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ABEENA SAMM - ROLE MODEL & AMBASSADOR 

SINGER / WRITER / POET / COMMUNITY ACTIVIST
Officially Inducted into the “National Wall of Role Models” on June 7, 2014 ( See full list www.BlackCanadianAwards.com )

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Tell us a little bit about yourself?  

Depends on the Day, and the day's needs determines what I use for motivation

 

Tell us what many people may not know about you? 

Right now what you should expect is a New Single (Song)...

What's your inspiration, how do you handle disappointments and get motivated? 

Involvements with other organizations and peoples events has helped me to learn alongside them. 


How did you get to where you are now and what more do you hope to achieve?  

I have gotten to where I am now by continually honing in on my craft.  

 

What would you like to be remembered for?
I would like to be remembered for my works

 

How do you balance work, family, friends and leisure?
I balance work, family and leisure with daily application to them all

 

What's your favorite food, book, music and movie?
My favourite books are Iyanla Vanzant, Value in the Valley, and I like biographies from people of all walks of life

 

What's your experience as a Black person in Canada?
My Experience as a Black person in Canada has been very interesting. I see that racism still exist.

 

Are there as many opportunities for Blacks in Canada that can produce role models, influencers and institutions like Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Obama, Oprah, BET, etc.
I Agree, we do have some amazing talent here in Canada

 

More to do at community level: 

I think the Black community needs to take more responsibility in honoring themselves and things that they are capable of doing and not just be willing to take the available version of who we should be.

 

Mention a few of your favorite Black Canadian Leaders, Artists and Role Models?
Jully Black 

Kardinal Offishal 

Afua Cooper 

Sankofa

 

Should and do Blacks support / patronize black music, events and businesses? 

Yes I think Blacks Should support black music, businesses, and events.  Although I don't think that they do as much as they could.


What's your understanding of Black History in Canada?
My understanding of Black History in Canada, is that there isn't any.  
We talk about the underground railroad for Black History Month, but that barely speaks volume for Blacks contribution to Canada.

How to connect with Abeena online:
“Recognize Your Face” marketplace ministry -
 http://www.recognizeyourface.com 

“A message of Hope” - Toronto  http://www.amessageofhopetoronto.com 

Connect with us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abeena-Samm/143283562447434

Check out my EPK at Reverbnation… -  http://www.reverbnation.com/abeenasamm
LinkedIn -  http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/abeena-samm/27/511/534