This is a blog to refelct the things I believe are important to myself and the world (in a very self absorbed and reflective kinda way). Hope you read, learn, laugh and enjoy
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Not only is the Black female body deemed exotic, it is a site of contradictory investments, at once desirable and undesirable, known and unknown. It was important that Ba(a)rtman(n) was both an object of sexual interest and degraded. In short, to reconfigure her into “an object of derision, ‘a spectacle, a clown,’ is to strip away her sexual appeal, albeit perverse and objectified, to the French male spectator, to reinforce and reinscribe Ba(a)rtman(n)’s position in the Manichaean social world as a primitive savage.” Hence, one consistent theme in the European imaginary has been that the Black female body is not “normal” (read: white, civilized). Indeed, it ‘represents the abnormal in Eurocentric discourse.’
I don’t think the straights understand this…. I don’t even think most gays understand this…Preach!
I seriously didn’t want to see this movie because of the title and trailer alone. I’m glad to see it turned out well with a good message.
Best MOVIE EVER
So if we have to show women what the baby looks like in their womb and tell them how the process works before allowing them to get an abortion, does that mean we should teach our soldiers about the culture of the lands we’re invading, and explain to them that the people we want them to kill have families and feel pain, just like Americans?
Hey, you should watch this if Native/Indigenous are of importance/interest to you. And if they aren’t of importance or interest to you then you’re probably a fuckin’ asshole.
This is our tribe, the Winnemem Wintu of Northern California.
We are not really a “Ghost Tribe”, since we are very much alive, despite Gold Rush murders, boarding schools, and the Shasta Dam, which flooded our beloved McCloud River homeland, wiped out our salmon runs, and stole our water. We received none of the compensation promised in federal legislation.
Now the Water Mongers and Big Oil want to build the dam higher, and flood out more of our sacred sites, including the dance ground of our Coming of Age Ceremony. Fresno US Representative Jim Costa (R) two weeks ago introduced a bill, co-signed by state Democratic congressmen, to raise Shasta Dam 18 feet higher. The expected water will be used to feed the growing fracking industry in the Central Valley, as well as grow export crops in the desert and service massive housing developments in the desert. This is all part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s “Brown Water Plan”, which includes destroying the California Delta with massive Twin Tunnels that could potentially draw off all of the Sacramento River’s fresh water, destroying the estuary, and the fish and other aquatic life that depend on it.
But we are not giving up. We know it is our responsibility to continue to be Winnemem, to continue to sing for the Water, and protect the places that make us Winnemem.
We will not be drowned without a fight!
Please contact your congressperson and tell them that we are already the victims of uncorrected government injustice, and to vote NO on any plans to raise Shasta Dam.
Giving into white nonsense is why black folk got high blood pressure. Even the littlest bit of white nonsense.
Their power is built on the sweat of our backs. The only reason you and I in this country is ‘cause our great-great-grandpas couldn’t run fast enough. We’ll never be welcome here. — Marie Laveau (3x07)
Shaka King of the Zulus
- He was born around 1787 to Senzangakhona and Nandi.
- Shaka’s father was the ruler of a small chiefdom (the Zulus) and his mother was the daughter of an Elangeni tribe
- He was born out of wedlock, so he spent much of his childhood with his mother until he was of age to become a warrior
- He was often teased and humiliated by other children because he was raised without a father but claimed to be the son of a chief
- He soon became a warrior in the Mthethwa army under Dingiswayo
- In 1816, his father died, and Dingiswayo helped Shaka assassinate his brother and become chief of the Zulus
- Shaka was under Dingiswayo’s control as ruler of the Zulus but was given a lot of freedom
- In around 1818, Dingiswayo died in battle. Some say Shaka deliberately allowed him to die but there’s no evidence to back this claim up
- After Dingiswayo died, Shaka took control of the Mthethwa and began to conquer neighboring chiefdom’s
- When Shaka fully came into power, he began to reorganize his army in accordance with his own ideas and training
- He did not allow his warriors to wear sandals which toughened their feet and installed discipline into the warriors
- Shaka is known for possibly creating the buffalo horns military formation and his use of encirclement tactics
- Shaka eventually began to amass a powerful army
- In 1818, Shaka successful defeated the Ndwandwe
- Shaka’s forces once again defeated the Ndwandwe in 1826
- After 1826 he no longer had any major rivals
- He continued to conquer neighboring chiefdom’s but often left the reigning chief in place unless the chiefdom resisted
- His wars may have caused around a million deaths and many people were forced migrate elsewhere to get away from his rule
- After the death of his mother in 1827, Shaka begin to exhibit odd behavior
- He ordered that pregnant women be killed along with their husbands, milk was not allowed to be used, and around 7,000 people were killed for not grieving enough
- Shaka was assassinated in 1828 by his half brothers and buried in an unknown location
- He is remembered for uniting different chiefdom’s, building up the Zulu Kingdom, and his military genius