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Swahili Class Every Saturday @ Pan-African Connection Bookstore
Dec
24
12:00 PM12:00

Swahili Class Every Saturday @ Pan-African Connection Bookstore

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Learn Swahili!
Every Saturday at 12 noon at Pan-African Connection Bookstore.
Swahili Group Class; Join us in reconnecting to our homeland, Mother Africa. Let's learn to speak Swahili. Speakers of Swahili Please attend your help will make this a true Pan-African experience. $5 donation

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The Journey Dance Center's Saturday Dance Class @ Pan-African Connection Bookstore (10 AM - 1 PM)
Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

The Journey Dance Center's Saturday Dance Class @ Pan-African Connection Bookstore (10 AM - 1 PM)

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The Journey Dance Center's

Saturday Dance Class

10 a.m. –  Ages 3-6

11 a.m. – Ages 7 to 12

The Journey Dance Center is the newest dance studio in Dallas, TX. Teaching the best dance curriculum in a rich and encouraging environment, students will develop a strong passion for dance along with great technique, confidence, and poise. JDC offers Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and Lyrical class for students ages 3  to 12 years old.

All new students will receive 50% off!! Classes will be held every Saturday for only $10 per class. Come and join all the fun!!

For more information and registration email us today at journeydancecenter@gmail.com,
visit us online at www.thejourneydancecenter.com

Call 469.248.5532. 

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Mokah Soulfly and more Monday January 25th at Absinthe Lounge Dallas, TX
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

Mokah Soulfly and more Monday January 25th at Absinthe Lounge Dallas, TX

Mokah Soulfly and more Monday January 25th at Absinthe Lounge Dallas, TX. Doors open at 9pm Showtime at 10pm Weekly Registration and Tickets online at www.ripthemiclive.com ‪#‎RipTheMic‬ ‪#‎RipTheMicLive‬‪#‎MokahSoulfly‬ ‪#‎TheHottestShowInTheCity‬

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Kuumba Creativity -  Zawadi (Gift Making) Making workshop
Dec
31
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Kuumba Creativity - Zawadi (Gift Making) Making workshop

2 p.m. – Thursday December 31 Kuumba Creativity -  Zawadi (Gift Making) Making workshop. Make the gifts, rather than buying them. Handmade gifts are consistent with the principles of Kwanzaa. Then wrap the gifts in African prints or papers, or in the traditional colors of Kwanzaa - red, green and black.  Free and open to the public, call214-943-8262 for more information.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Nia, Purpose -  An interactive evening Celebrating Kwanzaa, African Culture, Storytelling, Folktales Songs and Dance with Oba William King
Dec
30
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Nia, Purpose - An interactive evening Celebrating Kwanzaa, African Culture, Storytelling, Folktales Songs and Dance with Oba William King

7 p.m. - Wednesday December 30 Nia, Purpose -  An interactive evening Celebrating Kwanzaa, African Culture, Storytelling, Folktales Songs and Dance with Award Winning Poetic Storyteller Oba William King, from Chicago, Illinois.  Oba William King is recognized as one of the most exciting Storytellers of his peer group. Since his debut with the National Association of Black Storytellers at the San Diego conference in 2006, Oba has ignited audiences with his ability to capture their attention and gently release them into the playful realm of rhythm and rhyme. He masterfully combines professional theatrical training with a distinct poetic style. Oba is an entertaining educator sharing the traditional art form, as if it were a sacred gift. Free and open to the public.   For more information contact 214-943-8262.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Nia, Purpose -  Special tribute to Amy Jacques Garvey and Amy Ashwood Garvey
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Nia, Purpose - Special tribute to Amy Jacques Garvey and Amy Ashwood Garvey

2 p.m. Wednesday December 30 Nia, Purpose -  Special tribute to Amy Jacques Garvey and Amy Ashwood Garvey, two Pan-African women who were organizers in the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). They were the 1st and 2nd wives of "Back to Africa" movement leader, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Young folks will discuss the role of youth and students in liberation movements and issues facing the African community and humanity. 

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 atThe Pan African Connection: Ujamaa-Business Networking Session & Cooperative Economics
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 atThe Pan African Connection: Ujamaa-Business Networking Session & Cooperative Economics

6p.m.- 7 p.m. - Tuesday December 29 Ujamaa-Business Networking Session. Inviting all Small Businesses, non-profits and those who want to start businesses to come together to see how we can collectively build and sustain businesses in our community.  Special Tribute to Ancestor Bandele Tyehimbaowner of Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center.  Sponsored by Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center.  Free and open to the public, call 214-943-8262 for more information.

7p. pm Tuesday December 29 Ujamaa -  Cooperative Economics - Candle Lightng Ceremony. The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA) will discuss why we need to organize for reparations.  The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America is a mass-based coalition organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.  For more information contact 214-670-6445.  

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics -  Childrens Adinkra Cloth Making workshop.
Dec
29
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics - Childrens Adinkra Cloth Making workshop.

Tuesday December 29, 2 p.m- Ujamaa – Cooperative Economics -  Childrens Adinkra Cloth Making workshop.   Childrens Adinkra symbol (cloth) making workshop.  Adinkra (ah-DEEN-krah) cloth is a hand-printed fabric made in Ghana. Developed by the Ashanti people, Adinkra cloths were traditionally made for royalty to wear at religious ceremonies. Through the years, people have also decorated the cloths to tell a story or to express their thoughts or feelings. Free and open to public, call 214-943-8262 for more.  

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Ujima –Collective Work and Responsibility - Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Ceremony and Community Forum
Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Ujima –Collective Work and Responsibility - Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Ceremony and Community Forum

7 p.m.  -  Monday December 28,   - Ujima –Collective Work and Responsibility - Kwanzaa Candle Lighting Ceremony, Community Forum with Grass Roots Organizations, political Organizations, Churches, Youth Groups and elected Officals. Special guests Dr. Robert Edison and Commissioner John Wiley Price.   Sponsored by the Million Man March Dallas Local Organizing Committee (DLOC).  Free and open to public, for more information call 214-943-8262

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Ujima  Collective Work and Responsibility -  A tribute to Paul Robeson
Dec
28
3:00 PM15:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Ujima Collective Work and Responsibility - A tribute to Paul Robeson

3:00pm Monday December 28, - Ujima  Collective Work and Responsibility -  A tribute to Paul Robeson by Kwanzaa Youth Warriors. Also, the film “The Tallest Tree in our Forest” will be screened.  Paul Robeson was the epitome of the 20th-century Renaissance man. He was an exceptional athlete, actor, singer, cultural scholar, author, and political activist. His talents made him a revered man of his time, yet his radical political beliefs all but erased him from popular history. Today, more than one hundred years after his birth, Robeson is just beginning to receive the credit he is due.  Call 214-943-8262 for more information.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Kujichagulia - Self Determination  -  "Healthy Families, Healthy Communities"
Dec
27
3:00 PM15:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Kujichagulia - Self Determination - "Healthy Families, Healthy Communities"

3p.m.  Sun December27 Kujichagulia - Self Determination  -  "Healthy Families, Healthy Communities". Candle Lighting ceremony, Healthy food tasteing sponsored by Unified Hands Food Co-op, and Childrens and Parents Fun Fitness workout with Aaron Johnson Fitness Club, a non-profit organization developing the minds of students ages 4 - 91. #GetFitStayFit.  After working out wind down with a African Rhythm and Percussion Class with Professor D.  

Free and open to the public, call 214-943-8262 for more information.

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Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Candle lighting ceremony, Performances by  Kwanzaa Youth Warriors, and  Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble
Dec
26
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating Kwanzaa 2015 at The Pan African Connection: Candle lighting ceremony, Performances by Kwanzaa Youth Warriors, and Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble

Candle lighting ceremony, Performances by  Kwanzaa Youth Warriors, and  Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble and Collective Discussion on Celebrating the examples of African Unity in our Community, throughout the African Diaspora and the world.  Free and open to the public, call 214-943-8262 for more information.

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Celebrating Kwanzaaat Pan-African Connection: Candle lighting Ceremony and Video Lecture and Discussion on Pan-Africianism
Dec
26
3:00 PM15:00

Celebrating Kwanzaaat Pan-African Connection: Candle lighting Ceremony and Video Lecture and Discussion on Pan-Africianism

Candle lighting Ceremony and Video Lecture and Discussion on Pan-Africianism by Kwame Ture (Stokley Carmichael).  Pan-Africanism is the Unification of African People throughout the world. Free and open to the public, call 214-943-8262 for more information.

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First Annual Juneteenth Collard Green Cultural Festival
Jun
20
11:00 AM11:00

First Annual Juneteenth Collard Green Cultural Festival

Saturday June 20, 2015 11am - 7 p.m. 

 

 First Annual Juneteenth Collard Green Cultural Festival

 Juneteenth Authors Showcase Featuring Marcus Chapman from 97.9 The Beat, release "The Coolest Music Book Ever Made aka The MC 500 Vol. 1", Celebrating 40 Years of Sounds, Life, and Culture Through an All-Star Team of Songs".  and more inspiring authors

Health and Wellness Speakers, Collard Green Seed Man, Professor Freedom, Mandinka 13 African Dancers, Historian Donald Payton, Bandan Koro African Dancers, Larome Armstorng Tap Dancing, Len Barnett’s Percussion Group,  Swing Out Dancing, Electric Slide Unity Dance, Soul Train Line Unty Dance,  Childrens Face Painting and Excerise activities, Arts and Crafts, Food for the Soul, collard green and special event give aways, and more

Family Entertainment, Education and Fun !

Celebrating Cultural Traditions and Historical Contributions of People of African Decent; while promoting Family Unity and Healthy Eating

Still Time to enter the Meanest Green Cook-Off , you can prepare cooked or Raw Spinach, Kale, Collards, Mustards any type of greens you like,

(Don't leave out the the corn bread ( Jiffy is ok too), hot water corn bread, ho cakes or tea cakes)

 Also needed Volunteers, space still available for Local Farmers, Community Garden Activitist', Vendors, Positive Musical Artist, Dancers,  

 Almost Forgot the , if you can make  Spinach, Kale, or Collard Green Ice Cream Please Call ASAP! 

Call 972-897-3736 or 214-943-8262

 

 

 

 

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Grass Root Salute Video Show on Deep Ellum On Air!
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Grass Root Salute Video Show on Deep Ellum On Air!

      Grass Root Salute Radio Show

      Grass Root Salute Radio Show

 

#TuneOut4What Monday 02/02 - 8:00p http://deepellumonair.com/ We MUST shine bright lights on our youth who are leading the way and providing excellent examples of how to be talented artists who have something to say outside of the norm! #Get2Know#BlackSwan ATG X Vohnbeatz will be in the building discussing their upcoming EP!! PLUS - We will have a special teen spoken word artist Joshua Rambeau, doing a live piece for us!! You know we have our family Rachael Yvonne Davis bringing you everything you need to know about all things #DFWEvents and #GuerillaMainframetalking #PoliceBrutality #Education and Building our Communities!! #DontSleep

ATTN BIZ OWNERS!! We are running an ad and sponsor special!! Contact Keisha Hunter for details! 682-999-8340 Serious Inquiries Only!!

 

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 AFRO RHYTHM & BEAT "The African Electronic Soul Jam"
Jan
29
to Jan 30

AFRO RHYTHM & BEAT "The African Electronic Soul Jam"

1/29/15 @ Sandaga 813

9:00PM - 1:30 AM

813 Exposition Ave, Dallas, Texas 75226

AFRO RHYTHM & BEAT "The African Electronic Soul Jam"

Are you a Dance or Music Enthusiasts? Do you like African New Wave Music or are you curious to know more about it? 

Party Selectors Dj Phyfe & Night Nurse bring you the all new Afro Rhythm & Beat events, where you can socialize & dance with other music enthusiasts who are friendly & down for that international sound. 

Dallas city's nightlife is vibrant and diverse, but African music is surprisingly lacking. African Electronic Soul Jam parties bring world-class African music to trendy night spot Sandaga Eightthirteen

At Afro Rhythm & Beat, you will hear live DJs' seamless mix of upbeat tunes in Africa's popular genres, including Afrobeat, Afro-Tech, Afro-Soul, Afro-Bass, Kizomba, Zouk, Soukous, Hiplife, Coupé-Décalé, Naija, Azonto, Bongo, Makossa, Kwaito, Azonto, Kolazouk, Mapouka & many more! You won't hear these rhythmic blends of great jams ANYWHERE ELSE in the city!

Domestic x Imported x Beer x Cocktail Specials

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"Creating Our Future" (Kuumba - Creativity)
Dec
31
1:00 PM13:00

"Creating Our Future" (Kuumba - Creativity)

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The Pan-African Connection Bookstore

Art Gallery and  Resource  Center

828 Fourth Ave., Dallas Texas,

(Across From Fair Park Music Hall)

214-943-8262/panafric@airmail.net

1 p.m. – Wednesday December 31 Kuumba  Creativity -  "Creating Our Future" -  Our youth will share their musical, literary and dance talents. Organizers/sponsors South Dallas Cultural Center, African American Muesum and Pan African Connection.  Free and open to the public, call 214-943-8262 for more information.

Directions to Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center

From Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and other locations southwest of Dallas:

  TakeI-35 North to Dallas. Exit I-30 East, and then take Exit 47 (the first exit to your right, Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick Right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226). 

From North Dallas, Richardson, Plano andother locations north of Dallas:  

Go south on US 75, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, as you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St. then come to Fourth Ln, and make left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave.Dallas Texas 75226)

 From East Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and other locations east of Dallas:

 Go west on I-30, take Exit 47C (First Avenue/Fair Park), turn right on Exposition make right on Ash Ln., (If you reach Parry you’ve gone too far).  Stay on Ash and until you get to Fourth  Ave.  Make Left on Fourth Ave.  The Pan-African Connection will be on the left.  (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

From West Dallas, Arlington, Irving, Fort Worth and other locations west of Dallas:

Go east on I-30, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park the first exit to your right ).   As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln. You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

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"OUR YOUTH BELONG TO THE REVOLUTION". Spoken word, singing, dramatizations and African Drumming and Dancing.
Dec
30
7:00 PM19:00

"OUR YOUTH BELONG TO THE REVOLUTION". Spoken word, singing, dramatizations and African Drumming and Dancing.

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The Pan-African Connection Bookstore

Art Gallery and  Resource  Center

828 Fourth Ave., Dallas Texas,

(Across From Fair Park Music Hall)

214-943-8262/panafric@airmail.net

7 p.m. Tuesday December 30 Nia, Purpose -  "OUR YOUTH BELONG TO THE REVOLUTION". Spoken word, singing, dramatizations and African Drumming and Dancing. If you or your organization would like to perform or speak  contact 214-943-8262.

Youth organizers and young activist, speak on Revolution, Culture and Pan-Africanism  - Special tribute to Amy Jacques Garvey and Amy Ashwood Garvey, two Pan-African women who were organizers in the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). They were the 1st and 2nd wives of "Back to Africa" movement leader, Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Young folks will discuss the role of youth and students in liberation movements and issues facing the African community and humanity. 

 

Directions to Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center

From Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and other locations southwest of Dallas

  TakeI-35 North to Dallas. Exit I-30 East, and then take Exit 47 (the first exit to your right, Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick Right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226). 

From North Dallas, Richardson, Plano andother locations north of Dallas:  

Go south on US 75, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, as you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St. then come to Fourth Ln, and make left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave.Dallas Texas 75226)

 From East Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and other locations east of Dallas:

 Go west on I-30, take Exit 47C (First Avenue/Fair Park), turn right on Exposition make right on Ash Ln., (If you reach Parry you’ve gone too far).  Stay on Ash and until you get to Fourth  Ave.  Make Left on Fourth Ave.  The Pan-African Connection will be on the left.  (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

From West Dallas, Arlington, Irving, Fort Worth and other locations west of Dallas:

Go east on I-30, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park the first exit to your right ).   As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln. You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

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Ujaama -  Cooperative Economics- All businesses are invited to networking recepton
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Ujaama - Cooperative Economics- All businesses are invited to networking recepton

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The Pan-African Connection Bookstore

Art Gallery and  Resource  Center

828 Fourth Ave., Dallas Texas,

(Across From Fair Park Music Hall)

214-943-8262/panafric@airmail.net

 

6 p. pm Monday December 29 Ujaama -  Cooperative Economics- All businessare invited to networking recepton.  Candle Lighting ceremony and all small non-profit and for-profit businesses will come together to see how we can collectively build and sustain businesses in our community.  Special Tribute to Ancestor Bandele Tyehimba  owner of Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center.  Sponsored by Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center.  Free and open to the public, call214-943-8262 for more information.

 

Directions to Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center

From Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and other locations southwest of Dallas

  TakeI-35 North to Dallas. Exit I-30 East, and then take Exit 47 (the first exit to your right, Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick Right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226). 

From North Dallas, Richardson, Plano andother locations north of Dallas:  

Go south on US 75, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, as you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St. then come to Fourth Ln, and make left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave.Dallas Texas 75226)

 From East Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and other locations east of Dallas:

 Go west on I-30, take Exit 47C (First Avenue/Fair Park), turn right on Exposition make right on Ash Ln., (If you reach Parry you’ve gone too far).  Stay on Ash and until you get to Fourth  Ave.  Make Left on Fourth Ave.  The Pan-African Connection will be on the left.  (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

From West Dallas, Arlington, Irving, Fort Worth and other locations west of Dallas:

Go east on I-30, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park the first exit to your right ).   As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln. You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

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Childrens Adinkra Fun  (Ujamaa –Cooperative Economics)
Dec
29
1:00 PM13:00

Childrens Adinkra Fun (Ujamaa –Cooperative Economics)

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Monday December 29, 1 p.m  - Ujamaa –Cooperative Economics -  Childrens Adinkra Fun 

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The Pan-African Connection Bookstore

Art Gallery and  Resource  Center

828 Fourth Ave., Dallas, Texas

(Across From Fair Park Music Hall)

214-943-8262/panafric@airmail.net

 

 Childrens Adinkra symbol cloth making workshop.  Adinkra (ah-DEEN-krah) cloth is a hand-printed fabric made in Ghana. Developed by the Ashanti people, Adinkra cloths were traditionally made for royalty to wear at religious ceremonies. Through the years, people have also decorated the cloths to tell a story or to express their thoughts or feelings. Free and open to public, call 214-943-8262for more

 

Directions to Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center

From Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and other locations southwest of Dallas:

  TakeI-35 North to Dallas. Exit I-30 East, and then take Exit 47 (the first exit to your right, Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick Right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226). 

From North Dallas, Richardson, Plano andother locations north of Dallas:  

Go south on US 75, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, as you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St. then come to Fourth Ln, and make left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave.Dallas Texas 75226)

 From East Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and other locations east of Dallas:

 Go west on I-30, take Exit 47C (First Avenue/Fair Park), turn right on Exposition make right on Ash Ln., (If you reach Parry you’ve gone too far).  Stay on Ash and until you get to Fourth  Ave.  Make Left on Fourth Ave.  The Pan-African Connection will be on the left.  (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

From West Dallas, Arlington, Irving, Fort Worth and other locations west of Dallas:

Go east on I-30, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park the first exit to your right ).   As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln. You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

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The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA)
Dec
29
7:30 AM07:30

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA)

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The Pan-African Connection Bookstore

Art Gallery and  Resource  Center

828 Fourth Ave., Dallas Texas,

(Across From Fair Park Music Hall)

214-943-8262/panafric@airmail.net

7:30 p.m Monday December 29 Ujaama–  The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA) will discuss why we need to organize for reparations.  The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America is a mass-based coalition organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.  For more information contact 214-670-6445.

 

Directions to Pan-African Connection Bookstore and Resource Center

From Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and other locations southwest of Dallas:

  TakeI-35 North to Dallas. Exit I-30 East, and then take Exit 47 (the first exit to your right, Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick Right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226). 

From North Dallas, Richardson, Plano andother locations north of Dallas:  

Go south on US 75, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park).  As you come down the exit ramp, as you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln.  You will cross Third St. then come to Fourth Ln, and make left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave.Dallas Texas 75226)

 From East Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and other locations east of Dallas:

 Go west on I-30, take Exit 47C (First Avenue/Fair Park), turn right on Exposition make right on Ash Ln., (If you reach Parry you’ve gone too far).  Stay on Ash and until you get to Fourth  Ave.  Make Left on Fourth Ave.  The Pan-African Connection will be on the left.  (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

From West Dallas, Arlington, Irving, Fort Worth and other locations west of Dallas:

Go east on I-30, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park the first exit to your right ).   As you come down the exit ramp, make a quick right on Ash Ln. You will cross Third St., then come to Fourth Ave and make Left.  The Pan-African Connection will be to the left. (828 Fourth Ave. Dallas Texas 75226)

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26th Annual Marcus Mosiah Garvey Tribute
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

26th Annual Marcus Mosiah Garvey Tribute

Visionary, Pan-Africanist, Back to Africa Leader and a Symbol of Black Pride and Self Determination'

26th Annual Marcus Mosiah Garvey Tribute

Theme : Freedom or Servitude, Revolution or Reform;Black Power or Class Struggle;  Forward to Repatriation! Forward to the Working Class! & Forward to a United States of Socialist Africa

August 17, 1887-June 10, 1940

August 17, 1887-June 10, 1940

Pan-African Connection Bookstore,

Art Gallery and Resource Center
 828 fourth Ave Dallas, TX 75226

214-943-8262/panafric@airmail.net

www.panafricanconnection.com

Special Tribute to Garvey Historian Dr. Tony Martin who passed January 17, 2013

Guest Speaker Dr. Latrese Adkins, Historian and Student of Dr. Tony Martin

*Short film on Marcus Garvey

*Presentation on Women in Garvey Movement

*Children’s Presentation

*Cultural Entertainment

*U.S. Political Prisioner Presentation

*Collective Discussion on Pan-Africanism and a United States of Africa

(Free and open to the Public)

 

Information on Marcus Mosiah Garvey

 August 17, is the birthday of Marcus Garvey, one of the most important anti-imperialist leaders of the last 150 years. No African has been more successful in organizing  African people towards the liberation and unification of Africa and Africans, than Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvementand African Communities League (UNIA/ACL).

 Garvey was born in Jamaica and immigrated to Harlem in 1916 at the age of 28. In his homeland he had been an admirer of Booker T. Washington's philosophy of self-improvement for people of African descent and had formed the Jamaica Improvement Association. When he arrived in America his ideas expanded and he became a Black Nationalist. For him, Africa was the ancestral home and spiritual base for all people of African descent. His political goal was to take Africa back from European domination and build a free and United Black Africa. He advocated the Back-to-Africa Movement and organized a shipping company called the Black Star Line which was part of his program to conduct international trade between black Africans and the rest of the world in order to "uplift the race" and eventually return to Africa.

Garvey studied all of the literature he could find on African history and culture and decided to launch the Universal Negro Improvement Association with the goal of unifying "all the Negro peoples of the world into one great body and to establish a country and government absolutely on their own". The motto of theU.N.I.A. was "One God! One Aim! One Destiny." The Negro World was the U.N.I.A. weekly newspaper founded in 1918. It was published in French and Spanish as well as English. In it African history and heroes were glorified.

The ranks of the U.N.I.A. were comprised of African "nobility" - knights of the Nile, dukes of the Niger and Uganda; knights of Ethiopia, duchesses, etc. Garvey himself was the "Provisional President of Africa" and he and the members of his empire paraded in elaborate military uniforms. Harlem loved parades and street ceremonies, and the U.N.I.A. gave the grandest. During their annual conventions, thousands of delgates from all over the United States, the Caribbean, Central America and Africa marched up and down the streets of Harlem with their banners, uniforms and colorfully decorated cars. Garvey travelled throughout the United States speaking and meeting with African-American leaders. In the post World War I economic crisis and with racial discrimination,lynching and poor housing, the masses of Black people were ready for a leader who was aggressive and had a plan to "uplift the race". The U.N.I.A. grew quickly. By 1919 there were over 30 branches throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America and Africa. Garvey claimed over a milllion people had joined his organization in 3 years. 

Garvey built the largest mass movement of people of African descent in this country's history. It began to fail after he was convicted of mail fraud and was deported from the U.S. The Black Star Line failed because of purported mismanagement and lack of sufficient funds. However, the U.N.I.A. still survives today andGarvey left a legacy of racial pride and identification with a glorious African heritage for African born in America.

 "If you haven't confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. “—Marcus Garvey

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Transforming Workshop: Learning, Growing, and Balancing Your Spiritual Eco-System
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Transforming Workshop: Learning, Growing, and Balancing Your Spiritual Eco-System

Actualization with the Cosmic Forces of West Africa Tour 2014”

Learning, Growing, and Balancing Your Spiritual Eco-System Hosted by  Master Teacher, Author, and founder of the  Sadulu House Spiritual Center, Hru  Yuya Assaan-ANU

Pan-African Connection Bookstore,

Art Gallery and Resource Center
 828 fourth Ave Dallas, TX 75226

214-943-8262/panafric@airmail.net

www.panafricanconnection.com

$10.00 Donation

HRU Assaan is a cultural educator, empowerment lecturer, and initiated priest in the Yoruba tradition.  He's owned and operated an African centered Rite of Passage organization since 2003 and has served as a professional developer for public schools, universities, and social institutions throughout the east coast training school administrators, social workers, and educators on the finer points of curriculum development and responsible cultural inclusion.  HRU currently facilitates workshops centered oncommunity building, Rites of Passage, African-centered curriculum implementation, and child rearing. HRU also, currently, serves as a spiritual advisor and natural healer. HRU has also released a music project entitled "Mother's Rising Suns" under the name "YUYA" which are available on Amazon MP3 downloads.

Books:

 1-800-ANU-Living

Email:questions@anunation.org

Website:www.anunataion.org

http://saduluhouse.org/SH/event/pan-african-connection-bookstore-dallas-tx/

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

All things in the universe are aware and animate even those objects that are inorganic. Everything has consciousness. The universal energies that govern the laws and character of the cosmos are called Orisha; Divine energies represented through nature’s forces (earth, wind, fire, and water.) This program deals with the West African tradition and its application in a contemporary environment.

Master Teacher, H. Yuya Assaan-ANU will teach you how to discover ways of aligning each of your internal spiritual faculties with the corresponding cosmic archetype emanating from its own “inner-verse.”

TOPICS COVERED
African thought and philosophical calculation, Orisha, divination, spiritual healing and growth, and balancing the spiritual ecosystem

RSVP HERE:
http://www.meetup.com/African-Spirit-Workers/events/198084382/

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Faithful Friday, People of Faith Speak Out @ Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center
Aug
1
11:00 AM11:00

Faithful Friday, People of Faith Speak Out @ Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center

Faithful Friday, People of Faith Speak Out

Faithful Friday, People of Faith Speak Out

Friday, August 1, 12 noon 

Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Art Gallery and Resource Center

 828 Fourth Ave., Dallas, TX 75266

(Call 214-943-8262 for directions)

 “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Call to Action: In the tradition of Civil Rights speak-outs and in solidarity with those now inspired to establish "Moral Mondays," our “Faithful Fridayevent is a call to people of all faiths to testify to the impact of ALEC-derived laws and public policies on our human family and our stewardship of the earth.Faith leaders and communities have a rich legacy of providing witness on matters of social justice, civil and human rights. We also have a sacred obligation to help bend the moral arc of the universe towards justice.

Rev. Peter Johnson, Civil Rights Activist & SCLS Staff Member

Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas County Judge

Dr. Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology

Lon Burnam, Former Texas State Representative

David Lee, Alliance AFT

Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee

First Nation Peace Camp, South Dakota

Collette Flanagan, Mothers Against Police Brutality

Join faith leaders and people of all faith traditions, or none, whose hearts are deeply troubled by what we see in our country to bring their passion for justice back into the public square and reclaim the “fierce urgency of now!”   

Call 512-589-3735 for more information program and STOP ALEC Coalitions

http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

https://www.facebook.com/events/661601343897649/

Sponsored By

Bill of Rights Defense Committee – Center for Media & Democracy and ALEC Exposed.org - Common Cause USA, Common Cause Texas -  CodePINK – Dallas Peace Center - Embrey Human Rights Program, SMU - The Ester Davis Show – First Nation Peace Camp, South Dakota – North Texas Light Brigade - North Texas Veterans for Peace - Mothers Against Police Brutality - Pan-African Connection Bookstore Art Gallery - Texas Coalition of Progressive Allies – Texas MoveOn Councils

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