Initiation rituals are essentially aimed at enabling the individual to enter adult life by initiating him not simply into the physiological realities but into those of social life and the world as well, realities that he will not only need to recognize but also to be able to handle. And insomuch as those realities are […]Read more "African Wisdom"
The anti-lynching song Strange Friut which was written by Able Meeropol who also wrote The house I live in. Strange Fruit Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swaying in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the popular trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant South, The bulging […]Read more "Billie Holiday"
I watched the film what happened to Nina Simone her disappointment which was evident was that she was not a concert pianist. Simone trained with the piano since she was a child therefore she was more than capable of being a concert pianist. The only reason she was denied playing was her colour. Simone spoke […]Read more "Nina Simone"
Black history month USA is celebrated this month, Mae Carol Jemison was the first African American female to go to space. It’s important to see how far African Americans have come in a society which bought Africans to America for slave labour and to dehumanise men, women and children. Today there are many achievements which […]Read more "Mae Carol Jemison"
Celebrities back tampon rebels of Zimbabwe She has been arrested 22 times, tortured so badly that her front teeth were knocked into her nose and had an AK-47 thrust up her vagina until she bled. Thabitha Khumalo’s crime: to campaign against a critical shortage of tampons and sanitary towels in Zimbabwe, one of the […]Read more "Tabitha Khumalo"
Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in Africa, it still follows the Julian calendar, so Ethiopia celebrate Christmas on January 7th. The Ethiopia orthodox Church’s celebrate of Christ’s birth is called Ganna. It is a day when families attend church. The day before Ganna, people fast all day. The next morning at dawn, everyone […]Read more "Ethiopian Christmas"
Written in a biology textbook in the index “cell culture” written was: In culture, cancer cells can go on dividing indefinitely, if they have a continual supply of nutrients, and thus are said to be “immortal.” A striking example is a cell line that has been producing in culture since 1951. (Cells of this line […]Read more "Henrietta Lacks"