ourblackproject:

Following the Civil War, black Americans, through employment as musicians playing European music in military bands, developed new musical styles such as ragtime and what would become known as jazz. In developing this latter musical form, African Americans contributed knowledge of the sophisticated polyrhythmic structure of the dance and folk music of peoples across western and sub-Saharan Africa. Together, these musical forms had a wide-ranging and profound influence over the development of music within the United States and around the world during the 20th century.

Remembering the influence of black artists in American music.

Reblogged from black-culture

As a White person who tackles the subject [of racism] a lot, it’s very easy for someone like me or someone like Jonathan Chait. I can write about race all day long and at eight o’clock I can turn it off and put on Parks and Rec. And there’s no moral fatigue to it for me. It’s intellectually challenging, it’s engaging, but it doesn’t bring any sense of an emotional cost.

Whereas the attitude of someone like Chiat is like, ‘Hey guys, why are we slowing down? Things are great.’

It’s very easy to have that perspective. You saw that again in the Civil Rights movement when SNIC was getting radicalized and voting for Stokely Carmichael to run the organization when all these White liberals from Brandeis University were like, ‘Hey guys, why are we slowing down? What’s going on?’

Tanner Colby on breaking down narratives of racial discourse on the Melissa Harris Perry show

When discussing racism, the differences between White liberals and some African Americans often reflects our dissimilar experiences. And those distinctly different perspectives often impacts our levels of optimism and our moral and emotional fatigue very differently 

(via odinsblog)

pushthemovement:

breakthecitysky:

Mamie (Peanut) Johnson, the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, watches Mo’ne Davis hurl shutout in opener of Little League World Series Johnson couldn’t miss seeing the debut of a kid who is believed to be the first African-American girl to play in the 75 years of youth baseball’s most storied tournament.Let’s hear it for happy tears.


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pushthemovement:

breakthecitysky:

Mamie (Peanut) Johnson, the only female pitcher in the history of the Negro Leagues, watches Mo’ne Davis hurl shutout in opener of Little League World Series

Johnson couldn’t miss seeing the debut of a kid who is believed to be the first African-American girl to play in the 75 years of youth baseball’s most storied tournament.

Let’s hear it for happy tears.

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Reblogged from pushthemovement