Do You Know This Haitian Revolution Early Leader & Vodou Priest? By Freddie Ra

Duttу Bоukmаn wаѕ аn early leader оf thе Hаіtіаn Rеvоlutіоn, еnѕlаvеd іn Jаmаіса аnd lаtеr in Haiti. Hе іѕ соnѕіdеrеd tо hаvе bееn bоth a lеаdеr оf mаrооnѕ and Vodou hоungаn (рrіеѕt). According tо ѕоmе contemporary accounts Bоukmаn alongside Céсіlе Fаtіmаn, a Vоdоu mаmbо, presided over the rеlіgіоuѕ сеrеmоnу аt Bоіѕ Cаïmаn, іn August 1791, thаt ѕеrvеd…

What does it mean when someone says they’re Shia or Sunni?

Credit: Wissm al-Okili/Reuters Shi’ite pilgrims gather at Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine to mark his death anniversary in Baghdad’s Kadhimiya districtt, May 25, 2014. The words Shia and Sunni come up often in coverage of the conflict in Iraq. But they’re words with an old word origin, and powerful meaning. Player utilities Popout Share 00:00 00:00…

Tell Kirr and Marchar, the taste of the pudding is in the Eating

The much-anticipated first face-to-face talks between South Sudan’s President Kiir and his former vice president turned rebel leader Machar culminated in a peace accord. The talks that the IGAD Chairperson and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegne personally facilitated took place in two rounds. In the first round, PM Desalegne held separate talks with Kiir and…