Everyday Froday Blog — Africa

Four Black Heroes!

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Four Black Heroes!

  Black History Month is often a time where we get to celebrate and educate people on the victories and hardships that our ancestors had to go through in order for us to be where we are today. The list of pioneers and heroes of Black History is endless however today we’ve picked four to highlight for you all!     MARCUS GARVEY Born on the 17th August 1887, Jamaican political activist, journalist and entrepreneur Marcus Garvey formed and led the UNIA  Pan African movement which aimed to unify people of African descent worldwide. Garvey spent two years in London studying...

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The Short Story Behind African Headwraps

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The Short Story Behind African Headwraps

Now you're probably aware of Headwraps, they come in many colours, sizes and patterns and are used for various different occasions. Now, depending on where you grew up you may never have noticed when you actually started seeing or using headwraps yourself  however, what you probably don't know is the cultural meaning behind some of these headwraps.  Now depending on where you come from the headwrap has different names. For example in Nigeria you'd call it a Gele, in Botswana a Tuki and in Ghana, Malawi and Zimbabwe it's called a Duku. Despite the various names the African headwrap has...

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What is happening in Africa?

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What is happening in Africa?

Today we want to raise awareness on some of the issues currently going on in the Motherland. Mama Africa is hurting and we in the diaspora must do the best we can to lend our voices and support our people back home. So in case you have been out of the loop or just want some information on what is going on I’ll give you a brief rundown. Disclaimer! This information I am sharing is based on the news being shared online, I by no means know the full scale or entirety of them all and urge you to do...

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Did you know? Four things that Black people Invented

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Did you know? Four things that Black people Invented

As we celebrate Black History Month we often use this time to celebrate with the Black community worldwide. Here at Everyday Froday we’ve compiled a list of just some of the incredible inventions Black people have done that have benefited us as a society! Enjoy!  The Carbon Filament by Lewis Howard Latimer Invented by Lewis Latimer the Carbon filament was one of his major inventions which turned out to be a key part in the development of the incandescent lightbulb. Latimer was a patent draftsman and also worked closely with Alexander Graham Bell and had sketched out ideas for the...

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The History Behind Braids

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The History Behind Braids

It's not uncommon to hear the term cultural appropriation be thrown about when talking about a non Black woman wearing braids and Cainrows/Cornrows. As stylish as they may be now it is very important to understand where braids originate from, the history behind the style and WHY it is such an important part of Black Culture. SO, since it’s Black History Month we here at the Froday HQ are about to do JUST THAT!! To make this very simple, easy and clear to understand we're going to break it down into three parts, The origin of braids, The cultural impact...

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