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BLACK PEOPLE !-TUPAC SAYS-“The Blacker The Berry The SweeterTHE Juice/ I Say The Darker The Flesh, Then The Deeper The Roots ~ Tupac

April 13, 2015

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The Blacker The Berry The SweeterTHE Juice/ I Say The Darker The Flesh, Then The Deeper The Roots ~ Tupac

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Rev. Al Sharpton says stop the “ghetto pity party”…why are people surprised?

September 15, 2014

politics from the eyes of an ebony mom

Yesterday Rev. Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy at Michael Brown’s funeral. He took the police to task and he cried for justice for Michael Brown. Sharpton surprised some when he also took on the black community. He chastised the community and told them to stop having ghetto pity parties. he told them to stop the disrespect that is shown on a daily basis in the community. The irony is that some people are surprised that Sharpton took this trek, but we can not continue to just criticize external influences without acknowledging the internal demons that are loose on the streets. Sharpton 2.0 is not the Sharpton of back in the day. He is not looking at the issue with blinders on. He is looking at the issue from a 360 angle and that viewpoint will mke people of both hues uncomfortable.

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CHURCH?-LOOK AT THIS BLACK CHURCH AND IT’S ACTION PROGRAMMES FOR ALL!-NIGERIAN PASTOR OYEDEPO TELLS US HIS VISION FOR BLACK PEOPLE EVERYWHERE! -FROM PUNCH NEWSPAPERS,NIGERIA

May 26, 2014

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We are not ashamed to be called the church of the rich–Oyedepo

   

Bishop David Oyedepo

Founder, Living Faith Church aka Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, in this interview with Olabisi Deji-Folutile, GBENRO ADEOYE and TUNDE AJAJA, talks about the church and sundry issues

You preach as if you have committed the entire Bible to your memory. How many times have you read the Bible?

The Bible is an unfinishable book, you keep reading. A student once met me after a meeting and said that I quoted 68 scriptures verbatim. He asked if I memorised the scriptures, I said no, I eat them. No matter how unintelligent you are, you can’t forget the food you ate last night, except you are mentally derailed. If you are given three seconds, you could tell what you ate about five days ago, if you truly ate it. So, the Bible is just not for reading, it’s actually for eating. I’m not among the people that have read the Bible three or five times, I don’t know how many times I have read the Bible and I’m not planning to know how many times. I just know it’s my delight to feed on it daily, and I can’t claim to have finished reading it.

The Living Faith church is 33 years old, how has it been pastoring this one church for the past years?

The ministry is 33 years, the church is now in its 31st year. It started as an itinerant ministry before we were called into the church ministry. It has always been interesting. These things work when you have the right perspective on them. Every pastor is ordained to serve the congregation, not to be served by the congregation. When that understanding dawns on any pastor, and he embraces it, then, pasturing becomes a sweet adventure. I’ve never looked towards what I can get from any member since inception. But I’ve always longed for what I can give to the people. I must say I’m jealous over them, I don’t want anyone to take advantage of them or play games on them. I want them to just be the children of God that they are, serving God without duress or pressure.

Is it true that church members here pray for the dead and they wake up, even in the mortuary, how do they do it?

(Cuts in..) By tapping them and saying wake up (laughs). We must know the source of everything that we experienced or observed. No man has the power to raise the dead. Jesus is the only one that has the keys of resurrection and death in his hands. So, we rely on him to do those things and he quickens whosoever he wills; he determines who to bring back and who not to. We only believe in God to bring back whosoever he wishes, if we have the key, we would be delighted to bring back everybody, and even open a clinic for bringing back the dead.

Why are there so many rich people in Winners?

Because they know better than their contemporaries. If you don’t know what you have, you won’t know if you are deprived of it. The Bible is an open chequebook, it is by revelation we access what belongs to us; by faith we take delivery of it. Someone had access to our empowerment programme and she is a pepper seller, while others sell one basket a day, she sells six, seven. I learnt she had become the envy of all the pepper sellers in her area. Such person has an understanding that whatever she does, she prospers and she knows that when she pays her tithe, she experiences open heavens. But in case people don’t know, they perish for lack of knowledge, and in case they think when you are rich you miss heaven, then they perish for lack of knowledge.

So, it’s right when people claim that this church is only for the rich?

It’s for all the people who believe that Jesus already paid for them to be rich. And those who don’t believe, when they come they start believing when they see it happen in a lot of people’s lives. And we are not ashamed to be called the church of the rich. If they call your family poor, will you be excited? Nobody would be excited. Even when a family is poor, they hate to be called poor. No man in his right mind enjoys being called poor, and nobody truly wants to be poor, people may pretend. Which is more honourable between being a giver and a beggar? Most of us came in very poor, but the light of God’s word came on us and we walked out of poverty in grand style into wealth and riches.

How come there is such wealth in the church despite the poverty in the nation?

The kingdom of God is funded by God’s resources. We are not funded by the economy of the world, but by the economy of the kingdom, which has a budget for all of its agenda on earth. We’ve been here since 1999 and we have never had power outage or water shortage. The main players are Nigerians, the builders are Nigerians. There is no building here that any foreign expert took part in. There is no foreign company’s presence here, including the tabernacle. Some of the revered foreign companies here in Nigeria are technicians in Germany, and they are all political contractors, not that they have something special to offer.

Is there any way we can translate this into the Nigerian system?

It is possible by believing in the capability and capacity of Nigerians to do whatever they need to do. This is the largest church auditorium in the world. It’s 104m free span wide. Even one of the reputed foreign construction companies came here to take pictures. Nigerians have unusual capacity to match any expertise in the world in any field they are involved in. Most of us go to school in foreign lands and we beat them, is it that when they get here, they become smarter? It’s just for the authorities at the various levels to believe that we cannot develop ourselves seeking foreign aides for everything. We must take advantage of the opportunities around us to develop the capacity of our men and women. This office was built in 2001 and it’s neat and there is no crack on the wall, so, what is the problem? But if we want to do anything, we must give it to people from foreign countries so that those who award the contract can have a deal and share the money and at the end of the day, they are still poorer than poverty because any money stolen never enhances a man’s value.

We learnt your church members once donated about 700 cars as seed and that the cars were given to the pastors?

It’s important to mention that there was no time that I know in the history of this church where there were 700 cars. There is no such story. People can make anything out of anything. There was a time they said we had six planes, and I said they didn’t count them well, they should be up to 30 so that we use one each day of the month. Those are things that make news in the social media even when they are lies. People give here because they are taught to give, because we understand from the scriptures that it is the only way to increase. Every normal Winner takes good care of his parents. We also give to the poor. My family has sponsored close to 150 people out of university and others at Landmark University are on scholarship on our own ticket because of our commitment to agriculture. It is a lifestyle; it didn’t start yesterday or two days ago. Since 1992, I have been consciously sponsoring students in various universities in Nigeria. The church is blessed because the church is a giving church. Just today (before you came), I signed millions for people who have health needs from the welfare account. And that continues. For instance, the church gives scholarships annually, not N100m or N150m. And it’s not in the news. And that we have been doing for years.

How do you feel when people accuse you of flying in jets and spending church money to maintain the jets?

I feel very good. It’s an opinion. Let me tell you what my understanding of persecution is; it’s simply an opinion harshly expressed. And everybody has a right to his opinion. People who are walking in the truth are hardly bothered when things are said negatively about them because they have nothing to hide. The truth is I have never felt it, some say it’s not human, but I have not. I can’t be wasting my time trying to reply lies because I have too many things to do. They are doing their work, let me be doing my work too and before they wake up in the morning, I’ve done the next one, so, it doesn’t matter. My idea of it is that, in a football match, you have only 22 people playing with thousands of spectators. And that is the way it is in the journey of life. In every field, you find just few players and many spectators, multitudes. If we don’t know where to place opinions, they will displace us. When we started Convenant University, so many people said it would not work, now, we hosted two Nobel Laureates this week, whereas no Nigerian university has ever hosted one in the history of university education in Nigeria. Now, it is the most pronounced and preferred private university in Nigeria. In fact, they say this is the university of the future; that is what they say in the university community. Those who said it could not work now have their children here because they have changed their mind. Some people say how can you tell children how to dress? We have to do that so they won’t behave like mad people on the street. They say how can you tell them they can’t use phone? We tell them so they would be disconnected from cultism. Ask me anything, I can tell you why we did it. Where are you going to find the President of a nation with a woven hair? I can tell you that in the next 100 years, you won’t find a male president using earring because they would count you as irresponsible, even in the secular world, they won’t see anything in you. As free as America is, have you ever seen any minister there with earrings? The person may be qualified, but he will be termed irresponsible. But if you train these children how to carry themselves, it will open up their future. Everywhere you get to in this world, people are looking for responsible people, who don’t only say so, but prove so. So, all the opinions on Covenant University have died now because we didn’t stop pursuing what we believe was right and now it has become a standard.

Is that why the CU had the highest number of first class graduates that won the Federal Government’s scholarship twice now?

What we do first is to package the man to suit the future that he is dreaming of. And that we do by injecting our seven core values into them, and we used SIM CARDS as the acronym for it: Spirituality, Integrity, Posssibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice. We package that into them so that right from here, they have two things; character and capacity working for them. With those two, you can go to any level in life. Here, there is time for everything.

We learnt the university wants to be one of the top 10 universities in the world in 2020. Don’t you think this is a tall dream?

Where we are today, Harvard was not there 100 years after it took off. I studied the world class universities in depth. So, we are closest to it. The two Nobel Laureates that came signed up as visiting professors at Covenant University, we have about five of them in different areas. That somebody has never done it does not mean it cannot be done. We are believing God for it, not by using strength and power. There is a particular university in the US that never takes anybody from outside North America for postgraduate studies, but we have 19 Covenant University graduates there. Prof. Okebukola shared that with me at the conference last week. A Covenant University graduate is the overall best graduating student in a school in Britain. So there is increasing expression in the quality of training that they receive in their respective areas. Except the dream is taller than God; if it’s not taller than God, it’s a cheap possibility.

We even learnt the church is planning to establish two more universities?

It is actually seven in our vision plan.

Are universities now secondary schools that you establish here and there?

We are trying to avoid having too many students on one campus so that we will not lose the quality of the training programme. Otherwise, the quality would wear down gradually. But because of the present security challenge that the nation is facing, it’s normal for us to review our approach in a manner that does not create tension for workers and anybody else. We believe God to help us out of the crisis. So if there are no adequate mentioning of our programmes, it is to create adequate room to see these security issues overturned.

Some people believe faith-based universities charge high tuition that some of their members can’t even afford…

They should bring the comparison. You know people talk all kinds of things. Compare what they pay here and there and what those payments cover. The rate of power consumption in the hostels alone is out of this world. All we need to juxtapose this is that they should rent the room and pay for electricity and they would pay ten times the amount. People should just sit down and find out what exactly they are paying for. The church has not drawn anything from Covenant University since inception in 12 years. But this year, the church reserves about N1.6bn stakes in its development. So, it’s not a business, it’s a service platform. In every nation of the world, the government subsidises education to all the stakeholders, not in this country, not a dime has ever crossed from government to any private university in Nigeria. And ask those who are in it how much profit they are making, they would explain to you how it has been wonderful to pay staff salaries and keep the system running. Move to the next country where people rush to study, look at how much they pay and what they get for it. Whether they have teachers or not doesn’t matter. But every visiting professor here takes more than N1m. We are not talking about top individuals, Nobel Laureates and others. So, it’s where we find ourselves and we want to make a difference, and we must make a difference. I want to believe that the private universities are doing the best they can. Ask the federal universities how they get their allocations, what they calculate to train a child out of the university. Ask them what it is and ask them who subsidises for private universities. Most of them don’t have any equipment whatsoever. There is no engineering equipment you are looking for that you won’t find here, bought brand new. If the government is not accepting responsibility, all we can do is to do the best we can to get these children trained, but at a cheaper cost than they do and with greater quality than they have. Those who cannot afford it can go to government institutions and if they are committed, they will still come out with good results.

The attention of the whole world has turned to Nigeria because of Boko Haram. What is your take on this?

I hope that we are willing to find solution to it. I would be the last person in this world to believe that government has not discovered those who are behind Boko Haram. Otherwise, we don’t have any intelligence service in our country. Are they sacred cows that cannot be brought to book? Until we cut the source of their supplies and get those who are involved, we cannot stop them. But the danger is this, and I must say it here, we are at the verge of a break up. That is the truth. It’s unfortunate. The Nigerian nation is too intelligent to claim not to have discovered those who are behind this. So, I really believe it’s all in the hands of the authorities to decide whether they want to confront the issue headlong or to keep watching it until Nigeria breaks up.

Does it mean there is nothing the church or other religious organisations can do?

All that the church can do is to pray. The church is not in power, it has no political power. And when invited, we give advice, when required or called upon. You can’t call someone and say can I advise you?

But people also criticise men of God like you for honouring the President’s invitations?

A president is a president, whether it is Jonathan or not, It would be stupid not to honour your President’s invitation. So, what is wrong with honouring the president? This is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He’s our President, not that he made himself President. It’s all nonsense. We are not politicians. We are men and women of God who are pursuing a divine call. I honour President Jonathan as our President as a nation and as my president as a citizen, and so I have no regret and I would never regret being there at anytime he calls. My understanding is that anyone who is the President of this country requires the honour of the citizens and no matter your political view, it doesn’t change it. If he is doing thanksgiving or marriage, he is doing it in the church, who would be with him if the men of God are not with him? If I were in Canada or Australia, and I knew that my President was having an occasion that I thought I had to be there with him to honour him, I would fly down here. Whether it is President Jonathan or somebody else, as long as it is the president, and he says please can I see you, it is an honour.

Apart from insecurity, corruption is another problem in Nigeria. We have looting here and there which is also capable of causing unrest. What is your take on the corruption in the country?

That comes down to the kind of education that we offer. This is nothing but the expression of the content of the men. For instance, I have never given a bribe and I would be the last to give a bribe. I would rather die than give one. And those who collect bribe know that they can’t collect from me. Corruption has stayed with us for too long and I think it is a breeding ground for revolution. There is nothing happening in any private university today that would not have happened more in public universities, but for leakages here and there. But my understanding is that the church has a place of intense prayers because only God can change the hearts of men. People seek for appointment today not because of what they want to contribute but what they would have to share. Everybody is bothered, I am bothered. The rate of corruption in our society as Nigerians and Africans is enormous. But the church needs to be the example of what it wants to see in the society as far as corruption is concerned. Be that example; be able to say no and stand with it like Daniel. Right now, unlike in the time past, there are many Christians occupying sensitive positions at all strata of both public and private sectors. If the church people really come to a point of taking a stand against corruption, it would affect and impact Nigeria and the citizens positively.

Some people think there are too many churches in Nigeria and the best way to make money is to establish a church…

Let them go and start one. Almost every house in some parts of Nigeria is a mosque. So what is the complaint about? Multitudes still flock the roads on Sunday mornings going nowhere. Are churches enough? No. Until everybody is saved and everybody is off the street on Sunday mornings, we don’t have enough churches. So for those who are angry, they would be angry for too long because we haven’t seen churches yet. A time is coming on Sunday morning that we won’t see anybody on the street, because they would be in church. And those who go to church to make money go bankrupt before they start. Church is not a money-making platform; it is a life-raising platform.

There are many men and women who are coming out to start stronger ministries than the ones we are doing. So, you can’t say enough. Enough of what? Why don’t you say people in the market are enough? Somebody else is starting shoe or wrist watch business today in spite of the millions that are in it in Nigeria. Some barbers are just graduating today to join the company of barbers in the country already, yet we didn’t say they are enough. So, what’s the headache? My submission is that we don’t have near enough churches in Nigeria yet and the ones we have are doing well. I can tell you that there are hundreds and thousands of vibrant and Bible-believing, heaven-focused and life-changing churches, founded by genuine people who are called by God and are pursuing their callings and ours is just only a little thing out of too many, and many more would still rise, so anybody that wants to be angry can just get ready to be more angry. Church is not a money-making venture, those who are saying it is should open one and they would make a lot of money.

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GABOUREY SIDIBE-OUR BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY-WAS REDUCED TO TEARS! -FROM entertainthisusatoday.com

May 3, 2014

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Gabourey Sidibe’s speech might make you cry, too

By Ann Oldenburg May 2, 2014 5:06 pm⁠

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Gabourey Sidibe’s not shy about speaking her mind. And in a speech the actress gave at Thursday’s Ms. Foundation gala, she brought herself to tears recalling her childhood and what shaped her, reports Vulture.

It wasn’t so much about being fat. It was something else.

The Oscar-nominated actress recalled a fifth-grade party that meant a lot to her. She baked cookies for it and hoped to share them with the class. But none of the kids would eat any.

Why didn’t they like me? I was fat, yes. I had darker skin and weird hair, yes. But the truth is, this isn’t a story about … color, or weight. They hated me because… I was an a–hole!

And a “bossy” one at that.

Those kids couldn’t get a word in edgewise without me cutting them off to remind them that I was smarter, funnier, and all around wittier than them.

As she struggled to make friends, she recalled, she would pass every day by a photo in her home of her aunt, Dorothy Pitman Hughes, a feminist and activist, standing side-by-side with her lifelong friend, Gloria Steinem, their fists held high in the air.

And every day as I would leave the house … I would give that photo a fist right back. And I’d march off into battle.

The lesson she learned:

I live my life, because I dare. I dare to show up when everyone else might hide their faces and hide their bodies in shame. … If I hadn’t been told I was garbage, I wouldn’t have learned how to show people I’m talented. And if everyone had always laughed at my jokes, I wouldn’t have figured out how to be so funny. If they hadn’t told me I was ugly, I never would have searched for my beauty. And if they hadn’t tried to break me down, I wouldn’t know that I’m unbreakable.

BLACK PEOPLE! -DON’T COMMITT RACIAL SUICIDE! -BLEACH AND DIE ! – “ONLY FOOLISH BLACK PEOPLE BLEACH” -FROM 320RO.COM

April 21, 2014

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Only Foolish Black People Bleach Their Skin

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Only foolish Black people bleach their skin! That’s right. I don’t care what the excuse is; “I’m not happy, I have bad skin, I can do what I want, it’s my body”. You are foolish! Foolish because you haven’t taken the time to understand why you are Black. Instead you allow your mind to be enslaved by desires of a false reality. That is why joy will be fleeting for you and you will die only happy in the folly of your ignorance.

How many Black people know that they are the original Humans, the only true source of pure Human DNA? Not many. Instead they believe what others tell them that they were created by some Santa looking man called God or they evolved from Monkeys. Not many Black people know that they were specifically designed by the intelligence of the Universe, 99% of which exists in and is rich with Pure Dark Energy.

Pure Dark Energy of the Universe sustains us by entering our Minds at night through our Pineal Glands and produces hormones that function to regulate our Brain and Body functions. These hormones also have healing properties that repair our Cells at the DNA level. Every Cell in our bodies function in darkness but since most Black people have been fooled by others into worshiping Light they have become blinded by the Light and think that in order to live Light is all they need.

The more you are fooled by the Light it’s the more foolish you will become. Your minds will become further isolated from the healing Energies of the Universe like them and you will continue to compensate by relying on religious fantasies that hold you subservient to them because it is their creation. You will continue to hate yourself because you wish to be white like them.

You are foolish because you believe that Time and Tide is linear which means that others control you and it will never change therefore the only way to fit in is to become like them mentally and physically. The Black man has become a slave to this desire and lusts for the white woman. The Black woman thinks that in order to compete against the white woman they have to bleach their skin. They both come up with all sorts of excuses such as; it’s my body, I’m not happy, my skin is blotchy. You are foolish, foolish, foolish.

Black people, stop the madness of bleaching, whitening, and lightening your skin and have some pride in your race. You had civilizations long before any other race of people. In fact, those other races of people once had to come to you to learn how to become civilized. Any knowledgeable Black person who takes pride in his or her heritage would never try to change what the Universe gave them therefore only foolish Black people bleach their skin.

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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!

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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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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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BREAD!-NIGERIA!-CASSAVA BREAD WILL SAVE NIGERIA ATI HELP OUR FARMERS MAKE GOOD MONEY INSTEAD OF IMPORTING WHITE FLOUR FROM AMERIKKKA,MAKING THEM RICH ATI GIVING US CANCER ATI DIABETES!-REAL CASSAVA BREAD CAN BE MADE AT HOME ATI IT’S DELICIOUS ATI HEALTHY!-FROM AFRICAN-RECIPES-SECRETS.COM

February 21, 2014

FROM AFRICAN-RECIPES-SECRETS.COM

Try a Sweet Cassava Bread made with Coconut and Raisons

 

 

AARE,AARE,AARE!

AARE,AARE,AARE!

OBASANJO EATING CASSAVA BREAD!

OBASANJO EATING CASSAVA BREAD!

Cassava bread is one of the traditional African breads. It is certainly one you
should try.

Remember, cassava is just another name
for ‘Yucca’. If you’re a regular visitor,you know that Yucca root is an African staple.

We’ve already learned how to make cassava with gravy and roast cassava.

Cassava is also served as ‘fufu’ with hot pepper soup.

To make cassava bread, we will use grated cassava mixed with grated coconut. You should be able to find the grated ingredients at the oriental or Spanish store.

 


Thanks Lillian for this recipe

Here’s what you’ll need:

 

3/4 C margarine
3 eggs
2 C sugar
2 C frozen grated cassava (see tips)
1 C frozen grated coconut (see tips)
1 C All-purpose flour (sifted)
1 C milk
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 C raisons (optional)

 

 

 

Here’s what you do:

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 11×8 inch pan or a loaf pan.

Defrost your cassava and coconut at room temperature or use a microwave oven. Transfer margarine, eggs, and sugar to mixing bowl. Mix on low for one minute.

Add remaining ingredients to the bowl. Mix on high for two more minutes, scraping bowl frequently. Pour into greased pan.

Bake 40-45 minutes. Bread is ready when it leaves the sides of the pan and a wooden toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean.

Serve warm for breakfast with fruit and juice.

 


Baking Tips:

If you are short of time, you can defrost the cassava and coconut by placing the bags in a microwave.

If you live in an area where these are not available, you can buy fresh cassava and coconut and use a blender to grate it yourself.

 

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NIGERIAN WOMEN ARE BLEACHING MORE THAN ANY AFRICANS ACCORDING TO W.H.O.!-NIGERIAN ACTORS ARE BLEACHING TOO-FROM NAIRALAND.COM

February 8, 2014

FROM NAIRALAND.COM

Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by PALCHUX(m): 4:35pm On Nov 22, 2013

 

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by voltron(m): 7:55pm On Nov 22, 2013

Empress Njama

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Austeenx: 8:49pm On Nov 22, 2013

What cream are they using?

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Biim: 9:08pm On Nov 22, 2013

Austeenx: What cream are they using?

Vaseline grin

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Austeenx: 10:20pm On Nov 22, 2013

Biim:
Vaseline grin

Okay. Time to rub vaseline on my face, then.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by fruityjojo(f): 10:57pm On Nov 22, 2013

Jisoss oh Oge okoye!!!

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by alaafyn: 11:16pm On Nov 22, 2013

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Danielle22: 6:24am On Nov 23, 2013

Wif d bleachin dem no stil fyn…….bt wait oo, i dont tink empress own is bleach, it jst makeup………cos if she bleach her knuckles r supose to b lite nt dark.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by chimerase2(m): 9:37am On Nov 23, 2013

Choi! Empress be. Like one old ugly winch for ma village shocked

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by ednut1: 10:31am On Nov 23, 2013

In felas voice, ur face go yellow your yansh go black grin

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by homesteady(m): 10:53am On Nov 23, 2013

Twins bleaching grin

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by IAMBREEZY: 11:25am On Nov 23, 2013

Austeenx:

Okay. Time to rub vaseline on my face, then.

instead of your JT Alright.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Dannylux: 11:28am On Nov 23, 2013

Funny they are the ones who preach love yourself and black is beautiful blah blah blah

Black is beautiful indeed. Hypocrites grin tongue

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by DzTzl(f): 11:31am On Nov 23, 2013

yoruba actresses r worse!

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 12:00pm On Nov 23, 2013

DzTzl: yoruba actresses r worse!

oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Booty butt chic(f): 12:20pm On Nov 23, 2013

Oge okoye’s is still okay…cos she’s naturally light,and wen deres money u make ur skin clean and fresh__wat she didwink

Dat empress njamah is now sooo ugly..and she wuz in ‘I need 2 know series den ooo….naw funke her partner can fend her generation,she’s here bleachin…ewu!

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Forza p(m): 2:05pm On Nov 23, 2013

5points:
oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

buh dats d bitter truth,u dont nid to cry

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Andyblaze: 2:26pm On Nov 23, 2013

Not concrete jor!

Don’t dull on this thread just —- CLICK HERE FOR A BETTER THREAD

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Agrika(f): 5:03pm On Nov 23, 2013

What of those yoruba actresses….btw..tonto dike is naturally fair..just that she “highlightened” it a bit….those anakwe twins…hmmm..it is well

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by DzTzl(f): 8:05pm On Nov 23, 2013

5points:
oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

r u naturally lk ds cz dayum! ur attitude s soo not lady like by d way im yoruba too & wt i stated was my opinion if u dnt lk it kindly ignore, i wonder ow u feel good insulting pple over lil thnz! pshew

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Airforce1(m): 8:11pm On Nov 23, 2013

Good
The ministry is moving cheesy cheesy

Once again, Let’s kick darkness out of africa for good by bleaching tha skin if u know u darker than midnight.

Cheers..

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by preeky: 9:36pm On Nov 23, 2013

I think Oge Okoye and Tontoh Dike just cleaned up their skin and if they are bleaching then the products are mild cos they look great.These Anneke twins and Empress have to stop immediately cos its their livers they are damaging plus other internal organs.Its showing allover their faces.Empress looked nice before bleaching who misled her?Look at those three faces looking so old cos of damaged cells underneath.

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by nikkyshyne(f): 10:27pm On Nov 23, 2013

5points:
oh ye b***tch, shut ths fukccc up!
Olobo rirun, olobo gbigbe, aje buruku! Emere!
Fukingggg tribalist!!!

What is with this rubbish you’r spewing Truth hurts yea?

Calm down and carry your rotten mouth/dirty keypads out of NL.

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 10:48pm On Nov 23, 2013

DzTzl: r u naturally lk ds cz dayum! ur attitude s soo not lady like by d way im yoruba too & wt i stated was my opinion if u dnt lk it kindly ignore, i wonder ow u feel good insulting pple over lil thnz! pshew

ur nt a true son of d soil. M nt even fully yoruba o. Traitor

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 10:50pm On Nov 23, 2013

nikkyshyne: What is with this rubbish you’r spewing Truth hurts yea?

Calm down and carry your rotten mouth/dirty keypads out of NL.

since wen do d opinions of trannies count?

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Lolitua(f): 12:43am On Nov 24, 2013

d Word peace av no place in NL….price of kulikuli stable…kpomo stabu….garri xame fin…ASUU strike nko??

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Caracta: 1:08am On Nov 24, 2013

Smh @ Empress.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Nobody: 1:15am On Nov 24, 2013

Airforce1: Good
The ministry is moving cheesy cheesy

Once again, Let’s kick darkness out of africa for good by bleaching tha skin if u know u darker than midnight.

Cheers..

You are a lost cause.
A slave from birth.

Nigger!

#TeamGOM

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by Airforce1(m): 5:52am On Nov 24, 2013

god_of_music: You are a lost cause.
A slave from birth.

Nigger!

#TeamGOM

Respect your old self please..

Don’t let me insult your folks at home,
they didn’t do me anything.

Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by DzTzl(f): 9:08pm On Nov 24, 2013

5points:
ur nt a true son of d soil. M nt even fully yoruba o. Traitor

O! Lawdy Lord! *sighs* ure a block head so i gv up!

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Re: Photos Of Nigeria Actresses Who Bleached Their Skin by 5points(f): 2:55pm On Nov 25, 2013

DzTzl: O! Lawdy Lord! *sighs* ure a block head so i gv up!

oh ye punk! Back off also!!!

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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.

COMMENTS
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 !

Like · 3 · 6 hours ago

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

Like · 5 hours ago

Global African Presence
There is no such picture Lonnie.

Like · 1 · 5 hours ago

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

Like · 3 · 5 hours ago

Tedla Gebeyehu
I love this history class !

Like · 1 · 5 hours ago

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

Like · 2 · 4 hours ago

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…

Like · 4 · 4 hours ago

Viola Dawson
Because of white power’

Like · 1 · 4 hours ago

Sherrie Parrie
whites do not have POWER they have DEATH

Like · 3 · 3 hours ago

Anthony Devon Gayle
Welcoming the ENEMIES.

Like · 1 · 3 hours ago

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