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Black US Lawmakers wear Kente at Trump’s 1st State of the Union Address to “honor countries POTUS proclaimed ‘s—holes'”

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Black members of the US Congress on Tuesday made scarves and ties out of traditional Kente fabric, which originated from Ghana, as they attended President Donald Trump‘s first State of the Union address.

The address is given once every year, except on the first year of a president’s term, and usually on a Tuesday.

The wearing of the Kente was according to Representative Alma Adams to “honor the countries POTUS proclaimed ‘s—holes’ last week.”

The female representatives were also clad in black in support of the #MeToo movement.

See photos from the address below:

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest before the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Black members of US Congress wear Kente at Donald Trump's 1st State of the Union Address - BellaNaija

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 30: Members of Congress wear black clothing and Kente cloth in protest before the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

18 Comments

  1. Toba Emmanuel

    January 31, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Proud of you guys by standing with your race.

  2. Cb

    January 31, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Proudly Africans…………we will stand………for each other

    • Pat

      January 31, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Lol Africans sure do stand for each other thats why with the massive wealth in that continent poverty does not exist and the leaders do not embezzle funds thats should be used in the development of the economy. Africans stand together and thats why each country is Africa is like Dubai even though each country in africa has more resources than Dubai ?

  3. Patricia

    January 31, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Africa to the world.

  4. Ima

    January 31, 2018 at 11:45 am

    pls dont use Africa to score political point. where was the outrage when Libyans enslaved and tortured Nigerians? The mainstream media gave little or no airtime to that. How helpful have you been in the course of boko haram?

    • Ajala & Foodie

      January 31, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      @ Ima, when Libyans who are Africans enslaved fellow Africans. Boko Haram a Nigerian i.e African terrorist group terrorizing Africans. We claim we need to get rid of this slavery mentality but want the West to be the one taking panadol for our headache. The difference this time was a Western leader i.e Trump called African nations an inappropriate word. I.e the West attacking African countries at least verbally so the need to respond. Scoring points? Maybe, but totally appropriate in this case, at least in comparison to the other circumstances stated.

  5. bruno

    January 31, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I am a nigerian who lives in nigeria and I am saying it, nigeria is a shithole country infact nigeria is worse than a shithole. trump was right.

    african Americans always famzing with we africans, the funniest part is we africans want nothing to do with u african americans. we dont like u guys amd we dont want to be associated with u guys

    poverty rates in the black community have gone down astronomically ever since trump took office. trump is doing what obama couldn’t do for blacks. #MAGA #trumptrain #trump2020 #lockherup #hillaryforprison

    • Mrs chidukane

      January 31, 2018 at 1:13 pm

      Lol. Where are you getting your statistics and how are you verifying it seeing that you’re a Nigerian living in Nigeria?

    • NaSo

      January 31, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      @bruno
      When u say ‘we’ who exactly u mean 1st? U like this de enough to represent africans? Abi Nigerians? Ur opinion of Nigeria de of zero consequence.

      African countries get loads of problems brought on and maintained by bad, & effectively useless leaders….undeniable history and fact. Hopefully someday country by country, these leaders will go down. So we have probms man….Part of our problems is accepting what d whiteman says like Trump.

      There’s always something to learn from every feedback though, including ur little s—hole opinion

    • sibo

      January 31, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      You are a typical LOUD mouthed Empty VESSEL Nigerian whose motor mouth preceeds the totoise slippery slow brain.Always looking for what your country can offer you , noting about what you can do to improve it. Open a book and keep up with the Logical human race. S—holes exist were ignorance is left to fester. At least these black Americans are standing up for the continent.

    • NaSo

      January 31, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      @Bruno, u sound disappointed in africa’s slow progress…I understand, but it appears ur support of Trump’s description, (a description he is too ashamed to own up 2 b4 thinking minds) is possibly bcos u hold an image of the white informed by movies, media etc. When u live and work with them, your opinions will change so quickly, ur spin will leave u dizzy for the rest of ur life. Will it make u see Africa differently? No, cos d probms aint going away…But u will see ur whiteman has got s–t splattered all around him…jus saying

  6. ma

    January 31, 2018 at 11:51 am

    cool

  7. Patrick

    January 31, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Not sure why they did that. Not sure if they have ever visited the motherland sef. Not sure if it scored any political points.
    Who cares it’s gonna get it’s 72 he press and on to the next!

  8. E

    January 31, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Errrm, on the other hand they actually look good on those . Kente should be incoporated in their everyday attire.

  9. Liz

    January 31, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Shout out to all the kids that were teased in school for being African, primarily by African Americans. It’s funny how everyone is jumping on the Afrocentric trend and celebrating the same things they teased and bullied Africans immigrants. All I have heard this week is about Riri at the Grammys dancing gwara gwara, African kings and queens on the Black Panther red carpet and now this…really! Do they know what embracing their African heritage really means. They are doing all of these but they’ll be the first one to tell you that they identify as Black Americans and not Africans. The hypocrisy is just too much.

  10. tobi

    January 31, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Well ill rather live in thhis here jungle than in the sh**hole ghettos of america were you get shot for driving while black, walking while black, sh**t breathing while black. Trump needs to sort out the cesspits in his backyard. We can smell the stink from here.

    • Ijs

      February 2, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      You’re lying. You’d rather live in America if you could.

  11. anon

    January 31, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    One of the emerging outcomes of trumps recklessness is the unity he is creating . As it is written all things work together for the good for those who love God. Trump may have an agenda of devisiveness but Gods agenda will triumph.

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