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Through African American restoration  we can heal past trauma

Through African American restoration we can heal past trauma

Dec. 2 | Africans are living with a memory that is laced with a brutally profound pain emerging from the time of our ancestors’ enslavement. Black people have been traumatized deeply as a people. The first traumatic experience is from being torn from our...

Even death speaks to us if we know how to listen

Even death speaks to us if we know how to listen

Sep. 4 | Last year several people came to me for cultural coaching. They made a deep impression on me. I was able to see the changes in their energy level or in their attitude toward life immediately. Miss Sarah Hillier is the first example. Her daughter...

Seven stages of growth lead to Elder-hood

Seven stages of growth lead to Elder-hood

Jun. 12 | Conclusion of a two-part column   The Elders are here now in the Cultural Wellness Center. They will teach, coach, share and guide us forward. For this, we are deeply grateful. African culture and heritage anchors the person’s life cycles inside...

Our elders are the carriers of our culture

Our elders are the carriers of our culture

Jun. 5 | For three-and-a-half years, a group of amazing people have been attending monthly gatherings here at the Cultural Wellness Center. Three-and-a-half years ago, I was asked to speak to a group of seniors at Sabathani Community Center on the topics...

Godfather of Black psychology identifies Black strengths needed to counter harmful impact of mass media

Godfather of Black psychology identifies Black strengths needed to counter harmful impact of mass media

Mar. 6 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Black youth today “have a future of unknown opportunities…and need our support to get there,” said a longtime advocate for youth empowerment at a February 26 Minneapolis Public Schools...

Ancient African knowledge holds key to trusting ourselves and others

Ancient African knowledge holds key to trusting ourselves and others

Feb. 27 |     The Black man/woman is the temple that absorbs the planetary influences of the cosmos. The Black man/woman is not a helpless creature in this drama of life, nor is he/she held helpless by circumstances around him or her. The planets...

More than ever, we need to resurrect  the spiritual teachings of our Ancestors

More than ever, we need to resurrect the spiritual teachings of our Ancestors

Jan. 23 |     “We are in trouble as a People” is a statement that I hear many times over the course of a week from people in the community, both younger and older. I hear stories from children who tell of the painful experience of being isolated...

Our stories and symbols can restore our authentic Black selves

Our stories and symbols can restore our authentic Black selves

Dec. 19 | Third of a three-part column This is the last in a three-part series focused on the effects that enslavement, cultural uprooting, and geographical and spiritual dispersing have had on our culture — Black culture — and the ways that we relate to...

Freeing the spirit involves reunion with the ancient self

Freeing the spirit involves reunion with the ancient self

Sep. 19 | There is no doubt that as a people we have come a long way in our struggle to overcome some of the most brutal experiences in the history of humankind; social movements as well as legal and political avenues have given us the means to overcome slavery,...

Begin a home-based library that affirms  Black intellect and culture

Begin a home-based library that affirms Black intellect and culture

Jun. 6 |     First, I want to thank the Spokesman Recorder for a concerted effort to maintain a steady flow of important quality information about the life and times of our community. Many people of African heritage and some of other cultural groups...
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