' Chief Chimezie Osondu
Chief Chimezie Osondu
Adaeze means the daughter of a king in Igbo. Igbos do not believe in Kings. They have a traditional democratic system where women and men have their peer groups and are represented. I think the name is ironic. Kings never truly existed in Igboland till the colonizers arrived. Ada in Igbo means daughter. First daughter to be precise. It is one of the most beautiful names in Igbo. It is also a title for first daughters. Umuada are a group of women from the same community who meet up to discuss on how to improve their various communities. In Nigeria, Igbo women can be seen every Sunday afternoon with colorful wrappers, running to meet up with their fellow women from the same village no matter how far away from home they are. I used to watch in amazement as they helped each other, warning abusive husbands and praising women who were doing great in business while helping others who needed help. I grew up surrounded by such women who would not let you lift a finger during your celebration. You should see them, cooking together, laughing together and celebrating each other. Igbo men would say, no matter what you do never make Umuada angry. Simply put, do not hurt their sisters.

Ndi Nne Mama

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

(via theijeoma)

Igbo & proud

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chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Japanese American internment
Philippine-American War
Jim Crow
The genocide of Native Americans
Transatlantic slave trade
The Middle Passage
The history of White American racism
Black Codes
Slave patrols
Ku Klux Klan
The War on Drugs
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
White anti-racism
The Southern strategy
The rape of black slave women
CORE
Madison Grant
The Indian Wars
Human zoos
How the Jews became white
White flight
Redlining
Proposition 14
Homestead Act
Tulsa Riots
Rosewood massacre
Tuskegee Experiment
Lynching
Hollywood stereotypes
Indian Appropriations Acts
Immigration Act of 1924
Sundown towns
Chinese Exclusion Act
Emmett Till
Vincent Chin
Islamophobia
Indian boarding schools
King Philip’s War
Bacon’s Rebellion
American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
History of the gun
History of the police
History of prisons
History of white suburbia
Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
George Wallace
Fox News
Cointelpro
Real estate steering
School tracking
Mass incarceration of black men
Boston school busing riots
And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).
(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

chicalatte:

weloveblackgirls:

weloveblackgirls:

queennubian:

commonright:

abagond:

There should be a White History Month in America. That way we can teach all about the things White Americans have done in history, like:

  1. Cherokee Trail of Tears
  2. Japanese American internment
  3. Philippine-American War
  4. Jim Crow
  5. The genocide of Native Americans
  6. Transatlantic slave trade
  7. The Middle Passage
  8. The history of White American racism
  9. Black Codes
  10. Slave patrols
  11. Ku Klux Klan
  12. The War on Drugs
  13. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  14. How white racism grew out of slavery and genocide
  15. How whites still benefit from slavery and genocide
  16. White anti-racism
  17. The Southern strategy
  18. The rape of black slave women
  19. CORE
  20. Madison Grant
  21. The Indian Wars
  22. Human zoos
  23. How the Jews became white
  24. White flight
  25. Redlining
  26. Proposition 14
  27. Homestead Act
  28. Tulsa Riots
  29. Rosewood massacre
  30. Tuskegee Experiment
  31. Lynching
  32. Hollywood stereotypes
  33. Indian Appropriations Acts
  34. Immigration Act of 1924
  35. Sundown towns
  36. Chinese Exclusion Act
  37. Emmett Till
  38. Vincent Chin
  39. Islamophobia
  40. Indian boarding schools
  41. King Philip’s War
  42. Bacon’s Rebellion
  43. American slavery compared to Arab, Roman and Latin American slavery
  44. History of the gun
  45. History of the police
  46. History of prisons
  47. History of white suburbia
  48. Lincoln’s racism and anti-racism
  49. George Wallace
  50. Fox News
  51. Cointelpro
  52. Real estate steering
  53. School tracking
  54. Mass incarceration of black men
  55. Boston school busing riots

And so on. No fear of running out of topics: there is more than one a day! I am sure my commenters can come up with tons more, probably some big ones that are not coming to mind at the moment (I did not list slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil war, Reconstruction or Lincoln since they are, in fact, covered in history class, however poorly).

(via Why there should be a White History Month | Abagond)

So true.

welp

The length of this list is astonishing

Never forget

This.

eaanin:

🐸☕️

eaanin:

🐸☕️

mounchie:

everythingpersian:

I’d take being smart as a compliment any day then getting a compliment on my looks.
They would love for us to stay stupid and sit pretty .

mounchie:

everythingpersian:

I’d take being smart as a compliment any day then getting a compliment on my looks.

They would love for us to stay stupid and sit pretty .
kemetic-dreams:

Equal?

shouldnt:

I WANT THIS

I WANT THIS SO FREAKING BAD

kemetic-dreams:

Omowale in Nigeria

kemetic-dreams:

Omowale in Nigeria

hornyspice:

people who say “im going to do bad on my test” and gets perfect
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everything-naija:

poppunknigga:

creepyfantasies:

reverseracism:

werewolf—barmitzvah:

stfueverything:

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

thenapturalone:

diemeowderkatze:

I AM SORRY BUT THIS IS WHY I AM EMBARRASSED TO BE AN AMERICAN. IF A HIJAB THAT DORNS THE AMERICAN FLAG PATTERN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE BUT SKIMPY ASS BIKINIS OR WEARING THE FUCKING ACTUAL FLAG IS ACCEPTABLE, JUST BECAUSE THE PERSON IS WHITE, I WANT TO FUCKING THROW UP.

(I don’t have a thing against Audrey Kitching, she was just merely and example). 

But this fucking disgusts me right here. It makes me want to say, fuck this country and its racism and double standards. 

I LITERALLY FUCKING CAN NOT

Give her a bullet to the head for walking down the street, minding her own business??  And they think SHE’S the terrorist. 

^bolding for emphasis. 

Okay trigger warning all of these comments are incredibly violent, but my god. I’m ashamed.

This is unacceptable.

thank you, so unacceptable.

I cried reading these. Even though I’m not muslim but I cried for my Muslim brothers and sisters. This is despicable

human:

when someone says they dont like me

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