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mangotreedreams: A space where I write about my love of music. The blog mainly talks about Gh music but I do… Like the facebook page.
Black women are, it seems, damned if we do and damned if we don’t. Our...– Tami Winfrey Harris, “All Hail The Queen?” Bitch Magazine 5/20/13 (via racialicious)
S&N Engagement-Possible IMAGE This is the traditional wedding of Steven and Nana I love traditional weddings (I don’t like that we call them engagements when the truth is they are officially married after doing this). They show the beauty of our cultures. This traditional wedding was just beautiful to watch.
Some of these music blogs could actually benefit from hiring people who REALLY...– Solange Knowles Please school these children Solange. (This was taken from tweets that she shared this morning.) I cannot think of anything more irritating and reprehensible than having cultural writers write about something they know little of, and having some abstractly-related degrees as “proof”...
Africa is rich. Our people walk on gold, diamonds, oil. Yet our people are poor,...– Jay Naidoo, Founding General Secretary, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and former minister in the Mandela cabinet (via b-sama)
yaoibutts: i love how potato in french is pomme de terre, which pretty much means “earth apple.” like what stupid frenchman saw this: and said “zis petite légume looks like a, how you say, APPLE! hmmm… but it grows in ze earth… HON HON HON! MAIS OUI! C’EST UNE POMME DE TERRE!” maybe they saw a red potatoe
how to not be a White Savior when in Africa
queerhairyvag: Don’t assume those you intend to help even wanted your help. You are not there to ‘help’ anyone. Help assumes you are in authority and they depend on you. You are there to work with people. Those people are not charity cases: they are human beings with feelings history and personal identities. Like you. Treat them as such. That means stop thinking its so goddamn ’beautiful’ to...
adventuresonpaper: I’ll come back for you i whisper as i caress the books i can’t afford
Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or...– my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri) **English is a difficult language. Some sayings and things dont make sense. When you have to...
sexhaver: baby boomers out here talking shit like they didn’t elect reagan
a thing of beauty: To the white boy who asked me... →
neharaysays: Six sombreros and twelve packs of beer, you said you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo tonight. I asked you what it meant and, you said “Mexican independence day or some shit.” Smile? I looked away and you said I look ugly anyways. “Dont be so rude” said my friend who…
Falling in love with yourself is as beautiful as any experience of love is. It’s...– Kovie Biakolo, Falling In Love With Yourself (via sister-bell)
A word to the wise isn’t necessary; it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.– Bill Cosby (via elidot)
The Western media doesn’t know “empowerment” when it sees it, because it’s...– Elliot Ross (http://africasacountry.com/2013/04/24/joyce-banda-has-bigger-problems-than-madonna/)
You can go ahead and say Im hurt. Im not. I am stating a fact. African women make fufu all the time. So I wont give her props for making fufu for her boyfriend. Plain and simple.
Beyonce can't make fufu, but Keri Hilson can.
I dont care if Keri Hilson made fufu for her boyfriend. African women have been making fufu for their men for generations and no one applauds us. So no applauds for her.
In Ghana, the Singaporean prime minister was welcomed heartily by President...– What Africa can learn from Singapore (part 1) - Baffour Ankomah (via b-sama)
ladybrun: the fact that men are more likely to abandon their female partners when they’re seriously medically ill is the most disgusting indicator that we are living in a patriarchy that devalues women to a point where men say “this ones broken i need to drop her/get a new one” A family friend was very ill and in intensive care for months. We all went and visited her and took care of her. When...