Salaam et Paalam

22. Afro-Asian. Womanist.

Circa 1920s-1960s Hollywood glamour.

Music, film, fashion, art, socioeconomics, politics.

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14 African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

I’ve been waiting for Part II of Al Jazeera’s 3 part series on the French-African Connection and the video has been blocked in the U.S. as well as in France. I’m really bummed since I found the doc incredibly interesting; however I just remembered that Mali just had elections.  I wonder if that’s the reason why it’s been blocked…


Yeah…it’s not available on that site either. In fact, documentaries don’t exist on it..

: [Personal Narrative] The Elephant In the Racialised Room: The Conundrum of Black-Arabness by Bedour Alagraa



Race remains inscribed into and through the body, its reading an embodied and inescapable reality effecting how we are seen and how we too come to see ourselves. In her personal essay, Bedour Alagraa explores the elephant in the room as a Black-Arab and the traumatic tension that ensues…

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