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Black Culture, Poetry, Jazz & Natural Hair with an emphasis on intellectual presence: There is a god given strength in our people. we just have to represent ourselves in a way that reflects that, beginning by developing an understanding of the small bit of our history that we can access. Enjoy! -Camisha

libertariantimes:

St Louis protesters clash with police ahead of ‘Weekend of Resistance

Activists against police brutality are calling for support in St Louis for an upcoming “Weekend of Resistance.” Protests in the city reignited following the killing Wednesday of an African American teen by a white police officer.

Following the death of Vonderrick Myers Jr., in which a police officer allegedly shot the 18-year old black teenager 17 times, a wave of clashes has erupted between law enforcement and protesters in the city for two consecutive nights, with hundreds of protesters taking to the streets.

Though these new protests have not been as violent as in nearby Ferguson in August, in which local resident 18 year-old Michael Brown was shot by a white police officer, the St Louis unrest also resulted in several damaged police vehicles, protesters getting pepper sprayed and even the burning of an American flag by a group of demonstrators.

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knowledgeequalsblackpower:

ezibota:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a critically acclaimed author who has been very successful in attracting a new generation of readers to African culture. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (published in 2003), received worldwide praise as well as several awards. Her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun is one the most revered contemporary pieces of literature to emerge from West Africa in recent years. The novel is set in Nigeria in the late 1960s and early 1970s during the Nigerian-Biafrian War. It tells the story of a young revolutionary couple who live through the trials and tribulations of the civil war. Adichie uses the lives of the characters to illustrate the difference between theory and practicality. Though the main characters were revolutionaries that encouraged a change in the political system at that time, they found themselves questioning their initial ideal and passion in regards to the war when they become directly affected. In this novel, Adichie weaves an intricate storyline in which topics such as love trust and loyalty are juxtaposed in a way that causes the reader to question values that they may believe are intrinsic. She explores the fragility of relationships and the impact that change can have. This Novel is a great read and offers interesting insight on an important historical event in Nigerian history.
For More Information about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: http://www.l3.ulg.ac.be/adichie
-Joy Otibu

Just finished this and really loved it. I did not know much about Nigeria’s history other than what my Nigerian friends have told me about conflict between the North and South. This book shed some light on that issue as well as just had really good moments and wisdom. I enjoyed it. 
Now, I’m gonna watch the film 

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

ezibota:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a critically acclaimed author who has been very successful in attracting a new generation of readers to African culture. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (published in 2003), received worldwide praise as well as several awards. Her second novel Half of a Yellow Sun is one the most revered contemporary pieces of literature to emerge from West Africa in recent years. The novel is set in Nigeria in the late 1960s and early 1970s during the Nigerian-Biafrian War. It tells the story of a young revolutionary couple who live through the trials and tribulations of the civil war. Adichie uses the lives of the characters to illustrate the difference between theory and practicality. Though the main characters were revolutionaries that encouraged a change in the political system at that time, they found themselves questioning their initial ideal and passion in regards to the war when they become directly affected. In this novel, Adichie weaves an intricate storyline in which topics such as love trust and loyalty are juxtaposed in a way that causes the reader to question values that they may believe are intrinsic. She explores the fragility of relationships and the impact that change can have. This Novel is a great read and offers interesting insight on an important historical event in Nigerian history.

For More Information about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: http://www.l3.ulg.ac.be/adichie

-Joy Otibu

Just finished this and really loved it. I did not know much about Nigeria’s history other than what my Nigerian friends have told me about conflict between the North and South. This book shed some light on that issue as well as just had really good moments and wisdom. I enjoyed it. 

Now, I’m gonna watch the film 

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spiritualinspiration:

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me." (Psalms 51:10)
If you need a new beginning today, in any area of your life, allow Christ to make you a new creation and the old will pass away! He will put a new and right spirit within you when you call upon His name! This year, make your relationship with Him your number one priority. As you develop an intimacy with Him through daily prayer and the study of His Word, you will experience the joy of newness of life!

spiritualinspiration:

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me." (Psalms 51:10)

If you need a new beginning today, in any area of your life, allow Christ to make you a new creation and the old will pass away! He will put a new and right spirit within you when you call upon His name! This year, make your relationship with Him your number one priority. As you develop an intimacy with Him through daily prayer and the study of His Word, you will experience the joy of newness of life!

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