Come Home to West Africa
Dreaming of exploring the land of your ancestors, but don’t know where to begin? Many humans of the African diaspora feel a strong pull and curiosity towards returning to the Motherland, but it may not feel like it’s as accessible as they’d like. That’s where Magic and Melanin comes in.
African nations are eager to welcome its brothers and sisters back home and dispel stereotypes and myths about what it’s like to live in Africa. Magic and Melanin’s West African immersion experiences focus on exploring Togo, Benin and Ghana — three main regions where Africans were captured and enslaved. These regions have a rich and vibrant history long before enslavement, and we’ll bring that history and culture to light throughout our travels there.
Our all-expense travel package covers airfare, ground transportation, housing, travel between the 3 nations, excursions and more, so you don’t have to worry about organizing every detail of your trip. It’s like studying abroad, but better! We’ve offered 3 trips in 2019, and many more in 2020.
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Heal the Diaspora
We believe every human of the African diaspora should be able to return to the Motherland and rediscover their roots and heritage. That’s why we began the Homegoing Fund, and we’re raising money for trips to West Africa to be fully subsidized for future participants. Investing in this fund is a form of liberating human consciousness from a painful past of oppression and trauma. Together, we can heal and reconnect the African diaspora. Sponsor a trip today.
Remember West Africa
Our team is constantly curating resources to help the world become more knowledgeable about West Africa’s vast history, which is often passed down orally. We have an online resource page for you to delve into incredible music, articles, tweets, and poignant perspectives from the motherland and diaspora. Deepen your understanding of your royal roots.
In an era where African nations have been misrepresented in the media, or completely erased, Magic and Melanin aims to provide greater visibility and accessibility to the land of our origins, wealth, and power.
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