@missghanauk presents a Gospel night
featuring Shekinah and other up and coming Talents Natalie Ohemaa Wireko, Eleanor Opoku, Rachael Mensah, Lisa Naana Danquah, Irene Acheampong,Stacey and Tisharna Karkari plus others t
This is a fundraising event in aid of the Foundation's Initiatives for Ghana 2017/2018
A£4APAD, Ophanage in Kasoa, Accra Psychaitric, Reading clinic and Mental Health - 'LETS TALK'.
/blak/ˈpanθə/: For the Culture:
Ferguson, BLM, Trump, Nottingham Trent, Rest in Peace Marielle Franco, Justice for Mariam... these past few years have witnessed a socio-cultural awakening around the globe. Some far-right people have found a voice in which to spread hate, but countless socially conscious people around the world have also spoken up. I vehemently believe that we are in a period that the historians will call the neo-civil rights movement.
In England, this cultural-awakening has lead to an outbreak of proud Afro-heritage and my God I hope it stays infectious.
Large corporations have begun to see the merit in diversifying their brand image, its almost like we've been telling them this for years... but none the less despite my scepticism, huge multinational brands have the power to influence social direction to an extent. Companies such as Ben and Jerry's who supported Black Lives Matter and others who for the first time featured dark-skinned models are showing the world that we're and have always been here! But of course, i'm not naive to the fact that many might be profiting from the sudden 'popularity of Afrocentricism.' But this is a step, and i'll take it for now!
$1 Billion, yep $1 Billion is how much Black Panther has grossed internationally since its February release. People of the diaspora have turned out in their traditional dress, and supported a black produced, acted and celebrated move en masse. I have faith that the incredible success of this movie will empower other filmmakers to represent us as more than uneducated, criminal thugs and aggressive baby moms. This is history and I hope that the film companies are ready to get involved and represent. Wakanda Forever.
These are the people who want to preach #walkup and not #walkout ?! Seriously! I have never seen a more sensitive group than the very people who love to shove the term “snowflakes” down every “libtard’s” throat. You know?! The people who stockpile guns to defend against a tyrannical government, all the while, supporting a tyrannical government?! The people who yell “respect the troops” while hoarding guns to shoot at said troops. The same people who for eight years attacked President Obama with racist undertones who now scream “you have to respect the president!!” You most certainly the fuck do not have to respect this racist, bigoted traitor. 🙄💁🏻♀️✊️❤️
We are @undergrounddisruptors
Believe it or not, before the Europeans in Manhattan had access to free education, the enslaved Africans had access to it first. In 1786, the New York Manumission Society opened the first African Free School. In total, from the period of 1786 – 1834 there were seven very successful African Free Schools in Manhattan,
However, one of the issues parents had was a lack of decent clothes and shoes for the children to wear. In fact, many children didn’t attend school because they did not have adequate attire, especially in the winter months.
A group of Black women decided to do something about it. Lead by included Margaret Francis and Henrietta Green Regulus Ray, they formed the African Dorcas Association. It was an organization designed to provide clothes for the children attending school. They sewed and mended clothes, solicited materials and money to buy shoes. After just one year, 168 articles of clothing were distributed. The African Dorcas Association was an essential vehicle for making education more accessible to Black youths in Manhattan. An editorial in the city’s first Black newspaper, the Freedom Journal, had this to say about the association, "The women [were] divided into sewing circles, which met every two weeks to alter, mend, and make up clothing for the destitute boys and girls." Between 1827-1841 African American women formed at least 17 associations in the city for the benefit of helping others.
The NY Presbyterian Hospital is now the place where the African Dorcas Association and one of the African Free Schools were located. Read more about this geographic location, this African American women's community, and all seven African Free Schools in my book, “You Are Here…” #AfricanDorcasAssociation#YAH#MargaretFrancs#HenriettaRay#NYPresbyterianHospital#africanfreeschool#blackhistory#freedomjournal#dorcas#youarehere#blm#manhattanhistory#ManumissionSociety
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors shares her story about how #blm grew from a hashtag to a global movement. Tune in today at 8:45 am (EST) to hear about how an activist was born. KISARadio.org #interviews#publicradio#news