Beauty is Her Name: Harnaam Kaur

I've always had an appreciation for the phrase "Beauty lies in the Eye of the Beholder" because it's absolutely true. For Example: Have you ever drooled over a guy or girl that was totally repulsive to your fellow friend? And they repeatedly explained to you how your crush resembled a baboon's derriere? Though, in all seriousness,... Continue Reading →

Little Known Black History Fact: The Muse Brothers

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The tale of George and Willie Muse, albino brothers living in the rural South during the late 1800s, is stirring.

According to accounts, the brothers were kidnapped as boys, sold off to a local carnival sideshow and paraded around the country. The Muse brothers were a rarity: Black albinos would be a lucrative attraction for a carnival with a so-called “human oddities” segment. According to a report by The Roanoke Times, the brothers were tricked by a bounty hunter working for a sideshow promoter and taken away from their mother. The man told the brothers that their mother was dead.

In the circus, the dreadlocked brothers were first said to hail from “a colony of sheep-headed people.” The brothers learned to play guitar and mandolin, which became a feature of their act. Showman Al G. Barnes then promoted them as White Ecuadorian cannibals. The Muse…

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Hang Mioku, now 50, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28. She soon became extremely addicted. Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and consider herself as beautiful. Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out... Continue Reading →

The Gods Must Be Crazy Review

  I watched this movie in my Indigenous People in Film class. My initial reaction to “The Gods Must Be Crazy” was that it is hilarious slapstick movie. The patronizing comments about the “Bushman” being dainty and never to have known anger or ownership, the bugged eye from the African actors, and the damsel in... Continue Reading →

OUCH! Mentawai Tattoos

The Mentawai people can be found on the islands off the coast of Indonesia. They have their own religion, language with many different dialects, and survive by hunting and gathering. The Mentawai have such an amazing culture, however I find their tattoos the most fascinating. According to http://culturalanthropology.wetpaint.com/page/Mentawai, the Mentawai people tattoo their bodies frequently due to... Continue Reading →

Come here Rude boy, boy………

Am I the only one that thought Rihanna's hit song "Rude Boy" was simply about....well a boy with rude manners? Well upon further investigation, her Jamaican inspired music video makes much more sense. Apparently, being a "Rude Boy" is apart of the first youth subculture  in Kingston, Jamaica. The term was originally used to describe young criminals in the 1960's. According to the... Continue Reading →

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