January 31, 2012


February is Black History Month. During this month we pay tribute to the contributions our black ancestors have made to us and our nation. One of my favorite black ancestor's is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's efforts to end racial segregation and racial discrimination ultimately ended his life but his legacy lives on. He wanted us as a people, not just black people, to live together united as one nation. I believe that Dr. King would be proud to see how far his great initiative and wonderful words of encouragement have brought us!

It is important to learn about our history. ALL history!! Some people believe that one race built this country and that is false. ALL races helped build this country. I encourage you to read up on some of your black history. You may be surprised at what you learn! Did you know that a black man invented peanut butter? The 1st traffic light? The water guns your kids use?

It is my prayer that we continue to live as one nation under God, loving one another as God loves us. John 3:16 says: "For God so loved the WORLD (not a certain race) that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Because some of my ancestors came from Africa, I wanted to start off Black History Month by wearing an African inspired outfit. 

“Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.


Kim said...

You look beautiful!!! I always give my students a special assignment for Black History month:-)

Jaci said...

Love! And I love that quote!!

If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie) said...

How gorgeous do you look...? MAJORLY GORGEOUS!! Loved this post mama!

Nic said...

john 3:16 was the first scripture i learned! you look great and i love the idea behind the outfit/post.


Oana said...

Great post!
You look beautiful in this outfit!


grownandcurvywoman said...

Amen sista! You look so regal!!! Love the post and the message.

Shahrz─üd said...

I read all your blog! U'r amazing, just like your looks :D
ur moroccan fan, Shahrzad ^^
i'm followin u


Cicely C. said...

love. very boho african chic :)

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

You look beautiful! I totally agree! I'll be sharing Black History facts with my students (and Blogger Buddies) all month!

Style & Poise said...

Kiah you look Awesome and great post :-)


sacramento said...

I think African women always wear the best colours.
I live very close to the north of Africa, perphaps my passion for colours come from there.
You are vibrant and beautiful, as only you know how.

Style4Curves said...

you look so regal!!!

Ex FatGurl said...

You look beautiful Doll!!!! Love it!!! It would be nice if Black History Month was every month because like you said many races built this country.

And yay for you walking tonight!!! Let's get it!!!!

Inez said...

Great post Kiah and you're right. Love the the look both turbans and necklaces. :)

Anonymous said...

Kiah you look beautiful as always! Love it

Laura said...

I love that Martin Luther King Jr. quote it's beautiful! You are so gorgeous rocking those African prints and you can so pull off turban and jewelz! So fab!!!! Amen to the truth!!! John 3:16 =)

Anonymous said...

I like that necklace!

Sherry said...

Just found your blog yesterday and love your style.

I also love George Washington Carver for inventing peanut butter! :)


badBarbara said...

Great outfit and pride in your heritage :)

Mrs. T. Mac. said...

Kiah, hun...you are looking regal! I agree, learning history should be an ongoing thing. I am working on it with me and my family!

Looking great!


Gillie said...

I love the pattern of that skirt and it's great you're paying homage to your heritage!

xo gillie

LA Lynn's said...

BEAUTIFUL POST!!!!! I want to see more of that necklace... :))

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I read a book of Dr. Kings's speeches. The one he gave the night before he was killed made me cry.
So many young people (of all races)do not realize how awful it was for people of color and women in the 50's and 60's.
You look lovely in your outfit. Love the necklaces.
Thank you for reminding everyone about Black History Month.

Clara Turbay said...

lovely choices and good taste.


Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Kiah looking absolutely gorgeous and love love love this post.

<3 Marina

ifoundmysoulmatee@gmail.com said...

I love so much your shoes!! And wow you are beautiful and have a fuckin great style i like the way you mix your white shirt with print african skirt (even if i know its not really a skirt lol my english is so bad i dont know how to say lol)

xoxo Lizzie

Mode Plus said...

I also believe in knowing your history will help u build your future. It is good to stop and think how we got all that we have now in life. Let's not take it for granted.

LV said...

I love this post! I love the quotes and I love that skirt. So beautiful. I am inspired to pull out some of my African clothing too. I have some beautiful pieces my mother brought me from Senegal that I plan to wear

Just Daisy said...

Yesssssssssssssss! I am loving the attire right in time for black history month. This post is golden and those quotes are great.

you are amazing Kiah!


Anonymous said...

Ow Girl that necklace is fierce!

x Yunes

Taj Acosta said...

gorgeous! Great post dear! xx

Like Mousse Au Chocolat said...

oh la la l´africaine !! love that baby, sorry Im a bit absent because I´m prepering my wedding in summer :)
I love that outfit on you, you look so african chic, kiss baby !

Moya2bean said...

I dont care how late I am too comment on this post. Very powerful and positive. Not only did you work this outfit you brought attention to african american history. Love it Kiah, those patterns are beautiful..
I bow too u, u are truly a queen..

luv ya