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Warsan Shire was born in Kenya in 1988 to Somali parents and raised in Britain. She rose to prominence when her poem For Women Who Are Difficult to Love went viral in 2011. Since then she has earned quite a few accolades including the Brunel University’s inaugural African Poetry Prize, an award earmarked for poets who […]
Chiwetel Ejiofor Movie: 12 Years a Slave Year: 2013 LeVar Burton TV Miniseries: Roots Year: 1977
Don’t Be Afraid to Bring It Up When we avoid talking about racism to our children, we are not doing it to protect them, we are doing it to protect ourselves by avoiding things that make us uncomfortable. Do not let your children’s first taste of racism happen in the streets. Racists/white supremacists are killing […]
Anne-Sophie Leclere (France) In August 2013, French politician Anne-Sophie Leclere published an image on her Facebook page showing a baby monkey, with a caption underneath reading “At 18 months”, alongside Justice Minister Christiane Taubira – who is black – with the caption “Now.” When confronted about the image, Leclere defended publishing it, repeatedly insisting Taubira […]
Singer Usher’s father is from Haiti. NBA player Blake Griffin’s father is Haitian. Singer Dawn Richard is half-Haitian. Rapper Tony Yayo’s parents are from Haiti.
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“There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.” Marcus Garvey “Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” Oprah Winfrey