Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Embracing Culture

The ability to embrace the core of the African culture is conducive to the healing of society, the enhanced perception of history and of ourselves, and the expansion of our hope for the future. The Elegba Folklore Society in Richmond, VA is an organization that aims to create heightened cultural consciousness in Richmond and surrounding communities.

Among the Yoruba, Elegba is the Orisa or intercessor who opens the roads, bringing clarity out of confusion. The Elegba Folklore Society provides the road-opening experience for those who seek a journey.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Leonard Pitts Visits His Ancestral Homeland, Niger - Africa

World-renowned columnnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts discovers his roots in Niger, Africa and begins his life-changing, cultural connection. The awareness, influence and transformation that such an experience can have on one's life is evident here. As Pitts alludes to in the video, this cultural connection can indeed change a society.