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    Blog posts of '2009' 'February'

    (0) How many people cheat or steal?
    This doesn't have much to do with Africa Imports or with African culture, but it was interesting anyway. What percentage of people will cheat for money if they know they will not get caught? We think that people avoid lying, cheating or stealing because they think that they will be caught. Most ...
    (0) Wearing an African Headwrap - the History and Instructions
    Headwraps hold significant meaning and symbolism to both Africans and African-Americans alike. In Africa, headwraps are often worn to convey modesty, and different colors of head wraps can symbolize anything from wealth to social status. They also serve a practical function in protecting the head fr...
    (0) Why Dead Sea Mud Works
    Not everyone has heard of Dead Sea mud, and most people would laugh at the idea of putting mud on their faces. However, numerous studies have shown the positive effects of Dead Sea mud on the skin. How does something like mud clear your skin? The answer is surprisingly simple! As the Dead Sea evap...
    (0) How much does Africa Imports give to Africa
    I just added up how much money Africa Imports sent to orphanages and kids homes in Africa during 2008. We sent $28,500. So far in 2009, we have been able to send $10,000. which works out to a lot more per year if God continues to bless us. You can see exactly how much we give to each different ca...
    (0) The Importance of Drums in African Tradition
    Drums in African Traditions African drums hold a special place in the history of Africa. In Western Culture the idea of drumming is nearly always associated with entertainment or just to add to the musical quality of a song. In Africa, drums hold a deeper symbolic and historical meaning. Drums are almost always an accompan...
    (0) Africa Imports quote of the week
    "Many of life's failures are people who do not know how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison, Inventor ...
    (0) The Symbolism of Animals in Africa
    The Symbolism of Animals in Africa In Africa, the use of animals in artwork isn't merely for show. Each animal has a specific meaning to the artist, and certain animals signify certain character qualities. This is why you will see so many carvings of animals, or even animals embroidered onto African clothing. What Do Animals Symbo...
    (0) Try a late night or early morning sale.
    Here's a wild idea that could get your customers more interested in you. Instead of having a sale at some normal time, make it good only between 7:00 and 8:00AM. Or give customers a free gift if they visit you between 9:00 and 11:00 pm. Almost everyone is available (if they really want to be) at ...
    (0) Celebrating Toni Morrison for Black History Month
    Toni Morrison Yesterday, on February 18th, 1931, writer Toni Morrison was born. She was the first African American woman to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. Born Chloe Anthony Wofford, she displayed an early interest in literature. She studied humanities at Howard and Cornell Universities, followe...
    (0) Black History Month Recipes
    When Africans were brought to America as slaves, they brought many delicious food ideas with them. When they arrived in Jamestown, they remembered the foods that they'd eaten in Africa, and also learned new recipes from Native Americans who became their friends. Today, these recipes are still used...
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