Have all these snapselfies because of black out. I know I’m blessed that my unique mix of ethnicities makes me very light skinned and all of the privilege that comes with that as well as how blessed I am to have grown up in Hawai'i where being a poc is a lot more common. But I never forget that I am black and where my family history comes from. I’m so happy for everyone getting to share their pride and love of being black and for loving ourselves and our skin no matter what. Have a wonderful day guys


The great Cesária Évora sings the morna (style of Cape-Verdian music) Sodade at Le Gran Rex in Paris.

“The study of the history of national liberation struggles shows that generally these struggles are preceded by an increase in expression of culture, consolidated progressively into a successful or unsuccessful attempt to affirm the cultural personality of the dominated people, as a means of negating the oppressor culture. Whatever may be the conditions of a people’s political and social factors in practicing this domination, it is generally within the culture that we find the seed of opposition, which leads to the structuring and development of the liberation movement.”- History is a Weapon, Eduardo Mondlane Memorial Lecture Series at Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, February 20, 1970

Amilcar Cabral was a Cape Verdian “revolutionary, poet, libeartion philosopher, and leader of the independence movement of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde. Cabral had a profound influence on the pan-Africanist movement and the black liberation movement in the US.” (bio from the 2013 book “Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral”
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