As a myriad of people gathered in the moderate auditorium to inaugurate the event, the atmosphere was permeated with earthy textures of natural hair, dress, and lifestyle. Particularly punctuated throughout the crowd were women in white ancestral garb of various styles, however all hearts and minds eagerly anticipated its keynote speaker. As the icon enters the room there is a calm excitement – a sweltering motion of peace as she humbly takes her place in the audience. But first, a commencement of greetings, introductions and libations yielding an honor call to all ancestors and a thought-provoking question “Transforming Into What?” – issued by the Reverend Nafisa Shariff, a collaborator with CCCADI from Entering the Holy of Holies, as she indeed ushered in a consciousness of inner focus and self-awareness. The Reverend concluded her salutation with the announcement of Susan L. Taylor, former Editor-In-Chief of Essence Magazine.