10 of the Best historical Landmarks that Highlight Black History!

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Well, we know black history is 365 days a year. February is too
limited. Black History is one of the most important subjects
to know. Knowing our history allows us not to be lost in a
sea of illusion. So when I find out some things about black
history I’m ready to let the world know.

If you go to Alabama, you’re in for a treat. You might have the
chance to visit the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. This museum
was the first to save the information on the history of the modern
civil rights movement. The building chronicles the Freedom Rides, the Children’s March and more key historic moments. You can find it located at the city’s CIvil Rights District across the street from 16th Street Baptist Church.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum. The jazz
museum is deeply rooted in African AMerican history.

The National Civil Rights Museum is the site built around the
Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in 1968. It
also has the boarding house from which his assassin James Earl
Ray fired the shot.

The DUsable Museum of African AMerican History is one of the
nation’s top museums of African AMerican History. They give
details on the history of blacks in the Armed Services.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the
nation’s largest black history museum and schedules exhibits on
African AMericans in science to liberation. This is the spot to
see when you go to Detroit, Michigan.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is located
on the OHio River and has this view of the waterway that
represented freedom for runaway slaves fleeing from Kentucky
on the south shore. The exhibits there include a slave pen and
a film narrated by Oprah Winfrey.

The Museum of African American History is located in Boston and
Nantucket, Massuchesetts. One of the two buildings that is involved
in the museum’s Boston campus, the African Meeting House was built
by black artisans and echoes the history. Go there and you can stand
in the same pulpit were Frederick DOuglass stood.

The Museum of the African Diaspora is San Francisco. This particular
institution is centered around the idea that all humanity can trace
back it’s roots to the African continent.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American
History and CUlture is in Baltimore. The building’s peculiar
desicn was inspired by a slave ship. It was built by one of
the country’s leading African American architects Philip G.
Freelon who is also planning the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The International Civil RIghts Center & Museum is another historical
landmark for Black History. One of the most important
moments in the civil rights movement occured in 1960 when 4
college students did a sit in at a WOolworh Counter after
they were refused service because of their race.

This information sounds all around interesting and I will
be glad when I can travel to these specific locations. There
are some things I need to see there and some knowledge I need
to take away from there.


I got my face painted and it shows off my style!

Tamarva's face painted

Well, I love things that are beautiful. I love being beautiful. I love to dress up and jazz up different body parts. This time I chose to jazz up my face. I went to a festival where this lady had a paint set. I asked her if she would use the colors red and green for my face paint. She agreed. She didn’t have a book of face paint designs and she
just went with the flow. I guess she just looked at me and
knew my style. Everybody she painted had a different design too. I love my face paint. This picture was a result of her wiping my face with a wipe, painting over my face, and brushing my face with a powder-like substance. It cost 5 dollars. And face painting is a great way to show off.

My very short pixie hairstyle is suitable for my oval face shape!

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It was a long drawn out process to get my hair done. At first my hair wouldn’t go straight or form curls. Now it does both. I went to a hairstylist. She used Pravana Detox Shampoo to remove any residue from my hair. Then, she used the PRavana Vivids Color Protect Conditoner and added castor oil to it. The castor oil was added due to my porous hair. The ratio was
2 tablespoons of conditioner to the 1/2 tablespoon of castor oil. She let the conditioner process under the dryer for 20 minutes. She rinsed my hair first with luke warm water, then cold water. Then, she styled my hair as usual into a pixie style. Oh, and let me not forget. SHe clipped my split ends. The style suited my oval shaped face. It was definitely meant for me to have. All you see is design. I have it curled in the smallest curls. The curls hug my head.
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My Henna Tattoo is Fashionable but Not Permanent!

I love to see tattoos. I love singer Rihanna’s tattoos. I love the thought of having musical notes and symbols tattooed along my neck. I mean there are an infinite amount of brilliant tattoos for your visual pleasure. That brings me to my point of discussion.

I was recently at the Northend Festival in Detroit, Michigan and got a henna tattoo! This was new for me because I never ever heard of a henna tattoo until then. I heard of henna for the hair, for the longest time though. Well, enough about that. For those of you who
don’t know, a henna tattoo is made with a colored gel that is squeezed from a tube and drawn on your body. I got this HENNA tattoo just yesterday. The young lady who drew it saw a picture of a tattoo on a woman’s hand and just started drawing it out on my left hand. It was full of detail, appealing to the eyes, and so darn elegant!

I was careful with what I touched because I didn’t want to
mess up the whole thing. The corner of my design on my finger got smudged right away a tad bit. But forget that. The henna tattoo is banging. I recommend it for those who’ve always loved to see tattoos and don’t want a permanent one.

I washed my hands and the design’s thick gel like consistency wore off. The thing is that it still left an imprint like something with a strong foundation. This is day two and the tattoo’s imprint is still there.

SKin cancer slams those with fair skin, blue or green eyes, blond, red, or light brown hair! Read on!

If you have fair skin, blue or green eyes, blond, red, or light brown hair you are more of

a skin cancer statistic. These people typically get more skin cancer than other groups

of people. Skin cancer is a beast.


THe Jabali Acrobats are African Acrobats that are so good they tour with the Harlem Globetrotters!

Jabali AcrobatsDo you know one way to get in  good shape? Do Acrobatics that is. It  gives the body a workout and flaunts flexibility. How many African acrobats do you know of? Do you at least know of the Jabali Acrobats?

These particular  Aacrobats are African Acrobats. They are originally from Mombassa, Kenya. They blend fast paced movement, music, dance, and acrobatic elegance to put on a full stage theatrical extravaganza.

Their most exciting performances shows the link between athletics and the arts. The  incredible acrobatics,contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and chair balancing skill of these performers turns to dance, with the Congo Snake Dance, The Flaming Limbo Bar Dance, Skip Rope Footwork techniques and comedy to the most powerful music.

In addition to theatrical  performances, stage shows and festivals worldwide the Jabali Acrobats perform NBA and College halftimes and go visit places often with the Harlem Globetrotters. Other performances involve a special invitation to put on a show for President Clinton in the White House, the Big Top Universal Circus, the Big Apple Circus in New York, E.S.P.N Sports Television Network, Crook and Chase Show, and the Late Night with David Letterman.

So, have you seen this group? Have you seen them in person? I would love to see them perform. Two thumbs up to them for mastering acrobatics.