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    This date from 1993 celebrates Black Love Day (BLD) in America. BLD is the 3rd nationally, commemorated African American holiday wholyday.

    It is an observance of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black , showing 5 Tenets (specific acts). They are towards the Creator, for Self, for the Family, within the Black Community and for the Black Race. Also during BLD, whites show " in action" towards blacks, atonement or introspection of their racial attitudes and behavior.

    BLD was founded in 1993 by Ayo Handy Kendi, founder/director of the African American Holiday Association. BLD is an African-centered, alternative to the commercial Valentine's Day with the spiritual goals of: encouraging: 1) black self- instead of self-hatred; 2) increased peace to stop violence; 3) racial healing!

    WHAT TO DO: Every Feb. 13th on BL D, People of African Descent show for 24 hours.
    They demonstrate the 5 Tenets of Black Love and recommit to the Nguzo Saba, principles of and unity for the Black Diaspora.
    They display the "Akoma" an Adinkra symbol of , patience, goodwill, faithfulness & endurance.
    They give the greeting, "Nya Akoma" (N-yah Ah-Coma) which means "get a heart, be patient!"
    They celebrate with personal rituals, couple -ins or community relationship ceremonies.
    They buy conscious gifts from Black merchants to recycle Black dollars to our communities.
    They read "The Black Love Book" to inspire us toward 's healing power. Beyond Feb. 13 and practice the principles of Black Love, returning to everyday to heal ALL our relationships and better the planet!

    BLD’s theme's vary from year to year, some of them have been as follow: "Raising the Love Vibration of Woman, Raising a Nation" to address the state of emergency of the Black Family, through the solution of self- within Black women.
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    02-13-2018 01:00 AM
    St.Louis Mo.