PHILADELPHIA, PA (USA) – 20 September 2021 – Souls of African descent from ages 18 through 25 are the Diaspora’s “Next Generation Of Leaders”. What are their concerns? What are the most challenging aspects of their lives? What is the vision they have for their future, their community’s future, and the future of the world they will inherit when their Elders pass the baton of leadership to them? How will they create and nurture fully functional and sustainable family units, economically vibrant and self-sufficient communities, and a peaceful world? Where do we go from here?
UMOJA Magazine was founded in 1968 by Queen Mother Falaka Fattah. It is published quarterly by the House of Umoja, Inc. (www.houseofumoja.net), an internationally acclaimed organization which has a fifty-three year successful track record in positively transforming the lives of adolescent male youths, is asking the Diaspora’s “Next Generation Of Leaders” – souls from the ages of 18 through 25 – to provide their community with a blueprint for the future. The publication has issued a “Call For Submissions” for its “Where Do We Go From Here?” Youth Edition which will be released on 1 January 2022, the last day of Kwanzaa – Imani – and the first day of the New Year.
Submissions for the “Where Do We Go From Here?” Youth Edition of UMOJA Magazine should be forwarded by writers from 18 through 25 years of age on or by 30 November 2021 by e-mail to email@example.com. A panel of judges will be convened to select the best article and the writer of the best article will be the recipient of a scholarship. In addition to writers UMOJA Magazine is searching for panelists to review incoming articles and select the best articles and sponsors to contribute to the scholarship that will be awarded to the winner of the best article which will be published in the “Where Do We Go From Here?” Youth Edition of UMOJA Magazine.
For further information about the House of Umoja, Inc., call (215) 473-5893, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the organization’s website at www.houseofumoja.net.
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EVENT: RAHK THE BLOCK commUNITY FESTIVAL & CONCERT
UMOJA IMPACT WEEK 2021
DATE: Saturday, September 4, 2021
TIME: 12PM - 7PM (see schedule)
PURPOSE: To Nourish the Season of “Growing Peace” during The House of Umoja’s 53rd Anniversary Community Gathering feat. Bury Your Beefs and Volunteerism Recognition
“The Family is the problem and the Family is the solution.” - Queen Mother Falaka Fattah
Saturday, September 4, 2021 the House of Umoja closes out its 53rd Anniversary and UMOJA IMPACT WEEK with a kinship community celebration featuring crafters, VR and drone demos, community concert, open mic, Bury Your Beefs Ceremony, and Recognition of Volunteerism at the House of Umoja. Everybody calls her, “Mom.” Queen Mother Falaka Fattah the matriarch of the Fattah clan and Carroll Park community welcomes extended family to celebrate unity in practice.
Craft, makers, and resource vendors such as AHARI - A Home Is A Right provide unique wares and giveaways. As always, there will be a ceremonious opening with the drums and acknowledgement of the ancestors in the Field of Dreams (Louise C. West Playground) followed by drone and VR play to the backdrop of conscious music mixes, and then featured artist HEZEKIAH performs live as he brings Family and Forgiveness to the forefront in his emcee pop-soul music set. After Hezekiah the family convenes in the Peace Garden for the Bury Your Beefs Ceremony where we record our beefs on biodegradable paper and bury them in flower beds. Then “Mom” feeds the family after acknowledging the great volunteer work of 20 souls.
The family returns to the Field of Dreams for open mic and spotlight live performances featuring Kali Rah, Rio, Hobbs, and more.
Artists performances funded by the Illuminate The Arts Grant. Live stream by Light-Thief Productions.
SCHEDULEFIELD OF DREAMS (1417-1431 N. Frazier Street - Host & DJ Anthony Bannister-Fattah)
2P OPENING CEREMONY drumming by Hakim Starkey
2P-4P Drone & VR Play • Vendor Visits • GiveAways
4P Live Performances by JAHKEYA and HEZEKIAH featuring hit single FORGIVENESS
PEACE GARDEN (5625 Master Street (Rear) - Queen Mother Falaka Fattah)
4:30P BURY YOUR BEEFS Ceremony in the Peace Garden
5P Recognition of Volunteers & Chow Time
FIELD OF DREAMS (1417-1431 N. Frazier Street)
5:30P-6:30P Rahk The Block Open Mic & Concert featuring Rios, Hobbs, Kali Rah, and more
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Queen Mother Falaka Fattah
Staff Photographer: Marckwell MC McClain - High resolution photos available upon request