HOW WE STARTED AND WHERE WE ARE NOW
The birth of Phoenix Queens of the Nation is the story of a shared vision for women empowerment, positive child and youth development, community rebuilding and the preservation of Hip-Hop Culture.
When Empress Zulu Queen Kenya, World Council President of the Universal Zulu Nation (UZN) put out the call for an all-women’s chapter to be formed in NYC, Zulu Queen Benu Ma’at answered and delivered.
Empress Queen Kenya looked on as Queen Benu led the 1st Annual Phoenix Queens Meet & Greet on November 15, 2014. This very important and historic meeting took place in the Bronx, NYC during Hip-Hop History Month. 22 Women from all over NYC would sign up to join the Phoenix Queens Chapter after that first meeting.
The women who came together to make up the Phoenix Queens Chapter, would go on to implement educational and community service projects with the leadership of Queen Benu as their chapter president and guidance of Queen Kenya in her role as Council for all UZN Chapters. Armed with the knowledge and wisdom they gained as Phoenix Queens members, these women would go on to have careers in politics, education, security services, environmental and social justice advocacy.
In May of 2016, Queens Kenya and Benu, made the decision to take the next step… working together to take Phoenix Queens of the Nation from the grassroots community level to the international stage.
We envision a world in which women, children, youth and young adults have access to a culturally relevant, empowering and holistic education and the social support and programs needed to become self-sufficient
To rebuild and restore balance to low-income, marginalized and disadvantaged communities by helping, encouraging, inspiring and empowering women, children, youth and young adults around the world.
What We Do
Phoenix Queens of the Nation works to help, encourage and inspire women, children, youth and young adults overcome and rise above the circumstances and struggles of their lives. In order to meet the broad range of needs facing today’s families and communities, we provide a holistic array of educational, cultural and social services as a means of establishing a supportive foundation of self-sufficiency. We believe it is incumbent upon us to take responsibility in all communities worldwide to bring a sincere and innovative approach to support women, children, youth and young adults everywhere. By providing realistic and quality programs and initiatives we are committed to creating safe spaces for children and youth in which they will gain the tools and support needed to thrive in life; while also helping women and young adults on to the path of self-sufficiency and economic empowerment.