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Solidarity Message to the entire Muslim Ummah

africanewsitaly:

Solidarity Message to the entire Muslim Ummah

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission,

on 2014 Eid-Al-Fitr for Muslims marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan

It is with great pleasure that I heartily congratulate the entire Muslim Ummah in general and members of the African Union Muslim Community in particular as you celebrate…

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dynamicafrica:

South Africa Ranks Highest in Gold Medals amongst African Nations at Commonwealth Games.

It’s day 6 of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and South Africa have fast edged their way to the fourth position on the medals table with a total of 24 medals - 9 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze.

Two of those gold medals were won by swimmer Chad le Clos who finished first place in both the 200m and 100m Men’s Butterfly races, setting two Commonwealth records in each. Clos has a total of five Glasgow Commonwealth medals: a silver for the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, and a bronze for the Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay and Men’s 50m Butterfly.

Fellow swimmer Cameron van der Burgh managed to win the Men’s 50m Breastroke winning gold and setting a new Commonwealth record in that race. Der Burgh won silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke behind Englishman Adam Peaty.

After beating New Zealand in the finals, the South African Rugby Sevens team won gold over the weekend making history as the first team ever to beat the Kiwis since the sport was introduced at the Commonwealth Games.

South Africa’s first gold medal was won in the Lawn Bowls after their mixed team beat the host nation 14-10 in the finals.

More Lawn Bowls victory came in the form of Prince Neluonde, Petrus Breitenbach, and Bobby Donnelly winning the Men’s Triples Gold Medal Match.

Paralympic sprinter Fanie van der Merwe won gold in the Men’s 100m T37 Final, and wrapping South Africa’s gold medalists (so far) is Zack Piontek who took home the judo Men’s -90kg Final first place title.

by-grace-of-god:

Meriam Ibrahim, the woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, arrived Thursday in Italy and met with Pope Francis in the Casa Santa Marta. During the meeting, she was accompanied by her family: Husband Daniel Wani, Martin (a year and a half), and Maya, born in prison two months ago. (News.va)

andrew-nunez:

Afro Taino - by Gaba LPL HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

andrew-nunez:

Afro Taino - by Gaba LPL HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress. 

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manutchehr:

 

Three of Tutankhamun’s Rings
(a) The green nephrite signet shows the King and Min.(b) The three-dimensional bezel is formed from a lapis lazuli scarab flanked by an inlaid falcon and moon barque on a cartouche-shaped base. The inlays are green jasper and glass.(c) The scarab bezel of the gold ring is of chalcedony; the underside shows Thoth and the udjat.

manutchehr:

 

Three of Tutankhamun’s Rings

(a) The green nephrite signet shows the King and Min.
(b) The three-dimensional bezel is formed from a lapis lazuli scarab flanked by an inlaid falcon and moon barque on a cartouche-shaped base. The inlays are green jasper and glass.
(c) The scarab bezel of the gold ring is of chalcedony; the underside shows Thoth and the udjat.

howtobeafuckinglady:

Let’s talk about Naomi, Iman, and Bethann Hardison DRAGGING the fashion industry this morning on Good Morning America. 

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

lionofallah:

A time for joy, A time for togetherness, A time to remember the Blessings of Allah..
May Allah Bless you & make you of those who receive Glad Tidings in this life and the next. Ameen!
Taqabbal Allah Minna Wa Minkum
May Allah accept it from us and you. Ameen!
Eid Mubarak!
-www.lionofAllah.com

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah bring joyous blessings to all of our families. May Allah unite and strengthen the Ummah. Ameen.

badass-bharat-deafmuslim-artista:

lionofallah:

A time for joy,
A time for togetherness,
A time to remember the Blessings of Allah..

May Allah Bless you & make you of those who receive Glad Tidings in this life and the next. Ameen!

Taqabbal Allah Minna Wa Minkum

May Allah accept it from us and you. Ameen!

Eid Mubarak!

-www.lionofAllah.com

Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah bring joyous blessings to all of our families. May Allah unite and strengthen the Ummah. Ameen.

The world’s gaze may be on the conflict in Gaza or eastern Ukraine, but a historic epidemic is ravaging West Africa: The world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak has spread to three countries, with the death toll growing.

Since the outbreak began in March, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that over 630 people have died and around 1,000 cases have been reported. As if that’s not enough, the doctor who has been leading the fight against it in Sierra Leone, Sheik Umar Khan, has also been infected.
The celebration of the 20th anniversary of democracy and freedom should not only be an opportunity to take stock of where we come from but to rethink where we want to go in terms of self-determination. History and the future demand that we critically re-evaluate everything to look for the new not only to revive African thought, history and heritage but to redefine global human relations in a way that can easily pass for what is African.
When one looks and listens to business, political and cultural leaders, we are most likely to see and hear speeches of African people that not only reinforce white supremacy but are rooted in European thinking. Our present orientation is not necessarily rooted in African thought, culture and heritage

Join Our Africa - The organization. (NJ-NYC area)

ourafrica:

July 23, 2014 - 7:07 PM

Hello everyone,

Many of you who have been following the blog for the past 4 years, know that I am always looking for a way to help expand it and share our mission with others.

As promised, this year I wanted to go as big as creating an organization. Although I have a blue print of what I would like to construct, I am still thinking big. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that there’s great benefit that comes when having an amazing team. The ability of a team that works together has the power to bring out not just the best—-but the greatest, of those qualities and facilitate them in a way that creates change and maintains continuous growth in the lives of all those who participate & contribute.

I want to create an organization that offers a platform for people who are interested in helping the continuous growth of African communities both at home and in the diaspora. An organization that offers a platform for learning, networking, discussions, investing and so much more. I open this to everyone, not just Africans to join the team.

I am looking for young adults (18yrs-30yrs) in the NJ-NYC area (as we grow, we will expand to other areas) who want to bring their talents and ideas to the table and kick off this organization.

Keep in mind, these are not paid positions (perhaps as we grow and expand, things will change) but as always, all great things take time and dedication. Nonetheless, this looks great on resumes when applying  for jobs!

If you are interested, please email your resume to vivian@ourAfricaBlog.com

If you’re not, please share and reblog to others and help spread the word! 

 Thank you,

Vivian Isaboke

Founder & Owner

This is Africa, Our Africa

dethklokvevo:

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol
didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

this is bullshit. no one go see this bullshit movie

dethklokvevo:

nablayah:

idilardayacad:

maleehaisconfused:

spikefuckingjonze:

anyone else noticing a trend here?

lol

didn’t know ancient egyptians looked like mayo…

RHAMSES IM CHOKING LIKE THEY DIDNT SEE THE STATUES OR NOTHING

Ok but of course the servants and thieves are black ok i see yall

this is bullshit. no one go see this bullshit movie