Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ujaama and Nia

On December 29, we honored Ujaama by discussing the importance of supporting black owned businesses, especially after the news of the brother from NYC who died on Black Friday at the Long Island Wal-Mart. At the Institute we have two members who are sole practitioners. The blogger of Doology is also the owner of LLWE Business Services Plus, and the audience learned a great deal about what is on a W-2 and the complexities of the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit).

On December 30 (Nia), Brother Chris Powell gave a presentation on important black educators such as John Hope Franklin, Mary McLeod Bethune and Dr. Ralph Bunche. Brother Zeb Coleman talked about his primary role at the Institute, which is to sell the Black Koptic Press Release, our official print publication which is managed by Minister Evans.

No comments: