I loved Bey’s performance at the GRAMMYs on Sunday. I loved it even more because one of the two songs performed, was co-written by my good friend Ingrid Burley!
Some people are saying that Bey’s look was inspired by the Yoruba goddess Oshun. The Yoruba people are “descendants from variety of West African communities” who are “united by geography, history, religion and most importantly language.” The main countries where the Yoruba people live are Nigeria, Togo and Benin. In their religion, Oshun is the “goddess of water, fertility, motherhood, and the passing of the generations.” This deity is also responsible for blessing women with twins. As you [may] know, Bey is pregnant with twins. For more information on the Yoruba, click here.
I’ve always loved Bey, but I love her even more for continuing to use her platform to help [re]awaken the psyche of Africans, especially those living in the United States of America.
More pics from her performance are below:
Source: Dr. Edward Robinson.
Source: Kwame Ture (formerly known as Stokley Carmichael) and Charles Hamilton. Black Power. pg. 26-7. 1967.
Source: Kwame Ture (formerly known as Stokley Carmichael) and Charles Hamilton. Black Power. pg. 25. 1967 (citing Woodrow Wilson. “Reconstruction in the Southern States.” Atlantic Monthly. January 1901.).
I’ve read earlier works from each author, so I’m excited to start reading these books!
Source: Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan. Cultural Genocide. pg. 134. 1989.
She said how she felt in that moment, so no need to backtrack because the public has taken offense to your statements! If this is how Ginsburg truly felt, then it is no wonder why her old “Jewish” ass would act with such reckless indifference to the two pleadings I submitted to her pursuant to the Supreme Court Rules before filing my petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. Smdh.
July 18, 2015 Motion [I addressed the pleading to Justice Sotomayor but Justice Ginsburg had jurisdiction to decide the pleading]:
August 9, 2015 Letter:
When it comes to issues concerning the human rights of African Americans, all of the Justices on the bench are racially biased! They all need to be impeached!
Source: Zoe Tillman. “Justice Ginsburg Retreats From ‘Inappropriate’ Kaepernick Comments.” Law.com. October 14, 2016. http://www.law.com/sites/almstaff/2016/10/14/justice-ginsburg-retreats-from-inappropriate-kaepernick-comments/.