Hello everyone. I am new to desteer.com. I just registered. Anyway, I discovered this site while looking for interesting subject matter to immerse myself in. I came across this forum and have read some posts because I am very much interested in the far reaching and all encompassing African diaspora. I consider myself and idealist. I am your typical black girl from Baltimore, MD. All I know of my heritage is that I am obviously black but also have Native American blood. I guess there is really no real point to what I am writing. I am constantly seeking to expand my knowledge of all cultures especially those similar to my background. I just cannot understand why so many problems exist between different cultures, especially those that are so similar and have undeniable ties to one another. I guess I am just venting.