Dear white people with dreadlocks: Some things to consider

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April 4, 2016

Black hair is a touchy subject tied to beauty, identity and politics. Whether it’s Afros and black power or cornrows and hip-hop, hairstyles associated with African-American culture can make a statement before their wearers say a word. So when whites choose a traditionally black hairstyle such as dreadlocks, it adds another layer of complexity to the issue.

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Your Beauty Standards Are Defined By You

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November 3, 2015

To hell with perfection!  To hell with whatever society’s image of “beauty” is and embrace what you’ve got. Gone are the days of my box gap, flat tummy and toned tush. Gone are the nights when I would binge eat anything I could get my hands on, only to end up hunched over the toilet trying to make myself vomit up the entire pizza I consumed (while running the shower…

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Ethiopia: New Jolie Film Puts Spotlight On Ethiopia’s Child Bride Abductions

Difret
October 28, 2015

By Emma Batha London — An Ethiopian woman whose terrifying ordeal of kidnap and rape at the hands of her would-be husband inspired Angelina Jolie’s new film Difret says she hopes her story will help end the tradition of child bride abductions. Difret, which is released in the United States on Friday, tells the story of Aberash Bekele who was put on trial for murder at the age of 14…

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On Dashikis and Face Paint: Decolonizing the African Culture Line

African women
September 11, 2015

Recently, a post written by writer Zipporah Gene posed the question, “Can Black people culturally appropriate one another? The piece accused African Americans of committing cultural appropriation in the same way white people do. Needless to say, her piece has caused quite the stir on my Facebook timeline. Though well intentioned, she missed the mark tremendously. By asserting that Black people are guilty of the same appropriation that whites are,…

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A Taste Of Nigeria ….

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March 12, 2015

The African Heritage Foundation offers you the opportunity to take your taste buds on a journey to Nigeria. Sample one or two of these products and connect with some of our culture as far as cuisine is concerned. We offer you these products at the lowest prices to be found.

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Barbados Bu’n Bu’n … much more than a book, it is a journey.

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January 15, 2015

GET YOURS NOW…FOR THEY ARE MOVING FAST!! Barbados Bu’n-Bu’n – a limited edition hardcover, hand bound collector’s book-set comprising a case with 2 volumes. The photos below just give a tiny idea of the contents…the quality is in fact, in real life, exceptional. The total page count is 656 pages with just under 1800 photographs.

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