A great piece by novelist Yaa Gyasi who discusses the struggle first gen black immigrants are faced with in the United States. Though my parents, especially my father, constantly warned me about racism and my blackness I did not know what he was talking about because I lived in a predominately black area. I’m really […]Read more "I’m Ghanaian-American. Am I Black?"
Great article about the plight of black undocumented immigrants. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/black-undocumented-caribbean-immigrant-s-long-fight-citizenship-n557441Read more "Black & Undocumented: Caribbean Immigrant’s Long Fight for Citizenship"
Black people are some of the best multitaskers I know. See before enslavement when my ancestors were busy creating cultures and societies they were multitasking. When they were enslaved they still were able to multitask while managing to plan their escapes, rear children, subvert slavery in every way etc. During the Civil Rights Movement black […]Read more "Psst, Black People are Able to Multitask"
I like President Obama. I really do. I think Michelle is the best First Lady I will ever see in my lifetime and that Sasha and Malia are so blessed to have two great parents in their lives. They are truly the best first family I’ve seen in my life. Nonetheless, my relationship with President […]Read more "The Death of My Teenage Naïveté"
It’s been a minute because you know graduate school but I have been aware of all the events that have happened in the last two months in regards to how black lives are treated in America. It goes without saying how the recent non-indictment in the murder of Tamir Rice is beyond a travesty. At […]Read more "My Top Things of 2015"
Originally posted on Repeating Islands:
This article by Natasha Gordon-Chipembere appeared in The Tico Times. On two separate occasions over the last year, I have been asked for information about what life may have been like in Puerto Limón during the 1930s and 1940s. Those asking me were exhausted by the stereotypical notions of Limón being…
Originally posted on Ife's Island:
By now many may be aware of a beautiful little boy named Cayden. In case you aren’t aware, Cayden was subjected to horribly racist comments made about him from one of his mother, Sydney’s co-workers. Gerod Roth using the alias Geris Hilton took a picture of Cayden while he…