Kwaku Anansi: The only folklore character to travel out of Africa and become a global symbol of resistance | Face2Face Africa The West African folktale character is a spider with human characteristics from the Akan culture of West Africa.

KOLUMN Magazine celebrates the lives of People of Color by giving our world texture.The West African folktale character is a spider with human characteristics from the Akan culture of West Africa.

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The Case for Reparations | The Atlantic (2014) Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid | The New York Times Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

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How the black radical female artists of the ’60s and ’70s made art that speaks to today’s politics | Los Angeles Times All of it points to the unique issues black women artists faced (and continue to face) as women and artists in a society in which race plays a defining role.

All of it points to the unique issues black women artists faced (and continue to face) as women and artists in a society in which race plays a defining role.

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Carmen de Lavallade is 86 and still the best dancer in the room | The Washington Post De Lavallade’s ability to express psychological meaning through her body, to disappear inside the choreography and mold herself to wildly different artistic styles, has been her life’s work.

De Lavallade’s ability to express psychological meaning through her body, to disappear inside the choreography and mold herself to wildly different artistic styles, has been her life’s work.

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Winnie Mandela the movie: ‘She was volatile and uncontrollable, and that was punished’ | The Guardian An award-winning documentary demystifies the image of the activist as ‘sinner’ to Nelson the saint, as part of a wave of films in African cinema breaking with the status quo on gender, race and politics

An award-winning documentary demystifies the image of the activist as ‘sinner’ to Nelson the saint, as part of a wave of films in African cinema breaking with the status quo on gender, race and politics

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