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Together Under The Spirit Of Ubuntu!! GLOBAL URBAN CULTURAL COMMUNITY, INC.
GUCC is conducting this survey to determine how many people will attend our Testimony of Sounds event. Please send us your email if you plan on attending, but will purchase your ticket later.
“Ubuntu Means, I Am Because We Are.”
THE DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS IS SATURDAY AUGUST 5, 2023.
SATURDAY JULY 22, 2023
THE HISTORY OF ALLENSWORTH, CALIFORNIA (1908 TO PRESENT)
Allensworth, the first town in California established exclusively by African Americans, was founded in 1908 by a group of men led by Colonel Allen Allensworth. Born a slave in Louisville, Kentucky in 1842, Allensworth became the highest ranking black officer in the U.S. Army when he retired in 1906.
As a boy, Allensworth was punished for learning to read and write which was unlawful for enslaved people in Kentucky and across the South. During the Civil War, he escaped and sought refuge behind the Union line, where he worked as a civilian nurse in the Army Hospital Corps.
From 1863 to 1865, Allensworth served in the U.S. Navy and afterwards became an ordained Baptist minister. In 1871, Allensworth met Josephine Leavell, a school teacher, organist and pianist. They were married on September 20, 1877. Josephine Allensworth worked diligently with her husband to promote his educational and religious works. The couple had two daughters, Nellie and Eva.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:
TESTIMONY OF SOUNDS SATURDAY AUGUST 12, 2023
Frankie 100 - Show at the Apollo - Chester Whitmore in "Chester Madness"
Legendary dancer and Los Angeles native Chester A. Whitmore was mentored by MGM dancer and choreographer Fayard Nicholas (of the Nicholas Brothers) and studied with famed performers John Bubbles, Clarence Landry, Norma Miller, and Leonard Reed (co-creator of the“Shim-Sham.”) Mr. Whitmore performs all over the world and has worked with everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna. He and his dance company Black Ballet Jazz performed with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra under the direction of Mercer Ellington, the Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Frank Foster and the great Miles Davis. He has toured as a tap dancer and historian with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra of Washington DC. Most recently, he choreographed scenes in the Oscar-winning film La La Land.
Singing "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass
The Sunday Devotional with Rickie Byars, featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow, Keith Rice, Reece Whitaker, Stephen Muldrow, Rayford Griffin, and Rob McDonald. Today we're LIVE streaming at 10:30 am from the Big Blue Club of Love!
Come on into the B-hood as we sing our favorite inspirational songs and chants!
Here are all the ways to contribute and keep our live streams going:
Cash app - $RickieBb
Venmo - @Rickie-Byars
Text to Give- Text "GIVE" to 562-222-4193 and follow the prompts
Checks - Make the check out to “Kuumba” and send to:
PO Box 35779, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Andre Ray sang lead and composed the L.T.D. hit "April Love" Many people get confused and connect this song with Jeffrey Osborne. "April Love" is featured on the L.T.D. album "Love Magic" Jeffrey Osborne left L.T.D. in 1981.
Singing "SuperStar" by Luther Vandross
Performing "Love Won't Let Me Wait" at the 40=Plus all male fashion show Sunday, January 13, 2013.
Highlights of Gospel Fest 2023
Performers from our last Gospel Fest will be at Allensworth again on Saturday August 12, 2023
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, dancer, actor, comedian, film producer and television director.
At age three, Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father Sammy Davis Sr. and the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally, and his film career began in 1933. After military service, Davis returned to the trio and became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's (in West Hollywood) after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. In 1954, at the age of 29, he lost his left eye in a car accident. Several years later, he converted to Judaism, finding commonalities between the oppression experienced by African-American and Jewish communities.
The Global Urban Cultural Community, Incorporated (GUCC, Inc.) is a collaborative body of individuals and organizations, with a Pan-African perspective, working to create a repository of information and activities to connect Africa and the Americas together under the spirit of Ubuntu. The community and center will provide a universal platform for the exchange of concepts, ideas, and activities on both local and global levels, fostering the awareness and enrichment of Pan- African heritages, values, and relationships. Programming will feature a wide range of topics including the performing arts, healthy eating and diet, modern spirituality, and relevant philosophical and political debates.
Our philosophy is based upon the ancient concept of Maat which directs the mind, body and soul towards correct alignment with universal truth, honesty, and morality.
To promote the use of modern technological methodologies such as live streaming, video streaming, chat rooms, pod casting, online instruction, and virtual workshops for education, healthy living, and increased Pan-African cultural awareness and appreciation. To provide opportunities for individuals to monetarize their personal information base and unique skillsets, for the further development of entrepreneurial abilities.
a. Live streaming of personal events and community activities
b. On-line instruction through courses, lectures, and workshops
c. Real-time concerts, performances, pod casts, interviews, debates, and panel discussions
d. Cultural tours & festivals
Presented By: Rev. Baba Clarence E. Washington
Awful as race prejudice, lawlessness and ignorance are, we can fight time if we frankly face them and dare name them and tell the truth; but if we continually dodge and cloud the issue, and say the half truth because the whole stings and shames; if we do this, we invite catastrophe. Let us then in all charity but unflinching firmness set our faces against all statesmanship that looks in such directions. --W.E.B. DuBois
Black Americans already know the accomplishments and achievements of white Americans. It is in the fabric of the standard history of America, as seen through the eyes of white Americans. This is not to suggest that the learning of black history by white Americans would bring a quick and decisive end to racism, and the race issue, in America. But it is a critical pillar in the building of a bridge between the two Americas: a bridge of knowledge that spans the gulf of ignorance; a bridge of respect that spans the bay of disdain.
Our histories are intertwined by the blood of slavery and the spirit of freedom. Slavery and freedom have been the central points of reference in America's history, with the common perception that the history of Black Americans begins with slavery and the prevalent view that Blacks contributed little to American or world civilization. This, of course, ignores the fact that rich civilizations flourished in Africa while Europe was still in its infancy.
The writing of the history of one culture from the milieu of another culture ….rises serious questions of cultural bias and distortion.
It does not necessarily offer objectivity, and indeed could Not offer it in any sense in which this involves freedom and color.
In terms of objectivity, where it touches evaluation of facts and event, a cultural alien can only offer an alternative set of prejudices.
This is evident in this debate that places Greeks before the Egyptian or Kushite civilization “NOT OUT OF AFRICA DEBATE” Dr. John Henrik Clarke vs Mary Lefkowitz
Pan-Africanism is the idea that peoples of African descent have common interests and should be unified. Historically, Pan-Africanism has often taken the shape of a political or cultural movement. In more general terms, Pan-Africanism is the sentiment that people of African descent have a great deal in common, a fact that deserves notice and even celebration.
Pan-Africanist ideas first began to circulate in the mid-19th century in the United States, led by Africans from the Western Hemisphere. The most important early Pan-Africanists were Martin Delany and Alexander Crummel, both African Americans, and Edward Blyden, a West Indian. Those early voices for Pan-Africanism emphasized the commonalities between Africans and Black people in the United States. Delany, who believed that Black people could not prosper alongside whites, advocated the idea that African Americans should separate from the United States and establish their own nation. Crummel and Blyden, both contemporaries of Delany, thought that Africa was the best place for that new nation. Motivated by Christian missionary zeal, the two believed that Africans in the New World should return to their homelands and convert and civilize the inhabitants there. (Source: Britannica)
Contemporary Western Hemisphere champions of Pan-Africanism include the following:
1) Marcus Garvey
2) Kwame Ture (AKA: Stokely Carmichael)
3) Malcolm X
4) Don King
5) Rev. Baba Clarence E. Washington
The Rastafarian religion is another entity developed in the Western Hemisphere that believe in a strong connection to Africa. Rastafarianism is Afrocentric and focuses attention on the African diaspora, which it believes is oppressed within Western society, or "Babylon". Many Rastas call for this diaspora's resettlement in Africa, a continent they consider the Promised Land, or "Zion".
One of the beliefs of the Rastafarian religion is that "Africa is for Africans, at home and abroad." Famous Rastafarian champions of this view included reggae icons Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Winston Rodney (AKA: Burning Spear), Joseph Hill (AKA: Culture), Garnett Silk, and Buju Banton, just to name a few.
FREEDOM IS A MUST!!
FREEDOM IS A MUST!!
I AM AFRICAN
NOT GONNA GIVE IT UP
OLD MARCUS GARVEY
HELLO MAMA AFRICA
I AM AN AFRICAN
This photo is of community children participating in a science seminar and workshop
The invention of mathematics is placed firmly in African prehistory. Over 35,000 years ago, Ancient Egyptians scripted textbooks about math that included division and multiplication of fractions and geometric formulas to calculate the area and volume of shapes.
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