Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

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LAST UPDATE: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

AmASSI-NY and BMX-NY Presents
KWANZAA: A 7th Annual Celebration
Sunday, December 27th, 2009 @ 5:00PM
Harlem, New York City, USA!!


An Africentric Communal and Cultural Affirmation
For Family and Friends


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A 7th Annual Celebration

Sunday, December 27th, 2009


730 Riverside Drive
(Entrance on 150th Street)
Suite 9E
Harlem, New York


DIRECTIONS: #1 train to 145th Street or M4 / M5 Bus to 149th Street
CONTACT INFO --> Ph: 212/283-0219 / E-mail: BlackMensXchangeNY[at]gmail.com
WEBSITES: www.AmASSI.comwww.BMXNY.org

What is KWANZAA?

KWANZAA is a unique African Diasporic celebration with a focus on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. KWANZAA is neither political, nor religious, and despite some misconceptions, is not a substitute for Christmas. It is simply a time of reaffirming people of the African Diaspora, their ancestors and culture. Kwanzaa, which means "first fruits of the harvest" in the African language Kiswahili, has gained tremendous acceptance. Kwanzaa was founded in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga.

Kwanzaa consists of seven Kwanzaa Principles (Nguzo Saba) and should be put into practice every day, and not just celebrated for 7 days and then forgotten about:

The Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles)

Day 1 (December 26th)
Umoja (oo-MO-jah): Unity

Day 2 (December 27th)
Kujichagulia (koo-gee-chaH-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination

Day 3 (December 28th)
Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective Work and Responsibility

Day 4 (December 29th)
Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah-AH): Cooperative Economics

Day 5 (December 30th)
Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose

Day 6 (December 31st)
Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity

Day 7 (January 1st)
Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith

The Official KWANZAA Website

About BMX-NY...
Founded as an instrument of healing and empowerment, the Black Men’s Xchange-New York (BMX-NY) offers advocacy and affirmation. We celebrate the uniqueness and power of same-gender-loving (homosexual, bisexual and transgendered) African descended men; employing critical thinking, diversity and cultural affirmation while encouraging self-determination through self-identification.

Log on at www.BMXNY.org

About AmASSI...
AmASSI is a non-profit, community based health, wellness and cultural affirmation center. AmASSI is an acronym for the African American Advocacy, Support-Services & Survival Institute. We provide preventive health for HIV/AIDS, STDs, cancer, diabetes, etc., psychological and therapeutic assistance and math and literacy tutoring, skills building opportunities and empowerment. At the AmASSI Center, community members are culturally respected and affirmed, and all services are free and low cost.

AmASSI is an award winning organization that, since 1993, has provided healing to over 10,000 primarily African American and Latino men, women, and children in the South Central Los Angeles neighborhoods of Inglewood, West Adams, Crenshaw, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, and Adams-La Brea. Although AmASSI’s programs have a cultural emphasis on African Americans, and a substantial number of Spanish speaking staff, people of other ancestries (e.g., Asian, Native-American and European) often seek AmASSI’s services and are warmly embraced.

Log on at www.AmASSI.com