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Horn Afrique. Womanist. Empath. Retired Poetess. Ultimate wearer of the cynical pout. A child of the Ram. Londoner. Musings & sighs of the global African experience.

Decolonisation, diaspora dissecting, drama & Drake; it's all on the table here.

beautiesofafrique:

Women in DR Congo united in a peaceful demonstration to behold the value of women, 2012

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ryanvallejo:

you gotta be jay z about life

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streetetiquette:

@masterwilliams lamping • @joahspearman #vscocam #experiencelocal

streetetiquette:

@masterwilliams lamping • @joahspearman #vscocam #experiencelocal

— 4 days ago with 215 notes

thatdudeemu:

All your faves have said or done something problematic

ONE more time so they can hear you!!!!

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— 4 days ago with 557 notes
dynamicafrica:

A young woman’s hair is styled in traditional “corn rows” at a salon in Libreville, Gabon.
1980
© Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos

dynamicafrica:

A young woman’s hair is styled in traditional “corn rows” at a salon in Libreville, Gabon.

1980

© Bruno Barbey/Magnum Photos

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redbellied-piranha:

doriangraymatter:

redbellied-piranha:

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redbellied-piranha:

Lauryn Hill music ain’t dope it’s certified respectability ankh shit and it’s been that way since day one. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is littered with it.

Everyone who agrees with this statement…

Lol I’m a “ankh” and a “nigga” now, you don’t even know me. Text book ad hominem fallacy. I apologize for saying everyone in agreement with your statement is an idiot…even though to agree with a statement that provides absolutely no evidence makes me wonder……. I digress, Lauryn Hill is/was a great artist because she produces music that forces the listener to think about what is being said. I think it’s sad that another human being who is flawed just like everyone else (you included) gets torn down for having views separate from yours.

Bye queen?

Queen? Lmao nigga BYE.

Lol alright “bitch” then, if that’s more fitting for you

Now who’s mad ? Lmao.

Lauryn Hull is a talented artist who’s impacted a lot of lives, but let’s be honest with ourselves, she isn’t faultless. It didn’t take ‘Neurotic Society’ to reveal her trash views, it’s all right there hidden in nuggets in ‘Miseducation’. We’ll sing along to Doo Wop lyrics that shame black women who wear weaves & still see it as an empowering anthem? Listen, I’m a die-hard fan of her music, but she represents that pro-black, respectability-spouting, ‘African queen’ superiority complex disguised as ‘empowerment’ for all black people. 

— 4 days ago with 490 notes
blackfashion:

Sweater: UnknownPants: XXI Men
Andrew Reid, 22, Orlando, FL
Submitted by: andrewduncaved.tumblr.com
Photographed by Alexandra Rueda

blackfashion:

Sweater: Unknown
Pants: XXI Men

Andrew Reid, 22, Orlando, FL

Submitted by: andrewduncaved.tumblr.com

Photographed by Alexandra Rueda

— 4 days ago with 286 notes
"{يأيها الذين امنو عليكم انفسكم}
“Take care of your souls."
 the Holy Quran 5:105  (via respectmycomplexity)

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parvxo:

solange is so aesthetically pleasing

parvxo:

solange is so aesthetically pleasing

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— 4 days ago with 2014 notes

dontlet-thesungo-downonme:

The fact that people are even trying to compare Shane Dawson and Sam Pepper right now literally pisses me off more than most things have. Shane did not sexually assault anyone and nor did he post videos of him harassing women all over his youtube channel. Yes, he made a few mistakes but he apologized sincerely for them and he took full responsibility. Sam Pepper is a rapist and abuser. Do not fucking confuse the two. 

All these mental gymnastics & flip-floppery to basically state that as a white woman, the only fucks she gives are reserved for issues that concern her. In other words, dehumanisation & mockery of black people disguised as ‘comedy’ is absolutely fine & dandy, but misogyny deserves all the condemnation in the world. People who defend Shane Dawson to the hilt but want to burn Pepper at the stake reveal their lack of critical analysis & unwillingness to examine their own prejudices. The selective outrage is hideously apparent….and we all know why. Condemning Dawson involves introspection as to why you find his antics funny in the first place. Why you find ‘ratchet’ overweight, head-rolling, finger-snapping black women so ‘funny’. Why profanities just sound so much funnier coming from a big black man waving gang-signs & pretending to shoot someone. 

These people defend Dawson because not defending him means taking a long, good look at their own attitudes…..and it’s not a pretty picture. 

— 4 days ago with 18 notes
#shane dawson  #sam pepper  #youtuber  #fuck youtubers tbh  #black representation  #racism  #racist