This weekend’s shoot was about Finding your Tribe. Honored to shoot at the Atlanta Black Women’s Expo for AfricanAncestry.com - - - - #ABWE #AtlantaPhotographer #EventPhotography #BookMe #MDPhotographics #Photography #AfricanAncestry #FindYourTribe #KnowYourRoots
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Give the gift of ancestry! Help a family member or friend start their journey to discover their African Ancestry with one of our gift cards. Denominations start at $25. Click the link in our bio to order yours today! #AfricanAncestry #findyourtribe #ancestry #traceyourdna #knowyourroots #ourculture #ourroots #origins #generations #africa #yourroots
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So, I did my AncestryDNA. I have to say, I’m kinda shocked. It wasn’t what I was expecting with some of the research I have put in so far. And I know it’s completely random. But, it does make me even more curious. I definitely want to test out a couple other kits. I have an extra Ancestry kit, I’m giving it to my brother. Here’s to science! @ancestry @dnaancestry #ancestry #ancestrydna #ancestrydnaresults #geneaology #ancestryshock #dna #dnagenetics #dnaresults #letsgowithit #africanancestry #fascinating #itsgotime #ancestryfun
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Africa Restored (Cheryl as Cleopatra) by Kerry James Marshall. Polystyrene and latex on plywood, with ink-jet prints mounted in laminated acrylic, 2003. "Kerry James Marshall describes Africa Restored (Cheryl as Cleopatra) as "the shape of Africa reconfigured as a cubist sculpture." Reversing art-historical narratives of modernist painting's appropriation of African sculpture, it offers a complex meditation on African ancestry and black aesthetics. Africa Restored formally references the nkisi nkondi, or power figures, of the Democratic Republic of Congo. These sculptures were crafted as basic armatures into which accretions of metals, mirrors, and nails were driven to activate their force. Affixed to the sculpture are "medallions," or "icons," in the form of photographic images and texts laminated in plastic that refer to both prominent and lesser-known figures with the black freedom movement in America as well as to Egyptian iconographies adopted by African Americans in the 1970s as a way to challenge dominant Western worldviews. In producing his speculative history of Africa and its diaspora, Marshall also casts his contemporaries as stars in his constellation of references - for example, the artists' wife, artist and actor Cheryl Lynn Bruce, performs as Cleopratra. Notably, Marshall adds new elements each time the sculpture goes on view, including for this current presentation. Thus, the work can be seen as an unfinished, living sculpture - open to continued revision by the artist." | #KerryJamesMarshall #CherylLynnBruce #AfricaRestored #CherylasCleopatra #NkisiNkondi #AfricanAncestry #BlackAesthetics #DemocraticRepublicofCongo #BlackFreedomMovement #counterstorytelling #counternarratives #CleopatrawasBlack #sculpture #mixedmedia #chicagoartist #art #artist #aic #artinstituteofchicago #artmuseum
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Funny man Mark Curry is one of our favorite comedians. He was born on June 1st in Oakland, California. He's most known for his hit 90's TV show 'Hangin with Mr. Cooper' where he played an ex-basketball player turned teacher. While his big break may have come from a TV sitcom, his roots began with the Tikar People in Cameroon. Where did your roots begin? Start the journey to discovery with an African Ancestry DNA test. Click the link in our bio for more information. #afr#africaestry #ancestry #traceyourdna #knowyourroots #ourculture #ourroots #findyourtribe #origins #generations #africa #yourroots
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Connect to your roots! Discovering where your family ancestry truly began gives you a wonderful feeling of being connected like Dexter Reese. "Feeling connected. Continuing to LOVE my journey!" #afr#africaestry #ancestry #traceyourdna #knowyourroots #ourculture #ourroots #findyourtribe #origins #generations #africa #yourroots
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