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Faraha Kuzeliwa

Thanks to all who wished me a Happy Birthday, Earthday, Solar Return on Nov. 19th, 2016 I'm humbled by your friendship and well wishes. I love the calls, the cards, the texts, the messages, and the videos.
I love the love. I receive it and take it in.
I'm inspired to celebrate all year long, then start again. In fact, every day is a celebration, for every day I do what I love to do - work to lift my family, my people, and the world - in that order. Your acknowledgment that I have touched you in some way gives me fuel to redouble my efforts and my creativity. Medase.
Special shout out to my son - Rising Sundjata - for that dedication that spawned the dancing, and to Nia Sadé Walker for the video capturing me and Afiya dancing that has gone viral.
Medase to all who were at the Kilombo 11th Annual Dinner Celebration who circled around us and cheered these 62-year-old joints into motion.
Medase to my immediate family - my granddaughter and grandsons who sang Faraha Kuzeliwa all th…

The Music Has Stopped!

Ok, so now you know. Get over the shock. You live in a racist, classist, sexist nation. Fact is, you've always lived in a racist, classist, sexist nation, state, city, and increasing - in a pro-racist "state of mind." For now, the "illusion-delusion" dance is over. An Illusion = a FAKE IMAGE. A delusion = A DENIAL OF REALITY. Together, they can dance forever. Problem is that white people from Wall Street to Pennsylvania Ave to the Trailer Park are no longer casting the "post-racial" illusion. The music has stopped, so our matching delusion just doesn't match anymore. Please get over the reality shock to our delusions. Please don't fashion another, stronger delusional bubble in spite of them shouting the reality in our face, or more accurately shooting the reality in our backs. Our ancestors most responsible for our real progress didn't need to DENY the reality of white racism and the daily oppression of Afrikan people. Still, they organiz…

Afiya Madzimoyo wins Black Power Awards 2016 for AYA