I have lived through several hurricanes on St. Helena Island, SC in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. I have also been engaged in disaster preparedness and climate change planning in the Gullah/Geechee Nation and other parts of the world. More than all of this, I am a person of faith. However, I do not simply pray-I prepare. So, as I pray and I prepare, GOD has called me to also share.
“Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” So, as a result, the unhealed wound of the Middle Passage that is in the DNA of people of the Gullah/Geechee Nation and of African Americans is festering and salt continues to be added to it as the world witnesses continued human rights violations against the children of the African Diaspora and the suffering and pain is exacerbated by those crying in the midst of the storms that are causing the water to fall from the sky like tears of the ancestors while the waters of the oceans and the seas rise and cover the land at these coastlines that were the disembarkation points of the Black gold/Black cargo that had been loaded on the same coast where the hurricanes continue to begin.