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Englewood Pastor Introduces AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER both Actually and Online

Rev. Joel Washington (Khunanpu Sangoma), a veteran resident of Bethel Terrace Co-Op Senior Apartments on 63rd Parkway, has launched the new actual and virtual AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER (AACC) at Reformation Lutheran Church Chicago, ("Young Barack Obama's community organizing sanctuary") 11310 S. Forest Avenue, in the historic Roseland/Pullman Community on the Far South Side.

According to Pastor Washington (Sangoma), "AACC'S objective is to support, promote, and preserve Black American culture City-wide, regionally, nationally, and internationally both in real-time and online."

"Reformation's unique journey story about serving as young Barack Obama's community organizing sanctuary from 1985-to-1987 stands as an integral part not only of our African American Chicago history but of the varied and complex tapestray of African American history as a whole" the Black Lutheran clergy-person added.

Pastor Washington (Sangoma) further observes "AACC will accomplish its objective by convening, from under the umbrella of Reformation's Pulpit Ministry, a base-community of concerned Metro Chicago women and men dedicated to joining forces with our ministry in building, maintaining, and developing the increasing capacity to support, promote, and preserve the best of our distinct African American culture."

Accordingly, Rev. Washington adds, "Although we are inspired by African American Cultural Centers generally, particularly the new National Museum of African American History & Culture of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., our basic model is the Us/African American Cultural Center of Los Angeles, undergirded by its vanguard support organization: Society for Promoting and Preserving African American Culture."

"The LA-based Black Cultural Center that is our model serves under the leadership of Dr. Maulana Karenga (Professor and Chair of Africana Studies, CSULB), Executive Director; Creator of Kwanzaa and the Nguzo Saba; Author, Introduction to Black Studies, 4th Edition and Essays On Struggle: Position and Analysis" says Rev. Washington (Sangoma).

The first floor of Reformation's actual and online superstructure consists of its basic membership levels on the one hand and on the other its varied donation categories.  Both can be subscribed to actually.  However, the most convenient method of subscribing to AACC'S first floor support is online.  For more information on how to support Reformation's AACC cause, please blog the Center at or text Pastor Washington (Sangoma) at 773-499-3323.

Keywords: Art & Culture, community organizations, Education, etc., faith, Pastors of Englewood

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