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On the Ngoma Vol. 2 – Umojah Nation at Jilly’s

So, after a small hiatus (it seems), Umojah Nation hit the stage this past weekend at Jilly’s  in Akron and we had an amazing time.  I have so much fun with my band mates, we are such a family, and in many ways this has helped sustain my inner being.  I have had periods of

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Do you see any niggers? No. You know why? Because there aren’t any.

I had to reblog this one. We need a daily dose this message. Keyamsha the Awakening Richard Pryor from live on the Sunset strip describing why he stopped using the word nigga. “It’s nice to have pride about your shit. I went home to the motherland. And everybody should go home to Africa. Everybody. Especially,

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From Ankh to Akofena – Finding strength in symbols

There is such a deeper side to life that very few ever encounter.  What makes it even worse is that many who actually encounter this deeper side don’t know how to use it to guide them, or to express their gift to the world, or simply enjoy the world in a fulfilling way.  I have found

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Living the Dream through Art and Collaboration

Calling Ohioans “Buckeyes” goes back to the 1830’s.  The buckeye is seen as a sign of good luck.  Ohio State seems to personify this “myth” of luck, always winning everything, growing at an astronomical rate, leading in education, etc.   Well the Buckeye neighborhood of Cleveland could say just the opposite.  This area once showed

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