What is the meaning of Adinkra symbols? These Akan figures originated in Ghana and convey proverbs and maxims. They are used on cloth and other items.
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Alright all you fashionable shopaholics. The Chinese New Year starts February 19, 2015. Why should you get all excited? Because it’s a reason to go shopping of course. Tradition says wear Continue reading Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Style →
Pharrell Williams recently joined the growing list of celebrities who’ve offended not just Native Americans, but Natives. Period. To the dismay of many, Pharrell wore a war bonnet on the July 2014 cover of Elle UK. He later apologized, but not all offenders do. While some things are blatantly offensive others might not be so obvious, especially if the reason its offensive hasn’t been thoroughly explained.
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American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity documents the experiences of six Afro-Native Americans who open up about racism and identity issues. Continue reading Watch American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity →
Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day garner all of the attention during the month of November when the entire month is actually Native American Heritage Month.
Okay, sure Thanksgiving plays in schools across the nation give a small nod to Indians regarding the “feast”; and Natives serve in the military and are thus honored as Veterans, but can you name one without a quick internet search? Besides the foods feasted on by the Pilgrims and Indians, what other contributions have Natives made that you can name off the top of your head?
My point is that Native Americans don’t receive the recognition they deserve.
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Had it not been for The View (with new co-host Rosie Perez) , I wouldn’t have know that its Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrated from September 15 through October 15, it hardly receives any recognition.
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