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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. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

African Culture is World Heritage

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

Nature or Merchandise of Bare Breasted Cultures

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Breasts are less sexualized in most African traditional societies where women go topless. In most other societies breasts are exploited in advertising and in pornography. Nature or Merchandise of Bare Breasted Cultures Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture The Sexualisation of Breasts Isis breastfeeding young Horus Nature or Merchandise of Bare Breasted Cultures Female breasts wield amazing power in some societies. Curvy women have leveraged the power of their breasts to manipulate even the most able, self-controlled. Empires have fallen, wills revised, millions of magazines and bras sold, and Super Bowl audiences scandalized. Breasts in the US are big business, because sex sells. Women’s breasts are everywhere on television, at the movies, in magazines, and on billboards. The addictive and harmful nature of porn is likely another reason why women’s breasts have bec

To aim is not enough you must hit

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To aim is not enough you must hit. Stop xenophobia stop listening to the media Think you are not easily influenced by the media and xenophobia; well think again. South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world and a history of xenophobic attacks. The building of The U.S.A. Mexico border wall to stop immigrants entering the U.S. illegally stealing jobs from Americans is a system of xenophobia. One person’s truth is another person’s lie. Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear felt to be foreign or bizarre. Stop listening to the media and see the truth. Be the tie that binds and not the arm that is bound. The trouble is not that we have prejudice thoughts but we believe our prejudice thoughts. Many people do not get to know a group of people for themselves because they are afraid they already know the person in one glance. As with most prejudice, Xenophobia, most likely, they believe what the media tells them to believe. Most people back away when they get that nervous

Kenya fried tilapia fish stew recipe eaten with rice or ugali

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Kenya fried tilapia fish stew recipe eaten with rice or ugali Tilapia especially when fried eaten with rice or ugali is a fish recipe loved among all Kenyan African communities. For this fried tilapia recipe, the key is frying fish without a cornmeal coating. In Kenya this is one of those eat together with family lunches and dinner recipes that rely on staples like fresh vegetables and rice; all you have to do is catch the fish. Kenya fried tilapia fish stew recipe step by step directions with rice Ingredients for the fried tilapia 1 whole fresh tilapia, filleted 2 cups vegetable cooking oil 1 ½ teaspoon sea-salt Ingredients for the fried tilapia fish sauce and rice 2 onions, finely chopped 2 teaspoons minced garlic 2 diced carrots 2 diced tomatoes 1/2 head shredded green or purple cabbage 2 cups peeled and diced fresh pumpkin 1 cup peeled and diced cassava 6 peeled and diced garden eggs (African eggplants) 1 small can tomato paste 1 chopped

Above the Influence African Proverb

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African Proverb that makes sense If you do not control your mind, someone else will, do not be easily influenced by people. As the African ancestors say “Depend, on your walking stick, not others", teaches, blindly following others instead of thinking for yourself is never a good idea. Above the Influence African Proverb  Above the Influence African Proverbs A dog does not enter if the door is not open. A man without enemies is like a river without stones. By blackening another, you do not whiten yourself. Crows gather where the flesh lies. Nakedness turns round, hunger goes straight. Breathe deeply and depend on your own walking stick Not controlling your own mind and not depending on your own walking stick is needless strain taken such a stronghold that the very effort to live life quietly seems as unnatural as to cause much nervous misery.  To turn the corner from the bad habit of codependency into a true and

Shoplifting Dog Tall Tale African Folklore

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Tall Tale Folklore of Dog and Goat who are convicted of crimes and are given punishments but do not learn their lessons and offend again and again. Shoplifting Dog Tall Tale African Folklore Shoplifting Dog Never Learns From His Mistakes African Tall Tale Folklore Dog and Goat are travelling together. Whenever they come to a town, they slip in and steal some food to eat. Goat loves to steal and eat cassava; Dog, loves to steal and eat any type of meat. On finding them, the people of the town beat them with big clubs, and drive them out of town for stealing. Goat never opens his mouth, but Dog always howls loudly. Finally, Goat loses patience with Dog, and asks, "Why do you howl every time you are beaten?" Dog answers, "Because it hurts me!" Goat says, "The beatings mean nothing and do not hurt me! I intend to steal again!” But, if the beatings hurt you, why don't you stop stealing!" Folklore storytelling is the most ancient art f

Africa has 79 critically endangered languages

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Africa has 79 critically endangered, 66 severely endangered, 44 vulnerable, 51 definitely endangered languages. Africa is experiencing a rapid loss of indigenous cultural identity. The current era of globalization has a melting pot effect on traditional African cultures. Explore and Understand Africa Through Her Food and Culture Many fear the loss of indigenous cultural identity when ancient African culture is homogenized leading to cultural assimilation including loss of African languages. Fear of loss of culture Indigenous African cultures have been disappearing, taking valuable knowledge with them. Each African culture is a unique answer to the question of what it means to be human. In today’s rapidly changing world, people from Africa worry about losing their traditional culture, the traditional way of life is getting lost. Living in one of the most isolated regions of Ethiopia, the Mursi tribe in the beautiful Omo Valley, are one of the most fascinating tribes i

How the Moon Came to Be African Folklore Story

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Gazing up at the moon for millions of years and asking how did the moon come to be, finally the answer to this age old question is explained in the ancient African Folklore story how the moon came to be. How the Moon Came to Be African Folklore Story How the Moon Came to Be African Folklore Story Once there were two suns and no moon. The suns are jealous of each other, and compete in tests of toughness and strength. Finally, Sudi Sun decides to trick Rival Sun Oko, and invites him to go bathing. On the river's bank, it is agreed that Sudi go upstream and Oko downstream. Sudi is to jump in first into the water; Rival Sun is to follow as soon as he hears the splash. But, instead of jumping into the water, Sudi throws in an enormous rock. Oko jumps in, and the stream carries away much of his strength and power. Sudi laughs and says to Oko, "From now on your name will be Moon and you shall be king of night while I rule the day!" Some Africa

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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