Category: Diasporic Journeys
I took a quick journey with the ladies to the Detroit/Windsor (CA) area for the 2018 Headwrapping Expo with our amazing elder Queen Fatima. Detroit has its issues for sure, but don’t believe all the hype – judge for yourself. There are many black owned thrift stores, book stores and vegan restaurants, art murals everywhere,
I had a great time at the BCALA Conference in Atlanta! In case you don’t know, BCALA stands for Black Caucus of the American Library Association. No doubt, I am honored to be a librarian of African descent. I often wear my garb to work proudly, even though I have been questioned on it at times
Defend Lord, these Thy children in all their work and all their prayer. Spread among them the desire to know and learn and do. Let them grow in the capacity for worthy work and in all their working and thinking let them not forget the host of witnesses about them – those that love and those
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Heavy hearts and open minds. Open to a renewed sense of struggle, only brought forth by greater understanding…
Photos from my quick stop in Pittsburgh, PA’s Hill District. Home of great ancestors such as Art Blakey, August Wilson and EJ Josey. There was a great shop called the Ujamaa Collective. Click the logo to check out their site!
According to Wikipedia, the Senufo are “an ethnolinguistic group composed of diverse sub-groups of Gur-speaking people living in an area spanning from southern Mali and the extreme western corner of Burkina Fosa to Katiola in Côte d vour.” Ever seen a sculpture similar to this??
The world is now full of vegetarian and vegan based menus, conversations, movements, literature and the like. This same world is also full of MEAT!! Advertisements, sales at grocery stores, fast food restaurants, etc. Ultimately, the decision is yours (for better or worse), but perhaps sometimes we need a little concise information and those in
Another brilliant journey of a jazz artist, a pioneer, a visionary – a leader… When people tell their story, it amazes me every time – you simply cannot replicate the personal experiences. Their stories have to be told in their voice, with their passion, their own embellishments, truths, etc.