Afriware Books is inviting students ages 8-16 to share their poetry about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on this website as a response to this blog post. The first 10 students to post can come in the store to receive a free African-centered accessory. To add your post, click on the "comments" link in the upper right hand corner of this post to enter your poem. AfriWare will check for the post when the student stops in the store, and the student will pick from three items. Please keep in mind that this is a public forum, so your poem could be shared on a number of social media sites, and should be family friendly. Our regular hours are Thu.-Fri. 10-6, Saturday 10-5:30pm. We will also be open January 18, 2016 from 10-3pm at 1701 S. 1st Ave., Suite 503, Maywood, IL 60153. Thank you in advance for your sharing your creative writings with us.
Black Youth of Chicago are ALIVE! How proud I feel to see them taking the lead in the protests starting with Black Friday and continuing forward. Black youth and what Harold Washington used to call the “Rainbow Coalition” have put the Mayor and entire administration on defense…they seem to be scrambling to put together a believable story. But, like the light snow we’ve had in Chicago to date, it won’t stick. #WVON deserves special high praise for staying on the ground and giving a megaphone to the voice of the people… Change is in the air and in the heart of the people…and, it feels like spring. Only in Chicago… #blacklivesmatter #alllivesmatter
My name is Nzingha Nommo, Owner/Founder of Afriware Books, Co. I've been in business over 27 years. Thought I could share a few things along the way that may be of use to others thinking about or currently in the book business. I also dabble in veganism, natural hair and other odds and ends.