Joan Morgan is glorious. Grateful for this rumination on #Lemonade, Beyoncé, Oshun’s mirror, and the hard truths we need to face if we say we are “feminist,” “accountable,” or “doing the work.” Continue reading Morgan on Beyoncé, Black Feminist Art, And This Oshun Bidness | Genius
Damn Pete, damn. My gawd:
“But Prince isn’t cosmic, exactly, or not in the same way as Bowie, as Jones. His otherworldliness is not that of an alien, a sci-fi visitant. It is rather the otherworldliness of someone very much of this world — his filthiness, his commitment to the joy of what is lewd, forever reminds us of this — but the whole of whose being seems italicized by, given substance through, a set of animating principles quite entirely apart from the world of mortal life.”
Prince was #TransformDH and many didn’t even know it:
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I’ve been bugging my mother (NuñezMom) all week to watch Lemonade. Continue reading …intergenerational interlude…
My Washington University in St. Louis MMUF mentor and lifelong inspiration Rafia Zafar with Myra Armstead on Schomburg Live!!
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This is a well done and thoughtful look at Yoruba/Candomblé/Santería/Lucumí influences in and on Lemonade with quotes from Maximiliano Goiz and Ynanna Djehuty:
“Oshun (or Ochún) is one of many Orishas celebrated in the Yoruba tradition, which originated from Nigeria, Benin and Togo, and Afro-Latinx spiritual practices that survived the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This culture arrived in the Americas specifically because enslaved black people were stolen from what is now Southwest Nigeria and Benin in West Africa. Oshun is particularly popular in Brazil through the religion of Candomblé, and in Cuba through Santería. As Afro-Latinxs continue fighting for visibility and racial justice, the visual album and its inclusion of Ibeyi gives us Afro-Latinxs a sense of validation as part of the larger African diaspora. Furthermore, it reminds us of the strength of Yoruba in black culture.
Continue reading “Yoruba Followers on the Impact of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ | Remezcla”
The Métis of Canada win ruling declaring the nation’s 600,000 Métis and “off-reserve Indians” as “Indians” under the Constitution. The ruling requires the Canadian government to deal with the Métis as autonomous and consult with them as it does with “status Indians” of the First Nations in Canada: