Afro-German Women are Still Upholding the Legacy of May Ayim
There have always been people suffering from anti-Blackness. And May Ayim highlights the continuity of the Black experience—not only her own, but those before her as well.
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Black women have been killed for our beliefs for as long as Black people have been demanding the right to breathe.
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