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We Alone

“We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises
in the marketplace.
Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and sea-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
to love what is plentiful
as much as
what’s scarce.”

_Alice walker, we alone.

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Addressing Rape Culture

Originally posted on will this be a problem?:

[Trigger Warning: This article may be traumatising to victims of rape and sexual assault.]

A girl you know has a reputation for taking a different guy home every time she is at the club. A man who has been watching her decides that if she said yes to the first 20 then his is also implied… When she goes to the police for help they question her about the number of sexual partners she had, what she was wearing, whether she was drunk. They dismiss her case and blame it on her history of being a slut. She goes home dejected and vows not to speak up again. If the case makes it to court, she faces the risk of having her entire sexual history dragged out by the judge and this will add to her humiliation.

A young woman goes to a party with friends. A guy who has…

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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Dancing Paragraphs

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I tell u, the best books to read don’t have fancy names; they aren’t found in expensive bookshops or Smithsonian libraries. The best books are actually free, readily available whereva u go. They come in all shapes, colors n sizes. Most of them don’t even need u to open n read to get their hidden content; all u gotta do is sit back n simply observe. These books are so similar yet so unique like the stripes on a savanna zebra. These books are indeed divine: the way they walk, how they smile, the shape of their frowns, the twinkle in their eyes, laughter of their happiness, the serenity of their sadness, the warmth of their touch, the comfort of their gentle hugs, the assurance of their words. The value of these books cannot be measured in dollars or gold, for they are sculpted with moist mad & coated with angelic dust. They are a true literal work of art infused with kindness & engraved with Ubuntu love, although their royalty is sometimes overshadowed by the hardships and pangs of these hectic world. Nevertheless, they are worth every word within their cover, every sentence within their paragraph, every prose within their chapter. U should take time to read these books whenever u get a chance. Maybe like me you will find one whose words will change the direction of your heart.

__uThanDiLe©2014

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Joint appeal of France and Ethiopia, representing Africa, for an ambitious Copenhagen Accord

Originally posted on Database of Press Releases related to Africa - APO-Source:

 

 


 

 

Joint appeal of France and Ethiopia, representing Africa, for an ambitious Copenhagen Accord

 

 

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 15, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — France and Ethiopia, representing Africa, launch today an appeal to all Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change to adopt an ambitious agreement on 18 December limiting the increase of temperatures to 2°C above preindustrial levels, as recommanded by the IPCC, and ensuring that vulnerable countries will receive adequate financing to face the challenge.

This agreement will be applicable immediately. It will be translated into a legal international instrument as early as possible in 2010. The Copenhagen accord must seek efficiency, as well as fairness and equity.

Therefore, France and Ethiopia, representing Africa, call for:

- the halving of global CO2 emissions by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. This implies, according to the principle of common but differenciated responsibilities…

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Posted by on June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

*..bLack sTride..*

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Black man
divert ur heart
2 tha place where
u r more than just
dark

But…

shun tha despise
of different races &
tribes
be kind
detach 4rm reverse
prejudice
4rm any kind
of
hate crime

put ur mind
right
detox ur conscience
of poisons
& psyches
of the
colonized

breath back life
into ur slackened
stride

self define
reclaim back
ur
bLack
pride..

aight….!

*wen di dark nite slide pon di day lite, dem b(L)ack starz shine brite lyk Lion priDe*

uThanDiLe©2014

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Chiing Chiing

u ax mi where ma accent is, coz evryone who’s visited that glamorous city seems to hav one fizzin on their lips.

mi thinks mi misplaced mine on tha return trip. mi thot of buyin one at tha airport, especially that of tha briish, but none was duty free.

so that is y wen we conversed all u cud here wuz mother-tongue tangle english plus a lot of swahili n a spint of kisii.

but i promise next time tha big bird takes mi 2 bak to that glorious city, ima use all ma shillings 2 buy plenty duty free accents 4 u n 4 mi

so wi can happily dialogue thru our nostrils without tha interference of outdated dialets lyk kinyore n kisii.

lets toast 2 that.

ching ching!!

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Heart offa Rebel

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shi cute. shi fine. ha smile mesmerize ma mind.

shi move lyk meltin ice. shi groove lyk banana leaf kite.

ha laugh swittah than amarula wine.

dimples inscribed pon ha cheeks. eyes sparkle mo than tanzanite earings.

ha scent sends i spirit sprintin to tha heavens. unique essence.

i perfect present.

gift.

shim ting done steal tha heart offa rebel.

empress.

elaborate lyk kente.

touch mek di blood run faster than ripple on tha djembe.

dance.

drum gal chant dust pon di hands of ha man.

luv done calm tha heart offa Rebel.

 

_uThanDiLe©2014

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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