Saint Benedict: Black Celebrity Healer, Chef and possibly Lion Tamer

Saint Benedict, known as Benedetto il Moro or Benedict the Moor, was born to two black African slaves in Messina, Sicily in 1524. He was also variously called niger, which means black, and ethiops, which means Sub-Saharan African.┬áIf I know the Sicilians, they probably called him “Chinese” half the time, too – they’re pretty vague … More Saint Benedict: Black Celebrity Healer, Chef and possibly Lion Tamer