🍒🌲Hapi #MoorishAmericanHolyWeek1443MC y’all! 🇲🇦 January 8th – 15th is a national holiday for us, recognized by the House of Representatives at #Georgia in 2014 to read as follows: “Recognizing January 8-15, 2014, as Moorish American Holy Week at the state capitol; and for other purposes. WHEREAS, the Moorish Americans, whose ancient forefathers are the mothers and fathers of the human family, stand in these days as a comity of descendants from the ancient #Moabites and #Canaanites who were permitted by the Old Pharoahs of #Kemet to traverse from East #Africa and later formed kingdoms extending from the northwestern and southwestern shores of Africa and the #Atlantic #Islands onto the present day continental #Americas…”(House Resolution 1203 -1- L 14 LC 104 0002)
14th of January, year of the holy prophet 132/1438/2019
In a world of so many ways in which we perceive our surroundings, there seem to be those things we speak into existence, subconsciously creating that which we Will into the world. The consequences are, at times, phenomenal! We learn from one another and share the many wonders of what Mdw-ntr(Also known as “Mother Nature” or “The Word of God” in English) (Watterson, 1999, P. 182 – 188) has gifted us, resulting in the creative solutions and various art forms that are expressed through Culture. Diversity that is birthed from the variety that a colorful world has to offer is a source of great pride in the accomplishments of Mankind for the societies that stand the test of time. However, historical evidence over the course of time supports moments where the consequence of cultural mixtures and their contributive thought have turned disastrous, even destroying entire peoples and rewriting the histories and spiritual legacies of multiple nations simply by an unhealthy will to manipulate said cultures so as to rob them of their richness.
Therefore, one begs the question;
Can Diversity in Thought withstand the test of time?
I chose to approach this question with the classic “5 W’s” of problem solving to ask;
Who, What, When, Where and Why can Diversity in Thought stand the test of time?
WHO is Tho(ugh)t?
In summary, Thot is the Egyptian God of Wisdom, connected with all intellectual pursuits including Arts and Sciences. To receive intellect, one must be open and available to receiving first. Within the cosmology of that open space, the principle of Life (or “Ankh”) ensues and one learns (Traunecker, 2001, P. 76). Then knowledge is acquired, whereby one can create a philosophy of it, thus founding principles upon which a Cult can flourish, thus resulting in a Cult-ure. Thot is the scribe of the Gods and wrote the 42 books with all wisdoms of the world, who also wore the crescent Moon upon its head (Watterson, 1999, P. 182 – 188). This concept is important in understanding the roots of the word “Thought”.
WHAT is Thought?
Thought is the Creator and the Will to create (Traunecker, 2001, P. 76). In the coffin texts, Ptah the Creator conceived “in his body” and pronounced “with his mouth”. The human organ which is said to seat “Thought” is the Heart, and the organ which is said to seat “Speech” is the Tongue. Universal Wisdom interprets that “The Heart & Tongue control all limbs… every mouth of all gods, people, animals, every living, creeping thing, thinking and pronouncing everything they desire”. According to the legend, the role of the heart is a conduit of information from the three senses (sight, hearing, and smell), causing the emergence of every conclusion (Traunecker, 2001, P. 78 – 79). Therefore it is by means of the Tongue that the thoughts of the Heart are passed on, thus Conception occurs, and that is this process of when the Heart and Tongue conspire as one to create what is called “Thought”
WHAT is Diversity in Thought?
If Diversity is defined as “the condition of having or being composed of different elements” (noun. Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 2019), this would mean that the creator and the will to create (aka “Thought”) must be in the condition of having or being composed of various features in order to contain diversity in its thought. Therefore, diversity in thought is when the Creator and the Will to create become the freedom to think independently and uniquely amongst those who create an atmosphere where diversity in thought is the will of its creators and is respected as such.
WHEN is there Diversity in Thought?
When there is a respect, or “due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others” (noun. Oxford American College Dictionary, 2019) maintained by a wisdom, or “ the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment” (noun.Oxford American College Dictionary, 2019), present therein lies diversity in thought. While the Greeks pulled a predominant amount of their knowledge from the Egyptians, there was a mutual respect for the laws of nature for a moment in time and there was Peace, which ensures by the very ways of Nature itself that all living things (including Animals, Insects, Etc…) are entitled to self-determination or the right to define oneself. When the principles of respect and wisdom meet self-determination wherever present is when there is diversity in thought.
WHERE is Diversity in Thought present?
In civilized societies where respect is mutually given and received. Civilization exists when a highly developed society or culture shows evidence of moral and intellectual advancement in humane, reasonable, and ethical ways; marked by refinement in taste and manners. (adj. Your Dictionary, 2019) Respect is given and received where wisdom and freedom intersect to allow space for diversity. Where wisdom, freedom, and diversity are met with moral and intellectual advancement is where diversity in thought is present.
WHY is there Diversity in Thought when it is present?
There is diversity in thought to promote variety and advance evolution. Because Beings are entitled to Self – Determination and have the innate drive to define themselves by the environment and/or cultures with which they identify, there is diversity in thought. Within this, where there is respect, creativity is colorfully celebrated in the many ways in which it is diverse, which is when it is present. This advances evolution by offering the trade of innovative creations, which all Creation contributes toward as a whole and hungers for as part of its growth.
Finally, can Diversity in Thought withstand the test of time?
Although we are diverse in the many ways in which we branch out from the Tree of Life, we are ultimately the same at the root. And if life is a circle, are we simply sharing various interpretations of the Karmic life lesson as one? Perhaps the reason why Humans repeat the same patterns with predictive results is because of our Human Ntr. However one thing seems for sure, and that is the reality that all things evolve and will forever be diversewhether it is of personal preference to us or not.
Each of us are like a grain of sand in this large Universe that is simply a reflection of Diversity in Thought. If the Creator and the Will to create manifests the freedomto think independently and uniquely amongst those who’ve created an atmosphere where self-determination is respected and maintained by wisdom and expressed in a civilized manner, we can conclude that harmony will strike its chord and Diversity in Thought is guaranteed to stand the test of time.
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Watterson, B. (1999). Gods of Ancient Egypt
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Research & compilation by: Ashé “Zero” O. A. O. Lukumí Bey
Information source: ObaShangoEl.Com Library
*disclaimer : none of the information shared is medical advice. Please consult with your physician should you have any inquiries regarding this compilation.
Calculating your storage requirements.
Find out your height / weight and the necessary number of calories needed per day.
Multiply the calorie amount by 90 days to get the total amount needed for 3 fiscal months.
Go window-shopping to price your items and compare where to purchase the most affordable items in your area. Each item on the list (outside of seeds) is approximately measured by the cup. You want to make sure you have a cup a day of your variety. For example, A 16 ounce bag of dry lentils is about 2.25 cups. 1 cup of dry lentils is 4 cups cooked. From 2.25 cups, one gets 9 cooked cups from a bag. 90 days/9cups = 10 bags necessary for 90 days.
Do the math for each item and then get 12 cardboard boxes; one for each week. Put 7 days worth of food and rice milk in each box and label the boxes accordingly. Also don’t forget to list expiration dates on the boxes.
After the basics are set aside, begin to work on herbs and spices for your foods, and other extras that make for a good time, but NOT before you secure WATER!.
Keep an 80/20 balance of alkaline/acidic foods for optimum health.
Notes about the importance of including B17 vitamin in one’s diet.
B17 is a mandatory vitamin supplement for plant-based diets! It is an ultimate cancer killer when paired properly with omega 3, it carries oxygen to the cells and produces B12, which vegetarians absolutely need. It is best to take with vitamin C and Zinc as metabolizers to break down the vitamins.
B17 foods include:
Apricot (the seed is packed with B17)
Omega 3 sources include:
The alkaline to acid ratio within a day should be 80:20.
Calcium sources: Queen Afua‘s suggestions include almond / sunflower milk or 8-16 oz green veggie juice of Broccoli, Kale, Spinach, Turnip and Wheatgrass.
Acid Menu Items
(20% or less of the meal)
Protein Includes: Salmon (if one MUST eat poultry, it is good to keep that poultry as far away from one’s genetic makeup as possible. Thus, fish would be furthest and most ideal, as it is not a four-legged creature.) Queen Afua’s Meat Replacements include: Beans, Lentils, nuts (Sparingly), seeds, sprouts, & spirulina.
Beans: Black, Lentils, Lima Beans, Pinto/ Red/ White.
Dairy: Cheese, Milk, Butter. (note: dairy causes mucus and should be left out of the diet. Yet in the event one feels the urge, please consume sparingly.)
Preventative & Combative Care against Cancer and Cancer-Caused Ailments.
– The body must maintain a constant 8.5 pH balance at all times. To test, purchase pH strips to be sure. One can purchase a water ionizer or refer to the following alkalizing recipe:
¼ Ginger Root
½ mint leaves
– Drink when you wake and save the same ingredients to use over three days. Simply replace the h2o.
– Cancer cells cannot survive at high oxygen levels and will die at an 8.5 pH/. Add Fruit, veggies, whole foods, and alkaline minerals to the diet with at least 15 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise each day with the 80:20 ratio of alkaline : acid foods and you’re eating to live.
Add the following to what will be consumed with alkalized water:
Blackseed oil (combine 2 handfulls of food-grade black seed with 5 cups water and boil 10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes)
Dried Chaparral. Begin with small doses, as it may be hard on kidneys when the intake is imbalanced.
Chlorella with a broken cell wall. Upon purchasing be sure to inquire if it’s. been tested for nutritional consistency, how it is grown, if its had a heavy metal analysis, and if it has a certificate of analysis.
Iodine, but only when the body is at a 7.36pH.
– On average, a pH of no less than 7.36 should be generally maintained.
“You Only Live Once”, says the African Native Sista.
When you’re forced to live life on the edge, you know what it is; Trap or Die
Imprisoned by a system designed to oppress, eliminate, buy, sell or trade the Melanated and the poor, survival depends on creativity and innovation. It’s that rich n*gga/poor n*gga/house n*gga/field n*gga/still n*gga situation, where one’s excellence still faces stereotypes and all-around hatred no matter how hard the black womb/man works to achieve success. If anybody knows the ups and downs of what it’s like to teeter the tightrope between life and death with the men who are stuck in the rat race, it’s women like Nstasia. Her music is an aspect of the black womban’s story in America. It’s symbolic of the diehard love and confident support that a real woman provides regardless of circumstance.
Trap or Die is about the love, loyalty, risks, and heartbreak that a faithful woman endures while standing in the gaps for her man. Societal norms founded upon white American standards often lock most Brothas out of work opportunities that White Privilege reserves for those willing to conform to it. In the trap, the Brotha faces gang violence perpetuated by systematic oppression and the daily fear of a run-in with dirty cops that are out to round as many slaves into the Prison Industrial Complex as they can. Once the brother has a record, it’s nearly impossible to get employed. Next are one’s environmental factors, which affect productivity. One is lucky if a job offers benefits and is close to home, where most businesses would rather not operate if they weren’t liquor stores, churches, or fried food shops. The negative surroundings of addiction, physical health hazards, and scarce resources leave people desperate with limited options. Therefore, those who have never dealt with institutionalized racism, systemic oppression, or the glass ceiling of Corporate America will never fully grasp the struggle of the struggling unless it is the black womban because she is the child, the child bearer, the lover and wife of the black man and can see their battle from every angle.
Nstasia is that classic Womban; still a lady – but probably with a pistol in her garter belt and a No. 2 pencil for all a’those who betestin’! She’s the one who says “if you got me, I got you // Top down we screamin’ trap or die”. She has an alternative style of fashion exhibiting a varietal that exists in black America outside of the stereotypes that parallel the way a woman looks with the way a woman is. The song is dreamy and the vibe is like fishtailing a canyon highway on a sunny day in a getaway cruiser headed for the beach.
CyHi guides listeners through the perils of his plight to the end of a tunnel where light glows with a promise of redemption. He takes us back to the Cocaine 80’swhen women were especially vulnerable to the effects poverty, often so consumed by its challenges that there was barely the wherewithal to pay attention to one’s own body. CyHi’smother had no idea she was pregnant with him until she was six months in, consuming drugs and alcohol in her unawareness. At this point, his destiny was a coin toss.
As seen time and time again with black youth abandoned by the public school system, CyHi the Prynce would go on to become a student of life well before his adult years. He was kicked out of school and forced to define a new path for himself. He would utilize his three- dimensional experience of family, faith and street life as a tool to turn his life into a blessing. All sorts of innovative outcomes are produced in Ghettoes that typically operate as a right-brain world with a left-brain mentality. Every move is life or death and requires strategy. As a result of this struggle, a thin line between Underground Hip Hop and Pop Culture is heartfelt, because a paradox exists where Black African Natives are pushed into underserved communities and treated like experiments until their “worth” is proven in Colonial American terms. Then their innovations are taken to a mainstream market and flipped into processed factory food through the chain-of-supply. Although there is nothing wrong with reproducing something that works, CyHi notes the evolution of black culture while exploring Pan-Africanism and holding black cultural values to their own standard in ways that further elevate their communities.
“No Dope On Sundays” is an amazing documentary that moves the spirit and still holds true to the streets. It can be archived with other great Hip Hop projects in its integrity and ability to fuse classic Hip Hop with contemporary styles so seamlessly. For an in-depth conversation of “No Dope On Sundays”with CyHi the Prynce, please visit NPR Radio’s coverage for more!