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    Blog posts of '2010' 'January'

    (0) Bathe Away Sickness with Bath Salts
    [caption id="attachment_3162" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Cold and Flu Bath Salts"]Cold and Flu Bath Salts[/caption] We're in the thick of winter, and that usually means the added stress of flu, fever, colds and more. How can we keep our immune systems strong or ease the symptoms of these illnesses? For centur...
    (0) NEW Product Spotlight! Sunset Africa Dress
    [caption id="attachment_3159" align="alignnone" width="168" caption="Sunset Africa Dress and Jacket"]Sunset Africa Dress and Jacket[/caption] Have you picked that special gown for Black History Month yet? We've just added a huge selection of African and African inspired garments to our clothing section, so be sure to check it o...
    (0) Quote of the Week from Langston Hughes
    [caption id="attachment_3151" align="alignnone" width="214" caption="Langston Hughes"]Langston Hughes[/caption] "Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." - Langston Hughes James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, novelist, playwright, short story wr...
    (0) The Story of Black History Month and Dr. Woodson
    Dr. Carter Woodson "The different-ness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess. " Dr. Carter Woodson Speech given at the Democratic National Convention in San Francisco on July 17, 1984 Black Histor...
    (0) African Recipe of the Week - African Corned Beef Cakes
    Spice up your palate with the delicious tastes of Africa. These corned beef cakes are popular in Sierra Leone. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: 1 pound potatoes or yams salt and pepper to taste 1 small onion, chopped 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup milk 7 ounce can corned beef 2 cups bread crumbs for coating Deep fat fo...
    (0) New Product Spotlight! Neem Oil Advanced Soap
    [caption id="attachment_3146" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Neem Oil Soap"]Neem Oil Soap[/caption] This new soap captures the healing power of neem oil with the soothing moisture of shea butter. The neem tree has been used in India for centuries as a remedy to disease, and is a common treatment by peop...
    (0) Children find homes at Mpila Orphanage in The Congo
    [caption id="attachment_3143" align="alignnone" width="225" caption="David"]David[/caption] Africa Imports pays for three meals a day for over 100 orphan children in the Mpila orphanage in Congo. We can’t do this without your purchases, and as a thank you we want to keep you updated on how the kids are ...
    (0) All You Need to Know About Mother of Pearl
    [caption id="attachment_3139" align="alignnone" width="255" caption="Mother of Pearl Chess Set"]Mother of Pearl Chess Set[/caption] The pure, luminescent mother of pearl has attracted attention for thousands of years. It is made out of the internal shells of mollusks, such as mussels and oysters. Mother of Pearl is comm...
    (0) Quote of the Week from Zora Neale Hurston
    [caption id="attachment_3134" align="alignnone" width="240" caption="Zora Neale Hurston"]Zora Neale Hurston[/caption] "It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your morning coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it." - Zora Neale ...
    (0) Make Your Own African Baby Oil
    When it comes to baby care, the healing power of nature is always the best solution. Babies have such sensitive, beautiful skin, that it's a shame so many baby care products on the market are filled with chemicals, detergents, dyes, and fragrances that can irritate babies' skin. Africa is home to ma...
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