Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jared Ball Interview

Dr. Jared Ball our keynote speaker at the 13th Annual African Heritage Celebration. Dec. 29th @ Trinity Family Life Center. Check out Iman and Ersella interview with Dr. Ball.
Jared A. Ball is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD where his research interests include the interaction between colonialism, mass media theory and history, as well as the development of underground journalism and cultural expression as mechanisms of social movements and political organization.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Dominica, an independent Black nation, was   devastated by Hurricane Maria. There is no United States government or Donald Trump coming to save them. We must save ourselves. No matter if we are from Virginia, Nigeria, Dominica, Trinidad or Bermuda we are all Africans (Black people) and we are family. 

Local authorities estimate that residence of Dominica won’t have electricity until August of 2018. Imagine having to live without a running refrigerator, stove, radio, or the ability to charge your cellphone.  Neighboring islands such as Martinique, have no batteries in any of its stores because Dominicans have consumed all the batteries and stores have to wait weeks to replenish their stock. No one is going to save us but us.

See below for a list of items to donate and support families in the Caribbean. Bring those items to the Kwanzaa celebration.  Let’s make our brothers and sisters problems our problem and solve them together, UJIMA!

Batteries are needed
Batteries of all type (9Volt, D, C, AA, AAA, etc)

Flash lights

Medical First Aid Kits


Sunday, October 1, 2017


13th Annual Afrikan Heritage Celebration
Jared A. Ball is a father and husband. After that he is a professor of Media and Africana Studies and produces multimedia for imixwhatilike.org

Raymond Goode - 'Through Their Eyes'

Virginia native; Raymond Goode, is the author of five books which one of his books is a National Stage Production which is currently touring the U. S. called Through Their Eyes. Raymond is C.E.O of Amplified Frequency Productions (a company which promotes books, audio, stage plays, t.v., and big screen productions) 

Raymond Goode is a consultant of people whom aspire to open their own Publishing Company. His company has assisted with the start-up of over 40 self publishing companies. 

Mr. Goode currently resides in Texas where his production is touring.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


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Watoto Achievement Award

Kwanzaa is an African-American celebration of “first fruits”. Through the Nguzo Saba, the seven principles, we honor and celebrate the best of what we’ve been given by our Creator and the best of what we’ve created and cultivated.  Our children are always the best of what we’ve cultivated with what our Creator has given us.  They are direct reflections of us.  Children are integral to Kwanzaa.  Watoto is a Swahili word meaning children.  

Take the time to acknowledge an mtoto (singular child) or many watoto for a goal you are proud of them for achieving or for a goal they’ve set for themselves that they’ve reached.  This award is not limited to academic achievement; your mtoto may have just displayed a new level of responsibility and/or maturity in caring for siblings or helping to care for the home.  When we acknowledge the achievements of our watoto they are inclined to continue achieving and setting higher goals for themselves.  

Fill out and email the following by December 25th to kwanzaakollective@gmail.com  write “Watoto Achievement Award” in the subject heading:
We will recognize all youth at the Richmond Kwanzaa Kollective’s Afrikan Heritage Celebration on December 29th, 2017 at Trinity Family Life Center from 5p-10p
We look forward to celebrating our youth with you!

Happy Kwanzaa!
The Richmond Kwanzaa Kollective

Watoto Achievement Award
  1. Name of Mtoto/Watoto (Child or Children)
  2. Name the achievement (reason) to be recognized
  3. Character trait displayed by mtoto/watoto (for ex. wisdom, kindness, maturity)
  4. Age of Mtoto/Watoto
  5. Name of Parent, Guardian, Teacher or Elder submitting recognition
  6. What is your relation to mtoto/watoto?

  7. Email submission for your child(ren) to be recognized by the community to: kwanzaakollective@gmail.com by December 25th at 11pm.


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