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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana Day 8

Justin, who is half Ghanaian, has done a beautiful job of incorporating his culture into his speaking business. On the 8th day in Ghana, he worked with a local film crew to record footage for a documentary he is creating about the making of…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana Day 7

After traveling to Kumasi and Cape Coast the the previous days, we spent Day 7 a little more relaxed. We went to the Accra Mall which was extremely modern. One thing that fascinated me was the store/brand Woodin because in addition to clothes,…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana-Day 6

 After a fun night in Kumasi and a good night's rest at the Golden Bean Hotel, we woke up early to travel less than an hour to Beniase, the village where Justin's father grew up and near the school we would be visiting.  Our driver Leo and…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana-Day 5

On the fifth day in Ghana, our out of town driver Leo picked us from the Gallery which was the Airbnb where we stayed. This time he had two people in the SUV with him. First there was Nana who was the husband of Delia who owns ACC Tours and…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana-Day 4

On my fourth day in Ghana, I experienced some highs (literally) and some emotional lows. We started the day with maybe an hour drive to Cape Coast. Our driver, Leo, explained the differences in the communities as we made our way to…
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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana Day 2

After 24 hours of traveling to get to Accra, I thought I would be exhausted. My excitement must have overridden the tiredness, jetlag, and time difference. The night before when we arrived at the Airbnb space we rented in The Gallery, we…
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My Journey to the Motherland

Never in my 40 years of living have I been so excited about Black History Month. That's African-American history. That's the history of African descendants who live (or have lived) in America. My first trip to the continent of Africa opened…
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A Middle Seat Message of Resilience

Long post, but makes me appreciate those times I get a middle seat. I fly often and right now Southwest is my preferred airline...unless I forget to checkin for my flight 24 hours in advance. I was busy with the #aflvcentral conference and…