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yagazieemezi:

Folasade: 1953 Pop-up Shop

You were first introduced to Folasade through our interview with her for How I Wear My Crown where we talked about her store and mission to preserve her father’s memory.

Serving as the creative director for her own wares, Folasade brings to us this fantastic look book showcasing some of her handmade designs. Shot by Brooklyn-based photographer Dex R. Jones, popular for his breath-taking work with black bodies.

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ourafrica:

Nigeria ! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 

As you kukere and skelewu all week, here are a few interesting facts about this wonderful country and people.

  1. Most populous country in Africa.
  2. Ile-Ife, in present day Osun State, was paved as early as 1000AD, with decorations that originated from Ancient America suggesting there might have been contact between the Yorubas and the Ancient Americans half a millenium before Columbus ‘discovered’ America.
  3. The Walls of Benin (800-1400AD), in present day Edo State, are the longest ancient earthworks in the world, and probably the largest man-made structure on earth.
  4.  Sarki Muhammad Kanta The Great of Kebbi, was the only ruler who resisted control by Songhai, West Africa’s greatest empire at that time.
  5. The Yoruba tribe has the highest rate of twin births in the world.

desmasaldana:

yoobelle:

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notoriouslynay:

youngblackandvegan:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Are you ready for “Chocolate City” The new stripper movie titled is now filming.  The flick stars includes, Tyson Beckford, Vivica Fox, Ginuwine, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Michael Jai White and Carmen Electra. 

Will you go see Chocolate City when it hit theaters?



Goodness

what was the name of that movie with Channing Tatum again? yea this is gonna be better than that. these pictures are already better that it.

Jesus lord 😍

Good gawd

Straight to DVD

desmasaldana:

yoobelle:

burymeinchanel:

notoriouslynay:

youngblackandvegan:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Are you ready for “Chocolate City” The new stripper movie titled is now filming.  The flick stars includes, Tyson Beckford, Vivica Fox, Ginuwine, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Michael Jai White and Carmen Electra. 

Will you go see Chocolate City when it hit theaters?



Goodness

what was the name of that movie with Channing Tatum again? yea this is gonna be better than that. these pictures are already better that it.

Jesus lord 😍

Good gawd

Straight to DVD

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

susiethemoderator:

I just don’t understand why she had to throw a fellow powerful feminist under the bus. BEYONCÉ performs the way she does, because that is what SHE (Beyoncé) wants.

The thing most white feminists ignore is that the Black female body is hyper sexualized and we can’t do most…

whitepeoplestealingculture:

thechieftaincy:

fabulazerstokill:

BOOM CODED LANGUAGE DESTROYED IN FIVE SECONDS

The Disney Channel of my childhood

Miss it.
- Jess

(Source: jopolniaczek)

But don’t forget that memory is like salt: the right amount brings out the flavor in food, too much ruins it. If you live in the past all the time, you’ll find yourself with no present to remember.

Paulo Coelho (via froconoclast)

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