The intriguing art of Kente weaving.

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Police Escort Black Merit Scholar Out of Graduation After Refusing to Remove Kente Cloth

An 18-year-old Black student was removed from graduation after he refused to take off his kente cloth. Nyree Holmes attended the diverse but predominately white Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove, California. 

In a story he shared on Twitter May 24, the merit scholar says he was able to walk across the stage, but police officers greeted him at the other end.

He tells Atlanta Black Star it was important for him to wear the traditional African print because as a “descendant of slaves, I have no firm connection to my roots in Africa.”

“I wanted to wear my kente cloth as a representation of my pride in my ancestors, to display my cultural and religious heritage. As my particular cloth was made by Christians in Ghana, where the kente cloth has been worn by royalty and during important ceremonies for hundreds if not thousands of years.  If we are forced to wear the European cap and gowns [then] we should be able to wear the African Kente Cloth.”

The police were called?! He was being a bit defiant, but the POLICE? It’s a shame the school messed up the Graduation for everyone. Would they have demanded a Muslim woman take off her headscarf, or any other cultural or religious emblem being removed? #Hate it!


I know I’m late but frankly i dont care

Throwback Graduation pictures for #Blackout because we represent not only Black Excellence,but African excellence too!

Look how our melanin glistens in the sun!

Not many Ghanaian kids get to go to school,let alone graduate,but we did!

#ClassOf2014 We represent the dreams and hopes of every African kid who never got this opportunity.


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I could dance to this Kente weaver’s sound.

I won’t be surprised if Adowa, the Akan dance was invented by a Kente weaver.

Video by Nana Kofi Acquah @africashowboy (Copyright: 2016). #iphone #onassignment #ghana #kente #akan #africa

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…and i suppose, the real reason i am writing this is to go deeper into acculturation and what it means to be renewed in the light of why we are who we are… #kente


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