HUNTSVILLE, AL – In the local area of Huntsville, Alabama there are very little opportunities for Africans to socialize in an environment that is stress-free, relaxed, and centered around African culture and all of the many dynamics that represent African people- AND is led by fellow Africans.
The local branch of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project, (AAPDEP), provided that socializing opportunity on December 11th, 2015 at Safari Sports Lounge with the social event, Nfiniti Match Speed Dating!
The city was eager and interested with the idea of a new type of social gathering for Africans; with that same excitement came a tid-bit of anxiousness. However, the turnout was amazing!
There were beautiful, single African men and women everywhere! Some wanted to check an item off of their bucket list and others were looking to meet a special someone.
By the end of the night, all involved had a fantastic evening full of surprises with every new date! One speed dater said, “This was so much fun and I can’t wait till the next one!”
Another noted on how relaxed the atmosphere was and how they felt at ease very quickly because it was so comfortable.
There were some that could not make it to the event for various reasons, but showed their unity in a variety of ways and are enthused for the next AAPDEP Event.
In the city of Huntsville, there was so much support for this event because it was truly a novelty idea for the local area.
The location of the event was donated by Safari Sports Lounge because they believe in the mission of AAPDEP and feel that Africans must show support for fellow Africans.
This was a display of the “One Africa, One Nation” philosophy that is so prevalent in everything that AAPDEP and the Uhuru Movement represent.
Through this event, AAPDEP was able to gain valuable contacts that have contributed to the enhancement of the local chapter in Huntsville.
The idea for a Speed Dating Event came from Black Star Industries, an organization within the Uhuru Movement led by Deputy Chair Ona Zene Yeshitela with the economic philosophy of Marcus Garvey: “Building the Economic Foundation for the African Nation”.
Since the first event was such a success, there is a lot of expressed anticipation for the next event and Huntsville AAPDEP is looking forward to hosting the next speed dating event that will be held at the Lotus Lounge on Friday, February 12th, 2016- just in time for Valentine’s Day activities!
This time there will be even more fun with spoken word, poetry, and music from local artists, including a possible piece from one of the event hosts’, Gracie Berry (@TheeAmazingGrace)!
This event has helped contribute to the fundraising for Zenzele Consignment, which will open in Huntsville on March 26th, 2016.
The plan for the function of the store was recently presented at the “African People’s Socialist Party’s (APSP) 2016 Plenary”, where supporters of the Uhuru Movement, and members of the APSP convene and present a report of the previous year and lay out plans for the coming year.
Zenzele Consignment will be a financial institution that will generate resources so that AAPDEP will be able to create and implement various programs, nationally and internationally.
AAPDEP’s main focus is centered around Education, Agriculture and Healthcare. The programs that will be implemented will contribute to changing the conditions that affect African communities in this country and abroad.
If you are interested in contributing to Zenzele Consignment or would like more information, please visit zenzeleconsignment.com.
For more information on Nfiniti Speed Dating, please visit NfinitiSpeedDating.Blogspot.Com or Like their facebook page at facebook.com/NifinitiMatchSpeedDatingHuntsville.