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Are We Suffering a Patriarchal Pathology? Is Matriarchal Medicine the Cure?

June 30, 2011 by

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SIS LeTAVA MABILIJENGO (mah-bee-lee-jayn´-goh) is a steadfast activist for the restoration of African people to the principles of matriarchal leadership, which she refers to as, “The oldest principle of governing that any people on the planet ever experienced; the first form of leadership on the planet among civilized people. . . . It is not […]

Juneteenth on My Mind: The Great Conflictedness

June 27, 2011 by

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Juneteenth on My Mind By Bro. Mxolisi Juneteenth commemorates the day when slavery was finally ended in Texas, primarily the Galveston area, where over 200 thousand Africans were still enslaved, despite President Lincoln having issued the Emancipation Proclamation nearly three years earlier (Sept. 22, 1862). It was June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger […]

Dr. Patricia Newton Speaks to Juneteenth Celebrants

June 27, 2011 by

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Dr. Patricia Newton Admonishes Juneteenth Celebrants to Become the “New Africans” That Our Well-being Requires By Bro. Mxolisi Juneteenth Celebrations give us opportunity to reflect on the facts and the fiction of our Ancestors’ quests (praying, agonizing, fighting and dying) for their rights to freely exercise their humanity. These celebrations call us to revisit, re-create […]

I Wonder. I Really, Really Wonder.

June 27, 2011 by

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I Wonder By Dr. Patricia Newton (The following poem was read by Sis. Newton at the Richmond, VA Juneteenth Celebration, as an introductory prelude to her presentation.) I Wonder. I really, really wonder. I wonder how it came to be that African gods and goddesses and kings and queens and everyday folks like we were […]

A GREAT Ol’ Soldier has Joined the Ancestors!

June 18, 2011 by

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Mr. Patrick B. Venable, during his 105th birthday celebration, July 2008 The Venable family gives thanks for the volition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch writer that led him to pursue this story and do a very good article. We hope you find value in its presentation here in Visions & Victories. Amelia tobacco farmer, former gospel […]