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Ayofemi Ayofemi Kirby


Shaping and shifting cultural conversations. NYC-based.

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How The Black Twitter Diaspora Reclaimed Winnie Mandela's Legacy From Media's Biased Coverage Of Her Death

I love Twitter.No, correction. I love Black Twitter.If you aren’t aware, Black Twitter is an amorphous collective of what I believe to be millions of people who, from the looks of their avatars, are all black.Over the past few years, Black Twitter has been responsible for some of the greatest feats in our collective cultural history including: keeping the names of unarmed black...

Dear Brooklyn Museum   And Other Cultural Institutions — I’m Annoyed.

Three years ago I made the move from Washington, DC to New York City with the intent of being a part of the city’s arts and culture scene. I’m originally from Brooklyn, and thanks to my parents, grew up exploring the city’s museums, libraries and theaters. Perhaps it was just their way of keeping my constantly moving mind stimulated or my constantly moving mouth shut...