Shame on mankind for leaving trash for their children to inherit.
People in glass houses should not throw stones.’
At Afritorial, we are sick and tired of people foreign to Africa telling Africans what they can and can’t do, and making wild assertions as to who we are and our identity.
We just had some ‘foreign’ woman send a message telling us not to post any more tribal images of the women of the Omo Valley in their indigenous clothing, markings and outfits - because they’re barbaric and torturous.
It is condescending, especially when it comes from someone with no context and relationship with Africa. The tribes of the Omo Valley are some of the last of the disappearing tribes on the continent. Their markings and body piercings are their pride. Their colourful attire tells of their self-dignity. They know who they are, they stand behind their identity and celebrate it! We just wish more Africans and foreigners did the same.
That’s all folks. Our Friday rant is over. As you were!
(Photography by Olga Michi)
None of this would have happened had things ended worse in Ferguson for me. It bothers me to hear justifications for low representation in today’s tech companies that remind me of my mother’s advice. These stereotypes can be fatal.
I implore people looking at young men like Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin or Oscar Grant on the street or — as a candidate for cutting edge jobs or entrepreneurship — to see them as a potential Roy Clay.
A Brief History of African Presence in Costa Rica.
Although a small percentage of the Costa Rican population at between 4-8%, there are two waves of African presence in the country. The first was through the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade where enslaved Africans from Western and Central regions of the continent were brought to the country by Spanish conquistadors in the 17th century. Many came from ethnic groups such as the Wolof, Ashanti, Malinke, Yoruba and different Congolese communities.
In the late 18th century, after the abolishing of slavery in the 1820s, migrant workers began coming from other parts of the Caribbean, namely Jamaica. Costa Rica has the largest Jamaican diaspora in Latin America after Cuba and Panama. Many worked on coffee and banana plantations, as well as in railroad construction.
Despite their long presence in the country, it was not until 1949 that Afro-Costa Ricans obtained full citizenship. Taking after its name, Costa Rica is the wealthiest Central American state and also the oldest democratic nation in the region. But despite the country’s seemingly progressive policies towards minorities, most Afro-Costa Ricans have largely been excluded from the country’s elite and political (until recent years) circles, and consequently the country’s wealth.
Today, most of this population live in Costa Rica’s Atlantic Coast region.
All Africa, All the time.
Hmm sounds familiar lol
it’s so weird that learning about racism is totally a completely optional side quest for white people
meanwhile we all have to learn about white people’s destruction and genocides like its something to be proud of
It literally kills me when men think they know women’s fashion better than women
suspicious as fuck
LMAO IS THAT EMPLOYEES MUST “WASH HANDS” FROM SMOOTHIE KING IN FLEMINGTON BC IT LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE WOMEN’S BATHROOM THERE. I always wanna take a picture of the sign when I’m in the bathroom at smoothie king but never have my phone with me
lmao idk, it might be!
signs like this always make me laugh. like i always laugh at this one sign near my house that says “convencience sto”
Pro-Moscow rebel forces in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and armored personnel carriers, battled government forces on two fronts Thursday, a Ukrainian military official said.
The fighting was taking place southeast of Donetsk, and along the nation’s southern coast in the town of Novoazovsk, about 12 miles (20 km) from the Russian border, according to Mykhailo Lysenko, the deputy commander of the Ukrainian Donbas battalion.
"This is a full-scale invasion," Lysenko said, referring to the fighting in the south.
U.S. officials also said Russian troops were directly involved in the latest fighting, despite Moscow’s denials.
Intelligence now indicates that up to 1,000 Russian troops have moved into southern Ukraine with heavy weapons and are fighting there, a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday.
"I have to work thirteen hours a day, so I don’t get to see her very much. But I’m getting older. So I’m afraid if I don’t work all I can now, there might be a time that I can’t support my family anymore."