MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMERICAN SOUTH – PART 2

An Unforgettable Connection to my Ancestors Part 2. In Part 1 of “My Journey through the American South” I shared how my desire to visit the places of my family elders was inspired by the stories they shared with me about their childhood. They retold the stories passed down to them from our ancestors. All of these…

December 28, 2021
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MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE AMERICAN SOUTH

An Unforgettable Connection to my Ancestors Part1. Do you ever feel the need to return home; to the place or places that produces nostalgia? Maybe, it’s a whiff of the food Grandma cooked that makes you wistful. You can still smell it, an aroma of savory and sweet wafting through her house when family gathered…

December 23, 2021
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UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF HERITAGE IN DEVELOPMENT

Just recently I had the privilege of traveling with my friend Jonathan to explore his paternal roots in Greentown, a community located in Brunswick County, in the state of Virginia, USA. My purpose for the visit was to research, chronicle, and document Jonathan’s family’s ancestral roots and family heritage. I was also there to hear and film…

October 21, 2021
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THE JOURNEY INTO WOMANHOOD

Birth Control / Contraceptive pill –  Yeah/Nay? Celebrated annually in the United states the month of September is Gynecologic cancer awareness month. Evidence -based research from the British Medical Journal, say “A woman more than doubles her risk of breast cancer even 20 years after she has stopped taking the pill, and women who have…

September 15, 2021
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FINDING YOURSELF – ROOTS AND HERITAGE

The other day I was told about an African woman and an African American woman discussing the Back to Africa Movement. The African American believed that her ancestors here in the U.S. helped build this country and made it what it is today. “Why would I walk away from what they built?” was her retort….

September 7, 2021
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