African Race

African Race

Identity Apr 3, 2017

We are not Africans because we are born in Africa, we are Africans because Africa is born in us. In our contemporary times, we have to accept that identities and terminologies change as circumstances change: There is no such thing as a trans-historical African identity. Therefore, in Africa’s ancient history the term ‘African’ as an identity would have had no meaning; people defined themselves as members of kingdoms, religions, and ethnic groups. Blackness, however is a term imposed at the moment of conquest by the apex oppressors — never by Africans themselves

Religions in Africa Today

All spiritual systems practiced traditionally by Africans, whether native or mainstream, are organized religions. The rituals of Voodoo, Orisha, Serer, etc are all highly organized, and without exception function in a communal setting. They all have degrees of a priest class, ceremony, sacrifice, libation, religious holidays, creation stories, saints, divine systems of punishment and reward.

Religions in Africa Today

All spiritual systems practiced traditionally by Africans, whether native or mainstream, are organized religions. The rituals of Voodoo, Orisha, Serer, etc are all highly organized, and without exception function in a communal setting. They all have degrees of a priest class, ceremony, sacrifice, libation, religious holidays, creation stories, saints, divine systems of punishment and reward.

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Islam and Africa

Islam and Africa

Religion November 25, 2016

The history, culture and politics of Islam in Africa Today. The legacy of Islam and its contributions to African societies. From Mansa Musa to Malcolm X, Islam has sculpted the African world since it arrived in Africa as a refugee from Arab persecution.

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African Voodoo

African Voodoo

Religion April 18, 2016 0

Voodoo (Vodun) is a derivative of religions that have been around in Africa for time immoral. Some conservative estimates these civilizations and religions to be over 10 000 years old. But in the West the word Voodoo has become a byword for primitive, dark, evil and savage.

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Religion in the African Diaspora

The core of religion in traditional Africa consists of a belief in a Supreme Being known by various names in the different languages in African societies. Especially, in the culture areas of Africa whose influences were to become prominent in the Americas

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