Umoja Karamu and Gye Nyame, Two Alternatives to Misgiving!

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Read about two holiday alternative to misgiving for Afrikan people; Gye Nyame, and Umoja Karamu.


Both of these Pan-Afrikan celebrations may be used to reinforce the efforts of Afrikan ppl to continue acknowledging the life experiences of our Afrikan ancestors and elders as survivors.  Further, these two Pan-Afrikan celebrations constitute the making of connections towards continuing the legacies and solidifying relationships between young and old Afrikans as we strive to always survive under challenging life circumstances, events and plots against our existence.

Iya Adjua’s Recommended Compact Reading List

Iya Adjua’s Recommended Compact Readings

I recommend these readings for African people who are interested in learning the Afrikan story and continue to build on Afrikcan survival strategies!

-Iya Adjua

1.  Know Thy Self/ Naim Akbar

2.  The Egyptian Philosophers: Ancient African Voices From Imhotep To Akhenaten/ Molefi K. Asante

3.  You Left Your Mind in Africa/ Katherine Bankole

4.  African People and European Holidays: A Mental Genocide – Bks 1 & 2/ Ishakamusa Barashango

5.  African People in World History/ John Henrik Clarke

6.  Towards The African Renaissance: Essays In Culture and Development/ Cheikh Anta Diop

7.  72 Concepts to Liberate the African Mind: Selections from the Dictionary of African Centered Knowledge

-Uhuru & Talibah Baker Hotep

8.  New News Out of Africa/ Charlayne Hunter-Gault

9.  The Origin of the Word Amen: Ancient Knowledge the Bible Has Never Told/ Jahi Issa & Salim Faraji

10. Kindezi: The Kongo Art of Babysittimg/ K.Kia FuKiau & A. M. Lukondo-Wamba

11. African Power: Affirming African Indigenous Socialiation in the Face of the Culture Wars/

-Nana Baffour Amankwatia II – Asa Hilliard, III

12. Selections From The Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt/ Maulana Karenga

13. Let The Circle Be Unbroken/ Marimba Ani (Dona Richards)

14. Malcolm X on Afro-American History/ El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X)

15. Afrikan Alphabets: The Story of Writing in Afrika/ Saki Mafundikwa

16. You Are Already A Wife…Long Before The First Date/Latoiya K. Bailey

17. My Seven Other Mothers: A Journey of Transformation/Lenetta Raysha Lee

18. The Global African Community: Travel Notes/Runoko Rashidi

19. The Psychopathic Racial Personality & Other Essays/Bobby E. Wright

20. The Teachings of Ptah Hotep: The Oldest Book in the World/Asa Hilliard. III, Larry Williams & Nia Damali

21. Why Our Children Hate Us/Eric K. Grimes & Butch Slaughter

22. Ancient Egypt & Black Africa: A Student’s Handbook for the Study of Ancient Egypt in Philosophy, Linguistics & Gender Relations/Theophile Obenga

23. Kill Them Before They Grow: Misdiagnosis of African American Boys in American Classrooms/Michael Porter

24. African-Centered Education: Its Value, Importance and Necessity in the Development of Black Children/Haki & Safisha Madhubuti, PhD

25. The Black Folks’ Little Instruction Book/Denise L. Stinson


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Practice Imani/Faith by answering; Who is Queen Lilioukalani?

Who is Queen Lilioukalani?

Practice Imani/Faith, Know Ourstory, as it is global, expansive & timeless!  Click on the link above/the title – to view the connection between, the forced removal of culture, the illegalization of a language & the imprisonment of an Afrikan Queen.  We can only believe in ourselves, if we know ourselves!  Leave a comment after you view this video.