Category Archives: 2022

SEIZE THE TIME – reparations in CA

*Wisdom for today’s post in reflection of the vote to approve reparations by the

AB 3121 California Reparations Task Force

“REPARATIONS FOR DIRECT DESCENDANTS OF ENSLAVED PEOPLE ONLY”

Muralist: Madaw Futur, Aerosoul; APR.21; Location: Oakland, Broadway & Telegraph | photog: Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) APR.21

>3 decades of legislative introductions by Black Congressional Leaders,

>Former California Secretary of State, Shirley N. Weber, Ph.D. authored and championed Assembly Bill 3121 – known as:

AB 3121, Weber. Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans.

>Governor Newsom approved and filed with the Secretary of State Sept. 30, 2020

>A 2-year Study by a Task Force on Reparations, begin the early stages to propel this intitiative.

>The 9 – member Task Force was set with an agenda to address multi-dimensional areas ranging from Historical ramifications of slavery to American systems of Institutionalized racism and its damaging effects upon generations of African American people. Working in concert with an economical team, the Task Force is also faced with the daunting task to propose how Reparations might be implemented, disbursed, or instituted…

LEARN MORE about AB 3121 California Reparations Task Force ^click image^
“Members listen to public comment during a virtual meeting on Jan. 28, 2022.” 
photo credit: Beth LaBerge/KQED) | Original article: Lakshmi Sarah KQED.org

One clarifying element about the recent vote, hinges upon eligibility being lineage-based for California African American residents, who are descendants of enslaved people; Yet, at this time, does not include DNA, warned as “invasive” with a concern about its limited technological access and somehow impacting the participation of people with disabilities, as advised by one member…

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Ancestral Communal Kinship initiative
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As a Professional Genealogist, emerging Genetic Genealogist, Family History Commissioner, Advocate and Presenter of Community kinship initiatives, I am grateful for a foundation of training embedded in advocacy and activism; this further fuels my works and vision to facilitate access for ALL to obtain their Ancestor’s genealogical information, especially my people…it is yOUR birthright

As reparations revolutionalize to become a reality, before folks start counting coins, invest your time and energy building your Family Tree and unearthing your story. Names give clues to your connection and its impact upon your life –find out just HOW. Wisdom from your Ancestors empowered by your Elders bears an invaluable inheritance of immeasurable wealth that prospers your life.

Renew your commitment to pay it forward, dedicate yourself to the research, and say their names. Teach your Family History to your children and other Family members, and work together to discover creative ways to preserve the stories.

SEIZE THE TIME — and remember to keep the receipts! // @workingmylines

Black Panther Party rank and file, Former Chairwoman Elaine Brown, and Party Co-Founder tell it like it is and was through Song and History — powerful thought and action transcending the times, speaking to TODAY! #RiteON

RootsTech 2022: ARE WE RELATED?!

Take the journey to connect with your kinship, Ancestors, your STORY…

#ChooseConnection

#chooseconnection

Event Details:

MARCH 3-5, 2022

100% Free Virtual Event

Online at www.rootstech.org

Sponsored by FamilySearch

in shared kinship works,
Sis. Regina Calloway, Field Research Genealogist workingmylines.org | #nzoCALIFAncestry
IG: ReginaCalifa360


<archive> RootsTech2021: Connect – LIVE!!!

Take your Family History Sojourn on a Virtual Experience, FREE! Register: www.rootstech.org

February 25-27, 2021 | ONLINE: Streams, Sessions on Demand, Interactive Expo, Language Translators, Cooking Demos, Cultural Heritage exchanges, and Africans Teaching Africans, so pleased for the opportunity to connect with my Continental Kinship.

Portals I’ll Visit:

African American Research Series *click link*

Learn the best practices and methods available to search and find your ancestors within African American historical records.” #RootsTech2021

I’m still tuning up my Playlist via the Familysearch.org access, let’s Connect and watch a few sessions together. @nzoCALIFAncestry

Connect

in shared kinship works,
Sis. Regina Calloway, Field Research Genealogist workingmylines.org | #nzoCALIFAncestry
IG: ReginaCalifa360


You’re right on time, as the sessions are ON DEMAND through the RootsTech portal. Visit the website. www.rootstech.org

Be informed that although you don’t have to create a RootsTech account, registration allows you to patch into the happenings. To enable access to customization features and make CONNECTtions with other attendees, you will need a FamilySearch account. Sign up for one FREE, if you don’t have one: Family Search

GOT MORE FAQ’s, the ROOTSTECH PORTAL HAS YOUR ANSWERS

During these unique times sanctioning our distance, #RootsTech2021 Connect presents a rare opportunity for US to be close again.