Celebrities are the reason that slim jeans have become so popular, women have always worn tight jeans but recently men have started to as well. Churches are fleecing their parishioners; the much touted and oft abused concept of Ubuntu is no more existent in our divided and shattered African collectives; our children do not even know our part of African history, customs, cultures, traditions languages and other sacred rites and their practices; and we, the present elderly, are not even helping them, nor we ourselves are functionally capable of capturing our culture, customs, traditions and the whole bit. It is incumbent on us that whenever we begin a yarn about our history, we should make do with what we have and are experiencing, than try too hard to become irrelevant even to our intended audience: The African masses. At the same time, we need to take a hard and critical look at the present conditions of the masses and rights in such a way that it educes the masses, as it also helps them learn about themselves and their state in the affairs of their own country. This is important. CandomblÃ©, the best known and most traditional of Brazil’s African-derived religions, is centered in the city of Salvador and traces its origin to the Yoruba and Dahomey religions of West Africa. In CandomblÃ©â€”a syncretic religion (one that combines elements of more than one religion) with both African and European elementsâ€”deities are called forth through the spirit possession of cult initiates. Despite police raids and other forms of social discrimination in years past, CandomblÃ© has persisted and flourished as a vibrant symbol of Afro-Brazilian cultural identity. The social sciences in Brazil have far more visibility than they do in the United States and a number of academics are known to the general public. Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a senator and two-term president of Brazil, was a renowned sociologist before he entered politics. This visibility may be linked to the fact that all of the social sciences focus on Brazil and on national issues. The vast majority of Brazilian anthropologists, for example, have conducted their field research within national territory. Many of us do not even understand the stated fact above that there is African South African Sounds, and these are in the same riffs as those of African Americans. When I say we are the same, I really mean that. If Africans think that we are inferior to our African Brothers elsewhere, and those Overseas think that they are different from Africans in Africa, this is what needs to be talked about and clearly sorted out-By Africans in South Africa, Africa and the Diaspora. I guess the first thing that needs to be said is, YES, women can wear mens shoes. But not in all situations.