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Sweet Mother

By the 17th century, female slaves were made to take the place of “low -class” women paid to breastfeed white babies, a practice known as wet nursing. Enslaved nurses whose infants died soon after childbirth were extremely valuable. Becoming a wet nurse had detrimental emotional effects on black women, beyond those created by more traditional forms of slave labour. Such as the prolonged separation from their babies so they could focus on servicing white children.

This month of march has been dedicated to women all over the world as well as mothers. WAFFLESNCREAM has produced a tee shirt to celebrate the strength and bravery of these black women who were forced to participate in this selfish and inhumane act.

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Lagos Skatepark - Go Fund Me

We are looking to get a park built this year in Lagos. It will be the first in west Africa.

As the first and only skate shop in the region, we have been promoting and spreading skateboarding for the last 4 years.

We have been skating at the few available spots Lagos currently has to offer. The quarter pipe we built has been broken down and thrown away as part of the renovation of the basketball court we currently skate at.

We would like to raise £35,000 to build a concrete park with expert skate builders. Once we raise the funds we can put pressure on Lagos state to release the land for the build. This would be a huge achievement and would change the skate scene in Lagos permanently.

If we beat our target, we will use the funds to maintain the park and we would also love to buy decks and set ups to distribute to the local community and spread the love of skateboarding.

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