BLACK LOVE DAY, FEB. 13 was not a made-up holiday ('wholyday'). It was delivered to Sister Ayo Handy-Kendi as a Divine "download", upon asking the question out loud, "How can I help to stop violence and increase peace?", as she rode, sitting in the sunlight of a bus, after seeing the Spike Lee movie version of Malcolm X. She heard the Creator speak to her in the sunlight of the bus, and answered, "We need love, more black love." The voice repeated and continued to repeat the same message for the next 40 days, by which time Sister Ayo said, "I got it. Maybe, I should start a Black Love Day for us to love ourselves and take care of ourselves." This birth was January 1, 1993 in Washington D. C., and the first Black Love Day was launched at the Mayor's Office on 3rd Street, N.W. as a wholistic health fair and alternative to Valentine's Day.
EXCELLENT INTERVIEW FROM WPFW - FM RADIO ON BLACK LOVE DAY AND AYO HANDY-kENDI