The older we get the more we’re concerned about our appearance. On the 30’s, the French designer, Coco Chanel reinvented women’s fashion by adding an original piece to their wardrobe, one that was only used by men back in the day: pants. It had been debated whether the game between Orlando Pirates and Highlanders Park be staged as part of the celebrations and as the occasion at which the stadium was to be officially opened and handed over to the nation. The prime mover behind the idea was Prince Mfanfili Dlamini, a staunch supporter of the Buccaneers. When approached the two clubs officially were fascinated and the interest of the fans of this game in southern Africa was captured. There was no known objection to the proposal from the football-inclined section of white society. The white English Press was as impressive as the black Press. “No matter where you live … Read the rest

Your skin is the largest organ in your body. They are worse, the ANC, because it is people like us: Africans. I have written a length about this motley crew of cabals that dominate the ANC, and the ‘Corruption Debate’?! above, is more like watching the ANC spokesman’s mealy mouthing his way out of the shenanigans of the ANC, lying, obfuscating, distorting and seamlessly trying to present the ANC as a viable Government Other Tape on Apartheid, is covering Apartheid from the 1950s just to get a flavor of what do we means by Apartheid. “Regardless of our understanding of the diverse ways in which European system of education typically failed African people, Africans continue to be dependent on the European approach; an approach that carries no high expectations of us. In fact, the european system is based largely on assumptions that we lack the intellectual and cultural capacity for … Read the rest

In a previous article I talked in general about the secrets of how to get a Natural makeup look. 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 … Read the rest

Everyone knows the fashion world is constantly changing and this can only mean that the list of fashion mistakes is constantly changing as well. In the hallowed halls of the Northeastern Ivy league campuses, new trends emerged beginning with the trad style. Like the tuxedo, the trad style adopted the traditional style of the suit but was an effort to allow young men to rebel against the strict dress codes they viewed their fathers as having. Despite these dress codes being far more relaxed than anything throughout history, the Ivy league students felt they needed to revolt. Some of us are at loss as to what to do and say given the seemingly overwhelming reality we are immersed into. Many of us,Africans here in Mzantsi, opt-out of our responsibilities to stud, learn and act upon our acquired knowledge. We are simply happy to cost our artificial posts in life, and … Read the rest

In terms of women’s fashion, dress shopping is probably one of the trickiest things a woman has to do. Choosing the right dress for any occasion can spell success or disaster: pick the wrong gown and no amount of accessorizing will fix the mistake. That will mean real independence and freedom, bodily, spiritually, intellectually, and within the cultural, customary, traditional practices, without anyone peeking over the shoulder and telling one what to do, how to do it, and why. Diop counsels: “Historical circumstances now demand of our generation that it solve a felicitous manner the problems that face Africa, most especially the Cultural problem. “Thus, culture, though a product of the actual lived experience of a people — the primal source of much of their daily personal and social activities, their forms of labor and its products, their celebratory and ceremonial traditions, modes of dress, art and music, language and … Read the rest

The terms “Natural” and “Organic” seem to be spreading like wildfire across the store shelves nationwide, creating a lot of confusion about what it really means to be an organic skin product. In a duo of booklets on Africa, which are not widely known and prefigure The World and Africa, DuBois deals with two central issues of African historiography which have found continuation in the historical works of Cheikh Anta Diop. These two nodes are: the contribution of Africa to world civilization and culture, and the reasons for Africa’s cultural stagnation from the 16th century onwards. In these booklets of 1930, respectively Africa, Its Geography, People and Products , and Africa-Its Place in Modern History , he indicates the configuration of these issues. In one of the texts he writes: “Africa is an old and storied continent. When you are in fitting room, take your time in choosing the one … Read the rest

A man values the opinion of a woman about him. The design of the suit must go well with your personality. You must bestow attention to the style and cuts and were something trendy as fashions keep changing. The Zulu people have 3,000 words for the different colors of the skins of their herd. Cows are given as a nexus of building relationship with other peoples or to those one is marrying into, the consultation of the herbalist and spiritual healers has the same practices, approach and beliefs attached to them, how children are brought up, the care of the pregnant and sick, the games children play, the preparation for war, circumcision practices, customs, culture and rites, the respect for the maternal side of families and societies, the laws and rules of and for the shepherd-boys, their laws for the Kings, how they managed and distributed and regulated different types … Read the rest

If you are a single man, you may well want to find women who like men wearing pantyhose. Another to consider in church suits is the shoes you are going to wear. Choose a shoe that simple or just a less formal style. Most shoes style that is acceptable is the one that has a unique design such as wingtips, monk straps or even a nice pair of loafers. A plain Jane formal wear shoes is intended for formal events. The followers of this style always wear form-fitting clothes. Other distinguishing style statements are black nail polish, studs in all their clothing, lots of jewelry including chunky bracelets and spikey necklaces. Their appearance has completely altered our understanding of the cultural and literary history of the New African Movement: it is with Lydia Umkasetemba that modern Zulu literature begins not with Magema M. Fuze as it had been presumed for … Read the rest

Unlike women, men are usually less fussy when it comes to clothing but you must spend time and even become fastidious when selecting the wedding suit. Certain styles of jackets, trousers, jeans, and footwear worn by boy bands in music videos have inspired a new league of styles in fashion. The attire sported by K-pop groups has inspired new trends in the glamour world. Boy band fashion trends are hugely popular among fans of k pop globally. Boy band merchandise is marketed in a big way and is exceedingly popular with young girls the world over. World-renowned media theorist and counterculture figure Douglas Rushkoff is the originator of ideas such as viral media,” social currency” and screenagers.” He has been at the forefront of digital society from its beginning, correctly predicting the rise of the net, the dotcom boom and bust, as well as the current financial crisis. The mod … Read the rest

T – Shirts that are made for men should be worn to enhance your body size in order for you to look like a large build man and not a boy. In citing this piece by Chancellor Williams, I am also saying that this applied in many ways to the culture of African South Africans, as I have demonstrated in the Hub prior to this one “South African Culture, Customs and Practices Writ Large: Re-Morphed Cultural Renaissance against Dysfuncritional Existence”, by talking extensively about the Basotho, Swazis, Xhosas, Zulus, Pedis and Vendas in regards to their cultures, customs, traditions and practices, that, they are one, and bear a lot in common that if looked at in that way, form a nation with a cultural, customary, traditional mosaic in a myriad and diverse setting, but common and the same in its manifestations, and embedded within the African Society core and psyche. … Read the rest