Checking into a hotel during the Mau Mau Uprising, Kenya, 1953
The Mau Mau Uprising (also known as the Mau Mau Revolt, Mau Mau Rebellion and the Kenya Emergency) was a military conflict that took place in Kenya between 1952 and 1960. It involved a Kikuyu-dominated anti-colonial group called Mau Mau and elements of the British Army, auxiliaries and anti-Mau Mau Kikuyu.The movement was unable to capture widespread public support. The capture of rebel leader Dedan Kimathi on 21 October 1956 signalled the ultimate defeat of the Mau Mau uprising, and essentially ended the British military campaign.
The roles that we construct are constructed because we feel that they will help us to survive and also, of course, because they fulfill something in our personalities; and one does not, therefore, cease playing a role simply because one has begun to understand it. All roles are dangerous. The world tends to trap you in the role you play and it is always extremely hard to maintain a watchful, mocking distance between oneself as one appears to be and oneself as one actually is.
from “The Black Boy Looks at the White Boy” in Esquire (May 1961)
Stoked! We are part of Mexican artist Pedro Reyes performance art piece at The Queens Museum this weekend..#caboverde #Rwanda #Burundi #Eritrea #Tanzania + 100 more interesting cool delegates from other member states. #Perfoma13
"Im in the middle stages of editing THE AFRICAN LOOKBOOK, which will pub in late 2014 with Bloomsbury. I have lots of wonderful photo material, much of it rarely or not previously unexposed.
I welcome photos from your family albums or archives (including cloth styles, advertising, newspapers and magazines). I’m considering images of all kinds taken between the 1800s-2000s that reflect both African fashion modes and something about the social mood or political era which shaped them.
Especially interested right now in anything for women with a Mao color!
Permissions contracts and proper credits are ensured. Inbox me at cemckinleyatyahoodotcom “
Even more stoked.. @labeautifulmess are part of the host committee for this years exhibition and auction! “Live Unchained and the Jamaican Ambassador Stephen Vasciannie in Washington will host an International Reggae Poster Contest art exhibition with founder and artist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee and co-founder, blogger/designer Maria Papaefstathiou in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm at the Embassy of Jamaica on New Hampshire Avenue. Live Unchained is an international arts media and events organization that provides intimate looks into innovative artists across the African diaspora through their online magazine. The D.C. exhibition launch party will be a truly international and high profile event with several ambassadors from various countries joining attendees in celebrating Jamaica’s continuing cultural influence and significance across the world.” Come thru! #weoutchea #dipsetting (at NASA HQ - Communications Office)
Seeking help after being in a car accident, Renisha McBride,a 19-year-old young Black woman, knocked on the door of a home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights last Sunday. Instead of assisting her, the White homeowner Ted Wafe (54 years old) opened the door and shot McBride in the face with a single shotgun blast and killed her. She had knocked on several doors seeking help after the accident. #blacklivesmatter #justice4renisha #blackwomenmatter
No Justice, No Peace | Viva Trayvon Martin, Viva Andy Lopez, Design : Robert Trujillo and Dignidad Rebelde
Remember Ken Saro Wiwa
Amazingly brilliant Merkato pop up installation closing ceremony & film screening by @sosena! So proud! (at Philadelphia, PA)
C.L.R James in Conversation with Stuart Hall 1986 H/T @gubanburnt