Friday, December 16, 2016

KWANZAA Creator DR. MAULANA KARENGA - SEE HOW to CELEBRATE from the CREATOR HIMSELF

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KWANAZZ - Interview with Dr. Karenga

KWANZAA 

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HOLIDAY
See It - Hear It From the Creator Himself
DR. MAULANA KARENGA 

As he appeared on Wanda's Cafe 
television talk show
                  
Dr. Maulana Karenga, Creator of Kwanzaa, appeared on my award-winning "Wanda’s Café' television talk show, teaching how to celebrate Kwanzaa, the African American holiday.  At the taping of the show, Dr. Karenga was accompanied by his wife, Professor Tiamoyo Karenga.   

"Wanda’s Café" is one of three cable television shows that I created, produced, and hosted.  The first in San Jose "Community Issues"; the second in Pasadena "Not For Black Women Only", and "Wanda’s Café" in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Karenga is a Professor of African Studies, an activist, author, and in 1966, he created the pan-African and African-American holiday of Kwanzaa - the first pan-African holiday.  He said his goal was to “give Blacks an alternative to the existing holiday, and give Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves, their history and family, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society”.  Inspired by the African “first fruit” traditions, he derived the name Kwanzaa from the name for the Swahili first fruit celebration called “matunda ya kwanza”, (matunda means “fruits”), and (ya kwanza means “first”). The rituals of the holiday promote African traditions and Nguzo Saba: “The seven principles of the African Heritage” Dr. Karenga described as “a communitarian African philosophy”:

The 7 seven principles
1.     Umoja (unity)—To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

2.     Kujichagulia (self-determination)—To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

3.     Ujima (collective work and responsibility)—To build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.

4.     Ujamaa (cooperative economics)—To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

5.     Nia (purpose)—To make our collective vocation the building and development of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

6.     Kuumba (creativity)—To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

7.     Imani (faith)—To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Photo right - Myself with two students from the Black 
Students Association at the high school where I was the
BSA's club faculty advisor.  The celebrity Kwanzaa presenters 
(2nd from left and far right) were official assistants sent to me 
by Dr. Karenga to teach the students about Kwanzaa.



In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Maulana Karenga on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.






Films:
  • Dr. Karenga starred in “Motherland”, a sequel to 500 Years Later.
  • He is featured in the 2008 Kwanzaa documentary “The Black Candle”.
  • In 2005, Dr. Karenga appeared with other African and African Diaspora academics featured in the multi-award-winning film “500 Years Later”, directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah.
  • USA the Movie – “Voice Only”.


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

IRENA SENDLER - "Nothing Can Stop the Will of a People"

BENJAMIN DISRAELI Said...

 

"Nothing Can Stop the Will of a People"

 

For Example... here's proof

IRENA SENDLER
Was nominated for the "Nobel Peace Prize" in 2007.



 

Original Post by:  Pinteress

Friday, December 9, 2016

 If you're happy to be a CHILD OF GOD say Amen

Thursday, December 8, 2016

MARIE VAN BRITTAN BROWN - Invented the "Home Security System"




MARIE VAN BRITTAN BROWN 

AN  INVENTOR AND NURSE 

INVENTED THE "HOME SECURITY SYSTEM"

WITH TELEVISION SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM



Marie Van Britton and
(husband) Albert Brown
Date:  Mon, 1922-10-30
*Marie Van Brittan Brown was born on this date in 1922.  She was a nurse and inventor.

Born Marie Van Brittan in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, in 1966, she had the idea for a home surveillance device.  She applied for a patent along with her husband Albert Brown in 1966, for a closed circuit television security system.   They created a system for a motorized camera to show images on a monitor.  The patent, #3,482,037, was granted.  Her devise was the forerunner to the modern home security system.

Brown's system had a set of four peepholes and a camera that could slide up and down to look out each one.  Anything the camera picked up would appear on a monitor.  An additional feature of Brown's invention was that a person also could unlock a door with a remote control.  Marie Brown told The New York Times the couple invented the device because police were slow in responding to emergencies in their neighborhood.  There had been an uptick in crime, and Marie Brown wanted to feel safer while at home alone.  The Times reported the “audio-video alarm system” could be used to see who was at the door and interview them as well.  

She was given an Award by the National Scientists Committee (NSC).

Marie Van Brittan Brown died February 2, 1999.

Reference:
About.com/Inventors

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

BERNIE SANDERS COULD NOT HAVE TRUMPED THE TRUMP

 Democratic Spoiler:  Bernie Democrats voted for Donald Trump!

BERNIE SANDERS COULD NOT HAVE WON THE 2016 ELECTION

TO THE BERNIE DIS-LOYAL DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP

This blog is an agonizing cry: "Stop it" to the spoiled brats that call themselves Bernie Sanders followers.

WHY DO I SAY "BS" SPOILERS VOTED FOR TRUMP?

Firstly:  Donald Trump would have wiped the floor clean with Bernie before the official election process began.  Read on for those who say, and I quote:  "Bernie could have won".

I have heard and read comments that say Hillary Clinton was not a popular candidate - I ask you, what does it take to be the most popular candidate in America?  Answer: almost two million votes more than the not-elected-by-popular-vote candidate that is slated to be President.  So she must be the  most popular candidate in the 2016 election.

Why did she not win?  Because the BS spoilers started slandering their opposing candidate Hillary mid-way through the primary when they saw their candidate did not have a snowball's chance in America to win - blaming everybody but the weakness of their candidate.  Thusly, gave fodder for the greedy opposition to garbled up and use against her.

After the primaries, at Hillary's Official Nomination, it took ten minutes into Bernie's speech before he recognized the Parties' choice in a proper conciliatory fashion --- and one wonders why his followers are so belligerent.

And, since I often have to chastise spoiled brats, adults and the young ones, in my classes or seminars, like so here to the whiners --- this is my classroom, and I welcome you to raise your hand, or get a cup of coffee and visit Wanda's Internet cafe and leave your comment.

Secondly, and more importantly:  After the primaries, BS became an albatross around Hillary's neck in the manner I pointed out above.  In addition, the spoiled brat followers began this campaign: "I won't vote for Hillary".  Or, "She 'fixed' the vote" - (and Trump didn't ?).  Spoilers said all manner of ugly against their own Party.  Those comments were not just about Hillary, because of you spoilers this country may never see another Democrat in office again, and you may be subject to a one-party system from now on; and/or, continuing to deepen the oligarchy government that is disenfranchising so many-- Sometimes we get what we deserve.

"Gossip ruins reputations" - as I tell my clients or students.  Folks - when you feed dirt to the other party, they use it.  And when you don't vote and you encourage everyone you can they should not vote, or decide to vote for the third party candidate against your own Party -- your Party just lost a vote.  

In my political seminars, when I ran for political office, or while serving as Founding Member, President and Bylaws Chair of a Democratic Club - at every opportunity, I would challenge folks:  When you don't donate to your candidate, it leaves the candidate committed to PACs and others --- then you complain. 

You must do your homework before you vote; know what your chosen candidate stands for.  Not just what you hear others say - vet them for yourself.  Even if there's a petition on the ballot, if you are not sure about it, vote "no" on the petition because you don't know what changes that bill will make that could effect you, but make sure a "no" vote means no because sometimes it's misleading -- but make a decision and vote.   

In you don't know which candidate to vote for, or you don't think either is great or qualified, uyou must choose the candidate you believe to be:
THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS ... AND VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS!
WHEN YOU DON'T VOTE ... YOU JUST VOTED FOR THE OTHER CANDIDATE
  • YOUR NOT VOTING FOR HILLARY WAS A VOTE FOR THE OTHER GUY
  • YOUR SPOILED BRAT NEGATIVITY CAUSED OTHERS NOT TO VOTE 
  • YOUR WHINING NEGATIVITY DISSUADED SOME REPUBLICANS FROM SWITCHING PARTIES AS THEY HAD PLANNED ---The other guy is still whining.
  • YOUR CONTINUED SLANDEROUS ACCUSATORY NEGATIVITY CAUSED OTHERS TO VOTE FOR THE THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE
In the 2008 primaries, I voted for Hillary. I campaigned for Bill twice.  Members of my family supported both Bill and Hillary in Arkansas.  As committed as I was to Hillary, immediately, I began to diligently campaign for the best-est President ever, POTUS Obama, because he had then become my Party's candidate.  That's what spoiled brats Bernie supporters should have done - with all due respect that's what Bernie should have done, and should be doing so even till this day.
Bernie - What Party Are You?
Is Bernie an "Independent" or "Democrat"! 

Sanders, in his 2016, Official Senate Press Release, he referred to himself as an "Independent"; other statements simply omitted his Party affiliations.  He serves in the Senate as a Progressive "Independent", and since the Trump win, he has now returned to the Senate as an "Independent"  -  Where is the loyalty to the Democratic Party? 

I have always been a fan of Bernie as he has some original good ideas.  I often say there are " little lies", "damned big lies", and "statistics".  I prefer to deal in statistics.   Most of the ideas Bernie touted during his campaign were those of Hillary, or President Obama's while often times in an attempt to get the Republican Legislature to do something for this country.  I.e.:  The $15 equal pay was Hillary's which most of California had already put it into place before Bernie touted it.   Hillary founded the "Single Payer, which he finally gave her credit after leading his Trump-voting followers to believe he had an original though.

The gun registration was President Obama and Hillary.  I know it was President Obama who first addressed free college education.  That idea resonated with me because I spent years in or around education and youth, and long before President Obama was elected, I campaigned to politicians and whomever would listen; that we should extend high school through the junior college level free - no book fees - no class registration fees. 

BS voted against the Brady Bill five times. The NRA backed BS.  Let's not talk about the "Sierra Blanca" issue in Texas where he tried to run over the citizens made up of poorer Latino members ... The list goes on.

I won't address details on these and other concerns because neither the Democratic Party nor Bernie's Trump-voting followers vetted him properly - do your own homework.  The Party never addressed the fact that even his constituents on the Hill said he can't get along with people.  It is reported that he would not compromise with other legislators - Some interpret "the other guy" as having similar temperaments... I say: "little things effects little minds".

Now he just won't stop.  After the primaries, he egotistically would not exercise his power over his followers and/or his "rural" voter base and call upon them, in a leader-like manner, to come in lock step with the Party's candidate of choice - throwing his full support on the candidate chosen by the People.  BS is still bastardizing Hillary's good name ... Bernie the campaign is over.

He continues to show the Democratic Party he has no loyalty to them.  Apparently, he finds it much better to be Party-critical than to be Party-correct or Party-supportive.

And now Bernie continues to tout himself a Democratic leader while I believe his "right now status" is serving as an "Independent Party" legislator; a self-serving 7... year old, who appeared to become drunk with power as he gained lots of money and a small rise in supporters during the primaries --- a man who will never become President .......... But I regress ... We all know someone else whom the popular vote said could never ..........   

BERNIE SANDERS COULD NOT HAVE TRUMPED THE TRUMP

 Democratic Spoiler:  Bernie Democrats voted for Donald Trump!

BERNIE SANDERS COULD NOT HAVE WON THE 2016 ELECTION

TO THE BERNIE DIS-LOYAL DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP

This blog is an agonizing - echoing the Donald's what appeared to me to be insincere - cry: "Stop it" to the spoiled brats that call themselves BS followers - but I'm sincere.

WHY DO I SAY "BS" SPOILERS VOTED FOR TRUMP?

Firstly:  Donald Trump would have wiped the floor clean with Bernie before the official election process began.  Read on for those who say, and I quote:  "Bernie could have won".

I have heard and read comments that say Hillary Clinton was not a popular candidate - I ask you, what does it take to be the most popular candidate in America?  Answer: almost two million votes more than the not-elected-by-popular-vote candidate that is slated to be President.  So she must be the  most popular candidate in the 2016 election.

Why did she not win?  Because the BS spoilers started slandering their opposing candidate Hillary mid-way through the primary when they saw their candidate did not have a snowball's chance in America to win - blaming everybody but the weakness of their candidate.  Thusly, gave fodder for the greedy opposition to garbled up and use against her.

After the primaries, at Hillary's Official Nomination, it took ten minutes into Bernie's speech before he recognized the Parties' choice in a proper conciliatory fashion --- and one wonders why his followers are so belligerent.

And, since I often have to chastise spoiled brats, adults and the young ones, in my classes or seminars, like so here to the whiners --- this is my classroom, and I welcome you to raise your hand, or get a cup of coffee and visit Wanda's Internet cafe and leave your comment --- Just saying...

Secondly, and more importantly:  After the primaries, BS became an albatross around Hillary's neck in the manner I pointed out above.  In addition, the spoiled brat followers began this campaign: "I won't vote for Hillary".  Or, "She 'fixed' the vote" - (and Trump didn't ?).  Spoilers said all manner of ugly against their own Party.  Those comments were not just about Hillary, because of you spoilers this country may never see another Democrat in office again, and you may be subject to a one-party system from now on; and/or, continuing to deepen the oligarchy government that is disenfranchising so many-- Sometimes we get what we deserve.

"Gossip ruins reputations" - as I tell my clients or students.  Folks - when you feed dirt to the other party, they use it.  And when you don't vote and you encourage everyone you can they should not vote, or decide to vote for the third party candidate against your own Party -- your Party just lost a vote.  

In my political seminars, when I ran for political office, or while serving as Founding Member, President and Bylaws Chair of a Democratic Club - at every opportunity, I would challenge folks:  When you don't donate to your candidate, it leaves the candidate committed to PACs and others --- then you complain. 

You must do your homework before you vote; know what your chosen candidate stands for.  Not just what you hear others say - vet them for yourself.  Even if there's a petition on the ballot, if you are not sure about it, vote "no" on the petition because you don't know what changes that bill will make that could effect you, but make sure a "no" vote means no because sometimes it's misleading -- but make a decision and vote.   

In you don't know which candidate to vote for, or you don't think either is great or qualified, uyou must choose the candidate you believe to be:
THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS ... AND VOTE FOR THE LESSER OF THE TWO EVILS!
WHEN YOU DON'T VOTE ... YOU JUST VOTED FOR THE OTHER CANDIDATE
  • YOUR NOT VOTING FOR HILLARY WAS A VOTE FOR THE OTHER GUY --- Just saying...
  • YOUR SPOILED BRAT NEGATIVITY CAUSED OTHERS NOT TO VOTE 
  • YOUR WHINING NEGATIVITY DISSUADED SOME REPUBLICANS FROM SWITCHING PARTIES AS THEY HAD PLANNED ---The other guy is still whining -- Just saying...
  • YOUR CONTINUED SLANDEROUS ACCUSATORY NEGATIVITY CAUSED OTHERS TO VOTE FOR THE THIRD PARTY CANDIDATE
In the 2008 primaries, I voted for Hillary. I campaigned for Bill twice.  Members of my family supported both Bill and Hillary in Arkansas.  As committed as I was to Hillary, immediately, I began to diligently campaign for the best-est President ever, POTUS Obama, because he had then become my Party's candidate.  That's what spoiled brats Bernie supporters should have done - with all due respect that's what Bernie should have done, and should be doing so even till this day.
Bernie - What Party Are You?
Is Bernie an "Independent" or "Democrat"! 

Sanders, in his 2016, Official Senate Press Release, he referred to himself as an "Independent"; other statements simply omitted his Party affiliations.  He serves in the Senate as a Progressive "Independent", and since the Trump win, he has now returned to the Senate as an "Independent"  -  Where is the loyalty to the Democratic Party? 

I have always been a fan of Bernie as he has some original good ideas.  I often say there are " little lies", "damned big lies", and "statistics".  I prefer to deal in statistics.   Most of the ideas Bernie touted during his campaign were those of Hillary, or President Obama's while often times in an attempt to get the Republican Legislature to do something for this country.  I.e.:  The $15 equal pay was Hillary's which most of California had already put it into place before Bernie touted it.   Hillary founded the "Single Payer, which he finally gave her credit after leading his Trump-voting followers to believe he had an original though.

The gun registration was President Obama and Hillary.  I know it was President Obama who first addressed free college education.  That idea resonated with me because I spent years in or around education and youth, and long before President Obama was elected, I campaigned to politicians and whomever would listen; that we should extend high school through the junior college level free - no book fees - no class registration fees. 

BS voted against the Brady Bill five times. The NRA backed BS.  Let's not talk about the "Sierra Blanca" issue in Texas where he tried to run over the citizens made up of poorer Latino members ... The list goes on.

I won't address details on these and other concerns because neither the Democratic Party nor Bernie's Trump-voting followers vetted him properly - do your own homework.  The Party never addressed the fact that even his constituents on the Hill said he can't get along with people.  It is reported that he would not compromise with other legislators - Some interpret "the other guy" as having similar temperaments... I say: "little things effects little minds".

Now he just won't stop.  After the primaries, he egotistically would not exercise his power over his followers and/or his "rural" voter base and call upon them, in a leader-like manner, to come in lock step with the Party's candidate of choice - throwing his full support on the candidate chosen by the People.  BS is still bastardizing Hillary's good name ... Bernie the campaign is over --- Just saying...

He continues to show the Democratic Party he has no loyalty to them.  Apparently, he finds it much better to be Party-critical than to be Party-correct or Party-supportive.

And now Bernie continues to tout himself a Democratic leader while I believe his "right now status" is serving as an "Independent Party" legislator; a self-serving 7... year old, who appeared to become drunk with power as he gained lots of money and a small rise in supporters during the primaries --- a man who will never become President .......... But I regress ... We all know someone else whom the popular vote said could never ..........      --- Just saying...  

Monday, November 14, 2016

THE COSBY SHOW RETURNS TO TV DECEMBER 19TH

THE COSBY SHOW RETURNS TO TELEVISION DECEMBER 19, 2016

IT'S ABOUT TIME!  Read More - click photo


Wanda Dorn, Judge Steve Stevens (c)
Dr. Alvin Poussaint,  Consultant
to the Cosby Show (seated ctr)

MICHELLE OBAMA'S HALLMARK LEGACY ON THIS COUNTRY


MICHELLE OBAMA HAS LEFT HER 

HALLMARK LEGACY ON THIS COUNTRY

By Leaving Her Stamp Of Authenticity on the footprints of America 

Michelle Obama - Wong/Getty Image

THE HONORABLE FLOTUS MICHELLE OBAMA 

Came into the Flotus position with her demanding "CALLING CARD".  That calling card was not blank with just her name as usual;  that calling card was inscribed with indelible ink that said:  "I demand respect and I will leave my mark of a civilized American society when I make my graceful exit from the most beautiful and most powerful house in the world - the White House".

This "Woman" (in Business Protocol we refer to a woman that carries herself with "power" and confidence as "woman" - not a girl, not even as lady) ... 

This woman has served her Country well, with grace, beauty and power.  As importantly, she has served the Black citizens of America well.  She has served young women of all ethnicities well. 


Michelle Obama - Official Portrait '13
A woman who reflects "power"
History is made only when it is written and when we tell the story to our youth ... so go tell our First Lady and the world what she has done for not just America, but the world.
  
For more information on at least sixteen of Michelle's many outstanding accomplishments - visit the blackdoctor.org website: 


President Obama's legacy, of course, is another fifteen-page blog that I will let someone else compile and share theirs with you .


I just have to add one of my favorite "Business Protocol" adages:

"Behind every good man is a good woman"    

However, I  caution men and tell successful women:


 "Behind every good woman is a good housekeeper"! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I WAS HONORED TO HAVE BEEN A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE COMMEMORATION


It Was An Honor to have been a Guest Speaker at the April 24th Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Blog by +Wanda Dorn        #wandascafe


Wanda Dorn, Guest Speaker
Armenian Genocide Commemoration

The Armenian Genocide Commemoration


It was an honor to have been a "guest Speaker" at the April 24th, Armenian Genocide Commemoration several years ago.

I was also selected to be one of twenty-one community leaders appointed by the Mayor and City Council, to advise on instituting the April 24th, Genocide Commemoration Day, and the lowering of the Armenian National Flag, which was immediately adopted by the City.  It was exciting and educationally inclusive to learn more about the issues and concerns surrounding the Armenian community's request for a commemoration day.

I'm wishing everyone a wonderful April 24th Commemoration again this year.

Originally posted last year, April, 2015.  

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SMITHSONIAN'S AFRICAN ART MUSEUM TO ADD TWO NEW BILL COSBY RELATED ITEMS

+Wanda Dorn 


HE MUST BE ADDED TO "ALL" TELEVISION AND/OR FILM HISTORY BECAUSE HE EARNED IT - HE IS A PART OF ART HISTORY

SHOULD SMITHSONIAN'S NEW NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICN ART ON THE NATIONAL MALL ADD TWO NEW ITEMS RELATED TO BILL COSBY?

WHAT'S YOUR OPINION? 

  HERE'S MINE... 

(as posted on Yahoo today - didn't make any corrections. I wanted it exactly as posted)


HE MUST BE ADDED TO" ALL" TELEVISION AND FILM HISTORY.  HE IS BLACK HISTORY OF TELEVISION and film BECAUSE HE EARNED IT due to his outstanding works no matter his possible personal character flaws (like many White celebrities and politicians have.  I say White because no matter how ugly a White star gets, they do not get crucified like Black men). 


If it weren't for him most of the Black actors and television shows would not exist. 

He is "only" alleged.  These star-struck women chose their path; to put their star-struck careers before any alleged wrong doing.  Now they want us to be their judge and jury without presenting any concrete evidence, just allegations; to do what they should have done if they are telling the truth.  We don't know what's true and what's not true.  Some (if not all), I believe, is in it for money. They are capable of choosing money over what's right - how?  They choose their career money.  They said they evaluated and selected not to report because of their career (money).  That does not sound like an innocent victim to me.  It sounds like someone mature enough to be calculating, and they should live with their decisions. 

No one can convince me those many women chose their career over reporting being violated If they knew for a fact it happened. 

Innocent until "proven" guilty.  "Hearsay"(hersay) is not proof.  

Even if one or a dozen are lying, they should be outed because their actions make it difficult for actual victims to be believed.