Friday, February 11, 2011

Black History Month - Communication & Love

Having attended several events lately, I now realize how important communication is between African Americans and Africans. One of them took place at the LATIBAH MUSEUM. The topic was "Africa." They invited people from various parts of Africa, such as Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa and Ivory Coast to come in and speak about their countries. Most of the audience were African Americans. It was an eye opening event and a lot of the exchanges were very positive.

After the event, several people who had never been to Africa said they will be happy and ready to go now because they thought before that; Africans did not like African Americans! Some of the Africans also said they thought the African Americans did not like them! So this was a great opportunity to change that perception and it was done through communication and love.

Maybe this is a beginning of Africans and African Americans coming together and unite and lift each other up, regardless. We can all benefit from each other's experiences and move forward together in unity.
That is love.
Judith F. Osei Tutu,

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