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fyeahblackhistory:

Coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI & the moor of Freising

The Moor’s head is an heraldic charge associated with Freising, Germany. The origins of the Moor’s head in Freising are apparently not entirely known. Typically facing to the viewer’s left (dexter in heraldic terms) and depicted in natural colour [caput Aethiopum] (brown) with red lips, crown and collar. This is the ancient emblem of the Diocese of Freising, founded in the 8th century, which became a Metropolitan Archdiocese with the name of München und Freising in 1818, subsequent to the Concordat between Pius VII and King Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria

The Moor’s head is common in the Bavarian tradition and is known as the caput Ethiopicum (The “Crowned Ethiopian” in English) or the Moor of Freising. If anything this indicates some sort of historical African influence in Bavaria as well as possibly showing pope Benedict’s XVI unique  history and local cultural identity.

(via diasporicroots)

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The world is in crisis. All this because of the pathetic leaders representing  various nations . Leaders lacking charisma or competence. Unable to honor the  colors of a nation. Many who spend every day and make more stupid mistakes .  These are more like pigs to the government.

The world is in crisis. All this because of the pathetic leaders representing various nations . Leaders lacking charisma or competence. Unable to honor the colors of a nation. Many who spend every day and make more stupid mistakes . These are more like pigs to the government.

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The Chapel Empty by kern.justin on Flickr.
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" The mass keeps the brand , the brand has the media and the media controls the  masses"George Orwell 

" The mass keeps the brand , the brand has the media and the media controls the masses"
George Orwell 

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fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Guillermo Moncada (1841-1895) was an Afro-Cuban military leader and the namesake of the well-known Moncada Barracks which were unsuccessfully attacked by Fidel Castro’s men on July 26, 1953. Moncada, nicknamed “el gigante de ébano” (the ebony giant) and “Guillermón” (big Guillermo) was born in Santiago de Cuba at a time when Black slavery was still legal and widespread in the island. He fought alongside Máximo Gómez, Antonio Maceo Grajales, and Calixto García in the various Cuban independent struggles of the late nineteenth century—the Ten Years War, the Little War, and the Cuban War of Independence of 1895—and was imprisoned by the colonial Spanish government on two separate occasions. Moncada, who once worked as a carpenter, is also renowned for killing Miguel Pérez y Céspedes, the most feared “rancheador” or professional fugitive slave hunter in eastern Cuba.

fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory:

Guillermo Moncada (1841-1895) was an Afro-Cuban military leader and the namesake of the well-known Moncada Barracks which were unsuccessfully attacked by Fidel Castro’s men on July 26, 1953. Moncada, nicknamed “el gigante de ébano” (the ebony giant) and “Guillermón” (big Guillermo) was born in Santiago de Cuba at a time when Black slavery was still legal and widespread in the island. He fought alongside Máximo Gómez, Antonio Maceo Grajales, and Calixto García in the various Cuban independent struggles of the late nineteenth century—the Ten Years War, the Little War, and the Cuban War of Independence of 1895—and was imprisoned by the colonial Spanish government on two separate occasions. Moncada, who once worked as a carpenter, is also renowned for killing Miguel Pérez y Céspedes, the most feared “rancheador” or professional fugitive slave hunter in eastern Cuba.

(Source: fylatinamericanhistory, via diasporicroots)