"He who brings kola brings life". Chinua Achebe - 'Things Fall Apart'. In many tribes of West Africa the Kola nut is an important part of the traditional spiritual practice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In Sierra Leone, there is a local legend about the water spirit Mami Wata - she is said to be the spirit of the river that flows alongside Boma Village.
Generations ago the Chief of Boma was visited by her in his sleep. She spoke to him saying that Boma would prosper on the condition that after him all future Chiefs be women. Thereafter all Chiefs of the village have indeed been all women. #kolanut ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Happy Sunday x ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I needed this today as I was feeling a bit blurgh yesterday 😶
I was sharing with a friend recently that motivation is temporary and that's okay. You're not going to always wake up inspired, ready to kick ass and that can lead to you doubting your abilities.
You need to be intentional in your self-belief. Your feelings are too fickle to rely on. So set yourself up for the day, do what you must to encourage yourself because without self-belief, its crazy hard to live an extraordinary life.
Almost daily, we're told you're so brave to quit your jobs and leave the country with a baby. Honestly, we're no different to anyone else. We just chose to believe we could make the dream in our minds a reality and trusted the process. You've got this 💪🏾 #successlookslikethis
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🎉Get ready for Black Restaurant Week San Antonio. It will be 24 Feb-3 Mar 2019. 🗓Planning has begun.🤓 If you have or know of a Black Owned restaurant, caterer, bartender, vendor, venue in San Antonio tag yourself/them. This will be an awesome week long event you won’t want to miss. 😍🍴🍕🥙🍔🥞🍳🥐🍞🥩🌯🍦🍰🍽
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#BreastCancer is the second most common cause of cancer death among black women, surpassed only by lung cancer. An estimated 6,310 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among black women in 2016. Breast cancer death rates among black women increased from 1975 to 1991, but declined thereafter as a result of improvements in both early detection and treatment. Prior to the mid-1980s, breast cancer death rates for white and black women were similar. However, a larger increase in black women from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, followed by a slower decline, has resulted in a widening disparity. Since 1990, breast cancer death rates dropped 23% in black women compared to a 37% drop in white women. As a result, breast cancer death rates in the most recent time period (2008-2012) are 42% higher in black women compared to white women, despite similar incidence rates. Higher death rates among black women likely reflects a combination of factors, including differences in stage at diagnosis, obesity and comorbidities, and tumor characteristics, as well as access, adherence, and response to high-quality cancer treatment.
*ACS African American 2016-2018 Cancer Facts. Please visit cancer.org for more information on getting tested.
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Definitely the most colourful scarf in my range! Click on the link in my profile to colour your winter! #colorfulwinter
When last did you take out time to bless the name of the Lord... God has been more than faithful to me in particular and I just want to say that he is the KING OF KINGS, the LION of the tribe of Judah, The one who was and is to come, My provider, My Healer, The one who fills my head with ideas and fastens my steps to realizing my dream. The one who saved my life all the times the devil tried IT. The one who forgives me when I fall short of his glory. He is my way maker, My heart mender, my money bringer, if I go on , I might spend all day so let me give you all a chance to continue from where I stop.... What does God mean to you? What has he done for you? Can you appreciate him in the comment section? Can we just bless his name and give him all the praise be deserves knowing fully well that it will provoke him to do more.... Happy Sunday Fam!!! #aleezahthebrand
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Direction of Usage
With a cotton wool, massage cleanser into skin, slowly removing dirt and oil buildup. You can do this upto two times in a day.
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I wish Chef @brendabeener could just live in my house and cook for me everyday. 🙏🏽😋
THIS IS TRUST!! so adorable 😍🙌🏿 Bring your children to the @webuyblackconvention n Nov. 16th-17th in Atlanta, GA. They can meet the authors of their favorite Black books, jump in the bounce houses, get their face painted, meet their favorite Black cartoon mascots like Bino and Fino and much more!
Tickets will sell out. Get yours now 👉🏾WeBuyBlack2018.eventbrite.com (Please Tag this awesome dad 👇🏿)
@sanaalathan serving all that natural beauty after her #BigChop ... Who was able to catch #NappilyEverAfter on Netflix? We thoroughly enjoyed it! How did y’all like the movie? What stood out? ——————————————————— 🍃www.koilsbynature.com | Link in bio🍃
Natural glam is always in! With a great skin care routine like #KreyollEssence 100% Moringa Oil Facial Set you will not need another face serum!
Haitian Moringa Oil is great for : :
✨Glowing Skin .
✨Evening out discoloration .
✨ Baby Soft skin.