Family, Fun/Funny, Funny, Inspiration, Life / August 2, 2019

Behind The Name

Stereotyping comes in hot when people think of traditional, black names. While society has often poked fun at the ethnic-sounding names, there is deep meaning behind “black-sounding” names. From the dismantling of identity by way of the slave trade to the uprising of faith and religion to strengthen black communities, black names reflect a valuable history and provide great context to the evolution of black culture.

Learn more about how African, Arabic and Abrahamic traditions have influenced the naming of black Americans.

Linnea Moran

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