Today is the last day to check out my new installation at the Esther Massry Gallery -
“The Persistence of Spirit” acknowledges, remembers and honors Black youth who were victims of racially motivated violence, specifically those taken since the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012. Like the innumerable children killed as acts of terror during the Civil Rights era, these recent deaths have propelled the fight for freedom. And that is why, by virtue of their martyrdom, these individuals are saints themselves.
This work uplifts, inspires and offers hope through collective offerings and the invocation of our own loved ones past. It has come alive thanks to community participation and heartfelt offerings which include objects of protection, remembrance, good luck, healing, comfort and joy.
Many many thanks to all who have participated in the creation of this new work.
Una testimonianza di resistenza, di senso della comunità e di come la dimensione della maternità possa assumere un valore civile che non sentivo da quelle storie antiche di mamme antifasciste o dei racconti del dottor King e dei suoi attivisti.
La semplicità e lo sguardo ad un mondo migliore rendono azioni comuni eroiche. @angelifederica #amanodisarmata #weshallovercome
National Farmers Day in Ghana is celebrated on the first Friday of December each year to recognise the contributions of farmers and fishers in the country. The holiday is designed to pay respect to the importance of the farming and fishing industry in the socio-economic growth of Ghana.
Farmers Day was instituted in 1985 by the Ghana government after the industries showed a 30 percent growth in 1984. This was a significant improvement over 1982 and 1983, years the country suffered a severe drought. The first Farmers Day was celebrated in Osino, located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, where the drought was most severe.
@nahkobear please let the #MedicineForTgePeople know as much as I pray I pray that your messages for future generations will continue to inspire and set fire 🔥 with the truth in Abundance #WeShallOvercome and that daily by living our best life we can lift one another by a simple song, 😊 smile, and a goofy personality 🤪✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
205 December, 2019
Grateful for this circle of friends na iba iba ang pangalan sa gc 😂
*insert waling, kuya stephen and netnet #WeShallOvercome#tistheseason
1705 December, 2019
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We are filled with so much gratitude and excitement for the big moves Duchess Ride is taking. We started our snowboard camp tonight and we have 16 girls! Yesterday we raised double the amount of last year for giving Tuesday and we are simply overwhelmed with all this support. Our community is incredible and we are so thankful to everyone. Thank you thank you thank you! #bigmoves
It is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah. The memorial complex was dedicated in 1992, and is situated on the site of the former British colonial polo grounds in Accra.
The mausoleum, designed by Don Arthur, houses the bodies of Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah.
The building is meant to represent an upside down sword, which in Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The interior boasts marble flooring and a mini mastaba looking marble grave marker, surrounded by river-washed rocks. A skylight at the top in the mausoleum illuminates the grave.
The mausoleum is surrounded by water, a symbol of life.
We are a nonprofit organization designed to foster resilience in young girls through board sports. Today is giving Tuesday and we are asking for donations to help fund our programs to empower young girls. We are so lucky to already be supported by such amazing people and are grateful for all of you out there that believe in us. To donate follow the link in our bio. Any amount is appreciated big or small. .
This video was created by an amazing talented volunteer. Her name is Rachel Ramirez see her work at racheleramirez.com
#WeShallOvercome says the group of #KishoriVikas Kendram #GirlChild The program by #Sevabharathi intends to strengthen & empower the girl 👧 child
Encouraging them to read, write & grow the all female volunteer force of 230 are college students too contributing to the society
#weshallovercome#nottodaycolonizer#antiblackracism#happyending#teachablemoment This morning I met with my three SFI grad students at @truetruediner for a working brunch since I was traveling on Friday. We choose TrueTrue Diner as I am a supporter of Suzanne Barr, the Black chef and co-owner with her husband, Johnnie Kara's, since meeting her at the Premier of The Heat at Hotdocs. I also saw the menu of upscale soul food (to me) and was feeling homesick.
Twenty minutes into the meal, the manager comes and quite embarrassed tells us that another customer has complained about us using profanity. I generally don't use profanity and the students would not use profanity in front of me, so we instantly recognized this for what it was...a white person trying to tell us (then the only group of Black and POC customers in the diner) that we did not belong there, thus had us symbolically "carded." First, let me emphasize that the manager handled the situation very well. We never felt slighted or insulted in what was a sensitive situation. We were discussing racism so dissected the interaction as part of our work.
After the meal, I had a chat with the manager and then with Suzanne herself and we talked about strategies for how to handle/set policies/ communicate to the mostly white clientele that this is meant to be a safe space for BIPOC people in the City. I guess "the snitch" didn't see the photos from the Civil Rights era on the wall or couldn't hear the "Hip Hop Sunday" soundtrack of rap songs. So every other Sunday, I will be at #TrueTrueDiner for brunch. Because "not today, Colonizer," will you make me feel like I am not at home in place designed to be down home for me. And the food is too damn good.
I was yesterday years old when it dawned on me that in 31 days, we'll be marking not just the start of a #NewYear , but also a #NewDecade . It's a time for looking back, taking stock, #reflection , retrospection, but also looking forward, anticipation, and hope.
Sometime early this year, when I was selected for a divisional essay contest on women empowerment, Google introduced me to Gloria Steinem. You could ask Google, too, she's an inspiration. 😂 Bottomline, never crossed my mind that not only did this one picture of her made such immense impact on me, but I needed to have a conviction. So life as we know it, shit happened on 2019 and literally jinxed my "silverlining" goal. (Sorry, Ms. Cat)
Had a rough year but what better way to end it by maneuvering all the pesimissm to gratefulness. 😌🙏
To those who reached out to me during my most vulnerable phase, thank you for helping me keep my sanity in check. It took a lot of mental and emotional strength, heck I'm still dealing with some now, but resiliency is the best armor to get through it.
Ironically, a lot of those who I hold dear are going through a lot, too. These messages helped me initiate this "grateful" year end countdown, I hope it will help you, too.
Thank you to Ate Rica and Kuya Billy! You are heaven sent! On day 1, I am grateful for your existence and being a part of mine! Your words inspired me to do this! #WeShallOvercome#tistheseason
Thanks giving has a different meaning for all of us. From something as simple as waking up to mountains that were moved from our lives.
For the first time in three years we were all together .... I am grateful. Life has thrown a lot of curveballs at us in the past few years but it has made us stronger. I am grateful for life and love . #lovewins#reallgbtqlives#weshallovercome#weallmatter#motherhood
38429 November, 2019
I'm sitting here feeling all groggy 😴😌😌 due to an all night I did to make some orders
Then boom, I start seeing all these new notes on various social media platforms