The culture of Africa is varied and manifold, consisting of a mixture of tribes that each have their own unique characteristics. It is a product of the diverse populations that today inhabit the continent of Africa and the African Diaspora. African culture is expressed in its arts and crafts, folklore and religion, clothing, cuisine, music and languages.
Africa is divided into a great number of ethnic cultures. The continent's cultural regeneration has also been an integral aspect of post-independence nation-building on the continent, with a recognition of the need to harness the cultural resources of Africa to enrich the process of education, requiring the creation of an enabling environment in a number of ways. In recent times, the call for a much greater emphasis on the cultural dimension in all aspects of development has become increasingly vocal. During the Roman colonization of North Africa,(parts of Algeria, Libya, Egypt and the whole of Tunisia) provinces such as Tripolitania became major producers of food for the republic and the empire, this generated much wealth in these places for their 400 years of occupation. During colonialism in Africa, Europeans possessed attitudes of superiority and a sense of mission. The French were able to accept an African as French if that person gave up their African culture and adopted French ways. Knowledge of the Portuguese language and culture and abandonment of traditional African ways defined one as civilized.Kenyan social commentator Mwiti Mugambi argues that the future of Africa can only be forged from accepting and mending the sociocultural present. For Mugambi, colonial cultural hangovers, pervasive Western cultural inundation, and aid-giving arm-twisting donors are, he argues, here to stay and no amount of looking into Africa's past will make them go away. However, Maulana Karenga states:
Resentment amongst the African populace toward the Chinese diaspora on the continent has emerged, fueled by incidents such as the recent ill treatment of Africans in Guangzhou, and in the absence of strong linguistic and cultural affinities between the two, interactions between Chinese and Africans remain quite restricted.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — NIACentre, a nonprofit that wants to build an AfricanAmerican cultural center in Grand Rapids, has a new executive director ... “We have a huge mission here — we want to build a world class cultural arts center that celebrates African American culture,” Hatfield said.
The AfricanCourt associates with the commemoration of the day as it falls in line with the protective mandate of the Court which also covers the protection of the rights of children as provided under the African Charter which provides for the right to education, right to take part in the cultural life the community, right to health.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery and is also a time to recognize the history of AfricanAmerican culture.READ MORE ... events are looking a lot bigger and they are bringing people of all cultures together ... There will be African American culture education and speakers.
The coalition threaded original artistic performances into the award celebration, showcasing dance, poetry and music that represents AfricanAmerican culture from local artists ... economic and cultural opportunity for African Americans in Spokane and the greater community.”.
Today, AfricanAmericans recognize Juneteenth as a celebration of Black culture, and we’ve increasingly seen a push to adopt Juneteenth as a national holiday ... It is an important milestone in recognizing the strength and resiliency of African Americans.
Hallways are decorated with colorful symbols of the seven principles of the AfricanAmerican cultural celebration of Kwanzaa — unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
Isom spends much of his life working to highlight the history and contributions of AfricanAmericans in the development of the MountainSouth and its culture through research, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition ... mass reparations movement led by African Americans.".