Black Americans have a need to relate to themselves better, more articulately. We need to change the branding, the storytelling to reflect our desires, ourselves. Constantly venturing into White spaces yet pulled back into Black spaces due to lack of recognition. When White spaces refuse to see the value and Black spaces refuse to see the value, what have I done? The solution is to create a space that de-stigmatizes White spaces and Black spaces; a space where Whites can pull Blacks into a Black space venture. We want to eradicate the n-word. Yet, without understanding it, we lose our American identities. We did not come from Africa as industrious immigrants. We were shipping containers filled with creativity, skill and culture and not allowed to reap the rewards. Our culture was stripped from us, our skill was in-sourced and our creativity was micromanaged. But, today, there are more people who come from Africa in America than were exported in the all the years of slave trading. They actually are immigrants excelling in business, sports, entertainment and political circles. They have a different story to tell. Ultimate Voyages is the story I tell because I never want to lose focus on what makes me uniquely American and African.
A Black Space Venture