Brown Girls in the Rain

This blog is a safe space for women of color. We blog about racism and ignorance we ourselves have experienced and skin color related social issues happening elsewhere in the world.

Anonymous asked: why do ppl assume attractive black girls have to be mixed :/

naijackellen:

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.
the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.
A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.
Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.
The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)
Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years
The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)
A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt
7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait
7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province. 
Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.

medievalpoc:

doublehamburgerjack:

frantzfandom:

deux-zero-deux:

wtf-fun-factss:

Traces of coca and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies - WTF fun facts

well DUH. a lot of historians are still trying to process the fact that ancient egyptians knew how to build boats, which is ridiculous. why would they not be seafarers and explorers?

this is not new or surprising information at all. it pretty much day one of any african-american studies course.

the egyptians knew that if they put their boats in front of the summer storm winds it’d blow them right across the sea to the Americas and they shared that with the greeks.

It’s really hard for people to understand that everyone had boats, exploration, and trade interactions without the same level of murder, colonization, and violence that the Europeans did. It’s really hard for people to get that.

An 11,000 year old Iroqious boat.

A whole book about Ancient Egyptian Maritime technology and culture.

Scientists “shocked” to discover that humanity casually traveled the seas over 100,000 years ago.

The Sea-Craft of Prehistory (book; Eurocentric as heck)

Humans traveling long distances by sea and deep=sea fishing for c. 42,000 years

The Dufuna Canoe, Africa’s oldest surviving boat, is 8,000 years old (Nigeria)

A fleet of 5,000-year-old boats in Abydos, Egypt

7,000-year-old seaworthy vessels in Kuwait

7,500-year-old boat found in China’s Zhejiang Province.

Scientific Evidence for Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Voyages (273 pages-for the hardcore only!):

The only plausible explanation for these findings is that a considerable number of transoceanic voyages in both directions across both major oceans were completed between the 7th millennium BC and the European age of discovery. Our growing knowledge of early maritime technology and its accomplishments gives us confidence that vessels and nautical skills capable of these long-distance travels were developed by the times indicated. These voyages put a new complexion on the extensive Old World/New World cultural parallels that have long been controversial.

(via hungary-hippos)

peaceloveandafropuffs:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

cartermagazine:

Today In History
'Booker T. Washington delivered his controversial “Atlanta Compromise” address at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta, GA, on this date September 18, 1895. Washington told Blacks to accept racism but spend their time working hard and improving themselves.'
(photo: Booker T. Washington)
- CARTER Magazine

White people were in the audience CRYING they were so happy. He basically compromised our freedom. 
If you’ve never read his speech or heard it, you need to. Considering where we are today, it’s very interesting. There is no wonder why whites made him a Black leader. 

Don Lemon in a past life


I felt so betrayed and angry when I learned who Booker T Washington actually was. He was in charge (he had his own political machine and all) during a crucial time in Black American history. A time when actual social and economic growth could have been made. His policies and ideals stunted what could have been. I was on his side in the debacle with W.E.B Dubois. However, I think I prefer an elitist that thinks the “best” of a group should pull the others up rather than someone that thinks the entire group should take second place.

peaceloveandafropuffs:

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

cartermagazine:

Today In History

'Booker T. Washington delivered his controversial “Atlanta Compromise” address at the Cotton States Exposition in Atlanta, GA, on this date September 18, 1895. Washington told Blacks to accept racism but spend their time working hard and improving themselves.'

(photo: Booker T. Washington)

- CARTER Magazine

White people were in the audience CRYING they were so happy. He basically compromised our freedom. 

If you’ve never read his speech or heard it, you need to. Considering where we are today, it’s very interesting. There is no wonder why whites made him a Black leader. 

Don Lemon in a past life

I felt so betrayed and angry when I learned who Booker T Washington actually was. He was in charge (he had his own political machine and all) during a crucial time in Black American history. A time when actual social and economic growth could have been made. His policies and ideals stunted what could have been. I was on his side in the debacle with W.E.B Dubois. However, I think I prefer an elitist that thinks the “best” of a group should pull the others up rather than someone that thinks the entire group should take second place.

(via nedahoyin)

"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."

(Source: soph-okonedo, via charactersofcolour)

Just want to say one thing about Mike Brown’s murder. I’ve heard a lot of people justify his death for the reason that the police officer approached him because he supposedly thought Mike was a suspect in a convenience store robbery.

Now, my family had run a convenience store before and we saw a whole bunch of white kids come into the store and steal stuff like candy, pop, and other things. In the times that we did call the cops (which wasn’t often), I never once saw the cops use an ounce of force on these kids. They were simply tild not to do it again.Because they were teenagers. They’re going to do stupid things like that.

So to go and use that much physical force on someone you don’t even know did something wrong in the first place? I mean according to the reports Mike was shot six times. What? Why? You don’t shoot someone on the basis you think they did something wrong. And I don’t buy into the theory that Mike was aggressive with the cop first. There have been witness reports stating otherwise.It seems like they’re trying to blame the victim for his own death.

Like “Oh he stole from that store, so he had it coming”. Or “He attacked the officer first, so what did he think was going to happen?”

cecileemeke:

Eating healthy, Stigmas w/ Mental Health, Capitalism, Lack of POC Characters in Childrens Books & More (See full conversation in HERE, part of the Strolling Series by Cecile Emeke)