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So totally seduced by your intellect and your ability to truly communicate your thoughts without sarcasm, deflection or being drawn into negative discourse with those who don’t share your opinions and observations. Keep the knowledge coming.

medievalpoc:

Anonymous Portuguese Artist

Saint Iphegenia

Portugal (18th Century)

Oil on Canvas, 110 x 75 cm.

AROUCA., Museu de Arte Sacra.

Inscribed in cartouche beneath the saint’s feet: “SAN TA IFIGENIA PRINCEZA NUBIA CARMELITA, ADUOGADA CONTRA OSINCENDIOS.”

More on Saint Iphegenia:

The legacy of this remarkable black saint, whose story of persecution and victory begins in ancient Nubia, found its ultimate fulfillment in her role as a spiritual guide to her fellow black Africans in their own trials during the Atlantic slave trade. In this painting, the holy virgin Ifigenia (“born strong” in Greek) wears a nun’s habit and holds a miniature church surrounded by flames. The inscription below attests to her Nubian origins and declares her official role as a protector against the ravages of fire.

The story of St. Ifigenia goes back to the earliest days of Christianity. According to an apocryphal account, during a mission of evangelization to Nubia (then called Ethiopia), St. Matthew defeated evil sorcerers and converted the king and his court to the new faith. The zeal of his daughter Ifigenia was especially strong, and with Matthew’s encouragement she founded a convent of 200 women. When she refused the advances of her uncle Hirtacus, he tried to burn down the building. Matthew miraculously diverted the flames to the palace, soon ending the despotic reign of the usurper and ushering in a period of prosperity under Christian rule.

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madturbating:

irrisss:

do not ever take a white girl’s iphone

this badass chick is sticking up for herself and youre really still gonna degrade her into the white girl stereotype 

DO YOU FUCKING SEE THIS. AFTER SHE KNEW HER PURSE-HITS WERE FUTILE SHE FUCKING THREW THAT SHIT ACROSS THE FLOOR AND KICKED HIM SO HARD IN THE BALLS THAT ASSHOLE WILL NEVER GET A CHANCE TO REPRODUCE, THEN FUCKING ROUNDHOUSE KICKED HM IN THE FACE. IN A FUCKING FLOUNCY ASS SKIRT.


THE AMOUNT OF LOVE I HAVE FOR THESE TYPES OF GIFS ARE INFINITE

I love how the person walking by went to help, but then she is all like ‘naaah she got this’

She kicked him so hard she stepped back for a second

I can’t stop watching this. She is a bad-ass. I love the skirt.

(Source: 4gifs)

japesofwrath:

howiviewafrica:

A Urine Powered Generator. An amazing accomplishment by four brilliant girls. The girls are are Duro-Aina Adebola (14), Akindele Abiola (14), Faleke Oluwatoyin (14) and Bello Eniola (15).
 
 
  • 1 Liter of urine gives you 6 hours of electricity.

  • The system works like this:

    • Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates out the hydrogen.
    • The hydrogen goes into a water filter for purification, which then gets pushed into the gas cylinder.
    • The gas cylinder pushes hydrogen into a cylinder of liquid borax, which is used to remove the moisture from the hydrogen gas.
    • This purified hydrogen gas is pushed into the generator.

This is amazing. Give them a billion dollars right now. They may have just saved the planet. 

A billion each plus all rights to their creation!

Hurt, Rage, and Endless Beauty

roxanegay:

There is a fire at my feet, warm, almost uncomfortably.

A former student e-mailed me, “Your novel is the shit.”

I am in Boston, at the beginning of my book tour. Tomorrow I read at a lovely bookstore 3.2 miles from my hotel. I am nervous. I am excited. This morning I had brunch with a writer I…

Roxanne Gay you are a phenom. These words express what’s in my mind and heart in a way I never could. I am a six foot tall, big bodied Black woman who is challenged on a daily basis just for being. I can feel some of my rage being released just knowing that someone can relate. Thank you for not being afraid.

Raheem the depression monkey paid an unannounced visit to my house yesterday. He was aggressive, oppressive, persistent and almost overwhelming. BUT…today is a new day. Take that Raheem!

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