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Fashions Fade But Style Is Eternal

Queen Naiomi Sapphire.
Brooklyn via Trinidad. 20. Taken.
Black excellence, opulence, decadance.

knowledgeequalsblackpower:


Ghana, from The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience project
1988
Stephen Marc, photographer

Hmm…. 
This makes me think of one of the novels I read for my thesis “The Madonna of Excelsior,” where the latest African-American products (hair relaxers, skin bleaching creams, etc) find their way to South Africa and aid the South African women in their “quest for Whiteness” (as the author puts it). 
I’m not even sure what’s going on, but I’m still disturbed.
Monday, 17 - 09 - 2012

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

Ghana, from The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience project

1988

Stephen Marc, photographer

Hmm…. 

This makes me think of one of the novels I read for my thesis “The Madonna of Excelsior,” where the latest African-American products (hair relaxers, skin bleaching creams, etc) find their way to South Africa and aid the South African women in their “quest for Whiteness” (as the author puts it). 

I’m not even sure what’s going on, but I’m still disturbed.

(Source: heytoyourmamanem, via blacktemple)


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