Symbol of life transformation This symbol combines two separate adinkra symbols, the “Morning Star” which can mean a new start to the day, placed inside the wheel, representing rotation or independent movement
Symbol of the majesty and supremacy of God
The Akoma Adinkra symbol looks exactly like a heart, but it represents more. The akoma “heart” symbol represents patience, goodwill, faithfulness, endurance and tolerance. According to the Agbo people group, when a person is said to “have a heart in his stomach,” that person is very tolerant.
The Akoma symbol is very popular in weddings throughout Ghana, and it’s not hard to see why.
-Courtesy of http://blog.africaimports.com/wordpress/2009/06/famous-adinkra-symbols-akoma-symbol/
Kwanzaa, the Harvest.
Thinking back on how productive, joyful, powerful and how eventful this year has been. The challenge of this struggle is keeping yourself true to your pourpose in life. As a dear friend often sais: “Wisdom is the absence of choice”
We shall make our choices always the wise ones.
Happy Kwanzaa to all!
now ocupies a place of honor among our ancestors
Live Always in Our Hearts!
Funtunfunefu Denkyemfunefu (siamese crocodiles), symbol of democracy and unity
The Siamese crocodiles share one stomach, yet they fight over food. This popular symbol is a remind that infighting and tribalism is harmful to all who engage in it.
This is a symbol of democracy and unity in a diverse environment. These reptiles share a common belly, yet they fight over food. There is urgency in implementing this ideology: the union of people from different cultural backgrounds must achieve commonly shared objectives despite their divergent views and opinions about the way of life. The symbol stresses the importance of democracy in all aspects of life. It also encourages inclusiveness, and naturally discourages discrimination.
Denzel Washington narrates a hillarious story about “Anansi da spider big man in da bush. Him teeny-teeny, but animals dem give him big big respect, ’cause him own all da stories in da world.”
An animated Jamaican cartoon told by Denzel Washington, accompanied by the music of reggae band UB40. It is a celebration of African /Jamaican cultural traditions. Illustrations by Steven Guarnaccia. Written by Brian Gleeson.
1991… released 1992
Born Thelma Ermintrude Knights, Aunty Tek took the name Phillip after marriage.
A long time resident of Belmont in St George, Aunty Tek as a pioneer among women in Grenada, breaking long-held stereotypes — from being among the first women to own and drive a car on the island, to a career as a teacher and principal.
But it was folk tales that truly defined her career — as a raconteur, she was said to be rivaled only by the late Jamaican folklorist Louise “Miss Lou” Bennett-Coverley and Trinidad-born and Grenada-raised Paul Keens-Douglas.
-Read more at: http://www.caribjournal.com/2011/12/15/grenada-mourns-its-greatest-storyteller/