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  • African American Culture

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    African American Culture Culture is not a fixed phenomenon, nor is it the same in all places or to all people. It is relative to time, place, and particular people. Learning about other people can help us to understand ourselves and to be better world citizens. One of the most common ways of studying culture is to focus on the differences within and among cultures. Although their specifics may vary form one culture to another, sociologists refer to those elements or characteristics that can

  • African American Culture

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    safe to assume that all human beings desire peace. What is not always very clear is what each person means by peace and how it can be attained and maintained. Religion and peace in an African culture have been almost natural companions in the minds of humans in different periods of history and in different cultures of the world. This is because, although far too many adherents and leaders of the different religions in the world have disrupted the peace in the society by promoting violence and wars

  • African American Culture Essay

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    Despite the restrictions imposed by slavery, African Americans have made significant contributions to American culture in music, literature, and cuisine. The infectious nature of African American music, which has appeared in a variety of styles, most notably jazz, soul, rap, rhythm and blues, spread through the American public quickly and broke the barriers from where they originated. Beginning in the seventeenth century music was critical in the organization of early slave uprisings. When brought

  • African Culture and Traditions as Told by Waris Dirie

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    African Culture and Traditions as Told by Waris Dirie Waris Dirie was born into a family of nomads in a Somalian desert. Growing up, she was privileged to run free with nature’s most majestic animals, and learned a respect for nature that many of us as Americans could never fathom. However, these thrills are just on the surface of what life is really like for African women. She suffered through intense traditional mutilation in her childhood, and endless hours of hard labor in the fields everyday

  • The Culture Of African Art

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    African art is of great uniqueness not just in comparison to what we have studied up until now, but the way they interpret both art and the leadership roles that possess their people, it is of great fascination. Although sharing some similarities to previous topics we have covered this semester, African leaders are often viewed as having spiritual relationships with the land, their people and objects. But the role of which the women play is most significant, and the biggest difference compared

  • KWANZAA: Rediscovering our African Culture

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    KWANZAA: Rediscovering our African Culture Kwanzaa was first celebrated in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, his family and Friends. Dr. Karenga, a professor of African-American History at CSU, Long Beach, was effected by the Watts Riots of the summer of 1965. He felt that African-Americans had lost touch with their African heritage. He began to study ways that they could help themselves and each other. Dr. Karenga wanted to unify his people and instill a pride in their joint culture. He felt that there

  • African American Culture

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    African American Culture Music Spirituals This is a religious song sung by the black people in the southern part of the US and are often influenced by African melodies. The spirituals are typical working songs and often content stories and persons from the Bible. Many of the slaves, in fact, thought of themselves as modern children of Israel who were looking for freedom. The songs first become well-known outside the southern states when the slaves were set free from slavery. Blues The

  • Mermaids In African Culture

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    The African Culture portrays the idea of mermaids in different perspectives across the continent. Mermaids in Africa are observed to have specific similar features across the regions. Typical research in African Mythology describe mermaid as an attractive, mystic and dangerous woman who shrouds herself with a vengeance. In western regions of Africa, she is commonly referred to as Mami Wata while the Eastern Regions she is known as Mamba Muntu. She is designated as an attractive and lovely woman with

  • Influence Of Culture On African American Culture

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    What is culture and does it pays an important part in psychology? How does culture in psychology affect the African American community when it comes to dialog between doctor and patient and how this affects the relationship and diagnosis with the client? These are the question that I have to ask the viewer. Culture is the define knowledge and characteristics of a group of people that makes them who they are as a community. In my view I feel that a psychologist should understand the culture of someone

  • african american culture

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    as the President of the United States, African Americans have persevered through their times of hardship and have become respected, successful contributors to the United States and other countries around the world. One huge contribution to their success is their tight hold on their sacred culture that has pushed them spiritually to succeed. Over the years, the number of African Americans in the United States has grown tremendously. “The population of African Americans, including those more than one

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