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We’re Staying: Black Women Leaders Are Not the Future – We’re Here Now

In All by Teju Adisa-Farrar

2017 has been a year of immense disappointment and insensibility perpetuated by many members of the United States government and administration, as well as other leaders around the world. However, this year has also been met with even more resistance and inclusive movement building by Black women from art curation to politics to social issues. From Maxine Waters reclaiming her …

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We’re Staying: The Replacements & The Fillmore Jazz Era

In All by Teju Adisa-Farrar

*Featured Photo*Patrons at the Club Flamingo, before it was remodeled and called the Texas Playhouse, early 1950s. Wesley Johnson Jr. Collection. [From Harlemofthewestsf.com] Urban spaces are constantly replaced, layered upon and sometimes we forget what was there and who is still there. Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era by Lewis Watts and Elizabeth Pepin Silva reminds us of …

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We’re Staying: We’re Kneeling #BeMad

In All, The Story by Teju Adisa-Farrar

Protest If we stand up for ourselves, people are mad. If we sit down for ourselves, people are mad. If we kneel for ourselves, people are mad. If we walk for ourselves, people are mad. If we fight for ourselves, people are mad.  Television When we write for ourselves, people are mad. When we watch ourselves, people are mad. When …

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We’re Staying: All of Us! (We Will Fight for DACA)

In All, The Story by Teju Adisa-Farrar

What I’ve yet to understand is how societies create necessities, and then demonize the people who fulfill them. This is undoubtedly the case with immigrants around the world. I remember being so confused and frustrated when European politicians would rebuke (mainly) Nigerian immigrants for selling drugs but not the people who buy them. They’re selling drugs to (mainly) White Europeans, …

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We’re Staying Series

by Teju Adisa-Farrar

We’re Staying was a series I started rooted in my research and work over the past few years as well as in what’s been happening and continues to happen to marginalized communities around the world. With gentrification, especially in the United States and some parts of Europe, increasingly trying to displace those who are historically and continually subjugated, it’s important to …