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He sees Harlem as a lion’s den in which he and others try to survive. Like Daniel of the Bible, he feels able to face the lions.
The slavocrats won and the baptism of slaves ceased. For the first time, commercial values in Manhattan trumped faith and moral values.
The anti-slavery theologians often referred to slavery as “theft of humans” and a violation of the eighth of the Ten Commandments. But the slavocrats gained more elite supporters than did the theologians of freedom.
At the very beginning of Harlem’s life Africans were creating an African American identity rooted in faith and freedom.
Mousama’s simple but powerful prayer translated from Wusulu (a language spoken in the country of Mali and elsewhere).
Senegalese/NYC artist Cheikh Ndiaye at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair @PioneerWorks
Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of Whites in the community district has jumped by 146%.
A small group in Brooklyn sees the skyscrapers in Manhattan and think of the great pyramids of ancient Egypt.
Material objects have never been just symbols of the materialism of the secular city. They have always been the vehicles for religious discussion and moral solidarity.
Today, we visit Holy Fire Dynamic World International Church, a Ghanaian church that celebrates it joys in the indigenous African language of Akan. Since 1990, there is a new diaspora of Africans in the United States. More Africans have arrived voluntarily than came in chains prior to 1807, the year we outlawed international slave trafficking […]