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Forgive yourself for thanking god for family
for not thanking family. Go outside, thank the sky. And if it asks
you why let sound travel out of your mouth, and if it falls on the ground turn around
and do a dance to thank the grass, and if it doesn’t understand clap your hands and
thank the sand and if it asks for wealth well you have yourself.
It’s okay to be vain Yes we have gotten used to forgotten
But we are not dead, I say we are wide awake Both brothers and sisters let us remember
our names, to remember our way Cause praying to the ancestors is the same
as saying that God runs through our veins And the devil is shame.
Mini Docu from 1989, Samora Machel, Son of Africa with commentary from Professor John Saul! “Aluta Kontinua!”
Watch part 2 here
It’s nearly here!
My wax cotton, West African woven cloth, neoprene dream.
#Interlude for boys and girls.
#fashion by Kenema.
"in somali when we see injustice we say ‘dhiiga kuma dhaqaqo?’
which translates into ‘does your blood not move?’"
Warsan Shire, water (via para-todxs-todo)
Come out this Saturday to find out the role Canada plays in our worlds greatest war. More than 6 million Congolese have perished since 1998 due to a resource war that not only is beneficial in the manufacturing of new gadgets but also in making drones and advanced military equipments.
"You need to fill yourself up with love. Not anyone else. Become a whole being on your own. Do all things with love but don’t romanticize life like you can’t live without it. Live for yourself and be happy on your own."
Thank you guys ❤️ And also @nolongerinvisible, dashingyounglad (btw, I fucking love your new URL!), woozilyevocative, haitiancreation!
For once! For fucking once I actually wanna watch a romantic movie. A movie about love, and I want it to be about BLACK LOVE.
Any suggestion to movies about black love?
Brown Sugar and Love Jones are my faves.
Love and Basketball ^^^^ the above. Jason’s Lyric. Their Eyes were watching God.
Watch the exclusive full lecture here.
realest shit i ever seen on tumblr
My followers need to repost this. It needs to reach a lot of people.
Happy Women’s Day
to celebrate we feature the work of a great Kenyan artist James Njoroge from his “Mwanamke ni effort” series (roughly translating to it takes a lot of effort being a woman or the more succinct “woman IS effort”)
James Njoroge aka Kimoshire
Style: Realist/ Digital Art
Fun Fact: I am a fine art student in Kenyatta University. I love doing illustrations and playing around with design software.
1. Haki (Right)
3. Chama (association)
4. What it feels like to be a girl
5. Mama Soko (market Woman)
6. Nywele (hair)
7. Mother Makmende (SuperMom)
8. Ndio Sababu Hajanichoka (It’s Why She’s not tired of me)
10. Taji (crown)
more at https://www.behance.net/kimoshire
FOLLOW HIM AT: http://kimoshire.tumblr.com/
"You always learn from observing. You have to pick things up nonverbally because people will never tell you what you’re supposed to know. You have to get it for yourself: whatever it is that you need in order to survive. You become strong by doing the things you need to be strong for. This is the way genuine learning takes place."