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Independence Day

Rising from dust,
From squatters and cages encroached on us;
Skins of coffee and earth-
A people of devotion for freedom
A love for the land
An ache to live- strive- and expand
A need to protect a culture and 
Pave a way for the next clan. 
The drums beat 
Every 9th October
A recount of a past,

International Day for People of African Descent is totally worth the hype

A few weeks ago, I came across the United Nations (UN) calendar for international days. According to this calendar, 31 August is International Day for People of African Descent. This UN holiday was created to celebrate the diverse heritage and several contributions of people of African descent. The African…