Heiress Productions, Inc.

Honoring the hope and dream of the African slave by providing reparations for the mind, body, and spirit

MISSION

The mission of Heiress Productions, Inc. (HPI), a 501 (C) 3 in Santa Rosa, California, Founded by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence, Christian Counselor, author, playwright, is to honor the legacy of the hope and dream of the African slave- liberty and justice for all.  Taking our emancipation into our own hands, we provide reparations to descendants and beneficiaries of the African slave (the world) through the following programs:  

1. ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS that empower, educate, and inspire
 
2. GO GALS- Assistance being provided to our less fortunate, diasporic and non-diasporic African brothers and sisters 

3.SARAH'S DAUGHTERS- Encouragement support, and wise advice for and by African sisters worldwide who are committed to obeying God, keeping faith, and doing good; prospering in mind, body, and spirit. 

HPI HISTORY

Heiress Productions, Inc. began in 2013 with an all-day event by Dr.A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE".  From there, they produced an educational, empowering, and inspiring, all-day event produced by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrence, Alicia Bonner, and Akilah Bonner that included performances by Legacy Showcases, a clothing project to benefit girls in Africa, a delicious, but very unhealthy slave lunch, and a talk about modern day slavery by Jill Ravitch, Sonoma County District Attorney.


Since then, Heiress Productions, Inc. has presented numerous black history productions, racial discussions, educational black history exhibits, performances, and more.  Excited about each of our programs, we are most passionate about our upcoming project, The Heiress Vocational and Empowerment Center in Uganda, Africa, where women will produce a variety of empowering activities and events and teach other women a variety of vocational skills; beading, cooking, sewing, hair grooming, and more...and much more...with your help.

ROYAL STATUS UP FOR GRABS 
FOR ALL  AFRICANS
 

Descendants of Adam and Eve, the African slave was not only stripped from his land and family, but some,  of their family's royalty status as heirs and heiresses of Kings and Queens.  Because we may likely be unaware about which of us come from royal African family lines, any (and all) of us can hold our heads up high and act like the royalty we all actually are! 

In case you are not sure 

if you came from African royalty...

neither are we.  


Claim Your Status As Heiress NOW!

 MOVING FORWARD AS HEIRESSES

Now that it has been established that we are all heirs to God's earthly kingdom, let us move forward together, accordingly.  However, inasmuch as some blacks and whites would prefer that we just move forward without making any changes, sweeping the negative atrocities and impacts of slavery and racism under a rug, Heiress Productions, Inc. upholds the belief that we should ALWAYS honor those upon whose backs our country was built and NEVER FORGET its impact on our history, our people, and our world, lest we be doomed to repeat it.  

We should always remember how Africans survived being chained to other human bodies for several months in the bottom of a disease-infested ship during the Middle Passage, lost their language, customs and traditions, picked up the English language as best they could while working free of charge from sunup to sundown as they watched babies sold from out of their arms and women raped by ruthless slave owners.  We should never forget that they t

ook names with no last names, no birth certificates, no heritage of any kind, braved the Underground Railroad, survived the Civil War to enter into sharecropping.  Always remember the facts that they learned to read and write out of sheer will and determination, faced the burning crosses of the KKK, everted their eyes at the black bodies swinging from ropes hung on trees, fought in World Wars as soldiers to return to America as boys, marched in Birmingham, hosed in Selma, jailed in Wilmington, assassinated in Memphis, segregated in the South, ghettoed in the North, ignored in history books, stereotyped in Hollywood.


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n spite of all the brutality, hatred, separations, degradation, murder, rejection, oppression, discrimination, obstacles, and loss, someone in our family line endured every era to make sure we would get to where we are today.  Therefore, we must never forget or let down our ancestors by giving up.


It is the opinion of Heiress Productions, Inc. that blacks and whites must first heal separately, as individuals, and as separate black and white communities.  Once individual communities are strengthened, then as one people- blacks and whites- we must unify in order to truly move forward in unity, power, and might.  Let's do the hard work needed to move forward so we can be healed from the negative mindsets of master and slave.  

Although we should never be expected to move forward without due reparations, as we continue to fight for what is rightfully ours, it is our goal to move forward.  However, it is our wish that we would ALL move forward in a positive direction; where there is liberty and justice for all.  

WE MUST: 

1. RECOGNIZE, HONOR AND APPRECIATE the hard work and sufferings of our enslaved ancestors and their endless contributions to America. 

2. STOP THE BLAME! Not one of us were alive to enslave 15 to 19th century Africans.  So we must stop blaming each other for our past and move forward.  However, we must move forward in an informed direction that is right for each of us.

3. ACKNOWLEDGE THE WORLDWIDE EXISTENCE, WRONG, PAIN, AND CONSEQUENCES of African slavery, discrimination, prejudice, racism, white supremacy, privilege, and entitlement.

4. FORGIVE PEOPLE FOR THEIR WRONG-DOING AS WE WOULD WANT FORGIVENESS FOR OURS.  All of us fall short.  We must free ourselves from all unforgiveness, as it only keeps us enslaved to negativity; anger, hate, and revenge.

5. KEEP OUR LEGACY ALIVE by doing our part to provide adequate black history and racial education for the general public, students in schools and various businesses and organizations.

6. COMMUNICATE (Openly, Honestly, Respectfully) ABOUT OUR ISSUES to begin the healing process.  

7.  PARTNER TOGETHER to further our cause in educating, inspiring, uniting, and empowering Africans in and out of the diaspora.  


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