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Zoom turbanista:

Actress Audilia Batista dressed in ELIE Kuame Couture for the Lusophone Film Festival in Zanzibar.

turbanista:

Actress Audilia Batista dressed in ELIE Kuame Couture for the Lusophone Film Festival in Zanzibar.

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iluvsouthernafrica:

Namibia:

So many tourists do this with little to no interaction with the people they’re posing with.  To them, these Himba women are so odd and strange (I’ve read a substantial number of travel posts/personal blogs that attest to this) that their humanity is not apparent.  Sadly, it is not just White people, but anyone and everyone so Westernized that to them, the Himba are simple artifacts of Namibia not unlike the wild safari. 

There are of course photos that exhibit some interaction (read: the Himba/s in the shot are smiling at least), and I know the Himba are open to meeting other people and interacting with tourists.  But they are not always treated like human beings with expectations of privacy and dignity.

Their rejection of western culture is not why the Himba people receive this treatment.  Let’s be clear about that.  It is because of their lack of proximity to white supremacy.  Being non-European is an oddity that must either be ogled or exterminated, whether you’re in Namibia or the US, whether you’re bare-chested in Windhoek or walking down the street in Ferguson, Missouri.  Not even money and fame can protect you from the standard shame of being Black.

Being Black is treated as a situation one only employs away from “civilization”, even in Africa.  Our existence is not accepted in the current world as is as this video shows.  A Himba man must fold and stash his culture (read: soul) away in order to shine outside and he is lauded as “exceptional”. 

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Black women have had to develop a larger vision of our society than perhaps any other group. They have had to understand white men, white women, and black men. And they have had to understand themselves. When black women win victories, it is a boost for virtually every segment of society.

- Angela Davis, activist, author, educator

Happy 70th birthday to one of my favourite sheroes ever! 

(via night-catches-us)

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The person I blogged this from deserves to have a great day
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Zoom fckyeahprettyafricans:

Nigeria
terciopelohermoso:

before the rain messed up my plans

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Nigeria

terciopelohermoso:

before the rain messed up my plans

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can people on tumblr stop treating black people like public libraries
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We are Groot

— that time i cried over a fucking cgi tree (via imhotpickme)

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vanconcastiel:

Plot twist

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Zoom
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I have 193 Inbox messages, Can sombody make it 200 already! ? Because it’s bothering me lol.

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