Black Women : What white folks can learn from African women

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  1. dunwiddat

    dunwiddat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    African mothers see baby strollers as abhorrent fad ...


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    I never purchased strollers for any of my children. I prefer to hold my babies in my arms....close to me. A busy area with so much traffic drives me crazy. These African women can tell whites how they can bond with their children.:lol:
     
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    You live on an island, do you feel confined? I think you live in Barbados. I've been there and it is a beautiful coral island.

    Its some big dark black burly brothers on that island I often wondered where most of the black people on Barbados were from, what part of Africa?
     
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    YT people can't and don't even bond with themselves, much less their babies or children....so there ain't jack they can learn from us that they don't already know about us that they always try to use against us. Of course this is collectively speaking, not individually speaking.
     
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    It has been stated that most of the slaves who came to Barbados were from West Africa

    Barbados - A Trip Down Memory Lane - Blogger

    A former Nigerian president visited Barbados a few years ago. President Gowon and his wife.
    There are some customs here that are that are part of the tradition of Nigeria.

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    Warri is the city in Delta of the River Niger in south part of Nigeria
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    This is made from corn meal, coconut, raisins spice and sweet potato and wrapped in banana leaves. Then placed in a saucepan and cooked. The name is conki, apparently it a Ghanian word .'kenkey'.

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    This is a festival which was said to be celebrated by the slaves after the sugar cane crop:eek:
    This is just a taste JuneBugg, hope I did not bore you:lol:
     
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    Absolutely not bore me, when I was there I got to explore some caverns I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. And what was cool abut the caverns, the entry was like in the middle of town LOL.

    Yes the food seemed to have an African slant to some of the dishes but I also got to eat some Carib Indian food too and I thought it was tasty too. And that brings up another question, do the Carib Indians segregate themselves from everyone else, many of them look mixed with black in fact I would say most, what is going on in that community on Barbados?

    edit - one other thing about Barbados the Island have a violent shore line and a calm one on the other side of the Island, are the communities different too?
     
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    The Carib Indians are those which live in Dominica.

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    The Indians here are from India...originally they came as indentured servants, a sophicated word for slave... They were able to retain their Indian name but our ancestors lost their name etc. having to opt for the white folks name.
     
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    Oh OK, who were the indigenous people on the Island? I must have been thinking about St Lucia.
     
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    The indigenous people are Bajans blacks predominantly. Barbados has 90% blacks. The Indians, Syrian and Whites make up the other 10%
     
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    Always remember - "indentured servants" NO MATTER HOW THEY WERE TREATED, volunteered.

    Our ancestors did not.

    There is no comparison between the two.
     
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