Why aren’t there more Black businesses? Why when Blacks are much more likely than whites to want to own their own businesses do Blacks own proportionately far fewer businesses than whites? The traditional answer...
In West Africa, griots tell the stories of Black culture, faith, and history. They are part historian, part preacher, and part storyteller.
KNOWLEDGE (Hosea 4:6)
My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me. Because you rejected that knowledge, I will reject you as a priest for me. Since you forget the Law of your God, I will also forget your children.
God’s Griot’s logo has three elements. The two Adinkra symbols are Akan, Ghanaian hieroglyphics, standing for fundamental truths. Sankofa is represented by a bird looking backward with an egg in its mouth. It is translated “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” We must learn from the past to go forward. In the logo, the Sankofa bird is standing on a book which represents the written transmission of truth. The other symbol is the Gye Nyame. It is translated as “except forGod.” It is similar to El Shaddai in Hebrew, Lord God Almighty. This is an affirmation that God is the God of all. He has the final say. The twoAdinkra symbols appear on tablets representing the covenant that God made with his people through Moses.
“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 their place in God’s plan, their heritage, their culture, their faith journey and their outlook on life” Steve Biko. God’s Griot addresses black faith and life from a Black conscious perspective.