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Welcome to the new website for Cardiff University's African Caribbean Society.
We celebrate the rich diversity and flavour of Africa and the Caribbean by organising social, educational and cultural events to engage the University and the local community as a whole.
Click the bottom right corner of the icon above for our drop-down menu.As we build up this site, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/178949355509059/ & http://groups.cardiffstudents.com/acs/about/ for more info.

yagazieemezi:

ARTIST FEATURE:

Barron Claiborne started taking pictures at age ten after receiving a camera from his mother, at which point he decided, “God, maybe I’ll just do photography, then I won’t have to do anything else.” Claiborne went on to develop a true penchant for the craft, and created a unique style, working primarily in large format and experimenting with 8x10 Polaroid film in order to lend a bronzed, overly textured quality to his photographs.

Claiborne’s photographic influences are often derived from his Southern and African ancestry, and he uses his work as a canvas for representing the tales and oral traditions at the roots of his heritage. For the past 3 years, Claiborne has focused on the bodies of women, saints, and goddesses. His work has appeared in a number of publications including NewsweekNew York Times Magazine,Rolling Stone, and Interview.

8 months ago - 5,652 notes

dear black boy,

toni wants to know how can you love yourself and hate the kink in my hair? don’t you know your lineage is entangled in these coiled roots? i want to know, how can you love yourself and hate the dark woman in the room? don’t you know that the blackest woman is the genesis of your black life? is that what you hate? your black life? malcolm wants to know, who taught you to hate yourself?

you must learn the truth about the presence of sunlight in your skin. there is light in the so-called dark woman and you are a reflection of it.

loving her is loving yourself.

- Ciarra Ross (via ciciross)

8 months ago - 214 notes

youdontlooklatino:

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8 months ago - 3,924 notes

younggiftedafricanqueen:

Yo…

8 months ago - 126 notes

jasmined:


“The thing I’m against is the inauthentic portrayal of Africans,” Gurira says—roles in which she’s supposed to play a woman who’s waiting for her husband to bring her home a fish, for example. “I’m like, African women don’t wait for men to bring them home fish. They go and plow the fucking land and make their own food. You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. I’m not doing that. There are tons of things that I turn down based on the fact that this portrayal of the African woman is so pathetic.”

Danai Gurira on Her Walking Dead Character — Vulture

jasmined:

“The thing I’m against is the inauthentic portrayal of Africans,” Gurira says—roles in which she’s supposed to play a woman who’s waiting for her husband to bring her home a fish, for example. “I’m like, African women don’t wait for men to bring them home fish. They go and plow the fucking land and make their own food. You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. I’m not doing that. There are tons of things that I turn down based on the fact that this portrayal of the African woman is so pathetic.”

Danai Gurira on Her Walking Dead Character — Vulture

8 months ago - 3,874 notes

younggiftedafricanqueen:

Water element

younggiftedafricanqueen:

Water element

8 months ago - 362 notes

8 months ago - 13,543 notes

Learn Life Lessons from Dominoes !

caribbejan:

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“Dominoes for Life”

Life Lessons learned and Thinking Skills developed in the process of playing dominoes in Jamaica. “Dominoes for Life,” a program that aims to help at risk youth in Kingston’s toughest neighborhoods.

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9 months ago - 3 notes

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