We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection

Like most other national holidays, Labor Day gives Black folks a day where we can celebrate our SOUL. A day or a long weekend where we can find solace at family cookouts, HBCU football classics and community events. At the same time, we might take time to reflect on our labor and our work, specificallyContinue reading “We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection”

23 June 2022 7:00 PM EST|11:00 GMT We will celebrate the beginning of Cancer season, the summer solstice and June’s moon cycle by focusing on Mami Wata as a healing and spiritual resource as reflected in We Got Soul; We Can Heal and Angela’s From the Atlantic to the Pacific, When the Water Rises IContinue reading

Ritual Heals: Meeting Mami Wata

Mami Wata is an integral part of our Diasporic Soul Heritage and Healing Experiences in Senegal. Reconnecting to Mami Wata is one way that we practice ritual to deepen our capacity to experience healing and restoration. Ritual is integral to healing, to experiencing harmony and wholeness, as Malidoma Patrice Some explains in The Healing WisdomContinue reading “Ritual Heals: Meeting Mami Wata”

My Soul to Keep Dak’art OFF

Come join us as we explore some of the themes in We Got Soul; We Can Heal in the works of Artist Angela Franklin.

Celebrate Juneteenth w/My Soul to Keep

Join Us on Zoom or FB Live @DiasporicSoul Meeting ID: 298 965 5831Passcode: SOUL Moderated by Dr. Kyra T. Shahid, purpose doula, principal of Shahid Consulting, LLC and Director of the University of Michigan’s Trotter Multicultural Center, we will explore how the themes of self-care, healing and restoration are reflected in Angela’s work,including Drink FirstContinue reading “Celebrate Juneteenth w/My Soul to Keep”

Flippin’ the PD Script: A Modest Juneteenth Proposal

Why not ask, your employer to invest in racial healing that centers Blackness and that gives you the resources to feed your SOUL. After, of course, you check with the sister in HR that reminds you of your Aunt Hattie Mae. When you have gotten the blessing from them and the sister in HR (or the budget office) tap into your heart and spirit and make the ask. For next time, for 2023.

My Soul to Keep|Dak’art OFF ’22

Moderator: Dr. Kyra T. Shahid Our session will be moderated by Dr. Kyra T. Shahid who is a purpose doula, educator, and leadership developer.  She helps to cultivate, preserve, recover, and birth the dreams of students and professionals whose dreams are at risk of spirit murder brought on by the presence of anti-blackness and otherContinue reading “My Soul to Keep|Dak’art OFF ’22”

Black. Dope. All Good.

Our third Black. Dope. & All Good. Communal Healing Retreat for Black Men was held on Saturday, 23 April 2022. As a Diasporic Soul Heritage and Healing Experience, the retreat integrated SOUL (culture) and contemplative practices to deepen the capacity of our participants to experience healing and restoration. Informed with the understanding that our individualContinue reading “Black. Dope. All Good.”

Approximately seven years ago Eddy and I ended our visit to Senegal on the day White Supremacy entered a sacred dwelling, a church and shot down nine congregants. And that boy got burgers on the way to jail. Barack sang Amazing Grace. Bree took down the flag. Two years ago, five years after that massacreContinue reading

When Grandma Comes to Visit

I am spending my last week before I head back to Senegal for the summer in North Carolina. In New Bern. With my parents. And, my Aunt Rosanne. I get to spend time with all three of them here now, since Rosanne moved here last June. New Bern is a small river town that isContinue reading “When Grandma Comes to Visit”

%d bloggers like this: