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Victori Bass
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A family historian who enjoys spending quality time with the ancestors, telling their stories & poetry.
A family historian who enjoys spending quality time with the ancestors, telling their stories & poetry.

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U M O J A (U N I T E D)
Could it be you've heard of me, though we've never chanced to meet? or maybe, we shared a common ancestor, amid the Saharan heat? My ancestors were Fulani, Yoruba and Oyo, Our cousins were Ashanti, Hausa and Sokoto, I am the Mansa's daughter, The Griot from...

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Unchained
Unchained Roosevelt Bass 10/1/1932-12/9/2016 To hear him laugh. Or feel his joy, Was to watch the man, Unchain the boy, Inside his heart, Seldom did wrath, Distemper deploy, Or ever his rages run
wild, He chained the man Inside the boy, And freed his inner ...

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Unchained
Unchained To hear him laugh. Or feel his joy, Was to watch the man, Unchain the boy, Inside his heart, Seldom did wrath, Distemper deploy, Or ever his rages run
wild, He chained the man Inside the boy, And freed his inner child, To know his science, Or figu...

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On Vacay' Feels good to be away From the grind, On safari through peace, In a State of mind, Good to be the observer, With camera in hand Instead of "May I be of service?" Ready to lend a hand. Just to sit back and watch, The sights free of stress, Or to pa...

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To a "Nigga" on 8th and H Street
He staggers and stumbles, relating these words he mumbles, before he tumbles down, I can't understand it, it should be reprimanded, that a nigga' be f--d around. I listen in wonder, as I begin to ponder, the words He has avowed, although, I can comprehend i...

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This Reality Show
This is just another rerun of that ole' 70's Show You know the one, That silent film Where they break into a Hotel and nobody knows nothin', remember they all plead the fifth? then they all claimed they hadn't seen, We've watched too many episodes, of this,...

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Interrupted
If  I'd have known then, I'd have kept you talking 'til ten In the morning, I wouldn't have let you go, so quietly into that dark night, alone. If I'd have known, That our line would be interrupted, By that Divine Operator, Calling you home, I would have in...

I tested on 3 sites FTDNA, 23 and me, and Ancestry DNA, I tested the full-sequence and asked my dad to test Y-67 what's next?

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From the Congo to the Ghetto
From the Congo to the Ghetto By Victori Bass, Griot 1996 © Arising before Congo dawns, to fresh air and gentle breezes, the merchants, traders and artisans, worked until daylight ceased. They built homes carved from ogbegbe trees, along tree lined avenues, ...

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What's In a Name?
My mother once said, "Don't blame me, Your daddy gave you that name, I wanted to name you Dawn, Like the break of day," and so I tried that on, I placed one foot into the 'what' of it, and the other into the 'if' of it, and wore it, It wore like dew, on a b...
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