Ghana’s “Year of Return” initiative sparked a movement of Blacks and Africans in the diaspora to journey to “The Motherland.” The year long campaign allowed visitors to explore and travel to important sites that tell of a rich history and narrative nuanced about slavery and before. While Ghana has its significance, there are many more locations to travel than the Door of No Return. Go see for yourself.
This weekend, three distinct cultures celebrate the life by paying homage to those who came before them. In Los Angeles, Louisiana and New York City, indigenous cultures that have survived colonialism, conquistadors, and slavery are still standing, even though they had to practice of form of syncretism, or blending to keep their spirituality