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Kwanzaa / Nguzo Saba: Foundations for Our Traditional & Potential Greatness!!

January 26, 2017
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Kwanzaa / Nguzo Saba: Foundations for Our Traditional & Potential Greatness!! (A 24/7/365 Transformational Revolution!) By Min. Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande   (The Kwanzaa/Nguzo Saba celebration came into being, reportedly, after a young girl whose family was associated with the Los Angeles-based Us organization raised the question: When are we going to have a holiday that’s about […]

The Frederick Douglass “Declaration” Against Isfet in the U.S.A. & Honoring Juneteenth

June 26, 2016
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 The Frederick Douglass “Declaration” Against Isfet in the U.S.A. and The Galveston, TX Birthing of “Juneteenth” Celebrations of Our African Humanity By Bro. Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande / T. Sowell   It is duly noted in credible studies that the consciousness and traditions of our Kemetian ancestors were/are reflected in the traditions and practices of nations around […]

Educating Our Children The Sacred African Way: Four More “R’s”

May 30, 2016
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Educating Our Children The Sacred African Way: Four More “R’s” For African Excellence & Greatness By Brother Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande / T. Sowell Jr. The removal or severe compromise of our African “4R’s” relative to the educational process for Black students in the U.S. (and other places throughout the world) goes a long way toward explaining […]

Happy Vernal Equinox New Year, Y’all !!! (Part 1)

March 24, 2016
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Happy Vernal Equinox New Year, Y’all !!!   (Part 1) By Brother Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande / T. Sowell In earlier times – ancient times, the vernal equinox was considered the beginning of the New Year. It has always been an important day to those who work the land because it signifies the beginning of the season of […]

Let this touch your heart & soul: See What Our Children Can Do . . . When We Believe They Can!

March 24, 2016
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See What Our Children Can Do . . . When We Believe They Can! (Ile Omode School @ Wo’se Community House of Amen Ra, The Sacred African Way, Oakland, CA

Dr. King’s Dreams – Rational, Radical, Revolutionary !!!

January 16, 2016
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Dr. King’s Dreams – Rational, Radical, Revolutionary !!! By Brother Mxolisi T. Sowell As the title suggests, and as an in-depth perusal of his own words will drive home, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of many “dreams” – Rational (clear, sensible, logical), Radical (advocating thorough political and social reform), and Revolutionary (envisioning […]

Sexual Alchemy: Purposeful Moments of Orgasm and Ecstasy

November 23, 2015
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Sexual Alchemy: Purposeful Moments of Orgasm and Ecstasy (Manifesting the Divinity Entrusted to Your Humanity) By Brother Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande  After listening to Brother Tommy and Sister Stacey present recently on “Finding Our Sacred Sexual Alchemy”, I was inspired to seek a deeper understanding of what they were sharing, in terms of their rising above and […]

Hear These Voices for African Vision and Victories ! ! !

October 4, 2015
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Hear These Voices for African Visions and Victories ! ! ! Our Ancestral Brother Dr. Asa Hilliard and Brother Dr. Na’im Akbar (26 minutes – parts 1, 2 & 3 — Worthy! of your time and attention ! ! !) HEAR and HEED these renowned scholar-warriors’ insights (20 years ago, still relevant today!!) on: The […]

Being/Becoming the GOD within: Educate or Die!

September 27, 2015
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African Spiritual Sovereignty Being/Becoming the GOD within: Educate or Die! by Brother Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande, Senior Minister Emeritus, Wo’se Community House of Amen Ra — The Sacred African Way, Oakland, CA Educate or Die! This is an expression of awareness that speaks to the totality of realities that we face in life. It has been with […]

Our Greatness Comes When We are Closest to “GOD”!!!

May 19, 2015
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Our Greatness Comes When We are Closest to “GOD”!!! By Min. Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande When our scholars say that we as a people – Afrikan people – have been at our greatest when we have been closest to “GOD”, they are giving reference to the way(s) of life arising from the Kujichagulia spirituality of our people […]

The Great Atlanta Black Educators Massacre!!!

May 14, 2015
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Demonizing Teachers, Privatizing Schools: The Big Lies and Big Plans Behind the Atlanta School Cheating Scandal by Black Agenda Report managing editor Bruce A. Dixon (4/22/2015) “Atlanta . . .  is closely associated with the notion of African Americans running big cities, so making the example of black educators in Atlanta makes perfect political sense […]

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May 19: Let’s Remember & Honor Brother Malcolm X . . . Always!

May 7, 2015
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Let’s Make His Birthday A Holiday of Our Own!! Celebrating Malcolm X Day in San Francisco on Sunday, May 17, 1-4 p.m., at Kenneth Harding Plaza, Third and Palou, Bayview Hunters Point http://sfbayview.com/2015/05/malcolm-x-day-san-francisco-to-make-his-birthday-an-official-holiday/ “Malcolm X Day San Francisco celebrates the life, work, ideology and leadership of a man whose relevance to American society remains as powerful […]

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No More Cotton to Pick: What Must Black America Do to Ensure Our Survival?

April 9, 2015
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  (The following is from a commentary by Phillip Jackson, Founder and Director of The Black Star Project, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.) “If you are Black in America, being educated, hard-working and crime-free ensures nothing. Black unemployment and the deprivation of Black wealth in America are structural, systematic and intentional. Having one, two or ten […]

Reconnecting with Nature: Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth

April 6, 2015
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  Reconnecting with Nature: Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth By Tameko Barnette When was the last time you stood outside, took a deep breath, and exhaled? When was the last time you realized how fortunate you are to be on the Earth? While this may sound cliche, it is important to take note of where […]

Beauty is in which eye of the beholder?? Cultural? Spiritual? 3rd Eye? What?

March 31, 2015
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THIS SISTER IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!! * * * Mentally! * Physically! * Culturally! * Spiritually! Listen to her BEAUTIFUL words! * Embrace her BEAUTIFUL spirit! Let your heart, your soul, the entirety of your being be invigorated and elevated by her presentation of Truth, Beauty & Goodness. ASE*!    

Dr. Neal Holmes: What in the African World . . . ???

March 30, 2015
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What in the African World . . . ??? “The task that we now face will test the genius of the Black race. The Blacks in the United States are in the best position as a leadoff example for the rest of the African race. For such a movement would further change the course of […]

BLACK HISTORY BANNED AT HOWARD UNIV. MIDDLE SCHOOL??

January 31, 2015
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STOP — LOOK & LISTEN!! Absolutely pertinent insights from Dr. Boyce Watkins. Truly worth 15 minutes of your time!!!

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised!!

December 31, 2014
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THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!! THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED!!!                   YOU GOTTA UNCHAIN YOUR OWN BRAIN! STEP ONE FOR THE TOTAL UNCHAINING OF YOUR LIFE!! WITH NO COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTIONS!!! Kwanzaa yenu iwe na heri!!! Furaha kwa mwaka mpya (Joy for the new year)! * * […]

Did Our Ancestors Tell Us to Celebrate Kwanzaa??

December 28, 2014
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The question was raised recently: When did our ancestors tell us to celebrate Kwanzaa? I’d like to see it. My answer to that question was/is as follows. They told us, and continue to tell us — implicitly, if not explicitly — through the following: with the utilization of woven reed mats as foundation for sacred symbols […]

The 21 Day Kwanzaa/Nguzo Saba Meditation Connection

December 7, 2014
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The 21 Day Kwanzaa/Nguzo Saba Meditation Connection By Mxolisi T. / Ozo-Sowande Modern science tells us that whatever your mind dwells on becomes a physical part of your being, something called neuropeptides, having the potential of affecting your behaviors. The greater the quality of the dwelling of your mind on a subject, the greater is […]

If Reading is to the Mind what Exercise is to the Body . . .

December 3, 2014
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Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body!  by Brother Mxolisi T. / Ozo-Sowande Those words (minus the exclamation point) were posted in front of the elementary school in our rural community at the beginning of the school year. Also included was a challenge to students to get busy reading 40 books. […]

Black Homeschooling Must Be Done!!

August 2, 2014
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If “Young, Gifted & Black” Are To Be in Our Future Black Homeschooling Must Be Done!! by Mxolisi T. Sowell / Ozo-Sowande (Pictured above are students and instructors of the Kamali Academy in New Orleans, an excellence-driven, African-centered Homeschooling institution.) There were at least two important events in the month of July 2014 that served […]

JIG-A-BOO’s in Sheep’s Clothing? — by P4CM Poet Jackie Hill

July 31, 2014
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Jackie Hill Saying it like she sees it!!! Call your neighbors and tell them to listen to this poem!

Sharod McClendon: Valedictorian of B.E.S.T. Academy High School, Atlanta

July 16, 2014
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Thank you, 100 Black Men!!!

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Can Our Athletes Be An Effective Force For Change & Justice??

May 2, 2014
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Maybe Donald Sterling Can Lead Players to Unite on Social Change (excerpt from article by Curtis Bunn in the Atlanta Black Star) April 28, 2014 | Posted by Curtis Bunn It’s quite easy for folks at home to muse that the players should boycott. A bigger statement can be made forevermore when the NBA players […]

Black Complacency Under Obama Entrancement?

April 28, 2014
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Lessons Learned or Not? : Black Complacency Under Obama Entrancement? What have we gotten in return for 90%-plus support? (I remember Obama going into office saying something like this: LBJ had MLK putting pressure on him to do the right thing in terms of Civil Rights legislation; and that his (Obama’s) effectiveness in terms of […]

Our Children Need “African” Teachers!!

April 21, 2014
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The issue of the education and mis-education of African American children and youth continues to get a lot of attention these days, with the “pipeline to prison” realities of the nation’s public education system (from Pre-School to High School and beyond!) being in the spotlight far too much, far too often. Under these circumstances, it […]

A Pregnant Woman’s Pregnant Power!

April 20, 2014
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Pregnant Power! By Ka Meritah, pregnant and powerful (a Facebook posting) 4/19/2014 Pregnancy is an example of how much more energetically powerful a woman is than a man. She takes in continuous amount(s) of energy to sustain her life and (that) of the baby growing inside her. The energy enters into heart and travels all […]

We ARE Children of the Sun!!!

April 12, 2014
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WE ARE CHILDREN OF THE SUN!!! I am honored and my heart is truly moved, that Sister Oya Kali used my song, inspired by words from ASAR Dr. Chancellor Williams’ great history work (The Destruction of Black Civilization) to accompany the beautiful & historic photos of this video. Amen Ra Hetep!! Ankh, Udja, Seneb!!! Bro. […]

Betty Shabazz Academy Scholars Earn Top Scores and Attend Best High Schools in Illinois

April 3, 2014
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An African-Centered School Produces Many Top Scholars in Chicago in 2014 (Re-post from Black Star Project newsletter) Earning a seat at an elite school is highly competitive. Betty Shabazz Academy wants to congratulate (from left to right): Subri Kheperu – Whitney Young High School, Nyarai Khepera – Walter Payton College Prep, Aqeelah Malone & Assata […]

Black Star Project: “Take Education to Da Street!!!”

March 27, 2014
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TCR Talks: Revamping education in the community, not the classroom By Charlotte Lait, The Chicago Reporter writer // Mar. 24, 2014 The disparity in academic achievement between white children and children of color has been an issue in public education for decades. Low-income black and Latino students consistently struggle to compete with their white peers. […]

Unequal education: Is anyone listening?

March 26, 2014
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BY JESSE JACKSON March 25, 2014 The “moral disgrace” in U.S. education The Department of Education just released its annual study on civil rights in our education system. The report, Attorney General Eric Holder summarized, “shows that racial disparities in school discipline policies are not only well-documented among older students but actually begin during preschool.” […]

Patrick Awuah: African Millionaire on an African Mission

March 8, 2014
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As an 18-year-old student at Morehouse, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote an essay — The Purpose of Education. In that essay he was critical of fellow students who were using college, in his view, primarily to acquire knowledge and skills by which they could go out and exploit their people rather than develop the character […]

Coaching Our Teens for Intellectual Excellence & Success!

January 31, 2014
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Raising Our Children for Excellence & Success: LET’S STOP Allowing Our Pearls to Fall Before Swines!!! By Bro. Mxolisi T. Sowell / Ozo-Sowande “When the pupil is ready, then the master will appear.” This much celebrated, often quoted expression comes to us via ASAR Dr. George G.M. James’ revelatory work, Stolen Legacy, as he discussed […]

Raising Our Children for Character & Cultural Excellence and Success!!

January 25, 2014
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As a student at Crozier Seminary, there was an occasion when young Martin Luther King, Jr. called together some of his classmates, according to Marcus Garvey Wood (one of those classmates), seeking their support for the mission to which he felt called, with these words: “You all must stick by me, for I am going […]

Harry Belafonte, Senior Statesman for Liberation Artistry with Melissa Harris Perry

January 25, 2014
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Listen! . . . and let your heart be touched and moved to action, as this extraordinary elder of strong mind, heart, spirit and vision speaks to the need for our “entertainers” to be liberators and not mindless exploiters, and other relevant topics. ~ Well worth your time!! http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/harry-belafonte-on-the-messaging-of-hip-hop-126604867760 Please, watch and listen to both […]

Amiri Baraka Eulogized Magnificently, Majestically by Son, Ras Baraka!

January 20, 2014
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YOU MUST, YOU MUST, YOU MUST HEAR THIS!!! YOU. YOU, YOU, YOU, YOU. YOU MUST SEE & HEAR THIS SON EULOGIZE HIS FATHER! YOU MUST! YOU MUST!! YOU MUST!!! Click on this link and see & hear & LISTEN!! http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/42843628

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — A Radiant & Revolutionary Star in Our January Sky!

January 14, 2014
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January 15, 1929 — Martin Luther King, Jr. born; Baptist minister and prominent civil rights leader (1950’—1968), Nobel Peace Prize winner (1964); as a Morehouse College student, was impressed with Dr. Benjamin Mays’ criticisms of the complacency of the African American community in the face of oppression, and the Black church’s emphasis on the hereafter […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Dreamer” and “Dismantler”

January 13, 2014
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Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Dreamer” and “Dismantler” By Minister Mxolisi Ozo-Sowande / aka T. Sowell, Jr. Senior Minister Emeritus, Wo’se Community House of Amen Ra Here we are again: In the midst of another “I Have a Dream” re-run season. Another season of failing and refusing to appreciate the fullness of the man – […]

Remembering, Honoring and Embracing the Spirit of George Washington Carver

January 9, 2014
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January 10, 1864 – George Washington Carver born; agricultural scientist, multi-talented genius; rose from slavery and virtual homelessness at the age of 10-12 to pursue education; became director of agricultural research at Tuskegee Institute(1896), where he served for 47 years and revolutionized agriculture in the South and much of the U.S. While teaching at what […]

Pan African Holidays for January

January 2, 2014
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PAN AFRICAN HOLIDAYS FOR JANUARY  January 1:  “INDEPENDENCE DAY” in Ayiti (Haiti) and Sudan; “LIBERATION DAY” in Cuba; “CARNIVAL DAY” in Saint Kitts and Nevis; and “NEW YEAR’S DAY” recognized in all Pan African countries.   January 2:  “FOUNDERS’ / ANCESTORS DAY” in Ayiti (Haiti); “CARNIVAL DAY / LAST LAP” in Saint Kitts and Nevis; and […]

Remembering OUR STORY: Bright Stars in Our JANUARY Sky!

January 2, 2014
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January January 1 – Seventh day of Kwanzaa: Imani/Faith “To believe, with all our heart, in our Creator, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.” The Seventh Principle is FAITH which is essentially a profound belief in and commitment to all that is of value to […]

Remembering OUR STORY: This Bright Star — KWANZAA — that WE Put In The Sky!

December 26, 2013
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December 26, 1966 – First Kwanzaa Season launched in Los Angeles (Visions & Victories note: A member of the US Organization back in the day shared with us, that Kwanzaa came into being in the wake of a youngster, a “tweener”, a child of one of the members, raising the question: “When are we going […]

HIV/AIDS: A Silent Epidemic On The Prowl in Black America!

July 29, 2012
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By Bro. Mxolisi T. Sowell / Ozo-Sowande Overshadowed by the white lies, damned lies and calculated dishonesty of the ongoing political season in the U.S., you may have missed the fact that July is/was AIDS Awareness Month. You may have been completely uninformed regarding the fact that the 19th International AIDS Conference was held in […]

Our Kwanzaa/Nguzo Saba Celebrations Embody African-centered Reasons for This and Every Season!

December 20, 2011
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By Bro. Mxolisi (For the best little Kwanzaa book of all times!! AND the best set of Kwanzaa songs of all times!! visit my Amazon store: http://www.amazon.com/shops/A22GM3T4AD8P9L) Traditionally speaking, whenever African people gather to perform their sacred rituals, their solemn ceremonies, or for the observance of their holy days (holidays), it is not merely for […]

Habari Gani? — (First Day of Kwanzaa Week)

December 26, 2016
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Habari gani? (What’s the news; what’s happening?) On the first day of Kwanzaa the answer for that question is UMOJA! Umoja (uu-moh’-jah) / Unity: to strive and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race. (To strive for a principled, harmonious togetherness in the family, community, nation and World African Community.) This principle for living grows […]

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