While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
So he should go to jail.
John Crawford is dead because ONE paranoid white man and his wife decided he was a threat to public safety and called 911. The story he originally gave police is falling apart because — SURPRISE! —- there are security cameras, so now he’s changed his tune.
FUCK HIM! GO THE FUCK TO JAIL
they found out who Jack the Ripper is but they can’t arrest Darren Wilson
“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 Shot in color, it’s an important historical document capturing Kuti in stage and home environments that were most crucial to his life and work.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
Ibeyi, made up of Cuban-born, Paris-based twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Díaz, is an electronic doom soul duo who are forging a new spiritual sound with their debut EP Oya. The 19-year-old musicians are XL Recordings‘ newest signees, and their introductory singles “Oya” and “River” possess a hypnotic blend of hip-hop, electronica, and blues infused with Yoruba prayers and folk songs that will transport you to a higher realm upon first listen.
Singing in French, English, Spanish and Yoruba, Ibeyi count among their primary influences Nina Simone, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Blake and their late father, the celebrated Cuban jazz percussionist Miguel “Anga” Diaz. Ibeyi’s vocal range, which wavers from the raspy and wraith-like to the sonorous and divine, is ideal for their sonic palette which revels in the phantasmagorical groove of liturgical Yoruba songs. Besides singing in Yoruba–which was brought to Cuba by West African slaves–Ibeyi honor their father’s legacy and Afro-Cuban heritage through their percussive production and use of live instruments. Beatsmith Naomi plays both the cajón and the batá while Lisa-Kaindé remains more in tune with the musical mythos of Ibeyi’s sound by weaving Yoruba lore deeply into their lyrics. “River” is dedicated to the goddess Oshun (the mother of the Ibeyi, and their first single and EP are both named for Oya (the benevolent orisha who took the Ibeyi in after Oshun was accused of witchcraft for birthing twins and kicked them out).
*black couple living in a haunted house*
wife: the house haunted
husband: we out this bitch
They need to go after the camera man too, EVERY TIME. That’s when this dumb shit will stop.
I want someone to beat the absolute fuck out of them.
What the fuck. It’s just a fucking pair if shoes. He bopped the damn shoes. Why they throwin fists over a fuckin boop. Maybe tell them to back the hell up and not try it again, but what the fuck.
"It’s just a fucking pair if shoes."
True but if I worked hard to make my money to buy myself a pair of shoes and your dumbass comes along and steps on them as a “joke” you gotdamn right I’m gonna be pissed about it.
"Maybe tell them to back the hell up and not try it again"
They purposely stepped on their shoes. Mind you, Jordans are not cheap. People take pride in what they wear. But ultimately it’s a matter of respect. These white kids are disrespectful.
These “_______ in the hood” videos are made to provoke black people into acting out for cheap laughs and YouTube views. It gives white America a reason to laugh at us and call us animals. They make these videos to make us as a people look bad.
They deserved every one of those licks.
I don’t really know how too feel about this…. It’s sad
I’m sorry you’ve been made to believe that the whole of Africa is poor, I really am..
Reblogging for those of you who think Africa is only what the media and movies portrays it to be