Forgive. Love. Stomp. Believe.
Anna Dede Yokuah Teye from Ghana, and this is my mantra:

FORGIVE those who've forgotten you.
LOVE those who need you. STOMP on those who doubt you. BELIEVE in those who believe in you. Steps to an African euphoric state

Follow me on twitter and on Instagram: @DedeYokuah
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(via ig: _washingtonavestyles)
(via ig: _washingtonavestyles)

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afrikanattire:

Launched last month, Wafrica — Africa plus wa for Japan — has unveiled a range of kimono handcrafted in an array of African cotton fabrics that would seem to be a million miles from the subtle silks more commonly associated with traditional Japanese dress. Yet despite the orange comets and flashes of lightning tearing across a moss-green background, and the tribal swirls in colors that recall the sun-drenched African soil, the prints blend seamlessly into the kimono form before they surprise Japanese shoppers with their foreign origin.

The cultural cocktail is the brainchild of Serge Mouangue, a Tokyo-based concept- car designer for Nissan, who joined forces with Kururi, a Tokyo-based kimono- maker, to produce the traditional Japanese attire in 18 African prints sourced in markets from Nigeria to Senegal.

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Serge Mouange introduces the WAfrica concept and kimono (Fashion show)

Le kimono Africain: Serge Mouangue TED talks

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yarrahs-life:

Dark skin girls 101

This is me every time I look into the mirror. At the end of the day, you only allow those sticks and stones to hurt you. Yes it does become overbearing to see those ugly dark skin hashtags on twitter, and see how much hate is tossed your way just because you are natural and your skin is drenched in melanin. But honestly, God loved you enough and thought you were beautiful enough to create in the first place. Don’t let them ever make you believe otherwise.

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1beautybychoice:

Carry On…
Annani model

1beautybychoice:

Carry On…

Annani model

Reblogged from 18-15n-77-30w, Posted by beautiesofafrique.

In Ghana, the display of gold at the Ashanti king’s jubilee in 1995 was unsurpassed in splendor. This Adioukrou Queen Mother, attending the jubilee, indicates her status by wearing gold turtle & crocodile talismans in her hair. Magnificently bedecked in gold jewelry & wearing gold dust makeup, she exhibits her husband’s substantial authority & worth.
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In Ghana, the display of gold at the Ashanti king’s jubilee in 1995 was unsurpassed in splendor. This Adioukrou Queen Mother, attending the jubilee, indicates her status by wearing gold turtle & crocodile talismans in her hair. Magnificently bedecked in gold jewelry & wearing gold dust makeup, she exhibits her husband’s substantial authority & worth.

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theattractiveboys:

Broderick Hunter

theattractiveboys:

Broderick Hunter

Reblogged from aniomapikin, Posted by shereignsnow.

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Reblogged from devoutfashion, Posted by darvinasafo.
darvinasafo:

#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…
This is Amerikkka 2014
ICONIC

darvinasafo:

#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…

This is Amerikkka 2014

ICONIC

Anonymous asked:
You dont get to change the definition of a word to benefit your world view. Racism is treating someone badly based on their race. People need to wake the fuck up and stop hating people for things they cant control...

polyamaura:

And you don’t get to ignore the systematic inequalities and cultural practices that have created that definition just because it’s convenient to yours. Linguistics is a field hugely dominated by rich old white men who look down on the languages and practices of people of color. And it has been for centuries. For most of the modern era it’s also condemned any dialect that grew out of communities of color because they’re “lesser” or “improper.” If I have learned anything by actually looking at the world around me it’s not to trust a system that is dominated by rich old white men. And if you’re going to try and tell me that some stodgy old white guys who went to fuckin’ Oxford or Harvard or some shit know more about what constitutes racism than academic scholars of color who experience it then you’re not even trying to think critically. Go ahead and passively support white supremacy if that’s how it’s gonna go.

Your argument about “hating people for things they can’t control” is reductive and ignorant. First, it ignores a huge inequality between the anger of the oppressed to the violence of the oppressor. They’re not the same. They never will be. There are not centuries of violence and oppression and silencing of white people for being white. There is not active police brutality and murder against white teens because their whiteness makes them “threatening.” There is no legislative system in place to keep people of color above white people.

Also, people of color don’t just go up to random white people and say shit like “I hate you for being white” without a reason. They hate and distrust whiteness as a system and a culture and a dominant oppressive group. If somebody tells you they hate you on the grounds of your whiteness chances are hella high that you deserved it because your behavior was unacceptable and racist. And the attitude of “wow these people of color are so radical, unreasonable, and racist towards me, a sad oppressed white person” is totally a reason for them to distrust and hate you. You’re part of the problem.

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Reblogged from citizins, Posted by travislittle.
travislittle:

HOW TO HAVE A COOL RELATIONSHIP:
1. Find a girl that’s just as dope as you…
2. Become best friends
3. Then do dope random stuff together
thandiwe : ig @thandiiiiitravislittle: ig @poetry_tl

^^^

travislittle:

HOW TO HAVE A COOL RELATIONSHIP:

1. Find a girl that’s just as dope as you…

2. Become best friends

3. Then do dope random stuff together

thandiwe : ig @thandiiiii
travislittle: ig @poetry_tl

^^^

Kerry being the realest chick since forever | Save the last dance (2001)

Loved this movie so many reasons, but Kerry’s character just killed it

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Thank you so much!  

Thank you so much!  

Five Facts about Me

  • I spent my childhood (from when I was 4 till when I was 12) in Damascus, Syria
  • I always knew I had a lil womanist in me as a kid because I refused to let people think that my brother was better than me at doing things just because he was a boy
  • My big dream is to become Minister of Women’s Affairs in Ghana
  • I love Ghana, despite all the heart-ache and head-ache it gives me
  • I have a man I adore, because he makes it very clear that I do not need him in order to be phenomenal. He respects my craziness and forces me to grow

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