In those dark times, they probably sought refuge in laughter and music when there was nothing else to distract them from their situations.
Black culture, although rich and unique, needs to make a big comeback so that African Americans can rebuild an identity rooted in exactly what it is, instead of what people expect it to be.
African Americans are definitely passionate about their food.
Black culture also boasts its own musical style based on rhythm and percussion.
They love to sing in groups and spread the love, in private or even at times in public.
It is apparent that this need to laugh and sing comes partly from the time during which the blacks were slaves in America.
For example, arts forms such as hip-hop and rap have served as a major medium through which people have been able to express themselves and also get closer to their African American neighbors.
Food and music are not the only things black culture excels in.
It’s no more theirs; it’s now made up of the assumptions of what other people think it’s about.
This fabricated image is then used by fashion brands, music labels, and marketers to make big bucks.