Blog Archives

Family Reunion: Coleman / Culverson, SoCAL recap.

Southern California-– I am a double Family descendant belonging to the Coleman and the Culversons on my maternal side and at the helm hails my 90 year old Grandmother Elsie Waters, daughter of Mabel Coleman and Cleveland Culverson of West

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Dancestory2015, Family History, Family Reunion, Genealogy

#AncestorSeason: My Ancestral Guardianship – Claude Waters, Jr

I woke up this morning in a comfortable embryo position, finding my tear ducts filled, with a soft weep at its brink, eased by a smile and a deep longing for that solid presence, and in consolation knowing that HE is still here

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #MAAGI, Family History

0701- Ancestral Mantras

"The ancestors have already bought and paid for our crown. All we have to do is wear it." —James Baldwin pic.twitter.com/HL9aGE5Rf0 — black cognizance (@BlackCognizance) July 26, 2015

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Ancestors RIZE, WE Live on…iba’se

Daddy Star Shine! This commemorative day I honor my Father’s transition in the post-launch of a lunar eclipse and in the midst of a swift Harvest Season of Ancestral rites, celebrations and atonement.

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Family History

Blessed that be the ties that bind…thank you Auntie Lucy

Those who have gone before me, continue to live within my heart and soul; I am a thriving extension of that living heritage. ~R.Califa Calloway

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

…Whose do you belong to?!

Oct. 8, 2013, California — This walk of my life strongly reflects an aspect parallel to my Father’s journey, post fatherhood.  Before I knew him as my Father, I learned that he was born in Summerfield, LA, the youngest of

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Unearthing the Story: When slain Matriarchs speak…

REEEEE-MIIIIX – Genealogists serve in a multitude of professional arenas. In the capacity as Curatorial Director, I was privy to participate in the stellar artistic works and exchange of Muisi-kongo Malonga’s “Kimpa Vita” creation. Daunting, yet always guided we prayed, researched and gathered oral narratives

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #Oakland Bay Area Dance, Dancestry2013, Genealogy, Kongo, Uncategorized

Greetings from St. Louis #MAAGI finale

Greetings from St. Louis!  On an amazing journey, making tracks to build lasting legacies.  Just finished co-producing a blogtalk radio show segment I spoke about last post.  This was a “Blogtalk” class project was commissioned to Track 4 participants “Genealogy

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #Dance, #STL, Dancestry2013, Dunham, Genealogy

#Dancestory2013 – BKNY Steps UP 4 OAK!

JUL3rd- A twitter-call out to Dance-kinship and Ms Denae Hannah answers! – Denae Dance Theatre creates performances from the physical collision of pop culture with high art. Current project: FIVE STAR CHICK. 411: denaehannah.com #RiteOn

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #Dance, #NYC, Dancestry2013

#Dancestory2013 – ZAPPED by Ms. Electra Price – Chief Genealogist

This Sojourn would privy me to the rare sittings and cherished conversations with Eldership who are trailblazers in this burgeoning field of Genealogy; As my interest is of African Ancestored Family Histories in shared vision with Afrigeneas.com, I’d meet a

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in #MAAGI, Dancestry2013, Genealogy