1. A Capoeira Graduation Ceremony - Maputo, Mozambique. You must make a donation (utilizing the donation button below) of $5.00 or more to the BLAC Foundation to see these exciting videos of a Capoeira Libertašao graduation ceremony in 2014 at a church in Maputo, Mozambique. The full length filming is a composite of 24 smaller videos taken by Edward L. Powe. Upon making your donation you will receive the password that will enable you to view the video. Should you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Your donation will help defray the expense of the new video camera recently purchased by the Foundation to preplace the old camera which is now malfunctioning.
2. Blog from Southern Africa. You must make a donation of $5.00 or more to the BLAC Foundation (utilizing the donation button below) to access this exciting blog. The blog contains 43 pages of text and photos and deals with a month long trip by Edward L. Powe to Durban and Maputo during Christmas recess (2013 - 2014). Should you have any questions, please contact email@example.com for more information.
3. Small Art Sale - In order to help raise money for the foundation, the founder is offering the following items for sale. All listed prices include shipping and handling to anywhere in the continental USA. The Foundation will receive 10% of all sales to help pay reocurring expenses.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for present availability and purchasing instructions.
Small Art Sale Gallery 1
Small Art Sale Gallery 2
4. Large Art Sale - In order to help raise money for the foundation, the founder is offering the following items for sale. Listed prices do not include shipping and handling and will only be shipped to destinations in the continental USA. To find out how much shipping and handling to your destination will be, please contact email@example.com . The BLAC Foundation will receive 10% of all sales to help pay reocurring expenses.
Large Art Sale Gallery 1
Large Art Sale Gallery 2
5. "Sumthin Good from ...." competition - The "Sumthin good from ..." competition is designed to give our readers an opportunity to exchange their favorite "black" recipes. If your entry is deemed by our judges to be more sumptuous than the rest, you will be sent an "Early African Presence in NYC kit" (as described on our website in #3 below) free of charge. Use the submission made by Eddie Faulk (#1 under papers submitted / black cuisine/ sumthin good from... competition) as your model. Note that a submission in that format will also satisfy the prerequisite requirement (i.e. the submission of a paper) for competing in our annual $500 research grant. We are all eagerly looking forward to hearing from you and in tasting your special dish.
6. Century and Millennium Clubs - These two clubs were established in 2009 to recognize and reward foundation supporters for their financial contributions to the foundation. Those donors who make a single contribution of $100 or more (but less than $1000) gain membership in the "century club", and those who make a single contribution of $1000 or more are enrolled in the "millennium club". As a member of either club supporters will receive an "Early African Presence in New York" kit (as advertised below) and will also be eligible for other gifts and subscriptions as they are developed. In 2010 the foundation plans to make t-shirts for current club members and there are other planned items on the horizon such as electronic newsletters, electronic journals, etc. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible and so all donors will receive certified confirmation of their contribution for IRS purposes.
7. Educational Programs - Early African Presence in New York.
8. BLAC Foundation's B-Boy of the Year 2010 - © Lima Limon 2010
9. For carefully selected youtube videos put on your ear phones, click on the flag of your choice and then open the link(s) beneath it.
10. Afro-Brazilians & their Struggle for Equality © 2010 Clarence Lusane
11. BLAC Foundation aims at Serving BLACK Communities Worldwide - "Serving is different from helping. Helping is not a relationship between equals. A helper may
see others as weaker than they are, needier than they are, and people often feel this
inequality. The danger in helping is that we may inadvertently take away from people more
than we could ever give them; we may diminish their self-esteem, their sense of worth,
integrity or even wholeness.
When we help, we become aware of our own strength. But when we serve, we don't serve
with our strength; we serve with ourselves, and we draw from all of our experiences. Our
limitations serve; our wounds serve; even our darkness can serve. My pain is the source of
my compassion; my woundedness is the key to my empathy."
"... serving is different from fixing. In fixing, we see others as broken, and respond to this perception with our expertise. Fixers trust their own expertise but may not see the wholeness in another person or trust the integrity of the life in them. When we serve we see and trust that wholeness. We respond to it and collaborate with it. And when we see the wholeness in another, we strengthen it. They may then be able to see it for themselves for the first time."