Jackie O'Neal, author of Woman Priest just released new book, a memoir about identity politics.
The Basque Witch trials. Family conflict. A vicious war that wiped out the African presence. Persecuted tribal groups and secrets of indigenous spirituality. A modern day shaman who through soul energy therapy, effects healing.
Author, Jackie O'Neal is a descendant of these groups and she sought to integrate her multi- cultural past to experience re-birth as a whole person in a society held down by limitations, racism, and division.
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Latin America’s African Roots Explored
(New York, NY) An article in UrbanMecca.com announced http:/www./urbanmecca.net that Black in Latin America, a new four–part series “on the influence of African descent on Latin America”, is the 11th and latest documentary film from renowned Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
“I’m impressed with the ideas brought out in the PBS series concerning the African presence in Latin America, as they are in line with content of my newly released book Born in the Land of the Tango: A Memoir About Identity, Family, and Healing. It’s interesting that scholar, Henry Louis Gates Jr. covers six Latin American countries and explores how each country acknowledges or denies their African roots, and how African descended individuals live and are perceived in their native countries. I’m surprised that Argentina is not one of the countries profiled, and yet it is clear they still categorically tend to deny the African past- despite the presence of many “enlightened” black Argentines,” says author, Jackie O’Neal.
According to Urban Mecca.com in his new series, “Professor Gates sets out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries acknowledge—or deny—their African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America”
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Jackie O'Neal holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the renowned Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Writing program. O'Neal is the author of two books WOMAN PRIEST and BORN IN THE LAND OF THE TANGO.
Over the years as a journalist her commentary has been seen and heard on The Huffington Post, USA Today, NPR-51% The Women's Perspective, NPR Blog among others. Her professional life includes teaching English composition at the college level. She was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award 2007 at Atlantic Cape Community College.
She lives in NJ with her husband, Mason, a retired NYC child abuse investiagator. The couple have four sons.