This group is for anyone interested in creating imagery geared towards the betterment of African Americans. We will host modelling, lighting, and business networking workshops as well as Constructive Critique Sessions, visit culturally relevant areas and occasionally have non shooting, just chilling activities. Some events will cater towards the 21+ crowd and some will be family friendly, most will be free/low-budget. We’re hoping to create a culture of artists and professionals who can come together to create positive imagery to leave for the coming generations.
"The Queens of Africa program is dedicated, through the use of books, dolls, comics, music and animation series, to help empower children of African descent to be confident and matured ethically. The dolls and materials are designed, through fun and engaging materials, to subconsciously promote African heritage. Developed by entrepreneur and philanthropist Taofick Okoya, the program has reached tens of thousands of children across Africa contributing significantly to education programs, particularly in Nigeria. Queens of Africa celebrates being an African girl in the 21st century by drawing on the strengths and achievements of our ancestors and bring them up to date to empower and inspire today’s generation of African girls. The website queensofafrica.com has lots of information about the Queens and the wider work the program is involved in."
not that i think you guys dont believe me
but when i tell y’all that im here for you and to like text me or email me i mean it
you are not bothering me
im not annoyed
we can all relate to not feeling like we have someone that will just listen and hear us out. we may not always need advice and that’s why i ask if that’s what friends etc want from me BUT all that aside
I’m completely here for you guys
The campaign is real, let’s boost this….
Why august? Lol
It’s a hotter month, since we are technically a tropical people.
It’s a longer month then February, which is the shortest month.
Brief Historical Outline of “Black August”
A sampling of this month of “righteous rebellion” and “racist repression” includes:
The first Afrikans were brought to Jamestown as slaves in August of 1619.
Gabriel Prosser’s slave rebellion occurred on August 30th, 1800.
The “Prophet” Nat Turner planned and executed a slave rebellion that commenced on August 21, 1831.
In 1843, Henry Highland Garnett called a general slave strike on August 22.
The Underground Railroad was started on August 2, 1850.
The March on Washington occurred in August of 1963
The Watts rebellions were in August of 1965.
On August 18, 1971 the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was raided by Mississippi police and FBI agents.
On August 8, 1978 Philadelphia police initiated a shootout against MOVE members
Further, August is a time of birth. Dr. Mutulu Shakur (New Afrikan prisoner of war), Pan-Africanist Leader Marcus Garvey, Maroon Russell Shoatz (political prisoner) and Chicago Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton were born in August. August is also a time of transition and rebirth. The great scholar and educator W.E.B. Dubois died in Ghana on August 27, 1963. So, August is a month during which New Afrikans can reflect on our current situation and our struggle for self-determination and freedom.
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AUGUST IT IS !!!!! PASS IT ON !!!!