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New Orleans Voodoo

Black Savagery and "Voodoo" Horror at Universal Studio's Bayou of Blood

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

If scholars and adherents of Vodou are to be believed, consistent portrayals of 'voodoo' practitioners as barbaric, violent and most of all as African-American, not only influences public perception of our religion, but perception of African-Americans.

Hey, Tebow, Arena Football Team 'Would Love' To Have You

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

Could Tim Tebow resurrect his career in the Arena Football League? The AFL's Orlando Predators "would love" to have the former University of Florid...

What is Voodoo? Making Sense Of Animal Sacrifice, The Undead And Possession

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Presenting Voodoo to my readers has been challenging: it is a vast, varied and much-abused subject. These issues come with considerable cultural baggage, so bear with me.

What Is Voodoo? Understanding A Misunderstood Religion

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Voodoo probably isn't what you think it is. It might be easier to start with what Voodoo isn't: Voodoo isn't accurately portrayed in most movies, TV shows and books.