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The Skin of my CHILDREN! —-THIS BROTHER TELLS ABOUT THE PAIN OF BLACK SKIN IN AMERIKKKA!

April 4, 2014

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THIS IS GREAT BROTHER O! BLACK IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL AND YOU CAN BELIEVE IN YOUR BLACK BEAUTY THAT GOD GAVE YOU!

Originally posted on Focus My Phantasmagoria:

You know, ever since I was very young boy, the depth of the colour of my skin has always been an issue – in absolutely every aspect of my life. Personal, professional, you name it. Now I had the advantage of having a mother with a resolve of steel who made sure that when people were at their cruelest I was proud of my race and skin. However, today I sat and thought about something which daunted me: “How am I going to prepare my children for that?”. I mean, should I pass on my colour to my children, how do I prepare them to be thought of as least amongst the races in every almost every country, amongst almost every people in the world – including their own? And how do I prepare myself to pass on something that will only make their lives more difficult. How do you…

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YORUBA Ooooooo!-ASO-OKE IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CLOTH IN THE WORLD!-LET’S PRESERVE IT BY WEARING FULL ASO OKE,BUT BUBA,IRO ATI ALL-NO MORE LACE SPOILING IT LIKE OUR “FIRST LADIES” ARE DOING!-FROM PUNCH NEWSPAPER,NIGERIA

March 31, 2014

FROM PUNCHNG.COM

Aso oke: The allure of an ancient fabric

   

Segun Adeoye visits an aso oke factory and explores the age-old technique of weaving this famous Nigerian fabric

It is unlike the typical cloth-making factory, which is equipped with machines to take the stress off the apprentice. In this aso oke fabric weaving factory, the blood is the fuel that propels the crocheting that gets the synthetic fibers woven together, to form fascinating patterns of aso oke fabric.

The setting is such that it has a semblance of being on a football pitch, with posts erected on both sides. There are sheds facing each other, made from planks and corrugated iron sheets, complemented with strewn sack materials to shield from the scorching heat of the sun.

Under each shed are four apprentice weavers facing each other in their segmented horizontal looms. Their task is as daunting as it is competitive. Before them is a “burden” made up of a block around which is wound a rope used to bind it to a carrier made of wood, to which is attached threads, which are stretched at a distance of about 12 metres to each weaver.

The simple but onerous task is to engage in the weaving process as fast as is possible, which will eventually see the “burden” pulled to the feet of the weaver, with the eventual outcome of having woven as many as 15 pieces of patterned aso oke fabrics. Each piece, which has a width of about 15 centimetres, and length of about 50 cm, is then stitched together to make traditional outfits like agbada (men’s flowing wide sleeved robe), fila (men’s traditional cap), iro (women’s wrapper), gele (women’s head gear), and Ipele or Iborun – shoulder sash or shawl.

No special prices will be awarded to whoever finishes first; but then, it is also a test of the weaver’s prowess, indeed, manliness. For a piece of aso oke fabric woven, the apprentice gets paid N100.

It is a daunting task that Egbetsiafa Philip, now in his 40s has been engaged in since 1992 when he started out to learn the art of making aso oke fabrics in the Volta Region of Ghana. “The pattern depends on what the customer wants, and there is no pattern under the sun that we cannot create, as long as it can be written down we can weave the thread to create the pattern in aso oke,” Philip says, with a characteristic Ghanaian accent.

Philip who learnt the art of making aso oke fabrics in Ghana from 1992 to 1996, moved to the Ojokoro area of Lagos, Nigeria in 1997, and has continued the age-old traditional art.

Patterned aso oke fabrics, used for various clothing outfits like the trademark fila of the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, have become not only a fashionable trend in the society, but a status symbol, indeed, a niche for an elevated personality. It is akin to a fashion label that stands an individual out from the crowd.

In many Owambe parties, it is a common sight to see gorgeously dressed women with gele, wiggle their waists as they dance with rhythmical steps to tunes blaring from speakers. Such geles are usually stylishly tied and knotted in glamorous styles that literally announce the presence of the wearer in any of such parties. In a number of instances, they are complemented with Ipele or Iborun. Parties like wedding and engagement ceremonies in the South-western part of Nigeria are incomplete without the use of aso oke.

“What is there is that many people love aso oke, especially women, for them party is party, even naming ceremony is not complete without wearing aso oke,” Alexander Geogisberg, an aso oke weaver says.

Geogisberg, like Philip, left Ghana for Nigeria in 1997, because the allure and market for aso oke was more in Nigeria. “I also have my own shop in Ghana, but Nigerian market is more than there, so I came here,” Geogisberg says.

But as alluring as aso oke is, the process of making the fabrics is similar to the egg (used for omelet) which was laid by the mother hen – it comes with pain and stress.

“There’s the joy of seeing the aso oke when you finish, but the thing is that it comes with great stress and body ache,” Agbetsiafa Bright says, as he swallows two tablets of analgesic, followed by a full stretch of his body. It would be the second time he would swallow the tablets in a space of about five hours. To weave the 15 strips of aso oke could take a whole day depending on the pattern to be designed on the fabrics, and indeed, how much stamina the weaver can muster.

Philip shares the views of Bright. “It gives a lot of stress because you are seated in one spot for hours as you weave the thread together, so for me I used to see it as exercise,” he says.

There can be short breaks at intervals of five hours in between the weaving, depending on the resilience of the weaver. It is a period used only to refresh and to eat, before the weaver returns to the loom to continue the weaving process.

The setting up of the tools relies on the technique that involves interlacing a set of thread, warp and weft, at right angles, to form the striped patterns on the aso oke fabric. The sets of thread, which are interlaced together on the loom are arranged in line with the pattern or design to be created on the aso oke fabric. For more elaborate design, the weaver simply adds supplementary wefts. It is an age-old technique that has apparently defied the touch of modern technology.

“I can tell you that no machine whether in China or wherever can make aso oke fabrics that we make, the types of fabrics they use machine to make only try to look like aso oke, but it is not the same like the ones we weave here,”Philip says.

The horizontal looms where weavers like Philip, Geogisberg and Bright sit for hours as they weave the thread, take the shape of log cabins. Each weaver inserts the thread into the aasa (striker) through the omu (extenders). On the upper hand of the omu is the okeke (wheel) used for pulling the omu up and down. There are two itese (pedals) under the omu, which the weaver presses down interchangeably during the weaving process. The itese when pressed enables the warp to open and the reel put through to one side while the aasa knocks the reel to and fro to another side making the reel to be finely set interchangeably. The weaver simultaneously handles the oko (shuttle), throws it inside the open warp to be received by his other hand. The continuous process results in the thread being woven to aso oke fabric. At intervals of about 15 minutes, the weaver uses the drawer to pull the carrier on which the thread is attached, towards his loom. At the end of the process, 15 strips of aso oke fabric would have been woven – enough to be stitched together to make fila and iborun for a newly wedded couple.

To make a complete outfit for a client, the weaving process can take as long as three days, to produce the strips that will afterwards be stitched together, says Philip.

But as stressful as the process is, Philip expresses delight in weaving aso oke fabrics.

“I can tell you that I have several clients abroad that I make aso oke for, so even though there are many other types of attires, the thing is that aso oke will always have those that want to wear it,” he says.

Indeed, there was a time baggy trousers and afro hairstyles were the fad, but they have faded away. Fashion changes like a girl changes clothes, but the aso oke traditional attire, which has been in existence since the late 8th century has remained alluring and enduring as its age-old weaving process.

Mrs. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade

African-American, Mrs. Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade, an ardent lover of everything African, hardly wears any clothing apart from aso oke. She sums up her reasons thus: “Aso oke is the most beautiful cloth in the World, so every day I want to be the most beautiful I can be! No inferior cloth again for me o!”

OBAMA ATI QUEEN MICHELLE OBAMA AFTER THE BLACK HOUSE?-FROM NATURAL ROOTS MAGAZINE

March 28, 2014

OBAMA ATI QUEEN MICHELLE OBAMA AFTER THE BLACK HOUSE?-FROM NATURAL ROOTS MAGAZINE

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OBAMA OOOO! -OUR BLACK PRESIDENT LOVES OUR BLACK BOYS! -BLACK ACTIONS BY US WILL FORCE THE white boy to stop DESTROYING OUR BLACK BOYS ATI ALLLOW OBAMA TO DO MORE!

March 8, 2014
President Obama launched a new government partnership with businesses and philanthropic groups on Thursday aimed at keeping high-risk young men of color on the right path. Obama called it a "moral issue" for the country to help minority youth gain the education and skills they need to succeed as adults and to stay out of jail. "It doesn't take that much, but it takes more than we are doing now," Obama said. "And that's what My Brother's Keeper is about." As part of the program, Obama wants to adopt best practices from communities throughout the country where businesses and foundations are already working together to mentor young minority men. In support of the program, the Obama administration recruited several philanthropic groups — including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ford Foundation and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation — to pledge at least $200 million over the next five years to develop programs on early childhood development, parenting, school discipline reform and other critical areas. Obama noted that in the first three years of life a child born into a low-income family typically hears 30 million fewer words than a child of a well-off family. He also cited statistics that show a student who can't read at grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Children living in poverty are 13 times less likely to graduate on time than their wealthier peers. The president took aim at zero-tolerance policies, the practice of automatically suspending students for certain infractions. The administration last month recommended that schools discontinue the practice. Schools are twice as likely to suspend a Hispanic student and four times more likely to suspend an African-American student than they are white students. Students that are suspended even once before the ninth grade are twice as likely to drop out. "There are ways to modify bad behavior that leads to good behavior," Obama said. "We can make classrooms good places for learning for everybody without jeopardizing a child's future." The foundations have agreed to work with Obama's Cabinet secretary, Broderick Johnson, over the next 90 days to assess the effectiveness of existing public and private efforts and determine how the federal government can change its policies to support those efforts. The announcement comes in the same week as the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager whose 2012 slaying in Florida spurred Obama to speak in personal terms about race. Trayvon's parents, as well as the parents of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teen who was killed in 2012 in Jacksonville, were among those invited to the White House for the announcement. Obama also invited young men from a Chicago-based group called Becoming a Man, which he held up as group that his administration can learn from as it develops the initiative. He recalled telling them about the bad choices he made, including "getting high" and sometimes taking school less seriously than he should have. "I could see myself in these young men," Obama said. "The only difference was I grew up in an environment that was a little more forgiving." Obama has faced periodic criticism during his presidency from prominent African Americans — including scholar Cornel West and radio host Tavis Smiley — who have charged that he has spent little political capital or energy focusing on the plight of poor minority communities. But in recent weeks, the Obama administration won praise for focusing on some issues that are of great concern in minority communities. Attorney General Eric Holder called on states this month to repeal laws that strip felons of the right to vote, a penalty imposed on nearly one in 13 African Americans. Holder is also pushing Congress to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders and has sued Texas and North Carolina to overturn voter-identification laws that opponents say are more likely to keep minorities and the poor from voting. On Thursday, Obama received praised from African-American lawmakers and activists for launching the initiative. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the program could "give our young black men a fighting chance."

President Obama launched a new government partnership with businesses and philanthropic groups on Thursday aimed at keeping high-risk young men of color on the right path.
Obama called it a “moral issue” for the country to help minority youth gain the education and skills they need to succeed as adults and to stay out of jail.
“It doesn’t take that much, but it takes more than we are doing now,” Obama said. “And that’s what My Brother’s Keeper is about.”
As part of the program, Obama wants to adopt best practices from communities throughout the country where businesses and foundations are already working together to mentor young minority men.
In support of the program, the Obama administration recruited several philanthropic groups — including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Ford Foundation and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation — to pledge at least $200 million over the next five years to develop programs on early childhood development, parenting, school discipline reform and other critical areas.
Obama noted that in the first three years of life a child born into a low-income family typically hears 30 million fewer words than a child of a well-off family.
He also cited statistics that show a student who can’t read at grade level by third grade is four times less likely to graduate by age 19 than a child who does read proficiently by that time. Children living in poverty are 13 times less likely to graduate on time than their wealthier peers.
The president took aim at zero-tolerance policies, the practice of automatically suspending students for certain infractions. The administration last month recommended that schools discontinue the practice.
Schools are twice as likely to suspend a Hispanic student and four times more likely to suspend an African-American student than they are white students. Students that are suspended even once before the ninth grade are twice as likely to drop out.
“There are ways to modify bad behavior that leads to good behavior,” Obama said. “We can make classrooms good places for learning for everybody without jeopardizing a child’s future.”
The foundations have agreed to work with Obama’s Cabinet secretary, Broderick Johnson, over the next 90 days to assess the effectiveness of existing public and private efforts and determine how the federal government can change its policies to support those efforts.
The announcement comes in the same week as the two-year anniversary of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teenager whose 2012 slaying in Florida spurred Obama to speak in personal terms about race.
Trayvon’s parents, as well as the parents of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teen who was killed in 2012 in Jacksonville, were among those invited to the White House for the announcement.
Obama also invited young men from a Chicago-based group called Becoming a Man, which he held up as group that his administration can learn from as it develops the initiative.
He recalled telling them about the bad choices he made, including “getting high” and sometimes taking school less seriously than he should have.
“I could see myself in these young men,” Obama said. “The only difference was I grew up in an environment that was a little more forgiving.”
Obama has faced periodic criticism during his presidency from prominent African Americans — including scholar Cornel West and radio host Tavis Smiley — who have charged that he has spent little political capital or energy focusing on the plight of poor minority communities.
But in recent weeks, the Obama administration won praise for focusing on some issues that are of great concern in minority communities.
Attorney General Eric Holder called on states this month to repeal laws that strip felons of the right to vote, a penalty imposed on nearly one in 13 African Americans.
Holder is also pushing Congress to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders and has sued Texas and North Carolina to overturn voter-identification laws that opponents say are more likely to keep minorities and the poor from voting.
On Thursday, Obama received praised from African-American lawmakers and activists for launching the initiative.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said the program could “give our young black men a fighting chance.”

BLACK MEN MUST RISE TO THE BLACK OCASSION ATI FIX THE BLACK NATION!- FROM SANCOPHA LEAGUE ON FACEBOOK!

March 8, 2014
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BLACK MEN MUST RISE!

THIS BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY LEARNED TO LOVE HER GOD-GIVEN BLaCK BEAUTY!-FROM BUZZFEED.COM

March 6, 2014

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Lupita Nyong’o Delivers Moving Speech About How She Learned To Love The Color Of Her Skin

The Oscar nominated actress spoke candidly in her Black Women in Hollywood acceptance speech about her struggle to understand her own beauty.

posted on February 28, 2014 at 12:58

Yesterday, Lupita Nyong’o won the Essence Magazine Black Women In Hollywood Breakthrough Performance Award.

And while she has fast become one of the most idolized women on the red carpet in years…Lupita told the audience that she has not always felt that comfortable with the color of her skin.

Here is the full transcript of her beautifully honest speech.

I wrote down this speech that I had no time to practice so this will be the practicing session. Thank you Alfre, for such an amazing, amazing introduction and celebration of my work. And thank you very much for inviting me to be a part of such an extraordinary community. I am surrounded by people who have inspired me, women in particular whose presence on screen made me feel a little more seen and heard and understood. That it is ESSENCE that holds this event celebrating our professional gains of the year is significant, a beauty magazine that recognizes the beauty that we not just possess but also produce.

I want to take this opportunity to talk about beauty, Black beauty, dark beauty. I received a letter from a girl and I’d like to share just a small part of it with you: “Dear Lupita,” it reads, “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.”

My heart bled a little when I read those words, I could never have guessed that my first job out of school would be so powerful in and of itself and that it would propel me to be such an image of hope in the same way that the women of The Color Purple were to me.

I remember a time when I too felt unbeautiful. I put on the TV and only saw pale skin, I got teased and taunted about my night-shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter-skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of a mirror because I wanted to see my fair face first. And every day I experienced the same disappointment of being just as dark as I was the day before. I tried to negotiate with God, I told him I would stop stealing sugar cubes at night if he gave me what I wanted, I would listen to my mother’s every word and never lose my school sweater again if he just made me a little lighter. But I guess God was unimpressed with my bargaining chips because He never listened.

And when I was a teenager my self-hate grew worse, as you can imagine happens with adolescence. My mother reminded me often that she thought that I was beautiful but that was no conservation, she’s my mother, of course she’s supposed to think I am beautiful. And then Alek Wek came on the international scene. A celebrated model, she was dark as night, she was on all of the runways and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was. Even Oprah called her beautiful and that made it a fact. I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me, as beautiful. My complexion had always been an obstacle to overcome and all of a sudden Oprah was telling me it wasn’t. It was perplexing and I wanted to reject it because I had begun to enjoy the seduction of inadequacy. But a flower couldn’t help but bloom inside of me, when I saw Alek I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny. Now, I had a spring in my step because I felt more seen, more appreciated by the far away gatekeepers of beauty. But around me the preference for light skin prevailed, to the beholders that I thought mattered I was still unbeautiful. And my mother again would say to me you can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you and these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.

And what my mother meant when she said you can’t eat beauty was that you can’t rely on how you look to sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and for those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul. It is what got Patsey in so much trouble with her master, but it is also what has kept her story alive to this day. We remember the beauty of her spirit even after the beauty of her body has faded away.

And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside, that there is no shade in that beauty.

Confirmed: Lupita could not be more beautiful.

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AFRICAN BRAIDS ATI NO MAKEUP FOR BEYONCE IN CUBA!-BEYONCE ATI JAY-Z VISIT A BLACK COUNTRY FOR THEIR ANNIVERSARY 2013!-FROM DAILYMAIL.COM

February 5, 2014

FROM DAILYMAIL.COM

lice are called to keep Beyonce and Jay-Z safe in Cuba as they are mobbed by fans while eating in Havana

  • Dozens of well-wishers led to officers being called to the renowned La Guarida restaurant
  • Restrictions on American travel to Cuba eased in 2011

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 04:52 GMT, 5 April 2013 | UPDATED: 11:45 GMT, 5 April 2013

 

Police were called to keep the crowds at bay after Beyonce and Jay-Z were mobbed in Havana, Cuba.

The celebrity couple were celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary in the island capital when they were surrounded by dozens of well-wishers.

The law enforcement officers arrived at the renowned restaurant La Guarida on Wednesday night.

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Power couple: Beyonce and Jay-Z stepped out in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday as they dined out for lunch to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary
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Power couple: Beyonce and Jay-Z stepped out in Havana, Cuba, on Thursday as they dined out for lunch to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary

 
Cuban police stop people than want to see Beyonce during a visit of the US singer to Havana
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Cuban police stop people than want to see Beyonce during a visit of the US singer to Havana
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Backup: Police were called to keep the crowds at bay after Beyonce and Jay-Z were mobbed on the streets of Havana

 
Mobbed: La Guarida restaurant provided this handout photo of Beyonce's visit that quickly became mobbed
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Mobbed: La Guarida restaurant provided this handout photo of Beyonce’s visit that quickly became mobbed

 
 
All eyes: Jay-Z appeared to stare protectively of his wife who carefully stepped behind him in heels as they walked into the flash of waiting cameras
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All eyes: Jay-Z appeared to stare protectively of his wife who carefully stepped behind him in heels as they walked into the flash of waiting cameras

Beaming beauty: Beyonce otherwise beamed and smiled for the cameras and her fans while described by a waitress to have not been wearing a drop of makeup
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Beaming beauty: Beyonce otherwise beamed and smiled for the cameras and her fans while described by a waitress to have not been wearing a drop of makeup

The famous couple’s bodyguards’ presence outside set the gritty, bustling neighbourhood of Centre Havana abuzz, and a crowd gathered downstairs shouting Beyonce’s name until she went to a balcony and waved.

Waitress Silvia Fernandez said Beyonce toured the eatery and looked at photos of past celebrity clients including Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster, Danny Glover, Will Smith and James Belushi.

‘She was beautiful, without a drop of makeup, very natural,’ Fernandez said. ‘What happened with the people was incredible.’

 
Causing a stir: Jay-Z puffed away on a Cuban cigar as they toured the area flanked by a bodyguard
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Causing a stir: Jay-Z puffed away on a Cuban cigar as they toured the area flanked by a bodyguard

 

 
Fan frenzy: Crowds assembled outside the Saratoga hotel in a bid to catch a glimpse of the singer in Old Havana
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Fan frenzy: Crowds assembled outside the Saratoga hotel in a bid to catch a glimpse of the singer in Old Havana

 
Beyonce and Jay-Z celebrate fifth wedding anniversary in Cuba

 

 

Police arrived and made sure she was able to exit without incident.

The 31-year-old singer cut a striking image, with her hair styled into cornrows.

She was wearing a patterned yellow ensemble which showed off her legs while rapper Jay-Z, 43, looked like the quintessential tourist in shorts, a blue T-shirt and hat.

 
You're my idol: The songstress met with schoolchildren and posed for a photograph with them
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You’re my idol: The songstress met with schoolchildren and posed for a photograph with them

 
Famous visitor: Beyonce took time out to chat to the local children
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Famous visitor: Beyonce took time out to chat to the local children

La Guarida staffers showed The Associated Press pictures of the two dining on typical Cuban creole favourites – fish, chicken, black beans and rice – accompanied by their mothers.

The privately run restaurant is famous as the filming location for the hit movie Strawberry and Chocolate, and is a mainstay on Havana’s tourist circuit.

The couple – who married Paris on April 4, 2008 – toured colonial Old Havana wearing dark glasses and were surrounded by bodyguards and excited fans.

 
Taking a breather: Beyonce and Jay-Z took stopped for lunch at a restaurant which boasted a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour
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Taking a breather: Beyonce and Jay-Z took stopped for lunch at a restaurant which boasted a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour

 

 
Still going strong: It is five years to the day since they R&B star wed in Paris, France
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Still going strong: It is five years to the day since they R&B star wed in Paris, France

Beyonce posed for pictures with local schoolchildren while Jay-Z puffed on a Cuban cigar, and then they popped into another restaurant that boasts a rooftop terrace with a sweeping view of the harbour.

Beyonce and Jay-Z declined to speak to reporters, and it was not clear why they travelled to Cuba. State-run website CubaSi called it a tourist trip.

 
Just gotta light it! Bey took control of the camera as Jay-Z enjoyed his cigar as they walked the streets
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Just gotta light it! Bey took control of the camera as Jay-Z enjoyed his cigar as they walked the streets

 

 
Fanfare: A street performer looks on as the famous couple walk on by on their tour
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Fanfare: A street performer looks on as the famous couple walk on by on their tour

 

 

 

 

Washington’s 51-year embargo makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to visit Cuba for mere tourism, although tens of thousands of Americans travel there each year on academic, religious, journalistic or cultural exchange visas.

The Obama administration eased many of the restrictions in 2011, but tourists still need a special visa or to be part of an organized tour.

In the past, artists who were challenged by the government have said they visited for cultural purposes.

 
Goods spirits: The power couple looked to be having a great time in the Cuban capital
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Goods spirits: The power couple looked to be having a great time in the Cuban capital

 

 

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Ariel, Coventry, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

Jay got some smooth looking legs on the first picture! lol

 
 
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Jon, London, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

King and Queen of Zamunda.

 
 
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Len, Frome, 10 months ago

Jay Z looks like he should be carrying my golf clubs in that first pic

 
 
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Abolishthemonarchy., NEWRY, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

Illuminati…..

 
 
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robin, sassari, 10 months ago

Before the Storm, Jay has been rapping for twenty years and has become one of the most successful business men in rap, he has a wealth exceeding 500 million dollars! So no, they are not overrated, the man is a huge success.

 
 
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mumme, my house, 10 months ago

She is beautiful. She has worked hard to become such a big star, dont know why people dislike them so much. Why shouldnt they enjoy spending their money. People come to see them how is that their fault?

 
 
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Danii, New York, 10 months ago

I wish they would stay in Cuba!!!!!!!!!

 
 
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robert, stockport, United Kingdom, 10 months ago

cant stand these posers..

 
 
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BLACK ETHIOPIA! -FROM Global African Presence on FACEBOOK!- AN 18th CENTURY EUROPEAN PAINTING OF AN ETHIOPIAN KING WELCOMING ENVOYS FROM PERSIA.

February 3, 2014


FROM Global African Presence on Facebook

AN 18th CENTURY EUROPEAN PAINTING OF AN ETHIOPIAN KING WELCOMING ENVOYS FROM PERSIA.

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Tedla Gebeyehu
Tirhas Gebru; Ethiopia never been Colonized, you know why ? Because Ethiopians sacrificed for their freedom with their lives. Their history and victory is written with their blood and nobody can deny that except Ethiopian enemies !

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Lonnie F. Coaxum
Dr. Rashidi can you provide us a pic of the Sphinx with it noise on

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Global African Presence
There is no such picture Lonnie.

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Tedla Gebeyehu
Abdulkarim Atiki;- Ethiopia fought Facist Italians twice
1st. 1895-1896
2nd. 1936-1941
The first invasion, Ethiopians defeated Facist Italians by destroying their entire army. There where Italian soldiers who surrendered in thousands but the Emperor at the time “The great Emperor Menelik” pardon them and those who like to return to their country, went back and some choose to live in Ethiopia. The Emperor also declared no one to touch them or treat them like outsider. The people accept the order and Most of them get married with Ethiopian woman and have family and lived peacefully like everybody. Their ancestors still live in Ethiopia. You can take a visit and see it for yourself.
• The second occupation was five years but in those five years the people fought the enemy day and night. The people never surrendered to the enemy. It is known as “the resistance movement of 1936-1941.”
Finally the people kick out the Italian Invaders completely from the land in 1941. This means Facist Italian Colonizers defeated for the second time. The leader of Ethiopia at the time was “Emperor Haile Selassie”. Peace restored once again in the nation, but with a high prize and sacrifice !

https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/bitstream/handle/1887/12915/ASC-075287668-243-01.pdf?sequence=2

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Tedla Gebeyehu
I love this history class !

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Olutomi Brown
I never knew about my people in school. What a shame!

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Nibret Aga
Mildew Bossalini…: like Libya, Syria, Iraq…the same tactics have been used for years…1935 the emperor of Ethiopia was terrorised…ancient manuscripts were burnt to destroy evidence…war and hate among ourselves..happening today in the entire world then they rewrite the history the rest…

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Viola Dawson
Because of white power’

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Sherrie Parrie
whites do not have POWER they have DEATH

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Anthony Devon Gayle
Welcoming the ENEMIES.

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AYODELE,PROPHET SEES AARE GOODLUCK WINNING 2ND TERM!-FROM OSUN DEFENDER NEWSPAPER

January 27, 2014

There ’ll be attempt on Jonathan’s life this year – Ayodele

Primate Babatunde Ayodele

Primate Babatunde Ayodele

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE – Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele is the founder of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Oke-Afa, Isolo, Lagos. Renowned as a seer, he tells KEHINDE OYETIMI, in this interview, some of the occurrences Nigerians should expect in 2014 and in the nearest future.MANY people only know you as a prophet but few know your background. Can you tell us about this?
I am from a Christian family where I was taught about God and how to fear God. From there I grew up in such a way that when you go to church, you follow the doctrines as directed.

When did you start developing the gift of prophecy?
I never intended to be a prophet. I just attended church and prayed while growing up. I was around 17 years old when I fell into a trance for 21 days. It actually happened like this. I was washing my mother’s clothes and the next day was to be my birthday. I was thinking that I had not really fasted. My father would always say that I should fast. But I didn’t like it. So that day, when it was 12 noon, I told myself that I should go and eat but before I knew what was happening, I fell in a trance. That was all. It was after that that I decided what church to attend. I joined the Christ Apostolic Church. When I got there, the woman in charge gave me the responsibility of leading prayer sessions.

After a while, I went to Aviation School in Zaria where I joined the Celestial Church of Christ. After that, I joined the Scripture Union. After which I joined a gospel church. It was after that that I joined the Cherubim and Seraphim church. Every church that I attended gave me one responsibility or the other to handle.

After the 21 days of being in a trance, what happened?
All I said were written and they all came to pass. So, many things happened.

Do you think that it would be great for you to pass this gift to one of your children?
Yes. Why shouldn’t I? It is good to serve God and it is good to be in God’s vineyard. It is honourable.

Since you started dishing out prophetic utterances, have you ever fallen out with people in authority?
I have been close to so many people both within the country and outside. I have friends. I have been very useful to those in authority. I would not like to mention anybody’s name. My prophecies have always been coming to pass through the grace of the Almighty God.

Nigeria is very religious with so many churches and mosques. Yet the level of corruption in all facets of the country is high. What is your take on that?
I am aware of all these. It has been God who has been taking care of the country. If it were not God, Nigeria would have collapsed. There is no church where offerings are not collected. How do you expect the pastor to differentiate between the offering of a criminal and that of a just man? It is only God who has been helping us out of our different problems. No pastor or church can lay claim to being exclusively useful to the peace of the nation.

In January every year, prophets come out with different but largely negative prophecies…
I will not take that. There is nothing negative about the warning of God. The problem is usually the way that we take these prophecies. We are far away from the truth. It is the manner in which these prophecies are portrayed by the press. It is also the way that people react to these prophecies. In the Bible, at the commencement of each year, Kings and leaders would seek the mind of God through prophets in the land. Many people do not understand what prophecies entail. Before the general recession took place, God had repeatedly told me that we should pray against global recession. But did anybody take to it? No.

God sends us prophecies with the intent to prepare us for it. It is when we don’t adhere that the negative aspect then happens. We take many things for granted in this country. We are too critical. We don’t fear God. Every country has its own prophets.

What do we expect this year and the nearest future?

Politics
Oyo State
If APC is not careful, it will lose Oyo State in 2015. APC will lose to Accord Party if only Ladoja does not contest. Please, kindly understand what I have just said. If APC is not careful, it will lose in 2015. That is a warning. When people get into government, they forget God so easily. It will be an election between Accord Party and the APC. It is left for the two of them to take caution.

I told Jonathan in 2011 and 2012 that governors would gang up against him but he didn’t listen. God knows about the crisis in PDP.

Osun State
The present governor of Osun State will have issues ahead re-election this year that the opposition can lean upon to fight against him. There will be rigging in the Osun election. No other party will come up. It will be between PDP and APC. PDP wants to take over at all costs. This is a warning.

After the victory of either of the parties, expect litigation. There will be crisis before and after the election in Osun State. A lot of politicians will be threatened. Religion will take a significant place in Osun election. It will be a test of what is to be expected in the general election between APC and PDP in 2015. APC must be careful so as not to lose any state in 2015.

Ekiti State
In Ekiti State, if PDP fields a wrong candidate, it will make the APC to retain the seat very easily. But if it gets the right candidate, it will be a battle. Opeyemi Bamidele can’t be governor in Ekiti. It is a battle between APC and PDP. Labour Party can’t take Ekiti.

This year, Jonathan will cajole Nigerians and some other politicians. Some people will want to defect to APC. APC will goof. It will not make the presidency despite all the shakeups that will come up. Jonathan will beg Obasanjo. There will be moves by PDP to reconcile. There will be negotiations on the office of the Vice-President, Chief of Staff, SGF, and in the process some people will ask Jonathan to step down. Jonathan will then begin to struggle for a second term. Some of the governors who left PDP will return in the nearest future. Jonathan will be the last president that PDP will produce. It will not be easy for the PDP. Tukur will be relieved of his position.

Northern leaders will not support Jonathan in 2015. Tambuwal should not contest for the presidency. He will not win. He will be under pressure to leave PDP. If he leaves the PDP, he will have a lot of issues. He will face a lot of crises. He must be careful. Despite all its present problems, PDP will face a lot of challenges this year. PDP will win the presidency but they may lose some states. Jonathan should consult God for a second term. If Jonathan eventually becomes Nigeria’s president for a second time, he should watch his health. His second term will not be as peaceful as he expects. We should pray for the First Lady.

I see chaos and political revolution. The national confab is going nowhere. They want to use the confab for political purposes. I see a confab where we will be talking about disintegration. It may take 30 or 50 years but Nigeria cannot stay together for another 100 years.

If Buhari is not given APC presidential ticket, he will neither be here nor there. He may threaten to pull out of the APC. Buhari is expecting that ticket. Jonathan is the cause of all these problems because he did not listen to warnings.

Lagos State
There will be clamour for a Christian governor. If Lagos does not produce a Christian governorship candidate, APC will lose Lagos. I see an unknown man ruling Lagos in 2015. If APC wants to retain Lagos in 2015, it must produce a Christian as a candidate. The person might have been in government. I do not see Ikuforiji, Ashafa winning that seat. The direction is from Ikorodu area.

Economy
Nigeria’s economy will not be fantastic in 2014. The price of food items will go up. Some markets will be shut down in the Eastern part of the country and in the Southern part. Prices of garri, palm oil and flour will go up. Price of vegetable will go up. Jonathan’s presidential economic team will fail him. Some ministers will be eased out while new ones will come in.

Aviation and the oil and gas ministries will be probed by the House of Representatives. There will be more threats to remove them. Nothing serious will come out of SEC. The DG of SEC will face a probe panel. The House of Reps will probe the Finance Minister this year. Their jobs will be under threat this year.

There will be troubles. The excess crude oil account will cause problems. I see that Nigeria will borrow money.

I don’t know when this will come up but Aba will be the China of Nigeria where Nigeria will produce vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles. Exotic guns will be made in Nigeria. I am not saying it will happen in 2014 but it is part of the things that we should be expecting in the nearest future.
It will be a pleasure if we can manage these crises and then I see a greater Nigeria.

Nothern Governors
Northern governors will break because of Jonathan’s second term ambition. Part of the Northern elders will not support Jonathan’s second term. There will be many controversies.

Bayelsa State
Bayelsa State governor must be watchful because he will have some challenges. There will be an issue against him. There will be youth unrest in Bayelsa.

Delta, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Cross River states and others
Let’s pray that we won’t experience ethnic crisis in Delta State. We should also pray against communal crisis in Cross Rivers State. In Akwa Ibom, there will be crisis on whom to take over from Governor Godswill Akpabio. If Akpabio picks an unpopular candidate, there will be a lot of problems for PDP. Lagos will have more water reforms. I foresee cholera and measles outbreak in Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Kwara, Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa and Yobe states. There will be some irregularities and misconduct at the Lagos State Inland Revenue which will later be exposed. Lagos State should not stop the use of tricycle as I forsee that there will an attempt at that. This will work against the state government. Let’s pray against flood in some Northern parts in the year 2014. Some of the outgoing governors may have crisis. Like the Cross Rivers State governor must be watchful. The forthcoming election in Rivers State will be very volatile. Kenny Martins should pray for his health. Oyo state will attempt to create more local governments. Ogun State will attempt something similar.

Sharing formula and crisis in PDP
There will be changes in the sharing formula in 2014. Jonathan will find every means to bring back some PDP members.

Ekiti governorship election

Ayo Fayose may be used in Ekiti PDP as governorship candidate.

International politics
There will be crisis in Lebanon. I see crisis in Rwanda too. There will be bloodbath in Pakistan. I forsee trouble in South África, Angola.

Presidential candidate in APC
APC will fail to pick Buhari. There will be attempts at mediation between Jonathan and Amaechi. Amaechi will not take it easy at all. It will be difficult for the PDP to bring up somebody else. APC will want to field a PDP member as their presidential candidate. Tambuwal may likely be APC’s presidential candidate. If he is picked, Tambuwal will give Jonathan a serious fight. But at the end, Jonathan will find his way.

Nollywood star
Let’s pray not to lose any Nollywood star. I see the passing away of a Nollywood star in Yoruba and English. ANTP will have crisis.

Anenih’s health
Anenih should pray for his health.

Boko Haram crisis
The government will try to expose those behind Boko Haram but with fear. Government will try to dialogue with Boko Haram which will score Jonathan’s government zero.

Attempt on Jonathan’s life
There will be an attempt on Jonathan’s life. He must be conscious of what he takes. His health needs prayers.

PHCN, government agencies and others
I see changes in FERMA. NIMASA will face challenges this year. NDLEA will evolve new ways of fighting drug pushers. I see a new authority at the CBN. There will be changes in the Nigerian currency. The office of the Accountant General will be queried. Iyaloja General must be very careful as she will face some challenges after taking unpopular steps. She must not include politics into market administration. There will be electricity instability till 2016. The EFCC will run after some governors and speakers of Houses of Assemblies. This will cause the commission some problems. There will be an attempt to hold population census in 2015 or 2016. There will be changes at the NFF. Let’s pray that they will not lose anybody.

National prayer
God is asking the whole nation to fast from February 1 to February 7, 2014, in order to prevent complications and troubles.

National Assembly members
Let the Senators and House of Representatives members pray against death because not all of them will finish their term before the end of 2014. There will be changes in the House of Reps.

Attack on Abuja
Let’s be careful so that there won’t be attacks in Abuja. Let’s pray that we don’t see any inferno in any police or army barracks. Let’s pray against train accident in Nigeria.

Britain and US
Let’s pray that Britain will not lose a prominent person. I see misunderstanding in the British parliament. The American upper chamber will have challenges in terms of economy.

Division among South West traditioanl rulers
There will be division among monarchs in the South West because of Jonathan’s second term.

Igbo presidency
Igbo will not produce a president for Nigeria in the next 15 years.
In the nearest future, not now, Nigeria may likely produce nuclear weapons.

PDP, INEC and Amaechi
PDP NEC will have so many issues to settle. The NEC might break up as a result of trying to resolve these issues. Amaechi’s candidate in 2015 will not be supported. There will be changes and amendment of the constitution. The government will arrest those who would want to bring in contaminated fish. The deputy Senate President should be careful so that he won’t be a victim of political robbery. . INEC will face some challenges in the forthcoming election, while Jega will be called to order. There will be changes in INEC.

Tenure elongation
Some people will attempt to sponsor tenure elongation without the support of many members of the House of Representatives.

OBJ and APC
Obasanjo will not defect to APC.

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2 Comments for “There ’ll be attempt on Jonathan’s life this year – Ayodele”

  1. Anonymous

    God will intervene in this prophecies!

  2. mr_neutral

    Any one that digs a pit will fall into it. Any one that tries to kill gej will be the one to die- MARK THESE WORDS!


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