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The Griot Nation Network (GNN) is a Social Intervention Multi–Media Outlet
dedicated to cultural arts, activism and community development.
“It’s about, Life, Love, and Liberation” (L3)
Our first priority is to the safety, healthy and advancement of our children, who are the
seeds of our future
Our second priority is to help stabilize our communities, and provide, produce and protect our families.
Our third priority is to create an awareness forum to exchange ideas, information and tangible solutions for the empowerment of our ‘One World Family’.
…where we bring awareness to the systemic problems and dilemmas that face youth, families and communities across the country while promoting tangible solutions and best practices. Tell me more…
We are building a growing collaboration of
creative artists, entrepreneurs and business
minds forging a unique boots on the ground
approach to effect social change. Tell me more…
An online social media community that engages youth and families with innovative digital media technology to promote social change, provides unique learning experiences and incubate entrepreneurship opportunities. Tell me more…
Amon Masha Rashidi
Amon Rashidi, host of The Griot Nation Radio Show, is a nationally and internationally recognized spoken word artist, dynamic speaker, and community organizer with a history of activism and social intervention spanning over 25 years. He is recognized as one of the top experts in the field of gang prevention/ intervention and alternative solutions for empowering youth. Mr. Rashidi has amassed a Who’s Who list of clientele including: the Department of Defense, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Boys and Girls Club of America, Youth Build USA, Port of Spain Bureau of Prisons, to name a few. Amon Rashidi is a pioneer in the social services industry having developed a ground-breaking community-based social intervention program to address the pertinent issues effecting children and families across America, as well as the Rashidi Group Institute – a national training, research, and development organization designed to address the critical issues faced by today’s youth and educators.
This Renaissance Man is a Billboard-charted spoken word artist who’s love of music, education and community has lead him to media appearances on CNN, CBS 48 Hours, Listening to America with Bill Moyers, Nile Rodgers Public Enemy movie soundtrack, PBS Specials with Maya Angelou, and as the recipient of the 2003 Essence Award for community activism and innovative approaches to youth engagement. Amon Rashidi’s debut spoken-word project, Speak First Born Sun, is an original and dynamic fusion of R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz and Southern Blues. This insightful and culturally conscious project touches all generations and gives direction and purpose to the musical meaning of original soul music.
Griot Nation is committed to telling the stories of how we overcame, how we continue to maintain, and how we respect the legacy of our ancestors by becoming the new history makers of a new nation. A nation of forward thinkers and community builders we call the Griot Nation. We define this way of living the Griot way, a commitment that keeps you in constant pursuit of life, love, liberation and community mobilization…We are a non-religious, spiritually inspired, and consciously aware family committed to the needs of our people…