Black is Beautiful: “Black Girls Killing it” Ñuul Kukk!

These images debunk stereotypes about black people especially women, they give us a glimpse into the deep beautiful bones of women of African descent, African women, blacks across the globe ( Pan-African). I hope you enjoy them and be inspired to imitate some of their natural hair styles, head wraps/ties and generally their Afro-centric fashion.

What these women taught us is that you can wear your roots, Africaness in a sophisticated manner, so don’t believe the internalized taught self-hate, colonized, slave mentality that it is backwards, not formal to look ” african” be it with our natural hair, in our beautiful African fabrics and head wraps/ ties. You can be African in the office, at the club, on the streets, at the farm, at school etc most of the women attached are everyday people working and impacting the world in their respective careers, so you can do it. Black is beautiful ( Bili Zen in Yotti/Bali language ) therefore you have no reason to be ashamed of who you are. Enjoy!

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Please note: I don’t have copyrights to these images but one.

55 thoughts on “Black is Beautiful: “Black Girls Killing it” Ñuul Kukk!

  1. Awesome! The pictures selected definately depict a true African woman in her natural state. Black is certainly beautiful. Thanks for sharing and encouraing WE black women to look natural.

    • Dear Ochy,

      we all need a little encouragement here and there and I am grateful that you found this entry worthwhile. Thank you for cheering me up and appreciating my little effort.

      real talk

    • starlethamilton,

      real talk fam, thank you for appreciating our sisters! I think it is about time that we start looking within for our empowerment , starting with our aesthetic is vital to that process.

    • Abeba,

      thank you for the kind words, we are in this together and I hope this entry motivates us all to appreciate our God given beauty both inside and outside.

      real talk!

    • true and culture is not static in order for it to be elevated, it must be practiced and adjusted for the times. I hope we encourage our children to elevate our culture to the highest hight. This in my view is part of the way forward for black people world over!

      Real talk!

    • hunglikejesus,

      thank you fam for appreciating my effort, I think black is beautiful it is unfortunate that many of us have internalized colonized taught self-hate that it is not. But the goodnews is that some of us are awake and willing to empower our community.

      real talk,

      respect and I will certainly check your blog!

    • Thank you for the kind words, black people love you too Nadine! It was a pleasure putting these images together, I too get inspiration every time I look through them.

      One !

    • Neil, it was a pleasure sharing it with you. I love and appreciate your page and I hope to link it up with my blog soon. Keep sharing our beautiful black women who are often over looked for unnecessary reasons, but the most important thing is that as black people that we love ourSelf, which would be reflected in how we interact with others around.

      Black Girls are really killing!

      real talk

  2. This is really good..African women look so amazing! I really appriciate your job! keep up with the good work sister..Africa is my future for real!

    • Hello Ally, thank you for the shout out, it is my libation that Africa becomes a reality for you. I hope more and more black/ African women get to the point where they would embrace their natural beauty, that is one of the reasons why I didn’t mind spending all the time I spent to put this blog together. It is wonderful that people like you appreciate my mini effort to show case black women who are killing it blackmatically!

  3. Absolutely LOVE the photos! It’s always a wonderful reminder to see how beautiful & fabulous women of African heritage are :) Thanks for sharing!

    • @ Cuz, International Travel Chick,

      it was my pleasure to put these images up. Thank you for appreciating my little effort and I am happy that you embrace your fabulousness and celebrating your /our roots. True talk….Keep it up and I like your blog page!

      respect!

    • Yen Yo ( hello ) Gloria, I am grateful that you appreciate these women, and that they are inspiration to you. It is always great to have feedbacks, and most importantly from black folks who love being themselves! Keep it up fam.

      Respect!

  4. “How I like the black
    How for me the black are great! ”
    These are the starting lines of my Telugu lannguage poem written in 1981 (published in 1982 in a literary magazine).
    BEAUTY DOESN’T HAVE COLOUR.
    BLACK IS NO BAR TO BEAUTY.
    BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. THE BLACK ARE BEAUTIFUL.

      • Thanks Karoonah.
        The opening lines of my 1981 Telugu poem, ‘The Black ‘ read like this in English.
        “How I like the black
        How, for me, the black are the great …”
        I hope to post the translation of the complete poem after finding its misplaced copy.

    • That poem sounds kind of brilliant…do you have a blog? Hope to read it, good luck finding it!! I just found a stack of my old missing poems in my parents’ attic. So happy & relieved….

      • Black is equally beautiful with white. It expresses in its own style and language and is always charming. They look so overwhelmingly human that they add to the value of earth and life.
        Its a great collection and thank you for putting all these together. I love it to keep as a lifelong asset.

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  6. Hey Yok!

    Thanks for the inspiration! Those beautiful pictures gave me scarf nostalgia! I got to go dig in my closet now! Lovely!
    Vraiment beau!

    • Yem Yo sistar Doris,

      weird I am just seeing this….thank you for taking the time to check the piece out and I am really happy that you are going back to your roots. Rock on girl, rock on! Real talk.

      bless up!

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  8. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. It’s rare to see
    a nice blog like this one today.

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