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‘Kiss Me Baby’ live in collab with ‘Bleed These Colours’, a bi-racial artiste-producer, in an anti racism era, is a worthy time spent on raising awareness on anti-racism, in a world full of divisiveness. This song works well on guitar thou I wrote & arranged it on piano.
Kiss Me Baby is a cathartic layered song; softenining the volatile tone on civil rights actions of restoration and not condemnation told in a creative way, through the familiar universal language of love.
It sits well in inclusion narratives figuratively for most of our humanities from racism, to colourism, captalism, agesm, anti-semantism and etc.
Love conquers all essentially in an ideal world. Naturally, everybody needs mercy and wants to be loved ..’
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“There are times when a higher power speaks to us through us or though someone else.
The higher power does not come down itself – it’s just an energy that flows through us.
We can choose to resist it and we can choose to assist it”.
Either way, resistance is really only temporal, because the force within is usually greater when it’s pure and genuine.
In other words, you are wasting your time trying to impede it. Sometimes we waste our time with useless people.
People who can not add value to our life when we can be moving mountains elsewhere ..’
There’s still so much more life, in life, itself – after, life !!! The signs are not just there, for wonders. They are there for purpose, intent and information.
Life is a miracle. God is the reason. Dominion and ruler of everything. There are no chains on me. My soul is free.
My thoughts are lucid. Clean as the moon and bright as the sun ..’ Know your friends and know your enemies even more.
Salvation is not yours to give or take. Worry about your own sins. I call that repentance. If all did that the world would know love ..’
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(The irony. How sad, when Osumare, means ‘Rainbow’ in ‘Yoruba’, where it’s from. And, ‘Osumare’, a deity (like Sango, Obatala, Yemoja, and etc) who balances feminine and masculine energy, is also an androgynous god whose signature is the rainbow. The same signature of the lgbtqia+ appropriated in the west.
Yet, some of my people, still dismiss, and truely perish; for lack of knowlege).
No thanks, to white jesus and it’s phonie bolonie, idealogy to suppress, oppress and control my people, with a form of christianity, that will white wash it’s indegenious ways, customs and practices for power and control. GTFOH. The Arabs, are no saints either and just as hypocritical.
I never felt, or was made to feel different, in Africa, until my encounter with homophobia in Europe later on in life. Coloniliasm and slavery did a no on us Africans, just as much as the white Jesus they gave us. My research led me – here.
To break it down: LGBTQIA+
L – LESBIANS, G – GAY, B – BISEXUALS, T – TRANSGENDERED, Q – QUEER / QUESTIONING, I – INTERSECTIONS, A+ – ALLIES (& Supporters) ..’
One notably ‘‘explicit” Bushmen painting, which depicts African men engaging in same-sex sexual activity
In the late 1640s, a Dutch military attaché documented Nzinga, a warrior woman in the Ndongo kingdom of the Mbundu, who ruled as ‘‘king” rather than ‘‘queen”, dressed as a man and surrounded herself with a harem of young men who dressed as women and who were her ‘‘wives”.
Eighteenth century anthropologist, Father J-B. Labat, documented the Ganga-Ya-Chibanda, presiding priest of the Giagues, a group within the Congo kingdom, who routinely cross-dressed and was referred to as ‘‘grandmother”.
In traditional, monarchical Zande culture, anthropological records described homosexuality as ‘‘indigenous”. The Azande of the Northern Congo ‘‘routinely married” younger men who functioned as temporary wives – a practise that was institutionalised to such an extent that warriors would pay ‘‘brideprice” to the young man”s parents.
Amongst Bantu-speaking Pouhain farmers (Bene, Bulu, Fang, Jaunde, Mokuk, Mwele, Ntum and Pangwe) in present-day Gabon and Cameroon, homosexual intercourse was known as bian nkû”ma– a medicine for wealth which was transmitted through sexual activity between men.
Similarly in Uganda, amongst the Nilotico Lango, men who assumed ‘‘alternative gender status” were known as mukodo dako. They were treated as women and were permitted to marry other men.
Jesuit working in Southern Africa in 1606 described finding ‘‘Chibadi, which are Men attired like Women, and behave themselves womanly, ashamed to be called men”.
In the early 17th century in present-day Angola, Portuguese priests Gaspar Azevereduc and Antonius Sequerius encountered men who spoke, sat and dressed like women, and who entered into marriage with men. Such marriages were ‘‘honored and even prized”.
In the Iteso communities, based in northwest Kenya and Uganda, same-sex relations existed amongst men who behaved as and were socially accepted as women.
Same-sex practises were also recorded among the Banyoro and the Langi.
In pre-colonial Benin, homosexuality was seen as a phase that boys passed through and grew out of.
There were practises of female-female marriages amongst the Nandi and …
Kisii of Kenya, as well as the
the Igbo of Nigeria,
the Nuer of Sudan and
the Kuria of Tanzania.
Among Cape Bantu, lesbianism was ascribed to women who were in the process of becoming chief diviners, known as isanuses.
The next time you harrass or gaslight any lgbqia+ person with the bible, according to white jesus, remember this post. Because, unless you are stoning all the females in your familiy who are not virgins; on their wedding nights, as the bible commands, according to white jesus, you are a flaming hypocrite. I do not suppose you have a monopoly on grace now. Do you? Realtalk ..’✍🏿
Everybody wants to be loved. Even lgbtqia+. folks. No misogyny, racism, violence or homophobia on my posts. Don’t ask for what you can’t give ..’ It’s an instant block ..’ ✍🏿🙏🏿
To the abusers – I made no norms. I shared history. Take it to the alter and the ancestors. Not me. Truth hurts. The lie is worse.
Evil has no color and evil is smart. This post is to raise awareness and troubleshoot solutions. Not anarchy and mischief. Live and let live. I do not care what your orientation, colour, class, or creed is. Respect is a two way street.
For real thou. If you are going to be self righteous, holy and pious, why lose the argument by throwing childish tantrums when facts say otherwise?
Then, run off like a cry baby. Lets have a grown up conversation like adults.
Maybe if some of our inept African leaders were not consumed with looting the treasury with greed we might have some funds left to build schools and institutions of higher learning, for real history; unlike mental slavery from bad religion.