It is common that some practices, either cultural or political, are handed down the generations by the African-American families.
Folk medicine is a practice that has been in existence for a long time despite the high risk of death. In most of the families, people are involving themselves in using other methods of treating ailments rather than going to hospitals. This can even cause deaths since it mostly involves experimentation which has not been confirmed to be true.
Birthright is another common practice. The birth of a child is celebrated by all the family members. In some instances, there might be a celebration. Every child is entitled to education and parental care. This is practiced and has been adopted by the current generation from the past. It is also common and certain that a child is named after birth.
The majority of families are still practicing circumcision. The male children are being circumcised although the age varies from family to family. It is done preferably at a younger age. Circumcision is important as it reduces the risk of contacting sexually transmitted diseases.
Many African-Americans practice Christianity. It is through this religion that they get to learn better moral values that are important in binding the families together.
People marry for companionships and to start a family. It is widely practiced as most people will certainly want to start a family at a certain point of their lives and eliminate loneliness at old age.
These practices have always been and are still highly effective. In the case of religion, we can see that numerous religions are developing, and churches are built. Again, the fork medicine is creating a platform for medical developments to take place in the future. In conclusion, I can say that these practices are highly effective and successful.