1. africamustrise:

    British Invasion of the Congo

    Although the Belgians Colonised the Congo,In 1911 they gave a British Man ; William Lever, a concession to develop large scale productions of Palm oil in the Congo.

    In the book Lord Leverhulme’s Ghosts: Colonial Exploitation in the Congo by Jules Marchal  the author states: “Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labour, a program that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi holocaust.Formal parliamentary investigations were called for by members of the Belgian Socialist Party, but despite their work the practice of forced labour continued until independence in 1960.

    (via blackfilm)

  2. justenoughisplenty:

    Sliced open with a machete, a pod from one of Grenada’s five million cacao trees reveals pulp covering the beans that will become chocolate. Plantation workers ferment them in “sweating sheds” for about a week, then dry them in the sun.

    National Geographic - December, 1965

    (via thecaribbeanconnection)


  3. "It must be obvious… that there is a contradiction in wanting to be perfectly secure in a universe whose very nature is momentariness and fluidity."
    — Alan Watts (via afro-dominicano)

    (via openbluelove)

  4. mekeiko:

    Cyrus Karibu, the mad optician

    "Now it’s my time to show people how to work with the material that’s surrounding them."
    Cyrus Karibu’s Recycled Art (film)

    (via afrofuturistaffair)

  5. (Source: zacque, via reeamourpeace)

  6. southsud:

    Antelope, fish, and other scars on the torso of a Murle man near Pibor in South Sudan

    Photograph by: Robert Caputo / Aurora Photos

    (via ourafrica)

  7. virtual-artifacts:

    Hair pin from the Ashanti people of Ghana

    Bakalite type base, with filigree gold top

    (via ourafrica)