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This Video of a Haitian Girl Schooling Conan O'Brien On US-Haiti Relations Gives Us Hope For the Future

"I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way."

It's wonderful to see that despite the harmful narratives constantly being spread about the development of black nations, the pride and self-determination of the people is still very much alive and well—especially among the youth.

A recent clip showing Conan O'Brien's trip an elementary school in Haiti has been making its rounds on Twitter, and it proves just that. In it, O'Brien discusses Haitian-U.S. affairs with a group of enthusiastic schoolchildren. One brilliant schoolgirl effortlessly broke things down with her concise and passionate responses about U.S. occupation, and why Haiti doesn't need America's assistance.

"They say that Haiti is a place, that every time the US occupied it, they took a piece of our land," said the young mind. "They took our riches."

When O'Brien asks if America needs to help Haiti now, considering its legacy of abuse in the country. Our young, wonderfully astute friend had this to say:

"No they're going to come here and take our stuff." And while O'Brien claimed that he would not take stuff, the future leader reminded him that "he's not going to take our stuff anymore, but he still owes us our land back."

Yessssss! Yes. Yes. That's right, girl. You tell 'em!

Check out the delightful clip below.

It is the best thing we've seen in a while. This resolute young girl has made us so overwhelmingly proud. What a wonderful start to Black History Month.

Also, shoutout to all the Haitian educators who aren't teaching whitewashed versions of history to their students. If these children are the leaders of tomorrow, then—in the timeless words of Kendrick Lamar"we gon' be alright."

You can watch the full video on O'Brien's trip to Haiti below.

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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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