Sending beautiful Sankofa wishes to those celebrating Black History Month in the United Kingdom this month!! Peace and blessings always.

Celebrating Black History in the United Kingdom

Sankofa is the Adinkra symbol that reminds us to Return and Get what has been left behind.

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Celebrating Olympic Aya

August 5, 2012

 

Runner design by Vector GraphicsThis week I have been blessed to be able to follow all the amazing physical feats of the athletes in London for  2012 Olympics.  Seeing the wonderful array of countries  represented has been a true treat for this “student of the world” !!  One of  the things we all admire about the Olympic athletes is how much they have gone thru and endured to get to the level of performance we see during the games. This concept of endurance and resourcefulness  is expressed in the Adinkra  symbols as Aya. If the Olympics had been developed in Ghana the medals probably would have  had the  Aya symbol engraved on them.   It is said that those who wear the symbol  have truly endured many adversaries and outlasted much difficulty – something I am sure the Olympians could easily discuss with us. 

Aya represents endurance

Adinkra symbol Aya represents endurance

 

I have  enjoyed seeing the tweets of support for these amazing athletes from around the world in my Twitter timeline.  This morning I received  several  RT ‘s  from @Afridiziak that she received via the UK Postal Service (@PostOffice) about the stamps they have created celebrating UK gold medalists.  Here is the stamp they have created for the UK Olympian Mo Farah.  He truly is an athlete that exemplifies  the concept of the Aya symbol during his career as a long distance runner. 

So this is a salute to celebrate the wonderful athletes and the strong message they tell the world  — Wave the flag of Aya over  all you do and you will see amazing results.

October 14, 2011

A legacy of strength and perseverance has been passed down for many generations! What will this generation contribute to the community. Wawa Aba is the Adinkra symbol which represents strength! I am going to have to order this book to learn more about the history of Black People in the United Kingdom! Sending beautiful Sankofa wishes as you celebrate your Black History United  Kingdom!!

MAD NEWS UK

As most of you will already know by now it’s Black History Month here in the UK. So for those who wish to learn more about black history (outside of our contribution to the world’s of entertainment and sport) please check out the following publications.

[Thanks Chico-Rei]

Click HERE to purchase.

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Adinkra symbol Sankofa

Adinkra symbol Sankofa - Return & Get what you left behind

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom!   I just learned last year that our UK Brothers and Sisters do not celebrate their season of Sankofa during the same month as we do here in the United States.   This news is VERY exciting to me because I have “discovered” another area to research in Black History ( as if I don’t have a WIDE field here in the US!)

Learning about Black History UK has been such a beautiful discovory……many facts I did not know about. (be sure to follow our twitter timeline for more @kiarablu)  The video I have included below is a wonderful interview with Mia Morris.  She is the founder of Black-History-Month.co.uk – a web site devoted to Black History in the United Kingdom.   This fantastic site is a treasure trove of historical information from past and modern times.   Be sure to hop over for a visit.    

If you are celebrating the month of October as Black History month PLEASE leave us a note about your event, family time, teaching or artistic expressions.   Links are VERY welcome so that I can learn MORE!! 

Sending beautiful Sankofa wishes to all the beautiful

ppl celebrating their amazing history this

month in the United Kingdom!

Did you know that there are Miss Africa Pageants in the United States, United Kingdom, China, Netherlands and Australia? These beauty pageants held around the world offer young women from the continent of Africa the empowering opportunity to unite and share. The pageants provide a wonderful platform for African women to express their sense of beauty and talent while representing their home country.  Here are some of the recently crowned Beauty Queens giving us their unique expression of Duafe.

Miss Africa in ChinaMiss Africa in China

Where beauty is defined!

Miss Africa China 2009

Archlyn Bruce

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Miss Africa USA 2010

FATOUMATA (FIFI) SOUMAH

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Miss West Africa UKMiss West Africa UK

Miss West Africa UK 2010

Astrid Costa

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