The Black Forest
vintageblackads:

Jet Magazine. October 30th, 1969.

vintageblackads:

Jet Magazine. October 30th, 1969.

vintageblackads:

Black Enterprise. June, 1975.

vintageblackads:

Black Enterprise. June, 1975.

vintageblackads:

Ebony. January, 1972.

vintageblackads:

Ebony. January, 1972.

Listen/purchase: Less Than Human by Colony If Edgar Allan Poe were alive today, he would like this band.

hellobenin:

Photo by ebsylvester

A true cornucopia. 

hellobenin:

Photo by ebsylvester

A true cornucopia. 

fckyeahprettyafricans:

West African , Benin Queenrmilka

fckyeahprettyafricans:

West African , Benin
Queenrmilka

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Benin
refrederator:

Yeah! Yeah! I know it’s not Halloween, but I can’t resist this beautiful Bugs Bunny comic book cover!
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refrederator:

Yeah! Yeah! I know it’s not Halloween, but I can’t resist this beautiful Bugs Bunny comic book cover!

Don’t just “like”! Subscribe and send it tumbling to your friends! Share the cartooniness! Spread the FRED!!

This brings back fond memories of a tarantula I used to own named “Anansi.”

This brings back fond memories of a tarantula I used to own named “Anansi.”

“The thing is, a black man can’t be president in America, given the racial aversion and history that’s still out there,” Cornell Belcher, a pollster for Obama, told the journalist Gwen Ifill after the 2008 election. “However, an extraordinary, gifted, and talented young man who happens to be black can be president.”

Belcher’s formulation grants the power of anti-black racism, and proposes to defeat it by not acknowledging it. His is the perfect statement of the Obama era, a time marked by a revolution that must never announce itself, by a democracy that must never acknowledge the weight of race, even while being shaped by it. Barack Obama governs a nation enlightened enough to send an African American to the White House, but not enlightened enough to accept a black man as its president.

from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s article ‘Fear of a Black President’, which is one of the most insightful discussions of America and race in the ‘Obama age’ I have ever read.  (via aninsufferableknowitall)It cuts to the chase in an intellectual manner.