I’ve heard of the Black Israelites before, but this article in The Forward from a couple of days ago is the most in-depth piece I’ve ever read about them.
Here’s the video that goes with the article:
I also met one who was working in the men’s department at Century 21 in downtown Manhattan a few months ago. We had a nice chat about wearing tzitzit, but no kippah, if you can believe that! He was very knowledgeable and knew at least as much Hebrew as I do.
If y’all fortify me with some courage, I’ll go to their [shul?] and review a service….