Hoodoo: The Hope of the Slave

“Where there are preachers, there are also conjurers; where there are conversions, there are dreams and visions and where there is faith, there is and ever continues to be magic” . Yvonne P. Chireau October is Hoodoo Heritage Month. In honor of Hoodoo Heritage Month, I will be releasing a series of articles delving intoContinue reading “Hoodoo: The Hope of the Slave”

The Helping Hand of the Ancestors

“We might think that the confusion we experience in our daily life happens in isolation, but in reality, it has something to do with our lack of connection to our ancestors”. Sobonfu Some My daughter said to me, “mom you are on it”. She was admiring how I was navigating life with such ease. WeContinue reading “The Helping Hand of the Ancestors”

Remember Me: The Basic Tenet of Ancestor Veneration

“To speak the name of the dead is to make him alive again” Egyptian Proverb My great aunt Janie Mae Middleton died in 2006. She was never married, and she had no children. I can only remember her being wheelchair bound with Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. She shook so badly she had to be fedContinue reading “Remember Me: The Basic Tenet of Ancestor Veneration”