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Sister Makinya Sibeko Kouate, Mother of Kwanzaa: Transitioned to the Realm of Sacred Ancestors, Feb. 4, 2017 (6257 AFK)

February 7, 2017 by


Sister Makinya Sibeko Kouate, Mother of Kwanzaa   Transitioned to the Realm of Sacred Ancestors, Feb. 4, 2017 (6257 AFK) Compiled by Bro. Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande   (The invaluable work and inspiration of Sister Makinya Sibeko Kouate [July 1, 1926 to February 4, 2017] in giving life and power to our Kwanzaa/Nguzo Saba tradition – nationally […]

Let this touch your heart & soul: See What Our Children Can Do . . . When We Believe They Can!

March 24, 2016 by


See What Our Children Can Do . . . When We Believe They Can! (Ile Omode School @ Wo’se Community House of Amen Ra, The Sacred African Way, Oakland, CA

Betty Shabazz Academy Scholars Earn Top Scores and Attend Best High Schools in Illinois

April 3, 2014 by


An African-Centered School Produces Many Top Scholars in Chicago in 2014 (Re-post from Black Star Project newsletter) Earning a seat at an elite school is highly competitive. Betty Shabazz Academy wants to congratulate (from left to right): Subri Kheperu – Whitney Young High School, Nyarai Khepera – Walter Payton College Prep, Aqeelah Malone & Assata […]

Michelle Alexander: New Jim Crow Author Says “Connect the Dots . . . Get Out of Your Lane!”

February 20, 2014 by


Michelle Alexander: Get Out Of Your Lane!!! This powerful word to those who pursue freedom and justice should be taken to heart by everyone who is fed up with the in-your-face injustice and exploitive immorality that increasingly, insidiously, is the American way. We must get out of our “lanes!” ~ Bro. Mxolisi “For the past […]

OUR STORY: Words from Stars of Our FEBRUARY Sky!

February 6, 2014 by


OUR STORY: Words of Wisdom, Vision & Courage from Stars of Our FEBRUARY Sky “It is the duty of the younger Negro (Black) artist . . . to change through the force of his art that old whispering “I want to be white,” hidden in the aspirations of his people, to “Why should I want […]


February 3, 2014 by


February 1: 1865 – John S. Rock became the first African American attorney to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. 1870 – Jonathan Jasper Wright became the first African American judge elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court. 1902 – Langston Hughes was born in Joplin Missouri. 1926 – Carter G. Woodson, the “Father of […]

Happy Birthday! To Two of “The Greatest” in Our January Sky

January 17, 2014 by


“The Greatest” Man of Fisticuffs January 17, 1942 — Muhammad Ali born; boxer, human rights activist; was the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions, a title he defended 19 times; citing his religious beliefs, Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army during the war in Vietnam (April, 1967) and […]