The people and places that ruled Instagram in 2014, by the numbers

Originally posted on Fusion:
2014 provided us with many unforgettable Instagram moments, including the most-liked photo of all time and the short-lived reunion of two of the world’s most (unfortunately) ubiquitous pop stars. Here’s a look at the year in Instagram, shall we? The data comes from the nice folks at Instagram. Top 3 Most-Liked Photos 1.…

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An Open Letter of Love to Black Students: #BlackLivesMatter

Originally posted on Black Space:
Black students and professors, Beaumont Tower, Michigan State University, December 6, 2014. photo by Darryl Quinton Evans ? We are Black professors. We are daughters, sons, brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, and mothers. We’re writing to tell you we see you and hear you. We know…

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Make Up Your Mind,Society

As a woman, You are expected to have Kim Kardashian’s butt, Linda Ogutu’s hips, Dolly Parton’s cleavage, Indian hair and the flawless skin of an Arab woman. Yet, when you get implants, bleach your skin, use make up and don human hair weaves, you are called ‘plastic’. You are ridiculed and people say, “Wait and […]

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I remember my first bachelor hole; a bed-sit. A two-seater couch. Baby Meko. A “fridgerette” that didn’t go above my knees. A bed. A small Samsung TV set. A worn doormat.  Outside the window, maize plants craned their necks into my meagre living room. You can guess my landlady was Kuyu because most Kuyus hate […]