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What is African Black Soap?

African black soap benefits your skin and helps to keep it healthy and eliminate germs. The benefits of using black soap on your skin also extend to helping treat acne, soothing eczema rashes, reducing oily skin, and helping to unclog pores. Raw African black soap can also be used on various types of skin including...

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What is the Gullah-Geechee culture?

  THE GULLAH GEECHEE PEOPLE The Gullah Geechee people are descendants of Africans who were enslaved on the rice, indigo and Sea Island cotton plantations of the lower Atlantic coast.  Many came from the rice-growing region of West Africa.  The nature of their enslavement on isolated island and coastal plantations created a unique culture with...

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Top 13 Health Benefits Of Soursop Fruit & Leaves

Soursop, also known as Graviola, is a spiny, large, and green tropical fruit. It has a sweet flesh thereby being used for ice creams, fresh beverages, and other sweet foods, popularly in South America. In addition, the fruit contains quite various natural components with medicinal properties, which make it become beneficial for the human health....

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Elderberry Nutrition Facts

Elderberries, also known as black elderberry, elderberry plant, or Sambucus nigra, are a fruit that is found in temperate regions of the world, including North America, Europe. They are known for their deep purple-black color, which is where they get the name “black elderberry”. Elderberries can reach up to two inches in length and are found...

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History of the Djembe

Blue Monday, which falls on 18 January in 2016, is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Understandably, tightened purse strings following the festive splurge, time passed since Christmas and failed new year resolutions is not a combination for happiness – but why is the third Monday in January apparently the worst day of...

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In the news: this week’s top news stories

The Gullah and Geechee culture on the Sea Islands of Georgia has retained ethnic traditions from West Africa since the mid-1700s. Although the islands along the southeastern U.S. coast harbor the same collective of West Africans, the name Gullah has come to be the accepted name of the islanders in South Carolina, while Geechee refers to the islanders of...

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