The City of Wellness grew out of the overwhelmingly positive response to the Heal Thyself national fasting crusades and my lifelong mission as a holistic health activist. During my thirty year watch from New York to Los Angeles, Detroit to Baton Rouge, Ghana to London, and countless communities in between, I have witnessed a common thread of dis-ease that impacts most of my clients and many participants in my lectures and workshops. Today this life threatening health crisis is spreading through the African American community like a twenty-first century "black plague".
Von Martin is no joke when it comes to serious research on Caribbean culture. He searches through neighborhood voices, which at times, have simply slipped through our fingers. He turns to these in order