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Samadah Johnson Nur

She was born in Erie, PA.
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Samadah Nur, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of An-Nur Creations; LLC a family owned business based in Atlanta, GA. She was born in 1950 in Erie, PA to Khadijah Nur (Willie Mae Clanton Johnson) and Raymond Johnson and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. She has 13 brothers and sisters, which includes her father's second marriage. She has three sons. Edward E. Welch Jr. is CEO of CEW, LLC a Real Estate & Property Management company and Vice President of An-Nur Creations (ANC). Adbul Z. Nur is CEO of Homegrown clothing label and Marketing Director of ANC. Tauhid K. Nur is CEO of Heavy Hitterz, LLC Entertainment and Public Relations Director of ANC. She is also the proud grandmother of six, Edward E. Welch 3rd. Savon, Kahlil, Isiaha, Whitney, and Tauhid K. Jr., who are the love of her life.

Samadah belongs to the Abeynue Allahe Universal Arabic Association Incorporated (AAUAAI) in Buffalo with headquarters in Arabia. She received an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Erie Community College in Buffalo at which she was also the President of the club itself and was awarded the outstanding Teacher's award presented by the Education Department. She received her Bachelors Degree in Social Science at San Jose State University in California. While at San Jose State University she was a member of the Afro-American Women's club. She was instrumental in organizing the first African American Graduation Ceremony, in which Minister Louis Farrakhan was the keynote speaker. She conducted educational workshops for the Black Studies department and taught at the Sunnyvale Montessori school. She left the field of education for a while to become a Technical Engineer and certified Helpdesk Technical Professional.

She is a member of the National Black Herstory Task Force and the chairperson of the Global Outreach committee headquarters in Atlanta. Her story Calling All Women is featured online and in the Herstory newsletter for July 2001. The Calling All Women CD made history at the Fourth Annual National Black Herstory Conference and Awards Ceremony in March of 2001. It was the first time ever than an author of a CD was honored at the conference. Samadah wrote the lyrics to all the songs on the CD. There is also a choreographed piece created by the well known all female ensemble Giwayen Mata.

She is a member of the Afrikan Amerikan International Women/Men's Federation for Peace and Progress that sponsored the 3 Million Women Two March -Atlanta 1999. Her memberships include the Million Mom March for sensible gun laws and safe kids chapter in Atlanta; Metro Atlanta Kwanzaa Association (MAKA); Muslim Business Women; Muslim Writers; Muslim Women in Politics; and Muslims Business Chamber headquarters in Atlanta. In addition she volunteers for the Baitul Salaam Muslim Women's Shelter against Domestic Violence which is headquartered in Atlanta.

She is the author of three books. The Seven Powerful Words is Illustrated by Karima Amin and Jamal Jones. All About Ramadan and Fun and Learn are both illustrated by Sister Zakkee. All of Samadah's books include sign language illustrations by Jamal Jones. While working on her first two books, she took time out to become certified in sign language by the Martin Luther King Library Sign Language Department in Washington, DC. She is a published author for the Allstate Kids Quarterly magazine and the author of the "Kid's Korner" in Al-Elaan on-line newsletter published by Al-Farooq Masjid.

Samadah, through her company, An-Nur Creations, has introduced a line of educational products for children and for those who work with children in the home, school and community settings. Although her products are for all children and even adults, special features are geared toward African Americans, Muslims and the hearing impaired.

The products developed by An-Nur Creations are appealing and have been successfully test marketed. They include unique motivational stickers, puzzles, Islamic mouse pads, Kwanzaa kits, books and compact discs. All of her products are geared toward facilitating the learning process.