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adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

voyageviolet:

retrogradeworks:

elizabethplaid:

incognitomoustache:

saintbucky:

Anthony Mackie being the first black superhero (and making Bill O’Reilly uncomfortable) on Jimmy Fallon (x)

I am so happy that Anthony Mackie is a person that exists.

For anyone who’s going: “But what about Storm/Hancock/Frozone/War Machine etc etc?”: they’re referring to the fact that the character Falcon was the first African-American superhero* created (debuted in Captain America #177 in 1969). If you’ve watched the clip, you’ll notice that Mackie corrects Jimmy Fallon when he says first black superhero. This is because the first black superhero was Black Panther - debuted in Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 - whom lives in the fictive African country Wakanda, and is thus not a citizen of the USA.

(* = the word “superhero” is usually not used for hero characters that pre-date Superman, nor actually very often used outside the mainstream comic book companies aka DC Comics and Marvel Comics. This is why such characters as The Phantom, created in 1936 aka 2 years before Superman, and whom wears spandex and a mask and punches evil guys in the face, is not generally dubbed a super hero. Anyway, the point of this asterisk is that I have no idea how many fictional, non-“super” hero characters there were of African decent before 1966)

Reblogging for uncomfortable O’Reilly and awesome comic book information.

This is absolutely magical.

He was really hilarious in this interview, but watching how uncomfortable O’Reilly was the whole time made it a hell of a lot better

watching anthony mackie making bill o’ reilly uncomfortable warms my soul

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ladylilyvanity:

A baby manatee

ladylilyvanity:

A baby manatee

art-of-swords:

Saber with Scabbard

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Turkish
  • Medium: steel, gold, gilt brass, diamonds, emeralds, pearls
  • Measurements: overall length 39 3/4 inches (100.97 cm)
  • Provenance: Sultan Murad V

The most important ceremony in the inauguration of many Islamic rulers was the investiture with a sword, rather than a crown. This extravagantly decorated saber traditionally is said to have been refitted in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned May 30–August 31, 1876).

He suffered a nervous breakdown before the ceremony and subsequently was deposed and kept a prisoner until his death in 1904. The sword was probably assembled by a court jeweler, using a seventeenth-century Iranian blade, an eighteenth-century Indian jade grip, and gem-studded gold and gilt-brass mounts of contemporary workmanship.

The emerald near the top of the scabbard opens to reveal a secret compartment containing a gold coin marked with the name of Süleyman the Magnificent (1494–1566), the most powerful Ottoman ruler of the sixteenth century. The underside of the emerald is inscribed with the phrase “According to God’s will.”

Source: Copyright 2014 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

I NEED THIS FOR REASONSSSSS

africanartagenda:

David Osagie

Country: Nigeria

Style: Digital Art Painting

Medium: Digital

Works

1. Dark Side

2. Linda Ikeji

3. Soyinka

4.Drummers

5. Hausa

6. Old Lagos

7. Strong black woman

see more at http://www.davidosagie.com.ng/ 

levantineviper:

The now abandoned House of the Communist Party in Bulgaria 

mymodernmet:

Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi, offers a glimpse of an entirely different side to Iran than the image usually broadcasted by domestic and foreign media. In his photo series An Iranian Journey, many of the photographs reveal an Iran that most people never see, presenting an eye-opening look at the amazing diversity and contrasts that exist in the country.

"As Americans, we have this naïve assumption that people all over the world are struggling and way behind us. They’re not. Sweden and South Korea have more advanced high speed internet networks. Japan has the most advanced trains and transportation systems. Norwegians make more money. The biggest and most advanced plane in the world is flown out of Singapore. The tallest buildings in the world are now in Dubai and Shanghai. Meanwhile, the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world."

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

People’s Republic of Donetsk
“Incredibly inspired and in awe of the courage of these people. I awoke this morning with the grim but firm expectation that I would begin reporting on the casualties from Donetsk and what it all means. Instead, the state administration building is still safe in the people’s hands; demonstrators were out all night; miners from first shift are refusing to work and instead are helping to defend the building. I will go out on a limb and say this is the dawn of a new day…”
— Dan Welch via Facebook

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

People’s Republic of Donetsk

Incredibly inspired and in awe of the courage of these people. I awoke this morning with the grim but firm expectation that I would begin reporting on the casualties from Donetsk and what it all means. Instead, the state administration building is still safe in the people’s hands; demonstrators were out all night; miners from first shift are refusing to work and instead are helping to defend the building. I will go out on a limb and say this is the dawn of a new day…”

— Dan Welch via Facebook