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Michael Jackson in the village of Krindjabo in Ivory Coast, 1992.  

Jackson toured the village of Krindjabo in 1992, where chiefs reportedly revealed that DNA tests and mystic messages confirmed that the singer was descended from the royal Sanwi line. He was declared a prince with the royal title of Prince Michael Jackson Amalaman Anoh.

anonymous asked:

do you know any good readings on the effects of colonialism on modern concepts of gender? i've seen you talk a lot about this and i'm interested to read more into it

Heterosexualism and the Colonial / Modern Gender System, María Lugones 

Colonial Dependence and Sexual Difference: Reading for Gender in the Writings of Simón Bolívar (1783-1830), Catherine Davies

(you can download those last two articles here if you don’t have access to jstor)

The Coloniality of Gender, Maria Lugones

Romancing the Transgender Native, Evan B. Towle and Lynn M. Morgan

Scientific Racism and the Emergence of the Homosexual Body, Siobhan Somerville

Asexuality as a white supremacist dream (and additional commentary)

The Empire of Sexuality, Joseph Massa

Women and Men, Cloth and Colonization: The Transformation of Production-Distribution Relations among the Baule (Ivory Coast) (Femmes et hommes, pagnes et colonisation: la transformation des relations de production et de distribution chez les Baule de Côte d'Ivoire), Mona Etienne

“Some Could Suckle over Their Shoulder”: Male Travelers, Female Bodies, and the Gendering of Racial Ideology, 1500-1770, Jennifer L. Morgan

White Sexual Imperialism: A Theory of Asian Feminist Jurisprudence, Sunny Woan

The veil or a brother’s life: French manipulations of Muslim women’s images during the Algerian War, 1954–62, Elizabeth Perego

Rethinking Sex-Positivity, Rebecca John

Women of Color Seen As Always Sexually AvailableJaclyn Friedman 

reuters.com
Senegalese music start-ups race to be West Africa's Spotify

Senegalese start-ups are testing a fledgling market for online music platforms in French-speaking West Africa, where interest in digital entertainment is growing but a lack of credit cards has prevented big players from making inroads.

The Paris Climate Accord: A Summary

Afghanistan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Albania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Algeria: Hoe, don’t do it.
Andorra: Hoe, don’t do it.
Angola: Hoe, don’t do it.
Antigua and Barbuda: Hoe, don’t do it.
Argentina: Hoe, don’t do it.
Australia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Austria: Hoe, don’t do it.
Azerbaijan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bahamas: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bahrain: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bangladesh: Hoe, don’t do it.
Barbados: Hoe, don’t do it.
Belarus: Hoe, don’t do it.
Belgium: Hoe, don’t do it.
Belize: Hoe, don’t do it.
Benin: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bhutan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bolivia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hoe, don’t do it.
Botswana: Hoe, don’t do it.
Brazil: Hoe, don’t do it.
Darussalam: Hoe, don’t do it.
Bulgaria: Hoe, don’t do it.
Burkina Faso: Hoe, don’t do it.
Burundi: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cabo Verde: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cambodia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cameroon: Hoe, don’t do it.
Canada: Hoe, don’t do it.
Central African Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
Chad: Hoe, don’t do it.
China: Hoe, don’t do it.
Colombia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Comoros: Hoe, don’t do it.
Congo: Hoe, don’t do it.
Costa Rica: Hoe, don’t do it.
Côte d'Ivoire: Hoe, don’t do it.
Croatia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cuba: Hoe, don’t do it.
Cyprus: Hoe, don’t do it.
Czech Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
North Korea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Congo: Hoe, don’t do it.
Denmark: Hoe, don’t do it.
Djibouti: Hoe, don’t do it.
Dominica: Hoe, don’t do it.
Dominican Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
Egypt: Hoe, don’t do it.
El Salvador: Hoe, don’t do it.
Equatorial Guinea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Eritrea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Estonia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ethiopia: Hoe, don’t do it.
European Union: Hoe, don’t do it.
Fiji: Hoe, don’t do it.
Finland: Hoe, don’t do it.
France: Hoe, don’t do it.
Gabon: Hoe, don’t do it.
Georgia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Germany: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ghana: Hoe, don’t do it.
Greece: Hoe, don’t do it.
Grenada: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guatemala: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guinea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guinea Bissau: Hoe, don’t do it.
Guyana: Hoe, don’t do it.
Haiti: Hoe, don’t do it.
Honduras: Hoe, don’t do it.
Hungary: Hoe, don’t do it.
Iceland: Hoe, don’t do it.
India: Hoe, don’t do it.
Indonesia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Iran: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ireland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Israel: Hoe, don’t do it.
Italy: Hoe, don’t do it.
Jamaica: Hoe, don’t do it.
Japan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Jordan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Kenya: Hoe, don’t do it.
Kiribati: Hoe, don’t do it.
Kuwait: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lao’s Democratic Republic: Hoe, don’t do it.
Latvia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lebanon: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lesotho: Hoe, don’t do it.
Liberia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Libya: Hoe, don’t do it.
Liechtenstein: Hoe, don’t do it.
Lithuania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Luxembourg: Hoe, don’t do it.
Madagascar: Hoe, don’t do it.
Malaysia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Maldives: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mali: Hoe, don’t do it.
Malta: Hoe, don’t do it.
Marshall Islands: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mauritius: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mauritania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mexico: Hoe, don’t do it.
Micronesia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Monaco: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mongolia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Montenegro: Hoe, don’t do it.
Morocco: Hoe, don’t do it.
Mozambique: Hoe, don’t do it.
Myanmar: Hoe, don’t do it.
Namibia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Nauru: Hoe, don’t do it.
Nepal: Hoe, don’t do it.
Netherlands: Hoe, don’t do it.
New Zealand: Hoe, don’t do it.
Niger: Hoe, don’t do it.
Norway: Hoe, don’t do it.
Oman: Hoe, don’t do it.
Pakistan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Palau: Hoe, don’t do it.
Panama: Hoe, don’t do it.
Papua New Guinea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Paraguay: Hoe, don’t do it.
Peru: Hoe, don’t do it.
Philippines: Hoe, don’t do it.
Poland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Portugal: Hoe, don’t do it.
Qatar: Hoe, don’t do it.
Republic of Korea: Hoe, don’t do it.
Romania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Russian Federation: Hoe, don’t do it.
Rwanda: Hoe, don’t do it.
Saint Kitts and Nevis: Hoe, don’t do it.
Saint Lucia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Saint Vincent and Grenadines: Hoe, don’t do it.
Samoa: Hoe, don’t do it.
San Marino: Hoe, don’t do it.
Principe: Hoe, don’t do it.
Senegal: Hoe, don’t do it.
Serbia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Singapore: Hoe, don’t do it.
Slovakia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Slovenia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Solomon Islands: Hoe, don’t do it.
Somalia: Hoe, don’t do it.
South Africa: Hoe, don’t do it.
South Sudan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Spain: Hoe, don’t do it.
Sri Lanka: Hoe, don’t do it.
State of Palestine: Hoe, don’t do it.
Sudan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Suriname: Hoe, don’t do it.
Swaziland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Sweden: Hoe, don’t do it.
Switzerland: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tajikistan: Hoe, don’t do it.
Thailand: Hoe, don’t do it.
Macedonia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Timor-Leste: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tonga: Hoe, don’t do it.
Trinidad and Tobago: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tunisia: Hoe, don’t do it.
Turkey: Hoe, don’t do it.
Tuvalu: Hoe, don’t do it.
Uganda: Hoe, don’t do it.
Ukraine: Hoe, don’t do it.
United Arab Emirates: Hoe, don’t do it.
United Kingdom: Hoe, don’t do it.
United Republic of Tanzania: Hoe, don’t do it.
Uruguay: Hoe, don’t do it.
Vanuatu: Hoe, don’t do it.
Venezuela: Hoe, don’t do it.
Viet Nam: Hoe, don’t do it.
Zimbabwe: Hoe, don’t do it.

United States: …Imma do it.

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Honoring Abidjan, Ivory Coast, with @joana_choumali

To see more pictures from Joana’s Abidjan, follow @joana_choumali on Instagram.

Joana Choumali (@joana_choumali) is a fine art photographer based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Her polished projects have received international attention, yet on Instagram, she prefers to share observations of her city, through personal images of everyday life without fanfare.

“To me, Abidjan is a 50-year-old woman. She looks juvenile, even though she is not. She attracts young people, but she is an old city. She absorbs every international trend without taking the time to think about it. She is also changing her appearance. She is taking back control of her life. New construction, a new bridge — the city landscape is evolving every day.

Abidjan is a beautiful woman. Indeed, she is living above her means. But she is very charming and she knows it. You can’t put Abidjan into a box. Either you adore her, or you hate her. By picturing my city, I am talking to her. Sometimes I get mad at her. She has so many flaws. But the more I travel all over the world, the more I feel she is my home. She is perfect.”

(This quote is from an interview conducted in French.)