This slide show of selected photographs are of Cape Coast Castle, in Accra, Ghana; a coastal fortification built by the English during the era Atlantic Slave Trade. The fort contained military armaments, personal quarters, business offices, and holding pens and punishment rooms for the captured Africans being sold as property–as cargo to be shipped to America and resold. It was one of the busiest sites of its kind in Africa.
President Obama and his family visited Cape Castle on July 11, 2009. Damali, my daughter was there July 25, 2013, three weeks after the President’s visit to Senegal, South Africa, and Tanzania, Damali went to Accra (Ghana) for a wedding. She is the first in the family to make the pilgrimage home. A profound sense of the life of the spirit came to all of us from her visit.
My I Ching reading (#26) says:
The Superior Person mines deep into history’s wealth of wisdom and deeds, charging his character with timeless strength.
Drawing sustenance from these sources creates good fortune.
Then you may cross to the far shore.
Others have trodden this Path before you, overcoming the same obstacles facing you now, and making crucial decisions at the same crossroads.
Study their journals, watch for their trail markings.
Gain inspiration and wisdom from the heroes and learn from the mistakes of those who chose a side path.
All were Seekers, explorers whose daring mapped a course you can follow.
The words and deeds of the finest can imbue you with the courage necessary to face what lies before you.
(Photos of the President’s visit can be found on Flickr. The July 2013 visit photos have not yet been posted, but can be found scattered on news sites in internet searches. /wr)
Now, since Obama’s regime, all of a sudden, folks have gotten mad, and want to take America Back… BACK TO WHAT or WHERE is my question? I am voting for PRESIDENT OBAMA no matter what. He should get 8 years in term, because he IS CHANGING America and we all know why THEY don’t like it! If Obama wasn’t Black, they would be praising and thanking him. After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?
You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed Energy company officials to dictate Energy policy and push us to invade Iraq. You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us. You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion (and counting) on said illegal war. You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined. You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.
You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country. You didn’t get mad when they didn’t catch Bin Laden. You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits. You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed. You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.
You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the 1%, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks. You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades. You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance. You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values. You finally got mad when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.
Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick… Oh, Hell No! PLEEEASE—-circulate this everywhere—people need to be reminded!!!! 2012 is a good year for them to remember! Let’s get as passionate about re-electing our wonderful hard working President Obama as we were when we got him elected!
Don’t get complacent and don’t take for granted he will easily be back in office. Let’s all get busy starting the work today!!!! Give this MAN credit where credit is due. Black folks stop thinking just because we have a Black President that you were entitled to something without working for it! (Did you think because we got a Black President 4 years ago, you were going to get a check in the mail for $100k or something, maybe the 40 acres and a mule…come on….get real!) Make a difference Get educated, stop complaining and get back on track to preserving our race and represent like The Obama’s.
Do your part! VOTE Obama 2012. Spread the word. We have to get out and VOTE like we did 4 years ago…if we want to keep the Obama in office. Don’t think for one minute that your Vote doesn’t count !!!