Asili

Asili is the logos of a culture, within which its various aspect cohere. It is the developmental germ/seed of a culture. It is the cultural essence, the ideological core, the matrix of a cultural entity which must be identified in order to make sense of the collective creations of it members. — from page xxv… More Asili

Utamaroho

Utamaroho is the vital force of a culture, set in motion by the Asili. It is the thrust or energy source of a culture; that which gives it its emotional tone and motivates the collective behavior of its members. Both the utamawazo and the utamaroho are born our of the Asili and, in turn, affirm… More Utamaroho

Utamawazo

Utamawazo is a kiswahili term that refers to the culturally structured thought — or worldview — that is determined by the primordial essence of a people. It determines the way in which people are socialized to perceive, think and experience the world. If we are perceiving, thinking and experiencing the world as free people, then… More Utamawazo

REMEMBERING OUR SISTERS: BLACK WOMEN WHO WERE LYNCHED IN AMERICA

Second Annual Sacred Libation Ceremony in Remembrance on March 29, 2015 By Iya Marilyn Kai Jewett Last year while reading articles on a Black news website, I noticed a link to an article about Black women who were lynched. Being a student of history, I followed the link which led to another Black website and… More REMEMBERING OUR SISTERS: BLACK WOMEN WHO WERE LYNCHED IN AMERICA