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But Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase Manhattan Bank, an JPMorgan Chase are not powerful because they worked hard. The best illustration of this point comes through a historical analysis. How did the banking system in this country get started? How did the richest people in the richest country in the world get their money?

Banking got started in this country by investing in the Triangular Slave Trade. The reason historians call it Triangular Slave Trade is that Europeans went to Africa, enslaved the people, brought them to this part of the world, and sold the people for products like hemp, sugarcane, cotton, and then those products were sent to Europe. That is why there were three angles: Africa, the United States, and Europe. The banking system—Lloyd’s of London, Barclays Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo-invested in that process and that is how their hegemony was established. In the last five years, almost all the banks I just mentioned have reluctantly acknowledged that they became established through the institution of slavery and the slave trade. So we see many people today questioning the system considering this simple fact: ‘Because the banks got rich by exploiting my ancestors I don’t see why I should have to pay them anything. They owe me if anything. I don’t want their money, because there is no price tag that can be placed on the suffering.’

Ahjamu Umi, from a guest lecture on March 21, 2013 at Concordia University

See also: “Wachovia apologizes for slavery ties,” CNN Money, June 5, 2005 & “American finance grew on the backs of slaves,” Chicago Sun-Times, March 7, 2014.

For more reading on the origins of the present American banking system and its foundations in the Euro-American slave trade, check out Slavery and American Economic Development (2006) by Gavin Wright and Debt, investment, slaves: credit relations in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 1825-1885 (1995) by Richard Kilbourne.

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Think of the centuries of wealth created by cotton, sugar, and textiles in the UK and USA built on the institution of African slave labor.

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newwavefeminism:

The automatic criminalization of black and brown bodies

I think OP means RACIST.
yall  need to stop with “culturally insensitive” and fuck shit. lets call it what the fuck it is.

newwavefeminism:

The automatic criminalization of black and brown bodies

I think OP means RACIST.

yall  need to stop with “culturally insensitive” and fuck shit. lets call it what the fuck it is.

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ethiopienne:
BREAKING: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting death of Florida teen Jordan Davis
     Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed Florida teenager Jordan Davis in November 2012, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.


Dunn was previously found guilty of three counts of attempted murder in a February trial for shooting at an SUV carrying Davis and three of his friends.
During that trial, the jurors deadlocked on the decision to convict Dunn of first-degree murder.
Tuesday saw Dunn testify in his own defense. The jury began deliberations early Wednesday morning.


From The Florida Times Union:





THANK GOD FOR THIS. BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO LOSE MY SHIT AT WORK IF ANYTHING ELSE BUT THIS WAS THE RESULT.

jessehimself:

    dynastylnoire:

ethiopienne:

BREAKING: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in shooting death of Florida teen Jordan Davis

     Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed Florida teenager Jordan Davis in November 2012, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Dunn was previously found guilty of three counts of attempted murder in a February trial for shooting at an SUV carrying Davis and three of his friends.

During that trial, the jurors deadlocked on the decision to convict Dunn of first-degree murder.

Tuesday saw Dunn testify in his own defense. The jury began deliberations early Wednesday morning.

THANK GOD FOR THIS. BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO LOSE MY SHIT AT WORK IF ANYTHING ELSE BUT THIS WAS THE RESULT.

gunpowderandspark:

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The Republican Party recently released an ad assuring us that, yes, there actually are Black Republicans.

A message that would have probably been more impactful if the only appearance of a Black person in their video wasn’t a stock photo they had to pay to use…

lmao i hate republicans. all of them.

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NYPD: Black Teens Must Stay Out Of Predominately White Neighborhood Unless Doing Something Productive

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NYPD: Black Teens Must Stay Out Of Predominately White Neighborhood Unless Doing Something Productive

The New York Police Department reportedly told a group of black teenagers that they were not welcome to walk through a predominately white neighborhood unless they could prove that they were being productive members of society.

According to one witness, a group of five or six 16 year olds was ordered to leave the area of Park Slope immediately because the officer assumed they were up to no good.…

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ACAB

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afroerotik:

Having a big booty is a great thing.  Having a big booty is part of our genetic makeup as a people, its our legacy.  There’s absolutely nothing wrong with accentuating your figure if you have a nice one.   The problem becomes when you place value in your booty, you think it makes you more attractive, when you wear it like an accessory.  There is something tragically wrong with the fact that every article of clothing in your wardrobe has to show off your ass in order for you to feel attractive or feel like you need to get the attention of men by wearing the tightest clothing possible.  If you have to jump up and down to get in to every pair of jeans you own, they all show off your butt crack, and if you gain a half a pound you can’t fit in them.  There is something tragically wrong if every dress you own is skin tight and you have to take a selfie before you leave the house to show off your shape.  There is something wrong if you have pictures of your ass in the bathroom mirror advertising that to the world as an attractive feature you possess.  Your ass is not your identity.  Just like the sistas with asses that aren’t big and round aren’t less of a woman because they don’t have a lot of junk in their trunk, they are no less sexy, they are no less attractive, desirable, or valuable as human beings, having a big butt does not make your place on this earth more valid.   The size of your ass does not make you a better woman, the way you clap it does not make you better in bed, and no woman should ever think her ass defines her attractiveness. 

Oh, and it’s 2014 people. Can we stop asserting that eating southern food is the cause of a big ass. Cornbread is food, it’s not DNA.

Oh look, body policing and fast shaming aimed at black women in one massive post of fail. 

doesn’t afroerotik run a porn blog????

Humans To Blame For Major Decline In Wildlife Populations, WWF Report Finds

GENEVA (AP) — About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world’s biggest environmental groups.

The study Tuesday from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a 52 percent decline in wildlife populations between 1970 and 2010.

It says improved methods of measuring populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles explain the huge difference from the 28-percent decline between 1970 and 2008 that the group reported in 2012.

Most of the new losses were found in tropical regions, particularly Latin America.

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nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johson announces

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johson announces

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