The link between your hair and your power is a principle which has deep roots in African culture and spirituality, this concept has survived today in the philosophies of Rastafari among other modern Black religions. According to the oral history, the inspiration behind the notty dread look was the Mau-Mau Uprising against British colonialism; this … Continue reading Why Black Men Should Not Cut Their hair
There's something awe-inducing and damn near mystical bout Sistahs in headwraps and door knockers. Headwraps and hoops are to me what white T's and a fresh trim is to females. When I say headwraps I do not mean just something you can tell baby girl put on head because her tresses are a mess, na … Continue reading A sucker for headwraps and doorknockers
I love Black women because they are beautiful African women come in many moulds and tones. From deep dark ebony to sunshine yellow. From Afros that stand like war statues to loose springs that never forget their form and to long silky threads that loom pass hip bones. There isn't a feature, tone or quality … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why I love Black Women
Two-thirds of the worlds gold came from Africa in the medieval era, according to Richard Smith, showing the astronomical levels of mining in pre-colonial Africa and the extensive trade links that formed.
Till the leaves fall off - we sit here watching, waiting For some new excitement to enter, till the trees fall down We stare trying to remember And when the trees fall down we'll probably leave Leave behind lots of mini-memories
People wanna make a bigger deal of natural hair than it needs to be; As if natural hair bonds you somehow closer to pride in blackness, it's hard to state this when we know many people who have perms, weaves e.t.c still celebrate their blackness. James Brown for instance sang "Say it loud // Im … Continue reading The Politics of black hair?