Akoma Celebration 
History and Background:
Just like Kwanzaa, Black Love Day, is an Afrikan-inspired holiday that you may want to incorporate into your life. Black Love Day or the Akoma Festival, as we call it here in St. Louis, was created by Sister Ayo Handy–Kendi in Washington D.C. The first Black Love Day was held in 1993 in Washington, DC. It was organized after Sister Kendi’s son was killed. This caused Sister Kendi to realize the great need for love in our community for healing and peace. With this realization she envisioned a day where our community would renew and reaffirm its love for one another, heal any scars, and cleanse ourselves of past hurts. Black Love Day includes five basic acts of love to be shown i.e. love for God, self, family, community, and race. According to Sister Kendi, the day begins at midnight with the first act of love for self. Black Love Day for some has become an alternative to valentine’s day which does not come out of our historical perspective, traditions or legacy. Sister Kendi created Black Love Day as a one day celebration on Februari 13th. It was expanded in St. Louis to a three-day celebration. This was done to ensure time for all the activities and to extend and expand the love. #Akoma #BlackLove #lovespells #blackgirlmagic🔮  #photogrid @photogridorg
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  • queen_iam80Akoma Celebration
    History and Background:
    Just like Kwanzaa, Black Love Day, is an Afrikan-inspired holiday that you may want to incorporate into your life. Black Love Day or the Akoma Festival, as we call it here in St. Louis, was created by Sister Ayo Handy–Kendi in Washington D.C. The first Black Love Day was held in 1993 in Washington, DC. It was organized after Sister Kendi’s son was killed. This caused Sister Kendi to realize the great need for love in our community for healing and peace. With this realization she envisioned a day where our community would renew and reaffirm its love for one another, heal any scars, and cleanse ourselves of past hurts. Black Love Day includes five basic acts of love to be shown i.e. love for God, self, family, community, and race. According to Sister Kendi, the day begins at midnight with the first act of love for self. Black Love Day for some has become an alternative to valentine’s day which does not come out of our historical perspective, traditions or legacy. Sister Kendi created Black Love Day as a one day celebration on Februari 13th. It was expanded in St. Louis to a three-day celebration. This was done to ensure time for all the activities and to extend and expand the love. #Akoma #BlackLove #lovespells #blackgirlmagic🔮 #photogrid @photogridorg

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