Adinkra symbol that reprents beauty

Adinkra symbol Duafe

Recently I have enjoyed surfing the web looking for unique and culturally expressive Christmas gifts!  Wanted to take some time  to share some Adinkra Love  with these offerings  of  afrocentric beauty I have discovered.  I think you will find them to be wonderful expressions of  Duafe as I did!  Hope you enjoy!  If you have some examples of Christmas Duafe PLEASE share them with me below!

One of my first Duafe finds was over at Spoonflower where kkitwana has a wonderful collection of  African inspired fabrics!

Duafe for your Christmas Stocking

Adinkra Bandanas by KKitwana

I was so excited to find her Sankofa bandana fabric. I  plan to create several of these for my daughter as Kwanzaa gifts….what a perfect gift for my lil princess!  I am even more excited because Kkitwana has an amazing array of fabrics she has designed.  Drop over to her fabric shop on Spoonflower and see for yourself.  If you love fabric, love to sew, craft or create this IS the place to visit!!

If you are looking for a ‘lil duafe for your crowning beauty then you must visit TomokasTwists!
This site is full of beautifully designed hair adornments. Tomokas collection includes hair twist, hair sticks, hair clips, hair bands

Duafe for your Christmas Stocking

Hair Twist and earring set from Tomokas Twists

and more. I fell in love with several hair twists that had matching earrings…..perfect for this busy mama! Right now is a great time to shop because she has free shipping on orders over $25. Fill up your sisters and best friends Christmas Stockings with this duafe….be sure to pick up a couple for yourself too!

Speaking of Christmas Stockings……I came across the cutest Christmas Stockings over at Tea Cake Kids! This site features  clothing and accessories for children of color. The owner, Jonquil Akhir,  has designed her products to promote positive images for African-American children.   Her Christmas stocking will add to the duafe of the season for sure!

Duafe Christmas Stocking



Happy National HBCU Week!

September 17, 2010

This is National HBCU week……..a time to celebrate  the Historically Black Colleges  and Universities of our great nation.  As a graduate of Hampton University  I think it is great to hear the President speaking  about  and bringing focus  to these historic institutions.  We have to continue the tradition of HBCU’s and emphasize the importance of education to the youth of our country.   They must understand that higher education will make a significant difference in what path their future takes.    The work that each student puts in to obtain a solid education will offer them many life opportunities that they could never imagine.   I have been able to  travel all across our great nation because of  the solid education I received at Hampton.   My education has opened doors that would have been solidly shut to me without out my degree.







HBCU t-shirt

HBCU t-shirt "Educating Future Leaders"

I am truly thankful for the encouragement I received from family and friends while I worked to obtain a higher education degree.  I challenge each of you to encourage and support the young people in your life to aim high and pursue not just an undergraduate degree but also a graduate level education.

The adinkra symbol Nea Onnim No  Sua A Ohu  represents knowledge & life long





HBCU s are shining a bright light on life long learning

learning. HBCU s have offered students a fantastic educational foundation for their life journey  since 1837, when Cheyney University was founded.  The importance of life long learning was not lost on the Akan nor the original students of HBCU s. It is our job now to continue to support these institutions in their mission and encourage our youth to learn as much as they can everyday!

Did you attend a HBCU ?  Please give a shoutout here!








HBCU kids tee

Show your little ones they are headed for greatness!

Just for all you collectors of Afrocentric t-shirts & positive gear-




Gye Nyame Cap

Gye Nyame Khaki Cap

KiaraBlu is offering FREE ground shipping ($50 or more)  on our entire embroidered  collection!

Aug 17th 2010 thru Sept 17 2010





On sale at KiaraBlu

Adinkra design Sankofa

Our Adinkra  t-shirts and caps make great gift items for  all your Afrocentric friends that love to make a  positive statement !


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Great Gift For MOM

April 13, 2010

Most of us feel that our MOM is THE BEST…..and of course you do ……she made all the sacrifices that helped to shape you into the great person you are now!  And we all know that this was NOT an easy job for her……given ALL the things we put her through!

So we have designed this  great shirt to help you show your  MOM just how special she is given all her heroic efforts displayed while  raising  you!

Hurry!  Take advantage of our tax day sale – order by 4/15!!

Super Mom T-shirt - Mother's Day Gift
Great Mother’s Day Gift – Super Mom t-shirt

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