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An African American Guide Back To The Motherland

As the world turns, communities from across our oceans are longing to connect with each other. This is especially true for many African Americans taking the leap to journey back to Africa. The back to Africa movement is not new. After emancipation Abraham Lincoln sought to relocate newly freed Black people back to Africa. Although the move was largely rejected by many Black leaders of that time, the honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey was instrumental in the push to make this a reality for Black people in the western hemisphere.

Marcus Garvey and his organization, the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), represent the largest mass movement in African-American history. Proclaiming a black nationalist “Back to Africa” message, Garvey and the UNIA established 700 branches in thirty-eight states by the early 1920s.”

Today, the best way to make this dream for some a reality is with sincere preparation. And thanks to Professor Joseph Mbele of Olaf College in Minnesota, who has amassed decades worth of knowledge on the subject, including being an expert on culture and folklore, created a study guide to help those journeying back to the Motherland.

The link to the course:

ePa had an opportunity to interview Professor Mbele on his new course study focused on preparing African Americans for their journey back to Africa.

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ePa Live: Opining On Our Culture Wars

ePa Live Panelist

  • Ron Carter of The Carter Agency is a Public Relations Consultant, Community Engagement Expert, Film Executive Producer, Marketing Strategist
  • Liyah Brown, Attorney & Advocate, Advancement Project
  • Victor Guildford, Comedian
  • Jeanette Lenoir, Host


  • Chris Rock Netflix Special, Selective Outrage
  • Jonathan Majors on the cover of Ebony
  • Women’s Day Honorees


    Should the LGBTQ+ community be allowed to march with their pride flags during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade?

    Click the link below to watch the full broadcast:

    Sabine Becker Speaks:

    The Victor Guildford:

    Ron Carter:

    Liyah Brown, Esq.:

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    ePa Live: LAUL Makes History & Improving How The LGBTQIA+ Community Is Portrayed In The Arts

    This week ePa Live had another great guest lineup!

    Thank you for joining the conversation to hear from Los Angeles Urban League COO, Cynthia Mitchell Heard. She made history as LAUL’s first woman Chief Operating Officer. Also joining the talk is Gregory Q. Jenkins, President and CEO of Quentasia Studios, Inc. He discussed his mission to improve how the LGBTQIA+ community is portrait in the entertainment industry. We will also discuss George Santos denying his drag queen background and how his betrayal of truth affects the community he claims to be a member of.

    If you missed the livestream, no worries! Check it our below.  And, see you next Saturday at 2pm on ePa Live!

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    ePa Live: Harnessing Potential, Prison Health, Con Man Santos, Leader McCarthy & The Republican Party

    ePa Live at 2PM EST today, (1/14/23) on the following topics: Harnessing Potential, Prison Health, Con Man George Santos, Leader Kevin McCarthy & The State of the Republican Party.
    We livestream on Facebook and YouTube: @epluribusamerica and on Twitter: @ePluribusUSA.

    This weeks guests are:

    • Jermiko Thomas, Author an Entrepreneur on harnessing your potential, the importance of kindness and standing up for victims of bullying. 
    •  Oneika Mays, Yogi, Meditation Expert and Activist will discuss her work, prison health and the benefits of meditation and yoga. She will also discuss her work on Rikers Island.
    • Gregory Cheadle, Politician and Real Estate Broker will discuss Con Man George Santos, Leader Kevin McCarthy and the state of the Republican Party he left after Trump called him “his African American.”If you missed ePa Live this week,  no worries, check it our below! And we’ll catch up on the next ePa LIVE, Saturdays at 2PM EST!