Category: african american

“If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own.”

~ Diahann Carroll (1935 – 2019)

The Fire Last Time: LIFE in Watts, 1966

“The function of freedom is to free someone else.”

~ Toni Morrison (1931 – 2019)


Photos of the Watts riots in Los Angeles, 1965. (Via Blvck Vrchives)

Cover of "All of Ted Joans and No More,“ a beat-poetry book by NYC poet Ted Joans, 1961. 

Sword and Pistol of Harriet Ross Tubman

50 years ago, on November 5, 1968, Shirley Anita Chisholm, an educator from Brooklyn, New York, made history by becoming the first African American woman elected to Congress. She went on to make history again in 1972 as the first woman AND African American to run for a major party’s nomination for president.

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Black Is Beautiful: Why Black Dolls Matter


“Harlem, Full of Life,” photographs by Jack Garofalo for Paris Match, July 1970. (Via Mashable’s Retronaut)

“I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is.” 

~ R.I.P. Aretha Franklin (1942 – 2018)