#FBF–Cachoeira to New Orleans

Maybe a year ago, maybe more, I was going through old photos and I stopped to look through the images taken while I was studying abroad. In 2009 I spent a semester in Northeastern Brazil, my first time really living in another country. I’d visited other countries before, but for a matter of weeks, not…

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MC Elis – 6 year old Brazilian musical artist

This young girl is over here singing about: Loving her natural hair: it’s NOT dry/hard, it’s her crown as a queen Being sick of racism Pride in her Blackness: referring to herself explicitly as Black (preta) rather than one of the endless other terms that refer to color (mulata, moreninha) but try to maintain distance…

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African Heritage Diet Pyramid

I really love this: a culturally competent/relevant food guide pyramid. From kwanzaaculinarians.com:  Let the Old Ways Be Our Guide Kwanzaa begins with reaching back to build up, and that is truly what the African Heritage Diet and Oldways are all about. Oldways’African Heritage Diet Pyramid and Plates are based on the traditional diets of the African…

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  “We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.” – Carter Woodson

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