon” is a fascinating documentary about the Afrobeat legend, musician, composer, performer and occasional politician. The film mixes footage of Fela Anikulapo Kuti performing at his Shrine nightclub, interviews with the controversial musician, glimpses of life at his not-so-palatial Kalakuta Republic compound, and scenes of Lagos street life. Some voice-over narration gives basic information on Kuti’s musical career and Nigerian politics, but for the most part, the images are left to speak for themselves. Shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that were most crucial to his life and work.

“Music is a weapon of the future / music is the weapon of the progressives / music is the weapon of the givers of life” Fela Kuti

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afrikan-mapambano
afrikan-mapambano:




On this date in 1828 Shaka the great Zulu King was killed In 1815 he became the clan chief of the Zulu and the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with a population of approximately 6 million and Soon after his reign began, the Zulu began their campaign of conquest and expansion known as the mfecane which led to the incorporation of many other peoples A brilliant military leader Shaka put together an army of more than 40,000 rigorously trained soldiers and Shaka also introduced several important military innovations such as the short stabbing spear which gave Zulu troops a distinct advantage over their adversaries In a period of only ten years, Shaka had built a kingdom—Zululand—that encompassed most of the area now known as Natal Province and Shaka claimed absolute authority over his kingdom and His hierarchical leadership style was retained by subsequent Zulu rulers and later adopted by Inkatha a 20th-century Zulu political organization In conquered territories, Shaka appointed his own officials; any subjects who refused Shaka’s overrule could be killed immediately In addition conquered peoples were expected to serve in the Zulu army, herd the king’s cattle and hunt elephants for ivory Shaka consolidated his authority by conducting frequent cattle raids on neighboring groups such as the Mpondo A portion of the cattle was distributed to Shaka’s chiefs and army officers to encourage their loyalty Despite these tactics, however, Shaka faced internal opposition and on this date his half-brother Dingane assassinated him




ZULU Nation

afrikan-mapambano:

On this date in 1828 Shaka the great Zulu King was killed In 1815 he became the clan chief of the Zulu and the largest ethnic group in South Africa, with a population of approximately 6 million and Soon after his reign began, the Zulu began their campaign of conquest and expansion known as the mfecane which led to the incorporation of many other peoples A brilliant military leader Shaka put together an army of more than 40,000 rigorously trained soldiers and Shaka also introduced several important military innovations such as the short stabbing spear which gave Zulu troops a distinct advantage over their adversaries In a period of only ten years, Shaka had built a kingdom—Zululand—that encompassed most of the area now known as Natal Province and Shaka claimed absolute authority over his kingdom and His hierarchical leadership style was retained by subsequent Zulu rulers and later adopted by Inkatha a 20th-century Zulu political organization In conquered territories, Shaka appointed his own officials; any subjects who refused Shaka’s overrule could be killed immediately In addition conquered peoples were expected to serve in the Zulu army, herd the king’s cattle and hunt elephants for ivory Shaka consolidated his authority by conducting frequent cattle raids on neighboring groups such as the Mpondo A portion of the cattle was distributed to Shaka’s chiefs and army officers to encourage their loyalty Despite these tactics, however, Shaka faced internal opposition and on this date his half-brother Dingane assassinated him

ZULU Nation

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soulrevision:

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29 years ago on this day, May 13, 1985, the U.S. dropped a bomb on the members of MOVE in Philadelphia killing 11 people, including 5 children.

The MOVE organization was a Philly based black liberation movement that was adamant about revolution & advocated a ‘back to nature’ lifestyle. The MOVE organization lived communally, frequently engaged in public demonstrations & vowed to lead lives uninterrupted by government, police or technology. MOVE was founded by John Africa & its members also adopted the surname ‘Africa’, vegan diets & were passionate about animal rights.

Since MOVE’s inception, they were seen as a threat to the Philly Police Department & in 1978, police raided their Powelton Village home. The raid resulted in the death of 1 police officer and the beating and arrest of 9 MOVE members. Afterwards, they relocated to the infamous house on 6221 Osage St. 

On May 13, 1985, more than 500 police officers surrounded MOVE’s fortified house in West Philly, to serve arrest warrants on its members. After a gun battle during which the police failed to dislodge the group, a police helicopter was dispatched over the MOVE house and dropped 2 bombs. The Philly Fire Dept delayed putting out the flames at MOVE’s house stating that they, “didnt want to put their men in harms way”. The explosion from the bombs started a fire that destroyed MOVE’s house & 60 other houses, leaving 250 people homeless. 11 MOVE members, including 5 of their children were killed. Only Michael and Ramona Africa, an adult in the group, survived. 

Names & ages of the 5 MOVE kids killed by Philly police in the 1985 bombing: 
Tomasa - 7 
Delicia - 9 
Phil - 10 
Netta - 11 
Tree - 13

To learn more about the 1985 MOVE bombing in Philly, read PBS’ article, here: to.pbs.org/1jDZ7s3 

Just like Tulsa!!!