Thoughts On the Trending Black Lives Movement From Africa
I look forward to getting endorsements, board seats, etc. for this
Honestly, I don’t want to write this. I can already imagine the backlash and I am tempted to just delete this draft. I am not following my usual process of writing with this. I am just going to pour my heart out on this subject in the way it comes to me.
A friend just sent me a video of Vusi Thembakwayo speaking out on this issue. And it really hit me so much I know I have to say something. But coming out like this is hard, especially on this platform. Now, don’t get me wrong.
I am very grateful for Medium. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my ideas with the world in a way I like (which is writing) and get paid for it without having to sell anything. Without this platform, I would still have found a way to do what I am doing. But the fact that I use this means so much. But you can’t help but read between the lines sometimes.
I read some time ago that Medium prioritizes articles that lean to the political left. Since I realized that, I stayed off politics topics like a plague. Thinking about it, I have seen posts by the left US politicians recommended to me even though I don’t read anything politics good or bad. I haven’t seen anything from the other side. And there are several articles by general writers that lean to the left also. In my use of this platform, I think I have only seen one article that leans to the right. (Or people who lean right are not that bold?)
But hey, it’s none of my business. This platform functions as a publisher as much as they do as a platform. So, I am really going on a limb to speak something different from the popular narrative here. Try to finish reading before writing a comment. Don’t worry, I’ll be back to sticking with the subject of money right after this. But I’ve got to pour my heart out.
Where do I start? As some of you know, I currently live in Nigeria. And it is not because I can’t travel anywhere else. I have cousins in Europe. My junior sister has been in North America for over 2 years. My parents have traveled out of the country several times. They particularly loved their visit to Israel.