Wednesday, April 23, 2014

diasporicroots:

Nubia the Forgotten Kingdom

Full documentary here - 53 mins.

restlessandcr8ive:

Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, The modern day name of Candace is derived from the word Kandake/Kentake. 
 
Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE. After an initial victory when she attacked Roman Egypt, Amanirenas was forestalled at Qasr Ibrim by Petronius.[2][3] She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.[4]
 In fact, the full extent of the Roman humiliation has yet to be disclosed since the relevant Kushite account of the affair has yet to be published. The Kushite account of this encounter, written in the Meroïtic script, cannot as yet be fully understood
 
Black women do not fear being powerful !!!!!!

restlessandcr8ive:

Amanirenas - a Kandake (warrior queen) of kush, The modern day name of Candace is derived from the word Kandake/Kentake. 

 

Ameniras challenged the Romans who took over Egypt after the death of Cleopatra VII. She reigned from about 40 BCE to 10 BCE. She is one of the most famous kandakes, because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years, from 27 BCE to 22 BCE. After an initial victory when she attacked Roman Egypt, Amanirenas was forestalled at Qasr Ibrim by Petronius.[2][3] She succeeded in negotiating a peace treaty on favourable terms. Amanirenas was described as brave, and blind in one eye.[4]

 In fact, the full extent of the Roman humiliation has yet to be disclosed since the relevant Kushite account of the affair has yet to be published. The Kushite account of this encounter, written in the Meroïtic script, cannot as yet be fully understood

 

Black women do not fear being powerful !!!!!!

Why Lilith?

Originally posted on The Lilith Diaries:

Shubby Doo asked why my blog is named after Lilith.  Simply put – I have a fascination with the folklore.  I think it comes from the fact that I raised in a Patriarchal society and the legend of a woman who defied God and her equal strikes me as the core essence of the soul of a true human…naturally defiant, selfish and self serving.

The earliest…

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The Lilith Mystery and the Christian Response Part 3

The Lilith Mystery and the Christian Response Part 3

Originally posted on Confessions of a Closet Academic:

"Lady Lilith" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882)

Part 3: The Christian Response

Three final thoughts concerning the Christian response to Lilith.

First, Christians should not emotionally react when confronted with these claims, regardless of who is making them. Whether coming from a “historian” on the History Channel, or a coworker over lunch, it is important for Christians to calmly…

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The Lilith Mystery and the Christian Response Part 2

The Lilith Mystery and the Christian Response Part 2

Originally posted on Confessions of a Closet Academic:

In a section of the Sistene Chapel entitled "Temptation and Fall," Lilith is pictured here as a half woman-half snake.

Part 2: Adam’s First Wife?

Biblical interpreters for generations have been trying to piece together what actually happened during creation. Even classical biblical interpreters must reconcile an easily overlooked problem involving Genesis 1 and 2. This is where interpreters have made one good observation: So God created man in his own…

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The Lilith Mystery and the Christian Response Part 1

The Lilith Mystery and the Christian Response Part 1

Originally posted on Confessions of a Closet Academic:

lilith-fairPart 1: The Birth of a Mystery

Women seeking emancipation from long-held patriarchal beliefs have settled on one name as a rallying cry: Lilith. This heroine finds reference in such popular cultural settings as the female-headlined concert Lilith Fair of the late 90′s, a strong-willed and independent wife of Frasier Crane in the sitcom Chee…

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HBO makes huge Amazon Prime deal: See which shows are going online

HBO makes huge Amazon Prime deal: See which shows are going online

thefirstdark:

and #THIS is why i have Amazon Prime, kids.  !!!

Originally posted on Inside TV:

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Big news for HBO fans: You can now watch many shows from the pay cable service without actually paying for cable, or buying the DVDs (or pirating the shows).

HBO has made a major deal with Amazon that…

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
i know you want this body but you cant have it. (via itslumpyspaceprincess)
nonakani:

The Adventure Time Hands-Free Club
It’s a joke they’re all missing limbs HA.

nonakani:

The Adventure Time Hands-Free Club

It’s a joke they’re all missing limbs HA.

ottery:

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it will be ok dude

ryanamk:

Don’t try and say you didn’t see it coming.

non-009:

Always you get me.

non-009:

Always you get me.

Ignorance is acceptable up to a point. For instance, when I was 12 years old my mom had to take me aside in the hippie store and explain to me why I, a 12-year-old white girl, could not wear a dashiki. But I was 12, I didn’t know what a dashiki was and I just thought it was a neat pattern. Now I understand. You don’t play dress-up with other people’s cultures to assert your own uniqueness and specialness. Avril Lavigne’s New Video Wins The Gold At The Cultural Appropriation Olympics By Robyn Pennacchia (x)