I'm still beat from yesterday's ritual. It was the most amazing thing I have ever witnessed or experienced in my life. A lot of ish went down up in there, much of which there are not even English words to describe. I don't know enough Kiswahili to know if there are applicable words to try to describe it in that language. All I know is, Afrikans are truly an amazing people. That is really all I can say. Whether we were born on the Continent, in Jamaica, or even in Baltimore. We are truly an amazing, remarkable people, whose power is indescribable, and quite capable of overcoming any oppression through Jim Crow, colonialism, vestiges of slavery...WHATEVER. Once that power is collectively channeled, and focussed, it is unstoppable. That is my take-home message from the ritual. And I can't wait to do one again.
Oooo baby I like it raw. Oooo baby I like it RAAAW!(c)ODB- Shimmy Shimmy Ya