MALCOLM X ON BLEACHING!

'WHO TAUGHT YOU TO HATE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR? WHO TAUGHT TO HATE THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN?TO THE EXTENT YOU BLEACH TO GET LIKE THE WHITE MAN?....."

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STAY BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL!!-DON'T BLEACH AND DIE IN THE PROCESS!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"YOU DEY BLEACH?",FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI SANG IN THIS SONG '"YELLOW FEVER"!


Yellow Fever lyrics

Fela Kuti





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Lyrics to Yellow Fever Different different fever na him dey
Different different fever na him dey
Different different fever na him dey
Different different fever na him dey

Malaria fever nko? (He dey!)
Jaundice fever nko? (He dey!)
Hay fever nko? (He dey!)
Influenza fever nko? (He dey!)
Inflation fever nko? (He dey!)
Freedom fever nko? (He dey!)
Yellow fever nko? (He dey!)

[Chorus]
Na him dey bring the matter now he dey!

Yellow fever nko? (He dey!)

[Chorus]
Na him dey bring the matter now he dey!

I say tell them make them hear (You say!)
All fever na sickness (You say!)
Original sickness (You say!)
Hay fever na sickness (You say!)
Original sickness (You say!)
Malaria na sickness (You say!)
Original sickness (You say!)
Jaundice na sickness (You say!)
Original sickness (You say!)
Influenza na sickness (You say!)
Original sickness (You say!)
Inflation na sickness (You say!)
Original sickness (You say!)
Freedom na sickness (You say!)
Original sickness (You say!)

Yellow fever nko? (You say!)

[Chorus]
Original and artificial he dey!

Yellow fever nko? (You say!)
One more...

[Chorus]
Original and artificial he dey!

Bom bom bom, tell me now...

Original catch you
Your eye go yellow
Your yansh go yellow
Your face go yellow
Your body go weak
I say but later if you no die inside
The yellow go fade away

Artificial catch you
You be man or woman
Na you go catch am yourself
Na your money go do am for you
You go yellow pass yellow
You go catch moustache for face
You go get your double colour
Your yansh go black like coal
You self go think say you dey fine
Who say you fine?

[Chorus]
Na lie, you no fine at all!
At all, na lie!

My sister, who say you fine?

[Chorus]
Na lie, you no fine at all!
At all, na lie!

Yellow fever

[Chorus]
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach!

You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
African mother
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
Sissi wey dey go
Yellow fever
Stupid thing
Yeye thing
Fucking thing
Ugly thing
Yellow fever
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
African mother
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
Sissi wey dey go
Yellow fever

Now to the underground spiritual game
Underground where dey down for school
Over there for school, yes

Where dey go say: teacher
Oya!

[Chorus]
Teacher!

Who steal my bleaching?
My precious bleaching?
I buy am for shopping
For forty naira
How I go yellow?
How I go find out?
I go die o
I go die o
I go die o

According to complaint
Complaint must get answer
I beg please, help me help teacher
Oya, foolish
Oya!

[Chorus]
Foolish!

Who steal your bleaching?
Your precious bleaching?
You buy am for shopping
For forty naira
You self all yellow
How you go find out?
Your face go yellow
Your yansh go black
Your moustache go show
Your skin go scatter
You go die o
You go die o
You go die o
You go die o

[Chorus]
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach!

You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
African mother
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
Sissi wey dey go
Yellow fever
Stupid thing
Yeye thing
Fucking thing
Ugly thing
Yellow fever
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
African mother
You dey bleach, o you dey bleach
Sissi wey dey go
Yellow fever
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 FROM THE NATION NEWSPAPER,NIGERIA



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You dey bleach?

• WHO rates Nigerian women as world champions in skin-bleaching
Nigeria seems to have become a remorselessly cheerless place, like an arid land where flowers don’t grow. In the last few years she has been shorn of good news, especially as concerns human development indices emanating from the United Nations agencies. We are prominent but only in the league of the laggards. Among the poor nations, we are notable; on the jobless index, we are running strong. Just raise any social or economic index and Nigeria is preeminent on the negative end of it.
While these may be understandable considering that our polity has been long beset with poor leadership which has left her underdeveloped for a long time, how do we explain her current laurel as the country with the most bleached women in the world, as recently adjudged by the World Health Organisation (WHO)? The desire to make the colour of the skin lighter is a personal decision and has nothing to do with economic or social pressures; it is strictly a self-induced harm.
According to WHO, 77 percent of women in Nigeria use skin-lightening products and this is the world’s highest. This compares with 59 percent in Togo and 27 percent in Senegal. An independent poll conducted in Abuja early in the year by NOI Polls corroborates WHO’s position. Ironically, it was discovered that the practice cuts across all social strata while educational standing did not prove to be an important factor. This suggests that attempt to alter the colouration of one’s skin has deep-rooted psychological and colonial undertones.
Some respondents said they use skin-lighteners because they want “white skin” while yet others said they wished to “look beautiful” and “attractive to the opposite sex”. It was also discovered that many people who bleach believe that light or pale skin depicts beauty and success while dark complexion is considered to be below standard and ordinary.
Sadly, skin bleaching substances like most other things, are hardly regulated in Nigeria. All sorts of tubes, plastic bags of powders, ointments and mixtures can be found in most patent medicines stores and on the sidewalks in markets across the country. Both the imported and locally concocted ones are sold side-by-side by vendors. Some of the most ruinously potent ones are not labelled as to their ingredients.
Skin-bleaching has become a pandemic in Nigeria regardless of the fact that skin-lightening creams have been proven over the years to contain dangerous and toxic substances such as hydroquinone, mercury compounds and topical steroids which are known to cause such debilities as kidney failure, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Long use of these chemicals which steadily erodes the concentration of melanin (dark pigments of the skin) often portends long-term damaging effects on the bleached skin; it makes the skin less responsive to suture during surgery while large dose of the chemicals in the body could affect the unborn child in child-bearing women.
It is quite worrisome that even in this age so many Nigerians are still prisoners of their skin colour. Even after we have been liberated from the shackles of colonialism, many of us are still unable to break the chain of inferiority complex and low self-esteem. Despite the crusading work of people like James Aggrey, Booker T. Washington and even Kwame Nkrumah, many years ago, it is uncanny that some Africans, led by Nigerians, would still consider the white skin better or superior to black.
Let us restate Aggrey’s evocative words on this matter that, “I am proud of my colour, whoever is not proud of his colour is not fit to live.” While we urge government to ban bleaching substances and criminalise their sale, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) must initiate campaign to educate bleachers on the need to shore up their self-esteem, be proud of their exquisite black skin and try being beautiful from the inside.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BLACKS BLEACHING! -YOU ARE KILLING YOURSELVES AS WELL AS COMMITTING RACIAL SUICIDE!- FROM CHELUMUMBA.WORDPRESS.COM

FROM CHELUMUMBA.WORDPRESS.COM

NO BLEACHING ALLOWED: Fashion Week Bans Models Who Bleach Skin

Bleaching Gone Bad
Bleaching Gone Bad
This is the kind of news that gives you hope in the reversal of our collective self-destruction. Adama Ndiaye–aka Adama Paris–has become my new idol. She is the founder of Dakar Fashion Week in Senegal and during the recent opening  declared that she had banned skin-bleaching models from the week-long event.
This is what I call real revolution. Creating our own platforms and making our own rules.
Many of my aunts skin-bleach. My church is full of women with yellow faces and black hands. One of my aunts bleaches so well that I was almost fooled–having not seen her consistently since toddler-hood. It seems that those who use the pills versus the creams see more believable results. And are probably more likely to get cancer or have heart problems. Praying for my aunts.
Upon searching for “Skin whitening pills” you will get many more links to suppliers than you will research or commentary =( Want some? Buy some here, here, oh and here. But don’t stop there, the stuff is everywhere. Good luck finding stuff on the dangers.
The most interesting thing to me about skin bleaching is that this is a verb that can not effectively be used in past tense. Did you know? Skin bleachers have to continue the process for life because when they stop using the creams, their skin takes on an even darker complexion than what it was to begin with. I have so much to say on this topic, but for now I will leave it at this article below from Reuters. My commentary in teal.

Dakar fashion week takes stand against skin bleaching

(Reuters) – Backstage at Dakar Fashion Week a group of young women squeeze into impossibly high heels while others sit still as make-up artists paint their eyelids a shining emerald color.
Look At That Skin
Look at that skin. How can you tell me that is not God[ess]?
All legs and cheekbones, the models are subject to the same pressures as their counterparts walking runways in London, Paris, and New York. And perhaps more. Like many women from the streets of Senegal, some fashion models in West Africa have bleached their skin, seeking to achieve a “cafĂ© au lait” color regarded by some as the aesthetic ideal.
This year, however, Senegal’s marquee fashion event is making a stand against the damaging practice.  Damaging psychologically and physically. Self hatred is a drug…
“I am against it,” said Adama Ndiaye, better known as Adama Paris, who started the annual fashion fete in 2002.
Ndiaye announced at the opening of Dakar Fashion Week that she had banned any models using skin depigmentation cream from participating in the six-day event.
A local newspaper, Sud Quotidian, claimed more than 60 percent of Senegalese women use skin bleaching products for non-medical reasons. What the heck is a medical reason for bleaching your skin? Vitiligo? How about we find a cure in the bush? I hope that’s the only possible “medical” reason, even though I don’t want to consider it one.
Women of all classes and education levels use these often unregulated skin creams. Well-heeled and unshod women across Senegal bare the tell-tale signs of long-term bleaching – blotches of discolored skin on their arms and faces. That’s because they’re using the cheap stuff.
skin-bleaching-gone-bad
“mercury in skin lightening products also causes skin rashes, skin discoloration and scarring, as well as a reduction in the skin’s resistance to bacterial and fungal infections.” – Vanguard
“I’m trying to teach them to like themselves,” said Ndiaye of the natural-toned models selected for this year’s show.
Self-esteem is not the only issue at stake, according to dermatologist Fatoumata Ly.
“In my practice, I see a huge number of women with complications from this practice,” Ly said.
Women often use prescription-strength corticosteroid creams to lighten their skin, she said.
“When absorbed into the blood stream, corticosteroids pose serious risks, particularly for the heart,” she said. Skin cancer is also a potential side effect.
This year’s collections emphasized sleek minimalist designs, in forceful primary colors and jet blacks, with designs targeting international women. Models strutted in towering Louboutin platform pumps down a runway inside a luxurious nightclub.
The African designers showcasing their talents hailed Ndiaye’s public stance at the event, which ended on Sunday.
Sophie Nzinga Sy, a couturier educated at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York, was infuriated when she saw huge billboards promoting skin lightening products springing up around Dakar.
“It was ridiculous,” she said of the blanched face used in the advertising campaign. “Our skin is something that we should value.”
This woman did her one better in saying: 
“Society is constantly telling us that fair-skinned women are beautiful – in the media, on TV – and Senegalese women have started to believe it,” Deme added. “So we want to show that dark-skinned women are really beautiful, and that natural black skin should be celebrated.”( Aisha Deme, Entrepreneur, Dakar )
Sidling nervously between hair and make-up stations, models also expressed their support for Ndiaye’s initiative. “I think it’s a great idea,” said Dorinex Mboumba. “It will discourage others from the practice.”
“We don’t need to change the color of our skin to be beautiful.”   How about “our skin is gorgeous. The notion of bleaching it is insanity.”?
The Adama Ndiaye
The Adama Ndiaye
For Ndiaye herself, the stand against skin bleaching largely boils down to aesthetics.
“It’s not even pretty,” she said. “For me, it’s just a turn off.”
I sincerely hope her politics are deeper than this offline…









(Re)Sources:
Uproar in Dakar over billboards promoting bleaching:
http://www.biyokulule.com/view_content.php?articleid=5534 (They didn’t know that the new Senegalese don’t get down with that BS. That incredible Black skin…bleached away…?
Dangers of skin bleach components:
http://odili.net/news/source/2012/jan/27/325.html
Fashion Ghana repost:
http://www.fashionghana.com/site/skin-bleaching-models-were-banned-from-dakar-fashion-week-2013/
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