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Black women are unequivocally the most controversial humans on earth and it starts with our hair.  From the moment when we are little girls getting braids, ponytails, kinky afros tamed with tight headbands, burned with hot combs, and eventually even more burned with chemicals, our hair defines us.  I remember loving my braids with the beads on the end. Hearing them clack together.  Some of my friends got jerl curls but that didn’t look very appealing to me the way it always dripped with liquid.  In the 5th grade, all my friends had relaxers while I still had ponytails with barretts on the ends.  I remember one of my classmates leaning over and telling me that my clothes were always nice and stylish but my hair always looked a mess.  She told me I needed a perm.  I was freakin 10!

I became self-conscious about my natural curly, wavy, poofy…

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Bienvenue à Mers Les Bains. Ces images sont superbes!

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Mers-les-bains, station balnéaire fière de sa plage de galets et de la hauteur de ses falaises. Mais aussi une ville d’une architecture unique.

Construite à la fin du 19ème siècle pour les riches plaisanciers, une grande partie de la ville est aujourd’hui protégée au titre de « secteur sauvegardé » par les monuments historiques.

photos Dominique Milliez

Pour en savoir plus sur les villas Belle Epoque, contactez l’Office de Tourisme de Mers les Bains
43, rue Jules Barni

Louise Félix-Bulcourt, restauratrice de céramique architecturale

80350 Mers les Bains (carte : A) Tél : 02 27 28 06 46 www.ville-merslesbains.fr

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THE 37TH FRAME

Descendants of enslaved Africans, the Gullah/Geechee are fighting to hold on to their land and culture in the face of development.

Photojournalist Pete Marovich is trying to raise awareness of the plight of the Gullah/Geechee people of the Sea Islands along the southeastern coast of the United States. Direct descendants of enslaved Africans, the Gullah/Geechee are fighting to hold on to their land and culture in the face of development.

He is raising funds to complete the project and to donate a framed exhibition of the images to the Gullah/Geechee people.

You can see more images from the project and find more information here: Shadows of the Gullah.

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As the Gullah/Geechee lands are consumed by development, can their culture survive? Or will it be reduced to a tourist attraction or a relic of the past?

I moved to Beaufort, S.C. with my family in…

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Feast your eyes on, and open your mind to, an authentically Black American culture that struggles to survive despite repeated black eyes from golf balls.  I’ll take a Gullah basket and some dat gumbo an red rice over dem real estate developers’ greedy goals. Fore? No, foul!

A descendant of the Gullah-Geechee people of the South Carolina Sea Islands and coastal SC and GA  — and ‘Bama Blacks and Chickasaw, and Scots-Irish and French Huguenots — je vous présente a reblog of the article “The Culture and Language of the Gullah-Geechee Blacks of South Carolina” published on the WordPress blog Anna Renee is Still Talking.

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It’s very interesting how some black folks in America are bi-lingual and don’t know it.  Many, if not most of us speak a second language that’s not classified as such, generally speaking.  For certain people, the way blacks in America speak is considered  sub-standard english, or just ignorance on display.  I wanted to find out what was being said about our black language, or dialect, or sub standard english, beyond the negative things that I know are being said.  There’s always ridicule concerning anything and everything that black people do.  So I start looking online for information about black American english, and there’s quite a bit being said.  The most interesting thing I found was information about the Gullah-Geechee people of South Carolina.

These black people who called themselves Gullah in South Carolina, and Geechee in Georgia, have lived in the low country islands of this area since the days of slavery, when they were brought…

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