"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
BAF CELEBRATES Black Heritage Month!
AS WE HONOR OUR HEROES N SHEROES
from Today and Yesterday
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“If we as a people realized the greatness from which we came we would be less likely to disrespect ourselves.”
“I trust that you will so live today as to realize that you are masters of your own destiny, masters of your fate; if there is anything you want in this world, it is for you to strike out with confidence and faith in self and reach for it.”
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.”
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
“Take advantage of every opportunity; where there is none, make it for yourself.”
“I have no desire to take all black people back to Africa; there are blacks who are no good here and will likewise be no good there.”
“If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”
“Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men.”
“The Black skin is not a badge of shame, but rather a glorious symbol of national greatness.”
“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”
Born on August 17, 1887, in St. Ann’s Bay, Jamaica, Marcus Mosiah Garvey Jr aka “Black Moses” was one of the most influential leaders that the global Black community has ever had.
In 1920, Garvey established the Negro Factories Corporation and offered stock for African Americans to buy. He raised one million dollars for the project.
It generated income and provided jobs by its numerous enterprises, including a chain of grocery stores and restaurants, steam laundry, tailor shop, dressmaking shop, millinery store (clothing, fashion, hats, accessories, etc.), publishing house, and a doll factory.
The Nguza Saba
The 7 Principles of Kwanzaa
1. Umoja (Unity)
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
To build and maintain our community together and make our community’s problems our problems and to solve them together.
4. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
5. Nia (Purpose)
To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
6. Kuumba (Creativity)
To do always as much as we can to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
7. Imani (Faith)
To believe with all our hearts in our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.