Sunday, March 23, 2014

Black History Month Tokyo 2014

I came across this video this morning and it made me happy. Not just because of the song, but also because it gives me a glimpse of what I might look forward to after I graduate. If I move to a big city in Japan and am proactive about it, maybe I'll be able to find a community of fellow black- and brown-skinned folks whom I can rely on and call my friends. I find that possibility very encouraging.

Also, check out the woman in the denim dress and purple sweater. Her name's Monique Dehaney, and she's an awesome singer. After participating successfully in a singing showcase for foreigners and releasing a Japanese-language album, she's slowly but surely gaining popularity in Japan. Don't sleep on her!

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