When they say Africa is poor…

When they say AFRICA is poor.

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This is an Israeli soldier smiling with a Palestinian who passed away.


Nothing and nobody is safe in #Gaza. To date, seven of our staff members have been killed. This morning, for at least the sixth time, one of our emergency shelters was struck. In accordance with international law, including the 1946 Convention on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, United Nations operations, personnel and premises must remain inviolable.

Over 204,166 internally displaced persons are sheltering in 85 UNRWA schools. With the current escalation entering its fourth week, there is a very real fear of a public health disaster through a disease outbreak. Schools provide a quick solution for emergency accommodation for a few days but are not a long term solution. Based on historical patterns, we estimated that 35,000 to 50,000 displaced civilians would take refuge in emergency shelters. That number has exceeded expectations four times over and we are anticipating a flood of new displacements amidst intensified fighting. UNRWA has reached a breaking point.

Gaza’s sole power plant has shut down after being hit and damaged. The repair will take up to a year, dramatically exacerbating the electricity crisis. United Nations OCHA reports that Gaza City is receiving electricity for about two hours a day and localities in the Middle Area of the Gaza Strip have no electricity supply at all.

We reiterate our call for an immediate, lasting ceasefire and an end to the blockade.

© Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA Archives



Statement by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees ) Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl: UNRWA Strongly Condemns Israeli Shelling of Its School in #Gaza as a Serious Violation of International Law:

Last night, children were killed as they slept next to their parents on the floor of a classroom in a UN designated shelter in Gaza. Children killed in their sleep; this is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame. Today the world stands disgraced.

We have visited the site and gathered evidence. We have analysed fragments, examined craters and other damage. Our initial assessment is that it was Israeli artillery that hit our school, in which 3,300 people had sought refuge. We believe there were at least three impacts. It is too early to give a confirmed official death toll. But we know that there were multiple civilian deaths and injuries including of women and children and the UNRWA guard who was trying to protect the site. These are people who were instructed to leave their homes by the Israeli army.

The precise location of the Jabalia Elementary Girls School and the fact that it was housing thousands of internally displaced people was communicated to the Israeli army seventeen times, to ensure its protection; the last being at ten to nine last night, just hours before the fatal shelling.

I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces.

This is the sixth time that one of our schools has been struck. Our staff, the very people leading the humanitarian response are being killed. Our shelters are overflowing. Tens of thousands may soon be stranded in the streets of Gaza, without food, water and shelter if attacks on these areas continue.

We have moved beyond the realm of humanitarian action alone. We are in the realm of accountability. I call on the international community to take deliberate international political action to put an immediate end to the continuing carnage.



Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison at James Baldwin’s funeral, December (1987) 

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Black Power

oh shit

Forever reblog.

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I keep thinking about this tweet

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Planning my run away…





loverandsynner submitted to medievalpoc:

this was taken at the Museum of London, Docklands - it has a large section about London’s role in slavery, and how slavery contributed to modern racism. 

I think that a lot of museums are finally starting to try and take a more proactive stance on how they present their exhibits and information about them.

For more on this kind of arrangement, I high recommend taking a look at these submissions from xanthy-m on the Swedish Historical Museum:



Oh what was that about black ppl in England not being present?

Since BEFORE THE 1500s?


So yall “historically accurate” fuckers can be quiet


[source: Egerton Genesis Picture Book, England c. 1375]

For those who’ve asked: the portraits in the museum placard above are 1. Olaudah Equiano, a British abolitionist and 2. George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, a musical prodigy.

"Someone once asked, “If you could take it all back, would you?”
At the time I didn’t know. Now I do. I wouldn’t take that terrible experience back for anything in the world. Too much light has come out of my darkness."

Susannah Cahalan, Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness  (via pnko)

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