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I felt as if that this is a topic that needed to be touched on. I hate seeing things like “this will never happen in the African community. It’s upsetting to see the African community othering ourselves away from the black community. In the case of Mike Brown Read the full story here I really feel that this is one of those situations that all black people, regardless of nationality, should come together. This is one of the MANY situations that black people as whole should come together because police brutality and racism is alive and well in America. The fact that there’s Africans in America who really think when it comes down to it, a killer would ask “are you black-black or African black” is saddening. A situation as this affects everyone who is of the black race. It doesn’t really matter where you’re from. Anyone abusing their power of authority is not checking for that, especially if they’re racist. Africans, the minute you stepped foot on that airport & touched American soil you became black. That is your new identity, like it or not. You can sit on your high horse and act as if Africans are better than black Americans but that’s your free will to bask in your own ignorance. Lets not forget why most of us fleed our home countries, corruption was the number one reason! As intelligent as we make ourselves to be, many Africans refuse to understand and accept that institutional racism is real. Take time, grab a book, read….put two and two together. Once you understand that, you’ll understand that your Africaness will not protect you. Your degrees won’t save you, minding your own business won’t save you, etc. You’re not back home, you’re in America. You’re black! So as an African, anything that affects the black community, affect you also directly. You are a brother, you are a sister…you are Mike Brown. Let’s be honest, if Mike Brown was African, you think the reports would be “an AFRICAN MAN was innocently killed”? no. It’s “A BLACK MAN was killed”. So as an African, love being part of the black community. You need the support, because sure as hell, when it gets real, who else will help!? Your black brother will, your black sister will. All these opportunities Africans take advantage of in America (school, work), it was black Americans who fought for them. Let’s not forget.

Feel free to follow me on twitter, by handle is  @vohandas , if you would like to continue this discussion; tumblr doesn’t have an easy platform for that. 

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Special never forget the day I met you
We was destined for each other like a,
Son to his mother or a sister and brother, man this bond is deep
We go a couple years and don’t even speak, but know it’s love though
Could never let em’ dirty your name I got the utmost respect for you

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BGI: Black Girls Inked: Moniasse Model

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Born & Bred in Africa. From Mali to Ghana. And this is my Journey. Photo by my good friend, the legendary Malian Photographer Malick Sidibé #MalickSidibe #MotelBamako


Born & Bred in Africa. From Mali to Ghana. And this is my Journey. Photo by my good friend, the legendary Malian Photographer Malick Sidibé #MalickSidibe #MotelBamako

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CultureHISTORY: #MikeBrown Funeral - August 2014 

  1. Mike Brown casket w/ St. Louis Cardinals baseball cap
  2. Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden at her son’s service
  3. Attendees united in song
  4. Funeral attendees
  5. Memorial including long line of roses at Mike Brown’s murder site
  6. A painting & memorial from Atlanta, GA

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We find it really hard to believe that it’s been five years since Michael Jackson passed away, especially with the release of his second posthumous album, "Xscape."  Happy birthday MJ, read on for more on the King of Pop here.

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Ofoe’s Studios of Colors at #ChaleWote2014 with DiQueku and Ofoe Amegavie

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The Developing Super Drawing Talent of Delali Tsegah

Just a little intro…

If there’s one trait that’s been a part of my life all the way through, it’s procrastination. But that’s not the focus of this post; I’ve made my peace with that.Just mentioned that ‘cos it explains why I haven’t really made anything out of my one true natural gift: art (drawing mostly. for now..). I’ve just kept promising myself to get serious. Well, I think I finally did.

This [blog/gallery/whatever] is basically just to make it real. To keep me righteous.I don’t plan on putting up any long-winded text posts; mostly just pictures of what I do and progress stuff. Any text will probably detail the new tricks/techniques I discover along the way…So look, like, critique, reblog. It all helps.

Enjoy this.. journey…

Delali lives and works in Accra, Ghana.             F/book

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Instead of casting Zoe “Colorblind” Saldana to play Nina Simone, they should cast the amazing Adepero Oduye. 


  • Adepero Oduye looks EXACTLY like Nina Simone. 
  • She’s an incredible actress (Pls watch Pariah and 12 Years a Slave). 

It’s frustrating that not even a dark skinned black woman can be casted for the role of a dark skinned dark skinned black woman.

Hollywhite strikes again. 


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because this is as cute as it gets

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He gets it

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