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Sasha and Zamani - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Sasha are spirits known by someone still alive, while Zamani are spirits not known by anyone currently alive. Sasha are concerned with, and are expressed as, the present time, the recent past, and the near future; while Zamani is the limitless past."

"Sasha time can extend into the future for about six months or, at the most, one year. Zamani time overlaps sasha time to some extent in the present, but it also goes back very far into the past time."
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february 2016 by cluebucket
The Gullah Geechee's fight against 'cultural genocide' - Al Jazeera English
"We're not shocked when African Americans, regular Americans, people from around the world say, 'We thought all black people in America lost all their cultural traditions,'" Goodwine says. She believes that perception arises from a systematic devaluation of black people, starting with slavery. "That was the plan: to programme you to believe you never had a culture, that you never came from rich kingdoms, from people who created math systems and science systems."
"What you see when you come to Charleston is sweetgrass baskets. It's an easy sell. Anybody can sell that," he concludes. "But can you sell the pain? Do you want to tell that story? I think it needs to be told, but they don't want to tell it. They don't want to ruffle feathers."  2015  2010s  gullah_geechee  culture  genocide  allison_griner  queen_quet_marquetta_goodwine  america  nation  slavery  southern  africa  creole  rights  south_carolina  florida  north_carolina  island  brainwashing  racism  tradition  georgia  bridge  cornelia_bailey  population  housing  tax  benjamin_dennis_iv  tourism 
december 2015 by cluebucket
Why trying to help poor countries might actually hurt them - The Washington Post
"The United States gave aid to Ethiopia for decades under then-President Meles Zenawi Asres, because he opposed Islamic fundamentalism and Ethiopia was so poor. Never mind that Asres was 'one of the most repressive and autocratic dictators in Africa'"
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october 2015 by cluebucket
The Celebrity in Africa
"Like my father before me, I care deeply about having my picture taken while walking purposefully next to someone African in Africa."
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september 2013 by cluebucket

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