Join us on Saturday, February 15th for the 4th Annual Black Love: Akoma Day Symposium presented by the Afrakan Independence Day Organizing Commitee, Urban Shamans Productions & BMAAT Incorporated. The symposium will be held at Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods Restaurant located at 310 South 48th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143. From 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased at Eventbrite or at Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods Restaurant and tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event.


This event is a merging of two separate celebrations, we offer this platform that educates our people on the tremendous value of relationships, marriage and the significance of family development. Akoma Day is a Universal Love Holiday that was created by both Montsho & Nwasha Edu founders of the Akoma House Initiative in Trenton, New Jersey. Which is a week long celebration from February 14 through the 20th as a cultural alternative to Valentine's Day. Black Love Day which was founded by Mama Ayo Handi Kendi and is observed on February 13 is currently the third nationally commemorated African American holiday.