"Those of us who stand outside of this society’s definition of acceptable women; those of us who have been forged in the crucibles of difference — those of us who are poor, who are lesbians, who are Black, who are older — know that survival is not an academic skill. It is learning how to stand alone, unpopular and sometimes reviled, and how to make common cause with those others identified as outside the structures in order to define and seek a world in which we can all flourish."


afrobeatsindacity:

Music Video

Iyanya – Mr Oreo

The Ladies Favourite Guy, Iyanya aka Mr Whine Ur Waist is back with a seductive, flirtatious video to his single “Mr Oreo”.

Taken off the Triple MG album, “Mr Oreo” was produced in-house by Selebobo the official MMMG producer and the video was directed by Mega Boi.

“Mr Oreo” video will definitely have people talking.

Enjoy!

Afrobeats City

"people are trapped in history and history is trapped in them"


"Black art is not a free for all.
Black art is not a free for all.
Black art is not free for all.
It is free for none of y’all non-Black people. It is created for Black people to get their lives, to recover their wits, to see themselves and their stories reflected, and to be healed and uplifted. Black people need this. When we come home from surviving in the world where we are made to be small and hopeless, we need our Black magic. We need it to heal us from the daily soul wounds we are exposed to—from the humiliating assumptions and character assassinations to the public executions. Black art gives us back our dignity, re-affirms our right to exist, raises a voice and words to our anger, hurt, and frustration. Black art is our only potable water, our healing balm."



"The prison … functions ideologically as an abstract site into which undesirables are deposited, relieving us of the responsibility of thinking about the real issues afflicting those communities from which prisoners are drawn in such disproportionate numbers … It relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism."


atane:

Talking children, women and Africa with Chimamanda Adichie

today has just been… a lot and yet i have so many responsibilities tomorrow.

African studies masters degree or nah?

*cries* idk what i want in life AT ALL and i graduate this semester :| 

Remembering and keeping Steve Bantu Biko in my mind. Today marks his death in Pretoria in 1977. 

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