This Is Dee

"Out of the huts of history's shame, I rise. Up from a past that's rooted in pain, I rise. I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide. Welling and swelling, I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear. I rise. Into a daybreak that's wondrously clear. I rise. Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave. I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise.
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This is so cute! 😘

Sierra Leonean female dancers

What a beauty!

What a beauty!

chamjack:

Black men are Handsome, Beautiful skin.. I adore

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Loving my natural hair!

Loving my natural hair!

sw-speaks:

Sometimes as Christians we wonder why ‘good’ people have to die? Sometimes we question God when tragedies take place in the world because it seems as if it’s unfair that these things happen to normal people just like you and me. A flight within a country lasting only 45 minutes turned into a tragedy killing over 190 people. It’s a very sad situation but things like this make me appreciate the fact that I’m still alive today because I am no better than the people on that plane. Neither do I deserve to be here today any more than any of them, it’s only by God’s grace that we are all still alive today. We take a lot of simple, everyday things for granted such as waking up in the morning. But things like these are a gift from God, they are blessings which we should embrace and take upon ourselves to at least say ‘Thank-you’. I pray that God will comfort the families of those in Nigeria. It’s sad to see something like this happening in one of the countries I hold as heritage but I truly believe that we should never blame God for what happens in life. God is good. Sometimes things happen which we can’t explain, but God knows why.

May their souls R.I.P.

sabisierraleone:

Cassava Leaves

(via suprememorani)

So very true! Im sure he meant Black people in general, not just Africans Quote from The Book of Negroes.

The Man I Love by Rokia Traoré 

Natural Hair FTW!

Stylish Yoruba gentleman, Meko, Nigeria circa 1970.

Image Courtesy of the Smithsonian Archive.

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