Takes notes America. Instead of looking down on -developing- nations, perhaps we should ask for help.

Takes notes America. Instead of looking down on -developing- nations, perhaps we should ask for help.

Anonymous asked

Do you think, we african people can get new black wall streets going again in the 21 century, like they did in the early 1900's in Wilmington, Harlem, Tulsa, la, Chicago, etc?

We as black people can get anything up and running if we took full initiative to do so. It’s harder now though because of all the systematic obstacles that have developed over the years. Sadly, we are not united as we once were and also humans as a whole have become individualistic than collectivists.

However black people, in the entire history of mankind… have fought through so much & always came out on top. History repeats itself, I have no doubt in black power.

-V

iluvsouthernafrica:

Sunday Shout-Out: Caribbean Curry Goat by Caribbean Pot

Food from the Caribbean changed my life.  There is hardly any presence of Caribbean culture in Southern Africa outside of the Rastafari religion/culture (but without the food and historical context) and reggae/dancehall.  We know very little else except Jamaican musicians, Cuban politicians and the names of other countries and islands as we see them in say world beauty competitions.  

I highly recommend Chris’s website and videos to anyone who has access to the ingredients, an empty stomach, the willingness to have your taste buds pampered and the yearning to learn more about the region.

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Cameroon’s Volleyball Team - full of passion warm-up
2nd day of Volleyball World Championship POLAND 2014. Cameroon’s NT first match against Australia. Look how amazing team they are!
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Cameroon’s Volleyball Team - full of passion warm-up
2nd day of Volleyball World Championship POLAND 2014. Cameroon’s NT first match against Australia. Look how amazing team they are!
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leawrences:

Cameroon’s Volleyball Team - full of passion warm-up
2nd day of Volleyball World Championship POLAND 2014. Cameroon’s NT first match against Australia. Look how amazing team they are!
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leawrences:

Cameroon’s Volleyball Team - full of passion warm-up
2nd day of Volleyball World Championship POLAND 2014. Cameroon’s NT first match against Australia. Look how amazing team they are!
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Cameroon’s Volleyball Team - full of passion warm-up

2nd day of Volleyball World Championship POLAND 2014. Cameroon’s NT first match against Australia. Look how amazing team they are!

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Art Expressions: Ify Chiejina
"My mother passed away recently in February of 2014. The state of my own self-awareness and confidence before my mother’s death was in uninterrupted flux. After she died, those changes pushed me to seek stability. I have to be responsible for nurturing and taking care of my whole self. I have to be responsible for asking for help when I am in need. My mother was always cognitive of the fact that I had a strong interest in the arts, and thankfully she did bless my decision to be an artist, but her support came through my display of perseverance. She wasn’t the biggest advocate in me pursuing visual art professionally. She feared that I would struggle more than my counterparts pursuing careers in medicine or law. But essentially everybody struggles in an infinite number of ways. To me, being an artist means being your own superhero." - Ify
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Art Expressions: Ify Chiejina
"My mother passed away recently in February of 2014. The state of my own self-awareness and confidence before my mother’s death was in uninterrupted flux. After she died, those changes pushed me to seek stability. I have to be responsible for nurturing and taking care of my whole self. I have to be responsible for asking for help when I am in need. My mother was always cognitive of the fact that I had a strong interest in the arts, and thankfully she did bless my decision to be an artist, but her support came through my display of perseverance. She wasn’t the biggest advocate in me pursuing visual art professionally. She feared that I would struggle more than my counterparts pursuing careers in medicine or law. But essentially everybody struggles in an infinite number of ways. To me, being an artist means being your own superhero." - Ify
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Art Expressions: Ify Chiejina
"My mother passed away recently in February of 2014. The state of my own self-awareness and confidence before my mother’s death was in uninterrupted flux. After she died, those changes pushed me to seek stability. I have to be responsible for nurturing and taking care of my whole self. I have to be responsible for asking for help when I am in need. My mother was always cognitive of the fact that I had a strong interest in the arts, and thankfully she did bless my decision to be an artist, but her support came through my display of perseverance. She wasn’t the biggest advocate in me pursuing visual art professionally. She feared that I would struggle more than my counterparts pursuing careers in medicine or law. But essentially everybody struggles in an infinite number of ways. To me, being an artist means being your own superhero." - Ify
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Art Expressions: Ify Chiejina
"My mother passed away recently in February of 2014. The state of my own self-awareness and confidence before my mother’s death was in uninterrupted flux. After she died, those changes pushed me to seek stability. I have to be responsible for nurturing and taking care of my whole self. I have to be responsible for asking for help when I am in need. My mother was always cognitive of the fact that I had a strong interest in the arts, and thankfully she did bless my decision to be an artist, but her support came through my display of perseverance. She wasn’t the biggest advocate in me pursuing visual art professionally. She feared that I would struggle more than my counterparts pursuing careers in medicine or law. But essentially everybody struggles in an infinite number of ways. To me, being an artist means being your own superhero." - Ify
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Art Expressions: Ify Chiejina
"My mother passed away recently in February of 2014. The state of my own self-awareness and confidence before my mother’s death was in uninterrupted flux. After she died, those changes pushed me to seek stability. I have to be responsible for nurturing and taking care of my whole self. I have to be responsible for asking for help when I am in need. My mother was always cognitive of the fact that I had a strong interest in the arts, and thankfully she did bless my decision to be an artist, but her support came through my display of perseverance. She wasn’t the biggest advocate in me pursuing visual art professionally. She feared that I would struggle more than my counterparts pursuing careers in medicine or law. But essentially everybody struggles in an infinite number of ways. To me, being an artist means being your own superhero." - Ify
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Art Expressions: Ify Chiejina
"My mother passed away recently in February of 2014. The state of my own self-awareness and confidence before my mother’s death was in uninterrupted flux. After she died, those changes pushed me to seek stability. I have to be responsible for nurturing and taking care of my whole self. I have to be responsible for asking for help when I am in need. My mother was always cognitive of the fact that I had a strong interest in the arts, and thankfully she did bless my decision to be an artist, but her support came through my display of perseverance. She wasn’t the biggest advocate in me pursuing visual art professionally. She feared that I would struggle more than my counterparts pursuing careers in medicine or law. But essentially everybody struggles in an infinite number of ways. To me, being an artist means being your own superhero." - Ify
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"My mother passed away recently in February of 2014. The state of my own self-awareness and confidence before my mother’s death was in uninterrupted flux. After she died, those changes pushed me to seek stability. I have to be responsible for nurturing and taking care of my whole self. I have to be responsible for asking for help when I am in need. My mother was always cognitive of the fact that I had a strong interest in the arts, and thankfully she did bless my decision to be an artist, but her support came through my display of perseverance. She wasn’t the biggest advocate in me pursuing visual art professionally. She feared that I would struggle more than my counterparts pursuing careers in medicine or law. But essentially everybody struggles in an infinite number of ways. To me, being an artist means being your own superhero." - Ify

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curvesincolor:

Eh, I don’t like when people be like “black girls watch out cause white girls getting booty these days” cause to a black girl’s ears it kinda sounds like “watch out because your only value is your fetishized body and once that’s gone you’ll truly be worthless”.

i’m just gonna leave this here.

(Source: luvyourselfsomeesteem, via loveandjealousy)


Lupita Nyong’o attends the Sindika Dokolo Art Foundation dinner at Cafe Royal on October 18, 2014 in London, England.

Lupita Nyong’o attends the Sindika Dokolo Art Foundation dinner at Cafe Royal on October 18, 2014 in London, England.

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They want Africans to only write about anything but love, it seems writing about war or poverty seems to be the only way to validate my African identity as a writer. They say Africans cannot write love poems, so i write bold love poems with African names. Let them read that! Ka ha rie nshi!
Ijeoma Umebinyuo (via theijeoma)