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The treasures of Timbuktu ( an ancient, historic, intellectual center in Africa that was the site of the first university in the world) are under assault and in jeopardy of being lost to us.  Interestingly, the city was built up on a site where a woman stood sentry. 

 

"According to lore, the town [of Timbuktu] sprung up in the 12th or 13th century around a well that was guarded by a woman known as Buktu.  At the crossroads of great Saharan trade routes, it rapidly became a center for the exchange of salt, gold, and slaves.  Leo Africanus, the 16th century Moorish traveler turned Papal diplomat, described a city brimming not only with 'many wells containing sweet water,' but a town where the 'the inhabitants are very rich.'"  Time World Global Spin 

globalspin.blogs.time.com/2012/2012/04/0/malis-cris-terror-stalks-the-historic-treasures-of-timbuktu

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Quote of the Week:

December 3, 2017

 

"There is a notion out there that black people enjoy the Sisyphean struggle against racism. In fact, most of us live for the day when we can struggle against anything else.  But having been, by that very racism, pinned into ghettoes, both metaphorical and real, our options for struggle are chosen long before we are born.  And so we struggle out of fear for our children.  We struggle out of fear for ourselves.  We struggle to avoid our feelings, because to actually consider all that was taken, to understand that it was taken systematically, that the taking is essential to American and echoes down through the ages, could make you crazy."

 

Ta-Nehisi Coates, 

We Were Eight Years in Power:  An American Tragedy

 

Quote of the Month -

 

December

 

 

"...she had nothing to fall back on; not maleness, not whiteness, not ladyhood, not anything.  And out of the profound desolation of her reality she may well have invented herself."

 

Toni Morrison

Brilliant multiple prize-winning author

 

 

"I am a woman -- gorgeously designed, brilliant, charming, mysterious, funny, bewitching, cool, and, most of all, uniquely purposed. I am my own phenomenal being, and I own and govern myself!"

 

 Dr. Rhonda Sherrod

QUOTE FOR THE SOUL:

 

"Dipped in Chocolate, Bronzed in Elegance, Enameled with Grace, Toasted with Beauty.

My Lord, She's a Black Woman." 

 

Dr. Yosef

Ben-Jochannan 

GET TO KNOW YOURSELF

BE TRUE TO YOURSELF

 

What makes you happy?

LOVE YOURSELF

BE AN ORIGINAL!

DO WHAT YOU CAME INTO THE WORLD TO DO.  

FIND YOUR PURPOSE, SO YOU CAN BE HAPPY!

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