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Making A Space: Why Teaching Blackness Matters

“In Texas they lynch Negroes.” I think those words from the 2007 Oprah and Denzel Washington project called, “The Great Debaters,” were somewhere in the deep recesses of my mind as I reclined uncomfortably in my airport lounge chair on August 12, 2014. 2,178 more words

African American Thought

Loneliness Comes With Life

”In grammar school some of the girls had problems with me. My face was too light. My hair was too long. It was the black-consciousness period, and I felt really bad.

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Art & Poetry

BEYOND THE SHOUTS OF A MOTHER AT A STILLBORN: AN ANALYSIS OF MANDLENKOSI LANGA'S 'MOTHER’S ODE TO A STILLBORN CHILD' BY SU'EDDIE VERSHIMA AGEMA

There are different views to understanding poetry. You can look at that which you find facing you directly – look at what is written on the surface and leave what is beneath. 939 more words

POETRY

MOTHER’S ODE TO A STILLBORN CHILD (A POEM) BY MANDLENKOSI LANGA

You languished patiently
for months on end
in dungeon darkness

in intestinal convolutions
and indefinable chaos

You had neither shadow
nor silhouette
You had every right… 142 more words

POETRY

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

Are geeks, especially African American geeks, elitist?

That’s something to ponder.

I’ve found that those who are most elitist are the most ignorant with a very limited pool of information to draw from. 1,248 more words

Griot Enterprises

Decolonising the mind first before economic emancipation

The struggle for economic freedom in our lifetime has been intensified and heated. The consciousness resides within the deepest thoughts of the African masses that the century for African empires has arrived. 57 more words

Pan Africanism At Its Best