So apparently Black Africans aren’t Black anymore?? Wooooow. This person really just said this about the very people that created him. Where do you think you come from? Were your ancestors not Black?? After all you are a product of the African people. A descendent of them. I’m done with ranting y’all. I bless y’all with some positive stuff later ❤️🙏🏽
I AM SO GLAD this person is getting backlash. NOT because I want them to be hurt BUT because sometimes people have to hit you with the truth for you to understand. And the fact that people are pulling out receipts to teach this person is definitely amazing! More and more people are understanding that Afro-latinxs are Black. BUT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO ! ❤️✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 QUE VIVA LOS AFRO-LATINXS!
Il y a des jours où je me dis que je porterais bien mes cheveux naturels, surtout qu’ils me vont bien. Puis je me rappelle à quel point c’est chiant de les entretenir et à quelle vitesse je me lasse d’un seul style de coiffure. Aujourd’hui après avoir enlevé ma lace wig et passé des plombes dans la salle de bain à leur procurer des soins, je me suis demandé si je n’allais pas repasser chez le coiffeur pour les raser de nouveau. Mais bon, finalement je vais les garder. Ils sont beaux, forts et assez longs (plus de 10 cm les fourbes) pour être tressés cet été. ☀️Demain on repasse à la wig en attendant ce moment. 💁🏾♀️ #mylovehaterelationshipwithmyhair
Yesterday I watched a interview with #janellemonae and it was so amazing and also informative. When I say representation MATTERS I’m not just saying it. As she tells her story of how she came into finding herself as a young black girl she was told many times she would be pretty if________, always and it’s like.......why can’t a young black girl have short hair and be okay? Why can’t we all look different with ALL shades and be beautiful? Why do we have to fit in to a box with a formula that “works” in order to be “beautiful”? •
Welp something that she said that I also felt growing up as I begin to find my own individual style is that yes the negative comments will hurt, but you have to go in already knowing your are the shit! Not that you’re better than anyone but you individually for yourself is the best version of who you are because you and only you will have to live with yourself so you mind as well love yourself to the fullest! •
With this girls knowledge I can literally flip the script and say the same thing about non-latinx Black Americans. It’s not your fault you were stripped of your culture but for years you’ve had to rely on to looking at other black cultures to try and connect with your Africanness, right? Despite the mistreatment of Black immigrants, especially Africans, at the hands of black Americans. Meanwhile my culture was able to hold on to our African heritage. From our TRADITIONAL african dances. To the way we dress, to the way we even CARRY things. In my city I literally see Afro-latinx women & men carrying things on top of their heads exactly like our African ancestors. Shit, even our language. So who’s to say Afro-Americans aren’t appropriating? OBVIOUSLY Afro-Americans are NOT, BUT in order to show some people their stupidity, I have to flip the narrative. STOP TELLING AFRO-LATINXS WE ARE NOT BLACK.
Afro-latinx culture is ROOTED in our African ancestry and we take immense pride in that. To have Black Americans questioning our blackness is DISGUSTING.