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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

African Culture is World Heritage

Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

African Honey Acne Treatment

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Before the introduction of acne treatments, honey was used as the main ingredient for skin problem cures. For centuries throughout Africa, people use honey as a skin treatment for acne, eczema, cuts, and sores. Africa has a wealth of traditional knowledge of apitherapy, the healing properties of bee products.  Honey is a sweet thick syrup produced by honeybees. Bees deposit nectar into honeycombs and seal them with beeswax to preserve the honey. Honey is made up of a solution of sugars and minerals in water, and is twice as sweet as sugar. Honey has a fairly long shelf-life, microbial activity is restricted and the product is stable for many months. Honey has long been used as medicine. Africa has a wealth of traditional knowledge of apitherapy, the healing properties of bee products. Honey has antibiotic properties: it is a sterile solution with a high sugar concentration that prevents the growth of microorganisms.  It is highly acidic. It contains enzymes which produce hydrogen per

Love never loses its way home but is it cultural appropriation

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Love never loses its way home but is it cultural appropriation African Adinkra symbols meanings originally created by the Ashanti of Ghana. We will learn why wearing Adinkra symbols are popular and is wearing Adinkra symbols cultural appropriation. African Adinkra symbols meanings Bi Nka Bi (harmony), Ese Ne Tekrema (interdependence), Denkyem (adaptability), Fihankra (security), Gye Nyame (importance of God) Love Never Loses Its Way Home | The Language of African Symbols Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture West Africa Adinkra symbols represent ideas, proverbs, expressions, attitudes and behavior depicted in simply drawn figure. Adinkra symbols are well-known visual symbols that have a hidden meaning, deciphering Adinkra symbols is the same as reading a sentence as long as you know what is the symbols true meaning. Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan - secret meaning is “Love never loses its way home" Odo Nnyew Fie Kwan is the symbol

Kenyan Proverbs on Avoiding Stupid Mistakes

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Kenyan Proverbs on Avoiding Stupid Mistakes Kenyan African proverbs on the virtues of discerning what is true and wise and avoiding stupid mistakes; being wise is different from being smart. Being wise can save you needless unhappiness and negativity in life. Kenyan Proverbs on Avoiding Stupid Mistakes What was withheld, as a secret thought will come out through a slip of the tongue. You do not benefit from a lie, a lier does not benefit from another lier. The plan kills; the weapon only does the deed. However long it may grow, the neck will never surpass the head. A climbing plant with tendrils cannot grow on its own without the support of a tree. One should either become a pillar or lean against one. A distant shelter does not shield one from cold. A wise man plans for tomorrow, a fool plans only for today. Without patience, we cannot reach an honorable position.

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

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