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it's still Chocolate City: Local Adventure to the Gallery

Although Travel--for me is a way of LIFE. Every day can be made an adventure if You Make it. Just know that there is something to learn and grow from through each of life's experiences...it's Amazing. It's us who has just got to show up and LIVE It. A walk around the neighborhood, a trip to the Mail Box, or nearby Corner Store or just stepping foot outside of your 4 WALLS to STRETCH can feel Humane. ((Quarantine Blues)) The Weather in DC is beginning to change. Flowers are in Bloom--Cherry Blossoms. The Air is Sweeter, Warmer. And with the successful return of Black Business in the Anacostia neighborhood area Saturday, March 20, 2021, I stepped outside my home to support the movement. Black Excellence is making its mark in our Community with exceptional Artists, Storytellers, and Historians who are dedicated to their craft like William Lee. Anacostia Arts Center: 1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020 www.anacostiaartscenter.com      I caught him in the Gallery peering

RECOVERY: History Still in the Making

Historic Fort Christian St. Thomas, USVI One of the reasons I travel is to learn....as you know (or if you don't) I am a History Buff. What I appreciate most about being across the borders is the opportunity to see life outside of the "polished, perfect, developed world that we know in the US".  Don't get me wrong, I know that this is FAR from the truth... it's easier to write a story for instance about criminal activity, produce a film, and sell it to the world about seeking justice, changing history, telling a story.  (Fruitvale, When They See Us, Green mile, etc.)  The World's eyes were wide open this year. 2021. The Year of Recovery....from it ALL.  Just be careful. They say that History repeats itself.  Wouldn't want this to end. Enslaved Black People. Shackled. Isolated. Barred.  Holding Cell. Jail. Receiving Site.