People are becoming very conscious about their skin. With the ANC, unlike Apartheid, they have managed to rule now for half the time Apartheid ruled, and they have really bungled this opportunity. When it comes to matters of culture, ANC has been more dangerous, because they changed names of places and national events that were as a result of the sacrifice of many unknown Africans, they flaunt culture when it is politically expedient to do so. They opportunistically fill their ranks in government and their parastatals with ignoramuses badly or unqualified for many high and sensitive positions. Even today as of the writing of this Hub, there is still a semblance of sharing and dealing with each other as human beings first and sharing whatever we can scrap-up with our family, society and strangers! The term, “Ubuntu” is now hawked, peddled and drained, emptied of its content, context, cultural meaning, … Read the rest

In the 20th century, the war and social revolutions brought definite changes to the fashion industry. Traditional religions are systems of practices and beliefs that adapt to changing social conditions. Most involve the veneration of ancestors and the belief that people, animals, and natural objects are invested with spiritual power. Facial exfoliant can be made out of mixing a spoonful of sugar and several drops of olive oil. If you want, you can add more of each to exfoliate your entire body. The Black Jacobins is a central emblem in contemporary historiography. But more of immediate relevance to us is its contemporareousness with Aime Cesaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal (Return to My Native Land), published within a year of each other in the middle 1930’s. What James says of Cesaire’s great hymn celebrating the wanderings of the black historical imagination equally applies to his historical works: that it … Read the rest