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Redefining Your own Blackness

While it is Black History Month across the Atlantic, it is important to remember our rich history and reassert our significance and importance to the global cultural fabric that all too often gets overlooked. But it's also really important to think about the correct and long term ways of securing that position for ourselves. In… Continue reading Redefining Your own Blackness

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Oshun’s Descendants

Why we shouldn’t shy away from African folklore Black Ballad’s writer, Jumoke Abdullahi, recently released an article discussing how hard it was for her to connect to her Yoruba heritage because the traditional beliefs of Yorubaland were shied away from by her family. As a classicist, this got me thinking (and feeling more than a… Continue reading Oshun’s Descendants