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Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun”
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Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun”

Why my Nigerian-American Parents Refused to See “Half A Yellow Sun” Two years ago, I read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Half of A Yellow Sun.  I am a huge fan of Nigerian literature, especially Nigerian literature written to an audience that can draw parallels to their own visual and literal landscapes.  Of course, as a Black … Continue reading

Why Do People of Color Get Accused of ‘Looting’, While White Folks Simply ‘Borrow’
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Why Do People of Color Get Accused of ‘Looting’, While White Folks Simply ‘Borrow’

…… during times of severe national crisis? (trigger warning: photos of natural disaster) Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, 2005 “We looted a store because we had no food and we had to do something,” Wood told AFP outside their French Quarter hotel while waiting for a ride to nearby Baton Rouge.” “Post-Katrina Looters: The Hungry, The … Continue reading

Akala- the UK’s Anti-Colonialist Shakespearean Rapper
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Akala- the UK’s Anti-Colonialist Shakespearean Rapper

Akala, UK’s top underground rapper and political activist, freestyles over a ridiculous grime beat assuming the role of “Pompous Peterson”. Can we trade him for Chris Brown here in the States? Check out his recommended Black British History Month reading list : CHEIKH ANTA DIOP The African Origin Or Civilization Myth Or Reality? Civilization Or … Continue reading