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Say it with a proverb…

This collection of old proverbs from a variety of African countries represents simple yet thoughtful expression of support and inspiration. Many of these proverbs remain relevant today. They’re thought provoking, they illustrate ideas that may reinforce one’s convictions, and may even spur one to action through their subtle wisdom.

Proverbs are timeless! Inspire with FancyNaturals’ African Proverbs card collection

Be that supportive force that encourages others to find their voice. Uplift those around you and when the words escape you, simply say it with a proverb.

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Bold African ID Badge Lanyards

Why wear a basic, boring lanyard,when you could be wearing one that makes a bold statement?

These African fabric badge holders are perfect for ID or Key Card. The lanyards are made with 100% cotton, vibrant wax hollandais fabric with a retractable reel for your badge.

Get yours today!!!

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All Black Lives Matter

By Francine Holmes

I’ve recently had a debate with a few people about the “All Black Lives Matter”, some made the argument that it is synonymous with saying “All Lives Matter”, I disagreed and this is why.

“All Lives Matter“ essentially negates and misguidedly attempts to undermine the BLM movement and its outcry for justice, while the “All Black Lives Matter” is a call for inclusion; especially that of the black LGBTQ community.

It simply denotes that no matter where you fall on all the different societal stratifications, as long as you’re black, you too are being subjected to the same inequitable treatment, the same denial of your humanity, same disenfranchisement and most of all the same constant threat to your right to exist and to freely thrive!
All Black Lives Matter… means Black LGBTQ, Black Women and Black Trans Lives Matter because these groups are often omitted when these conversations of targeting, brutality and senseless violence, are being had. The black LGBTQ community needs to be included! There shouldn’t be a debate! They are a vulnerable population if not more of a target and subjected to worst atrocities with impunity.

Inclusion of the Black LGBTQ isn’t a distraction, and it most certainly does not dilute the message, it makes us stronger!
Because let’s be clear here, and realize that asking for social justice and equity as black people should cover ALL BLACK PEOPLE!

Our oppressors could care less about these internalized differentiators (educated, trans, Christian, dark skinned, straight,atheist, from the burbs or the hood, light skinned…) All of these, to be held as reasons why we’re different, have never served us, but have only further divided us!
When they see US, none of it matters, all they see is black! So let’s check our biases, get a grip and remember as black folks, we are ALL fighting the same fight!

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The attempt matters…✊🏾✊🏻✊🏿✊✊🏼✊🏽

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Celebrate Africa Day

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FancyNaturals Accessories

By Francine Holmes


One of a kind west African accessories

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Not going anywhere?…

Welp!…Might as well make it a 🚿 #washday 🧖🏾‍♀️💦 Not going anywhere!! 🎶(Lazy Day – Fuse ODG)

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Happy International Women’s Day

Celebrating on this day March 8th, among other things, the strength, the beauty and the unrelenting courage and drive of women.

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Travellers’ Essentials

By Francine Holmes

Traveling anywhere is supposed to be exciting, whether an overnight stay or a weekend getaway! but if you’re anything like me there’s always some anxiety associated with it; especially deciding what to pack and how much of it!

Before you stuff everything but the kitchen sink in your suitcase, pause …

My trick now, is to make sure that I have all of my essentials handy! Once your numerous outfits have been meticulously curated by activity and neatly packed! What must be done next is to simply ensure that all your little must-haves, a sample sized collection of your skincare routine (makeup remover-moisturizer-brushes-sample size makeup-toothbrush/paste-perfume etc…) are all tucked away quite nicely in a small makeup case. My Alomo is just the right companion.

It absolutely goes without saying that hair care is imperative! So along with my styling products, my trusty protective overnight satin cap, my African Black soap and of course my trusty Éponge, African exfoliating sponge are always in tow.

They are the first items set aside when packing and as well as unpacking on arrival.

Go over to my shop to get you travellers’essentials!

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