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Universal Africana Literary Arts Movement

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Universal Africana Literary Arts Movement
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Universal Africana Literary Arts Movement (f/k/a Black Capacity Literary Arts Festival) is an independent, grassroots event used to promote and highlight the endeavors of African descended people in the various literary fields and industry of literature; from authorship to publishing to distribution.
City, State, or Country:
Baltimore, MD
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Art/Entertainment, Research/Education, Non-profit/Community Building, Marketing/Promotion, Government/Politics, Other
Current Projects or Goals:
To represent African/African descended people in the fields of literature and publishing.
My favorite things!
various music....
Those that came before me, the Creator, authors and scholars past and present. Also, my Brooklyn upbringing.....
My Network Level:
Social, Business, Collaborative, Learning/Methods, Media Sharing, Other
Products, Skills or Services:
Festival, promotion, WOM, serious back anytime it is needed, gopher....

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!!!!

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Raise Your Brown Black Fist!!!!

Posted on March 26, 2010 at 10:23pm 0 Comments

Raise Your Brown Black Fist: The Political Shouts of an Angry Afro Latino

By Kevin Alberto Sabio

"Much 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…

Fall Events 2009

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

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 0 Comments


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 0 Comments

Representing for my sister Nehprii Ameni, the organizer of this event. Please come out and support this event.

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention 2009

Posted on May 5, 2009 at 4:26pm 0 Comments

BE THERE!!!!!!!!!

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At 4:42pm on August 28, 2010, Tara Betts said…
Thanks for the shout out! I hope I see you at the party, and I'd love to hear more about what y'all are working on. :o)
At 7:41pm on August 24, 2010, Tara Betts said…
Hey organizers & writers at Universal Africana Literary Arts Movement,
I wanted to invite members from your organization personally since Mahogany Books DC is hosting a party with me on Monday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. at Utopia, 1418 U Street. This event celebrates my poetry collection, Arc & Hue. I hope you can make it. The evening’s highlights will feature Tara Betts and special guest poets, Derrick Weston Brown, Sonya Renee, & Truth Thomas, and some cake! ~Tara
At 12:09pm on November 8, 2008, A Good Book said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to the networking!

A Good Book
At 10:05am on February 21, 2008, Cool Cee Brown said…
Thanks for the shot out! Everything went very well. Nice crowd. Warm reception. Near-flawless performance.
At 11:31am on February 20, 2008, Liberated Muse Arts Group said…
Don't give up! There will be light at the end of that tunnel...planning large events always has some sense of challenge...you're a doing a great job promoting.
At 5:20am on February 20, 2008, Liberated Muse Arts Group said…
Sending hugs your way...hope you're not getting too stressed out with the planning...peace
At 3:33pm on February 18, 2008, Zelmy said…
Thank you!
At 6:59pm on February 7, 2008, Tichaona Chinyelu said…
Hi! Thanks for the message. I won't be able to attend the Festival after all but I will be there in August for Happily Natural Day...or at least it's looking that way as of right now.

Keep me informed however because I'll continue spreading the word.

At 12:55am on February 6, 2008, Liberated Muse Arts Group said…
Man, I can imagine how busy you are...congrats on securing the new site tho. I've sent people your info, so hopefully they sign up! I'm hitting the clock now with the play...its fast approaching. Pretty nervous I must say.
At 12:37pm on January 22, 2008, Liberated Muse Arts Group said…
Hi there Kevin...I stopped by the site you write for to check out some of your writings but couldn't find them...do you have any direct links?

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