Many of you may have just known her as Trojan Pam or Umoja, the author of Black Love is a Revolutionary Act, but I knew her as Miss Pam. My friend, confidant, mentor and fellow blogger. Pam and I spoke privately on many issues ranging from society, black on black relationships, family, men, girlfriends and “fun” stuff that women liked.
I spoke of her often ( along with Neely Fuller) and encouraged my readers to buy her books and support her efforts.
So you can imagine my shock and sadness when I learned of her passing.
Pam did more for us than you could have ever imagined. She awakened us, inspired us, dared us to think and told us that “we are all we have in this system that seeks to feed off of us and destroy us.” Pam is a light that shone brightly and a voice that spoke earnestly for her people. She did what she did because she loved us and believed in us.
Along with countless others, Pam left us too soon but I’ll rest a bit easier knowing that the ancestors are watching and protecting and whispering to us on a daily basis.
Let’s show her that we heard and understood her pleas for us to wake up.
Tonight, before you go to bed, take a minute to say thank you to her for all that she did and the genuine love she had for her people.