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"An encounter on a bus leaving Cape Town forced me to question my efforts to reconcile the love and acceptance so many queer people have found in religion with the violence that persists."
Chinua Achebe: " ... I do not believe that black people should invent a great fictitious past in order to justify their human existence and dignity today."
Pierre Kompany was born Bukavu, Belgian Congo, migrated to Belgium where he worked as an engineer, served in a regional parliament and became mayor of Ganshoren, Belgium. One of his three children, Vincent Jean Mpoy, today captained @ManCity to the 2018-2019 Premier League title
Egyptian feminist writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi, 89, has passed away. She was a Marxist and a feminist. She once said that Muslim feminist reformers makes the west feel good and underwrite a "capitalist patriarchal elite class” at the root of women’s oppression in MENA.
On September 11, 1977, Steve Biko was loaded into the back of a police van after he had been arrested, interrogated and beaten by Apartheid police. The next day he was dead. When the white Minister of Justice was asked about it, he said: "It leaves me cold."