whether your crown is apparent or transparent, it is there.

whether your crown is apparent or transparent, it is there.

young Queens

young Queens

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bortieteh asked: I think Liberia should change the phrase "The love of liberty brought us here". More than 90% of the population is made up of indigenous people that did not need to be brought there. The love of liberty found us here.

I understand where you’re coming from and you clearly know about Liberia (or you are Liberian). However, Liberia of that time is not the Liberia of today, today there are 14 tribes that call Liberia home, however, back then there was only one the Dai people, everyone else were from all parts of Africa skewed about by tribal wars so the “indigenous” are really not that indigenous. This same debate was brought up in senate in the 80’s and the Liberian people upheld the seal because it is everyone’s story. Futhermore, the seal was formed by Americo-Liberians which like you must know came from America and the Caribbean etc. slaves brought through the underground rail roads from the help of their white master who were in alot of cases also their fathers or simply were free men/women.  In the history of Liberia  if it wasn’t for ONE of  these individuals who came  to Liberia we would not have maintained its status as the only land not colonized since the British came to the coast to take our freedom (ALL of our freedom) but Elijah Johnson (which i am descended from) defended the country from invasion by getting in a boat to meet the British fleet and basically saying if you try to take us we will fight. He was the one of the many to the sign the Liberian Declaration of Independence . The very government structure we know today was created by the Americo-Liberians with the first Liberian president being Joseph. Jenkins Roberts (which i am also descended from).  I hope that answers your question, feel free to ask more in the future x

fuckyeahdarkgirls:

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The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here

wash day is a drag…

wash day is a drag…

me at the British museum,  

me at the British museum,  

brownshwty asked: I saw your post about coming from the UK afro hair show. Is that really you? I would love to go to one of those! I just moved to suffolk in september. Do you know if theyll be having another one this year? Thanks

Hello, yes that was me :) i went to the afro hair show on the 27th of May, it is for two days the 26-27th It’s a yearly event, unfortunately its already pasted but apparently every year its gotten better. More people and more natural hair stalls have come, there are fashion shows, YouTube guru’s show up, you see alot of beautiful natural hair everywhere, there are free samples handed out (if you get there early on), all natural hair products (eg, jane Carter, Curls, mixed chicks, curls unleashed, design essentials etc) are significantly reduced in price and you can get your hair done and nails. Overall, i think its definitely a great experience and i enjoyed the day with my family. I hope that answered your questions x

Yuroba goddess

Yuroba goddess

Coming home from UK Afro Hair and Beauty show 2013

Coming home from UK Afro Hair and Beauty show 2013

reginasworld:

Recently The Gordon Parks Foundation discovered over 70 unpublished photographs by Parks at the bottom of an old storage box wrapped in paper and marked as “Segregation Series.” These never before series of images not only give us a glimpse into the everyday life of African Americans during the 50′s but are also in full color, something that is uncommon for photographs from that era.

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