Thank you for finding your way to my blog!
A bit about me: I am Jordan and I study for a degree in Physics at Oxford University. In my spare time, I learn foreign languages, listen to various forms of Black music (from Dennis Brown to James Brown, from Tupac to Skepta, from Anita Baker to Foxy Brown… the list is endless!) and occasionally design video games. With my blog, I have crossed into the world of actually writing down the many thoughts and interests I’ve held regarding Black identity and history, from stories of Black British Civil Rights leaders and activists, like Claudia Jones and William Cuffey, to recounting the bravery of Queen Nzinga in the 17th century to successfully defeat Portuguese colonists.
I see my blog, named everlivingroots, as an outlet for engagement with black identities and histories. We, of African descent, have had, and still have, many great stories to document; there are too many to cover with completeness. I want everlivingroots to serve as a conduit of said stories and histories, so that we can all learn and grow from one another as much as possible. Knowledge is power.