African Hairstyles-Styles of Yesterday and Today!

First, I want to show much appreciation for the beauty and style of the

black race. Among thinking about such themes, I decided to look

up books that talked about African hairstyles. I then found this

book called “African Hairstyles-Styles of Yesterday and Today.

This book discusses the hairstyles of Black Egyptians. It expressed

that ancient black Africans used beeswax to preserve their

braids and twists. Throughout the book you will also find that Black

Africans were cowrie shells and coins in their hair.

The women in the Bapoto area styled the men’s hair

in cone and mitre shapes. There’s even a presentation of

black people and their African tribes. “African Hairstyles-Styles of

Yesterday and Today” balances the Black African men and Black

African women hairstyles. You wanna see the many ways you can

do cornrows? Check out this book. You get that. You also get a

history of the African hairstyles.Some of the cornrows extend

into a bun, curve at an angle, and have red clay incorporated in it

and animal fat. These fancy African  cornrowed hairstlyes have

some type of curls embodied within them.  One particular

hairstyle show reminds me so much of the pyramids. Their

many hairstyles compliment their African facial features.

Some of their  hairstyles even accompany beads.

I love this book with all my heart. It gives fine details.

Besides the fact that it puts on a display of African hairstyles,

it lists the process of threading. It shows that you can do

a billion more things with African hairstyles than just an

ordinary one. By the way, you’ll notice Caucasians

in this book sporting hairstyles that are originally made

by Black Africans. You might want to purchase or even

borrow this book. Ladies… Gentleman…You’re gonna love it.

Information on the book

Title- African Hairstyles : Styles of Yesterday and Today

Author- Esi Sagay   Published by Heinemann in London

Ibadan, and Narobi       Copyrighted 1983.

 

 

 

 

I strutted around town in my Egyptian costume on Halloween ! (Pictures inside)

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I Tamarva, have always loved Halloween. The main reason

I love Halloween is because I get to dress up. I love, love, love

to dress up. So this year I ordered an Egytpian costume. This

costume comes with the multi-colored jewel collar, the black

and gold dress, the gold belt, and the wig.I bought the Egyptian

headdress separately. I also got the lipstick and eyeliner. I didn’t

wear the face stones until a few days after. I was not able

to duplicate the eye of horus around the lining of my eye.

I didn’t wear the fake eyelashes. I was not able to find the

perfect shoes for the outfit until I stumbled upon Payless.

I went into that store and saw some fine shiny black shoes

with a wonderful slant to them. They were $25.99. It costs

me over $50.00 for the outfit and accessories. Oh, and

Happy Belated Halloween! I was supposed to do this

post earlier. Peace!DesiSmileys.com

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The Secret of the Stones, a magic book involving black children who turn back and forth from human to stones!

 


Photo credit: Anton Vakulenko via Foter.com / CC BY-SA

I have wanted to write children’s stories for the longest.

I’ve always thought in order to write children’s I have to understand children.

I have to get inside the mind of a child. I know there are three things

important to a story: desire, obstacle, and resolution. These are

just three of the important things in a story. When I read “The Secret

of the Stones” I was truly amazed. Now let me give you a brief

synopsis. “The secret of the stones” is a story about a black

couple having no children.

They stumble upon two stones that

they take back home. These stones turned into a black orphan

boy and black orphan girl. They do all the cleaning and housework

while the black couple is out but disappear when they return.

They were spotted due to a neighbor. Yet, they had to get a

magic charm to make the children reappear briefly. Then,

they finally figure out how to take off the spell permanently,

so that the children never disappear. I love this happy story.

The whole concept of the story takes my mind to another place.

I wish this story was possible in real life. I describe the

story as mysterious. I had so much fun reading this.

The whole perspective is fresh and new. It impressed me

compared to the other children’s books I read but didn’t

get into. I rate this story a 10 out of 10 and it is number 1

out of my top 10.

The story is called “The Secret of the Stones” and it is

retold by Robert. D. San SOuci. The pictures

are by James Ransome. The publisher is Phyllis Fogelman

books and the state of publishing is New York.

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The African Holistic Health Book tells you the natural way to treat illnesses and the acheivements of black people!

What are  two more important topics in the world besides money,

a car, a house, long hair, and a thin body?  Health and black History

ofcourse. They both influence the future. So it’s best to know them

both and know them well. The book talks about illnesses like :

arthritis, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, backache,

autism, bad breath, breast cancer, broken bones, cancer, etc. He lists

herbs to help with specific illnesses from A to Z. It talks about

the accomplishments of African Americans, how the eyes can

show signs of disease, how the oldest instrument in the world

is the AFRICAN harp. The African drum language was stolen by

Caucasians. It lets you know that black people hear, sing, and

play music at a higher level because of the melanin in the

inner ear bones and great bone density and the melaninated hair.

Because black people have a high melanin content we

can taste the full range of flavor of foods, can smell the

true aromas, and have the highest psyche ability. And ofcourse,

since us black people have a built ihigh amount of melanin ,

we are protected from the sun’s uv rays. Black people have

hair shaped like the galaxy. Our eyes are brown, due to melanin

content. White people have blue eyes, green, and gray eyes

because you can see their veins in the back of their eyes. It also

goes more into the history of the black way of life. It shows that

using European customs and ways of life has destroyed black

relationships. Well, these are just quick highlights of the book.

You get way more knowledge when you read it. It’s alot to know.

It’s alot to then show. It’s way more than I’ve said here.

It’s serious business and I have faith that it can change your life

for the better.

Credit to: The book African Holistic Health by Dr. Llaila O. Afrika

 

 

 

Martin Davis, a young African American designer for General Motors designs cars!

 

 

chrysler I’ve seen so many cars. I see my top three favorite cars most

often. So I decided to look up which cars are designed by

African Americans. I knew this would be a fun topic.

So listen, his is what  I found. Martin Davis, a

black man has led the exterior lighting and design studio

for the automaker’s North American division, the team responsible

for the exterior lighting for every brand under the General Motors

umbrella.

Davis knew he had a love for design and innovation since elementary

school. HE did not like the HOT wheels and lego sets. They just

did not keep his attention. He also did not like the toys in

toy stores, so this creative black youth made his own.

The Detroit area native collected empty cardboard boxes used to transport

fruits and veggies from the grocery store. He brung them home and just

started cutting. He molded shapes with glue, tape and constructions

paper.. Their was a small closet in the entryway of his parents house,

with enough room for a chair and his creations, interior designs for

a car that includes a dashboard and center console. He invited

his friends to test drive the car and come out with a new model

once a month.

His father thought kids playing with cardboard in their

closet was a safety concern. Thus he shut the operation down.

He still sent his sketches into Ford and was just in middle school.

He waited and thought nothing would come of his work. A

Ford employee sent his work to the design department. He

got a follow up letter from the design department with some

career advice and a list of schools. HE really really wanted

to attend the College for Creative Studies in detroit , michigan

out of the choices he had been sent.

He got the design managers attention and they took his

sketches and plastered them on a 20 foot wall in his studio

at GM. The auto company allowed him the opportunity to

travel to Birmingham, England to work at an advanced

design studio that mainly focused on Cadillacs.

Davis and his team were responsible for the exterior lighting

responsibilities for three well known programs- the GMC Acadia, Chevy

Traverse, and the Buick Enclave. And as you can see,

this is a process. He worked and worked to master

his craft. You must do one step before you can make

the other . There’s more to the story of the brilliant black man

in the car designing, here:

http://www.blackpressusa.com/black-designer-lights-up-gm/

 

 

 

 

Robert Smalls, the black slave who sailed his way to freedom!

 

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Do you the different ways black slaves escaped to freedom?

Do you know about Henry Box Brown, the black man who

mailed himself to freedom? Well, in order to survive, the

black slaves had to be clever, unique, innovative and creative.

They had to have a strong will and they sure did motivate

others to freedom. This reminds me of one particular

black slave named Robert Smalls.

Robert Smalls and a crew of fellow slaves were together

without the white captain and his two mates. Now, it\

was the right time to try something clever and daring.

They slipped a cotton steamer off the dock, picked up

some family members, then slowly navigated their

way through the harbor. Smalls, doubled as the captain

even donning the captain’s wide brimmed straw hat to

help cover up his face. He then responded with proper

coded signals at two Confederate checkpoints, which includes

Fort Sumter itself and other defense positions.

It was all clear. Smalls sailed into the open seas. Once

he was outside of Confederate waters, he had

raised a white flag and surrendered his  ship to the

blockading Union fleet. In under 4 hours, Robert Smalls,

a black male slave had commandeered a heavy army

Confederate ship and its 17 black passengers from

slavery to freedom.

Can we give a round of applause to Robert Smalls for

his take charge leadership skills? He is a true

hero.

Which Slave Sailed Himself to Freedom?

The added benefits of melanin in the skin!

 

What is melanin? It is responsible for the darkness or

color in black skin. It was stated that Ghanaians/Afrikans must wear

sunscreen. But this is not so. Melanin is the great chemical that

makes Africans/Ghanaians more resistant to the sun. Every ethnicity has

melanin, but black people have more melanin. The

whiter the skin, the less melanin one has.  But Afrikans

have some serious levels of melanin. For example,

Afrikan/Ghanaian people have 12 layers of melanin. Indians,

Chinese, and Arabs have paler skin have  3 layers of melanin.

Europeans have one layer of melanin. Indian and Chinese

people burn in the sun because they only have 3 layers of melanin.

And don’t you see the pattern? The same races that the

brainwashed person glorifies is white and other non black people.

Yet, those OTHER races have a downfall. The pineal gland

secretes melanin from the sun’s rays and it is  melanin that

makes Africkan people negate the efffects of the sun rays and

therefore, do not need suncreen.

It’s the melanin in Afrikan skin that causes black people to

be naturally gifted in maths, physics, sports, science and other

elements. It causes Afrikan children to have intelligence that

supercedes Whites, Indians, Chinese people and Arabs.

Melanin causes serotonin to flow more effectively in

the waking stage to experience more spirituality.

The less melanin a person has, the more calcified

the pineal gland, and the less access the individual

has to the spiritual world. This explains why Afrikan people

value the creater. Melanin allows for viewing the color spectrum

alot better as well. So, melanin is powerful. Melanin is

potent. It is responsible for the wonderful and great.

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