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racialamericana:

"Love encourages forgetting, which is intended to was away the slave’s past. Love makes a place for the stranger; it domesticates persons from ‘outside of the house’ and not ‘of the blood’; it assuages the slave’s loss of family; it remakes slaveholders as mother’s and fathers. Owning persons and claiming kin are one and the same; so love cannot be separated from dispossession of property in persons. Affection perhaps softens the sting of dishonor but does not erase is…it doesn’t remedy the isolation of being severed from your kin and denied ancestors.”
- Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, pp. 102-103
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Jul 30, 2014 / 1 note

racialamericana:

"Love encourages forgetting, which is intended to was away the slave’s past. Love makes a place for the stranger; it domesticates persons from ‘outside of the house’ and not ‘of the blood’; it assuages the slave’s loss of family; it remakes slaveholders as mother’s and fathers. Owning persons and claiming kin are one and the same; so love cannot be separated from dispossession of property in persons. Affection perhaps softens the sting of dishonor but does not erase is…it doesn’t remedy the isolation of being severed from your kin and denied ancestors.”

- Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, pp. 102-103

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Where imperialists do not find disorder they create it deliberately
C.L.R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (via guitarbains)
Jul 28, 2014 / 81 notes

thesmithian: +++++ art: photography by Sun Jun
Jul 25, 2014 / 62 notes

thesmithian: +++++ art: photography by Sun Jun

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Jul 17, 2014 / 23,877 notes

fariharoisin:

sans soleil (chris marker, 1983)

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yearningforunity:

Born on this day. Assata Shakur
July, 16, 1947
Jul 16, 2014 / 172 notes

yearningforunity:

Born on this day. Assata Shakur

July, 16, 1947

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

July 16, 1947 - Birthday of Comrade Assata Shakur, Black freedom fighter and communist revolutionary.
As a member of the Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army, a political prisoner, and now living in exile in socialist Cuba with a $2 million federal bounty on her head, Assata has inspired generations of fighters with her commitment to Black liberation and dedication to revolutionary principles.
Jul 16, 2014 / 1,566 notes

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

July 16, 1947 - Birthday of Comrade Assata Shakur, Black freedom fighter and communist revolutionary.

As a member of the Black Panthers and Black Liberation Army, a political prisoner, and now living in exile in socialist Cuba with a $2 million federal bounty on her head, Assata has inspired generations of fighters with her commitment to Black liberation and dedication to revolutionary principles.

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Jul 14, 2014 / 676 notes

saloandseverine:

Les statues meurent aussi (Statues Also Die), Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, 1953

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magictransistor:

Huichol Yarn paintings by the Huichole or Wixáritari people; indigenous to the Jalisco, Zacatecas, Durango and Nayarit regions of North Western Mexico.

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manufactoriel:

Jeune fille cubaine, Cuba 1996, by Michel François
Jul 14, 2014 / 1,201 notes

manufactoriel:

Jeune fille cubaine, Cuba 1996, by Michel François

arrudaeguine:

Festa do Bembé do Mercado 
by Roberto Faria 
Jul 13, 2014 / 66 notes

arrudaeguine:

Festa do Bembé do Mercado

by Roberto Faria 

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