Author: Ali Jamal

Raw Vegan! (for 30 Days)

Ahhh, the challenges in life. I do my best to eat healthy on a daily basis. I watch my calories and starches and I’m gluten-free! I don’t eat pork and too little beef to really remember the last time I had any. I try to drink lots of water now, cut back on alcohol and

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Raul de Nieves at Transformer Station

I stopped by the Transformer Station in the very cool Ohio City area on Cleveland’s Near West Side for a quick peak at the Raul de Nieves exhibit. The number of figures were few (thus the quick peak), but getting a closer look at each figure, it’s easy to understand why there weren’t many. Each

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11 Years of Life

With all of the information on Afrikan symbolism and symbology, power numbers and revelations, signs from the creator, nature and crystals, guidance and protection from the ancestors… the question still rings out, “why do I choose to adorn myself with an ankh?”… I choose life.  Plain and simple. There are so many amazing facets of

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Umojah Nation at Chalkfest 2017!

Once again the Umojah Nation crew came to Cleveland in style!  This time it was Chalk Fest 2017.  It was an all day performance – literally morning to evening, with a few breaks in between.  And as always, the Cleveland Museum of Art hosted a great event.  Like Pops asked when he visited the Museum

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BCALA Conference 2017

I had a great time at the BCALA Conference in Atlanta!  In case you don’t know, BCALA stands for Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  No doubt, I am honored to be a librarian of African descent.  I often wear my garb to work proudly, even though I have been questioned on it at times

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