My niece Ava with her auntie Priscilla!
More pictures coming on www.prissyville.com later this week!
Ava and @prissyville
I love these pictures!
My niece Ava with her aunty @prissyville !!! Love this so much!!!
When I read the story of Jada, so many emotions took hold of me. Anger, disgust, frustration, and sadness…Once again, a young Black girl’s body had been violated in the worst of ways. Even worse, her assault went viral on social media. Her assault went viral (the fact that the words assault and viral are being used in the same sentence makes me view humanity with a new level of disgust). Jada is fighting against her attackers and she is reclaiming her narrative and body.
Rape culture is real. Sexual violence is real. Gender-based violence is real. The continuing legacy of sexual brutalization of Black girls and Black women in this country is real. The sooner we acknowledge these truths, the sooner we can begin to dismantle the systems that continue to perpetuate rape culture.
She is fighting. The least we can do is stand by her and fight with her.
Welcome to America, where citizens are often so ignorant of their history and have so little understanding of politics. Folks, we have to do better. Before cursing at and attempt to push out Central American immigrants (all immigrants really), take the time out to understand the role the US has played in global migration. The U.S. has played a major role in political instability in Central America - funding and supporting a number of dictators that have destroyed the lives of many.
Immigration reform is necessary but we will only move backwards when approaching folks with hatred and negativity. Never forget, we are all the descendants of immigrants in the United States - with the exception of Native Americans and African Americans whose ancestors were forcibly brought to the United States (it is important to acknowledge that enslaved Africans didn’t come here willingly nor were they fleeing persecution). We are all human beings and regardless of documentation status, we deserve to be treated with respect.
My big sis @prissyville
Axé/Ashe to the Queen of Morna, our barefoot diva, Mother Cesária Évora
27 August 1941 – 17 December 2011
"The time is past when it was necessary to seek arguments to prove the cultural maturity of African peoples…In spite of colonial domination (and perhaps because of this domination) Africa has been able to impose respect for her cultural values. She has even been shown to be one of the richest of continents in cultural values. From Carthage to Giza to Zimbabwe, from Meroë to Benin and Ife, from the Sahara or Timbuctoo to Kilwa, across the immensity and the diversity of the continent’s natural conditions, the culture of African people is an undeniable fact: in works of art as in oral and written traditions, in cosmogony as in music and dances, in religions and creeds as in dynamic equilibrium of economic, political, and social structures that African man has been able to create.”
Amilcar Cabral, Guinea-Bissauan and Cape Verdean political leader
National Liberation and Culture, February 20, 1970
Bridget Kelly, sis, I can’t wait for your album to drop!!!
Debra Debs - Sometimes
Goapele - Hey Boy