God’s Griot Description
Black people worldwide need a truth based information ecosystem. Currently, there is a lot of media attention to “fake news” and its effects on American politics. Men and women of color have had to sift through a lot more than that. They have had to discern “fake history” from true history, “fake theology” from true theology, “fake guidance” from true guidance, and “fake sociology and psychology” from true sociology and psychology. God’s Griot magazine is a publication designed to provide the sons and daughters of Africa with a true perspective on them, their heritage, their faith, and their aspirations. The hashtag #TruthMatters summarizes its guiding philosophy. This also is related to the statement that Jesus made found in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the father but by me.” God’s Griot acknowledges that there is only one true God and that the only way to be in a relationship with him is through Jesus the Christ.
God’s Griot is a black conscious publication. Black consciousness is a term created by Steven Biko, the martyred South African student. His statement summarizes it best, “Black consciousness, therefore, takes cognizance of the deliberateness of God’s plan in creating black people black. It seeks to infuse the black community with a new-found pride in themselves, their efforts, their value systems, their culture, their religion and their outlook on life.” God’s Griot will address relationships, faith, careers, education, business, and life from a Black conscious perspective. As Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32)
God’s Griot is owned by Rev. Norman Dowe, an ordained Baptist minister who ministers extensively in the church and marketplace and is committed to creating Black disciples who make other Black disciples. It will be published monthly, initially only online. However, if demand warrants, a print version will also be produced.