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Beautiful Black People: Queen Tiy, Great Royal Wife and Co-Regent of Kemetic (Ancient Egyptian) Pharoah Amen-hotep III. Queen Tiy was the mother of the Pharoah Akhenaten and grandmother of Tutankhamun.
"Queen Tiy, Great Royal Wife and virtual co regent with Amen hotep III, mother of King Ankh-ewn-aten, was perhaps the greatest Queen of the entire Kemetic historical period. She reigned at the peak of Kemetic imperial power and during the cultural flowering of its greatest golden age. Both during the time of her husband's reign and her son's reign, it was she to whom the kings of foreign lands wrote when they were desperate. She is shown with her husband in a colossal statute in the Cairo museum. They are seated side by side and are the same size, indicating equal status according to the Kemetic canon."
(Asa G. Hilliard III in 'Egypt Revisited')
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Ethiopia: the home of coffee
Like a gathering of grandmothers arguing over who’s offspring is the cutest, coffee aficionados the world over have long disagreed on the exact location of where the world’s most popular workplace-productivity-enhancer a
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risingafrica.org Sao Tome and Príncipe is the second smallest country in the Organisation of African Unity composed of two inhabited islands, situated near the equator. Sao Tome and Príncipe, officially known as th...
Beautiful Black People: African woman. Possibly/probably of North Africa. If you want to know what a 'Moor' or 'Blackamoor' looked like this is probably it. (By Sasi Harib on Flickr)
atlantablackstar.com Fashion and Hygiene Abu l-Hasan Ali Ibn Nafi – who was also known as Ziryab (black singing bird in Arabic) and Pájaro Negro (blackbird) in Spanish- was a polymath, with knowledge in astronomy, geography, meteorology, botanics, cosmetics, culinary art and fashion. He is known for starting a vogue by…
theculturetrip.com The Amazons were a fantastical myth, yet the ‘Dahomey Amazons’, were decidedly real, a brave and terrifying all-female militia who ferociously fought for Benin.
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theculturetrip.com The Culture Trip invites you to explore the enchanting Majorelle Gardens – a beautiful oasis in North Africa’s sprawling terracotta desert.
Beautiful Black People: naomihitme: Naomi in Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 photographed by Chen Man (Niki Jackson via Pinterest)
theculturetrip.com Gabon is leading the battle to save Africa’s last remaining forest elephants by creating one of the continent’s best-armed and most effective anti-poaching units.
afropop.org Gerhard Kubik is a professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna. He has been researching African and American music for nearly half a century, and is widely published in many subjects. He is also a performing musician, currently ... Read more »
news.vice.com Many African households rely on dirty, expensive, and sometimes deadly kerosene lamps for light, but solar power generation has begun to provide a cheap — and safe — alternative source of energy.
theculturetrip.com Discover the history of capoeira, a 500 year old Brazilian martial art, and explore the best places to experience capoeira in Brazil.
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action.sumofus.org There's one simple way to stop this slaughter -- get airlines to stop flying these dead endangered species "trophies" so the hunters can't take them home to display.
mashable.com Dr. Walter Palmer, an American dentist who killed a beloved lion near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, said he "deeply regret(s)" killing Cecil the lion.
blackwomenofbrazil.co Note from BW of Brazil: Several of our previous posts have been dedicated to the celebration of the International Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women’s Day and for good reason. Black women...
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okayafrica.com Nigerian-American illustrator Odera Igbokwe explores the intersection of identity & imagination by depicting black bodies in the realm of fantasy
theroot.com He made the comment in Nairobi Sunday before departing for Ethiopia.
goodblacknews.org In his first visit to his father’s country since he became president, Barack Obama made his rounds with extended family, addressed economic development and announced more than $1 billion in investm...
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blogs.indiewire.com Earlier this year, Mauritanian filmmaker, Abderrahmane Sissako, revealed that, for his next film (following the great success that was "Timbuktu"), he
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truthdig.com On July 20, history was made in Washington, D.C., and in Havana, Cuba. - 2015/07/23
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artsy.net That “Contemporary African Art” is a collecting category encompassing 54 countries, 1.1 billion people, over 2,000 spoken languages, multiple thousands of native tribes, and near equally split between the traditions of Islam and Christianity, surely presents a slew of problematics. Africa’s unity li…
theroot.com As the US embassy opens in Havana for the first time in 54 years, we should learn the history that ties black Americans to the black population of the island.
amazon.com Award-winning photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher present an unparalleled collection of 250 photographs, drawn from their work over thirty years, revealing an inclusive look at the people and cultures of Africa.
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