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Sunday Shout-out: South Sudan
My husband the gladiator.

Sunday Shout-out: South Sudan

My husband the gladiator.

— 4 days ago with 3 notes
#knees weak  #Husband Tag  #South Sudan  #Pan African  #Gladiator 
South Africa: 
Mosotho man in traditional clothing
Photo by Danny K

South Africa:

Mosotho man in traditional clothing

Photo by Danny K

— 4 days ago with 11 notes
#Basotho  #Mosotho  #African men  #Basotho Blanket  #African style  #Southern Africa 

Sunday mention: War in the Central African Republic (Full Length Documentary) by ViceNews

I have paused from blogging but had to post this video that helped me better understand the current underreported crisis in the CAR.

I normally do Sunday Shout-outs but I hope you can understand why this is not necessarily a “Shout-out”.  

I also understand that we are all wary when such conflicts are the only stories the world focuses on when it comes to Africa but we can’t ignore when they do occur.  It is imperative that we understand the root of many of these conflicts (read on South Sudan too please) and as always we find that there are many outside forces bent on making sure Africans can never have stable nations.

 

— 4 days ago with 17 notes
#Africa  #Central African Republic  #Civil conflict  #France  #Religion  #christianity in Africa  #Islam in Africa  #Francophone  #French imperialism 
I have found more love, acceptance, inspiration, education and wisdom from the blogs I follow and those that follow me…

…than I have ever had from my own family and I’ll probably never ever meet any of you.

I hear you are all called “Black Tumblr” but I consider you my family.  Thank you.

#notBloggingLatelyButHadToSayThis

— 5 days ago with 14 notes
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ON Tuesday, Gloria Steinem turns 80.

Do not bother to call. She’s planning to celebrate in Botswana. “I thought: ‘What do I really want to do on my birthday?’ First, get out of Dodge. Second, ride elephants.”

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Gail Collins: NY Times

Gloria Steinem, there’s much more to do in Botswana like meet the people and find out why (and how) women are faring in one of the most peaceful countries on earth. Secondly, our wild animals are not for your amusement, no matter how famous you may be in America. How about finding out what women in Botswana do (or don’t do) on their 80th birthdays?

Sincerely,

A proud African woman from Southern Africa who’s tired of our wild animals being bothered and our people not being bothered about.

— 3 weeks ago with 9 notes
An Open Letter to Africa's Leaders - →

b-sama:

I urge our leaders to draw from the lessons of the past, but also to heed current realities. And to look ahead to what the future is calling forth – because this new development agenda will affect the lives of millions of our people at a very critical time for Africa.

I encourage leaders to take a strong stand for fundamental human rights, and advance the trajectory for basic freedoms.

This means pushing for three priorities that lie at the heart of sustainable development: the empowerment of women and gender equality; the rights and empowerment of adolescents and youth; and the sexual and reproductive health and rights of all people.



Read the original article on Theafricareport.com : An Open Letter to Africa’s Leaders - Joaquim Chissano, former President of Mozambique | Soapbox 
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(via fuckyeahmozambique)

— 2 months ago with 16 notes

Sunday Shout-out: Democratic Republic of Congo

Werrason’s dancers take stage.

*The last two ladies, (who also have a solo set with the incredible gentleman) Linda and Bibisia, are my role-models and heroes.  If I could hold court half as well as Bibisia I would be a very content woman.  Sadly, I have not seen them performing with Werrason lately.  Bibisia grew disgruntled with the band and favouritism within the group apparently :-(

Watch an interview of the ladies here. (in Lingala and French)

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#Werrason  #Democratic Republic of Congo  #Congolese music  #Congolese dancers  #African dancing  #Dancing  #African music 

Sunday Shout-out: Mali

Vintage portraits of women of Mali in the market, on Air Mali (flying from Niger)

Photos by Eliot Elisofon

— 2 months ago with 526 notes
#Mali  #Malian women  #Vintage Africa  #Portraits  #African women  #Natural hair  #Beautiful women  #African beauty  #West Africa 
Sunday Shout-out: Mali
Vintage image of a gorgeous Bamana woman. (exact date unspecified)
Photo by: Eliot Elisofon

Sunday Shout-out: Mali

Vintage image of a gorgeous Bamana woman. (exact date unspecified)

Photo by: Eliot Elisofon

— 2 months ago with 59 notes
#Mali  #Malian woman  #Bamana people  #West Africa  #Vintage Africa  #African beauty  #Natural hair  #African hairstyles  #Cornrows 

Sunday Shout-out: Democratic Republic of the Congo

The photography of Joseph Makula

Joseph Makula (born 1929) was a photographer from (then) Belgian Congo.

After joining the Force Publique, Makula served on the army newspaper, Sango ya biso, and in a military photographic laboratory. He left the army in 1956, and later joined the Congopresse agency, as their first African photographer.

He continued to work for Congopresse after independence, training a new generation of Zairean photographers. In 1968, Congopresse closed down and Makula set up his own business, Photo Mak, operating in Lemba, Kinshasa, until 1991.

— 2 months ago with 76 notes
#Democratic Republic of Congo  #Joseph Makula  #Kinshasa  #Photography  #African photographers  #Africa 1960s 
Swaziland:
Swazi troops of 1991 Swaziland Smoke Company wait at Castellammare for transit to Anzio, where they were to create smokescreens to shield the invasion area from the enemy, January 1944.

Swaziland:

Swazi troops of 1991 Swaziland Smoke Company wait at Castellammare for transit to Anzio, where they were to create smokescreens to shield the invasion area from the enemy, January 1944.

— 2 months ago with 13 notes
#Swaziland  #Swazis  #WWII  #Africa in WWII  #African militaries 
British propaganda poster from the Second World War, part of a series depicting service personnel from the colonial empire. This one features a soldier of the Royal West African Frontier Force. The names of the colonies appear on either side.

British propaganda poster from the Second World War, part of a series depicting service personnel from the colonial empire. This one features a soldier of the Royal West African Frontier Force. The names of the colonies appear on either side.

— 2 months ago with 23 notes
#Africa in WWII  #british colonialism  #WWII  #African colonies