Category Archives: African American Culture

Truth be Told

There is a cycle of crime, drugs use and sales, gun violence, and prison among our youth. Within our inner cities, some people can name two individuals within their family who have been incarcerated at one point.  The only answer to this problem is to lock them up and throw away the key. That will lead to a world of prisoners. As an alternative I believe that we must educate our youth and give the ones who want more out of life to have an opportunity to succeed. In my new book “100 Years: Truth Be Told” I attempt to educate our youth as well as adults. My goal is to give the warning as I paint the picture and then allow them to make an informed decision. There is always hope. #AnythingIsPossible #100Years #CantAffordToLoseAnotherGeneration #TheFutureOfOurYouth

Henry Highland Garnet

Good morning family and friends! Celebrating accomplishments of African-Americans, Henry Highland Garnet is the first African-American to speak before the House of Representatives. He is also one of the founders of American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society. He was born on December 23, 1815, and passed-on on February 13, 1882. http://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmerican100

7 Principles of Kwanzaa

The seven core principles of Kwanzaa are: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Kwanzaa is acknowledged and celebrated from December 26th until January 1st. This is a very powerful value system which can be applied to our everyday lives. The seven core principles are known as (Nguzo Saba) and was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga  on September 7, 1965. This is a celebration of family, community, and culture.

The 7 Core Principles:

Umoja – (Unity), Kujichagulia -(Self-Determination), Ujima – (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamma (Cooperative Econmics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), Imani (Faith)

For more information to go the official Kwanzaa website http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml