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Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death By Hanging

meriam-sudan

Pregnant Sudanese Woman Faces Death Sentence for Marrying Christian Meriam, age 27, was arrested and charged with adultery in August 2013 after a family member reportedly claimed that she was committing adultery because of her marriage to a Christian South Sudanese man. Under Sharia law as practiced in Sudan, a Muslim woman is not permitted to marry a non-Muslim man, ... Read More »

The Golden Stool

GOLDEN STOOL

The Golden Stool of the Asante The Golden Stool of the Asante contains the soul or sunsum of the nation. It is considered to be so sacred that no one is allowed to sit on it. It is kept under the strictest security; it is taken outside only on exceptional occasions and never comes into contact with earth or the ... Read More »

Kwanzaa|Kwanzaa Yenu Iwe Na Heri

Kwanzaa  – First Fruits Celebration Kwanzaa (or Kwaanza) is a week-long Pan-African festival primarily honoring African-American heritage.] It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year, almost exclusively in the United States of America. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift-giving. It ... Read More »

Indiginous People Being Exploited

People Of The Andaman

Negritos Indiginous People Being Exploited The aboriginal peoples of the Andaman Islands who are collectively know as the Adivasi are the original inhabitants of the region now known as INDIA today. Together with the Tamil, Irula of Sri Lanka and other aboriginal tribes in the Philippines they account for the first settlement of people in that area of the world.It ... Read More »

African Traditions And Customs

Scarification Scarification among African cultures, is a activity, that was widely performed across many Africa nations. Among the recurrent formal qualities that can be found in African sculpture, scarification, along with hairstyles,  are a cultural component that is perceived as aesthetically beautiful. Scarification is a long and painful process, transmitting complex messages about identity and social status. Permanent body markings emphasize fixed social, ... Read More »

The Magical Third Eye

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THE MAGICAL EYE OF HORUS The Eye Of Horus is the most sacred Egyptian Symbol dating back to the pre-dynastic period. It represents the eye of the ancient Egyptian God Horus, “The Sky God”. This magical symbol represents Protection and Resurrection. It is eluded to that one who adorns this “Sacred Eye Of Horus”, will forever be blessed with prosperity, ... Read More »

African Wedding Traditions – Past and Present

african-wedding

A result of the slave disapora many traditional and cultural practices amongst the slave population were lost. Marriage for slave couples was not legally recognized. Moreover the wedding ceremony, which was an elaborate celebration for many African tribes, was reduced to the the practice of “jumping the broom”, which was popularized by the 1970’s mini-series Roots. ZULU WEDDING DANCE Where ... Read More »

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