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Dara Jordan
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I would like more info on your magazine. I would like share it with some of the young people I work with.

lilruble@hotmail.com
- Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 14:23:46 (EDT)


cool girlbye

rocio lucero
- Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 14:01:14 (EDT)


i would like to see some of your brother drawing

stacey
- Monday, February 19, 2001 at 15:50:24 (EST)


I would like to subscribe to your magazine for my daughter Ebonie, but I have a co-worker who inquired about subscribing to the magazine and received no response!

Dawud Obaid <obaid83070@aol.com>
Age: 37, L.A. USA - Friday, March 03, 2000 at 19:57:45 (EST)


Hi, Dara. It is so wonderful to see a black child with their very own website. Dara, that is truly a blessing from GOD. It just makes me smile from ear to ear. You are definitely, a role model for young black children. I wish you continued success as you grow. Oh, I have 2 beautiful daughters. The eldest is 5yrs.old and her name is Nandi. Then there's the baby and her name is Nala. She will be 9mos on October 18th.:-) Take Care and be Sweet You Go Girl!!!

Mrs. Tasha M. Mallett <tmallett@rms.moore>
Age: 29, Milwaukee, WI USA - Monday, October 11, 1999 at 14:08:40 (EDT)


I HAVE A FEW STORIES THAT I WOULD TO SUBMITT TO YOU, BUT I NEED INFORMATION ON HOW TO SEND THEM TOO YOU.

SADATRIUS ALSTON <WPAD3@AOL.COM>
Age: 8, CLINTON, SC USA - Sunday, August 01, 1999 at 18:03:48 (EDT)


Hi. I enjoyed reading your magazine. Check out my website at www.prontomail.com/prontomail/users/mikel89. Keep up the good work!

Mikel Ward <mikey89@zeeks.com>
Age: 10, Markham, IL USA - Friday, May 14, 1999 at 00:04:48 (EDT)


HI, I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON AFERICAN-AMERICANS.I AM DOING A POSTER BOARD ON IT.I NEED STUFF LIKE POPULATION,PICTURES,MAJOR RELIGION, & INTERESTING FACTS!!! CAN YOU PLEASE,PLEASE!! SEND ME SOME INFORMATION? I NEED IT BY APRIL 30TH-MAY 2ND. PLEASE ONCE AGAIN IF YOU CAN!!!! THANKS SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH! LOVE,IN CHRIST, BREANNA=)

BREANNA <THEWHITES@MAILCITY.COM>
Age: 10 1/2, ST.PAUL, MN USA - Wednesday, April 28, 1999 at 20:34:50 (EDT)


Dear Dara, Hi my name is Katrina. I am 8 years old. My sister and found your site when I was looking for poems to take to school. Do you know where I can find some? My email address is flower1208@hotmail.com. Thanks. P.S. I love your site!

Katrina <flower 1208>
Age: 8, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 27, 1999 at 17:30:37 (EDT)


Where do you live? Where were you born? What are some of the things you like to do? Do you like school? What are your favorite subjects in school? Do you get good grades in school? I think you website is great!

Jasmine Holliday <KemetIfe@aol.com>
Age: 10, Philadelphila, Pa. USA - Friday, April 02, 1999 at 19:49:43 (EST)


Hello Dara... Looking forward to new stories.

Rodney <raj@melanet.com>
Age: 33, USA - Saturday, March 06, 1999 at 12:54:13 (EST)


Habari Gani!, It is very interesting to see a young African in America that is so intelligent!I wish you the best. I am part of the Umoja Mentorship Program. We are world wide. We help youth such as yourself learn about their culture, and the way we lived before we became slaves.I have never read your magazine,so it will be very helpful if you could send me a subscription application I can be mailed at-Latoya Harbor-5026 S. Ada-Chicago,Il.-60609 Tutu O' nana

Latoya Harbor <PD00004@ci.chi.IL.US>
Age: 18, Chicago, Il. USA - Friday, February 05, 1999 at 15:35:46 (EST)


how did you become an editor of a magazine?i like the same sitcoms aswell,who are your favorite singers? please respond as soon as you can. FROM SHANA

shana daniel <donnadaniel@mindspring.com>
Age: 12, marietta, ga USA - Friday, December 25, 1998 at 10:20:50 (EST)


good job

takisha wade <twade@niu.edu>
Age: 18, il USA - Saturday, November 14, 1998 at 19:26:52 (EST)


i love your magazine!

rachel
USA - Sunday, October 18, 1998 at 17:56:36 (EDT)


My class & I enjoyed your website. Have a Great Day!!!!!

Maranie <imhotepsch@worldnet.att.net>
Age: 9, Altanta, Ga USA - Tuesday, September 08, 1998 at 09:34:06 (EDT)


YOU GO GIRL! I am very, very impressed with your on-line publication. I am a graduate from Pace University's Master of Science Degree Program in Publishing. I have been analyzing existing publications and periodicals to find some that were both by and for our youth. Your's is the first and only one that I've come across. I am very proud of you and your family and look forward to seeing subsequent issues. My son Massinissa (Mass) and I are independent Internet service providers with Big Planet, a newly created firm which offers reps the opportunity to generate bonuses and residual income from selling and using their products and services, including Dynamic Web Pages, beepers, a Learning 2000 Educational Program (K-12) and more. Check us out at the above URL and send me an E-Mail. while you are too young to have your own independent Internet busines, your parents can sign up and have you and your brother and sister as co-reps until you reach the age of 18. Please excuse my photos when you visit the site, it's in black and white. I'm working with my scanner to get it right. If you have some pointers, I'd like to know about them. Peace & Blessings to you and yours in Jesus Holy Name! As Salaam Alaikum A

A.A. & Mass Barry Smith Ray <barrysmith@bigplanet.com>
Brooklyn,, NY USA - Sunday, August 23, 1998 at 19:22:54 (EDT)


Great work! Remember always to have our flag The Pan African Flag (red, black, green) when we gather and always sing the anthem. Recognize the flag as the single most unifying force of a people. Continue to let Dr Woodson be your guide.

Bendera <Bendera@aol.com>
garden Grove, ca USA - Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 15:05:20 (EDT)


Wuz Up Homie U are the huge Star now!Aint I right I think your Magazine was a terrific ideal.How has your summer been so far? Talk to your other Homies you haven't call me SWEET, wuz up with that,OOOOHH your at camp uh.how is camp girl- friend?I hope the family is A.O.K. U were joking when u said i am leaving Sankofa right ,cause we will miss u DARLING.... Well my hands r getting tire so PEACE & LOVE TATA/BYE, BYE

Yetunde <TOtubanjo>
Age: 11, Washington,D.C, USA - Thursday, June 25, 1998 at 18:59:34 (EDT)


Wuz Up Homie, U are the huge Star now!Aint I right I think your Magazine was a terrific ideal.How has your summer been so far? Talk to your other Homies you haven't call me SWEET, wuz up with that,OOOOHH your at camp uh.how is camp girl- friend?I hope the family is A.O.K. U were joking when u said i am leaving Sank

Yetunde <TOtubanjo>
Age: 11, Washington,D.C, USA - Thursday, June 25, 1998 at 18:56:57 (EDT)


to see you with your own website is a great inspiration to me, and i'm glad to see this. thanx.

Rasheeda Moore <sheeda1227>
Age: 8, stone mountain, ga USA - Wednesday, May 27, 1998 at 21:15:45 (EDT)


KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK!

zAKIYA <KOSY98@HOTMAIL.COM>
Age: 17, DETROIT, MI USA - Friday, March 27, 1998 at 15:20:00 (EST)


Wonderful site! Will pass it on to others and return myself.

Cleveland Cooper <ClevCoop@aol.com>
Age: 44, Rochester, NY USA - Wednesday, February 04, 1998 at 10:37:21 (EST)


I am six years old and I love to read and write. I am very interested in my black heritage. I learn more everyday and it makes me proud. I would like to have a pen pal that is African American and lives if the state of georgia.

MARYTETTA STORM
USA - Tuesday, February 03, 1998 at 21:14:10 (EST)


God is good all the time. Continue to let God use you to inspire others. What you are is God's gift to you; what you become is your gift to God. Keep up the good work. See you soon.

Mary Gerald <MGerald@OSASPE.DHHS.GOV>
Age: 38, Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, February 03, 1998 at 16:41:23 (EST)


God is so good all the time continue to let him us you to help other. I will see you in Church.

Mary Gerald <MGerald@OSASPE.DHHS.GOV>
Age: 38, Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, February 03, 1998 at 16:36:47 (EST)


Keep up the good work! I will place your address in my upcoming newsletter at the church and encourage the children to interact with you!

Gregory Stanton <gstanton@hrsa.dhhs.gov>
Age: 37, chicago, IL USA - Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at 11:54:20 (EST)


Dear Dara, I think it is a very cool idea for you to make a magazine that will educate black children around the world who know nothing of their heritage. I am working on a project about kwanzaa. I would like very much for you to e-mail me some information or pictures that you might have. This would truly help me alot . I truly enjoy your magazine. Marcie Rice

Marcie rice <Caramell Sunday @ hot mail.com>
Age: 12, lawrenceville, Va USA - Monday, December 15, 1997 at 09:52:14 (EST)


Dara, This is a wonderful project. I was surfing the net this morning looking for more information on African American children/culture. I am the facilitator of the Black Parenting Discussion Group at Johns Hopkins University. The group consists of approximately ten members. I will be informing the members of your website. Keep up the Excellent Work you are doing and may God continue to richly bless you and your endeavors.

Tanya Alexander <talex@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu>
Age: 30, Baltmore, MD USA - Wednesday, November 19, 1997 at 10:15:48 (EST)


Dara, Hope things are going well for you this year. Keep up the great work! Love, Uncle Rodney

Rodney Jordan <raj@melanet.com>
USA - Thursday, November 06, 1997 at 11:01:46 (EST)


I was just stopping by and saw that your name was Dara. That's really cool. well so long

Dara
Age: 16, il USA - Friday, March 07, 1997 at 22:55:16 (EST)


Great Magazine! I'm a teacher of junior high school students. I also work with young people at my church as the Christian Education Director. Keep on keepin' on! Sandy (Gal.6:9)

Mr. Sandy Carter <knnp39a@prodigy.com>
Age: 48, IL USA - Friday, February 14, 1997 at 00:28:00 (EST)


Hello Dara, I'm a junior high school teacher in Joliet, IL. I just discovered your website. This is great! I also work with young people at my church, as the Christian Education Director. The Watoto Magazine is wonderful. God bless you and continue keepin' on! Sandy (Gal.6:9)

Mr. Sandy Carter <knnp39a@Prodigy.Com>
Age: 48, Joliet, IL USA - Friday, February 14, 1997 at 00:24:44 (EST)


Hi Dara, My name is Simone and I enjoyed your story about the girl who loved money.And I will write a story to you and maybe you can put it in the Watoto Magazine. talk to you later.

Simone Ruiz <simru@aol.com>
Age: 8, Jersey, NJ USA - Friday, January 24, 1997 at 15:53:31 (EST)


MY NAME IS BRO TEKASALA NZINGA, FROM ANGOLA, CURRENTLY STUDYING INLONDON. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED BROWSING YOUR SITE AND LOOK FORWARD RETURNING FOR A LITTLE CHECK IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I AM A NEW USER AND I WAS DESPERATE TO FIND AN AFRICAN-CENTERED SITE, SO YOUR SITE REALLY GAVE ME THE MOTIVATION TO RETURN AND READ MORE ABOUT AFRICAN EXPERIENCES AND ISSUES. I AM STILL DESPERATELY LOOKING FOR SISTERS AND BROTHER IN THE USA, AFRICAN MINDED FOR CORRESPONDENCE, DISCUSSION, ETC. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS WELCOMES ALL AFRICAN MINDEDW PEOPLE. I LOOK FORWARD HEARING FROM YOU FOLKS! WITH LOVE AND RESPECT. BRO TEKASALA NZINGA, ANT4743P@UEL.AC.UK

BRO TEKASALA NZINGA <ANT4743P@UEL.AC.UK>
LONDON, ENGLAND - Thursday, December 12, 1996 at 14:15:26 (EST)


Hi Dara, This is a wonderful project for one so young. I am a music teacher and my fourth grade students write an opera every year. They will email you information about our project that maybe you can include in your magazine. Congratulations! Ms. Lewis

Ms. Lewis <roselyn@mindspring.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, December 08, 1996 at 21:08:53 (EST)


Hi I think this is a good idea. I hope Watoto World is A big success

Natasha Yolanda Wray
Age: 10, Laurelton, NNN.NY USA - Sunday, November 17, 1996 at 13:06:02 (EST)


Very nice web site, please add my name to your list for receiving information. I will be visiting and contributing to your web site.

Chanette Staton <astaton1@voyager.net>
Age: 12, Lansing, MI USA - Saturday, November 09, 1996 at 23:27:48 (EST)


Very nice web site, please add my name to your mailing list of information.

Chanette Staton <astaton1@voyager.net>
Age: 12, MI USA - Saturday, November 09, 1996 at 23:25:43 (EST)


Dara, Tell us how the new school year is going. Anything exciting happening? Looking forward to hearing about your new experiences.

Uncle Rodney <raj@melanet.com>
Age: 31, Norfolk, VA USA - Tuesday, October 08, 1996 at 15:03:29 (EDT)


That's my daughter

William Jordan <whj@melanet.com>
Age: 34, USA - Tuesday, May 21, 1996 at 12:49:51 (EDT)


From: virginia pino

Great site. I'm a parent of a four year old girl and I'm happy to see that I now have resources on african issues. I'll be sure to come back often.

Canada should have a similar project to yours. With major spending cutbacks to our educational budgets, I expect the gap between the have and the have nots will widen.

Congratulations on a great innititative


From: "Nakijah howard natasha."

age: 12 years old.
city: ITHACA state: NY

DEAR DARA,

I am a tall girl. I am 12 years old. I have one brother and two sisters. I have freinds.


From: Jesa Scott

age: 8
city: Ithaca state: NY

Dear Dara,
Hi how is Africa. Is it hot there? In my school we are studying about Africa. And Egypt. My favorite food from Egypt is CousCous.


From: Mpho Muendane

age: 10
city: New Field state: N.Y

Dear Dara,
How are you today.Is africa hot? I am from south africa. I went to africa before it is nice there.What is your favorite fruit? My favorite fruits are mango,strawberry,apple,watermelon and orange.
From Mpho Muendane


From: "Dorcas mugo."

age: 11 years old.
Belle Sherman elementary school.
city: Ithaca state: NY

when you are in a bus,and you see an old lady,you should get up from the seat that you are seating on if the bus is full and let her seat there.

when you have a piece of candy and someone asks you if they could have it,you should give it to them if you wish to.


From: Fayok%E9 Longe

age: 17
Columbus School for Girls
city: Marysville state: OH

Dara,
Great Job on a wonderful idea to link people of African American decent! It's really great to see that a young one like you has the creativity and takes the time to make a positive contribution to our world. I wish you the best of luck in all you do. :>

Fayoke Longe


From: Alisa Sample

The site is wonderful. My church is in the process of developing an African centered day care center. As a result, you can imagine just how excited I was to experience the site. I am also interested in finding out when is the National Day for African American children. Please write as soon as possible as I would like to plan something to honor the children in my church. Thank you so much. Hotep! Alisa Sample


From: anjanette hampton

MY SISTER DARCY HAMPTON INTRODUCED MY FAMILY TO THIS WEB SITE. SHE TEACHES COMPUTERS IN THE D.C. SCHOOLS. MY TWO SONS 4 AND 6, THINK IT'S COOL!


From: Brittni collins

Dear Dara I talk'd to you. Before my name is brittni you Sent me email and now I am sending you. I got your email I like dolls too . what do you want to be when you grow up ? I want be a teacher, because I think it might be fun. I am in 1st grade. Bye I hope you Send me e-mail back.


From: "Worthington L. Ricketts"

To Whom It Concerns.

I enjoyed your Website, I loved it.

Worthington Ricketts , WRick1@aol.com


From: Barnard.School@ra.isis.unc.edu, S.Hampton@ra.isis.unc.edu, NH

We are another Barnard School! Hey, how ya' doing? We have 79 students in grades 1-8 (public). (No, we're not kidding...) Our principal is Barbara Knapp, who is wonderful (according to her). We are learning about the internet and will be visiting Washington, DC on May 13-17. What should we see when we are there? We are the 8th grade class writing to you. How many students do you have? Do you have a gym? We don't! We have an awesome basketball team, though. Please reply (:-)


From: najah

All I have to say is "Congradulations" for a wonderful job in presenting valuable information our global family.

As an educator, I think this is a wonderful resource for students and everyone else within our community.

Peace & Prosperity

A sister from Ohio


From: Briana

age: 6
Potomac, Virginia

Hi Dara, this is Briana. Sorry, I forgot to tell you that your poem was great. Please write me when you get a chance. I went skiing with my frends. I just wanted to say hi again. love: brianaa


From: Jessica Ento

age: 8 years
Maxwell Park Elementary
city: Oakland state: CA

my name is Jessica Ento. I am in the third grade at Maxwell park School in Oakland California. Our school just got wired for the internet on March 9th of this year. We don't have any up to date and modern computers at school yet but my parents and other volunteers are working on it. I have a computer at home and when I come to my Mommy's job she lets me have some time on her computer.I love to read, write stories, math and science. I am learning about the constellation and stuff. I have a new bike but I don't know how to ride it yet because I broke my arm when I got the bike and the weather has been bad so I haven't had a chance to practice I also like learning about black history.I am the vice president of a black history club my sister started when she was 9. (that was hecka long ago)Its a club for kids, by kids and about kids from ages 4 to age 18. We go on field trips like when we went ot Allensworth CAlifornia last October to see the town that was founded and run by ! African Americans at the turn of the century until someone poisend the drinking water. Anyway, we meet once or twice a month all year long. This month we learned about black inventors and the first black automobile manufacturer. Each of the members designed our own cars and then we had a race. It was really fun. Our club is split into two different groups. i belong to the Harambee Group which is for little kids and then there is Focus 2000 for the teenager members. This year my sister will be going off to college (yes! I get the room to myself) and the teenagers that are her age, seniors in High school are in what is called the Heir Apparent program. They do cool stuff like learn living skills and go to workshops about health and exercise and then they have a big party. Its called the Slaveship 2 Scholarship Shower. It was hecka fun last year!

Well I gotta go. i hope you will send me mail soon. I really like what you are doing. Keep up the good work

your friend

Jessica Ento


From: nisey

God is truly good to have made this womderful thing happen This is so wonderful and I am so proud of you all may God continue to bless you!

George Jones, Age 29, St. Louis, MO, Tue, 6 Feb 1996

Hello Dara. My name is Mr. Jones. I am the computer teacher at Storman-Stufflin School. My students read about your magazine and they are in the process of writing you. They are in the 3rd grade and are very excited about your magazine. They are going to write you letters about themselves first. Then they will submit to you some of their work in hope that you enjoy them enough to publish them in your magazine. If possible could you e-mail a response or a welcome to the students. They would really enjoy hearing from you. Thank you


Sierra Cary Brown, Age 9, Gaithersburg, MD

Here is a story I wrote for you.

Hi. I am Sierra Cary Brown. I'm writing about my brother and me. My brother's name is Johnathan.

One night I was saying to my brother "daddy." The first time he said "dada." From that day on he was saying "mama" and "dada." Johnathan is 1 years old. Now when any body hits me, and he sees it, he screams at them.

Today is Feb, 3,1996. I'm 9 and I went skiing. I know you don't know where I live but, you should have seen me. I was flying down a mountain. It was soooooooooooooooooooooooooo fun. Sorry about all those o's, but it was fun. I guess you get the point that it was fun. Dara please write me back. I hope you will.

Bye.


Kathryn, Age 5, Stone Mountain, GA

My name is Kathryn. I am in kindergarten. I like to go outside and play. I like math. Today I worked on a school project. I typed 100 words that I can read. I like to read.


Adriana, Age 9, UK

hello my name is adriana and i am 9 years oid


Chuka, Age 7, UK

Hello my name is Chuka and I am 7 years old, At the moment I am at Imhotep Saturday School where we are learning about communications.


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