I woke up the other morning to a voice that felt like home, an accent, one that I typically recognize and know very clearly. I knew immediately the speaker, Chief Michael Jacobs, was from North Carolina. But, at the same time I was confused because he was in conversation with the host of a CBCContinue reading “Heritage Heals: Waking Up to Chief Mike”
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Finding Peace of Mind . . .
I hope you find some peace of mind . . . under trees that touch the heavens on yoga mats covered with blankets and bolsters to support you on the shore, connecting to Mami Wata in community where you know you belong and are deeply deeply loved and supported feeling, sensing, knowing the divine, theContinue reading “Finding Peace of Mind . . .”
Happy New Year!
Well, shit, it is the first Monday of the year. Lord, have mercy. Nobody wants go back to work. But, alas, we must do what must do. Even though Mars and Mercury are in retrograde. Neptune too, I think. And, a full moon is just days away, lurking, threatening to open us to all thatContinue reading “Happy New Year!”
MIYASoul: Check Out the Coordinates
Samiyah left Senegal after her Diasporic Soul Heritage & Healing Experience with more confidence. Confidence to create her own clothing line. Confidence to question the curriculum of her degree program at Xavier University. Confident in her beauty and capacity to pursue her dreams.
We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection
Labor Day gives Black folks a day where we can celebrate our SOUL. A day, or better yet, a long weekend where we can find solace at family cookouts, HBCU football classics and community events. Labor Day also allows us to reflect on our labor and our work. Work that we know is directly tiedContinue reading “We Got Soul; We Can Heal: A Labor Day Reflection”
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”
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