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Celebrating Dr Martin Luther King, Jr!

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

Happy birthday Dr Martin Luther King, Jr! One of the world's best-known advocates of nonviolent social change, King was a civil rights leader. He led the march on August 28, 1963 that attracted more than 250,000 protesters to Washington, D.C. There, he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" oration. During the year following the march, King's renown as a nonviolent leader grew, and in 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1986 King's birthday, January 15th became a federal holiday celebrated the third Monday in January.   Get your FREE downloadable coloring page here. Get the coloring book...

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Habari gani? Do you know what that means?

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

"Habari gani" is Kiswahili for How are you? or How's the news with you? Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of life from 26 December to 1 January. Dr. Maulana Karenga introduced the festival in 1966 to the United States as a ritual to welcome the first harvests to the home. Dr. Karenga created this festival for African-Americans as a response to the commercialism of Christmas. The symbols of Kwanzaa includes crops (mzao) 🎍 which represents the historical roots of African-Americans in agriculture and also the reward for collective labor. The mat (mkeka)  lays the foundation for self- actualization. The candle...

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2nd Annual Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo

Posted by Tonisha Kimble on

The Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo (TBBAE) is back! What began as an idea is back again for our second year, and what's exciting about this year's event is that not only are we at a new location...it's 2 days long! The first day, Saturday April 25, will be dedicated to child authors and children's book authors. The second day, Sunday April 26, will be dedicated to all other literary genres.

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What if there were no Black people on Earth? My Interview with author Sean C Wright

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* What if there were no Black people on Earth?! That is the premise of author Sean C Wright's latest book, a fascinating Young Adult novel titled "Skoll's Diary". In her book, Africans and African Americans have left Earth in the year 1900 to escape the mistreatment and misery they were facing at the hands Whites. Slavery may have been outlawed, but the vestiges remained and colonization was still rampant outside of the United States. They decided to leave it all behind and find a better life out amongst the stars. They found a planet in the Milky Way and...

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Mama Tortuga "Community Friends"

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* I had the pleasure of speaking with Mama Tortuga as part of her "Community Friends" platform. By connecting with people from various backgrounds, Mama Tortuga hopes to create a community and an environment in which we can support each other, for real! As part of our discussion, we talked about raising melanated children in today's society, PoC solidarity and the Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo. Check out my interview below... * Finding a passionate mama with a great platform and skills is always a pleasure. I am very impressed with all the energy and power that comes from our...

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