The popular trend that people are following these days is to wear designer outfits. It is a well-known and documented fact that Africans were tortured,killed for practicing their traditional religion, speaking their traditional mother-tongues, using African names, playing their own original music, doing their long time traditional dances, and much,much more. The colonizers worked hard on separating Africans from their traditional spiritual values, family, culture and land; the detractors of Africans made sure that there is a disconnect for African people with a healthy African cultural and historical foundations. Comparison of individualism-collectivism in the American and Khmer cultures. Sepra et al observed that Cambodian culture is predominantly collectivist in nature while American culture is oriented towards individualism. As such, the Khmer people tend to emphasize group identity within which loyalty to the group and group consensus are valued and harmony may be more important to the truth while Americans tend to emphasize identity based on individual characteristics, loyalty one’s one personal goals, and the truth is more important than harmony (p. interpersonal communication). If a guy wants to wear a dress, then he should be able to wear a dress and not care about what people think,â€ said designer Thom Browne. Second, make sure the product contains sufficient concentrations of those beneficial ingredients. Many beauty companies deceive consumers in this manner; they do include natural substances in their products, but in amounts that are simply too small to provide any real benefit. These days, you can find hundreds of conventional moisturizing lotions lining up the skincare shelves in the grocery store. Many of the brands use expensive campaigns to advertise their products and convince unsuspecting consumers of the superiority of their products. However, studies show that most of the lotions available today do not meet consumer expectations – and do not deliver on their promises of healthier-looking skin that is smooth, soft, and free from imperfections. What is more, some of these conventional moisturizing lotions have caused more damage to the skin, such as worsened acne, additional age spots, and color darkening; things that natural face moisturizer will not do. Urban architecture in Brazil owes much to the legacy of Portuguese colonialism. Cities such as Ouro PrÃªto and Rio de Janeiro grew in importance long before industrialization had brought the factory or the automobile to Brazil. These cities, which influenced patterns of urban construction throughout the country, were largely modeled on Portuguese cities. The neighborhoods built during colonial times have narrow streets with continuous building facades that converge on central plazas. These open areas are often the sites of churches or government buildings, constructions imbued with symbolic power by being set off from the solid mass of private dwellings that line the streets.
While these two cultures shared many things with each other, the more important thing is how they spread these things around the world. We still observe and study the teachings of Plato, Aristotle and Socrates just as Christianity is still a very dominant religion. The positive empowering notion of a republic society in which everyone had a voice sis not die with Rome, we are still trying to perfect it today in the U.S. Even down to the smaller things like the tradition of a father run household, though it is no longer required, the average person still sees it as the traditional family. Roads and plumbing are all ideas kept alive and passed down to us from these revolutionary cultures. Their legacy will continue to live on in the civilizations of tomorrow as well. Hip hop is the most popular music genre in the US and the style of the rappers is copied by the fans in hoards. You will find baseball jerseys, bomber jackets, jeans in this style. (25) The other two essays by Joseph Ki-Zerbo, “The Place of History in African Society” and “Africa’s pre-historic Art” are part of the monumental edifice that he has contributed to the theorizing and constructing of African history. They are part of the many essays that Ki-Zerbo has written on our history, some of which appeared in the early 1960’s issues of Presence Africaine and his great book, Die Geschichte Schwarz-Afrikas. I have issues with the definition above because it only tell the second-half of the story. It would be proper here to start from the beginning, and put this into proper perspective. Walter Ong informs us that: “Recently,however,applied linguistics ad sociolinguistics have been comparing more and more the dynamics of primary oral verbalization and those of written verbaization. Jack Goody’s book, “The Domestication of the Savage Mind (1977″), and his earlier collection of his own and other’ work,” Literacy in Traditional Societies (1968)”, still provide invaluable descriptions and analyses of changes in mental and social structures incident to the use of writing. Chaytor very early (1945), Ong (1958b, 1967b), McLuhan (1962, Haugen (1966), Chafe (1982), Tannen (1980a) and others provide further linguistic and cultural data and analyses. Foley’s expertly focused survey (1980b) includes an extensive bibliography. Health education consisted of body cleanliness and a knowledge of the native herbs and other medicines known to cure, especially antidotes for poisonous snake-bites. At the age of twelve, most African youths already knew the social organization of the clan from the family on up to the Oman (State), along with the rights and responsibilities in its complex structure. They also already knew how to “read” messages of the drums from far away. Religious education, like character education, was not a thing apart, but inseparable from the total process which was a total way of life.
Under globalization, its modern name, 80% of the world is still exploited by the 20% who still continue to own all the wealth. Changing the name periodically (feudalism, industrialization, capitalism, socialism, communism and now globalization) is simply a strategy that the West uses to make us, the ignorant masses, believe that there is genuine change taking place in society. Now you understand why every country you visit and in every area of activity the owners and those who make money are always White or are close to White, while those who work, serve and are exploited are always black or close to it. This is what African parents must begin to understand so that they can explain to their children why African people are consistently at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder. And tell these children why they should imbibe the cultural retentions and transmission of their own indigenous culture, customs, traditions, etc. 1965 Moroka Swallows win their first national championship (SASL – South African Soccer League).Leeds United winger Albert Hurry-Hurryâ€ Johanneson becomes the first Black South African (indeed the first Black ever) to play in an English FA Cup final (against Liverpool). 2007 Mamelodi Sundowns crowned PSL champions for the fifth timeJune, PSL becomes the richest league in Africa after signing a R1.6-billion broadcast deal with SuperSport International. Fromm adds: “Culture is not only artistic or intellectual phenomena expressed through thought: culture is to be seen above all in the simplest actions of everyday life-culture as eating in a different way, shaking hands in a different way, relating to people in a different way. So it seems to me that these three concepts – culture, differences and tolerance – are old concepts being used in a new way. Unless your skin is oily, avoid washing your face with soap as it removes the natural oils protecting the skin. Reading Biko’s musings above is very important for South Africans(Africans) and other ethnic groups to begin to understand what is going on here. Before I cited Bantu, I talked about our youth who are not even reading books such as the one written by Biko, they are caught up in the technological world and its gizmos-and are arrogantly ignorant. For all the awards and blockbusters, it hasn’t always been glittering success. In 2010 Nicole took her career into her own hands by launching her production company Blossom Films, starting with her Oscar-nominated role as a grieving mother in Rabbit Hole and going on to collaborate with Reese Witherspoon ‘s Hello Sunshine with Big Little Lies where she played Celeste, a mother tormented mentally and physically by her abusive husband.