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Check Out DiasporAfri’s RBG Freedom Collection!

Hey Y’all! I am so excited to share with you all the Melanated Gem RBG Freedom Collection™️. Many of you know that the Pan-African colors of freedom are Red, Black, and Green. Many of you may know that Marcus Garvey is my hero, I have learned a lot from him, and I model some of my thoughts after him. He was the person I latched on to in graduate school when I was studying for my Master of Arts in Africana Studies, and I took a class on Pan-Africanism. Well, Marcus Garvey is the father of Pan-Africanism. Besides that, I have been studying my authentic audience, it was my goal to build an authentic audience using my authentic voice, and I found that the majority of my social media followers and supporters follow Pan-Africanism, and the majority of my supporters that actively support DiasporAfri are also Black Males, at least 90%! I also have lovely, strong, ladies that support DiasporAfri, LLC, and honestly, I love you all. I decided to dedicate this collection to my dedicated supporters, I thank all of you for your support over the years. This set represents freedom and unity, this set represents the Global Black Diaspora, and those dedicated to liberating us. We are Afrikans not because we were born in Africa, but Africa was born in us. Pan-Africans identify as African because we do not take on the title that was given to us brutally, we reclaim our original title. In the words of Marcus Garvey, “Africa for the Africans!”

  1. The Afrikan Man™️ Bracelet is for the melanated kings that continuously have shown love, supported, purchased, shared, and encouraged DiasporAfri, LLC. The word “King” is featured with Bronze Metal letters. The ends are tied twice and sewn several times for extra security.
  2. The Melanated Gem RBG Freedom Set™️ is for the ladies, it features the same items as the Melanated Bundle™️, with the Pan-African RBG colors. A handmade headband that is sewn and glued for extra security, and features the word “Afrikan” in gold acrylic letters. The bracelet features the RBG colors, and a pop of gold glass beads to make you sparkled like a gem, featuring the word “Gem” with Bronze Metal Letters (if you want the word “Afrikan”, the letters will be gold acrylic). The waist beads feature RBG colored stones and the words “Afrikan Gem” with Bronze Metal Letters. This is offered in a set only.
  3. The RBG Queen & King: Freedom set™️ is for the lovely Melanated couples! DiasporAfri is all about Black love and building strong Black families. This set comes with similar style bracelets; one catering to men, the other catering to ladies, with the words “Queen” and “King” respectively, with Bronze Metal letters.

Thank you all for your support! Be sure to check out the entire Melanated Gem™️collection by clicking here, see you soon!

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Afrocubanismo: #Throwback Black History Month Post

Hello All! I posted this on Twitter the other day, and many people found it relatable as I related it to the artistic movement seen in the Harlem Renaissance! Afrocubanismo is the era of artistic expression created by Afro-Cubans, similar to the Harlem Renaissance. We really have the same movements all over the Diaspora because we are one! Each and every movement we see in one part of the African Diaspora can be found in another part, even in times where they had no media to get ideas. That is what we call, the African spirit. Check out the blog post below, originally posted on May 26. 2016. Also, follow DiasporAfri, LLC on Twitter to get many more #throwback Black History Month blog posts throughout the day. See you soon!


ETHNIC AND CULTURAL GROUPS

Afro-Cubans are Cubans who’s ancestry is in West Africa or other parts of Africa.

Afrocubanismo is a term used to describe the influential artistic movement of the late 1920s and 1930s in Cuba, similar in many ways to the Harlem Renaissance. It was characterized by a sudden increase of interest in Afro-Cuban themes in music, novels, painting, ballet, and other forms of expression that had no priority in the Caribbean prior to that time. These were the first decades in which the culture of the black working class was accepted as a legitimate form of national expression by Cuban society as a whole. Afrocubanismo influenced almost all types of art, both elite and popular, which included the poetry of Emilio Ballagas, José Tallet, and Nicolás Guillén; the paintings of Eduardo Abela, Jaime Valls, and Wilfredo Lam; the novels of Alejo Carpentier; the musical theater of Ernesto Lecuona, Jaime Prats, and Gonzalo Roig; the symphonic compositions of Alejandro García Caturla, Amadeo Roldán, and Gilberto Valdés; and the popularity of Cuban son music and commercial dance bands.

Afrocubanismo art was created and promoted by various groups of people in Cuba. Formally trained (mainly white) middle-class artists created representations of black culture that had a huge impact on national consciousness, especially through popular song. Cuba’s black middle classes contributed significantly to the popularization of the art, though primarily as interpreters. Working-class Afrocubans supported the movement more specifically by forming carnival bands, making new musical genres more popular from within their own communities, performing for tourists, and infusing commercial arts of various kinds with influences from cultural traditions.

This era birthed a new passion in many Afro-Cuban progressive thinkers, journalists, and artists. They strived to forge an identity that was inclusive of the African heritage and the contributions of Afro-Cubans in all aspects of the country’s history.

Bravo! Way to go, Cuba! 💜