Blog entries from: MsAfropolitan

African Feminism, Society and Popular Culture

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October 23 2014

From MsAfropolitan Thu Oct 23 2014, 07:58:27

Myself, @MsAfropolitan, @ComSecKatherine and @juneericudorie are hosting the UK leg of The Guardian's #YouthEngage Worldwide Twitter Chat on Friday 24 October @ 1pm. We will discuss, among other things, identity, religion, cultural influences, social media, representation, governance and leadership, immigration, and whether young people feel they can get their voiced heard and become leaders. #YouthEngage is the Guardian Global Development Professionals and...

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September 4 2014

From MsAfropolitan Thu Sep 4 2014, 18:32:15

(I'm taking a break but will hopefully be blogging soon again. You can still catch me on Facebook, Twitter etc.)

The post (Break) appeared first on MsAfropolitan.

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September 1 2014

From MsAfropolitan Mon Sep 1 2014, 16:02:16

I'm excited to share that on 11 October 2014, I will be one of around twenty speakers at TEDxBrixton, an independently organised event operated under licence from TED. The event will be taking place at the Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton and will feature a selection of carefully curated speakers from Brixton and beyond to give inspiring...

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August 25 2014

From MsAfropolitan Mon Aug 25 2014, 10:52:24

Complicit No More In creating a forum to discuss gendered racisms, 'Complicit No More' aims to encourage more generous and 'conscientious' feminist inspired dialogue. The panel event will highlight themes and challenges for black feminism and intersectionality, tackling topics that have been framed by Eurocentrism but which are also a part of intra-oppressions: how we relate...

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August 20 2014

From MsAfropolitan Wed Aug 20 2014, 16:05:50

Having witnessed police officers mercilessly beat up a group of young hippies, Assata Olugbala Shakur, at the time a young activist in the Black Students Union in New York, had an epiphany. It was this: she was not going to change a thing by smoking weed in the park and complaining about brutally racist police....

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August 14 2014

From MsAfropolitan Thu Aug 14 2014, 18:06:57

This is a guest post by Nykita Garnett, one of my mentees. Two years ago, when I returned to my home country, Liberia, I anticipated many challenges. I understood that my transition from the sleek streets of midtown Atlanta to the dusty roads of Monrovia would be quite significant. Like many repatriates before me, I...

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August 5 2014

From MsAfropolitan Tue Aug 5 2014, 19:18:42

On a flight to Lagos last week, a woman with a terrible chesty cough and feverish eyes sat a couple of seats away from me. Unlike many a public transportation commuter, the woman was considerate; she covered her mouth when she coughed and it was evident that she was trying to cough as little as she could despite...

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July 24 2014

From MsAfropolitan Thu Jul 24 2014, 09:58:43

The majority of Europeans take for granted that the EU was set up to create peace and stability in Europe. After all, the EU won the Nobel Prize for "advancing the causes of peace, reconciliation, democracy and human rights". Yet this fabrication of the truth would make Alfred Nobel do a triple turn in his grave....

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July 11 2014

From MsAfropolitan Fri Jul 11 2014, 10:54:15

It's about 6pm on the 12th of June 2014. I'm at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva, a characteristically grandiose European institutional building made all the more incredible by its waterfront view and bright, modern yet noble style. It is the type of space that - bewilderingly - makes you think of both justice and injustice. Today...

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July 2 2014

From MsAfropolitan Wed Jul 2 2014, 12:40:39

Patriarchy is an unfashionable term. But it is also the only term that describes the oldest, most widespread and most enduring form of governance. It is much older than democracy, for example. It seems to me that patriarchy, which is the 'system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are...

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