it is actually frustrating talking to one of my good friends explaining the politics of racism, sexism, homophobia and Hollywood etc. Like I said, we both grew up in London in areas where it is happily multicultural with hardly incident. We are our own bubble. But then you grow up see the world is not that fair. She gets that but she does not seem to understand how far deep it is.

I am just thinking she will have an awakening experience and then she can come rant to me

Naomi puts racist Russian model Kira’s ass on blast!

(just to clarify because many people seem to be confused: prior to this, a contestant had confided in naomi and said that kira had said the night before that their client wants a caucasion girl to win and that those who have hair extensions won’t win. anyway if you are familiar with this season you know she is arrogant, rude and a liar)

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soulbrotherv2:

An African Princess Who Stood Unafraid Among Nazis
Her autobiography is a one-of-a-kind perspective of an educated, empowered, world-traveling daughter of a royal family, which no one wanted to publish until now.

By Jenee Desmond-Harris
Between 1939 and 1946, Fatima Massaquoi penned one of the earliest known autobiographies by an African woman. But few outside of Liberian circles were aware of it until this week, when Palgrave McMillian published The Autobiography of an African Princess, edited by two historians and the author’s daughter.
The book follows Massaquoi, born the daughter of the King of Gallinas of Southern Sierra Leone in 1904, to Liberia, Nazi Germany and the segregated American South, where she wrote her memoirs while enrolled at Tennessee’s Fisk University.
She died in 1978, and her story could have died with her.  [Continue reading complete article at The Root.]

soulbrotherv2:

An African Princess Who Stood Unafraid Among Nazis

Her autobiography is a one-of-a-kind perspective of an educated, empowered, world-traveling daughter of a royal family, which no one wanted to publish until now.

By Jenee Desmond-Harris

Between 1939 and 1946, Fatima Massaquoi penned one of the earliest known autobiographies by an African woman. But few outside of Liberian circles were aware of it until this week, when Palgrave McMillian published The Autobiography of an African Princess, edited by two historians and the author’s daughter.

The book follows Massaquoi, born the daughter of the King of Gallinas of Southern Sierra Leone in 1904, to Liberia, Nazi Germany and the segregated American South, where she wrote her memoirs while enrolled at Tennessee’s Fisk University.

She died in 1978, and her story could have died with her.  [Continue reading complete article at The Root.]

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I just watch 2:04s of Rain’s “La Song,” I am late to this but, ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!?!!?! My mouth just dropped and I had to hit the pause button straight away. Sarah baartman, really?!