Many African-American superstitions originate from a mixture of ancient African religion, Native American traditions, and European folklore. I have compiled a list of 20 superstitions that many black people pass on generation upon generation.

“We have received 16 dead bodies since yesterday. Eleven of them were buried yesterday and we are conducting a funeral for the remaining five. So far we have over 300 injured people, most of them from gun shots,” the head of Jos’s central mosque, Balarabe Dawud, told AFP.