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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

OUR STORY: Stars in Our FEBRUARY Sky!

February 3, 2014 by

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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

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“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 […]