Happy Friday everyone! Did you guys check out that Independent Lens on the Black Panthers the other day? It was really good! I would suggest that everyone check it out because with all this Beyonce controversy, people could learn a lot about them. They were NOT terrorists at all. They were for the equality of all people really, but especially those of the Black race who had been beaten down and oppressed for centuries.
Well since it’s Black History Month still, I wanted to do a post to celebrate the beauty of Black people, particularly here in the United States. I plan on highlighting the accomplishments of Black people throughout the year, but I’m going to take advantage of this Black History Month moment right now. LOL.
Malcolm X is one of my favorite public speakers and he had so many great speeches, but this one here posted above is the one that stood out to me! Malcolm just broke it right on down saying “who taught you to hate yourself?” Black people showed so much pride in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. The 70s and 90s are my favorite decades in terms of Black popular culture and beauty. Our music, fashion, style of cooking, dancing, and sayings were imitated by the masses. It’s like back then we couldn’t do no wrong!
Although I’m not a big fan of ratchet culture of this era, I do appreciate the fact that a lot of Black women (including myself) are wearing their hair natural. Some wear natural styles better than others, but the love of self and appreciation of self is there and that is what I respect the most. I just wish we could go back to dressing more classier and carrying ourselves better like the Blacks of the past did.
Black folks who are reading this, I want you to know this, you are beautiful! You are not inferior so never allow this crazy media or social media trolls to make you feel as though you are. Surround yourself with people who appreciate your natural beauty and vice versa. Just look at the photos I put together below and you can see just how beautiful Black truly is!
These are just SOME of the images that represent the MANY beautiful Black faces from the past and present!