Arrival in Marrakesh, Morocco was truly a long journey. Given that I flew on multiple flights and had a six hour layover in the Netherlands, the effects on my body made me appreciate all the more what my ancestors had been through on their journey by sea going in the opposite direction. Just reflecting on this took me right back to the place and space of giving thanks for the blessing of being able to go to the Motherland to represent the Gullah/Geechee Nation especially for such a historic event.
UJAMAA is the Nguzo Saba principle of Kwanzaa which means “cooperative economics.” Collectively coming together to share in the production and transfer of wealth is critical to the sustainability of any community or nation. Therefore, this is a topic of vital interest to the Gullah/Geechee Nation which has managed to sustain itself in spite of …