Funmilola Fagbamila

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Funmilola Fagbamila is an amazing woman. She can do it all. Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. While her artistry is multifaceted, including spoken word and hip hop, her current project, entitled The Intersection, is a stage play on the complexities of black identity and what she has coined the “black liberation ego”.
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Having recently completed her graduate program at UCLA in Black Studies, Funmilola now serves as a professor of Pan African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement she has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013.
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In 2015, Funmilola was honored by the United States Congress and the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance for her commendable activist scholarship, service and struggle. She frequently sits on community panels regarding police brutality, criminal justice and overall wellness in black communities; most recently presenting at a conference held by the UCLA School of Law. Her resume is pretty impressive.

Graduate Research Assistant Bunche Center, UCLA
Oct 2014 – Sept 2016
•    Assisted with quantitative and qualitative analysis of 2013-2014 Hollywood Diversity Report by Darnell Hunt, PhD and Ana Christina Ramon, PhD
•    Research examined relationship between racial and gender diversity and the bottom line in Hollywood entertainment industry •    Conducted literature reviews
•    Collected and analyzed data
•    Prepared material for submission to grant agencies
•    Summarized project results

Graduate Research Assistant                                                        Fall 2015 African American Studies Department, UCLA
•    Assisted with quantitative and qualitative analysis of research project on policing and federal prison systems by Bryonn Bain, PhD
•    Searched online for compelling images and articles related to topic •    Composed presentations on subject matter and overall project
•    Collected and analyzed data
•    Summarized project results

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sociology Department, CSULA                                                      Spring 2012
•    Worked with a faculty member to create a study on contemporary public higher education in the United States and the emerging student and faculty movements seeking educational justice and transformation •    Created models for intervening in educational inequalities by building community awareness, organizing discussion forums, and initiating actions

Undergraduate Research Assistant                                             Fall 2011 Pan African Studies Department, CSULA
•    Worked with a faculty member on a grant aimed at obtaining funds for a study abroad program for CSULA Pan African Studies students
•    Conducted research on the effects of West African revolutionary hip hop on community consciousness
•    Grant was successfully funded and implemented in Fall 2012

Nahla Ward

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This gorgeous  sun-kissed beauty woman is Nahla Ward. She also goes by the name Nahla Bee.  Nahla is beautiful woman with natural beauty from head to toe. She’s a very talented rapper and singer. Nahla Victoria Ward also know as Nahla Bee was born and raised inDanbury, Connecticut. Nahla Bee is a singer, lyricist and song – writer.
Nahla Bee’s impactful music has reached nations. She has been
recognized by the Huffington Post, HypeFresh Magazine,BuzzFeed
and many more for her musical talent and her memorable image. Nahla
Bee is a recent graduate from Temple University that studied Criminal
Justice and Spanish. Her most recent international engagement was to
Heredia, Costa Rica where she received her certification in Latin America studies, while leaving her musical influence through a live
performance in Spanish. Nahla is well – known for her lyrical content, image, and her musical gifts through her viral social media videos. She has shared stages with
artist such as Wale, Nick Cannon and many more. She has been a
headline performer for the Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative:
College Signing Day, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to uplift
and encourage high school students to pursue higher education. She
is most noted for her guest appearance on The Real Talk Show that aired nationwide on Fox News for her viral So Gone Challenge that was millennials to love themselves first
and understand we are all created in God’s image.

Here’s some nice videos(above) by Nahla I thought you would enjoy.  She has a beautiful voice!

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Betty Kanu

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This stunning woman is Betty Kanu.  Kanu is a gorgeous upcoming model. She lives in New York but is originally from Sierra Leone.  You can check this lovely African beauty out on her Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/leonegoddess/?hl=en

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10 Signs to look for in Black Consciousness

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Over the years I’ve seen black people who were full of self hatred make a big change.  Some gain black consciousness through books or films.  But one thing  I’ve noticed is that black people who really change their consciousness is that their lifestyle changes as well.  As well as their opinions and world view.  Here’s a short list of some of the things I went through during the elevation of my own consciousness.  And things I’ve seen in others.  Feel free to list any things that come to your mind in the comment section.

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1.Many begin to have a stronger cultural pride. They may even change the way they dress or learn an African dialect.   They start to talk about black power and black unity a lot more.

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2. Many times their eating habits will change.  As they gather more information on a holistic health they will stop eating at fast food restaurants and eat more fruits and vegetables. They eat organic food over GMO poison.

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3.They will start to develop a thirst for knowledge.  They will want to learn as much as possible about black history,black heroes and all the great African civilizations.  Knowledge of self becomes very important.

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4.  After learning their true history they may become upset from the lies they were told by the “public fool system”.  They realize(real eyes) they have been manipulated. After doing extensive research they have become “awaken” and can see through the lies and propaganda from the racist media and Hollywood.

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5.  After much studying they learn to appreciate the beauty and power of their melanin.  They realized they are blessed to have sun-kissed skin and black genetics run through their veins.

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6.They no longer hate their natural African textured hair.  They now know their hair acts as an antenna.  They know they have 9 Ether cosmic hair while other races have fur.

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7.  Interracial marriage(swirling) begins to look strange to their eyes.  After realizing black power and unity are crucial….interracial couples look foreign to them.  They see that many of their people suffer from mentacide and don’t realize they are destroying themselves by mating with other races.

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8.  As their consciousness grows so does their maturity level.  They stop acting like little boys and girls and act like responsible men and women.  They desire to have meaningful loving connections with black people. No more one night stands and casual flings. Whores(male or female) are not truly conscious beings.

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9.  They begin to study herbal medicine.  They realize that hospitals aren’t in the business of curing people.  They now know that herbal immunity is better than deadly vaccines. And that hospitals are disease management.

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10.  They know that Black Love,black unity and self respect is of utmost importance. They also realize that black people are the true standard of beauty and we are the original people of the planet.  And the black man and woman need each other in this physical,spiritual and psychological war!

My Nubian Queen

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Her hair is like that of the darkest night,
Her eyes are of deep ebony brown,
Yet her smile is like non-other I’ve seen thus far,
She is my Nubian Queen!
The lips she posses are of rose petals,
Her touch is of heaven descent,
Her beauty is rare as is natural,
A black woman, also my queen.
Though no one is truly perfect,
In my eyes she can do no wrong,
My Nubian Queen everlasting…
For me there can be only her.
To comfort me in my time of morn,
To help lift me if I should fall,
To believe there’s hope when all else fails,
She’s merely being herself…also my Nubian Queen.
A strong black woman she is indeed,
Also passionate with understanding as well,
This woman would never leave my side,
For love is never a question within my mind,
My Lady, my Queen for all times…

Poem written by Antonio Mitchell

Boxing Match:Mayweather vs McGregor(Black Power vs White Power)

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I’m not sure how many of you follow boxing.  But there’s a big boxing match coming up.  The date is set for August 26,2017 in Las Vgeas. I think it could break pay-per view records. The boxing champ is Floyd Mayweather.  Mayweather has held the welterweight,light welterweight and light middleweight title. His challenger is MMA fighter Conor McGregor.  A boxer fighting a mixed martial artist is a bit unconventional.   McGregor has never even had an amateur boxing match.  Mayweather shouldn’t even be fighting this clown.  So I understand why some die hard boxing fans are against this.  They feel it’s disrespectful to the sport of boxing.  But this is clearly for the money.  Both fighters are looking to cash in. But boxing is about big fighters with big names.  And the truth is Mayweather has beaten all top contenders. Mayweather is a big loud mouth.  He’s great at trash talking and it really pisses off a lot of boxing fans.  This is a pattern that has gone on for many years.  Back in the sixties and seventies you had Muhammad Ali.  Ali didn’t want to go to Vietnam for religious reasons.  But many whites saw that has disrespectful and looked at Ali has a traitor to his country.  Many whites wanted to see Ali lose his heavyweight title.  Mayweather is much different than Ali.  Mayweather doesn’t really speak up for black people and is apolitical for the most part.  He is very flashy with his money and it turns off a lot of people. And he is currently have trouble with the IRS.  I know many black people that don’t like him.  But most I know will be rooting for him against McGregor.  Conor McGregor talks a lot of trash too.  But of course it’s a double standard when it’s a white man. Some say Conor is a racist.  Not a big surprise there right?

The bottom line is white people are always looking for their “great white hope”.  And they are really excited about tis fight.  As a matter of fact,most non-blacks always root against the black man.  Most Mexicans,Asians  and whites are going for McGregor.  I know Mexican coworkers that hate Mayweather with a passion. Most of them can’t stand to see a black man at the top of any sport.  They know they can’t compete with black men in basketball or football. That’s why so many Mexicans like soccer. They like sports where they can see themselves.  Nothing wrong with that.  But boxing is about one on one power.  And when a black man dominates in an individual sport they don’t like it.  And make no mistake this fight represents Black power vs White power.  That’s why boxing matches that are interracial create the most buzz.  Mayweather is American right?  McGregor is from Dublin,Ireland.  So where are the white Americans rooting for fellow American Mayweather?? I don’t see very many.  That’s because race trumps nationality.  It’s the same reason most whites root against Serena Williams even when she faces foreign tennis players.  Her black skin makes her an “other”.  Whites see her has different.  It’s the same with Mayweather.  Most whites want to see his 48-0 record broken.  Who better to blemish his record than a white man.  They are hoping for the “luck of the Irish”.

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Am I a huge Mayweather fan?  Not really.  He’s not pro-black or a Pan African.  As a matter of fact,he was asked a few years ago about helping out African.  He replied “What has Africa done for me?”  So he’s obviously not a very conscious black man.  He’s a loud mouth to likes to show off his expensive cars and planes.  But he has the right to spend his money any way he likes.  I’m not mad at him for his success.  I just wish he was a more positive role model.  I think he could do a better job at inspiring black youth who dream of big success.  Having said that, I still would like him to beat Conor in their bout.  I’m lookin at the bigger picture.  I think it’s important from a historical boxing perspective.  Many whites don’t want him to break the boxing record held by heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano.  Marciano was the heavyweight champion from 1952-1956.  He is a big hero in many Italian neighborhoods. His record was 49-0.  He never loss one fight.   But he only defended his title six times.  That’s not very much in my opinion. Other champs have defended it many more times. Not only that but  he beat a lot of weak fighters and their is speculation that many boxers threw those fights.  Boxing was(and still is) controlled by the mafia from what I understand.  And I think these Jewish promoters and Italian mobsters don’t want Marciano’s record broken.  And definitely not broken by a black fighter.  Mayweather has already tied Marciano at 49-0.  That’s why if he beats Conor his record will be 50-0.  But there’s a catch! If Mayweather beats him this win will have an asterick(*) next to it.  Conor is not a “real” professional boxer.  So whites people will be able to say Mayweather’s last fight was not against a real boxer so it doesn’t really count.  In their minds he’ll still be tied with Marciano.  And the record by their “great white hope” will still stand.  They sure are slick aren’t they?  White people never miss a chance to put one past you.  But regardless I still hope Floyd beats his ass!  Just on principle alone.