This is kinda cool. There are a few posts I've done that consistently provide a gang of feedback into my email box - silly shit like jury duty woes and my tendency to be screenin' fools... but the hottest one so far has been My Black History Project. Folks write and hit me up for more information, to share their stories, and to let me know how this piece inspired them to start their own journey of tracing their roots... (good shit)
So I was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled upon this in my inbox not too long ago:
Dear Sis,I am Hassan from Jos, Nigeria and I am a Fulani. You are so beautiful and really I can see strong Fulani resemblance, and your mom is a queen. If you want to know more about the Fulani, these are my email addresses: May the Almighty 'GENO' (God)in Fulfulde/Pulaar, that is Fulani language; bless you.
So, I'm here to report that brotha Hassan and I have been in email contact, him blessing me with an intricate knowledge, language, history, etc. of the Fulani people, and I sharing the black American experience with him from a supa perspective. Cool. Shit.
A divine reminder that our words carry power and meaning, and that the "innanet" is such a bomb ass tool, with the potential to connect with people we might not have ever had the opportunity to encounter. And yes, that means over and beyond simply trolling the net for some ass! (no Zeddie, not you. Never you.) lol!!
So go find you a Nigerian to email with, Blogger Fam!!! (Supa wonders if he's cute....like Djimon cute.....) ha haa ha
Happy Fucking Friday!!!