Sa

Sa – the strength of the relationship; tying individuals into the concerted effort. Sa is the fundamental understanding that the power of the group is much more important than the pursuit of individual interest. The group is the primary unit of analysis in the determination of individual survival and empowerment. Sa is the idea that…

The Strength of the Linchpin

History is what happened to us in the past. Heritage is what, in the present, we understand about our history. Hope is what we give to the future based on what has happened in the past and what we understand about that experience. [Consider the following analogy…] Between every car on a train there is…

What do you do for a living?

What I do “for a living” and what I do for a paycheck, I’ve found, are two different things. A better question would be… “What must I do for a living?” For a living … I must feed my mind and soul.  And then dispense that knowledge, love, and self-respect to my community. I must be…

I am we

There’s an old African saying, “I am we.”  If you met an Afrikan in ancient times and asked who he was he would reply, “I am we.” Huey P. Newton Revolutionary Suicide

What is your Purpose?

Life is an important function. It was given for the purpose of expression. The flower expresses itself through the beauty of its bloom. The vine expresses itself through its rambling search in settling its own peculiar nature. The tree expresses itself in its smiling green leaves, shaking branches and sometimes hanging fruit. The lark expresses…