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kemetically-ankhtified:

Black History Month fact #22
Meet Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, the world’s first official video vixen.
In 1810, when Saartjie Baartman was in her early twenties, she was  persuaded by an English ship’s doctor, William Dunlop, to travel to  England to make her fortune. However, as a Khoikhoi woman she was  considered an anthropological freak in England, and she found herself  put on exhibition, displayed as a sexual curiosity. Dubbed “The Hottentot  Venus,” her image swept through British popular culture.
In 1814 she was taken to France, and became the object of scientific and  medical research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black  female sexuality.
When she died in 1816, the Musee de l’Homme in Paris took a deathcast of  her body, removed her skeleton and pickled her brain and genitals in  jars. These were displayed in the museum until as late as 1985.
After five years of negotiating with the French authorities for the  return of Saartjie Baartman’s remains, the South African government,  together with the Griqua National Council which represents the country’s  200 000 Griqua people, part of the Koi-San group, brought Saartjie  Baartman back to South Africa. On Friday 3 May 2002, in a moving  ceremony attended by many representatives of the Khoikhoi people,  Saartjie Baartman was welcomed back to Cape Town. Her final resting  place is in the Eastern Cape, where she was born.
With regard to Saartjie Baartman’s name, we are aware that according to  her baptism certificate (Saartjie was baptized in England), her name is  written Sara Bartmann. In most  writings, she is referred to as Sarah or  Saartjie Baartman, where Saartjie is the Afrikaans diminutive of Sarah.
Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman was forced to reveal her buttocks and labia  to curious Europeans in a human circus, the bodies of Black women have  been scrutinized and uniformly judged as lacking and/or sub-human.   While our bodies may no longer be on display, the fixation with the  buttocks of Black women reveals that the “The Hottentot Venus”  stereotype is still very much a part of social discourse.
(see Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography by Clifton Crais)
Black history month fact #21: Catholic Virgin Mary was Black.
fact #20: Africans founded Chinese dynasties.
Fact #19: Africans invented the calendar.
Fact #18: Africans came before the Mayans.
Fact #17 Africans discovered America
Fact #16: Africans saw planets with the naked eye.
Fact #15: Africans in Europe
Fact #14: vase Heart symbol
Fact #13: Chess originates in Ethiopia
Fact #12: The Great Pyramid of Giza and Pi (3.14)
Fact #11: The Rosetta Stone
Fact #10: The Shabaka Stone
Fact #9: Ancient Egyptians wore locs.
Fact #8: Africans had walled cities.
Fact #7: Africans had the first sewers, toilets, and perfumes.
Fact #6: The first modern humans were born in Africa
Fact #5: Ancient Egyptians were Ethiopian.
Fact #4: Origin of Greek language 
Fact #3: West African empires were wealthy
Fact #2: Etymology of the word Egypt
Fact #1: Pyramid builders were Black.

kemetically-ankhtified:

Black History Month fact #22

Meet Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman, the world’s first official video vixen.

In 1810, when Saartjie Baartman was in her early twenties, she was persuaded by an English ship’s doctor, William Dunlop, to travel to England to make her fortune. However, as a Khoikhoi woman she was considered an anthropological freak in England, and she found herself put on exhibition, displayed as a sexual curiosity. Dubbed “The Hottentot Venus,” her image swept through British popular culture.

In 1814 she was taken to France, and became the object of scientific and medical research that formed the bedrock of European ideas about black female sexuality.

When she died in 1816, the Musee de l’Homme in Paris took a deathcast of her body, removed her skeleton and pickled her brain and genitals in jars. These were displayed in the museum until as late as 1985.

After five years of negotiating with the French authorities for the return of Saartjie Baartman’s remains, the South African government, together with the Griqua National Council which represents the country’s 200 000 Griqua people, part of the Koi-San group, brought Saartjie Baartman back to South Africa. On Friday 3 May 2002, in a moving ceremony attended by many representatives of the Khoikhoi people, Saartjie Baartman was welcomed back to Cape Town. Her final resting place is in the Eastern Cape, where she was born.

With regard to Saartjie Baartman’s name, we are aware that according to her baptism certificate (Saartjie was baptized in England), her name is written Sara Bartmann. In most  writings, she is referred to as Sarah or Saartjie Baartman, where Saartjie is the Afrikaans diminutive of Sarah.

Saartjie “Sarah” Baartman was forced to reveal her buttocks and labia to curious Europeans in a human circus, the bodies of Black women have been scrutinized and uniformly judged as lacking and/or sub-human. While our bodies may no longer be on display, the fixation with the buttocks of Black women reveals that the “The Hottentot Venus” stereotype is still very much a part of social discourse.

(see Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus: A Ghost Story and a Biography by Clifton Crais)

Black history month fact #21: Catholic Virgin Mary was Black.

fact #20: Africans founded Chinese dynasties.

Fact #19: Africans invented the calendar.

Fact #18: Africans came before the Mayans.

Fact #17 Africans discovered America

Fact #16: Africans saw planets with the naked eye.

Fact #15: Africans in Europe

Fact #14: vase Heart symbol

Fact #13: Chess originates in Ethiopia

Fact #12: The Great Pyramid of Giza and Pi (3.14)

Fact #11: The Rosetta Stone

Fact #10: The Shabaka Stone

Fact #9: Ancient Egyptians wore locs.

Fact #8: Africans had walled cities.

Fact #7: Africans had the first sewers, toilets, and perfumes.

Fact #6: The first modern humans were born in Africa

Fact #5: Ancient Egyptians were Ethiopian.

Fact #4: Origin of Greek language

Fact #3: West African empires were wealthy

Fact #2: Etymology of the word Egypt

Fact #1: Pyramid builders were Black.

silviya7
silviya7:

I seem to have somehow managed to convinced 250 people to follow this blog, and giveaways always looked like a lot of fun to do, so! have an art giveaway!
The prizes!
A full color portrait of a character of your choice. It can be fanart or an OC!
There will be two winners.
The rules!
Must be following me (new followers are welcome!).
No giveaway blogs.
Likes count. One like and one reblog per person.
Giveaway ends September 15th
If you win, you’ll need to tell me what character you want me to draw. If you want me to draw an OC, I’ll need faceclaims and/or screencaps of them, if they’re a video game OC, and a bit of a description of their personality would be helpful. You may also specify color, mood, expression, etc, but it’s not necessary!
You can find my art tag here, if you’re interested in seeing the sorts of things I draw. Good luck, and thank you all for following me!

silviya7:

I seem to have somehow managed to convinced 250 people to follow this blog, and giveaways always looked like a lot of fun to do, so! have an art giveaway!

The prizes!

  • A full color portrait of a character of your choice. It can be fanart or an OC!
  • There will be two winners.

The rules!

  • Must be following me (new followers are welcome!).
  • No giveaway blogs.
  • Likes count. One like and one reblog per person.
  • Giveaway ends September 15th
  • If you win, you’ll need to tell me what character you want me to draw. If you want me to draw an OC, I’ll need faceclaims and/or screencaps of them, if they’re a video game OC, and a bit of a description of their personality would be helpful. You may also specify color, mood, expression, etc, but it’s not necessary!

You can find my art tag here, if you’re interested in seeing the sorts of things I draw. Good luck, and thank you all for following me!

sundaymorningsunlight
Then there was Nico di Angelo. Dang, that kid gave Leo the freaky-deakies. He sat back in his leather aviator jacket, his black T-shirt and jeans, that wicked silver skull ring on his finger, and the Stygian sword at his side. His tufts of black hair struck up in curls like baby bat wings.

Okay, I just googled what ‘freaky-deaky’ means…

just sayin’

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