Society & Culture

The Origin Story of the Bukusu People of East Africa

A creation myth is an account of how the world got started and how humans initially inhabited it. They are present in almost all known religious systems on earth and are frequently regarded as sacred stories.. Creation myths, which are...

Antemoro People, This African Tribe Used to Be Widely Reputed for Their Astrologers

The Antemoro people were widely reputed in the pre-colonial period for their astrologers, who could predict the future based on lunar phases and astrological charts.

20 Black Inventors and Their Inventions That Shaped the World

20 Black Inventors and their inventions that shaped American History: Black inventors have played a crucial role in shaping American history

Traditional African Face Painting Designs

In Africa, face painting has a rich history that dates back to ancient civilizations and continues to be an important part of modern African culture.

The Rise and Fall of Sankore Madrasah, the Ancient Center of Learning in Timbuktu

Sankore Madrasah, also known as the University of Sankore, was an ancient center of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali.

Ka’el Festival: the Unusual Ethiopian Festival Where Men Compete for the Title of Fattest Man

The Ka'el festival, in Ethiopia, is a plump festival where Ethiopian men from the me'en ethnic group compete to be the fattest in the village

Tignon Laws: the Law That Prohibited Black Women From Wearing Their Natural Hair in Public

The tignon law was a 1786 law in Louisiana that forbade black women from going outdoors without wrapping their natural hair with a Tignon headscarf.

The Creation Story of the Akamba People of Kenya

In the beginning, Mulungu the creator is said to have formed a man and a woman in heaven before placing them on a rock in on earth, where it is said that their footprints, as well as the footprints of their animals, can still be seen today.

Dambe – Nigeria’s Centuries Old Form of Mixed Martial Arts

Dambe is a type of martial art that is associated with the Hausa people that mainly inhabit the north of Nigeria

FESTIMA – Burkina Faso’s Festival of African Masks

Burkina Faso’s International Festival of Masks and the Arts is the biggest festival of its kind dedicated to celebrating the culture of the traditional African mask.
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Memories of Slavery: The Dark History of Sierra Leone’s Bunce Island

Bunce Island was a former slave castle located in the Sierra Leone River and was one of the largest...
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