Queen Victoria was impressed by the young princess’s exceptional intelligence, and had Sara raised as her goddaughter in the British middle class. Sara Forbes Bonetta (1843 – 15 August 1880) was a West African Egbado omoba of Yoruba royalty who was orphaned in intertribal warfare, sold into slavery, and in a remarkable twist of events, was liberated from enslavement and became a […]Read More
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Are Black & Mixed Race Women Considered Beautiful In The Media?
But what about women of color? Perkins study of television images showed that black females have been deeply and profoundly affected by the politics of skin color, hair texture, and facial features. Their feelings related to self worth, intelligence, success, and attractiveness are warped by what appears to the greater society as benign and arbitrary […]Read More
Beautiful brooches of African women during medieval times?
Black Africans in Renaissance Europe | European History After 1450 … -Circa 1500-1800 Africans also chose to visit Europe, travelling on religious or diplomatic missions. A contingent of Ethiopian pilgrims based themselves in Rome and a touching Flemish engraving depicts “St Philip Baptising the Ethiopian Counsellor”. Another engraving is a portrait of “Don Antonio Manuele […]Read More
Hair weaving, although not in the modern form that it exists in today. It has been around for centuries. The earliest form of hair extensions dates back all the way to 5000 B.C in Ancient Egypt. Back then, this form of hairstyle was a status symbol as well as a fashion icon, and was adopted […]Read More
$100 Gold Coin Portrays Liberty as an African-American Woman?
The anniversary coin will be struck in .9999 fine 24-karat gold. A series with the same design will be struck in .999 silver, as well. African American woman featured on U.S. coin for first time: The U.S. Mint will be celebrating its 225th anniversary by minting a new coin that will feature Lady Liberty depicted […]Read More
Science explains why we have different hair
Beautiful Curly Hair –Model Koumba Toma Mcdonagh with IMG Models London WHAT DOES SCIENCE SAY ABOUT AFRO HAIR? Although there are no biochemical differences among black, Caucasian, and Asian hair types, there are differences in the hair morphology (8). Black hair appears elliptical or flattened in cross-section, whereas Caucasian hair is oval, and Asian hair round. […]Read More
Remains of an African woman who died more than 1,000 years ago during Saxon times in Britain, Europe
Experts say the remains are those of a Sub-Saharan African woman and date from between 896 AD and 1025 AD. At the time of the discovery, the force said a Roman cemetery had been found near to the site which could explain the findings. Believed to have traveled more than 3,000 miles from Africa. Gloucestershire […]Read More
Unfortunately A Common Assumption – Read this article
Thankfully through science and technology, Archaeologists have revealed the remains of what they say was a “high status” woman of African origin who lived in York during Roman times. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/8538888.stm Roman remains in York are ‘elite’ African womanRead More