Updating my vitae and I was reminded we created a cultural innovation hub with the Kuumba Kafe/Images of Africa. Vegan dining, smoothies, desserts, live music, readings, African art, Black literature, book discussions and lots of laughter all under one roof. Operated in Little Rock in1995 to early 2002 before soul veganism and vegetarianism became popular in Little Rock.
Past presenters and performers included Haki Madhubuti Haki Madhubuti, James Leary, Jessica Care Moore, Kevin Powell, Ivan Van Sertima, John Henrik Clarke, Kathy Couch Maryman, Tim Anthony, Gerald Johnson, Ras Levi Llaila O Afrika and numerous others.
The urge returns periodically to try it again but then the thoughts of an island home with large kitchen takes over. 🤣🤣 -