Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Blackness" by Elder Kwasi

Today, I received a note from Dr Drew Lanham, a Black ornithologist (study of birds), who had these revealing words to say about black birds,


" Treasure them-they are under appreciated and often persecuted.  The depreciation of Blackness extends into the bird world and so I value them."
 
Knowing the euro historical culture as I do, I should not have been surprised at their hatred for anything Black, but yet I was.
 
According to the popular rendering of their historical contact with Black Afrikans, they say that in early times, there was no cultural bias against Afrikans, even though their color was noted.  We know, of course, that ancient Afrikan empires were often world beaters that other less advanced ccultures including euros, emulated, and aspired to.  Afrika then could defend itself nicely and therefore any hatred of Blackness by others was likely muted or subliminal.
 
But, as Dr Asa used to say, 'history happens to all', and as time passed, things changed to the point that when the Greeks invaded KMT in the 3rd century BCE, their former educators and benefactors, they began a campaign of anti-Blackness by literally changing the names of so much of KMT, such as the Hapi River to the Nile River, King Khifu to Cheops, Ausar to Osiris, Auset to Isis, and so forth.  They changed the traditional Afrikan names of practically everything from birds to cities, mountains, rivers, everything.
 
Later, euro 'thinkers' such as Hegel and others began a campaign to demonize, trivialize, marginalize and under evaluate Blake people and their ancient culture as likely justifications for their invasions, enslavements and theft of Afrika and Afrika.
 
How well they seceded is measured in our predicament today wherein we have imitated our oppressors hatred of us and our traditional culture in many ways from religions to bleached skin, blue-eyed contact lens, nose straightening, homosexuality and more.
 
In my day, we used to say 'stay Black until I get back' which obviously did not refer to skin color, but to Black culture.  And that is the essence of Blackness, our traditional Afrikan (Black) culture.
 
We must consciously strive to maintain our own indigenous Afrikan culture, for when that is lost, there is nothing left us for us as black people.  We can help assure our culture by unrequited acts of love and caring for our Black people and the Afrikan culture from which we sprang.  Kwasi
 


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

STAY CONSCIOUS !!! 7 AM The Film Screening in Norfolk, VA 7/7/2016 @ 8:00 pm - $10

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7/7/2016 @ 8 PM @ The Naro Cinema in Norfolk, VA

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About the film:
The first documentary to definitively explore why it's a lack of businesses, not a lack of jobs, that makes Black people the poorest people in America. We talk to the foremost minds on the subject like Dr. Claud Anderson and Don Peebles about why racism is an economics issue, not a social issue. We also explain how reclaiming our position as entrepreneurs is key to reversing this condition and what will happen if we don't.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Shanda Boone-Hurdle's Learning to Dance in the Rain workshop - Hampton Virgina, Saturday June 25th, 2016

For any questions of other info' contact below:
My name is Shanda Boone-Hurdle and my e-mail is sboone@hampton.k12.va.us or sbhurdle@gmail.com.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you should have any questions.
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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Annual International Day of Remembrance Sat. 6/11/16 @ 11am Buckroe Beach (N. 1st Street & Pilot Street), Hampton VA

Annual International Day of Remembrance
Sat. 6/11/16 @ 11am 
Buckroe Beach (N. 1st Street & Pilot Street), Hampton VA
http://www.virginia.org/listings/Events/InternationalDayofRemembrance/

Shanda Boone-Hurdle's Learning to Dance in the Rain workshop

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My name is Shanda Boone-Hurdle and my e-mail is sboone@hampton.k12.va.us or sbhurdle@gmail.com.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you should have any questions.
Thanks 
Shanda Boone-Hurdle



You are not a mistake. You were created with a purpose. Don't allow the obstacles of life to prevent you from becoming who you are meant to be. Stay on course. You are more than this moment.This workshop is gear to aiding you in discovering your purpose, creating moments for yourself, and dealing with the obstacles of life.  You have a mission that is greater than anything that you are going through.  

QUESTIONS or DETAILS - Contact Below:
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Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you should have any questions.
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Colonial Williamsburg celebrates Cherokee Culture 6/1/16 - 6/5/16

Cherokee performing a ceremonial dance
Visit Colonial Williamsburg Virginia to experience the Cherokees Return June 1st - June 5th
In 1777, a delegation of 40 Cherokee—one of many over the years—arrived in Williamsburg to  to "treat" with Virginia's colonial government over issues of trade, peace and alliance. In the ensuing days, the Governor and Council met to offer peace and friendship to the Cherokee Great Men of Chota. Based on native concepts of reciprocity, the Cherokee returned the favor by offering the Governor and the people of Williamsburg, "A Public Dance." Join Colonial Williamsburg and the Museum of the Cherokee with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee as they perform traditional songs and dances, and interpret the culture of the period.
During the 18th century, several Cherokee delegations traveled to Williamsburg to "treat" with Virginia's colonial government over issues of trade, peace, and alliance. These negotiations kept claims and settlement of western Indian lands to a minimum.
While the delegation was in Williamsburg in 1777, the governor and Council met to offer peace and friendship to the Cherokee Great Men of Chota. Based on native concepts of reciprocity, the Cherokee returned the favor by offering the governor and the people of Williamsburg "A Public Dance." Being familiar with American Indian peoples of the Eastern Woodlands, particularly the Cherokee, the residents of Williamsburg understood the symbolic nature of these dances.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“How Harriet Tubman on a $20 Bill Is A Slap In The Face” on “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep from Sunday, April 24th, 2016!!!

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We discussed "How Harriet Tubman on a $20 Bill Is A Slap In The Face" on "The African History Network Show" with Michael Imhotep on 910 AM The Superstation, Sunday, April 24th, 2016, 10pm-11pm EST.  Listen Every Sunday, 10pm-11pm EST at 910 AM or online at http://www.910amsuperstation.com/ or download the 910 AM Superstation app to your smartphone.  You will be able to see me in the studio also.  Spread the word. "Right knowledge corrects wrong behavior".
 
Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information and podcasts of our shows.


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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nelson Beats the Odds Author Ronnie Sidney, II, Releasing Second Book in June

From: "Ronnie Sidney, II, MSW" <Ronnie@creative-medicine.com>
Subject: Nelson Beats the Odds Author Ronnie Sidney, II, Releasing Second Book in June.

Greetings, my name is Ronnie Sidney, II, MSW and I am the author of Nelson Beats the Odds. Nelson Beats the Odds is a semiautobiographical graphic novel about a young man who struggles with the stigma of being placed in special education. It is currently #1 on the Amazon Best-Seller list in the learning disabilities category. Since April I've sold over 700 books online thanks to my blog and appearance on Fox News. I appeared on Fox and Friends Weekend and spoke candidly about growing up with an ADHD and learning disabled diagnosis. Two weeks ago NBC 12's Karla Redditte interviewed me about Nelson Beats the Odds and my upcoming book Tameka's New Dress. The interview will air on NBC Monday, May 30th, 2016.

 

 

 

On June 20, 2016 I will be releasing my second children's book Tameka's New Dress. The graphic novel will explore childhood trauma, parental substance abuse, bullying and kinship care. Tameka's New Dress shines light on these very tough issues and lays them out on the table for children and adults to talk about. In the book Tameka finds a creative way to confront her bullies without becoming a bully herself.  As a therapist, I work with young people who cope experiences like this on a daily basis. I wanted to write a book that would reflect their experience and encourage them to beat the odds.

 


Aside from my books, I've developed the Nelson Beats the Odds Comic Creator app for iOS mobile devices. The companion app allows users to customize photos and share them with friends on social media. I also started #iBeatTheOdds, a popular social media campaign that gives individuals a platform to share stories about how they beat the odds.

 

 

Over the past six months, I have presented at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University, Reynolds Community College, Rappahannock Community College, Hamilton-Holmes Middle School, Richmond County High School, Northumberland High School, Tappahannock Elementary School, Richmond Public Library, Portsmouth Public Library and Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Speaking to children, parents and educators has been the most enjoyable part of my experience. For booking information, bulk orders and other requests please visit my website at www.creative-medicine.com.


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Friday, May 20, 2016

Virginia Beach Fire Department Volunteer Opportunity for Graduating Seniors!

Please pass along the attached flyer to those students you feel may be a good fit for this excellent program. Students must be 18 years old, a high school graduate or GED and have a current U.S. driver's license.  Please feel free to contact me at 757-385-1098 with any questions or concerns.
Good Afternoon!

I am writing to inform you of a wonderful opportunity for graduating seniors. The Virginia Beach Fire Department is accepting applications for Volunteer Support Technician starting in June!

Volunteer Support Technicians, or VSTs, support firefighters with on-scene operations in the City of Virginia Beach. They man the Volunteer Support Trucks and receive training in order to provide the required air, lighting and specialized equipment that are necessary to support firefighting. Support Techs also assist in hose packing, equipment placement, scene accountability, firefighter rehabilitation and other non-hazardous duties assigned by the Incident Commander.

Volunteering is a great opportunity for students to give back to the community and gain supportive skills in firefighting! Many volunteers really enjoy the program and often apply to become a career firefighter with the City of Virginia Beach!

Please pass along the attached flyer to those students you feel may be a good fit for this excellent program. Students must be 18 years old, a high school graduate or GED and have a current U.S. driver's license.  Please feel free to contact me at 757-385-1098 with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to helping your students prepare now for their future!

Kindest Regards,

April Roberts

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4817 Columbus Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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F 757-963-5822

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