Friday, December 28, 2018

Food for Thought! Ujima

Food for Thought! Ujima The 3rd principle of Kwanzaa is: Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together. We can take it from our engineers to help solve our problems by: Asking, Imagining, Creating and Improving over and over again. And, remember to celebrate the solutions together as well. Also, if you see a mother who needs assistance do it. Men step up and help a child in your network. Live Well! (Lifestyle) RAB Share the burden of your Nieghbor HAPPY KWANZAA! 

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Free 757 Kwanzaa Events for 2018

Free 757 Kwanzaa Events: 

Harambe for the Holidays Stage Play
Wed, Dec 26
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM &  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Kroc Center Hampton Roads,
1401 Ballentine Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23504, USA

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Dec 27, Thursday, 2-4pm
The Sophisticated Ladies
100 Stillwell Rd, Hampton
Dr. Jeter Giles, 757-287-7453

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Dec. 27, Thursday, 7-9pm
The SANKOFA Collective
Montego Island Grill,
829 Lynnhaven Parkway,
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Dec 28, Friday, 2-4pm
The Sophisticated Ladies
100 Stillwell Rd, Hampton
Dr. Jeter Giles, 757-287-7453

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Dec 29, Sat, 2-4pm
The Sophisticated Ladies
100 Stillwell Rd, Hampton
Dr. Jeter Giles, 757-287-7453

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Dec. 30, Sunday 2-6pm
NIA Fest 2018
A Positive Vibes Kwanzaa
Kids, Family, & Adult Fun
Military Circle Mall,
Norfolk, Virginia
     Contact Cindy (757) 359-2978
2:00 Opening
2:05 Line Dancing Party
2:55 Brandon Pope Talk
3:00 Intense Fiyaaaaa Party
3:15 Che Che Cule
         Candle Lighting Ceremony
         Poet Ashley McBride
         1st Lynnhaven Youth 
3:30 Turquoise's Dance
3:45 Kenick El Talk
3:50 Va. Beach Goju
4:00 Fashion Show
5:00 Che Che Cule
       YLYM Talk
       Candle Lighting
       Songstress Ashley McBride
       Poet Koncrete Rose
5:30 Family Party
6:00 Closing

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Dec. 30, Sunday 3-5pm
Kwanzaa Celebration
2432 Ingleside Road
Norfolk, Virginia
Diana Chappell (757) 353-3358

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Jan 1, 2019, Tuesday, 2-4pm
Location TBA
Food/drink will be served
Door prizes will be given!
Dr. Jeter Giles, 757-287-7453

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brown Girls Billionaire Gang, KMK Productions @ THE SANKOFA 1/26/18 @ 7pm........No cover charge......Beat dat' !


Join us Friday 1/26/18 @ 7pm @ Montego Island Grille in Virginia Beach for THE SANKOFA ! Special guests Ashlan Rae of Brown Girls Billionaire Gang,
https://www.browngirlsbillionairegang.com/

Kimberly Wimbish of KMK Productions !

Bring your business cards, be ready for the Pitch Contest, enjoy great food, network with the 200+ Men, members of BlackBrand, hang with Jazmine Smith, Bert Bergan, Cynthia Blackwell, network with US, and enjoy DJ Seko VArner keeping the Vibes going, FREE this month !



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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Black-majority nations in the world - an excerpt from Chapter 2 of FUTURENOMICS - Kedi Adu

(Photo: American Spoken Word Artist and Social & Cultural Revolutionary Queen Sheeba sporting attire that strongly affirms that she is a BLACK person, or a person of African descent.)

Let's build a tremendous future together. Here is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of FUTURENOMICS: The Grass is Greener on Both Sides of the Border:

Black-Majority Nations Outside of Africa

There are today more than 70 Black-majority nations in the world, more than 20 of these groupings outside of Africa. This number looms even larger as we consider that many Pacific Islander nations are majority-populated by Melanesians and Papuans, both of whom are of predominantly African genetic heritage, their genetic roots being mixed with Asian and European voyagers in recent centuries. Culturally, many Pacific Islanders have retained significant resemblance to root African social patterns. 


(photo: Native Hawaiians who were instrumental in popularizing the sport of surfing. 
http://www.surfingforlife.com/history2.html)


Twenty western hemisphere nations, several of them territorial protectorates of the U.K, U.S. and Netherlands, have Black-majority populations ranging from as high as Haiti's 95% to a majority Black/mixed Brazil with 50.7%. Toward our aim of creating robust transnational relationships with national populations whose cultural heritage most closely matches our own, creating deeper economic ties with these nations would be a bold and productive strategic move.

These twenty western hemispheric nations with Black-majority populations are:
• Anguilla - 85.3%
• Antigua & Barbuda - 87.3%
• Bahamas - 90.6%
• Barbados - 92.4%
• Bermuda - 53.8%
• Brazil - 50.7% Mulatto (mixed black/white) and Black
• British Virgin Islands - 76.3%
• Cayman Islands - 60% (includes creole mixed)
• Curacao – “Afro-Caribbean majority”
• Dominica - 86.6%
• Grenada - 82.4%
• Haiti - 95%
• Jamaica - 92.1%
• Montserrat - 88.4%
• St. Kitts & Nevis - 92.7%
• Saint Lucia - 85.3%
• Saint Marten - Majority Creole (mixed black/white) and Black
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 66%
• Turks and Caicos Islands - 87.6%
• Virgin Islands (US) - 76%

On the African continent there are five countries identified as Arab Maghreb (Includes Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia), four of which are of “Berber” majority populations; considered a mix of predominantly Arabs, Blacks and Mediterranean. Of these Maghreb nations only one, Mauritania has a 70% black majority. Egypt, which is not listed as a Maghreb partner, has a dominant population that does not consider themselves “black Africans,” referring to themselves simply as “Egyptian.” The genetic mix of modern Egypt includes an ancient blend of Arab, Mediterranean, Black African and western Asia.

There is a large population dispersed across the Pacific Ocean region inhabiting regions of island groupings called Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia. From visual as well as genetic evidence of their ethnicity, we can determine that a number of these Pacific Islanders are essentially African with ancient origins dating back 50,000 years and quite likely much earlier. 

Learn more at www.FutureNomics.biz


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Marvel's Black Panther Advanced Showing and After-Party Thursday 2-15-18 in #Norfolk #Virginia ! #BlackPanther #BlackPantherMovie #Marvel

Black Panther is the SECOND Melinated Marvel superhero to hit the big screen in their OWN movie and what’s more is this powerhouse film is directed by a brother, Ryan Coogler.
Make sure that you are at the special premier and screening and be a part as he jumps from the pages of comic books to the Silver Screen and make the world take notice!

Come dressed normally, in Cosplay, or in your favorite Cultural clothing.

After-party to follow at the American Legion Hall next door.

You are going to love it!

Portion of the proceeds to benefit:

• Black Brand (Hampton Roads Black Business Chamber of Commerce)

• Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals

Date: Thursday February 15

Place: Cinemark Theaters,
Military Circle Mall
880 Military Hwy.
Norfolk VA

Time: 6:00P

Details: TEXT 757-932-0177
***Tickets can be purchased in advance via Eventbrite.***
***Tickets are also available in the Military Circle Mall Toy Store & African Arts Store !!!

#TheBlackPanther #BlackPanther #TheBlackPantherMovie #Norfolk #Virginia
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Against All Odds - A must see !

Greetings - Civil Rights Activists:

I watched this documentary on PBS yesterday, done by Journalist Bob Herbert and found it to be one of the most Thought provoking, honest, & poignant showing of history, Racism and the many ways it has and continues to effect our community.  I strongly feel that everyone who professes to work in the Civil Rights Community should view this film.  I also feel that the NAACP Branch should buy the Video from PBS as a way to donate to them and then reserve the Central Library auditorium for a showing of the film.  We can reach out to all of our churches and to OUR neighborhoods to show this documentary to our family & friends and others.  Afterwards have a dialogue especially with our children to see if we can begin the process of ending violence in our community.  We will have to show this movie again and again, and ask our churches to sponsor either the Library or another location.  If you have not seen this, I encourage you to take time out to watch.  It is about 1 hour in length.  POWERFUL!

http://worldchannel.org/programs/episode/against-all-odds-black-middle-class/

About This Episode. Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class probes the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for ...
 Freedom  -   Justice  -  Equality - 2017

Georgia F. Allen
"Our Scientific Power has out run our Spiritual Power, we have Guided Missiles and Misguided Men." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Michael Jackson Multiple Choice



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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Was Dr. Conrad Murray wrongfully prosecuted?



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Michael Jackson Multiple Choice



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Alive 2 Michael Jackson The Great Xscape 60 Sec Commercial



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Alive 2 Michael Jackson The Great Xscape 60 Sec Commercial



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Sunday, November 13, 2016

(HD) Michael Jackson "Alive" Trilogy-The Greatest Hoax In World History



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Sunday, November 6, 2016

(HD) Michael Jackson "Alive" Trilogy-The Greatest Hoax In World History



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Saturday, November 5, 2016

(HD) Michael Jackson "Alive" Trilogy-The Greatest Hoax In World History



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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Michael Jackson The Greatest Hoax In World History Trilogy Trailer



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