Karima is a co-founder of "Spin-A-Story
Tellers of WNY" and "Tradition Keepers:
Black Storytellers of WNY." She is
also a member of the "National Storytelling
Network" and the "National Association of
Black Storytellers." Occasionally, she presents
tandem-storytelling with Sharon Jordan Holley as
"We All Storytellers." She has shared stories in local,
national, and international venues. In 2002
she went to Senegal, West Africa to share
African American folktales on Goree Island at the
"Family Reunion Arts Festival."
Her most recent stories in print appear in "
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit and Friends,"
"African American Children's Stories: A Treasury
of Tradition and Pride," and
"My First Treasury: Grandma Loves You."
In 2004 she reissued some of her favorite stories on a cd,
"You Can Say That Again!,"
with local musician, S'wayne. Karima's cd has
earned a "Parents Choice Foundation Gold Award" and
"Storytelling World" honors. In 2012, Karima r
eceived the Zora Neale Hurston Legacy Award
from the National Association of Black Storytellers, Inc.,
for striving to preserve and perpetuate the art of storytelling.