If you ever wanted to go to the Motherland, then this is the book for you. S. Denice Newton describes in vivid detail her spiritual and physical journey to South Africa, and how people along the way helped change who she is. Newton's tone is no-holds-barred, yet often humorous. The reader is made to feel that he/she is a friend or loved one of hers. I commend Newton on her bravery, for being unafraid to tackle serious topics and risk offending others. She tells it like she sees it. She challenges us to not simply talk about the problems, but find solutions for them. Newton has an unconditional and palpable love for 'her people', most especially our youth. Her words serve as a beacon of hope for the present and future of people of color on both continents. I consider this book a perfect read for entire families. It is something that will incite conversation, smiles, and likely tears. I have no doubt that Newton's words will touch the lives of many, the way they have touched mine.
This book is very intersting and truthful.It speaks of the things that are hurting the black/african american community of how we are destroying ourselves through violence,drug abuse,poor health and LACK OF KNOWLEDGE.This book speaks of the similarities of how history is and will repeat itself if we don't make an instant change.We need to remind ourslves and our children of the good and bad history so that it will benefit us and not hurt us. It reminds us to be mindful of what we put in our children and what we expose them to, both good and bad. I was enlightened after reading this book.
Waiting for part II
Two Continents, One Hope is a work that addresses various devastating issues profoundly impacting the black race in particular. S. Denice Newton does a masterful job of highlighting these issues and searching for viable solutions. She figuratively uses the Atlantic Ocean to show how we ve arrived at this point in humanity. From the Transatlantic slave trade, to Jim Crow laws, to the fight for civil rights, Denice lays it all out in this book and shows how they may have contributed to the ills plaguing black people today. This is an amazing recall of the horrible acts of man, here on earth...and always remember, at the end of the day we are ALL accountable to God for our actions here on earth. The Bible says in many places that we do not need to be the Avengers for these horrific events and that God will settle ALL of His cases with His people. That is a hope we can all live for. Having said that, it does not make it any easier to cope or endure during the moment. GOD will rule in the end. A compelling story of the lack of understanding among men and women here on earth that in the eyes of God we are all one regardless of color, religion or other differences we share. Education is the answer, what's the question? This is a history of the greed and power placed in the wrong hands of ruthless people who elevate themselves above others, when truly, we are all one and human. The indignity of those in power would be better placed if unity took place to educate them. The lack of understanding for the humanitarian message contained herein is the real issue. Getting more involved, as one, would bring closure to this history, that quite frankly, is off the chart, when we think about our fellow man in the context of a human being.
Denice Newton is an amazing teacher and voice in the humanitarian movement now sweeping the world today. This book is written hot off the heels of her journey to Africa in 2011. She skillfully weaves the Trans-Atlantic trail of Tears from the Motherland to continent of America, her current home. In this book she shares her gift of life and teaching and has returned to educate and help accelerate our awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic that plagues the Continent of Africa and the African American communities in America. It's imperative that this powerful book goes viral in order to educate and ultimately inspire African Americans to get more involved and reconnect with our ancestral roots by building bridges to heal, educate and empower future generations in both countries. I personally can't thank Denise enough for inspiring me to focus more deeply on the issues surrounding humanity.