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Richmond, VA 23220

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Saturday, March 26, 2016 will be The Tenth Annual Black Marriage Day RVA.

2016 Theme: Building Strong Marriages in Times of Social Crisis!

Free Admission: Suggested Donations @ door: $20 Adult Couples / $10 Adult Singles

Time: 10am - 3:30pm

Featured Keynote speakers: Ena Yaa & Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti of Akoben Institue; Atlanta, GA.

This power house couple is known for their powerfully profound workshops: COMPLEMENTARITY: Thoughts for Afrikan Warrior Couples. Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti's consistent, fruitful useful writings, while being an educator in his home school, Akoben. A son, husband and father! After completing an obstacle course through Chicago St. U. & Atlanta's "famed" Morehouse College, both he and his loyal wife, Ena Yaa, resigned teaching positions at Morehouse; estatblished a home school (shula) to truly educate their daughter and other children whose parents yearned for alternatives to America's Public School indoctrination experimental camps.They named it Akoben or "war horn" the Akan symbol of vigilance and wariness. The horn is used to sound a battle cry.

  • Workshops for Youth and Teens 8yrs - 13yrs of age.
  • Vendors (Afrikan Market Place)
  • Food by Chef Mamusu

Sponsored By Richmond Association of Black Social Workers, Richmond Kwanzaa Kollective

Supported By Fahodi Shule, Ankobea Abusua Society and Rise Up RVA

Marriage Doesn’t Belong Solely to the Couple, but to the Community!

"The black community has the distinction of the lowest marriage rate in America," says Nisa Muhammad, founder of Black Marriage Day through her organization, Wedded Bliss Inc. in Washington DC in 2001 and is now celebrated in over 300 cities and communities... "When White America has a cold, Black America has pneumonia. And we don't have the resources or history to rebound as quickly."

Black Marriage Day is observed in a myriad of ways; weddings, group date nights, cruises or marriage educational workshops and is open to singles, widowed, married couples, divorced, dating couples and anyone who is interested in discussing healthy relationships.

Why Black Marriage Day? Black married couples make more money, our kids do better in school, and marriage rescues families from poverty, children are less likely to go to jail, or become teen parents and get divorced. In 1960, 61 percent of African Americans were married; today the rate hovers at a dismal 31 percent. When families do better communities do better. It’s time for change!

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