I’m sure I get plenty of looks in the archives because I always react when find documents where the author is throwing so much shade it makes me wish I had a cup of tea! Take Frederico Smith’s response to people who advocated that Panamanians of West Indian descent assimilate where he wrote, “I vehemently […]
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So I am currently reading a lot of historical works that discuss the emergence of the banana industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when it occurred to me that the humble banana is an example of cultural appropriation. Yesterday April 16th, young actress Amandla Stenberg, the girl who played Rue in the […]
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So the Oscars aired last night and they were the whitest Oscars since 1998. This of course caused a lot of anger as the amazing film Selma was almost completely shut out was it not for the Best Original Song and the Best Picture Nominations. It would have been funny if Ava DurVernay’s look into the […]
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New Year’s Eve was original watch night for slaves in 1862
150 years ago slaves in the South gathered together on this New Year’s Eve 1862 waiting for the New Year when there freedom granted under the Emancipation Proclamation would be granted.
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Meet Mansa Musa I of Mali – the richest human being in all history Well just look at that =)
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Serena Williams beats Sharapova for Olympic gold
Congrats Serena on being only the second woman to ever have a career Golden Slam! You and your sister have been a continued inspiration ever since you both emerged in the late 90s with your beads. Congrats again.
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