african roads

Moa River Region - Sierra Leone

The Moa River originates in the highlands of Guinea, and flows south-west. It forms part of the borders between Guinea and Sierra Leone, and Sierra Leone and Liberia. The drainage areas of the river, are known for producing high quality diamonds. 


Waking up to the same circumstances you fell asleep to , is not easy.

I have been aware of this for the past few weeks. Dealing with this awareness I have reached out to be inspired, there is no better place to find it than the people of Bukavu for me.  

Walking across mountains with a load of heavy bananas for survival isn’t easy especially when one has to look past injustice. This woman does it, she does it because she has dreams and not doing anything will not make them come true or change her circumstances.

It’s hard, it hurts but as living beings we owe it to ourselves to keep fighting for our heart’s desires and our happiness. We owe it to ourselves to fight to wake up to better circumstances. There is beauty in pain, we have to push through the darkness to see bright light.

She is so strong, she does it alone yet many will rejoice from the fruit of her actions. 

Burkina Faso

The capital of Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou, which translates literally to “You are welcome here at home with us”. The official language is French, and the country is a leader in African art and craft. It is home to the largest craft market in Africa. 


I was just notified by my mother that one of her friends recently lost her bird, Rambo. She asked me to post it on tumblr, so I am. We live in New York, and it is frigid cold here in winter. It’s supposed to go down to 10 degrees tonight. Please signal boost this to help.

There is a $900 reward if he is found.

Rambo the African Gray Parrot went missing last week on Sand Creek road in Albany, New York.

Parrots are weird birds to find when they go missing because they can mimic phrases. Rambo is known to say his name (”Rambo”), make a very distinctive squeaky toy sound and say several variations of the phrase “step up.” (”C’mon, step up” and “Step up, Rambo”)

He is believed to still be in the area because someone claims to have heard the squeaky toy sounds and ”step up” last night while in the area.

Most likely, if he is found, he will be perched in a tree, but may be seen flying or walking around.

If you see this bird in the upstate New York area, please send me an ask or contact Sue at 518-331-2445 with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Location you found him
  • Time of day you found him
  • State of bird (Alive, dead)
  • If alive, state current behavior to the best of your ability


  • Do not try to pick the bird up if you see him. Grays often bite total strangers trying to handle them, especially when distressed.
  • Do not approach Rambo or he will fly away.
  • Do not call the police, fire department, animal control etc unless instructed to do so by Sue

African Gray parrots look like this:


Be careful how you cross the road around African parents 😂😂😂😂😂😂W/ Demz_Lad

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The call to witness takes many shapes.  For the youngest participant in the 1965 Selma march, this now includes a powerful new book for young readers.  Turning 15 On the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March, by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, from Dial Books is already winning prizes. The book tells a familiar story from a unique and necessary perspective.  So glad to have this book.