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”

Lunch & Learn – April 2022

Join us for one of our Spring 2022 Lunch & Learns to learn more about Diasporic Soul. You have the opportunity to learn more about how DIASPORIC SOUL Heritage & Healing Experiences can support your organization’s ongoing social justice, racial healing and diversity and equity efforts. In North Carolina, we will convene at Serenity FarmContinue reading “Lunch & Learn – April 2022”

Heritage & Healing Experience for Black Professionals

Informed by what we know about race-based stress and trauma and the impact of white supremacy, anti-Black racism and epistemic violence on our lives individually and collectively, our Summer 2022 Heritage and Healing Experience in Senegal integrates cultural (SOUL) and contemplative practices to deepen your capacity for healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. Before weContinue reading “Heritage & Healing Experience for Black Professionals”

Restorative Yoga Winter Sessions

Building on our Black. Dope. All Good. Communal Healing Retreat for Black Men, we are deepening our capacity for healing and restoration by practicing restorative yoga with SOUL. Please bring your yoga supports, including mat, bolster, blocks, blankets and eye pillow as well as your journal and journaling supplies of your choice i.e. pen, markers, etc. IfContinue reading “Restorative Yoga Winter Sessions”

We Got Soul: The Homecoming Edition

Join us as we celebrate the release of We Got Soul: We Can Heal: Overcoming Racial Trauma Through Leadership, Community and Resilience by Phyllis Jeffers-Coly, a proud NC-native who was born in Greensboro and raised in Raleigh. Phyllis is a North Carolina Central University graduate and Founder & Owner of Diasporic Soul, which offers heritageContinue reading “We Got Soul: The Homecoming Edition”

Neyedaye to Nebi: A Friend’s Culinary Journey

My dear long-time friend Levita came to Senegal this summer for her Diasporic Soul Heritage and Healing experience. Today, she is returning to work after the extended Thanksgiving weekend to share her experience with her co-workers and colleagues. She organized her workshop presentation around the idea of how her pilgrimage would be reflected in aContinue reading “Neyedaye to Nebi: A Friend’s Culinary Journey”

We Got Soul! We Feel Good!

Our heritage and healing experiences integrate culture and contemplative practices that foster healing and restoration, resilience and resistance. #AffirmationHeals

Communing with Nature

Nature is an integral part of our heritage and healing experiences. This is because, as Malidome Some notes our healing requires restoring the balance between ourselves as individuals and community and our relationship with the natural world. Similarly, in Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks asserts that collective black self-recovery includes renewing our relationship withContinue reading “Communing with Nature”

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