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ancestorswatching · 6 months ago
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In many cultures, ethnic groups, and nations around the world, hair is considered a source of power and prestige. African people brought these traditions and beliefs to the Americas and passed them down through the generations.
In my mother’s family (Black Americans from rural South Carolina) the women don’t cut their hair off unless absolutely necessary (i.e damage or routine trimming). Long hair is considered a symbol of beauty and power; my mother often told me that our hair holds our strength and power. Though my mother’s family has been American born for several generations, it is fascinating to see the beliefs and traditions of our African ancestors passed down. We are emotionally and spiritually attached to our hair, cutting it only with the knowledge that we are starting completely clean and removing stagnant energy.
Couple this with the forced removal and covering of our hair from the times of slavery and onward, and you can see why so many Black women and men alike take such pride and care in their natural hair and love to adorn our heads with wigs, weaves, braids, twists, accessories, and sharp designs.
Hair is not just hair in African diaspora cultures, and this is why the appropriation and stigma surrounding our hair is so harmful.
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lunarcorvid · 7 months ago
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considering it's black history month, UNFRIENDLY reminder that police brutality and racism aren't magically gone just because joe biden's the president now. keep the energy you did for george floyd, breonna taylor, sandra bland, ahmaud arbery, atatiana jefferson, and many many more these next four years. there's still so much work that needs to be done. we CANNOT give up.
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music · 7 months ago
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Celebrate Black History Month with Tumblr!
Here's some of the songs we're vibin' to at Tumblr. Serving you jams from some of your faves, some new hits and some songs you forgot you loved — giving you Black Excellence from start to finish.
🎨: @everlastingrandom
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sonnyjohnson · 8 months ago
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RIP
Cicely Tyson
1924-2021
Harlem Native
A pioneer of Black-American artistry
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antifainternational · 7 months ago
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Not all heroes wear capes.
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everlastingrandom · 7 months ago
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[ID: Digital art of six Black people of varying body types, hairstyles, outfits, and skin tones. They are gathered together and holding hands in a manner that crosses around them and between them. They all share close-eyed, serene expressions. Around them flows a band of color, featuring a gradient soft purple and peach. The background is periwinkle blue. End ID]
My Peoples
It’s Black History Month y’all!
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pianta · 25 days ago
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🤎🖤 BLACKTOBER 2021 🖤🤎
Thank you to everyone who participated last year and gave feedback for this year! The prompt list and updated bio are now here! 
#Blacktober is an October month-long exclusive event where Black and Mixed Black creators (regardless of their pigment) are celebrated and uplifted with their creative skill of choice. Be it visual art, redraws, cosplay, writing, streaming, and more! A prompt list is provided to go off of, but anyone can make their own list. The event is strictly for Black and Mixed Black creators! Use the tag to share your beautiful creations with the community. Fun fact, October is Black History Month over here! ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
We would love the support from other creators who want to help/advocate for our community - you can do so by sharing, uplifting and commenting on the work of Black creators and protecting them from the possible backlash they might receive.
Get hype and have fun being your unapologetically Black selves! [MORE INFO HERE]
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littlemisskeigo · 7 months ago
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Golden Globe Winner Daniel Kaluuya
Golden Globe Winner John Boyega
Golden Globe Winner Andra Day
Two Time Golden Globe Winner “Soul”
Ladies and Gentlemen, it’s the night of Black and Gold
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Edit:
Golden Globe Winner, Chadwick Boseman
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theepoetrygod · a year ago
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y’all saying Black Lives Matter for one situation just don’t sit right with me, it goes beyond police brutality!!!
it’s Black women dying at a higher rate during childbirth. it’s Black people being exposed to COVID-19 at a higher rate. it's about Black people like Henrietta Lacks being taken advantage of in thee medical field, but are still being denied healthcare. it's Black people being denied job opportunities due to the name on their applications. it's Black people being denied into higher institutions despite having the same qualifications as their non-Black counterparts. it's Black people having their creations and ideas stolen without being given credit simply because a good percentage of society still believes in 2021, mind you, that Black people are not creative enough or smart enough or skilled enough. it's the decrease of federal funding for schools in predominantly Black neighborhoods due to gerrymandering and redlining. it's Black people being denied housing due to laws in NUMEROUS STATES that inform realtors to refrain from selling black people those homes. it's the kidnapping and murders of Black people that don't make it on the news. it's Black trans women having a life expectancy of 23 YEARS OLD. it's Black people, especially Black trans people, being incarcerated at disproportionately high rates. it's Black people with criminal records who can't find jobs to turn their lives around because they're stuck in one spot after being released from the incarceration system. it's every single Black life that has been lost to racially motivated killings, whether it be the police or by citizens. It's about being the foundation for electing a new President of the United States.
It's about knowing that even though there is still a lot of work to do as a nation, electing someone who values the lives of people over the lives of bank accounts is a step in the right direction.
Black Lives Matter is not just about protesting against police brutality. this is deeper than that.
All Black Lives Matter. Not just the ones you specifically are a fan of. Not just in death, but in life as well.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
24/7, 365. Not just during February.
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
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blackexcellence · 7 months ago
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Happy Black History Month!
We are back with our third year of #BlackExcellence365. Now that we are the BIG 3, it seems only right to launch a blog dedicated to BLACK EXCELLENCE. 
This blog is about all things BLACK and EXCELLENT, showcasing the Black community’s contributions to the world. From music to fashion to literature to historical spotlights—we’ll be featuring all of it.
We will lean on the past, revel in the present, and create a vision for the future. Black history is every day, so we plan to celebrate it every day. And, with your help, we can make this an even bigger celebration. 
Are you a Black Creative?
Then keep an eye out for opportunities to have your work featured here on @blackexcellence, as well as other official blogs such as @art, @music, @fashion, @entertainment, @books, @gaming, @kpop, or @staff. You can also tag your work #BlackExcellence365 to help us find it.
Before you go
Don’t forget to follow the #black history month tag to see what the Tumblr community is creating. 
This is #BlackExcellence365. Stay tuned ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽!
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goawfma · a year ago
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smh it sure took them a minute
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pianta · 7 months ago
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summer days
★ twitter | ko-fi | ig | prints ★
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