In this week's episode, we're celebrating all things Black History... in fashion, beauty, and in faith! Our ancestors have left an incredible footprint in history, and I want to be able to celebrate that by educating you about OUR HISTORY in AMERICAN HISTORY!
Disclaimer: This episode may offend some communities with harsh tones, but keep in mind… we’re here to educate you, not disrespect you!
Think about what it's like to be a Black person in today's world.
The world tells you that you aren't enough—not smart enough, not pretty enough, not talented enough. It doesn't tell you that you're smart and beautiful, but that you probably don't matter too much anyway. It tells you that your life is worth less than the lives of others.
But despite all of this, Black people have always believed in themselves as more than just "Black." They've always believed they were doing big things, and they've always believed in their own power to do those same big things in the future. That's why so many Black people have risen above terrible conditions to create incredible things. And we're here today because of their faith in themselves and each other.
Fashion has been an important part of Black culture for centuries. It's how we express ourselves and celebrate our many subcultures. Fashion and the Black community have had a long, symbiotic relationship. Before the days of being forced to wear white-washed, ill-fitting clothing, Black people wore their own fashion trends. These trends were inspired by African cultures and designed to celebrate beauty and individuality.
The Black community has long been concerned with beauty and aesthetics, concerning not only the hair of men, but also their clothing and body shape. Black women have always had a reputation for being beautiful. But it wasn't until the mid-20th century that they were able to fully realize their true potential.
The Black community has long been known for its faith, and the faith that once existed in the Black community is still alive today. Faith has always been a core part of the Black community's identity.
Faith in the Black community dates back to the 1600s, when many African-Americans were forced to convert to Christianity to stay alive. Future generations continued this faith, joined by a large number of slaves who were looking for a blessing in their new home. With poverty, injustice and racism widespread, church was often one of the few places Blacks could meet peacefully. Clergy and other religious leaders also provided schooling, resources and support that helped sustain Blacks during this time period.
From slaves who used it as a means of survival to Black churchgoers who use it as a platform for social change, the relationship between African Americans and religion is complex, rich with history, and integral in shaping the identity of the Black community.
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