Category: Diasporic Journeys

“5 Black Students Named Rhodes Scholars”

(L-R: Tayo Sanders, Rachel Harmon, Ridwan Hassen, Sarah Yerima and Robert Fisher) I am very proud of our young scholars and pray that one day we can provide them with these types of opportunities without having to receive awards named after the murderous devil called Cecil Rhodes.   Hopefully these brilliant young warriors will take the

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Ugandan Kids Choir – Inspiring!

Sometimes you don’t know where inspiration will come from. I am about to start a bucket drumming club with youth at the local Harvey Rice School in Cleveland on Tuesdays.  Since proclaiming that I would start such a club, I have been in need of a push – just a little nudge to give me some

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The Warrior Poet – a tribute to Da Ghost

The past few months have been a bit of a challenge.  In fact, this whole year thus far has been more than a challenge, but I am thankful in the moment.  In late April I lost the earthly presence of a friend and brother Rayshawn D. Armstrong a.k.a Jigg a.k.a. Da Ghost, Most Wanted Trapped in

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The Motor City – A Deeper Perspective

On one of several trips to Detroit, MI, I had the honor of meeting and speaking at length with Dayami Dabl, owner of Mbad’s African Bead Museum (mbad.org).  It was such an enlightening experience and we took many photos and notes on our conversation. Here are some camera shots from the visit (find the complete

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Do you see any niggers? No. You know why? Because there aren’t any.

I had to reblog this one. We need a daily dose this message. Keyamsha the Awakening Richard Pryor from live on the Sunset strip describing why he stopped using the word nigga. “It’s nice to have pride about your shit. I went home to the motherland. And everybody should go home to Africa. Everybody. Especially,

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