To take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap. (see KIDNAP)
anno Domini (AD)
Sex between a married person and a person who is not his or her spouse.
A term used by ancient Latin speakers as an adjective, meaning "of Africa". As a substantive, it denoted a native of AfriKa; i.e., an African. Latin speakers at first used Afer as an adjective, meaning "of AfriKa". As a substantive, it denoted a native of AfriKa; i.e., an AfriKan. (See Afri)
A Latin term, derived from the term Afer, used to refer the natives of Africa. In its origins, it was used to refer to natives of all the lands south of the Mediterranean (Ancient Libya). Latin speakers at first used Afer as an adjective, meaning "of AfriKa". As a substantive, it denoted a native of AfriKa; i.e., an AfriKan.
centered on or promoting emphasis Afrika or African-derived cultures, such as those of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti, and the contributions of Afrikans to the development of Western civilization.
Refers to both North America, South America, and the Caribbean islands collectively.
A term created and used to refer to the indigenous peoples of North America, Central America, and South America. But it’s more popularly used to refer to the indigenous people of North America.
Anansi (The Spiderman) is a character and one of the most popular animal tricksters from Afro-Caribbean folktale that originates from West African, Akan folklore.
Anansi (Stories) are a series of Afro-Caribbean folktales, popular in Jamaica, that originate from West Afrika. They were brought to Jamaica and other parts of the New World by Ashanti (Akan) slaves, during the Atlantic Slave Trade, and were passed through generations orally. Anansi exists as a spider, a man, or a combination of the two. These stories continue to provide a moral foundation for the community.
Askari is a Somali word that means "soldier", "military", and "police". The term was used to refer to a local soldier serving in the armies of the Euorpean colonial powers in Africa, particularly in the African Great Lakes, Northeast Africa and Central Africa.
before Christ (BC)
A term originally used to refer to people with dark skin complexions, generally to people of Sub-Saharan Afrikan ancestry but also to non-Afrikan dark skinned people, such as the Indigenous Australian and the Negrito populations of Thailand and the Philippines.
An African native appointed by his leader to supply European slave traders with slaves.
Cafuzo is a term used by the Portuguese Empire, and occasionally today, to identify individuals in the Americas who are of mixed African and Amerindian ancestry. It is the Portuguese form of the Spanish term Zambo.
A Brazilian Martial Art that combines rhythmic dance motions and fighting techniques. It was originally developed as a fighting system and concealed as dance by enslaved Africans in captivity during Brazil’s slavery era.
Common Era (CE)
Cimarron (Ethnic Group) is Maroon group in Colombia.
Cimarron (Spanish Term) is an ancient Spanish term originally used to refer to cattle. It’s later adopted meaning was "wild" or "untamed" and was used to refer to an enslaved Black African who escaped enslavement in the Americas. (See MAROON.)
A term used in the Spanish (Hispanic) speaking Caribbean to refer to non-Hispanic African descendants, or darker-skinned people in general. The term originated in the Dominican Republic.
A line (or train) of animals, prisoners, or slaves chained and driven along together.
A country, region or territory under the political control of another country and or a territory or region occupied by settlers from that country or another foreign land.
Duka is a Kiswahili word that means store in English.
Generally refers to a man, typically from antiquity, who had been castrated in order to serve a specific social function. Historically, Eunuchs served as guard the women's living areas at an oriental court.
A community or population of people who share a common cultural background or descent, such as language, history, culture or place of origin. (Also called ETHNICITY)
The deliberate and systematic destruction of the culture of an ethnic group as opposed to GENOCIDE.
The traditional beliefs, customs, and stories of a community, passed through the generations by word of mouth.
A story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth.
Systematic destruction and killing of a racial, political, or cultural group.
Gullah (People) are
Gullah (Language) is a creolized European, African language developed and used by slaves in South Carolina, United States.
Habari Gani? is a Kiswahili phrase that means what's the news.
A collection or system of ideas or values, especially one which help form the basis of economic or political theory.
Kabari is a Kiswahili word that means welcome.
To take (someone) away illegally by force, typically to obtain a ransom. (see Abduct)
Countries in the Americas and the Caribbean that were typically colonized by Spain or France, and that speak a variation of a language derived from the ancient Latin language.
The ability to read and write.
Spirits of Haitian Vodun and Louisiana Voodoo. Loa is known as Lwa in Haitian Creole.
Spirits of Haitian Vodun and Louisiana Voodoo. Lwa is known as Loa in Lousiana Creole.
Maafa is a Kiswahili term that means 'the great disaster', or 'the great tragedy' and refers to the experiences of Africans through the processes of European colonialism, imperialism, and slavery.
Nana is a Twi (Akan) word that means Grandmother.
Négrier is a French term used to refer to merchants who specialized in funding and directing cargoes of black captives to the Caribbean colonies during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
A loop at the end of a rope with a running knot that tightens as the rope (or wire) is pulled. The knot most closely associated with execution is the hangman's knot, which is also known as the "hangman's noose." The tying techniques are similar, but several turns are wrapped around the noose loop used to hang a person. The reason for this was to make the hanging more humane, as it would break the person's neck, killing them instantly, rather than strangling them to death. (Wikipedia)
Nyumbani is a Kiswahili word that means Home.
An English racial slur derived from the Spanish term zambo. Historically, in the United States, the word sambo was thought to refer to the racial intermixing between an enslaved African and a white, European person. After the American Civil War, during the Jim Crow era and beyond, the term was used in conversation, print advertising and household items as a pejorative descriptor for Black people. See Zambo.
Self-Determination is the process by which a person or people controls their own life.
Self-Determination (Kwanzaa) is synonymous with the Kujichagulia, Kwanzaa principle that is observed and practiced on the second day of Kwanzaa.
To bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master; to make submissive or subservient; enslave.
Theft by Slave
Theft of Slave
The Uncle Tom (Stereotype) represents a black man who is simple-minded and compliant but most essentially interested in the welfare of whites over that of other Blacks. It derives from the title character of the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin and is synonymous with Black male slaves who informed on other Black slaves’ activities to their white master, often referred to as a "house Negro.", particularly for planned escapes. It is the male version of the similar stereotype Aunt Jemima.
Uncle Tom is the title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The character was seen by many readers as a ground-breaking humanistic portrayal of a slave, one who uses nonresistance and gives his life to protect others who have escaped from slavery. However, the character also came to be seen, especially based on his portrayal in pro-compassion dramatizations, as inexplicably kind to white slaveholders. This led to the use of Uncle Tom — sometimes shortened to just a Tom — as a derogatory term for an exceedingly subservient person or house negro, particularly one aware of their own lower-class racial status.
A person, group, place, or thing presented as being virtuous and morally upright on the outside, but being hypocritically corrupt, immoral, or evil on the inside.
A biblical term used in Matthew 23:27. Its literal meaning is Whited (or Whitewashed) Tomb. The phrase has now grown to mean a person who is inwardly wicked and devious but puts forth a visage of being holy or virtuous.
A state of being aware, especially of social problems such as racism and inequality.
Zambo is a term used by the Spanish Empire, and occasionally today, to identify individuals in the Americas who are of mixed African and Amerindian ancestry. It is the Spanish form of the Portuguese term Cafuzo and the English term Sambo.