The Happily Natural Day Festival
Happily Natural Day (HND) is an african centered business expo, cultural arts and craft trade show, and two day holistic health, cultural awareness and social change conference plus hip hop, soul and spoken word showcase featuring fashion and natural hair exhibitions. The mission of Happily Natural Day is to promote holistic health, cultural awareness and social change in the African American community. Founded in 2003; 2012 marks the 10th Annual Celebration of HND
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Crew Love: Black August Commemoration 2012
Guaranteed to be one of the most powerful events of the summer, more than just a concert, this commemoration is where some of the most necessary and accomplished freedom fighters and community activists unite with some of the most relevant artists of our time to bring about a unique form of edutainment. This is where theory meets practice!
It is imperative to note we commemorate Black August, not celebrate it. We don’t want people to think that it is a party or just an event. Black August is about resistance. The concept of Black August developed inside the California prisons, under the leadership of men like George Jackson, W.L. Nolan, and Khatari Gaulden, who were all murdered in California prisons. As taught to us by the OG’s (Original Guerrillas), Black August was a response to the need of Afrikan prisoners to form a principled and effective political unity to combat the racism and genocide against Afrikan people behind the walls. Black August began in 1979, one year after the murder of Khatari Gaulden. As part of Black August brothers fasted the days of the assassinations of the comrades (24-hour fast). On the other days, they fasted until sundown. Physical training and education was increased. As part of our observation and commemoration of Black August we continue that tradition til this very day. We encourage others who want to observe Black August to work out an exercise routine for each day either individually or in groups and to not use any drugs or alcoholic beverages during the entire month.
The "Royal Affair" Kick Off
On August 17, 2012, Lens of Life and FTP presents,“The Royal Affair.” The photographs of this exhibit portray people of african ancestry who were kings and queens. As descendents, it is important that we remember our regal bloodline and own our natural birthright. Indeed, it is important that we are reflections of our rich history so that future generations walk in that same light. The Royal Affair will inspire people to reach inside themselves and make use of our royal history in their everyday lives.
Sheree R. Swann, has produced art shows, photographed events, portraits, album covers and her work can be found in regional as well as online publications. In 2008, she journeyed down to Atlanta, Georgia and enrolled at The Art Institute of Atlanta. She has since completed her studies as a Commercial Photography student and is currently freelancing as a photographer and videographer.
The Royal Affair kicks off Black August Weekend and is the first of an entire weekend of events including Happily Natural Day, The Black August Concert and The RBG Family Reunion and Block Party.
Black August 5k Run for Freedom
Join Us on Sunday, August 19, 2012 to kick off the inaugural 5K Run for Freedom, sponsored by RGB Fit Club, FTP Movement and Habesha, to promote health and fitness with a cause. It’s not a race, all ages are welcome and you could run, jog or walk.
Meet-up for run and onsite registration will be 8 am at Habesha Gardens (Dunbar Center) 477 Windsor Street Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30312.
All participants must pre-register to guarantee t-shirt size and availability.
Registration* is $25 in which you will receive a t-shirt and other gifts. Please provide your t-shirt size with payment. Payments can be made via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org.