Creating a Black Homestead No Matter Where You Live

This advice is important no matter where you are.

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What is a Homestead exactly?

The legal definition is:  A person’s permanent home or property that includes the land on which the home stands on and other adjoining building or property.

My simple definition is: Living independently (as much as possible) by doing for self.

Growing up in the islands, we had a homestead that included sugar cane fields, lots of livestock, coffee beans, cocoa bushes (chocolate), coconut trees, mango trees, green banana trees and so many fruits you didn’t know which one to eat first. We never heard of one person starving to death because food literally seemed to grow EVERYWHERE. One morning you’d wake up and go in your backyard and see calaloo (African Water Spinach)

growing out of nowhere.

We’d pick a few things for breakfast while my father, brother and uncles ventured to the marketplace for fresh fish. My aunts, a professional candy maker and a…

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R.I.P. Afeni Shakur

May her soul rest in peace!

BROTHA WOLF

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From the New York Times:

Afeni Shakur, a civil rights activist and former Black Panther whose tumultuous but close relationship with her son, the rapper Tupac Shakur, was the inspiration for much of his work, died on Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was 69.

The sheriff’s office in Marin County, Calif., confirmed the death and said the coroner’s office would seek to determine the cause.

Ms. Shakur was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m., about an hour after deputies responded to reports of a cardiac arrest at her home in Sausalito and took her to a hospital, the sheriff’s office said on Twitter.

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