I don’t know if Lupita is dating K’Naan or Jared Leto. It’s her choice and she would look nice visually with whoever. I have notice some black girls would gladly accept her more with Jared than K’Naan because of skin color. Not all black girls think like this but there are some who don’t feel their beauty is validated unless a white guy likes them or considers them beautiful. That type of thinking is very problematic and sad.
Tumbr is where you faith in black love goes to die.
LOL, NGL, I was surprised when I heard Nyong’o was dating K’Naan. The Somalians I know… let’s say, they aren’t really into the West /Central Africans in my neck of the woods.
I know what you mean. Somali men love their women; their women, poetry and camels! And khat, and arguing and IT. LOL!
When the borders were chopped by the Brits some somalis ended up in Kenya. In Nairobi we have small Mogadishu, I think Kenya holds the largest population of Somalis outside of Somali. You have to remember Iman was ‘discovered’ in Kenya. We’ve grown up with these folks, the Speaker of the House, Min of Foreign affairs, Head of the Electoral Commission are all Somali. But yeah intermarriage? Not easily. Somali men love their women. I’ve got to check with Smokeybandit she’s on the ground she’s more likely to tell me if things have changed.
K’Naan spent some time in Kenya before he hit out for Canada ( a carefully edited part of his bio…for reasons that I will not discuss) but by then, I had already left the country. One of my younger brothers knows him, K’Naan used to hang out in our neck of the woods doing collabos with the burgeoning crowd of the wanna-be literrati. I think he got to know Lupita then. If not then, maybe they started hooking up after he blew up cause he used to drop by in Nairobi to hang.
Do I think they’re together? Only time will tell. He’s a conscious brother but he’s typical somali, I don’t know about the camels but he comes from a long line of poets...he was once married to a somali girl...we’ll just have to wait and see about him and Lupita.
Things haven’t changed; mainly cause so many people are xenophobic (how do you even categorise the bigotry amongst nations? cause I hate the use of tribe to define different pre-colonial heritages) and buying into the terrorism/Al Shabaab alarmist information the cops and govt are peddling. The cops equate all Kenyan Somalis with Somalis; and it doesn’t help that the Coast and North Eastern Somalis have been caught up in Al Shabaab recruitment, making it easier for some people to harass and discriminate against Somalis. So they stick with their own; it’s easier to do so than get insulted and harassed by a non-Somali.
Shame. Cause back in the day I went to school with them; I remember in my year 4 class we had Somalis, Singhs, Pakistanis, an Ethiopian, a Ugandan, Rwandese, Zairois in other classes there guys from TZ. I hope things change.
You and me both; cause the more strife that arises, the less formidable the country is. We’ll be knocking on 2020 worse off the the 90s if people don’t chanuka and change.
People are tired. Folk were hopeful in 2002 but by 2007…the fatigue had set in. Can you imagine how it feels to have Project Uhuruto in State House now…it’s like the years just jumped and nothing has changed. There’s too much stress in that country.
I know how it feels; and despite all the mess, frustration and retrogression, there’s still a huge number out to return them to office in 2017. The population is its own enemy.
People who can’t see the beauty in dark skin women usually lack taste in other parts of their stale ass life.
don’t you mean all women??????????
women? don’t you mean all humans?
humans? don’t you mean all respirating life forms???????????
Life forms??? Don’t you mean robots??????
How about amoebas?!? Amoebas have feelings too!!!