Wednesday, January 19, 2022

History and Culture

The Fascinating Story of the Blue Men of the Sahara

If you visit Nouakchott, Mauritania’s central market today you will be surprised at the dominance of the color blue here. Everyone from children, men and women are all clothed in blue which is said to offer protection from the...

VaDoma, the Zimbabwean Ostrich footed Tribe

VaDoma is a Dema language speaking tribe in Zimbabwe that resides in the Kanyema area around the basins of the Zambezi River Valley. This secluded tribe believes their ancestors emerged from a baobab tree and walked upright to hunt...

The Healing Dance of the San Tribe

San tribe also known as the Bushmen are believed to have originated from one of the oldest surviving lineages of mankind. They are said to be one of the earliest settlers in South Africa. This tribe has been living in Southern...

Anyuuc Marriage Tradition of Dinka Tribe, Where Newly Married Women Are Not Allowed To Cook or do Chores for 4 Years

  In the Dinka tribe of South Sudan, newly married women are highly valued. Besides the man paying a ransom dowry of nearly 100 to 500 cows the woman is not allowed to engage in wifely duties of either sweeping...

The Major West African Tribes you Should know

 The Major West African Tribes you Should know.   If you've ever talked to an African or been to the African continent, you'll notice that people’s tribes are a dominant aspect of their individual identity. Even before the concept of a...

The Truth About African Discovery Of The Americas Before Christopher Columbus

Before Columbus - Were Africans in America first? We all know the story. We’ve read it in the history books and were taught in schools that Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492. But did he really?. Contrary to popular belief,...

How former enslaved Africans brought Thanksgiving to Liberia and rebranded it

When former enslaved Africans were freed, some decided to return to the African continent to form a new settlement. They settled in the place now known as Liberia which means free place. The coming of these former enslaved people...

Brazil has kicked off its Black Consciousness Month with music and dance

In the Santa Marta Favela, where the late pop legend Michael Jackson recorded the song;"They don't care about us", locals wore colorful costumes and danced in the streets to drums and tambourines, as they celebrated the event. The Residents...

LUGARD: THE BRITISH SOLDIER WHO WENT ON A MURDEROUS MISSION IN AFRICA, KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE AND STEALING THEIR LANDS FOR BRITAIN.

Born on the 22nd of January in 1858, in Fort St. George Madras in India, Frederick Lugard from Scotland, was an exploiter of Africa and Colonial administrator who played a major part in Britain’s colonial history between 1888 and...

Juba Dance: How enslaved Africans used their bodies to make music to escape the travails of slavery

After enslaved Africans from Kongo led one of the biggest slave rebellions which was known as Stono Rebellion in 1739; there were fears among plantation owners that enslaved people were hiding secret codes in their drumming patterns when it comes...

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