More and more black women are rejecting the christian/catholic religion forced upon their ancestors in slavery, and returning to African spiritual practices which some people classify as “witchcraft”.
Black people in America, and abroad, are waking up to their true heritage and practices that were lost in chattel slavery.
The reporter’s implication that “normal” people practice religion in a church, worshipping Jesus, and that these black women are some sort of lost and confused rogue spiritualists is insulting.
Long before there was a “Jesus”, there was black people engaging in spiritual practices: interacting with spirits, manipulating elements, and performing what the modern Eurocentric minded world calls ‘witchcraft’.
We are a spiritual people, I’m glad these ladies are figuring that out.
They have taken their spirituality into their own hands instead of letting “Jesus” take the wheel.