thisisnotjamaica

this blog is to call out on the stereotypes of jamiaca/jamaicans

fckyeahprettyafricans:

In Ghana we say no

Ghanaian celebs against skin bleaching 

Actress and TV personality, Ama K Abebrese earlier this year, kicked off a campaign to fight against skin bleaching and skin toning. The initiative has now reached its peak with billboards popping up in Accra and Kumasi to send across her message.

With the help of Hamamat, winner of Miss Malaika Ghana 2012, Actress Nana Ama Mcbrown and actress/singer Paulina Oduro, Ama K is taking her spreading her campaign wide and across all media. Her choice of Nana Ama McBrown, and Pauline Oduro, clearly sends the message that the campaign is not against light skin but a message for women in particular to love their skin, no matter the shade or tone!

Ama K posted on her Instagram: “Some of the billboards of ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign are out on the streets of Accra and Kumasi. #Ghana. Have you spotted any of them? Tell us where. #ilovemynaturalskintone”


Hamamat is a former beauty queen and model. She was crowned Miss Malaika Ghana in 2006. She is an advocate to the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning’ campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as dark/chocolate and she says ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching


Nana Ama McBrown is a multiple award winning celebrated Ghanaian actress. She is an advocate for the ‘Say NO to skin bleaching/toning campaign. Her natural skintone can be described as caramel. She says; ‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. #saynotoskinbleaching

Paulina Oduro aka ‘Aunty Paulina’ is a singer, actress and TV personality with over 30 years experience in the entertainment industry. She is mixed raced and she is an advocate for the ‘Say No to skin bleaching/skin toning #campaign. Her natural skin tone can be described as caramel and she says ‘I Love my natural skin tone’. #saynotoskinbleaching


‘I Love my Natural Skintone’. Say NO to skin bleaching/skin toning campaign. #saynotoskinbleaching Loving the skin I’m in. Loving my dark skin, embracing the beautiful chocolate hue that God blessed me with. He made no mistakes with my skin. My black is indeed beautiful. Join the campaign and upload your pictures and tag ‘I love my natural skintone’ and share your views, let’s go

(via whitegirlsaintshit)

thebluelip-blondie:

balduncle:

lilcoffee:

fuckyeavanity:

se7en12:

utterpandamonium:

I’m not seeing things, right? That does say NIGGER brown, right??

This isn’t life. It can’t be

omg y’all, I just went on the website and this real!!!!!!

this is real

this is 100% real and it’s still up 

what the hell

(via global216)

babeobaggins:

and it’s not just white people

anti-blackness is embedded in this society so deeply that poc are also influenced and it’s so bad that even some black people themselves are so ready to throw their brothers and sisters under the bus for a nod of white approval 

(via blastortoise)

kingjaffejoffer:

Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens

After being forced from shacks, derelict buildings, and their own families, many homeless LGBTI Jamaicans have found refuge in the storm drainage systems of Kingston — known locally as the gully. For trans girls and gay men unable or unwilling to hide their sexuality, the sense of community and relative safety the gully provides acts as a welcome sanctuary, and for many, a hope of change to come.

(via wocinsolidarity)

aintralph:

I wanna thank Jamaica for Jeneil Williams.

(via whitegirlsaintshit)


Jamaican Carnival Girls

Jamaican Carnival Girls

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thedappledsky:

  • Other people’s cultures do not exist for white people to seek their spiritual enlightenment
  • No one owes you an education, and initiation, or a history lesson simply because ‘you want’
  • No one has to include you in things because ‘you want’
  • No one has to hold their tongue, sweeten their words, or chop up sentences to make white people feel better about history- colonization, slavery, genocide, ect.
  • No one should be ‘grateful’ to you for your interest in said culture

(via reverseracism)

georgetowngman:

Beautiful Muslim women from the Caribbean. Have you seen anything so beautiful!

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
you look good with the cornrows and all but that is culturual appropriation and that's a little rude lol.
this-is-not-jamaican this-is-not-jamaican Said:

haitiana:

babybutta:

goalsetc:

sabbbylicious:

goalsetc:

sabbbylicious:

UGH LEAVE ME ALONE WITH ALL THIS CULTURAL APPROPRIATION BULLSHIT.

Or you could not act like a five year old and say “oops sorry my bad” and move on with your life like adults do when they mess up…

Oops my bad?? What bad have I done?? Please explain to me why I need to apologize??

you could easily grow up and google it but i got you lol here are some links you probably won’t click or read because you want to confirm your bias not actually learn. you’re not 3 years old. you know exactly why cornrows are appropriation and you know exactly why you wanted the hairstyle… no one’s saying you need to die or go to jail but you do need to be thinking critically about the politics of black people’s hair and hair styles and why it’s like cool or edgy to have cornrows for you while other people (black people) who created and popularized the hairstyle are held responsible in a different way— not cool, not edgy, not trendy— but a means of getting kicked out of school in elementary school, not allowed on university campuses, not hired for jobs, etc.

you’re wearing them because it’s edgy and trendy (don’t lie and say you aren’t i followed you for like 4 years now lmao you’re not that hard to figure out) but black people have different circumstances with hair with hairstyles that ARE THEIRS

  1. cornrows are banned at university because of the association with unprofessionalism on black bodies 
  2. Ciara’s “Inelegant” New Hairstyle And The Politics Of Black Hair

  3. Ohio School Apologizes; Lifts Ban on Afro Puffs and Braids

  4. http://fuckyeahcracker.tumblr.com/tagged/cultural-appropriation
    http://fuckyeahcracker.tumblr.com/tagged/history
    http://fuckyeahcracker.tumblr.com/tagged/culture
    http://fuckyeahcracker.tumblr.com/tagged/cultural-significance
  5. What’s the Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation?

  6. http://fyeahcracker.tumblr.com/post/64083069021/spookyniggatalkshitwithpinkiesup

  7. Racismschool’s “Why” of Cultural Appropriation
  8. [Our entire ‘cultural appropriation’ tag]
  9. A List Of Culture Appropriation Blogs
  10. Explanation of why it’s not okay to appropriate cultures
  11. Explanation of the cultural appropriation and degradation of the significance of Paisley
  12. Explanation of the cultural appropriation and degradation of significance of locks
  13. Explanation of why white girls that ‘twerk’ never have to face bigotry and discrimination that the Black creators of twerking do
  14. Chescaleigh has a fucking entire video
  15. Cultural appropriators need to understand ‘no’ just means no. Period
  16. Why you can’t just ‘appreciate’ my culture

why are you taking it as a personal attack that you need to be so defensive about instead of being like “ooh oops” and moving on with your life… like what

I followed you for 4 years now, you aren’t that hard to figure out.” 

It’s basically like beating a dead horse with these people. She doesn’t care. She’s asian, a POC, you think other POC care about solidarity and anti blackness.