What’s In Your Diet?

Char Saint

After watching several documentaries via YouTube, I’ve found that I never truly knew what my diet consisted of. Upon further research, I learned that our diet 4,500 miles away aka Africa is severely and vastly different from that of America.

Most Americans diets consists of starch (a binding chemical) and blood (meat). Now if we’re made up of water and water is energy, how does starch and blood fit into our genetic makeup? It doesn’t. Hence why we’re not only dying by the numbers, but also struggling on multiple fronts and still ignorant to the knowledge available.

Since the beginning of slavery, White Europeans coined the term “monkeys” and/or “gorillas” to reference us as a people. Funny thing is gorillas 🦍 don’t eat blood. Curious to find out, check your local animal prisons aka zoos.

It’s possible that back in Africa there were no studies of biochemistry and no biochemists because we had everything we needed in the jungles. Who needs doctors when there are no diseases?

How Will We Make It In “Amerikkka”?

Char Saint

We’re not African-Americans, we’re Afrikans in America.

How will Afrikans make it in “Amerikkka”? An army, collective identity and group economics for starters. Wakanda forever! 🌎

Malcolm X once said “the objective is and will always be complete freedom, justice and equality by any means necessary.”

Perseverance

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“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” ~James 1:3

Virgil Abloh

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Virgil Abloh is doing fairly well since he ascended to design Louis Vuitton’s menswear collection and he’s since expanded his reach.

Within the LVHM (Louis Vuitton, Hennessy, Moët) universe there’s his carry-on called the “See Through” in which his own brand, Off White, collaborated with Rimowa to create the $1,700 white cabin case.

Last but not least, he linked up with Moët & Chandon to create a $60 bottle of Nectar Impèrial Rosè.

What Are The Two Qualities in The World 🌎?

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Efficiency and inefficiency. George Bernard Shaw once said that “there are only two qualities in the world: efficiency and inefficiency. And only two sorts of people: the efficient and the inefficient.”

New Jersey Native, Narciso Rodriguez

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Born and raised in New Jersey circa 1961, Narciso Rodriguez is the son of a Cuban longshoreman. The saying goes “the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree” however, interestingly enough (as most of you may know) Narciso Rodriguez studied at Parson’s School of Design in New York. Which means, he’s a long way from sea life.

On June 5 last year, the renowned designer was awarded CFDA’s 2018 Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award. The Geoffrey Beene Foundation in conjunction with CFDA recognizes the outstanding contributions made to “American” fashion by individuals in the industry.

Prior to Narciso Rodriguez winning the above-mentioned award, it was Rick Owens and before him, Norma Kamali and before her, Betsy Johnson, then, Tom Ford, and then Vera Wang.

PSA: Still waiting on a winner with melanin 🗣 Geoffrey Beene Foundation, as well as CFDA.

Coco Chanel 1916’s Jersey

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Who knew that jersey fabrics were limited to underwear? Well apparently Coco did, and she gave zero fu*ks, as well as zero chill for the fashion industry’s norms, protocols or procedures.

In 1916, she basically said 🖕🏾screw the fashion industry and made jersey fabric exactly what it is today. Her use of the fabric came from her love for modernity and comfort but it was also the key reason her classic suit transcended very single moment that encompassed the 20th (twentieth) century.

Coco “Gabriel” Chanel

Char Saint

I think my love for Coco starts with knowing that she took no account of fashion and that she pursued her own. She was literally the most influential designer/couturier of the 20th (twentieth) century.

What I love most about Coco is that she was a non-conformist. She provided a classical streak that was one all of her own and man oh man did she OWN it.

Coco Chanel & Women’s Suits

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Who doesn’t already know that Coco created and designed the definitive women’s suit?!? Well IDK how that’s even possible.

Coco not only wore masculine clothes, but she also sported a cropped haircut. And you know Coco’s line for women cutting their hair right? “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”