Source: Ethan Kytle and Blain Roberts. “The Historian Behind Slaver Apologists Like Kanye West.” The New York Times. May 3, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/opinion/the-historian-behind-slavery-apologists-like-kanye-west.html.
Source: Joe Feagin, Documenting the Costs of Slavery, Segregation and Contemporary Racism. Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal. pg. 50. 2004. (quoting Patricia J. Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights 101 (1991)).
Source: Joe Feagin, Documenting the Costs of Slavery, Segregation and Contemporary Racism. Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal. pg. 50. 2004.
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: Bess O’Connor. “How to Decalcify and Activate the Pineal Gland.” Spirituality & Health. June 22, 2015. http://spiritualityhealth.com/blog/bess-oconnor/how-decalcify-and-activate-pineal-gland.
Source: Dr. Edward Robinson.
The two exhibits I visited in particular were the “Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas” and “Egyptian Art.” Both were very nice. Check out the pics below:
“Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas”:
The problem I have with the Met, is that they separated these two exhibits as if Egypt is not a part of black Africa. All of the stolen artifacts in the “Eyptian Art” exhibit show the ancient Egyptians to be dark-skinned (although the museum has decided to place some non-black figures in the entrance that don’t belong there) just like Africans all over the continent. This is just another example of cultural genocide.Smdh.