Descendants of American Slaves

Black, African-American, or Descendants of American Slaves?    The cultural, political, and economic impact of  not having a unique, identifiable identity is devastating....

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Moving Forward, Conquering Shame

In order to move forward, Descendants of American Slaves need to understand our collective past.  Separate fact from  perception formed by media images and stories. Fill in the...

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Lies That Bind

Gatekeepers exist in every organization to keep “others” out.  Our job is to understand and articulate our own value.  Then, we become the gate and its keeper. And,...

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Descendants of American Slaves

Black, African-American, or Descendants of American Slaves?    The cultural, political, and economic impact of  not having a unique, identifiable identity is devastating.

Descendants of American Slaves (DAS) are  uniquely American.

According to author, entrepreneur, and activist Norris Shelton, perhaps the most appalling act committed against people of color whose ancestry is linked to slavery has been to diminish and dilute any attempts to right the horrible wrong done.

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Lies That Bind

Gatekeepers exist in every organization to keep “others” out.  Our job is to understand and articulate our own value.  Then, we become the gate and its keeper. And, hopefully when we are secure, we practice equal access, equal justice.

Does America’s history of slavery make you so uncomfortable that you refuse to talk about it?  Do you believe images portrayed 24/7 in the media about America’s people of color, or about rich white people?

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Moving Forward, Conquering Shame

In order to move forward, Descendants of American Slaves need to understand our collective past.  Separate fact from  perception formed by media images and stories. Fill in the blanks in our history.

Then its time to move forward.  To form strategic alliances among those willing to work with us.  To learn from those who have succeeded, whatever their race or ethnicity.

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Welcome from Dr. Gerald

Welcome to the Descendants of American Slaves website.