dynamic, powerfully instructive, thought-provoking , masterfully crafted... Youth Edition of UMOJA Magazine published as part of 54th anniversary celebration
PRESS ADVISORY CRAFTED BY DIANE AISHA SEARS
The Youth Edition of UMOJA Magazine published and recently released by the House Of Umoja, Inc., is a strong indication that at 54, the party is just getting started for the international institution which has successful track record that spans five (5) decades in addressing and reducing violence and positively transforming the trajectory of the lives of over 3,000 adolescent males.
UMOJA Magazine’s Youth Edition seamlessly moves us from the past, to the present, and to the future. The journey begins with historical grounding courtesy of “Her Story: The Rebirth Of Women As Participants In Civilization,” penned by City of Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate, prolific author, educator, scholar, activist, Poetry Society 2001 Robert Frost Medalist, and recipient of the 2022 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writer Award PROFESSOR SONIA SANCHEZ. MS. CHANDLER FATTAH crafts an unflinchingly fiery narrative that predicts the birth of a movement that genuinely recognizes centuries of pain and trauma endured by Women of African descent in the United States through “Final Words.” We are moved to think about accessibility, inclusiveness, possibilities and hope by MS. JAELYN MACK in “How To Step Forward For The Next Generation.” Through “Medieval African,” MS. MIKAYLAH BANNISTER introduces us to Askia Muhammad I, also known as Muhammed Ture, the first ruler of the Askia Dynasty of the Songhai Empire. In “A Safer World For Kids,” MS. BRIELLE BARTLEY graphically explains how a daily diet of trauma and tumult impacts children and serves up a powerful recipe for creating a nurturing and tranquil world. Are Our Children in dire need of intentional care from the adults in their world? Is providing the young souls in our communities with “listening sessions” to talk about their experiences and offer solutions for moving their communities toward peace? MS. RAS STANFORD weighs in with an instructive essay, “Intergenerational Partnerships Are Critical To Curb Youth Violence.” For Women of African descent who wonder if embracing both Feminism and Pan Africanism creates a “conflict of interest” scenario for them, MS. FAJR DUDLEY’S thought-provoking treatise, “Pan-African Perspective Of The New Age Black Woman And Modern Day Feminism” will resolve their dilemma.
The masterfully crafted Youth Edition of UMOJA Magazine offers an extremely helpful “College Preparation Checklist for High School” for the families of college bound children. Award-winning journalist, internationally recognized humanitarian, and President of House Of Umoja, Inc., QUEEN MOTHER FALAKA FATTAH concludes our seamless movement from the past, to the present, and the future by moving us to remember the souls have directly and indirectly “touched us in ways that change us forever” in a tribute she has penned, “They Are Gone But Not Forgotten.”
To learn how you can obtain a copy of the Youth Edition of UMOJA Magazine, a keepsake journal, please visit the House Of Umoja, Inc.’s website at: www.houseofumoja.net/umojamagazine.
For further information about the House Of Umoja, Inc., call (215) 473-5893 or send an electronic mail communication to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be obtained about the internationally acclaimed institution y visiting its website at www.houseofumoja.net.
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