oldtobegin:

björk - hyper-ballad

it’s early morning
no-one is awake
i
'm back at my cliff
s
till throwing things off
i
 listen to the sounds they make
o
n their way down
i follow with my eyes til they crash
i imagine what my body would sound like
slamming against those rocks

and when it lands
will my eyes 
be closed or open?

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sovlpunk:

fucking hell like tumblr made me much more aware of so many social issues and im glad but also now its like. everything i see its somehow homophobic or transphobic or racist or misogynist or slutshaming or fatshaming and im so angry. im angry at everything

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427 notes • 12:05 AM
Anonymous inquired What did the Arabs do? I've never heard of it?? :/

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beautiesofafrique:

marcusblaque:

beautiesofafrique:

onesmartbrother:

beautiesofafrique:

dynastylnoire:

beautiesofafrique:

dynastylnoire:

dynastylnoire:

beautiesofafrique:

  • They’ve enslaved millions of Africans
  • They’ve raped thousands of African women
  • They’ve castrated thousands of African men
  • They’ve killed millions of Africans

They’ve made us “Afro-Arab (although I don’t like to be called Afro-Arab) hate ourselves…now internalised anti-blackness has manifested in us. Many “Afro-Arabs” in Africa and diaspora hate identifying as black and would rather be called Arab. So many of my Swahili family members think that they’re Arab and not black and that our Swahili culture is thanks to the Arabs

I’m a Congolese Swahili (my Swahili ancestors came from Zanzibar to Congo) and let me list a few things the Swahili-Arabs did in the Congo:

  1. Butchered Congolese men, women and children
  2. Rape Congolese women
  3. Stole from our land
  4. Enslaved us

oh wow

they don’t teach about the arab slave trade at all in the US.

The ankhs don’t talk about it. I guess they don’t know. Or it would conflict with their religious beliefs or lack there of.

They don’t teach us about the Arab slave trade in the UK either…hardly anyone knows about it. It makes it easier for Arabs to spread their anti-blackness and Arab supremacy shit and continue attacking and killing Africans till this day. How many news stations/newspapers report about what Arabs are doing to Africans in 2014?

Jesus…I feel like I want to take some classes like asap

dynastylnoire

  • Read about the Congo-Arab/ Belgo-Arab war
  • Raid by slavers in Nyangwe ( a town in Congo now called Maniema)
  • Congolese Mangbetu slaves 
  • Boy Soldiers and Ivory
  • Also the book “The fall of the Congo Arabs” (it was written by a white guy he also paints Congolese people as savages)
  • "The Economics of the Indian Ocean Slave Trade in the Nineteenth Century"

And just the Arab slave trade in general 

I’ve been alseep far too long.

Everyone has

I was doing my own research on this earlier this summer. Here’s an article on a number of facts about it.

Quote from the article “The Arab slave trade in the 19th century was economically tied to the European trade of Africans”…an example: The Swahili-Arabs from Zanzibar worked very closely with the Belgians in Congo (read about it in the books mentioned above)

I was always told the Arab Slave trade was just as brutal or even more brutal than the European slave trade. Still going on today

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*thinks about girls* my god………………jesus….how

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