Everyone that knows me well, knows that I want to move to Africa (Ghana to be exact) and can’t wait to raise my family over there. Where I will have a nice house with a mango tree in the back yard.
One of the reasons (that I haven’t told people) for wanting to move there is I don’t want to raise my children here in North America. I worry about how safe they will be here. I don’t want them to be afraid of being black.
I don’t want my children to be scared all the time.
I feel that if I raise them in Ghana for awhile it will help them to love themselves and not have the fear that many of us have over here of being attacked/hated because of the colour of our skin.
I might be wrong about how I feel but I can’t help it. To me there is no fear under the shade of my mango tree.
It'd be great if you could post more Nigerian music! :)
My goal is to try and be more diverse with the type of African music I post. I listen to a variety of music but when it comes to posting Im horrible at remembering to post those songs. I want to post more songs from all sides of the continent. But I will always have a love for Ghanaian music so if those are the most songs that get posted forgive me for showing my love for my country and their music.
“Ain’t no white feminist gonna bring up the fact that cases like the trayvon martin case, in which their brothers and their husbands and their cousins and their fathers are getting away with murdering mine, make black women like me terrified of having children.
ain’t no white feminist conversation about reproductive rights ever gonna bring up the idea that black women should be able to have the right to reproduce without fearing that their CHILDREN will be “gunned down” (never murdered, always gunned down) just for coming out of a black woman’s womb.
but this is real.”—
I’m not against white people helping out in African countries.
My issue is how they are going about it. I wonder why they cannot go to the people they are trying to help and ask “how can I help?” or “What would you like me to do?” How can you say you are helping when you…
(Some) African parents mean well for their children. They want the best for us but don’t understand when we choose a career that doesn’t follow the holy trinity of careers-doctor, lawyer, engineer. Keep doing what you love and makes you happy. When you start succeeding they will be the first ones to brag about you to everyone.