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Our mission: "To aid in the establishing of justice and peace through the sharing of cultures.We nurture cultural exchange,teach culture,art,and health and build relationships based on mutual respect."
We are one of the oldest and most respected afrikan-american cultural and healing institutions in the USA and have served over 525,000 persons directly through our programs. Visit our website:www.afrikanarts.org for products and more information.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Attention All Moyo Students, Family and Friends

Please save the dates for the following events for the end of the month of February 2010:
February 17th, 18th, and 20th, there will be health screenings for all Healthy Youth Healthy Future participants.

*Moyo Special Event*

Moyo Nguvu Presents Movie Night

Movie: Diary Of A Tired Black Man

This is a film that highlights the relationships between black men and women from a black man's perspective. This event is for people 18 years old and above. Be prepared for a lively passionate discussion!

All donations will benefit our youth programs. Feel free to bring a snack!

Movie Night At Moyo Nguvu Cultural Arts Center Inc.
Time:7:00PM - 9:00pm Friday, February 26th
Location:Moyo Nguvu Cultural and Healing Arts Center Inc.

February 27, 2010, Student Exams

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Not all History of African Americans is Not About Slavery

By Lateef Hodge

Not all history of African Americans is about slavery…………………..Read this.
The African American inventor Benjamin Banneker was renowned for his genius and his contributions to society as a whole.
Benjamin Banneker was born in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland in 1731. At a very young age he was allowed to enroll into a school system that was hosted by another immigrant group called the Quakers. The education that he gained in school and the oral tradition of agricultural sciences that was passed down from his Grandfather (who was royalty in Africa) gave Mr. Banneker the foundation to become the prolific genius the world came to know.
After receiving a watch as a gift, Mr. Banneker studied its operation passionately and with some self taught study in Geometry and Newton’s law of Motion, built the first clock in the United States. This clock maintained the correct time for the next seventeen years. Furthermore, with his knowledge of agriculture, Mr. Banneker contributed to the “Revolutionary War”, by growing wheat for the soldiers in an area where previous farming attempts had failed miserably by others.
Mr. Banneker, continuous dedication to learning, led him to the field of astronomy. His process of learning came from an astronomy book, telescope, and other tools that were left, after a friend of the family had passed. From there he began to predict accurate astrological events, including a solar eclipse in 1789. He published his first almanac, which was called the “Farmer’s Almanac” in 1792. This gave birth to Mr. Banneker civil rights activism, when he sent a copy of his almanac to the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson. In this submission, he argues that mental intellect could not be based upon race and urged Thomas Jefferson to help take a stand against this belief. Thomas Jefferson recognizing his genius, appointed him to a committee that was to design the layout of what would become Washington D.C. As member of this committee, he began to study the original drafts of Major Pierre L’Enfant. Eventually the French designer left the committee due to mistreatment that he received for being a foreigner. Mr. Banneker took over the project and recreated the entire draft plans from memory, since they were taken by Major Pierre L’Enfant.
Benjamin Banneker died October 25, 1806
”There’s nothing Impossible to a willing mind”- The Books of Han Dynasty

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Anyone Interested in Drumming Classes

Do you live in Denver and are interested in learning how to drum? Do you prefer to learn in a group or in private setting? Whatever is your forte’, it doesn't matter. Dr. Meeks is building a class roster for people who are interested in learning how to drum. No matter if you’re a beginner or have intermediate drumming experience, come learn from one of Denver's Master Drummers. If you are interested call “The Moyo Nguvu Cultural Arts Center” at 303-377-2511 or e-mail us at afrikanarts@netzero.com. Please include your name, methods of communication and put, "class interest" in the subject title.