My obsession with Black love, Africa – Francoise Merus
Haitian writer and author, Francoise Merus, always thought she is Haitian and American until she found out she was indeed from Ghana. It was a discovery that set her on a mission she has embraced with intense passion. This led to the creation of a platform called ‘BlackLovePage.com. with over half a million followers on Instagram.
It’s a cultural website celebrating black excellence and black love. She’s also an author who had published four books about poetry and self-help. Her mission in life is to change the narrative about black love and black excellence.
“I have always seen myself as a Haitian until I took a DNA test and discovered I’m actually Ghanaian. My parents didn’t even know. I took an ancestry test and once I found out I went to Ghana. Black people in the Islands are ignorant of their African history. We have to find out through testing and research, that is why I really want more black people from the Islands to find out their history. I told my parents now they want to know more,” she revealed in a recent interview where she talked about her passion for Black love and Black excellence.
“I am now on a mission to learn more about my roots and I want to give back more to Ghana. We have such a painful history with slavery but I know there is more to us than just that. Also, I want to share stories about Ghanaians and their love stories more on my platform. I feel a sense of obligation to give more light to my people.
“My overall outlook is on what slavery and separation have brought on black peoples and it is still going on. Look at how I had to go digging to know more about my roots. We should all go digging to know more about where we come from. Also, Ghana is a very peaceful country and I feel so at home. I am very proud,” she added.
She said when she knew she was actually from the Ashanti tribe of Ghana, her heart was stolen by Africa. Although she said she would always cherish her Haitian roots there’s new awakening in her life.
“I feel more Ghanaian because Africa is the motherland and we were taken away from our original homes to where we had to create new identities. I am Ghanaian and everything else comes after that.
I will forever cherish my Haitian roots but Haiti is an island and we didn’t start there .. we were dropped off there, so, I know my Ghanaian roots is what I need to learn more of. I’ve only had my blog “Black Love Page” for three years and I have over half a million followers and a huge email list. “Black love page” is one of the fastest-growing pages on Instagram gaining around 500-1k new followers every other day.
Francoise Merus grew up in Haiti as a child, then moved to Miami, Florida where she finished high school, then went to Barry University, also in , Florida where she studied public relations
Francoise is also a world traveller, helping others to travel the world at affordable rates through a platform she created called TheUltimateTravelers.com. She’s a full-time entrepreneur.
Her first book, “Today’s Insight: A Collection of Poems Volume 1 was published in 2015. In 2016 she published the Volume 2 of the book. In 2017, she published a self-help book titled My Season and then her fourth book in 2019 titled “Protect Your Peace”. She writes about romance, urban fiction, and a lot of poetry and everything uplifting. She was born August 25, 1990.