On November 15 in 1884 The Berlin Conference began. It was convened to set up the rules of the Scramble For Africa. The Conference allowed the leaders to create a method of dividing the continent of Africa between the European powers of the time. No Africans were in attendance of this meeting. With this conference they ensured that the division of Africa would take place without war among the European powers. Through the Berlin Act, the European powers justified dividing a continent among themselves without considering the desires of the indigenous peoples of the continent.
Major colonial holdings included:
Great Britain desired a Cape-to-Cairo collection of colonies and almost succeeded though their control of Egypt, Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan), Uganda, Kenya (British East Africa), South Africa, and Zambia, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), and Botswana. The British also controlled Nigeria and Ghana (Gold Coast).
France took much of western Africa, from Mauritania to Chad (French West Africa) and Gabon and the Republic of Congo (French Equatorial Africa).
Belgium and King Leopold II controlled the Democratic Republic of Congo (Belgian Congo).
Portugal took Mozambique in the east and Angola in the west.
Italy’s holdings were Somalia (Italian Somaliland) and a portion of Ethiopia.
Germany took Namibia (German Southwest Africa) and Tanzania (German East Africa).
Spain claimed the smallest territory – Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni).



How Europe Underdeveloped Africa
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If you don’t work towards dismantling the antiblackness and Islamophobia you encounter from your friends and family, don’t glorify Malcolm X.

If you think someone’s life and the impact they can have on the world is nullified after encounters with the prison industrial complex, don’t glorify Malcolm X.

If you don’t treat converts to Islam with the respect and welcoming environment which they’re so routinely deprived, don’t glorify Malcolm X.

If you entrench yourself so deeply in arbitrary respectability politics that alienates a significant portion of Black people, don’t glorify Malcolm X.

Because what I see so often is not a genuine appreciation for the man, his journey and the intricate details of his life, but an opportunistic sensationalism of pieces of his legacy, which is just a great of an injustice as outright slander.

Malcolm X was Black, an ex-con, a Muslim, a civil rights leader and one of the greatest individuals to ever walk the Earth. He was all of these things at once and each facet of his identity helped shape who he became.

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remember to make lists to remember things you must and mustn’t do or else you may forget and everything will seem like a wallowing sky:

1. when ramadan hits, discipline your body out of food. let its resolve take over, your stomach shrink. do not give in to sweet things or over indulgence.

2. push yourself, push yourself out of yourself. when you are tired let your body burn and ache (work out and work out harder, find the muscle), hold on to the bone in you, let it bleach itself a stark and hollow opening.

3. lend both air and breath to it.

4. keep writing, write until the gut of you is exposed, until your heart is surrender in its purest form. let it be alone, let yourself consume the lonely. let.

5. listen to the same song over and over, the repeat will have your spirit move in the rhythmn it takes you. think then of the ocean you do not have.

6. during that month, the moon will hold you against yourself and you will not call the old lovers even when you want to. you are meant to be big but you will shrink into the smallest part of your voice.

7. do not let your mind wander into hands, do not try to remember hands, do not think of nails, or finger tips, or palms, or the way life lines change the way everything and nothing does.

8. i know you will be tired, but be tired, and be sad, and be lonely and cry with yout teeth and mouth, and be tired.

9. you killed the blue orchid the same day you notice yourself out of sync with every memory you own. but you say no and the resistance pulls up the pride of you (now watch your belly and your reality, take me).

10. undo the undone. 

FKA twigs- Two weeks  

/all types of amazing

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Berlin thinks it is making religious history as Muslims, Jews and Christians join hands to build a place where they can all worship. The House of One, as it is being called, will be a synagogue, a church and a mosque under one roof.

Note to self:
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Brett Amory - More from the series Waiting

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Natural | Daehyun Kim
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Daehyun Kim
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This woman
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King Avriel- Caricatures



Eritrean woman from Tigrinya tribe with traditional tattoo. Photographer unknown

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