The Blacknificent Life! Education and digital media complex provides learning opportunities for cultivating self-regard and fulfillment among people who identify as Black. 

Using historic and everyday Black achievement as lessons for how to live greatly, we:

  • cultivate heightened self-expectation and;
  • teach thought skills that produce great life outcomes

Our team includes master teachers, historians, facilitators, life and business coaches, extraordinary performing artists, and others. Through our podcast, newsletter, and learning events we deliver powerful learning experiences that inspire visions and inform actions to produce the magnificent life YOU choose.


Reasearching and Teaching Africana History & Culture – 30 years
Speaking & Facilitating – 25 years
Curriculum and Program Development – 20 years


Knowing and honoring what is great about Black people, their ancestry, and culture.

Governed by the deliberate application of self-development skills and actions that produce great life outcomes.

Dr. Mwangaza Michael-Bandele

Founder & CEO


The Blacknificent Life! Education and Digital Media Complex is a valued partner to the National Capital Area CARES Mentoring Circle in training our mentors. Dr. Mwangaza Michael-Bandele is a pourer, as she feeds the community only the very best . . . intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally, leaving hearts and minds full of purpose and hope. She exudes boundless energy . . . amplifying voices that might otherwise go unheard.
Roxanna Bilal
Client Testimonial
We are living in a time when youth are disengaged and disenfranchised, struggling to find a sense of self. Dr. Bandele unequivocally charges the students to dig a little deeper helping them to discover the best of themselves. It is amazing what she is able to do . . . breaking ground by starting first with self-discovery and identity.
Tierra Stewart
Client Testimonial
Dr. M guided participants in the Parent to Parent Partner Program—fighting drug wars and crime—to regained resilience. She exuded a strength, energy, and know-how needed by people from all walks of life. Her workshops unleashed skill and ability . . . introducing participants to a strength they did not know they had.
Dr. J. Perkins
Client Testimonial