The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA.
[Dr. Spencer Wells]
Zion the Strong :: Zion the Beautiful Hosted by robt.shepherd

Is Not Zion the Mother of Us All?

Model above is actress Phylicia Rashad

Who Will Revere the Black Woman?

America's old PC "Marilyn Monroe image" is the iconic blond conception of feminine beauty. But where is BLACK WOMAN? We are either the ebony sluts (black magic, voodoo woman) or we are the Earth Mother, fecund -- almost supernatural -- but not quite the classic Hollywood "feminine" - "sexy." Why is that? See us for what we are. We are neither exoteric sorceress nor complacent Aunt Jemima.

In simple honesty, black woman is just that -- Woman. She has known the sufferings of the people. She has borne their sorrows. She has carried their griefs. She has stood by the sons of Nubia, but also has, out of courageous duty nd a true sense of survival, even sustained the oppressor man. She has served the pampered "belles" and struggled to survive the black holocaust. She has had to be both mother and father to the youth, and has emerged, somehow, strong, resilient, and more than ever, beautiful. And her people not only survive. Today, they thrive.

Has destiny decreed that the innate genius and grace of African Americans at last come to the fore? Is the glorious primal beauty of west Africans and New World Blacks at last to receive the appreciation and honour that such beauty has so long warranted?

We are now witnessing the grace of Mother Zion as, without effort, she seizes, controls, and disciplines the white race socially, spiritually, and sexually.

We are witnessing obedient, submissive whites who wish to serve Nubian people exclusively; Paying homage to mankind's Genesis race; Yielding to their equatorial wisdom and sexual superiority; Basking in their cultural vitality and joy; Thirsting after their effortless spirituality and creative fecundity.

Why are we seeing this? Could it be that the words of the messengers are true? The day is coming after all when Caucasians are turning again to their most primeval Edenic origins, when all humanity is looking with reverence toward Mother Africa, toward the rock whence they are hewn, and the hole of the pit whence they are digged. [Isaiah 51.1].

Was Moses the first "Black Hebreu" ?

here's a bit on the historic Black Jews ("Falashas") of Ethiopia :Beta Israel

baruch ha-Shem
Blessed be the Name

Controversial assertion: what if the roots of Christianity lie not in European classicism,
but rather in Shemitic-Hamitic origins, and --- Africa!!

זכר ימות עולם בינו שנות דור־ודור שאל אביך ויגדך זקניך ויאמרו לך

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee: thy elders, and they will tell thee.

two souls

Art for the Soul - I love this beautiful pinterest site by Desiree Johnson

lusty sexy racialicious

Model Role

Neferteri Shepherd
Model Neferteri Shepherd
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You can't keep a good woman down
Project Runway
by Gina Salamone and Tracy Connor

The fashion shows in Bryant Park were a glorious explosion of color - unless you were looking at the models. A campaign to promote diversity on the runways during New York's Fashion Week appears to have failed miserably. In one of the globe's most multicultural cities, the talent in the tents last week was as white as a Vera Wang wedding gown.

A survey by the Daily News revealed that out of 1,584 model slots, 94 went to black mannequins - a paltry 6%. Latinas accounted for only 17 slots, about 1%, and Asians for 95, or 6%. Out of 66 shows in the tents at Bryant Park or the adjacent space in the New York Public Library, 18 designers had no black models, and six of those put on all-white lineups.

"I'm disappointed," supermodel Naomi Campbell told The News when she learned of the findings. "For this to be going on in 2008 is just shocking." Even more disturbing is that the racial divide persisted despite a high-profile crusade to get designers to diversify their model stables. Diane Von Furstenburg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, sent a letter to designers, agencies and casting directors last month, urging them to craft shows "that are truly multicultural."

She might have expected the industry to at least pay lip service to the directive. Instead, the numbers suggest many designers gave it the kissoff. A council spokeswoman declined to comment on the survey results but said the group takes the issue "seriously." IMG Models, which produced the shows, said it expects improvement in the future. But others weren't as blasé.

"We are losing the colors in fashion," said supermodel Tyson Beckford, who was seen applauding the rare black model to strut past him at several shows. "Every season, you notice it's starting to get worse." He put designers on notice that the whitewash won't be silently tolerated. "We're not afraid to call them out," he said.

Michelle Smith, the designer behind Milly, said she signed up one black model this year - but then had to cut her because she gained some weight. "I really think it's stemming from the modeling agencies," said Smith, who did book a Latina model. "They're not giving us any people to choose from."

Jill Stuart's show had not one black, Asian or Latina model. CEO Ron Curtis blamed modeling agencies for not sending enough minorities to casting calls. He said his casting director, who is not white, tried to hire two of the most popular black models, Jourdan Dunn and Liya Kebede. "But they were exclusive to Oscar [de la Renta], whose show follows ours," he complained.

Academy of Art had one Latina and two Asians showcasing its designs, but no blacks. The show's creative director, Roger Padilha, also pointed fingers. "Of the approximately 450 girls we saw on castings from 16 different agencies, only 12 were African-American," he said. Vivienne Tam, who had three Asian models out of 35, beat the same drum when asked about the lack of black and Hispanic women at her event.

"I'd love to use them but there are not enough," she said. Neil Hamil, director of Elite North America, said it's so difficult to get designers to book his black models he donated $1,000 to underwrite the industry's next "Absence of Color" town hall forum. "This Fashion Week I know we had higher hopes to see more of our ethnic talent, but it's been kind of a disappointment," Hamil said.

Ex-model and agent Bethann Hardison, who has been leading the diversity push, thinks there's plenty of blame to go around. "Everybody has a little hand on it," she said. And the designers' pale palette could translate into more red for the bottom line, industry insiders said. The chorus of "no ethnic models" from casting directors in the last decade has put fashion into a funk, Hardison said.

"It's not exciting anymore. The clothes are great, but the vibe of fashion is so dead." 'They just say ... have a nice day' Model Joan Smalls hit the catwalk in eight shows last week, but says she missed out on at least one because of the color of her skin. "There is a certain type of prejudice and you can sense it from certain casting directors, so you're not given that opportunity to go further," Smalls, who is black, told the Daily News.

Without naming names, the 19-year-old New Yorker told how she went to meet a director for a big designer and was summarily turned away. By chance, Smalls ran into the designer himself in the elevator and he took notice of her classic, sultry beauty. "He actually told me that I was really beautiful and he went up with me toward his offices and introduced me to everybody ... and made sure that they saw me [at the casting call] the following day."

After the designer's intervention, Smalls was invited to the casting call, but the director took a pass on her again. Smalls, who is represented by Elite Model Management, said the incident was the "most noticeable" case of discrimination in her career. It may not have been the only time she was rejected because she's black. "They don't give you a reason," she said. "They just say, 'Thank you, have a nice day.'" [Gina Salamone and Tracy Connor ]
Diversity Jobs List

A recent survey conducted by The Washington Post and the Kaiser
Family Foundation found that although black women are heavier
than their white counterparts, they have higher levels of self-esteem.

"Black women don't have the same body image problem that white
women do. They are proud of their bodies. Black men love big butts."

(Tyra Banks)

The Hebrew Tongue - DNA of creation

CELEBRITY ICON: the curvaceous Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Hebrew - leshon ha-kodesh - the holy tongue

Aint I a woman? - Sojourner Truth

Sister Sister - Tyra Banks plays Michelle Obama

Do you love her? - treat her like a lady

Glory and Majesty - Black Woman in History

Chocolate Sister Graphics - Luscious Tush Ladies

Tiger Lily Foundation - women's health (cancer etc)

Black Woman IS Sexy - Sara's Love and Spice blogspot

Still I Rise - Maya Angelou and inner strength

whiteman's eyes open - to beauty of Black Woman

Akira Kato discusses African Steatopygy women's HIP-ness

No turning back, no turning back - affirmation and courage

The moral power of a people - can a whole race affect history?

Black Christian Women - EEW (the essence of their witness)

Dark End of the Street - Rosa Parks fights to end rape of black women

Twist of Faith (movie) - after grief, G-d still wrings good out of evil

Healing our wounds from within - find the gold inside you

A hero for our time - American youth need Obama's role model

Moral Wealth of Africa - Edward Blyden foretells spiritual reserves

The Obamas: the untold story of an African family - twenty seven generations

Maya Angelou - a "mother" for today's America - cherishing values and roots

Lift every voice and sing - the moral heart of American heritage

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Bob Shepherd As an old white guy who grew up in the climate of Segregationism, I am a bit in awe of black people for holding on to values and character in an age when the rest of us seem to have lost it. Somehow they have INNER character. My wish is that all of us could learn from them. My own wife Linda was the first one who really helped me see this. I think women have a "sight" which helps them SEE sooner than their husbands. Who was it said White women will save the world (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh maybe). Well, women, all women, are in some sense emotionally and spiritually superior.

I have to applaud black women for "standing by their man." In fact, they LIFT their men. No one has suffered more in American history than the black man. We whites should learn from blacks. I read a Jewish thing, they were talking about Sarah and Abraham. Sarah was higher status, than her relative (cousin?) Abraham. Yet she honoured him above her. She called him Lord. Truly the rabbis say princess Sarah was a woman of valor. That is how I see black woman. We whites have much to learn from the black people. They are Kings and Queens, in terms of emotional IQ. In terms of inner character.     (by Bob Shepherd 9/21/14)

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