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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY TO DIASPORAFRI, LLC!!!

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY TO DIASPORAFRI, LLC!!!!!!! Over the past year, DiasporAfri, LLC has blessed MANY people with 5 star handmade waist beads, original design headband, bracelets, earrings, anklets, and necklaces, (I’ve been busy!), and every purchase has received 5 stars; I’ve even shipped internationally to Botswana and Australia (DiasporAfri’s REACH has gone far!), and customers have noted the quality and attention to detail. People from ALL OVER the WORLD have commented, liked, and interacted with educative and uplifting blogs written by me. People have attended my webinars and engaged in uplifting dialogue that they admit has helped them see things in a new way and transformed their mind. People have enjoyed (and asking for) my original lyrics over popular rap beats (including songs written and produced by me), they have purchased and enjoyed my book of poems (one customer read them to his family!). People have interviewed me, and have been interviewed by me, and I have been asked to speak on some panels. All of these people are BLACK PEOPLE, from all over the world, and that is the goal of DiasporAfri, LLC, to reach Black people, and I have done that in this year. I look forward to what next year brings! I can only imagine extreme growth. By the way, I am featured on an amazing album coming out soon, so you’ll get to stream my lyrics (I’ll let you know when it comes out!)

WOW, so much to write! I am so PROUD of myself and I did my BEST with what I have been given, I will do even more next year and DIASPORAFRI will be globally accepted as the home of the Global Black Diaspora. WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE WHAT’S NEXT!

If you want to support, please support buy purchasing jewelry, attending a webinar, purchasing a book of poems, spreading the word, investing, and donating to my CashApp $AlaAdaeze.

There is still time to register for today’s class for $5 only! Find the details along with the course description, here, and sign up before 5:30pm CST! If you’ve read this far, you get 50% off everything plus FREE SHIPPING! Use code: ‘BIRTHDAY’

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New #Poem: “400” Part 2 – #MusicMondays

Check out this video of my latest poem, “400” part 2, then check out the song, “400” part 1, written and produced by me! (the words to this poem are at the bottom of this page)

History Lesson: 400© on SoundCloud written and produced by Ndidi Love – https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/

If you know me then you know what I’m on
Igbo kwenu
Ada Awka
I’m a daughter of the sun
Free Biafra free Nnamdi the entire nation
If it’s Africans for Africa that’s pan-Africa
& We going back to Africa that’s my decision
Call the army call up Garvey
We united as 1
& we marching like an army
We ain’t doing this for fun
Take a step back & regret that
Double down or be done
If you not for me you against me stay on code & B1
Or you want a rerun
Of this 400 & 1
Claim your status as a Hebrew
& just learn your lesson
Or This 11 day journey
Turn to 40 & 1
This a really simple journey
What’s the argument for
Y’all look just like each other
What’s the diaspora war
Y’all use the same comb & grease
That’s enough to have peace
That’s enough to keep quiet with your freedom of speech cuz it ain’t freedom if you not lifting your sister in peace
If you tearing her down, then you doing the least
Na you doing the most
Social media posts
But on the corner when they step to you, you be going ghost.
Look…. i’m just hear to tell you like it is
Think of things to bring legacy to your kids
Do the thing that we all remember you for
Don’t be the one that leads to us to 400 more.

Ndidi Love ©2021

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Lessons From Dblock Verzuz Dipset: #Verzuz

Hello All! obviously, this is not a post that was in the drafts, I had to create time for this post, the same way Dblock made it worth my time to stay up watching their performance during Verzuz! Well, I have been loving Dblock for probably half my life or more than half at this point, and if you’re wondering who Dblock is, it’s the Lox! The Lox is a hip hop trio that first came out on Bad Boy records in 1997. They went on to make hits for themselves and others, and had the biggest transition of their career when they signed to Ruff Ryders, joining the likes of DMX, Swizz Beatz, Eve, and Drag-on. They are not mainstream mumble rappers, they are raw, and spit records that are timeless, as we saw last night. Well I want to talk about what I learned from them lastnight, not so much their music, which I love, but that could take all day.

I am so in love with what I saw last night simply because I like the small lessons just as mush as the big. Here we have 3 Black men, they have not placed themselves out there as any moral authority, but they are consistent. I believe they are consistent with each other, first. Three Black men who met in high school, remained about their business, grew in life and in business together, and protected each other with integrity. Someone pointed out that they have been together all this time with no scandals, public fallouts, gossip interviews, etc. I would like to add that, I’m sure it does not mean that they have never disagreed on anything, we just didn’t know about it. I am sure these brothers have seen each other go through all kinds of things; I know Styles P is married and has been married for like 25 years (to a beautiful cocoa Black Queen by the way), I don’t know if Sheek Louch or Jadakiss is married, but these brothers I’m sure have seen each other though relationships, business, highs and lows, and everything in-between. Even when they left Bad Boy, they protected each other and moved forward as a team. Why am I saying all this? because it showed up in their performance. Everyone was saying Dipset would win because they have more mainstream hits. I agree that Dipset can get me turned up in the club, but their performance last night was reflective of all the drama they’ve had with each other, and their lack of preparation. No disrespect to them, I am making a point about unity, execution, and doing what you love. No matter what happens behind the scenes, make it a point to be a united front, don’t go off popularity and numbers, because when it’s time to execute, it will show up in your performance. The amount of times I got up and danced last night to a Dipset song did not stop the fact that when Dblock was performing, they captured the attention of our minds. Even if I was dancing, I was attentively and listening eyes glued to the screen, the energy that Dblock put forth made me pay more attention. Jadakiss especially was flowing all night, the Lox clearly prepared and didn’t need to rap over a track to help them, they were effortless in execution, they were a unit and stood side by side clearly as brothers. If you notice, Dipset kept their shades on, took longer to get comfortable, and they didn’t interact with each other as much. Everybody publicly knows the issues they have with each other and what they have accused each other of on interviews. I do not know Dipset, but I can guess and say that they have avoided their issues and focused on popularity, I can see it in their interactions on stage. I watch couples do that a lot; step outside as a broken unit, but since they look good together, they think people won’t pick up on the lack of cohesion. Everything is energy baby. Dipset counted on their popularity and the sound of their hits to make them champions, but nothing beats cohesiveness, effort, preparation, and passion that was displayed by Dblock (why I loved them all these years).

This is a blog dedicated to the unity and uplifting of Black people right? So, my people, my people; I am not here to scold Dipset, or act like I know them; I used Dblock’s victory as an example of what we can all do when we focus on cohesiveness as a people, working out our problems as a community, and remaining consistent on the path to liberation. A united front is what we need. For some reason, people think it cannot be done, but again, other communities do it all the time, chaos and drama isn’t necessary for entertainment. We not only look to other cultures, but what we have done in the past as Africans cohesively living amongst one another. I only speak of the example of other cultures as something you can see right now, since people claim they need evidence of what their eyes can see. Asians and Jews specifically probably have internal conflicts, beef, and outliers. They all do because human interactions come with disagreements; but when it’s time to unite they always show up. That is what we need – we need the spirit of Dblock, let’s not publicly bash each other anymore, and cancel each other. I am sure that this blog post here is the only blog post in 10 years that I spoke a little negative about a celebrity, but I in no way wish to trash talk anyone publicly, I wish Dipset the best and I enjoyed their songs. We can no longer continue to be the only people who make all of our shortcomings and disagreements public for public consumption. Every gossip blogger’s main content is Black celebrities and even making up stories just for a click, it’s the honest truth – let’s change that. Let us get back to being talented, create something that we can consume that is good for our soul, together. Let us always practice standing up to injustice in our everyday life so that when national occurrences happen, we are ready to stand united and fight for what’s right. Focus on what is lasting and not fleeting in the moment. All those other groups who thought they are going to win this time based on their track record of looking good will be surprised the day we as Black people come together as united and consistent, and last but not least, victorious!

Join the upcoming Decolonize Your Mind™ class NEXT MONDAY August 9th, 15 spots available! and pair it with your favorite Melanated Gem™ jewelry to remind yourself of who you are everyday!

Toodles!

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New Item Preview!!!

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The Brand New Beautiful Headband© design!

That’s right people, I got some new lettered beads that brings this design to a whole new level, it is absolutely gorgeous! This brand new design will be available in a range of colors, including multicolor, and will be available on August 4th, so be on the lookout! These beads are made of bronze metal and I am so excited to be incorporating bronze metal beads into ALL my designs now. Thank you all for your support so I am able to continue making and perfecting the products you love. 

It Doesn’t Stop There..

The Melanecklace™, the Melananklet™, and the Melanated Drip Earrings™ are all here! Shop now for these items, I guarantee you will loveeeeee!

Reserve Your Spot now, only 15 spots per class! This allows for more targeted Q&A!
Check out the updated course descriptions and sign up for a liberating experience!
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Toodles!