We have the capacity to make ANYTHING happen!!!!
The Universal Africana Literary Arts Movement(f/k/a Black CapaCity Literary Arts Festival) is an independent grassroots event aimed at highlighting and promoting the endeavors of African descended peoples in the various fields and industry of literature; from authorship, to publishing, to distribution. The festival was first conceived in October 2007, and successfully held its first annual festival April 18, 2008.
The formation of the festival was simple; to combat the lack of access to media resources (in the city of Richmond). There were no Black-owned bookstores that existed in the city. Nor were there any Black-owned magazines published within the city. The festival had three main goals that it wanted to achieve:
1) to provide the masses with access to literary works created by other Black people.
2) to provide a networking opportunity for those in the community that are interested in getting into the literary field.
3) to provide an opportunity for those already in the field to network amongst themselves.
All three goals were reached. We are ever expanding with our mission, for this is far more than just a one-time event...this is a movement!!!
We will continue with our mission to bring the information to the masses. We have created a continuous email list in which we periodically send e-blasts out to our members informing them of other literary and cultural festivals and coventions the we know of taking place all over the country.
We are proudly presented to you by the local chapter of the Universal Negro Improvement Association. and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Up you mighty race. You can accomplish what you will!
One God...One Aim....One Destiny!!!!
Universal Africana's Blog
Posted on March 26, 2010 at 10:23pm
Raise Your Brown Black Fist: The Political Shouts of an Angry Afro Latino
By Kevin Alberto Sabio
has been said about the schism between the Black and Brown communities,
with accusatory fingers being pointed from both sides. This collection
of online essays intends to bridge the… Continue
Posted on August 24, 2009 at 2:44pm
Greetings Brothers & Sisters!!!
Though the summer season is about to come to an end, that doesn't mean that we will be left high and dry as far as activities and events are concerned. Here are a few events that I know of that are going on, thanks to the many outlets that we have throughout this network. Much love and appreciation to those that have sent me info about the various festivals, conventions, book fairs, workshops, seminars, and book signings that are happening… Continue
Posted on August 11, 2009 at 1:18pm
4TH ANNUAL RICHMOND BLOCK PARTY
August 15, 2009
The Canal Club
1545 East Cary Street
3pm-7pm (outside), AFTER Block party 8pm-12am (inside)…
Posted on May 30, 2009 at 12:01pm
Representing for my sister Nehprii Ameni
, the organizer of this event. Please come out and support this event.
Posted on May 5, 2009 at 4:26pm