Posts Tagged ‘THE BLACK RACE’

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY OOOOOO!-GABOUREY SIDIBE WITH AFRICAN BRAIDS Oooooo!

June 14, 2016

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YORUBAS OOOOO!—MUHAMMAD ALI IN YORUBA DRESS PLAYING THE TALKING DRUM,1964

June 8, 2016

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The Champ, The Greatest has joined our ancestors. Sleep well , Mohammed Ali Jan 17 1942 – Jun 3 2016. He is pictured here during his 1964 visit to West Africa, wearing the Yoruba traditional outfit for men, and playing the gangan Yoruba talking drum. The world has lost another gem.

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Omigbule Bukola

orun re, akoni lo!
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Opeyemi Ajoke Adebisi

MAY HE RIP
5 June at 14:32

Yemisi Alabi

RIP
Sunday at 20:59

A Soldier’s Veve

Elatchê! Now maybe we can get some help down here.
Monday at 00:31

Adé Túnjí

R. I. P. THE UNDISPUTED CHAMPION
Monday at 15:01

Elugbadebo John

R . I . P
Monday at 15:29

Alex Flowers

Ali is missed
Monday at 16:27

Adegboyega Shamsideen Thompson

Ęgbon wā, Momodu, Ę Sùn ‘Rē O…
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BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY WINS MISS USA TITLE!–Deshau Barber Crowned Miss USA 2016 | MadameNoire — GOOD BLACK NEWS

June 7, 2016

BLACK WOMEN OOOOOO!–“CURVES,CLOTHES AND COLORED GIRLS…” BY MENELIK CHARLES ON FACEBOOK

June 3, 2016

FROM MENELIK CHARLES ON FACEBOOK

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Curves, clothes and colored girls…

Whether petite ‘n’ chic, medium ‘n’ marvelous, or thick ‘n’ delicious, Black women carry off clothes like Father Christmas carrying a sack load of presents. He makes it look so easy. The weird thing with many Black women is that the ‘trashy’ women among them often look just as delicious as the sought-after Black dimes.

This is because Black women start off with noticeable genetic and aesthetic advantage over women of other races. That is, more attractive features, skin coloring, and a slow ageing process means the only real difference between a trashy-looking Black woman and a classy-looking one are the clothes!

But even then, trashy clothes often look spectacularly sexy on Black women because of those crazy colored-girl curves, and their cat-like, elegant, auras!

Cosmetic surgery, lip implants, sun beds and Botox are scant consolation for other races of women in this respect. The advantages Black women have are overwhelming and insurmountable. The one area which is, sadly, proving to be the undoing of many Black-American and Caribbean women is their general lack of feminine attitude, and behavior.

So while ‘clothes maketh the man’, it is the feminine personality (not her clothes) which maketh the woman. I sometime wonder whether Black women of America and the Caribbean will ever truly realise and appreciate this simple fact. But that’s a subject for another day.

In the mean time let’s just enjoy the kaleidoscope of color, clothes and curves our sisters present to us each and every day…and be thankful :)

(c) Menelik Charles.

BLACK SKINNED BEAUTY FROM FACEBOOK

May 19, 2016

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AREGBESOLA OOOO!- PHOTO NEWS: Aregbesola Visits African Heritage Research Library AND Cultural Centre,ADEYIPO VILLAGE,IBADAN,OYO STATE-FROM OSUN DEFENDER NEWSPAPER

March 4, 2016

DOLLS!-BLACK DOLLS MATTER !#2

January 23, 2016

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Dane Calloway with Nikki Rushing.

Would you buy this doll for your daughter if I told you where to get it?

( There are two black woman owned companies that make these authentic Afrocentric dolls and here is the first one that I highly recommend: http://www.naturalgirlsunited.com/natural-hair-dolls.html What she does is customize your doll, from the style of hair she has, to the outfit she wears…this lady is amazing! )

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Vanessa Smith Absolutely!!!

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BLACK DOLLS MATTER!# 1—FROM FACEBOOK-JOHN TIFASE SOMORIN HOWELL ATIFROM NATURALGIRLSUNITED.COM/NATURAL-HAIR-DOLLS.HTML

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Dane Calloway's photo.
Dane Calloway with Nikki Rushing.

Would you buy this doll for your daughter if I told you where to get it?
( There are two black woman owned companies that make these authentic Afrocentric dolls and here is the first one that I highly recommend: http://www.naturalgirlsunited.com/natural-hair-dolls.html What she does is customize your doll, from the style of hair she has, to the outfit she wears…this lady is amazing! )
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Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith Absolutely!!!

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BLACK DOLLS MATTER!# 1—FROM FACEBOOK-JOHN TIFASE SOMORIN HOWELL ATIFROM NATURALGIRLSUNITED.COM/NATURAL-HAIR-DOLLS.HTML

from facebook-JOHN TIFASE SOMORIN HOWELL

Dane Calloway's photo.
Dane Calloway with Nikki Rushing.

Would you buy this doll for your daughter if I told you where to get it?
( There are two black woman owned companies that make these authentic Afrocentric dolls and here is the first one that I highly recommend: http://www.naturalgirlsunited.com/natural-hair-dolls.html What she does is customize your doll, from the style of hair she has, to the outfit she wears…this lady is amazing! )
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Vanessa Smith

Vanessa Smith Absolutely!!!

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OYOTUNJI=A YORUBA VILLAGE

January 21, 2016

Monday, 24 February 2014

Follow the historical timeline of the Oyotunji African Village located near Sheldon, Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA

His Roya Highness Oba (King) Ofuntola Oseijeman Adelabu Adefunmi I was born Walter Eugene King on October 5, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He graduated from Cass Technical High School.
He was originally baptized into Christianity at Hartford Avenue Baptist Church at age 12.
He began the serious persuit of art and dance at Cass Tech. and at the Detroit Urban League. He began African studies at age 16 to begin his great quest for the gods of Africa.
His Exposure to African religion with the association with the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe at the age of 20.
He traveled to Haiti the same year.
He founded the order of Damballah Whedo, Ancestor Priest in Harlem the following year.
On Aguat 26, 1959, he became the first African American to become fully initiated into the Orisa-Vodun African priesthood, by African Cubans in Matanzas, Cuba. This marked the beginning of the spread of Yoruba religion and culture among the African Americans.
With a few followers, and after dissolution of the Order of Damballah Whedo, he founded the Sango temple in New York city. He incorporated the African Theological Archministry in 1960.
The Sango Temple was relocated and remnamed the Yoruba Temple the same year
He introduced the Danshiki and began small scale manufacture of African attire in the summer of 1960.
He founded the Yoruba Academy for the academic study of Yoruba history, religion and language in 1961.
He opened the Ujamaa Market in 1961 beginning tword African boutiques which, like the Danshiki, spread throughout African American communities. Photo courtesy of jakukonbit.com
He published pamthlets ; The Yoruba Religion, The Yoruba state and the tribal origins of The African American. He participated in the Black Nationalist rallies of the 1960’s
during that time he formed the African Nationalist Independence Partition Party aimed at establishing “an African state in America by 1972! :Actual photo of RNA Baba Oseijeman in rear.
He designed A flag with red, gold and green bars; the gold emblazoned with a black ancient Egyptian ankh. The Yoruba temple would march thru the streets with flag and drums headed to the 67 Worlds Fair.
In the fall of 1970, he founded the Yoruba Village of Oyotunji in Beaufort County South Carolina, and began the careful reorganization of the Orisa vodu priesthood along the traditional Nigerian lines.
Add captHe was initiated to the Ifa priesthood by Oluwa of Ijeun at Abeokuta, Nigeria, in Agust of 1972.ion
He opened the first official Ogboni Parliament of Oyotunji Chiefs and land owners in 1973, and later that year founded the Igbimolosa ( Priest Council) to organize laws and rules and to adjudicate disputes among Orisa-Vodun priest.
Later in 1973 Oba Oseijeman commenced the construction of the Osagiyan Palace at Oyotunji.
HRM. Oba Oseijeman Adefunmi I has been called The Father of the Cultural Restoration Movement in N.America.
In 1981 Oba Efuntola was sponsored by the Caribbean Visual Arts and Research Center to present a paper at a conference of Orisa-Vodu priests at the Univeristy of Ile-Ife,Nigeria.
Oba ofuntola was presented to His Divine Royal Majesty King Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II the “Ooni” of the ancient city of Ife, who ordered the Ife chiefs to perform coronation rights on him.
Thus Oba Ofuntola Oseijeman Adefunmi became the first of the line of Yoruba Kings consecrated by the Ooni of Ife.
In the summer of 1993 Oba Ofuntola was recognized as the oldest living Babalawo in the USA and became the Araba of Ijo Orunmila Igbo Mimo.
Later in 1993 Oba Ofuntola became the only Official representative of traditional African religion to address the Parliament of World Religions in the 100 yrs of the organization. African delagation pictured in rear right corner.
Oba Adefunmi’s Oyotunji Village has fostered the establishment of Yoruba temples in New York, Connecticut,Philadelphia, Indiana,Florida,Los Angeles, North Carolina ,Texas,Georgia,Milwaukee.
Oba Ofuntola and the Oyotunji village have initiated over 300 priest into the ministries of Orisa-Vodu.
In doing so, he has restored to the African American the ancient sacred priesthood of Orunmila,Esu,Ogun,Oya,Obatala,,Sango and Olokun.
Oyotunji has restored to the African American the anciet right of Gelede ( recognized by UNESCO) and Egungun Ancestor worship.

Photo Credits: http://www.oyotunji.org/

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  1. Thank U,this is helpful info. We give thanks.

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  2. Iba ara torun Oba Ofuntola Oseijeman Adefunmi I…

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  3. What a man does for himself… Dies with him, what he does for others remains…and is Eternal!

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  4. What a man does for himself… Dies with him, what he does for others remains…and is Eternal!

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BLACK, BEAUTIFUL BLACK!–“BLUE-BLACK”–A POEM BY MENELIK CHARLES ON FACEBOOK

January 21, 2016

from menelik charles on facebook

‘Blue-Black’ has typically been…

A phrase which suggested one was ‘ugly’ in Black America. But I have a much better interpretation of the phrase: ‘beautiful’.

Can I get a witness?

(c) Menelik Charles.

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Charles Reaves
Charles Reaves Very lovely.
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Sandra Golding
Sandra Golding Beautiful..
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Sharon Cooper-Walker
Sharon Cooper-Walker Beautiful! Sudan perhaps?
Nathan Hare

Nathan Hare Witness. Witness.

 

BLACK HISTORY!-DR. YOSEF A. BEN-JOCHANNAN HAS GONE HOME!–SUN RE OOOOOO!

April 16, 2015

BLACK PEOPLE! –DR YOSEF A. A.. BEN JOCHANNAN HAS GONE HOME!

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While there is no dismissing the glorious encomiums for the late Dr. Yosef A.A. ben-Jochannan—and they were as full of praise as the many dispensers—the priceless item at his more than three-hour funeral service at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem was the printed program. One thing was certain upon being lucky enough to get one was the prediction that they would not have a sufficient supply for the massive turnout.
An even safer prediction was that many of the hundreds of admirers of the great scholar would not be able to get in the church in the first place, and like the overflow crowd at the wake and viewing on Thursday, many had to settle for the celebration outside the church at the end of the services.

Professor James Small had the awesome responsibility of moderating the “service of commemoration and the Initiation into the Duat,” as the ceremony was called. Looking at the long list of speakers, performers and proclamations he advised the participants that “you have two minutes for your remarks,” he said, “and only Dr. Jeffries can have an extended African two minutes.” It brought the expected laughter from a packed church, especially from those familiar with Dr. Leonard Jeffries’ long, history-laden speeches. And later he and his wife, Dr. Rosalind Jeffries, would speak in tandem, both stressing an “African identity” and keeping to the limits.
“Dr. Ben is not gone, he’s right here,” said veteran activist and cultural maven Camille Yarbrough during her delivery of the libations. She asked the audience to “just breathe” deeply and reflect on Dr. Ben’s spirit.
After the collective breath was exhaled, Minister Akbar Muhammad was called to the podium and, for the most part, he read a message from Minister Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. It was a message of unity and solidarity with understanding that Dr. Ben was a historian “from whose lessons we can learn from the past.”
Listening to someone read from the Book of Vindication must have been a first time experience for most of those in attendance. And it was during this reading that “Mut the mother of heaven” was mentioned and “heaven” would be almost a running gag for the rest of the ceremony, particularly where it was variously located by different speakers.
Professor Small, a leopard skin print draped over his shoulders, kept things moving at a good clip, and often dropping his own observations of his mentor. “Dr. Ben gave us the foundation to understand our eternity,” he remarked before asking Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, III to read the obituary. Among the highlights of Dr. Ben’s enormously productive 96 years—he joined the ancestor on March 19—Butts recalled was that he was a versatile genius who wrote more than 40 books. “He will be remembered as a brilliant historian, committed to the uplift and enlightenment of the global African community. He will also be remembered as charismatic with an enormous sense of humor. And at the same time, as being straight, forthright, and even confrontational if he detected lies, deceit, or falsehoods.”

 
Olivia Holloway ·

Dr Ben will always be important to myself and a great many more every last one of us is grateful for opening our eyes to the glorious ness of who we really are as a people his spirit will forever be with us
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Dellin J. Cooke ·

i owe such much of my understanding to Dr.Ben was in the darkness to my existence as a black man in America thought the bible was the truth an I was the this descendant of a slave with no past just the one that the Europeans wrote for me. Dr.Ben showed me I had a history an knew GOD long before this faireytale book f lies Dr.Ben an Dr.Clarke will never be forgotten.
Delinda Wills Thomas ·

Thanks so much for the LIVE STREAM of Dr. Ben’s celebration of his life and for allowing me to meet family members, historians, ministers, attorneys, and others who talked about the realities his life and works,..Dr. Ben taught me the truths about me, my people and opened my mind to further research, readings, teachings to carry the African Centered baton of his findings,..He will always live on through me and others,..
Nefertina Abrams ·

The Great Pharaoh is on his journey sent with great love, admiration and respect, I was blessed to attend the Wake which was phenominal… I laughed, I cheered, I cried, I sighed, but most of all I Gave Thanks for his life and his legacy…
Aku A King

Yes….just as there were hundreds clamoring to be a part of this moment, physically….. I, like many others, were there as we “watched”, very closely, every movement on and offstage…thanks to AMSTERDAM NEWS and LIVESTREAM…… We were THERE…..and we are STILL there….. AKOBEN!!!!

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