Nima is one of the coolest areas in Accra – and we have the photos to prove it. What can we say? The place just makes you feel free. We love the chill vibe of Nima and the vibrant social life of the majority Hausa-speaking population, the fly attitude and bright colors of the women, the distinct burst of flavors in Northern Ghanaian cuisine found at many food spots lining the streets and the spectacular finds in the Nima Market. See more Strolling Goats in Nima photos on accradotalttours.wordpress.com
māori and pacific islanders make up 21.5% of aotearoa new zealand’s total population but 63% of the prison population
how are we meant to have fair representation when we’re over represented in prison?
And the new government wants to make prisoners work a 40 hour week without proper compensation.
People voted for literal slavery.
Even worse, prisoners can’t vote. So how racist is that.
This is really important.
New Zealand needs to be held accountable for this.
A typical Igbo traditional wedding has two different ceremonies:
The first one is called the ‘Iku Aka’ or ‘Knocking on the door’ where the groom and members of his family (uncles and brothers) come to tell the family of the bride of his intention to marry their daughter. The mother and father of the bride each get a keg of palmwine (ngwo) and one or more for the father’s Umunna (brothers, cousins, etc)
The second ceremony, referred to as the ‘Igba Nkwu Nwanyi/izu okwu’ (wine carrying ceremony) is the actual wedding. The groom is supposed to assist his in-laws-to-be with the planning of this ceremony so he can provide Assorted drinks, a cow, bags of rice and ingredients for cooking.
When they arrive, the groom and few family members join the father of the bride in private and discuss the ‘ima ego’ or dowry. Once this is done and accepted, the bride dances out for the first time. Accompanied by her friends in her native attire of 2 separate pieces of George wrapper (one for her waist and the other for her bust) she goes to greet her mother’s people and goes back inside. Her second outfit is white blouse and George or damask or brocade which she uses to greet her father’s people and she goes back inside. The third outing is usually in material similar to the grooms, this time, she is handed a cup of wine and told to find her husband and give it to him to drink. When she finds him, she kneels to give him the horn and waits for him to finish. Sometimes, the groom might lift his bride up and give the rest of the wine. This usually indicates he understands she is his help mate and is accompanied by much cheering. The couple then kneel before the parents for prayers and blessings. Then the party really begins.
But her works will live on. Rest in peaceful power, J. California Cooper.
THE PLAYWRIGHT AND AUTHOR PASSED AWAY IN SEATTLE, WITH FAMILY AT HER SIDE
By STEPHON WYNN
Prolific writer and playwright J. California Cooper has died at the age of 82, a family friend has confirmed to EBONY.com.
Cooper passed away peacefully in Seattle, Washington on September 20th, with daughter Paris Williams by her side.
The Berkley-native was best known for her short stories and plays including Strangers, which earned a 1978 Black Playwright Award.