Have you ever wondered how important it is to establish your skin type? You should only use creams that contain natural ingredients from natural sources. Avocado extract, grape seed oil, manuka honey, vitamin c, water are some of the best anti aging natural ingredients. (15) It is this sharp intelligence that C.L.R. James has applied with tremendous vigour to the historical and cultural problems that have faced Africa and the African diaspora. Perhaps only a small coterie of people would dispute the view that James’ book of 1938, The Black Jacobins, which is a historical masterpiece, is his greatest work. Though the book concerns itself with the events surrounding the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1803, the only successful slave revolt in human history, in an essay of 1976, “George Padmore: Black Marxist Revolutionary”, James indicates that the real reason for writing the book was to show Africans what they would possibly have to do in order to liberate themselves from colonial and imperialist domination. Culture is a historical reality, not an ahistorical, static abstraction. Take for instance the fact that the Europeans, coming anywhere from Europe, they brought their churches with them. They brought their own foods with them and continue to get supplies of specific items from the old country if need be. They brought their own dress with them and could choose to wear it or abandon it as they saw fit. they brought their own marriage customs, their own rites of passage, their won kinship system. The Europeans preserved their old customs for as long as they were needed and gradually modified them as they moved into the main society. While some met opposition for being foreigners, they were not stripped of their foreignness overnight. With opinion so divided you are left confused and wondering what products are best suited to your skin type. You would be right in thinking that with any or all of these problems that your skin is predisposed to some form of sensitivity. What I have been saying above has been drastically captured by Iphi’ Ntombi. they used and fused all the elements of our culture, modern and tradition customary cultures of Africans and gave us what our culture here in Mzantsi can achieve and what we can do with it, should we choose to work hard on developing and manifesting our cultures here in Mzantsi. Like papaya, pineapples are great skin softeners, which cleanses and rejuvenates dull and dry skin. Use pineapple slices on rough skin spots like knees, elbows, and heels. Use a slice of pineapple as you would a sponge or loofah to scrub your body in the bath or shower.
Since the â€˜60s, popular boy bands and vocal groups have been signing record deals with major recording companies. Over the years boy bands have enjoyed a great deal of mainstream popularity. While bands have had success in every decade, some of the biggest best-selling boy bands of the â€˜90s have had phenomenal success worldwide. The â€˜80s and â€˜90s witnessed a number of emerging acts achieve tremendous mainstream success with their albums and singles on music charts. 1979 Keith Broad joins Orlando Pirates and becomes the first white player to sign for a black teamKaizer Chiefs sign a major sponsorship deal with Premier Milling Company. We have already noted above that language is constantly changing. There are many factors that contribute towards the changing of language and why it is important for us to look at “Kasi Slang” within that informed viewpoint. We again defer to McWhorter who informs us as follows: “If we are not aware of this on a day-to-day level, we know it in a historical sense. It is important for us to note that such change is going on every day in all languages. Mona Walravens: I think it’s the natural aspect of beautiful French women, the less-is-more style. For example, I really like light dark circles, I think they’re beautiful. I feel that Americans have a more standardized approach to beauty, whereas the strength of French women lies in their physical uniqueness. We accept imperfections and manage to emphasize the unique aspect of beauty instead of trying to modify and change it and move towards a standard of beauty, like having full lips and a small nose. Some of today’s most successful models are what we call atypical beauties, like Anna Cleveland. She’s magnificentâ€”she looks like a Picasso painting to me. And she is comfortable with her beauty. Social Problems and Control. Given the nation’s stark economic inequalities, social control in Brazil has long been problematic, even more so at the end of the twentieth century than in the past. High rates of crime, particularly in large urban areas, are a frequent topic of conversation; kidnappings, assaults, and murder receive wide media coverage. The murder rate in greater SÃ£o Paulo, for example, is some five times that of the New York metropolitan area. Killings by police are common particularly in poorer urban areas. Fearful for their security, corporate executives travel around in armored cars; elite neighborhoods are fortified as private, guarded condominiums surrounded by high walls. Also within this urban landscape of have and have-nots live tens of thousands of street children, eking out a bare existence, ever on their guard against being rousted, or worse, by the police.
Kin Groups. When Brazilians speak of “family” they usually mean a large extended kin group rather than the immediate family of spouse and children. This large kin group, the parentela , consists of all maternal and paternal relatives, along with in-laws. The parentela is at the core of social life and in time of need ideally provides assistance to its members. Such support can also be obtained through ritual kinship ( compadrio ) in which parents select additional allies and protectors as godparents for their children. Some claim that the multiple functions of these extended kinship networks has inhibited the development of extrafamilial organizations in Brazil, such as parent-teacher associations and garden and civic clubs. To Marxists, power implies oppression and therefore, should be overthrown in the name of liberation. The chief targets? The sacred things of civilization. Feminists, gay activists, Marxists, and other deconstructionists are on a mission to destroy that which is holyâ€”to defile God. They abhor the family most of allâ€”that institution of social reproduction, which involves a voluntary surrender to loyalties that bind you for life. They bind you most of all when you try to discard them. Satan works through men to bring about a world devoid of the sacred and in which the effort of social reproduction is no longer made. Wilson explains further that: “Mentally, culture involves the socially shared and customary ways of thinking, a way of encoding, perceiving, experiencing, ordering, processing, communicating and of behaviorally expressing information which distinguishes one cultural group from another. All these activities are dedicated to the end of adapting the culture to the consistent and changing demands of its physical and social environment and reciprocally adapting the environment to the demands of the culture. Though war and conquering were important to the Romans it usually ended well for them as the citizens of conquered nations were treated well and integrated into Roman society. However, the vastness of the republic became too much of a strain on the constitutional form of government and soon it was disbanded and replaced with an imperial government. (Thinkquest, 2010) The integration of Romans among other cultures and other cultures among Romans often led to the trading of ideas, traditions and beliefs systems among various cultures and civilizations. Great job. A people without the knowledge of their past,history,origin and culture is like a tree without roots. I will like that some of us in diaspora who do not know our roots should go back and trace it.
Classes and Castes. “Brazil is no longer an underdeveloped country. It is an unjust country,” Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso proclaimed in 1994. Today Brazil, although one of the ten largest economies in the world, has the most unequal distribution of income of any nation except South Africa. Moreover, inequality has been growing. In the mid-1990s, the poorest 20 percent of the population received only 3 percent of national income, while the richest 10 percent received 47 percent. Or, put in another way, the wealthiest 20 percent earn twenty-six times as much as the poorest 20 percent. It is estimated that some thirty-three million Brazilians live in poverty, including twenty million workers and ten million pensioners who receive the minimum wage of around $115 a month. In parts of Brazil, particularly the Northeast, infant mortality, a sensitive indicator of social inequality, has actually been rising. More than their appearance, many actresses believe that inner beauty or a healthy system is extremely important than anything else. Looking glamorous with makeup is still easy but getting your systems function properly is a tough task considering how much junk we eat these days. Just as is happening today in contemporary South Africa, there is no invasion of Africans in the sense of war, but, many legal and illegal Africans, in an osmotic fashion, are coming into South Africa, acquiring South African culture, language and citizenship, to the extend that the arises, occasionally, what is called Xenophobic attacks on Africans from the north. This is not to say here in this Hub as to whether that Xenophobia is right or wrong, but to make the point that Africans in South Africa have long been the inhabitants of South Africa, and impact of other cultures on it, does not make the original Africans in South Africa Sojourners or late-comers to their land, but that other cultures were absorbed into the current cultural milieu. The arts and sculptures ring African in form and structure; design and message transmission. The music is one of its kind with many genres to pool from; the traditional dress in impeccable, to say the least, and it blends with nature and the joy people are engulfed into in the pictures below-in its birth colors. Each language, no matter how small the group,is dear to that group. Easy communication and understanding between the numerous language groups are primary requirements of true nationhood and, what is more, there can be no effective national education program to help create an intelligent nation with 12 different languages as the media of instruction. It must be recognized that the nation must have a world language. English, a world language, just happens to be here.
In Kerala of southwest India lives an indigenous people, called the Nayar. They are known for having a highly complex and intriguing culture. The Nayar are a warrior caste who follow matrilineal dissention and are said to practice polygyny. (Nowak & Laird, 2010) Their villages are primarily sustained thru agriculture and display little significant difference between wealthy and poor families socially or economically. This society is unparalleled in many cultural aspects by any other culture even within India. Their traditions, beliefs and customs have been the subject of much debate and fascination among scholars and authorities for generations. As was the dress of the day in America of the time, so were my ancestors on the wall dressed in garb that made one pause: Who are these folks?-What were they and why did they have such fine clothes? I am not from a rich family by any stretch, but seriouslyâ€¦ these pictures was from where I cut my teeth in having positive images of my own people, and seeing their wear as positive, which was what was the fad in our past and present enclaves and milieus. I am not really writing much because the sad fact our people do not want to read. I blog now mostly my ideas, because here on FB, people are not really interested in reading, in many timelines I am onto. Now mens shoes on women may not be quite at that scale, but since the majority of male targeted shoes are quite a unisex style then there is no problem with women wearing them. The government would later try a new tack, organizing an annual match between black and white players. The plan, however, backfired: It merely emphasized the inequitable and racist nature of the country’s political system. The matches did, however, succeed in undermining the apartheid regime in crucial ways. In 1976, the government allowed a mixed-race team to play against a visiting Argentine squad in Johannesburg. Black and white South Africans lined up together on the pitch, though the stands were still segregated. The home team won 5-0, including a hat trick for a then unknown black player named Jomo Sono. When he scored against Argentina, his teammates, black and white, did what teammates have always done: hugged and shook hands. This feel-good victory was overshadowed only a few weeks later, however, when approximately 500 black South Africans were killed in the Soweto uprising – including Ariel Kgongoane, a prominent player for the Kaizer Chiefs. If this movement is barred from its natural road of advance and deprived of its liberty of thought, expression and action, it will become a menace to the security of the white race, and a brake in the wheels of the country’s progress.” Although political and intellectual adversaries at the time of the writing of these statements, both Pixley ka Isaka Seme and R. V. Selope Thema were in unison in theorizing that a New African Movement had come into being forging a dialetical unity of agency and structure, thought and life, theory and practice in the making of New African modernity.