Sankofa United & Seshemet Community Council Presents...
Sister Shahrazad Ali
in Pittsburgh for the First time
From the Powerful Documentary Hidden Colors 1 & 3
Last Day of Unity in the Community we had over 500 people that turned out. The action packed lecture with Brotha Umar Johnson turned out Pittsburgh.
This year we want to repeat Why we Unite and send Strength to Power in Numbers here in the burgh.
This year we hope to Unite All Black Men & Women from All walks of life. Uniting the Professionals, Artists, Organizers, Mentors, Educators, Scholars, etc.
with everyone pulling together on the same common accord to UPlift Black People & Make Sure we Have Knowledge & Power to Grow Ourselves & Strengthen OUR Communities.
Doors Open @ 3p
General Admission with Book Signing $15
Door Admission is $20.
For the First tIme Ever we are offering VIP
VIP includes a chance to meet Shahrazad Ali in a more intimate setting and food & drinks in V.I.P room
starts @ 2p
all Vending is offered at Early Bird rate until May 25th
About Shahrazad Ali
Uniting Black Men & Black Women & Strengthening the Black Family.
Annual Unity in the Community Day
Shahrazad Ali born in Atlanta, raised in Cincinnati, Ohio is an author of several books, including an 180-page, self-published paperback called The Blackman’s Guide to Understanding the Blackwoman. The book was controversial bringing “forth community forums, pickets and heated arguments among blacks in many parts” of the US when it was published in 1989.
Stories about the book appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Newsday, and Newsweek. Ali appeared on ‘Tony Brown’s Journal’, the ‘Sally Jessy Raphael Show’, ‘The Phil Donahue Show’, and ‘Geraldo’ TV programs, was ridiculed on In Living Color. The book reportedly “brought black bookstores new business”, while other black bookstores banned it. It also provoked a book of essays (called Confusion by Any Other Name) “exploring the negative impact” of The Blackman’s Guide.
n August 2013, Ali “re-emerged” in the media as a guest commentator on the HLN program Dr. Drew on Call. She was also interviewed on the The Trisha Goddard Show along with white supremacist Craig Cobb, agreeing with Cobb that the black and white races should be separated.
Ali is a member of the Nation of Islam, the mother of 12 children, nine of them adopted.