Rebirthing Black Culture

At last--the journey is over. Rest, weep, laugh, pray, celebrate; whatever you need in order to reunite with your ancestors; and until your new journey begins... Welcome home.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
(1)I really like the idea behind this blog but as an african I feel like you've romanticised africa as a whole. and the images you post are only of rural africa,if you really want people to know the real africa please stop posting colonial-type images
rebirthingblackculture rebirthingblackculture Said:

Hello,

Firstly, thanks so much for the message! I really am not trying to romanticize Africa. I know for a fact that I’ve reblogged urban images of Africa, but I will try to post more! Most of the posts that I get are from blogs focusing on Africa (whether in general or specific places) and/or things in the tag. I have had little time to put as much time into this blog as I would like, which is why I’m currently looking for mods.

If you could send me in the right direction of better images, I’d greatly appreciate it. Please feel free to send in submissions, too! Mainly because the point of this blog is to archive submissions from people more knowledgeable, so those of us learning can educate ourselves. 

(Also, I never got the (2) part of your post, only (1)?)

Thanks again for the criticism!

rebirthingblackculture:

REBIRTHING BLACK CULTURE is a blog dedicated to helping black people rediscover who they are, with the opportunity to experience it with others who are also on that personal journey. This is a safe place for people of color and holds opportunities for us all to create families among ourselves and revive buried cultures.

This blog will include:

  • Ancestry Resources
  • Ethnic DNA Test Links
  • Various Culture Information
  • Members Archive - for language/culture, friendship, travel partners, etc.
  • Comments & Stories of Black People During This Process
  • Love & Support

With the help of everyone, we can make this a success! Please reblog and spread the word on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, an any other social media! 

Love, Peace & Hair Grease, 

Admin. E

chemman9 replied to your post “Despite the fact that 86 countries in the world have an anti-gay law, this was the only constructive thing you could find to share about Uganda, that and a dress held in a museum in Canada… Is that how you rebirth black culture?”

I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation of the time and effort you put forth in maintaining this blog - especially while in college. Keep up the great effort!

Thank you so much! It’s definitely time-consuming work! 

-Mod. E

There is a history of Blackface in Australia. It is a hurtful and degrading history that denied our right to self representation and helped to create the racial stereotypes that plague our nation today.
Jirra Lulla Harvey, Aboriginal journalist  (via black-australia)

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rebirthingblackculture:

Hey followers,

 If it hasn’t been obvious already, I am not the best when it comes to time management and organization at the moment: life happens. I’m currently traveling across the globe for disclosed reasons, and I have a million things to take care of. *Hopefully* by mid-summer, things should slow down for me to focus on this blog, but until then, I just don’t have the time. 

I’ve seen other blogs and the conflict that occurs with “mods” and I absolutely do not want nor will I tolerate that. Even now, I’m still hesitant on trusting outside sources with access to this page, as it means so much to me, but I’m going to give it a try.

With that being said, feel free to submit a Mod Application and I will review it (as well as your blog - NOTE: I am allowed to pick mods based on the kind of politics/views/opinions they post on their personal blogs) as soon as I can. 

Thanks so much for the support and patience! :)

-Admin. E 

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radicalarchive:

'Black Prison Movements USA', Network of Black Organizers, Africa World Press, Trenton, New Jersey, 1995.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Despite the fact that 86 countries in the world have an anti-gay law, this was the only constructive thing you could find to share about Uganda, that and a dress held in a museum in Canada... Is that how you rebirth black culture?
rebirthingblackculture rebirthingblackculture Said:

Hello,

I am always open to criticism, yet I am less receptive to rudeness. 

Everything posted recently has been recent information in the tags. Tumblr is seriously American-focused when it comes to news, which is why I thought it was important to post recent news outside of America that is relevant to this blog. There is only one person right now running this blog and with 86 countries to post information of, organize, and archive forgive me if it’s not up to par. 

While I intend for this blog to become a success, it’s still pretty new? Not to mention I’m in college and traveling everywhere taking care of things I need to take care of. 

The submission box is ALWAYS open, and the purpose of this blog IS FOR OTHER PEOPLE - MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT CERTAIN TOPICS OF DISCUSSION - TO SHARE THAT KNOWLEDGE. 

This blog was created because I, myself, am still discovering my roots. At most, I am just the moderator, who passes on the information, and donates DNA kits when I can.

I’m sorry for the presentation of this blog; I’m working on it. If you have something helpful to say, feel free to share.

I may not be perfect, but I am learning.

-Mod. E

13monthsofsunshine:

OkayAfrica followed Erykah Badu when traced where her ancestors have walked on this earth. The beautiful and inspiring Bamileke “Grass field People”  of Cameroon is where her mother’s side came.  

As she been working on the album she knows now more then ever that she will be visiting the Mother continent and especially her 4th generations birthplace Cameroon.  

So happy for her! 

We only hope to re-unite all our brothers and sisters to their homelands! 

-Rebirthingblackculture.tumblr.com

rebirthingblackculture:

Hey followers,

 If it hasn’t been obvious already, I am not the best when it comes to time management and organization at the moment: life happens. I’m currently traveling across the globe for disclosed reasons, and I have a million things to take care of. *Hopefully* by mid-summer, things should slow down for me to focus on this blog, but until then, I just don’t have the time. 

I’ve seen other blogs and the conflict that occurs with “mods” and I absolutely do not want nor will I tolerate that. Even now, I’m still hesitant on trusting outside sources with access to this page, as it means so much to me, but I’m going to give it a try.

With that being said, feel free to submit a Mod Application and I will review it (as well as your blog - NOTE: I am allowed to pick mods based on the kind of politics/views/opinions they post on their personal blogs) as soon as I can. 

Thanks so much for the support and patience! :)

-Admin. E 

beautiesofafrique:

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