Much debate has been had about the origins and heritage of African Americans. Information changes. Disinformation campaigns occur. Anyone can write a book or start a website saying whatever they want about our heritage. However, one thing that doesn't change quickly and can't ever be doubted is culture. What are some of the African cultural retentions African Americans have maintained over time? What ethnic group does the practice originate with? Are these traditions regional or are they shared by most African Americans?