Token In America

Token In America

schomburgcenter:

On August 30, 1983, Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr. became the first African American in space.
Bluford, pictured, had earned his M.S. and PhD in aerospace engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He flew the space shuttle, performed various experiments and aided in the launch of a $45 million weather and communications satellite for India. During this first mission with more to come, launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Bluford received a call from Ronald Reagan in which he said, “You will serve as a role model for so many others and be so inspirational.”

schomburgcenter:

On August 30, 1983, Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr. became the first African American in space.

Bluford, pictured, had earned his M.S. and PhD in aerospace engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He flew the space shuttle, performed various experiments and aided in the launch of a $45 million weather and communications satellite for India. During this first mission with more to come, launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Bluford received a call from Ronald Reagan in which he said, “You will serve as a role model for so many others and be so inspirational.”

bittenbybooksblog:

I just finished Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and it was really intriguing and very thoughtful. The ending totally made me want to start The Year of the Flood right away!

bittenbybooksblog:

I just finished Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and it was really intriguing and very thoughtful. The ending totally made me want to start The Year of the Flood right away!

(via prettybooks)

loves,

there is a wonderful new free literary app entitled ‘WeReadToo’ in the apple store. browse over 300 titles by authors of color featuring characters of color. currently, they are featuring children and young adult books, but they are adding genres, and there is a suggestion box on the app for users/readers to offer their favorite writers/books to be added !

here’s the link :)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/we-read-too/id908782619?mt=8

xoxo nayyirah :)))

(via mambubadu)

The Stages Of Viewing TV While Black, As Told By The Fresh Prince

schomburgcenter:

We are excited to launch our Fall 2014 program season. Join us for an an eclectic mix of conversations, screenings, and performances including the Schomburg’s most popular series: Between the Lines, Before 5, Talks at the Schomburg, First Fridays, Films at the Schomburg, and more.
Check out our complete Fall Calendar and register for our FREE events!

schomburgcenter:

We are excited to launch our Fall 2014 program season. Join us for an an eclectic mix of conversations, screenings, and performances including the Schomburg’s most popular series: Between the Lines, Before 5, Talks at the Schomburg, First Fridays, Films at the Schomburg, and more.

Check out our complete Fall Calendar and register for our FREE events!

Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical BrooklynSeptember 20th-October 12thFridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 12-6pm
…my body is ready.

Funk, God, Jazz, and Medicine: Black Radical Brooklyn
September 20th-October 12th
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, 12-6pm

…my body is ready.

When “Whip Appeal" plays on my Babyface station… 

manufactoriel:

L’homme sur les quais (1993), directed by  Raoul Peck

manufactoriel:

L’homme sur les quais (1993), directed by  Raoul Peck

Tonight at 8:30pm EST, bookriot will be hosting a live chat with author Tiphanie Yanique! I’m looking forward to reading Land of Love and Drowning after watching Rincey Reads’ (@rinceya) awesome review!

If you’ve read LoLaD, or are interested in chatting with Tiphanie Yanique, check out BookRiot for more!

Tonight at 8:30pm EST, bookriot will be hosting a live chat with author Tiphanie Yanique! I’m looking forward to reading Land of Love and Drowning after watching Rincey Reads’ (@rinceya) awesome review!

If you’ve read LoLaD, or are interested in chatting with Tiphanie Yanique, check out BookRiot for more!

‘Hands Up, Don’t Ship!’ Minneapolis UPS Workers Protest Shipments to Missouri Police

iammyfather:

amaditalks:

A dozen part-time UPS workers in Minneapolis took protest action on the job August 22, after discovering ties between Missouri law enforcement and a company, Law Enforcement Targets, whose shipments we handle each day.

Some of us removed the company’s packages from trucks that would deliver them to law enforcement. Others, in solidarity, refused to ferry these packages to their intended trailers.

Others posed with a sign reading “#handsupdontship.” The phrase “hands up, don’t shoot” has come to symbolize protest over the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

We decided we could not be silent while our work was contributing to the militarized violence that police are directing at Ferguson residents in the aftermath of Brown’s death.

This is high-stakes activism. These workers are at risk losing their jobs for this. Well done, UPS folks, for sticking to your principles.

This is where unity works.  The powers use Racism to divide, we must see past the games and stand together.

Yes.

(via darkmatterxafricanempires)

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What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2
AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)
What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.
**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

Part 1Part 2

AfroPunk 2014 (Part 3)

What I learned from this weekend in Brooklyn… friendship is a beautiful thing. Cherish the people who bring out your best self…it really shows.

**[2nd Picture] Yes, that’s right…I met brokeymcpoverty & heavenrants. Beloveds, you can’t tell me nothing for the rest of 2014. I have no idea what I said to them but inside I was like…

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