So we have been staying on the Rue de la Liberation for the last few months. Tending to our well-being. But as you can see, even if you do not parlez vous Francais, the road has been blocked since the end of May. The timing is downright bizarre. But the cosmic shifts are for anotherContinue reading “Detour on Rue de la Liberation”
I woke up thinking of my grandparents, specifically, initially, my grandmother Phyllis. My inclination, what I want to do, what keeps coming up is a heritage and healing experience that I co-curate with my Aunt Rosanne who has immersed herself in the Black history of New Bern, NC. As I took out my markers toContinue reading “Lemon Tarts & Cherries”
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”
A Restorative Practice for Black Folks Who Decided that High-Effort Coping and High Stepping Were No Longer Enuf Feb 25, 2023 5:00 p.m EST & 10:00 pm GMT|Senegal (Join Here) We are celebrating Blackness and signifying SOUL with this offering at dusk as the sun sets on the East Coast of the US with theContinue reading “A Restorative Practice|25 February 2023”
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.
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”
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”
A session that was originally part of Stopping the Clock for Those Now Gone: A Remembrance Ritual for Black Loss, Black Love & Black Life in Summer 2020 in response to covid and the state-sanctioned murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, There Was Ahmaud Arbery .