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Part 2: Dutch Wax Prints

In the 1600s, the Dutch Empire was aggressively colonizing every piece of land they could reach in the name of establishing trade ports to lay claim to regional indigenous resources. This is the era when, in earnest, Europeans began to sincerely disturb and subsequently reshape the futures of each of the territories they invaded. The process was violent and oppressive, and if you ever seek to understand the origins of the socio-political strife in many former European colonies, a great piece of the puzzle is understanding how the local cultures were impacted by the arrival of imperialists.

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Each Wednesday, we recap the most important headlines from our global community to keep you up to speed on world news.

Military Trial Opens For 17-Year-Old Palestinian Activist.
Tamimi was arrested and indicted following a public outcry in Israeli when a video of her altercation with the soldiers posted by her mother went viral.

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Devin N. Morris talks really fast. His eyes squelch up into little slits as he laughs at a small quib about himself that drops out in the middle of a thoroughly detailed explanation about his process. Even his digressions are cute. The fine artist is in his early 30s a fact that at first seems unlikely considering his boyish charm. But when you really sit down and talk to him, you learn that all of his wisdom has been earned and learned in real time. Not just through lectures or required reading. Devin isn’t formally trained in art although he’s always been an artist. The Baltimore native went to a magnet school for engineering and his affinity for lines and angles can be seen throughout his collage and photography work.  His drawn work is a bit more fluid. Childlike and richly saturated, Devin’s work conveys how uninterested in reality he truly is. His written work is a serious whimsy. The stories feel personal in the way that all child protagonist led pieces are, but aren’t necessarily linear. The subject matter flirt with those moments in memory where one grows up all at once.

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At the beginning of January, I shared with all of you that in the year 2018, I was to manifest for myself a more present experience in the world. It’s been a month, and I wanted to check in with you to let you know where I am on this journey, and to invite you to share your progress as well.

I’ve been able to be very mindful of being present and dedicating parts of my day to ensure that I realize this goal. In the mornings and evenings, I usually take a few minutes to list the things that I am grateful for (inspired by Oprah) and then go over any issue that has been bothering me, Then I clear my mind for a few moments of peace.

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In celebration of Black History Month, through the month of February All the Pretty Birds will be sharing stories and inspiration of black people’s relationship to fashion around the world, in an effort to inform and unify our community.

Part1 : Tignon Law

In 1763, Spain’s acquisition of the colony of Louisiana brought the practice of coarticion - or the right of slaves to purchase their own freedom – to a population that had previously known only slavery and segregation under British colonial rule. Free black people from the Caribbean and West Indes immigrated to Louisiana of their own volition, and their freeborn children were raised in a world where their parents were able to aspire to – and even acquire some - wealth and status.

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