Akilah Monifa is comfortable holding the attention of an audience, with her erudite communication style. Having recently attended an art exhibition, All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50, Akilah, Editor-in-Chief of Arise 2.0, was prepared to capture the attention of Lavender Senior members, Friday, February 17, 2017.
She is the primarily a journalist, but her love for research makes her effective educator. As her BFF and business partner, I can tell you Akilah is not known for subtlety. Tact, yes. Professional, always. Informed and prepared – one of her most reliable characteristics. Still, her communication style is direct, strong – some might say persuasive.
That afternoon, as I made every effort to hold the camera still, without too much movement, I watched the faces of those who listened intently. Afterwards, she was chatted up considerably. Check out her talk. I guarantee you – there is something new to be learned about The Black Panthers at 50.