Congress is what happens when you put white people in charge.

And Africa is what happens when you put black people in charge.


Clearly I don’t know that Africa had many great and thriving civilizations before Europeans came and fucked that up.

Tell me about the thriving civilizations, and how they fell. Just give me a few words to type into google. Just one. One word.

Like what Mali, Ghana, Songhai, Benin further south you had the Mwene Motapa, 

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Jul 17
8:08 pm
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Visual diary of Dakar Part 2

Refashion Africa strives to keep a fashionable eye on urban Africa

“Through my eyes” is a 3 part travel photo series from Dakar, Senegal.


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I see the Calabash~

(And it looks like this person sat at the same spot I did because I have the same photo of outside the window (although mine was on a crappy phone camera). We also ate the same menu.)


Jul 9
9:56 am
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African Sword of the Early 20th Century Unknown Nationality

Steel and snakeskin

Overall - l:62.90 cm 

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Sword-Site: The World’s Largest Free Online Sword Museum


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Mar 31
7:00 pm
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Watch the exclusive full lecture here.

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Mar 4
10:12 pm
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"Martha Cabrera, a Nicaraguan psychologist, rightly argues that “populations that are multiply wounded as a product of permanent stress lose their capacity to make decisions and plan for the future due to the excess suffering they have lived through and not processed”. Regrettably, almost all of Africa’s post-independence reconstruction attempts – and outside attempts at help, whether through donors, aid or ideological – have ignored focusing on overcoming the African crisis of mass broken individuals. Some of Africa’s immediate post-independence generation thinkers such as Frantz Fanon, the Martinique-born Algerian activist, warned that colonialism and apartheid have scarred the psyche of victims – their individual personalities, and that unless there is a concentrated effort to reverse this, little will come off development efforts."

The African crisis of mass broken individuals- William Gumede

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Feb 18
12:20 pm
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my version of the “African Beauties” post!

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Feb 16
11:39 pm
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I wish I could start a movement with West Africans…(or rather Ghanaians and Nigerians)



When youre talking about your country, talk about your country don’t say “Africans do this, Africans doing that, My African [somebody】 bla bla bla”. (in a sphere where people other than Africans are the audience - especially if your target audience is people other than African peoples) Even though we’re addressing ourselves and our peers who can relate to the ridiculous, funny and creative things that happens in our lives, unfortunately it also perpetuates the outsider ideology that Africa is a homogenous “country” where cultures blur easily. That is not the case. If you’re trying to lure in views or whatever, add a “African” in the tags or at least put what country you’re from…. 

I know there are people in Africa who don’t wanna have shit to do with West Africans, so it’s not all holding hands…

When I translate Sino-Africa news, I have made it clear to my teacher I translate 非洲 as African nations, and if the original text says something like, “And in Africa…”, I will translate it as, “And in (several) [the] African nations [that…]”. Luckily she respects that but I would fight if she tried it.

Am I wrong or misguided in thinking this? I just get so uncomfortable seeing people who are not Black Africans, diaspora or not, feeding off that term “African”, which is completely different amongst ourselves, in the way charities make ‘Africa’ miniscule and monolithic in their campaigns.

Anyway, the videos from diaspora kids talking about their pparents is so nostalgic and funny. Especially “I’ll SEND YOU BACK TO GHANA/NIGERIA NOW NOW NOW. ONE WAY”

Nope you are not wrong or misguided. I’m already a part of this movement, although I’ll say that we need to drop the “African” descriptor even when talking among ourselves.


Feb 16
5:02 pm
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Various beauties from Africa!

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Lol but they all look hella light tho

forreal tho

^^^ I was going to point that out, until I scrolled down and saw the comments. There was another one made like this of men, and it was the same thing. Not saying that lighter skin or fair ppl don’t exist in Africa. But to use only fair skinned ppl to represent it, is definitely not cool. And it says something very clear.

Yeah. I watch Ghana (LizLizLive) and Nigeria (beautybyjj) on youtube. Both are brown in their videos and most of their pictures. The pictures where the lighting made their skin look the lightest was chosen. :(

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Feb 16
12:42 pm
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Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.


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Feb 8
6:01 pm
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The myths surrounding Ancient African Writing systems

Historically, the continent of Africa was looked at as the “Dark Continent”. It was assumed by many Europeans that Africa was “uncivilized” and “barbaric” and in no way could have developed such complex languages.

However this belief was as far removed from reality as possible as communicating, writing and trade are part of the human experience especially for the regions and kingdoms that traded internationally.  There were many different writing systems in Africa. The writing systems were and still are, a reflection of various philosophies [thought processes] found in African cultures and civilizations. Language, to an African mind is part of your spirituality. The word spirituality is a way of life based on a society’s belief systems and moral values as they relate to a higher being. A spirituality is all of what you define yourself to be and is intertwined with your everyday actions. Your spirituality cannot be separated from your being. Egyptians believed that God is everything and everything is God as did many other Africans, not the idea that God is just in everything. Spirituality is also the relationship between you and your ancestors. When a person dies, the “spirit” returns to a higher being. Your ancestors then become, your link with that higher being. Symbolism is a way of expressing that spirituality through individual aspects of your culture. Therefore spiritual symbolism means your relationship with a higher being and your ancestors who are parts of the higher being through the individual aspects of your culture in everyday life. Much of the text written by Egyptian scribes were attached to a Egyptian spiritual belief.

Source: http://www.library.cornell.edu/africana/Writing_Systems/Welcome.html

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Feb 1
7:00 pm
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