The African American Holiday Association

(AAHA)

 

We Provide Holiday Presentations/Ceremonies for

  • Black Love Day,Feb 13

  • MLK Birthday

  • Rituals of Reconciliation

  • Women’s History Month

  • Easter

  • D.C. Emancipation Day – April 16th

  • Juneteenth  - June 19th

  • Kwanzaa

  • Black History Month
  • Grandparents Day
  • International Breath Day
  • Weddings
  • Funerals,
  • Baby Showers (Mamatotos)
  • Libations
Support Black Love Day - Feb. 13

Black Love Day – Feb. 13th

Black Love Day (BLD), Feb. 13th,  is the 3rd nationally, observed African-American Holiday (wholyday) of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black Love through 5 tenets (loving acts) - for the Creator, for Self, for the Black Family, the Community and the Black Race.  whites in the 24 hours, "show love in action" towards Blacks, work on their own racial attitudes and behaviors.  BLD is an alternative to the commercial Valentine's Day. 


PRESS RELEASE:
 

26th Black Love Day, Feb. 1th Uplifts Black Women as We All Heal, We Heal a Nation

 

Black Love Day, Feb. 13th, this year, 2019, is celebrating 26 years of creating solutions for better relationships within Black and White communities with this year’s 2019 theme: “Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation”.   The 2019 activities that will address this theme are:  The Official 26th Black Love Relationship Ceremony in the D.M.V, a Global Black Love Convergence On-Line and the 1st Radical Self-Love, Self-Care Day.  It’s not “where you go” but what you “do” to demonstrate love on BLD that makes it so special as a more cultural alternative to the commercial Valentine's Day with further goals to:  increase peace, stop violence, end Black self-hatred and White supremacy racism, Black Love Day encourages us to return to love to transform and heal all of our relationships.  

   

As the 3rd observed African-American holiday or wholyday of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of 5 loving acts or tenets:  For The Creator, for Self, for the Black Family, the Community and for the Black Race with Whites in the 24 hours showing love in action towards Blacks and working on their own racial attitudes and behaviors-- Black Love Day (BLD) gives us a rare chance, in these polarized times, to uplift and reconnect. 


The “Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation” initiative focuses on the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America in 1619 at Jamestown, VA.  BLD and the year’s campaign will help heal the inequalities that “Black women” have dealt with since 1619 to this day, due to the institution of slavery, the structural racism that evolved from it, and the sex discrimination and oppression inflicted on women.  Being at the intersection of both racism and sexism, Black women and girls, have had to rise above this double impact on Black women’s consciousness, self-esteem, self-love and self-care;  their relationships with their men, their children and other women, Black and White alike; their parenting styles; the economic gaps in pay wages, housing, wealth building and up-ward mobility; the gaps in mental, emotional, behavioral health stability for the creation of quality-loving relationships and involvements in families and communities; disproportionate incarceration of Black and Brown women and girls; and disproportionate health concerns from medical institutions and  the day to day stress of showing resilience from the poverty, oppression, abuse,  trauma, unequal treatment, and injustices as deeply impactful issues as the legacy of slavery. 


Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder of Black Love Day, the non-profit, African American Holiday Association (AAHA) and founder/CEO of PositivEnergyWorks, a Certified Optimum Life Breathologists (C.O.L.B) and a women, who has used generational, cellular, and sub-conscious clearing techniques to heal herself as an abused women and mother of a slain son, has also supported the healing of millions through radio, t.v., in print, on stage, and in private practice using O.L.B., her Circles for Racial and Diversity Healing,  her Black Love Day messages and the Ritual of Reconciliation. 


She states, “With the focus on the 400th anniversary beginning of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and it’s resultant generational impact still lingering at the root of so many of our relationship dysfunctions  today, we get to release some of the suppressed post and present-traumatic stress disorders of Black women – the anthropological mothers of civilization, who mothered White women’s babies while often their own babies were torn out of their wombs or left un-nourished; who were raped by their masters and pitted against their master’s wives and other black women- just some of the issues that need to be addressed.  Let’s use this year’s BLD to do more than dialogue, but to go into action”.  For further information on these solutions and BLD activities, go to www.AfricanAmericanHolidays.org or call 202-667-2577###


WHAT IS BLACK LOVE DAY (BLD) 

Black Love Day (BLD) is the 3rd nationally commemorated African-American Holiday (wholyday) observance of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black Love through 5 tenets (loving acts) - for The Creator, for Self, for the Black Family, the Black Community, and the Black Race.  BLD also encourages Whites in the 24 hour period to "show love in action" towards Blacks by working on their own racial attitudes and behaviors..  The goals of this day are to increase peace, stop violence, end Black self-hatred and White supremacy/racism, to offer a spiritual, African-centered,
alternative to the commercialized, and sometimes violent, ValentineDay.

Since 1993 the first BLD, Ayo Handy-Kendi, has shared the BLD tenets and their higher love vibrations with millions on radio, t.v,  in print, on college campuses, with community organizations, and through her “Black Love Book”,  which can be ordered through www.AfricanAmericanHolidays.org

Furthermore, Handy-Kendi is the founder of the Ritual of Reconciliation, foundation ritual of Black Love Day and a ritual of reconnection anytime;  Optimum Life Breathology (OLB), and PositivEnergyWorks, LLC with over 40 years of experience in transformative breath practices and wholistic healing of cellular memory which enabled her to evolve from her own pain and trauma as a mother of a slain teenager, and addicted behavior and repressed memories of being sexually and verbally abused as a child.

CONTACT INFORMATION

To schedule Ayo Handy-Kendi for an interview; to acquire “The Black Love Book”;  to host a
Black Love Relationship Ceremony or "Ritual of Reconciliation or to inquire about her
“Breathology Racial Healing” or “Breath and Sound Experiences, please contact, Rashida
Thomas, publicist, 202-667- 2577 or 202-422- 9987 (TEXT ONLY)
  60 SECOND PSA  
What would happen if around the Nation and the World, for 24 hours on Black Love Day, February 13, everyone in the Black community performed at least, 5 specific acts of love – towards the Creator, for Self, for Family, for the Community and for the Black Race, and at the same time, everyone in the White community put “love in action towards Blacks? 
 
This is what happens on Black Love Day Feb. 13, the 3rd nationally, observed African-American holiday (wholyday) of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black Love now celebrating its 24th year.  To increase peace, stop violence, end Black self-hatred and White supremacy/racism, Black Love Day encourages us to return to love to transform and heal all of our relationships.
 
FOR Global Activities  ON-LINE GATHERINGS, view https://www.positivenergyworks.com/upcoming-events.html

Go to www.AfricanAmericanHolidays.org   to learn how to celebrate Black Love Day, a more spiritual and less commercialized alternative to Valentine’s Day.  

Or  call 202-667-2577, that’s 202-667-2577.  ###

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2019 BLACK LOVE DAY, Feb. 13th

Demonstrate the 5 Tenants of Black Love wherever you are, because it is not where you go on Black Love Day, Feb. 13th, it is what you do to act in love for 24 hours.

 

GLOBAL:

What:            BLACK LOVE CONVERGENCE ON-LINE WEBCAST:

When:            Wed, Feb. 13    from 12 Noon – 12:30 P.M. (EST).

Where:           Wherever you are in the world.      

 

Come together on-line on Black Love Day, Feb. 13th, in a cellular clearing and global visualization/activation to “Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation” facilitated by Ayo Handy-Kendi, the Breath Sekou, founder of Black Love Day and the Ritual of Reconciliation.


Featuring the vibrational sound offerings by Earth Love Tune Up Crew (ELTUC). To take part in the webcast, subscribe free and follow the Link to VIEW the webcast. www.PositivEnergyWorks.com

 

IN THE LOCAL D.C. METROPOLITAN AREA, home of Black Love Day

What:            26TH OFFICIAL BLACK LOVE RELATIONSHIP CEREMONY

When:             Wed, Feb. 13, Black Love Day from 6 – 9 p.m.

Where:          Beulah Baptist Church

6056 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights, Md. 20743

Free / Open to the Public. Love Donations Appreciated. Light refreshments.

 

RSVP:  202-667-2577 or ayomeansjoy@yahoo.com

 

Celebrate Black Love with featured artists, Freedom Nsoroma EL, and Master Poet, CeLillianne Greene; Experience the Ritual of Reconciliation, a profound ceremony of forgiveness, atonement and love’s healing power ● Demonstrate the 5 Tenets of Black Love facilitated by Sekou Ayo Handy-Kendi, Breathologist, founder, BLD.

 

Demonstrate the 5 Tenants of Black Love wherever you are – because it is not where you “go” on Black Love Day, it is what you “do” to act in love for 24 hours. ###

 


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, ON BLACK LOVE DAY;


***Contact AAHA by email for consultation on your Black Love Relationship Ceremony or  ways to celebrate and demonstrate love wholistically: 

info@AficanAmericanHolidays.org  or call 202-667-2577

 

 ***Explanation Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohAXTFRqfM

 

 ***Black Love Song, Family Love Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzgDaioIYys

 

 ***Join in Dialogue for the new love movement for those age 50+:  www.facebook.com/SBBShow

***Send in your Black love suggestions, highlights of your days activities or love shout-outs to IloveBlackLoveDay.Facebook.com to share the love vibration for the healing of the planet.




 

SOME TRADITIONAL THINGS TO DO ON BLACK LOVE DAY:


·** It's NOT WHERE YOU GO for Black Love Day (BLD) - it is WHAT YOU DO to demonstrate (show) love on this day.  Demonstrate the 5 Tenets (acts of love) on BLD to transform on this wholyday, then practice these tenets everyday to maintain the higher vibration of love   Events and activities are held in honor of, to celebrate or to commemorate Black Love Day, so make the distinction. For example:  Black Love Day is not the Black Luv Festival or the Relationship Ceremony, both held in D.C..  Instead Black Love Day, Feb. 13th is commemorated for 24 hours, both locally, nationally and internationally.


*** The greeting is Nya Akoma (N yah Ah comah) means get a heart, be patient

*** Display the Akoma , an ancient African Adinkra symbol of love, patience, goodwill, faithfulness and endurance. This heart-shaped symbol was re-named and co-opted as a “Valentine”;


***Wear the colors Purple and Black – purple for spiritual growth and royalty; black for the color of the people and freedom from evil (Psalms 7 or 12);


  ***Buy BLD conscious-raising gifts from Black merchants, practicing the tenet of  Black Race love.  Avoid the usual Valentine’s candy, trinkets, stuffed animals, jewelry.  Consider buying healing products or food, inspirational, spiritual gift or hand-crafted gifts, made from the heart;


***In-gather the people at a Black Love Relationship Ceremony including in the Ritual of Reconciliation;


***If there is no local community, BLD Relationship Ceremony, feel free to start one by contacting us, here at AAHA. 



***And, you can create a BLD Relationship Ceremony, right in your own home space.  The Black Love Book offers a complete guide in setting up the ceremony, offering all of the official practices;


***Need suggestions on “how to demonstrate love”?  Read the “Black Love Book” for over 100 or more acts of love that can be demonstrated;

26TH ANNIVERSARY SALE OF" THE BLACK LOVE BOOK"

***Get “The Black Love Book-  the definitive guide to the Wholyday", 4th edition, by Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder, Black Love Day – The rituals of BLD, Conducting a Relationship Ceremony, History of Valentine’s Day, Self-love and relationship tips, more, are included. 


SPECIAL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SALE ON THE BLACK LOVE BOOK

HALF OFF THE REGULAR PRICE

For Limited Time Only:  Feb 2 - 30, 2019


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***Send in your Black love suggestions, highlights of your days activities or love shout-outs to IloveBlackLoveDay.Facebook.com to share the love vibration for the healing of the planet.