See all the mystery and glamour at the 2019 Voodoo Festival in Benin

Africa is home to quite a number of religions. Even before Islam and Christianity arrived on the continent, the traditional religions reigned supreme. One of the most popular religions still practised even today is Voodoo. Countries like Benin, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria and the African diaspora including Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Cuba, Brazil and America consider voodoo a part of their spiritual existence. Widely regarded as the birthplace of voodoo, the tiny West African nation of Benin hosts the Voodoo Festival each year on January 10, a day also set aside…

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COMMENTARY: How Evil Are We Becoming?

(Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA) By Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow, NNPA Newswire Contributors We must begin to wonder, what is the condition of the mentality of America? The answer must be determined by the morals, customs and positions that we take on various cultural topics. Much of that can be guided through our spiritual interpretations. In other words, our behavior can be guided through our interpretation or degree of belief in the scriptures. Whether devout or casual, our opinions or morals are guided through the degree of seriousness taken…

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4 fascinating and thought-provoking African myths that would make you wonder

With about 1.2 billion people, the African continent houses more than a thousand ethnic groups with varied cultures. Even though these cultures maintain unique distinctions based on their community, there are subtle similarities that they share. Among such similarities is mythology. Myths are widely held beliefs which are usually communicated as traditional stories that tell the history of a people, explain natural phenomena and supernatural events. Myths tell us about the reality of the universe and all of its components. All cultures in Africa have mythology at the heart of…

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Butha Buthe: Lesotho’s Nutritious Soup

Butha-buthe. Original article published at TasteAtlas. Butha-buthe is a healthy and nutritious soup originating from Lesotho. It is often associated with the eponymous town. The soup is made with spinach and tangerine as the main ingredients. In order to prepare it, split peas are added to the broth, which is then combined with onions, rice flour, turmeric, spinach, and coriander. Tangerine juice and zest give this soup a complex, yet refreshing flavor. Before serving, butha-buthe is typically topped with a dollop of yogurt. TasteAtlas is a world atlas of food and…

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Gucci Announces $5 Million Community Fund and $20K Scholarship Program Promoting Racial Diversity

Following the release of the Gucci turtleneck that resembled blackface, the company was hit with controversy over the racial discrimination and blind spots that allowed the balaclava sweater to make it through production and into an ad. As other notable fashion houses like Prada and Burberry addressed the insensitive missteps they similarly promoted, all three brands… source: https://according2hiphop.com/gucci-announces-5-million-community-fund-and-20k-scholarship-program-promoting-racial-diversity/

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Lebron James’ New Shoe Is Inspired By Outkast’s ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’ Album

LeBron James’ latest Nike sneaker release is the LeBron 16 Low Soundtrack is an ode to Outkast’s double album “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below”. With a white, black and tan colorway, the Soundtracks also feature a graffiti-style crown with “23” written on it on the heel patch. The design is inspired by the OutKast album’s artwork. Another nod to… source: https://according2hiphop.com/lebron-james-new-shoe-is-inspired-by-outkasts-speakerboxxx-the-love-below-album/

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Kimora Lee Simmons Set To Relaunch Her Fashion Brand Baby Phat

According to Bloomberg Baby Phat is back, the clothing and shoes brand created 20 years ago by Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner and recognized by its cat logo, is planning a relaunch this summer. The women’s line will focus on exposing it to millennials and Gen X customers that might not have been old enough to… source: https://according2hiphop.com/kimora-lee-simmons-set-to-relaunch-her-fashion-brand-baby-phat/

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