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Habari gani? Do you know what that means?

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"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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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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Tampa Bay Black Authors Expo!

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Wow... Thank y'all so much for a wonderful experience! The energy in the room was amazing! I hope everyone that came out enjoyed themselves! I thank y'all from the bottom of my heart. We will definitely be back next year! If you have any pics/videos, please share them and use hashtag #TBBAE2019! Let us know what you liked, didn't like, suggestions for next year. Thank you to Jeff White Fitness Solutions LLC, Moore Eventful Event Hall, JB Entertainment LLC, Florida Women Magazine, The Weekly Challenger Newspaper, Black Power 96 FM Radio, Zero Pinellas, NyasiabBeauty, The Art Of Pixeling, Ava Rinne...

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Happy Birthday Franklin!

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On July 31, 1968, a young, black man was reading the newspaper when he saw something that he had never seen before. With tears in his eyes, he started running and screaming throughout the house, calling for his mom. He would show his mom, and, she would gasp, seeing something she thought she would never see in her lifetime. Throughout the nation, there were similar reactions. What they saw was Franklin Armstrong's first appearance on the iconic comic strip "Peanuts." Franklin would be 50 years old this year. Franklin was "born" after a school teacher, Harriet Glickman, had written a...

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