HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! LET THE BLESSINGS FLOW...
37thStateDOTcom: Ala- Igbo Earth Mother Goddess →
37thstate: Ala is the Ibo Fertility Goddess of the earth. The Ibo people of Nigeria call her the mother of all things, but she is both the fertile earth and the empty field after the harvest. She is present at the beginning of the cycle of life, making children grow in their mother’s womb, and…
Free Mumia! →
dreamhampton1: “Now that it is clear that Mumia should never have been on death row in the first place, justice will not be served by relegating him to prison for the rest of his life—yet another form of death sentence. Based on even a minimal following of international human rights standards, Mumia must now be…
Oṣun Grove at Oṣogbo - UNESCO page →
“The Osun Sacred Grove is the largest and perhaps the only remaining example of a once widespread phenomenon that used to characterise every Yoruba settlement. It now represents Yoruba sacred groves and their reflection of Yoruba cosmology. It is a tangible expression of Yoruba divinatory and cosmological systems; its annual festival is a living thriving and evolving response to Yoruba...
The Dandy Lion Project. Short video describing the exhibition on Black Dandyism curated by my homegirl Shantrelle Lewis. Swag has a history! Exhibition ongoing in Newark, NJ at Aljira til Dec 22 (www.aljira.org)
"Fela's Queens" (portraits) →
It is interesting that the power of race as a metalanguage that transcends and...– Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, “African-American Women’s History and the Metalanguage of Race” (via femmenoire)
Dark skin is so beautiful.
No African-American writer had ever done what I did—none of the writers I knew,...– Toni Morrison Talks Love - Oprah.com - talking about writing “The Bluest Eye” in 1965 (via abagond)