'There's nothing that can turn it back' African slave traditions live on in U.S. The Gullah/Geechee are descendants of West African slaves brought to America to work in rice and cotton fields.
Thanks to their relative isolation and strong community life, they've preserved their African cultural history. Graffiti art targets Kenyan 'vultures' Graffiti artists work on the details of their latest piece in Nairobi, Kenya.
They paint political art highlighting corruption and compare national leaders to vultures. Kenyan graffiti artists put down traffic cones and road markings when they are painting to make the sites appear official. From Samba to carnival: Brazil's thriving African culture. African culture is evident in Brazil's carnival, music, dance food and religionIt was the last country to abolish the slave trade, with an estimated four million slaves shipped over 300 yearsA Historical Circuit of African Heritage in Rio de Janeiro helps to connect the past and present Editor's note: Each week, Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey, exploring the diversity of different cultures, countries and regions.
Rio de Janeiro (CNN) -- From samba and carnival to food, music and religion, African culture is everywhere in Brazil. The cultural heritage stems from the estimated four million slaves who were brought to the country over a 300-year period, at least four times as many as to the United States. Brazil was the last country to abolish the slave trade in 1888. More than half of Brazilians now identify themselves as black or of mixed race, according to the latest census.
Albino models setting the trend for Africa. 26 October 2012Last updated at 20:12 ET By Kate Forbes BBC News, Johannesburg Backstage amidst the chaos of Africa Fashion Week in the South African city of Johannesburg one woman sits quietly in a corner.
Other models and designers from across the continent dash from one end of the tent to the other - there seems to be an unofficial competition to see who can make the most noise. Yet despite her silence, US albino supermodel Diandra Forrest is still the most noticeable person in the room. Continue reading the main story. LOJ T-Shirt by negusgear. Why have all the fun yourself?
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Religions - Rastafari: Bob Marley. The Terrible Truth About Facebook. Ode to Jamaica. What My Nanny Left Me: How A Jewish Boy From New Jersey Ended Up With A Jamaican Accent. Coca-Cola Smile Back Jamaica. Kenyan chief foils robbery via Twitter, highlights reach of social media. Kenyan Chief Francis Kariuki mobilizes his community using Twitter, despite the lack of Internet access. The chief sends out tweets, which residents get in the form of a text message He also tweets to alert residents about missing animals and share doses of encouragement Residents in his town don't need a smart phone or Web access to get the messages Study: About 57% of tweets from Africa are sent from mobile devices (CNN) -- A Kenyan chief in a town far from the bustling capital foiled a predawn robbery recently using Twitter, highlighting the far-reaching effects of social media in areas that don't have access to the Internet.
Know the Maroons in Jamaica: Courage, Resistance & a Reclaiming of African Culture & Identity. When the plantocracy embarked on the Akan region of West Africa, they specifically sought out and purchased ‘Koromantis’ (also referred to as Coromantees) because of their renowned characteristics of pride and discipline. Are jobs obsolete? Douglas Rushkoff: U.S.
Creating glamor in Nigeria's ghettos. Italian designer Caterina Bortolussi started her fashion label Kinabuti in December 2010.
With designs inspired by Nigeria, Bortolussi wants to use fashion as an instrument for change in the region. She says: "I thought, 'Why can't we use fashion as vehicle to make a difference? ' We should lead by example. " A model practices her walk for the runway during a training session. Life in the ghettos goes on around a Kinabuti photo shoot. Label founder Caterina Bortolussi wants to help educate and inspire young women in the region. Why don't black Americans swim? 3 September 2010Last updated at 06:41 GMT By Finlo Rohrer BBC News, Washington The drownings shocked the community and sparked a campaign A month ago, six African-American teenagers drowned in a single incident in Louisiana, prompting soul-searching about why so many young black Americans can't swim. When 15-year-old DeKendrix Warner accidentally stepped into deeper water while wading in the Red River in Shreveport, he panicked.
JaTavious Warner, 17, Takeitha Warner, 13, JaMarcus Warner, 14, Litrelle Stewart, 18, Latevin Stewart, 15, and LaDarius Stewart, 17, rushed to help him and each other. None of them could swim. Continue reading the main story US swimming stats.