Bada** Cover Art + Wordsmith = Brilliant!

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Written by Sadiki Bakari – http://www.sadikibakari.com

Cover art by Rasta Asaru Escott El – http://www.krop.com/artofra/

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In Support Of: Dr. ChenziRa D. Kahina & Per Ankh

A very special elder in my life is celebrating her birthday this week. Dr. Chenzira is a collection of strength and courage to serve her community – domestic and abroad – in a powerful way. I thought this was a great cause to show support for, and I hope you do too.
In her words:
Please consider giving to my Birthday Wish, and together:
  • We can support Per Ankh Institute to help one of our sister organizations God’s House International finish their medical clinic in Freetown, Sierra Leone; 
  • We may assist KWANZAA365 complete their Sankofa Saturdays curriculum and resources to educate, edify and empower our youth in the VI and beyond; 
  • We may complete the 4 literary manuscripts prepared for publication for youth to learn to be masters of their destiny while serving the good of humanity; 
  • We may continue to provide educational and resourceful new media communications for our youth, families and communities as facilitated through LIB Networks, InnerLightRadio, Harambee Radio Networks, Per Ankh Mediaworxs and beyond; 
  • We may complete the sustainable construction of a holistic health and organic agricultural education center in Aswan, Egypt on lands donated to our charitable NPO NGO; 
  • We may support the sustainable development initiatives being spearheaded throughout the Virgin Islands and Caribbean to inspire youth to remain drug and crime free; 
  • We may support the NUWOMANRising LIVE UP healthcare, preventative health and safety education and empowerment movement for our Afrakan Caribbean Amerikan women and girls to create a face of health and wellness and decrease the rates of HIV/AIDS which are rampant in these regions; 
  • We may maintain our martial arts and sciences training programs with our Uat Nefer Aha Aaui Te school with a special focus for young men and women; and 
  • We may finish the construction of ecologically-sound centers for Per Ankh Khamniversity Institute’s projects while supporting other ventures making the world a better place holistically, environmentally, culturally and spiritually. 
  • & Much more is possible with your real support and others that share the mission-visoin of CHATS4LIFE with Per Ankh!

 

Black Love Testimony: Clement Howard

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“I’ve completed reading your book Black Love and I must say those were some of the most thought provoking words I have come across in some time. It is a necessity to be reminded of the importance of spreading love, the need to be more loving with each passing day and that “true love” is encoded in our DNA from birth.  This book has reaffirm this and thank you for it. 

The poems are the work of a true artist. 

I have since passed your book onto a family member, with the hope it will act as a form of inspiration to them. I will do my best to spread the word about your work and I am hopeful you will get all the support needed.”

MANY THANKS TO CLEMENT FOR THE LOVE & SUPPORT!

Feminine Transitions: Book and Exhibition

When I launched the fundraiser to produce “Black Love: Challenging the Status Quo”, I learned some valuable lessons in Support Network 101. Some unexpected lessons (and supporters), and I even made an acquaintance with a fellow project fundraiser host. I’m so glad to see sistas bringing their ideas and project goals to the forefront. Here’s a project that is currently in the works that I think you should at least check out and support, if you are inclined to do.

Excerpt from Kickstarter:

“Creation, birth, love, pain, joy, new beginnings, new commitments, renewal, transitioning from birth to old age. Feminine Transitions is a picture book that captures the physical changes of females with the passage of time. It is a glimpse into the lives of multiple females from infancy to seniority.”

Visit this project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2126631139/feminine-transitions-book-and-exhibition

Events, Events, and Mo’ Events: Los Angeles

Whenever someone asks, “What’s there to do in LA?”, I feel a surge of 10 resources jam my brain circuits. As I said to a fellow Facebook acquaintance in regards to living in Los Angeles, “It’s great, when you know where to go and what to do that is in alignment with who you are and what you aspire to be.”

With that said, here are some upcoming events in Los Angeles that I feel you should a) be aware of, and b) should attend. If you cannot attend any of these events, or even if you do plan to attend, please invite your folks!

Thursday, August 25th: Sankofa’s Word 2-Year Anniversary

A celebratory edition featuring artists of various mediums – poetry, music, art.
Lotus on the Nile Wellness Center
4307 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
7pm-11:30pm
$5 admission

Sunday, September 25th: Hip Hop Androids, Artistic Clones & the Portal of Artificial Intelligence

Author and Lecturer Sadiki Bakari presents another powerful visual presentation and dialogue about a very relevant topic of this time.
KRST Unity Center

7825 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles, CA
6pm-8pm
Free – All ages welcome

Friday, September 9th: Is Computer Software the New God Information Explosion!

Sadiki Bakari presents a visual lecture and book signing for “Is Computer Software the New God: Cyber Consciousness and Cybernetics in the Epoch of Spiritual Transmigration Interface”. Lots of information, lots of good energy!
AFIBA Center

5730 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
7pm-9pm
Free – All ages welcome

Any community-related events in LA that we should be aware of?

Purchase a Copy of BLACK LOVE for $10!

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As I am surrounded by 30 copies of books to be signed for 30 wonderful people, I pondered on how blessed I am to have the support of the community; who has an interest in the message I am sharing. The thought has me feelin’ good today, so now would be a great time to transform my regular price of $15 to $10 for my well-received book, BLACK LOVE: Challenging the Status Quo. Click HERE to partake in this special (hurry, hurry, hurry)! Thank you in advance for your support!

Dynamic Weekend – July 30th & 31st

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Los Angeles! You  have two events to look forward to this weekend. Please support me and my husband’s quest to serve our community with our talent, and enriched products. First up….ME!

I have honor of joining the dynamic artist and poet Jaha Zainabu for a special art show and July’s edition of RED STORIES 7 this Saturday evening…

“Jaha Zainabu & Shay Fresh Art Show ” will be held from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and RED STORIES is from 7pm-10pm

Come join us at Vibrations 2435 Manchester, Inglewood (near Van Ness). $10 gets you in for a good time!

Now that your Saturday is locked in, let’s get to Sunday evening: