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…take care of your own backyard

#OAKLAND    “Take care of your own backyard, you just might find your Ancestors. ”    ~Claude Waters, Jr/R. Calloway                                         

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When Ancestors inform the Dance

Interview theme “Whose Do You Belong to?!” conceived by Regina Califa, #Dancestory Project Curator, hosted by Wanda Sabir New Orleans native and celebrated International Journalist/Activist of Wanda’s Picks.com  [originally recorded 08.07.15] “Dancestory” is a guided movement source of embodied knowledge – UNEARTHED.

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#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

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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

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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.

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Posted in Family History

#WINNER – AfriGeneas Scholarship Award

#WINNER – AfriGeneas Scholarship Award #Dancestory2013 NEWS: *still recovering from a natural high* – THIS EVE, I received notification of CONGRATULATIONS as the recipient of the AfriGeneas Scholarship Award Scholarship recipient covering tuition to study at the Midwestern African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI)! Certainly

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