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Monday, February 26, 2018

nzoCALIFA - Oakland legacy presence #Regina2Rootstech2018

nzoCALIFA -- #Regina2Rootstech2018 This morning's meditation was filled with abundant expectation with all cues intact. First! Clarify your agenda for Rootstech 2018. The Conference boasts over 200 breakout sessions, an innovative/interactive Expo Hall, inspiring speakers like Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr and fantastic events - yup, I need to get into Formation.      

         Cut to the African Heritage Social Event, featuring the groundbreaking historical works of Ms. Regina Mason, who recovered a precedent-setting, memoir written by her great-great-great-grandfather, William Grimes, who authored the first fugitive slave narrative in U.S. history! She's on tour and was in California in January.  Excited, I watched the video trailer of her latest film, and to my surprise playing the role of Elder Williams Grimes was one of my most respected Humanitarians, Community Pillar, Master Artist and beloved Community Wisdom keeper, MR. MICHAEL F. LANGE


I was stunned as Baba Michael is now a cherished Ancestral Communal Guardian who's always been a valiant supporter of our organization's work as 

Kongo SQ West Kinship Society, he was the inspiration and impetus for its launch at the Malonga Center; we even hold in our archives rare footage documenting this kinship. Baba Michael's agency of fairness and justice came to my aid even during legal discourse with the City, as I to witnessed the tumultuous departmental turnover including his disembowelment from now the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts. Baba Michael Lange opened up pathways for works that served Community betterment affording such passageways of engagement towards good service. 
#givepraisetoLife, as I'll wear my #Rootstech2018 badge of honor 
#OaklandProud at the  African Heritage event and you can best believe that 
I will hail up to the name of our invaluable Ancestral Communal Guardian ascended  "Michael F. Lange".  * Thank you, Baba Michael,* 
God Bless the Family. 

Egun Ire'o, Egun Iba'se 
Ancestrally imbued in deep gratitude 

Regina "Califa" Calloway, 
nzoCALIFAncestry
#Regina2Rootstech2018 
#workingmylines 
workingmylines.org


Catch a glimpse of Gina’s Journey: The Search for William Grimes. 
Regina Mason, Executive Producer 
[click link] https://www.rootstech.org/african-heritage-social


Mr. Michael F. Lange's legacy transcends through the 
www.michaellangefoundation in the care of his Family, 

dedicated Leaders and good folks in a shared mission.

Friday, February 23, 2018

nzoCALIFA: Dash tha Gourd and Celebrate thru Dance

 FRI. Feb 23 - Join a Soul-filled Get Dance Instruction 6:30p-7:30p
Afro Urban Society's Nkei Oruche, | 10th St Amphitheater - Oakland Museum

SAT. FEB. 25th 6P-10P | Happy yOUR Story Month,
I celebrate in kinship with SUYA Oakland & Afro Urban Society's
Black Heritage Fete: Dance, Music, Food, Band, DJ & Family History;
Come "Dash My Gourd"
and #nextlevel my works -> #Regina2Roots2018 

Saturday, Feb 24 | 6:00P - 10:00P
EastSide Cultural Center
2277 International Blvd, Oakland
As usual: All-Ages | Food & Drinks | DJ | Culture & More

Featuring:
Gbedu Town RadioCommunity Lab w/ Guest Artists
Live Art by Boze: Living the Art Life 22
Staneisha's (Suya Host) Birthday Celebration
Djayslim on the afro.beats
Words by Nunu Kidane, Priority Africa Network
Black History Month Jeopardy by Kulture Freedom
Afro Urban Society Dance
Get, Give & Go #Dance, here's our pix list of Bay Area Dance /Movement Happenings
Nzo Califa Dance Works

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Envisioned by Ancestral insight - #Regina2Rootstech2018

😊 Honor that which gives you Life, give praise to those that extend your Breath. As I am inspired through Ancestral wisdom, I know the value of such an inter-dynamic relationship vital to the quality of our being.  As #Dance is my breath, #Genealogy has transformed my Life steps into everlasting works inspiring a movement of Ancestral Healing and Communal kinship - all of it  made possible with you! Please share and make ALL aware of my campaign countdown #Regina2Rootstech2018

Love, deep gratitude and appreciation,

Regina "Califa" Calloway
#workingmylines

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

nzoCALIFA: Your History More than a Month

As the excitement grows so does my works in preparation to participate in the
largest Genealogical /Technology Conference in the World.  #RootsTech2018
*smiling* February ushers a mighty sprint towards my #Regina2Rootstech2018 venture drawing inspiration from a powerfully packed experience utilizing my creative gifts, Ancestrally inspired!  Sewing skirts for the Communal Ritual offering of House/Full of Black Woman's Episode: passing/through/the great middle, talking #Genealogy on #BlackBeatBayArea The Flo Wiley show [my segment is from 32:43-44:35] on KGPC 96.9 FM and creating an altar in memory of my Teacher, Gran Abdoulaye Diakite, Bamana of Tambacounda, West Africa *breath*...all phenomenally gratifying - WELL DONE 

*Egun ire'o, thank you Commune+Unity* 

I am pleased to be in one of my favorite coves - #Oakland Family History Center, more names gathered, transcribing stories, refreshing this leg of my campaign amplifying the voices of our Family History. Please do share a good word. 


Your outpouring of sharing surnames, riddles and daring to incite wellness, bringing relief to intergenerational trauma reflect as invaluable teaching moments. I thank you. 


in shared kinship of our story, 

  R. Califa Calloway 
  workingmylines.com 
  #nzoCALIFAncestry 
  #Regina2Rootstech2018