THE DAILY DRIND

Skating, particularly skateboarding is staggeringly emerging and growing in South Africa. Skating facilities are also being readily made available to young people, however, skating communities have also created skating spots where they can all be familiar with and come together. Due to the less limitations, parks, open spaces and streets are popularly where young people skate.

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Pimville Zone 6 in Soweto is one of the first few built skate parks in Johannesburg. This park accommodates not only skateboarding but roller blade skaters and BMX/ bicycle riders. Height not-fearing Scelo drops on the vert anticipating to showcase tricks.

Pimville Zone 6 in Soweto is one of the first few built skate parks in Johannesburg. This park accommodates not only skateboarding but roller blade skaters and BMX/ bicycle riders. Height not-fearing Scelo drops on the vert anticipating to showcase tricks.

Passion drives skaters. The ability to roll down with the board not using wheels is known as grinding. Skaters literally use any surfaces to skate. A young skater grinds under an electronic toll in north of Johannesburg.

Passion drives skaters. The ability to roll down with the board not using wheels is known as grinding. Skaters literally use any surfaces to skate. A young skater grinds under an electronic toll in north of Johannesburg.

Young skaters gather for a skating session at City Library in Johannesburg. They listen attentively to their friend initiating that they play ‘game of skate’. It is a game where skaters compete on doing the best tricks and challenging their companions to do the same tricks. If failed, you own an alphabet. Should your letters spell S K A T E, you have lost. Skaters find this game a confidence builder and a way to improve.

Young skaters gather for a skating session at City Library in Johannesburg. They listen attentively to their friend initiating that they play ‘game of skate’. It is a game where skaters compete on doing the best tricks and challenging their companions to do the same tricks. If failed, you own an alphabet. Should your letters spell S K A T E, you have lost. Skaters find this game a confidence builder and a way to improve.

The sky is no limit for 24 year old Nceba ‘Ace’ Sobukwa. He says activities done by young people have changed over time. Ace believes that skating resembles a today’s generation with which skating is regarded as part of popular culture.

The sky is no limit for 24 year old Nceba ‘Ace’ Sobukwa. He says activities done by young people have changed over time. Ace believes that skating resembles a today’s generation with which skating is regarded as part of popular culture.

Karabo known as ‘Zabu’ street skates. He lands on a 360 flip and believes skating does not limit him as he can can skate in his community or go at a skating park at his convenience.

Karabo known as ‘Zabu’ street skates. He lands on a 360 flip and believes skating does not limit him as he can can skate in his community or go at a skating park at his convenience.

The skateboards grip tape placed on top of the board helps skaters in finding balance and to pop tricks. This is an accessory that makes up a skateboard. But the tape gets shoes tatty and torn. Like they say “shred it, till we get it”.

The skateboards grip tape placed on top of the board helps skaters in finding balance and to pop tricks. This is an accessory that makes up a skateboard. But the tape gets shoes tatty and torn. Like they say “shred it, till we get it”.

Calling it a night, skaters street skate back home.

Calling it a night, skaters street skate back home.

2000’s SOMETHING- IS YELLOW BEAUTIFUL?

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What happened to black is beautiful? Oh well, what era are we in?

I am still in my early 20’s, if the twist gets you wondering. I still recall of saying: “Black is beautiful”. Is it not anymore?

Black is beautiful is a cultural movement that was started in the United States of America in the 1960s by African Americans. It later spread to much of the black world, most prominently in the writings of the Black Consciousness Movement of Steve Biko in South Africa. It aims to dispel the notion in many world cultures that black people’s natural features such as skin colour, facial features and hair are inherently ugly.

John Stewart Rock was long thought to be the first to coin the phrase “black is beautiful”–during a speech in 1858– but historical records indicate he never actually used the specific phrase on that day. The movement also encouraged men and women to stop trying to eliminate African-identified traits by straightening their hair and attempting to lighten or bleach their skin.

The least be said. I am highly amazed how skin tones matter. Well, obsessed about. Young women can’t accept and embrace their dark tone pigments, instead they go extra mile to be fit-in and want to be duped “Yellow bone”. Recently, I have seen a variety of lighting product, not to mention names but I must admit, it is really disturbing.

Relatively to this is “whiting”. In a recent research, apparently, a Russian laboratory has invented a way to remove the black Skin layer of black People

According to a publication of the Russian Laboratory, researchers have developed a chemical process to whiten a person quickly. This is done with a mixture that includes oxytane and benzodiazepine. It would suffice to stay for 6 hours in a bath consisting of 50grams per liter of water. Then the skin peels off naturally. This is in fact the upper skin layer responsible for the color that can be removed.

This is unbelievable and yet real. This is a “Yellow is beautiful era.