Saturday, July 2, 2016

GIVE OUR NEW ADULTS EMPLOYABLE SKILLS, ADD MORE MELANIN TO THIS PHOTO & HELP OUR COMMUNITY !!!: Virginia Beach Fire Dept. Accepting Applications for Volunteer Support Techs!

LET US GIVE OUR NEW ADULTS EMPLOYABLE SKILLS, ADD MORE MELANIN TO THIS PHOTO & HELP OUR COMMUNITY !!!


From: Hire Virginia Beach Fire Department <HireVBFD@vbgov.com>
Subject: VBFD Accepting Application
The Virginia Beach Fire Department is CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Volunteer Support Techs (VSTs)!!
NOW until August 1, 2016 !
Volunteer Support Technicians support firefighters with on-scene operations in the City of Virginia Beach. They man the Volunteer Support Trucks and after receiving training, they 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.
 
Minimum Requirements
Age 18 at time of application
High school diploma or GED at time of application
Valid U.S. Driver's license at time of application
 
Printable applications are available online click Here for more information!
Visit us online www.vbgov.com/fire, select "volunteer opportunities"
 
 
Kindest Regards,
 
April Roberts
VBFD – Recruiter
757-385-1098 | hirevbfd@vbgov.com


Monday, June 27, 2016

Conscious Community Do you own a business ? Profit from 7 AM The Movie in Norfolk, VA

Peace conscious community,


      Hopefully you know that the Positive Vibes Kollective (Brett from PVAL and Seko from PVI) is showing the conscious film 7 AM on Thursday July 7th at 8 PM at The Naro Cinema in Norfolk. Since this solutions-oriented film begins where Hidden Colors 4 left off, they want to be sure that (collectively) we make full advantage of all the conscious business owners who will be in a room together. They will have (SWAG BAGS) Business Bags from WhereBlackBiz as they did for Hidden Colors. If you didn't receive Seko's email he stated the following......

0.     Begin by listing your business on www.BOBspotter.com . It's a free national online directory of Black.Owned.Businesses. I also suggest considering www.WhereBlackBiz.com as Brother Bert has had great success in assisting Virginian businesses with increasing profits and increasing their customer base. You should also look for an opportunity to advertise in the Journal & Guide or the Hampton Roads Messenger. Contact Bert B by emailing whereblackbiz@gmail.com if you need contact information for either one of those excellent publications.

1.     If you are interested in the Business Bags promotion, email Bert B from WhereBlackBiz.com by emailingwhereblackbiz@gmail.com . He has all the details for the business bag promotion. Your business bag or swag bag inserts will be placed in 500 bags distributed at the screening of the 7 AM film and in Black Owned businesses in the Norfolk area.

2.     Bring your business cards on 7/7/16 at the 7 AM screening and network with one another.

3.     This time will have a food provider with VEGAN foods available as well. Brett from Positive Vibes Afrikan Literature should be selling copies of 7 AM at the screening. Seko from Positive Vibes Inc. will be selling the CONSCIOUS757 T-shirts This film, 7 AM, has quietly outsold the Hidden Colors 1-3 series in the local bookstores. Don't take my word for it, call 757-523-1399 and ask Brett yourself.  DISCLAIMER - Since Hidden Colors 4 has screened and is now released this statement will probably be a past-fact rather than a current fact. Oh Yeah.. Hidden Colors 4 is now available in Brett's store. Call Brett @ 757-523-1399 to get your copy of HC4.

4.     If you haven't purchased your ticket yet Seko just unleashed a "Business Promo Advanced" ticket. With an additional charge of $5 your business will receive a voucher for a FREE or At-Cost vendor/exhibitor table for your choice of an August "It takes a Village" event, or their December event "NIA Fest" or a February event "The Carter G. Affair."This promotion will only span Sunday 6/26/2016 - 7/4/2016. Act fast on this one. (you know how Seko can get......LOL)

5.     They are selling tickets to the 7 AM film at the door of the Naro. It's best to get your online advanced tickets or purchase your ticket at African Vibes in Military Circle Mall or the Positive Vibes Afrikan Literature at 6220-B Indian River Road, Virginia Beach, VA. The film is $10 ticket.

6.     Tickets are available online by visiting:

7.     If you own a business, email info@positivevibes.net with your business name, your contact number, and any online links. I understand that the Positive Vibes Kollective is planning something big, ...... You'll thank me later......

Prosperity,
Imani Virginia

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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

7 AM The Film ! (Watch the trailer)





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

Buy advance $10 tickets online (below) or call 757-523-1399:

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.

Want a shirt ? Click below !!!


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Juneteenth Celebrations in the 757 (Hampton Roads, Virginia Area)






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

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

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.
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:
My name is Shanda Boone-Hurdle and my e-mail is sbhurdle@gmail.com.  
Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you should have any questions.
Thanks 
Shanda Boone-Hurdle
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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!!!

Hello Everyone,



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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Michael Imhotep
President, The African History Network
Executive Producer/Talk Show Host of The African History Network Show
(313) 462-0003 (Office)
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Listen to The African History Network Show, Thursdays, 8pm-11pm EST
at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheAfricanHistoryNetworkShow or at (914) 338-1375

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