#BringBackOurGirls: Singer Alicia Keys Leads Protest At Nigerian Embassy, NYC
Multi-talented Grammy Award winning artist and humanitarian Alicia Keys of the “We Are Here Movement” joined a large crowd of protesters outside the Nigerian Embassy in New York to reiterate the charge to the Nigerian government to rescue the over 200 girls kidnapped from Chibok by the militant sect Boko Haram.
SaharaTV’s Fatima Sesay (@InsideDiaspora) was there to catch all the action.
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Our mandate is to forefront works by Black artists that are concerned with a decolonial aesthetic, liberation and freedom in order to politicize art as a site for experimentation and movement building.
5 Haiku in Support of Shailja Patel
5 Haiku for Shailja Patel
17 days after Kenyan writer and activist Shailja Patel returned home to Kenya, she was sexually assaulted. The alleged perpetrator is a well known writer in Kenya.
For the next 17 days, I’ll be composing new work every day in support of Shailja. Here are 5 haiku that reflect my shock, disbelief and bitterness about this attack. Sexual violence should never happen to anyone.
Ever. But it hits home particularly sharply when those who have been so vocal in speaking out against sexual violence become targets… Kenyan male writer Searches for his lost nation In woman’s skin? No. Was it defiance? Did he pick fierce feminist Out of cockiness?