Keke Palmer Debuts & Explains ‘Queen of Kush’ Tattoo [Photo]

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Keke Palmer’s new tattoo has nothing to do with weed. Over the weekend, the 22-year-old actress took to Snapchat, showing off her new ink. After receiving a plethora of inquiries about her new artwork, she wrote the following on Instagram:

The Kingdom of Kush or Kush was an ancient African Nubian kingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara. (1050/1070 B.C. – 350 A.D.) but at the height of its power in about 700 B.C. the Kingdom of Kush controlled the entirety of Egypt itself with Kushite Pharaohs ruling. What I love most is it’s history’s of female rulers!! In school, we very rarely ever learn about female rules and never about African rulers. Amanirenas was one of the most famous Queens of Kush. She reigned from about 40 B.C.E. to 10 B.C.E. She is one of the most famous kandakes(means queen really but that was the title back then), because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years ? (27 BCE – 22 BCE). She was able to communicate a peace treaty that favoured the Kushites, granting them land and an exemption from future taxation. She has been described as brave, with one eye #MyAncestors P. S. “Egypt” is a Greek word meaning black, hence the rename when they invaded. ????? (shoutout [email protected] in Brooklyn ?)

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Authored by: Kellie Williams