I was born into my religion. I'm black and a Catholic(yes, we are out there). I've noticed that as I grow and mature I have more questions about my faith. And this is something that has been on my mind for a really long time. Before the slave trade, African tribes had their own religion. Their own set of beliefs. Missonaries came to Africa and spread Christianity. Used it to pacify Africans. Used it to enslave Africans. Used it to keep slaves in check. Now we are "free," but are we still slaves to a belief system that really isn't ours. What happened to African religions? What happened to the African belief system? Do we even know what our ancestors truly believed? A lot of Afro-Americans are Christian. But should we be? Should we strive to find out what our roots are?