February 2, 2017

As well, when women of color lead, that too will go far to balance the power.  It has been said that no nation will rise higher than the status of its women. When women of color rise, we all rise as a nation!  We can help each other evolve.

January 24, 2017

Roots and Traditions is a recent article published in the 2017 FTG Times a Farms to Grow, Inc Newsletter.

On a recent Alaska Airline flight, as I often do, I read the in-flight magazine. While reading the December Beyond Magazine, much to my enjoyment and surprise, I came across two incredible articles that reminded me of some of the stories I’ve heard from African American farmers, fishermen and women.  The first article by Eric Lucas -- Life on the Water -- is about surfers in Hawaii and Polynesian water navigators. The second article by Clifford Nae’ole -- Man of the Sea, Man of the Land-- is about his two Hawaiian grandfathers.  I was struck by the similarities of both of these articles to African American farmers and fishing people I’ve known or interviewed on my journey.  I’ve always known that my father’s people were fishing men and women from the South Carolina Low Country.  Gullah Geechees, my uncles, aunts, and grandmother Mape would be on the creek or river’s edge almost dail...

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