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Join us for Black Voices: Inspiring and Empowering Quotes from Global Thought Leaders, book signing at Hedzole Restaurant in Washington, DC! This is the first stop on our year-long Black Voices book tour. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate the power of Black voices and Black History’s impact on society. Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor, founder of the National Black Cultural Information Trust, Inc. and author of Black Voices will sign copies of her new book!

Event Details:

Black History Month Book Signing:
Black Voices, Inspiring and Empowering Quotes from Global Thought Leaders

Location: Hedzole Pan African Soul
Hedzole is Ghanaian-American fast casual restaurant owned and operated by Candice Mensah. The “create your bowl” concept highlights flavors from West Africa and the wider African diaspora.

5505 Colorado Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
Date: February 10, 2024
Time: 6:30pm ET


Learn more about Black Voices, Inspiring and Empowering Quotes from Global Thought Leaders:

Black Voices, Inspiring and Empowering Quotes from Global Thought Leaders

Find wisdom, inspiration, and new insight in this definitive volume of empowering quotes from the Pan African world. Black Voices is your go-to source for powerful words from both famous Black people in history and new and lesser-known voices. From this diverse spectrum of perspectives and experiences, gain a deeper understanding of Black culture and history.

Spotlighting Black writers, artists, scholars, politicians, activists, and visionaries from all eras and backgrounds, each quote is accompanied by a short biography of its writer or speaker. This engaging and information-packed book touches on aspects and subjects relevant to Black lives, including and featuring, among many others, the voices of:

  • Culture and History: Werewere Liking, author (Cameroon)
  • Education and Knowledge: Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo, author, poet, and playwright (Kenya)
  • Justice, Civil Rights, and Human Rights: Ida B. Wells, journalist and activist (USA)
  • Race and Racism: Paul Stephenson, civil rights activist (UK)
  • Gender, Feminism, and Womanism: Ketanji Brown Jackson, first Black woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court (USA)
  • Peace and Love: Basetsana Kumalo, businesswoman and television personality (South Africa)
  • Inspiration, Hope, and Perseverance: Dudley Laws, activist (Canada)
  • Freedom and Liberation: Claudia Jones, political activist and cofounder of Notting Hill Carnival (UK)
  • Politics: Francia Márquez, 13th vice president of Colombia
  • Blackness: Walter Rodney, scholar and activist (Guyana)
  • Pan Africanism: Amy Jacques Garvey, Pan Africanist, journalist, and civil rights activist (Jamaica)

The book also features the lush, vibrant artwork of six Black artists from around the world:

  • Affen Segun, Nigerian painter (Instagram: @affensegun)
  • Erin K. Robinson, American illustrator (Instagram: @brooklyndolly)
  • Gilles Mayk Navangi, Belgian painter, illustrator, and sculptor (Instagram: @ngm_world)
  • Nicole Collie, Bahamian painter (Portfolio:
  • Rendani Nemakhavhani, South African illustrator, visual artist, and art director (Instagram: @prsdnthoney)
  • Uzo Njoku, Nigerian American visual artist (Portfolio:

Black Voices is a must-have reference to Pan African culture and history. Proceeds go to the National Black Cultural Information Trust, Inc.

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Book Signing: Black Voices, Inspiring and Empowering Quotes


IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.