Thursday, June 10, 2010


Yay!!! It's my birthday!

I'm so excited for the opportunity to celebrate with you!!! This is a casual event, so come as you are... I just want to see you :). Grab a bite to eat and drink at my favorite restaurant in the whole world, and let's hang! Vegan Village Cafe has an assortment of really, really tasty soul food, soups, salads, juices and everything is vegan and mostly organic! Come on over and enjoy this space with me!

I usually don't request gifts for my birthdays. However, I do have a special request this time. In lieu of gifts, I would love for you to contribute to my org,
Message Media Ed. We don't have our 501(c)(3) status yet, so I can't offer you the tax write-off as an incentive. However, look at it as sponsoring me to continue serving youth, adults and seniors from a cultural community in great need. No amount is too small... and ONLY donate if you can :)

If for some reason you can't join us for the celebration, but would still like to contribute something, please feel free to make checks payable and mail to:

Message Media Ed
2244 W. Adams Blvd. Ste. 6
Los Angeles, CA 90018

I hope you can come though. I look forward to seeing you and DESSERT IS ON ME!!! And you will love it!

Blessings and love,

Shani Byard-Ngunjiri
(your fam, friend, classmate, and sister in love and struggle)

"This is a critical juncture in African history, and every thought and action has the potential for becoming liberating or incarcerating. We must create the context for our own growth and development." -- Wad e Nobles (1995)

The vision of Message Media Ed is to cultivate the capacity in youth, adults and seniors of African descent, to skillfully diversify, lead and innovate in the 21st Century community, classroom and workplace.