"The struggle for a positive African identity was a core componet of the struggle for Black empowerment"
My name is Wilnisha Sutton, also known as TRU7H (Truth). I am a Vocalist, Activist, and a Motivational Speaker, but my greatest accomplishment is being a mother.
My son playing basketball
Even though I am a single mother, I receive support from my family and my tribe, along with my amazing Sun (son). Unfortunately, my fixed income and my passion for fighting community injustices does not allow me to experience some things I know I deserve. I give a lot of myself to my family, friends and my commUNITY without expecting anything in return, so doing this fundraiser is humbling because I rarely ask for help. I have recently been given the opportunity of a lifetime that I definitely don’t want to miss, so now I am turning to you all to help do something for me. I KNOW me going to Africa will help me gain a better sense of self and will make me a better person, mother, family member, and community orgainzer.
With that being said, I HAVE AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO AFRICA, GHANA TO BE EXACT!!!
I will be apart of a program called “Sankofa Quest” which is a educational, cultural and an all around life changing opportunity. Sankofa Quest gives African Americans the opportunity to travel to Africa (and other places around the world) to gain a better understanding of ones whole-self. The program helps Black Americans gain a sense of belongingness and freedom by allowing them to divulge into traditional practices. We often feel lost because we don't feel we belong anywhere. We often feel like we aren’t appreciated in America.
I have been selected to be among the first participants in the Sankofa Quest, so your investment will not only help me, but it will also benefit the program’s longevity. I will be visiting many historical places and making connections with local musical artist in Ghana. I can guarantee my experiences will not only change my life, but will also directly impact the lives of my followers, fans, family and friends, and encourage others to get back to their cultural roots. I would be soooo thankful for any help!!!
My flight will leave December 16, 2017 and I will return January 8, 2018.
I need funds ASAP to book my flight and get my things in order with my son.
ANYTHING HELPS… I HAVE OVER 7,000 FOLLOWERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA SO A $5 DONATION WILL HELP ME SURPASS MY GOAL. IF YOU CAN ONLY GIVE $5 I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT AND UNDERSTAND. NOTHING IS TOO SMALL OR TO LARGE.
Honestly, sharing and liking it can help too.
Please see the list of places I will visit while abroad.
PLACES I WILL BE VISITING IN GHANA:
Accra, Capital of Ghana
Assin Manso (last slave bath)
Cape Coast Castle
Mole National Park
Waterfalls in Kumasi
Ashanti King’s Palace
Lake Bosumtwi of Kumasi and Kintampo Waterfall
Sankofa Orphanage and other stops along the way!
Here are some links to some of the work I've been invovled in.
Back pack drive in my community
When i met Cornel West in my Community
Me singing in TJ with Haitians... we didnt speak the same language but music connected us.
Protesting for ALFRED OLANGO
- Dre Blue
- Taina Vargas-Edmond
- Natasha Balcer
- Margie Spikes
- Brittany Greene