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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

I've been sick as a dog today...but I'm alive! :o)

I dragged myself to my 6am retightening appointment by 6:30, and nodded through the whole process due to a 'Nyquil' hangover. I think Julia got tired of my head bobbing backwards every several minutes.

But when I got home, my guys had tied some "Happy Birthday!" balloons on the mailbox. They ran down the driveway to great me with big hugs and lots of 'air' smooches (I didn't want to give anyone my cold).

On the kitchen table there was a vase full of orangy-pink roses and a birthday cake and my presents - a year's supply of almonds and cashews!

After I read my cards, I crashed for a few hours. Grandma came by later in the day and they all sang to me before Mike left for work.

It was a nice day.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sankofa Spirit Fundraiser 2009

In April, we attended the Sankofa Spirit Fundraiser at the APEX Museum.

Ancient Kemetic Timeline at the APEX Museum in Honor of Dr. Asa Hilliard III

Sankofa Spirit's Passport 2 Adventure is an educational travel program designed for youth to discover the cultural connections between Africa and the African Diaspora.

After completion of the program students will then qualify to participate in the study tour the following summer. This past year the children studied the rich history of Africans in the country of Brazil. The children who completed the program this year, will be on their way to Brazil within the next few weeks!

Mike, my mom and Brian Kofi watching a film of life in Bahia, Brazil

Delicious Brazilian food was served.

Children and Women do Capoeira, too!

The entertainment highlights of the evening were the Capoeira demonstrations.

In the fall a new and returning students will study the history of Africans in Mexico. They will travel to Mexico in July 2010.

Passport 2 Adventure's five year travel plan includes: Ghana, West Africa (2008), Brazil (2009), Mexico (2010), Barbados (2011) and France (2012).

In 2004 Sankofa Spirit created its film series, Movies with a Mission to counter the myths and negative images of people of African descent so often promoted by Hollywood. Movies with a Mission are free monthly films from and about Africa and the African Diaspora that seek to inform and inspire dialogue.

I started volunteering with this series a few months ago and invite you to join us on the first Thursday of the month! Free movies from across the Diaspora are shown on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm at the APEX Museum.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

School is out!

School is out!

No more homework, projects, dioramas, fundraisers, lunch money, book reports, tardy slips...

[Happy dance]

I think I am happier about it than my children :o)

Happy Mommy! School is OUT!

My 'tweenager' is a fifth grade graduate! Seems like I was in labor with him just yesterday.

Fifth grade graduates

Middle school here I come!

He is 5 feet 1 inch tall. There is a moratorium on any additional growth for the next 5 years.

But his doctor told me that if he stays on trajectory, he will be about 6 feet 4 inches tall.

His brother won a citizenship award. He will be about 6 feet 4 inches as well. But the doctor says he will probably weigh more than his brother.

Baby brother Kofi: A good citizen

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy MX Day

Got a text from a friend in Mississippi today that read simply, "Malcolm lives."

Let's remember his legacy today, which would have been his 83rd birthday.
Listen to "The Ballot or the Bullet" here.

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