African Centered Rites of Passage Methodology
Studying our heritage as a dynamic interaction of the past and future to create present-day solutions is paramount to bringing this light into the new day. Otherwise, we doom ourselves to be cast in the faint light of others' interpretations of "our" capabilities, such as the social issue of "black incompetency". African-American families and communities must bring the light into the new day, so our children can see their unique genius. One way to bring forth this light of empowerment is through African-centered Rites of Passage.
"The fundamental need for all humans to feel a sense of value, worth and significance is paramount in human pursuit. The historical damage done by years of oppression, displacement and abuse on the black race in the Americas must be constantly healed."