As we draw nigh to the end of calendar year 2017, members of the Dangbe Comme/Rada community of Trinidad/Antoine family, are putting themselves in gear to vist the Ancestral land and places from where their family originated.
This journey has been long in planning.
Many government officials and even African centered and conscious organizations and individuals have not as yet grasped the deep cultural, social,political and historic importance of this return journey.
Many citizens of Republic Trinidad & Tobago sometimes find it cumbersome to attach to themselves the designation African or person of African descent.
The Antoine family of Belmont have been one of those families who did not arrive here enslaved.
African and other anthropologists and historians have documented there story and in this current time members of the family are being blessed with a return journey to the land of the family origins.
Many Trinbagonians should have been showing interest in this journey. However many are not well informed of this upcoming event.Even our State should recognize the spiritual and other significances of such a journey of a sector of our population that though maintaining their spiritual and cultural links with their Ancestors have contributed significantly to the development of Trinbagonian culture especially in the realm of performing arts,calypso, Trinidad style Carnival and more.
The Dangbe Comme/Rada community ofBelmont/Antoine family, are expected to leave at the end of December on this most important return journey.
It is the opinion of this web page that United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization should take interest in this journey as it traces the continuity of knowledge retention of cultures over land and sea by people of African origin.
This is the International Decade for People of African Descent proclaimed by the U.N.
At this very moment Caribbean governments are supposed to be attempting to have redress on issues that would include REPARATIONS for enslaved Africans and First Nations Peoples of the Caribbean. Perhaps the word have not sufficiently gone out to the public.
This site and it’s promoters hopes that persons who can ensure that this historic trip materialize will reach out to support this most historic journey .
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