The humour for me are those who discount any connection to Africa as Jamaicans. In fact a significant amount consider themselves superior to those blacks who hail from Africa and the thought that their bloodline is somehow mixed with that roots is too much to handle. So when the mind wanders and dreams of wonders of the World, Africa is not a continent that evokes excitement. Not like the Europe’s, Asia and the Middle East. The saying goes you can run but you caan hide. The whites surely know how to use their affluence and influence to enjoy the Continent of Africa to the fullest I might say. Proving once again that their intention of mentally enslaving black people would continue from generation to generation irrespective of how educated we have become as a people.
As our people continue to bleach on the Roc just realise that you are more African than you thought in your thinking. Bleaching is as common to Jamaicans as sun bathing is to the whites. It appears that Ghana’s bleaching products a di boom. Suh oono can go grab some a dem an maybe u can get fi go Europe an tell di white people dem sey, si mi yah mi look like u so wi a one. I suggest you do not take offense if and when they refer to you as a monkey. Pon di Roc the bleachers dem look a cross between duppy an monkey. Residents above a certain zone tend to have di yellow look.
Wait a minute, is there still a holiday called Black History month? Plsssssss…….What year exactly did bleaching amongst black people became a phenomena? Define good skin and good hair for me? I for one was born with both fabulous skin and hair and if you beg to differ I daresay you are enslaved!!!!! Don’t go there, stop right there, don’t be foolish now. Your mamma and papa paid too much money for you to get that education. Ssssh, sssssh, just be quiet. Better to be quiet than a loud fool!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ghana to ban sale of skin bleaching products
Skin bleaching will be banned in Ghana from August, as the African country attempts to strengthen public health and safety.
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has resolved to ban the sale of cosmetic products which contain the skin bleaching ingredient hydroquinone, effective August this year.
The decision, which forms part of a directive from the state’s Standard Authority, is an attempt to deter users of the cancer-causing chemical within the Ghanaian market.
FDA spokesperson James Lartey has confirmed that the products will no longer be imported to the country.
“Concerning skin lightening products, we are saying that from August 2016, all products containing hydroquinone will not be allowed into the country. From 2016, the acceptance for skin lightening products is going to be zero,” he revealed to Starr FM in Accra.
PHOTO: In this file photo a woman demonstrates how she applies skin-bleaching products to her skin in Jamaica.
Skin bleaching remains a “norm” in Ghana especially among celebrities and youths, according to Face2Face Africa.
Recently the country’s local professional boxer, Bukom Banku not only confirmed bleaching his skin but also admitted to lightening his skin tone so he gains a national assignment from President John Mahama as Ghana’s ambassador to Germany.
“I am bleaching my skin because when John Mahama wins 2016 elections, he will make me Ghana’s ambassador to Germany. I am bleaching myself for German people to know that German people and Bukom Banku are one,” Banku reportedly said.
He added: “Bleaching can’t affect my skin because I have a very good skin. Again, rashes can’t affect me because I am using Cleaning Claire and I am taking medicine as well. If I don’t bleach they won’t give me that position … and if you see me now I look fresh because of President John Mahama.
The use of hydroquinone products is banned in the United States, Japan, Australia and the European Union.
Retired dermatologist Professor Edmund Delle has warned those who indulge in the act of skin bleaching that they stand the chance of not only damaging their skin but also “giving room to all manner of skin infections and health related diseases.”