#Black HistorySeries - Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received three Golden Globe awards, a Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for the historical war drama film Glory (1989) and Best Actor for his role as a corrupt cop in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). Washington has received much critical acclaim for his film work since the 1990s, including his portrayals of real-life figures such as South African anti-apartheid activist Steve #Biko in Cry Freedom (1987), Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X in #MalcolmX (1992), boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter in The Hurricane (1999), football coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000), poet and educator Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007), and drug kingpin Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007). He has been a featured actor in the films produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and has been a frequent collaborator of directors Spike Lee and the late Tony Scott. In 2016 he was selected as the recipient for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. - wikipedia.org #DenzelWashington
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So true. In fact, before soap was made Africans had been using a special type of leaf to bath with which suds up on contact with water. The other side of the story was that Europeans didn’t bath because Most of Europe is cold and they were unaware that soap existed as well as undeveloped heating technology. The only people that bathed were the Japanese and Africans and eventually the Greeks.
Did you know that Africans descendants rarely got head lice because of our hair follicle unlike Asian and European hair is shaped like a bean as opposed to a round circle or oval shape and because we use hair products and chemicals that head lice hate. Head Lice can’t rarely attach to our odd shaped hair follicles and when they do it’s usually in less developed Countries with in Africa but rarely outside of Africa.
Read the below article which explains that Africans get head lice but neglects to explain why as I have already done.
The location of these hills is about 24 kilometres southwest of Akure the Ondo state capital.
The town is divided into Viz, the new settlement which is at the foot of the hills and Oke-Idanre the old settlements on the top of the hills.
There is the hill top sanctuary of Idanre, which consists of about 640 steps. These necessitated the construction of five resting posts along the steps to the top. At the top of the hill, there is an intriguing footprint, which is widely believed to enlarge or contract to accommodate every foot. It is as well believed that anybody whose foot does not exactly fit into the footprint is considered to be a witch or a wizard.
The cultural relics in term of gods, goddesses and traditional arts can still be seen in addition to the old palace built around the 17th century. The panoramic view of the new Idanre never fails to fascinate first time visitors.
“You must write about your mothers with dignity. You do not use your modern feminism to measure their pride as women. Write about your mothers with dignity and do not let Westernization eat into your pride. So, let their feminism wear head wraps, let their feminism bow their head, let their feminism not be western educated, let their feminism not even speak english! That does not mean their choices as women during their time is not valid.” Ijeoma Umebinyuo
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World’s Great Men of Color, VOLUME II: Europe, South and Central America, the West Indies, and the United States by J. A. Rogers and John Henrik Clarke :
An eye-opening account of the great black personalities of world history. In this first volume: outstanding blacks of Asia and Africa, and historical figures before Christ – including Akhenaton, Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, the Mahdi, Samuel Adjai Crowther, and many more. “World’s Great Men of Color” is a comprehensive account of the great Black personalities in world history. J. A. Rogers was one of the first Black scholars to devote most of his life to researching the lives of hundreds of men and women of color. This first volume is a convenient reference; equipped with a comprehensive introduction, it treats all aspects of recorded Black history. J. A. Rogers’s book is vital reading for everyone who wants a fuller and broader understanding of the great personalities who have shaped our world. The companion volume covers the great Blacks of Europe, South and Central America, the West Indies, and the United States, including Marcus Garvey, Robert Browning, Dom Pedro, Alexandre Dumas, Joachim Murat, Aleksander Sergeevich Pushkin, Alessandro de’ Medici, St. Benedict the Moor, and many others.
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The ankh also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning “cross with a handle”), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “life”.
It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. #ancientkhemet #Kmt #kush #anhk #Kemet #Hotep #ImHotep #Egyptianhistory #Africanhistory
How to Be Black - Baratunde R. Thurston (AUDIOBOOK): Written by Baratunde R. Thurston
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Raised by a pro-black, Pan-Afrikan single mother during the crack years of 1980s Washington, DC, and educated at Sidwell Friends School and Harvard University, Baratunde Thurston has over thirty years’ experience being black. Now, through stories of his politically inspired Nigerian name, the heroics of his hippie mother, the murder of his drug-abusing father, and other revelatory black details, he shares with readers of all colors his wisdom and expertise in how to be black.
Beyond memoir, this guidebook offers practical advice on everything from “How to Be The Black Friend” to “How to Be The (Next) Black President” to “How to Celebrate Black History Month.” To provide additional perspective, Baratunde assembled an award-winning Black Panel—three black women, three black men, and one white man (Christian Lander of Stuff White People Like)—and asked them such revealing questions as: “When Did You First Realize You Were Black?” “How Black Are You?” “Can You Swim?” The result is a humorous, intelligent, and audacious guide that challenges and satirizes the so-called experts, purists, and racists who purport to speak for all black people. With honest storytelling and biting wit, Baratunde plots a path not just to blackness, but one open to anyone interested in simply “how to be.” ______________________________________________________________