Love Letters: London (A Love Letter to Black Women Around the World)

I love this video, black men and one white man in London, UK show their love and appreciation of black women around the world. Black Love Forever.

Azure Professional and UK Film Director Lawrence Coke created the Love Letters documentary to be a global voice of love and appreciation for Black women. Shot entirely in London, we captured heartfelt stories and memories of Black men sharing their feelings on the importance of Black women in the family.

The climate of social media for Black women can be wrought with judgment and contentious headlines, so we wanted to add something positive to this space. We didn’t use men to define what makes Black women the backbone of our community, but to help reaffirm what they already know about their strength, beauty and immeasurable worth.

Azure Professional is a company dedicated to manufacturing tools that raise the quality of life of our consumers. The Love Letters documentary is the first of many lifestyle vignettes geared toward empowering Black women on a global scale. We hope you’ll think about sharing it with your audience.

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African Proverbs about Children and Parenting

I love this post, proverbs are so important in Africa.

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“Honor a child and it will honor you.” AFRICA

“A child who asks questions is not stupid.” GHANA

“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” NIGERIA

“Children talk with God.” BOTSWANA

“Let not your growing child hate you.” ETHIOPIA

“Work the clay while it is still wet.” TANZANIA

“Let your child shout but do not shout at it.” NORTH AFRICA

“Do not put fear into a child.” KENYA

“A stray chick is a target for birds of prey.” TANZANIA

“Children with a grandmother lack nothing.” KENYA

“The father is a shield for the family.” ETHIOPIA

“The one who beats children should not be entrusted with children.” UGANDA

“Plants vary according to the quality of the soil.” UGANDA

“A good home makes a good farm.” GHANA

“Family squabbles bring about family disintegration.” GHANA

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The Kru People: The Africans Who Vigilantly Refused to Be Captured into Slavery

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From Black Girl Long Hair

August 28, 2015

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The Kru people are indigenous to Liberia and the Ivory Coast. Kru were most known for seafaring and their strong resistance to capture by European enslavers in the Transatlantic slave trade. The Kru would fight vehemently and even take their own lives before surrendering to enslavement. Because of their tenacity, they were labeled as difficult and less valuable in the slave trade.

Apart from their strength in resistance, the Kru were known for their ability to effortlessly navigate the seas. Their skills in both canoeing and surfing the strong ocean currents brought upon much recognition which later afforded them work on British merchant and warships in the 1700s. Currently, the Kru account for 7% of the Liberian population.

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Are you familiar with the Kru people?

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Black She-roes: Author Jarid Arraes brings black female representation in her book about legendary black freedom fighter Dandara of Palmares

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Note from BW of Brazil: As we all know, black representation in any genre is an ongoing struggle. Even more so if we consider only black women. As an example of how minuscule this representation really is, one report found that Afro-Brazilian women represent only 4.4% of characters in Brazilian film. In Brazilian literature, the result is similar with black females representing only 2.7% of all characters. Also, when these women are presented, they often are presented as sexualized ‘mulatas’ or maids. Add to this same invisibility and stereotyping in television and is it any wonder why black women are imagined to represent the base of the social pyramid. With this bleak picture, as we have pointed out in previous posts, one solution to this lack of representation is for more talented writers, producers, actors, etc. doing for self as we have seen in a recent film, independent…

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A.B.C. : African Bartering Community

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Barter: “totradebyexchangeofcommoditiesratherthanbytheuseofmoney; to swap”

Bartering is as old as time. A few tomato seeds for a pail of fresh water.

What if we could cut out the middleman and trade DIRECTLY with each other?

Blacks in America are the largest consumers of all the racial groups combined. We buy EVERYTHING from someone else but make very little ourselves. After the prosperity of Black Wall Street, which was intentionally destroyed, the United States government devised a very diabolical plan.

The black dollar must leave our wallets every 15 minutes.

Soon, other immigrant races were given stipends and free grants to open up shop in our neighbourhoods. Cheap plastic goods, stale and rotted meats, liquor and tobacco stores, check cashing places and slum lords were made rich off of our despair.

Even though they too were considered minorities and…

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Nobody.

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“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of people who oppressing them.”

― Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography

By personal experience the most sexiest, most intelligent, most elegant, most charismatic, most physically fit, most magnetic has been a black man and black woman in his or her nature.

If melanin is a superconductor and it absorbs all frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum, what does that make you black man and black woman.

Whether you know this or not you have so much power. You have the power to change anything!

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Black women writers in Brazil: A struggle against invisibility

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Note from BW of Brazil:The place of black Brazilian women in the literary world is a topic that pops up on these pages from time to time. And like other genres, this is yet another area where Brazilian society makes it appear that they don’t exist. This is far from the truth. And similar to other genres, Brazil’s black women writers also show that the only they lack is opportunity, recognition and promotion. As we often point out here, it is beyond ironic how Brazil always seeks to portray the United States as the most racist country in the world. This writer has written before and will write it again here now. Yes, there in no doubt that the US is a highly racist country, but even so, black Americans have vastly more opportunities in that country than their black…

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