Einladung…

Herzliche Einladung an alle

Am Pfingstsonntag, 24. Mai feiert die Römisch –Katholische Kirchengemeinde die ich besuche, das internationale Pfingstfest in Derendorf. Nach der Messe in der Kirche Heilige Dreifältigkeit, gibt es draussen vor dem Pastoralbüro und dem Pfarrgarten; Essensstände einer internationalen Küche der: Franzosen, Ghanaer, Japaner, Inder, Italiener, Maroniten (>Libanesen, Aramäer, Syren), Rumänen, Spanier und der Ukrainer. Die Messe beginnt um 10Uhr. Von 12 – 16Uhr kann man sich mit Wertemarken an den landestypsichen Speisen bedienen. Fühlt euch herzlich eingeladen. Essen gibt es reichlich.

Ort:

Barbarastr. 9

40476 Düsseldorf

Verbindungen: Vom HBF die Strassenbahn 704 Richtung Derendorf zur Haltestelle St. Vincenz Krankenhaus (10min)

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Afropunk Fashionistas – Another level

Goodness gracious, Lord have mercy. What happened to my life? Can´t believe what I have been missing out on all these years!

Shout out to Jesus – my personal Lord and saviour! Shout out to my beloved gospel, soul, hip hop, Afro beats- & German artists BUT I guess finding out just now of the Afro punk festival, makes me literally question my life.

The New York Times has described it as the “most multicultural festival in the US”. (http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2014/08/25/fashion/AFROPUNK-STYLE.html)

“Afropunk” has become synonymous with open-minded, non-conforming, unconventional and as an urban culture inspired by alternative music. Its participation refers to a majority of African Americans and other black people in the punk scene.

Breed of Ghanaian parents > born and raised in Germany > studied & lived in the UK, is just still not cutting it, when I literally just discovered some amazing pictures of the Afro punk festival 2014.

A simple fact, which I and my fellow Afro – German sisters always agreed on, is:

  • There are trendy young black people in the US & all these “wannabee fashionistas” still ain´t shit here in Germany
  • It t is only by God´s grace to find a natural good dressed, stylish, smart Afro husband potential here in Germany

Well, not to portray Germany as the worst place for Africans to live in – it is quite the opposite. Germany is nice. I love it here and consider it as my home BUT one sad fact is that most of our fellow Afro- German males only dress to impress at Sunday church services or at parties…

No offense given nor to be taken by me please, as I am allowing myself to exaggerate here a bit. I am actually talking about the things I have noticed amongst my fellow Ghanaians brothers and sisters here in Germany.

The Afro Punk festival seems to be attended by people of fashion on another level. I wouldn´t say that this is the way everyone should dress, but as a collective I find the uniqueness of each person photographed just amazing.

I guess: Brooklyn, NYC – that´s what´s up next year summer?!

Here are some pictures of the freshest looking people, in a variety of styles.

(Pictures copied from the link below)

Link:

http://youngblackmind.com/2014/08/24/whats-hot-top-fashions-of-afropunk-2014/

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Reasons why I give high credits to this magazine, is that it was just about time, to have a magazine like this. I would say that Arise is a good addition to the African American periodicals, like Ebony, Essence and more.

The reader is provided with a positive portrayal of the continent and its contribution to contemporary society across the world. Its editorial content stands out for their focus in Africa, the US and Europe, which makes me feel more connected, as I can identify with its culture.

The content is intellectual and celebrates fashion more as an art form, than an example of excessive materialism. The Afropolitan lifestyle is addressed and encouraged throughout feature articles, photography and different cultures.

Since Arise is a Nigerian but UK based publication, its content is dominated by developments in Nigeria. On the whole, I am quite impressed that other African countries do not fall short here on news coverage.

If as African or not, as long as you want to know more about “us”, better start subscribing. Education is the key and has no end. The magazine can be purchased for 3.50£ in the UK as also distributed worldwide. Germany – it is about time to stock this magazine!

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Don’t wait for love. Feel it.
Don’t wait for money. Earn it.
Don’t wait for the path. Find it.
Don’t wait for opportunity. Create it.
Don’t go for less. Get the best.
Don’t compare. Be unique.
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