Sunday, April 24, 2005
“Count not only my blessings but also count my worries and struggles as well.” African Proverb
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
50 Cent music is not real Hip Hop.
Go, go, go, go Go, go, go shawty It`s your birthday We gon` party like it`s yo birthday We gon` sip Bacardi like it`s your birthday And you know we don`t give a f**k It`s not your birthday!
THIS IS NOT RAP MUSIC BUT CRAP MUSIC.
Nelly, Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, and Lil` Kim please just go away.
Our traditional customs, crafts and arts they put away in the museums. Oh, people, don`t you see the plot. To take all we`ve got. We got to save Black music. Through our spirits came Reggae, Jazz, Funk, and Blues music the food of life.
We got to save Black music.
Marvin Gaye`s contribution to Black Music over the past four decades is immeasurable.
Marvin Gaye (Silky Soul) 1939-1984
A Metrosexual could look like any one of these brothers below.
Metrosexual (met.roh.SEK.shoo.ul) n. An urban male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle. Of or pertaining to a straight, urban male who is eager to embrace and even show off his feminine side, especially when it comes to expensive haircuts, designer suits, and $40 face cream. The kind of guy who paints his nails, wears flip-flops, owns a lot of shoes, takes an hour to do their hair etc. but is not really gay.
Your Man might be "Metrosexual" if:
1. He just can`t walk past a Banana Republic store without making a purchase.
2. He own 20 pairs ofshoes, half a dozen pairs of sunglasses, just as many watches and he carry a man-purse.
3. He sees a stylist instead of a barber, because barbers don`t do highlights.
4. He can make you lamb shanks and risotto fordinner and Eggs Benedict for breakfast... all from scratch.
5.Heonly wears Calvin Klein boxer-briefs.
6. He shaves more than just his face. He also exfoliates and moisturize.
7. He would never, ever own a pickup truck.
8. He can`t imagine a day without hair styling products.
9. He rather drinks wine than beer... but He find out what estate and vintage first.
10. Despite being flattered (even proud) that gay guys try to talk to him, he still fined the thought of actually getting intimate with another man truly repulsive.
Urban Dictionary: Sister`s learn these words and the definitions.
One who will have sexual relations with anything: male, female, intersex, androgynous, animal, child. Not to be confused with pansexual, which differs slightly, though they are often considered synonyms. They will have sex with anything that they touches and that stays still long enough.
Pansexual: The capability of being attracted to more than just males or females; they don`t limit themselves to genders and are attracted to transsexuals, hermaphrodites, androgynies, intersexes, and everything in between.
Posted by Sawaad Amen Ra at 1:09 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2005
“What you cannot see during the day, you will not see at night.” African Proverb
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
What is an Insurgent or Freedom fighter?
1: a person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government; especially: one not recognized as a belligerent
2: one that acts contrary to the established leadership (as of a political party, union, or corporation) or its decisions.
n: a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions) [syn: insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel]
The great Geronimo, Sitting Bull, and Crazy Horse were Insurgents or Freedom fighters? Freedom fighters
John Brown was a non-African person. Brown’s goal of liberation for the slaves was sincere and that his actions were based on just principles. John Brown truly embodied the spirit of freedom loving African people around the world. John Brown 1800–1859 was a Freedom fighter.
The Real Insurgents.
Hail Caesar, (President Bush) we (United States Military Troops) who has die, and are about to die salutes you. Ever since the abolition of Slavery, all nations scarred by the greatsore, has revolutionized the ideological errors of their forefather, creating a civilization where all human beings of whatever color, race or creed, should be born with the equal privileges of the Fundamental Humans Rights as established by The League of nations with respect to all human beings. But if human beings are what they are supposed to be, then this cannot be seen in Bush. And if the beast was discovered in Adolph Hitler and Mussolini, then evidently, this can be seen in President George W. Bush the Mosquito.
In the time when the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Aryus, there was an age undreamed of... and unto this, George W. Bush, destined to wear the jeweled crown of America upon a troubled brow. It is I, Sawaad Amen Ra his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga... Let me tell you of the days of high adventure! George W. Bush’s military and the monetary will get together whenever they think it’s necessary. They are turning our brothers and sisters into mercenaries. They will turn the planet into a cemetery.
February so called Black History Month.
Western (white) Civilization is founded on a Black African Civilization
you may recall being taught in the public fool system that Western (white) civilization is founded upon ancient Greek civilization, which seem to suddenly appear. What European historians are trying to hide or deny is that the Greek civilization was primarily the offspring of the advanced Black African civilization of ancient Egypt, which preceded it by thousands of years. Even Greek legends relate that Egyptian & Phoenician conquerors ruled all or parts of Greece until the 14th or 15th century.
Through The Door of No Return.
Gorée Island, Senegal, the ends point on a journey of self-discovery for thousands of descendants of African slaves.
Sister, please! May I have a word with you?
The black woman first has to overstand that you are the crème of the universe...the original goddess of the planet. You Black woman have a gene called a "Mondochondra" this is a gene that prolongs labor pains it keeps you alive after you give birth. So we brother need to realize what you really are to us. For you Nubian Woman the true river of life.
“My dearest Black woman who Struggles to understand the Black man it is not your intent to deny us of any knowledge, love or power, yet to shower us with Love and to stand with us when times are hard. Will you let us be your Comfort Zone again? The things you ask or think are not for Judgement but encouragement. The Creator created man from woman. Projection is not what you desire. Respect, Love and Understanding are required. You can give use the world on a Silver Platter, but if we cannot stimulate your mind and Massage you’re Soul." Sawaad Amen Ra
My Nubian Queen.
I have longed to share my complete self with My Nubian Queen, the one who shall hunt if necessary to feed me, the one who will barter to provide my desires, the one who will share her heart, mind, body, and bed with me.
I have chosen you, my Queen to be the one I share my heart, mind, body and bed with and I too will barter for grain to feed you and prepare with love the meals I place before you, I will weave the finest cloth to make clothing for you, and hand stitch unique intricate designs to show the love and respect I have for my Nubian Queen.
Posted by Sawaad Amen Ra at 7:19 PM
Sunday, April 10, 2005
“If a toad jumps around in the daytime, it is either chasing something or something is chasing it.” African Proverb
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
In the immortal words of Ossie Davis in "Do The Right Thing," "Those who know won`t tell; and those who tell don`t know."
Ossie Davis 1917-2005 Rest in peace Great Nubian King.
HOTEL RWANDA (A MUST SEE FOR ALL AFRICAN AMERICAN)
Ten years ago, some of the worst atrocities in the history of mankind took place in the country of Rwanda; and in an era of high-speed communication and round-the-clock news, the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. In only three months, almost 1 million people were brutally murdered. In 1994, while the U.S. news media obsessed over the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the Hutu army in Rwanda was busy committing genocide against one million of its fellow citizens, the Tutsis.
What, exactly, is the difference between Hutus and Tutsis? The Hutus have the darker skin and wider noses, while the Tutsis have the lighter skin and narrower noses. You can thank the Belgians (Whites) for that artificial distinction, which led directly to the 1994 Tutsi holocaust (and I use that word deliberately).
The Belgians and King Léopold killed five to 15 million Congolese (Africans) (the indigenous inhabitants of the Congo River basin).
King Léopold II of Belgium (1835-1909)
Willie Lynch in Africa.
HOTEL RWANDA is based on the true story of Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), the Hutu house manager of a four-star hotel who took in 1,628 Tutsi refugees at great personal risk. I hope this film affords Mr. Rusesabagina the respect that SCHINDLER`S LIST gave the late Oskar Schindler, but I wouldn`t count on it.
The two ethnic groups are actually very similar - they speak the same language, inhabit the same areas and follow the same traditions. But when the Belgian colonists arrived in 1916, they saw the two groups as distinct entities, and even produced identity cards classifying peopleaccording to their ethnicity. The Belgians considered the Tutsis as superior to the Hutus. Not surprisingly, the Tutsis welcomed this idea, and for the next 20 years they enjoyed better jobs and educational opportunities than their neighbors. Resentment among the Hutus gradually built up, culminating in a series of riots in 1959. More than 20,000 Tutsis were killed, and many more fled to the neighboring countries of Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. When Belgium relinquished power and granted Rwanda independence in 1962, the Hutus took their place. Over subsequent decades, the Tutsis were portrayed as the scapegoats for every crisis.
President Clinton the so called frist Black President did nothing to help.
The most truthful point in the movie to me came when Colonel Oliver: explaining Paul Rusesabagina why the world will not intervene. Colonel Oliver: the Western world doesn’t care, you’re dirt, you’re Black. You`re not even ni@@gers...you’re worst, you’re Africans.
We swoon at 170,000 people killed by a Tsunami, where`s our support for a movie where 1,000,000 people died not by uncontrollable natural disaster but by avoidable genocide? This movie should be playing in every theater in the country. People don`t want to watch what hurts their conscience. It has major stars like Nick Nolte, Don Cheatle, and Joaquin Phoenix, so no one can claim it`s got a weak cast. It touches the sensitive subject Europeans (and white America) interfering where they do not belong, and segregating people based upon physical features and political views. Then abandoning these cultures to heal the animosity and breach alone. It happened in 1994 and it will happen again, and again. Yet again it happens in Darfur.
Chicago native was the leading figure in the Student Nonviolent coordinating committee. The catalyst that turned SNCC into a fighting, militant organization.
James Forman 1928-2005
Master Sergeant Vernon Waters (A Soldier story): You know the damage one ignorant Negro can do? We were in France in the first war; we`d won decorations. But the white boys had told all them French gals that we had tails. Then they found this ignorant colored soldier; paid him to tie a tail to his Butt and run around half-naked, making monkey sounds. Put him on the big round table in the Cafe Napoleon, put a reed in his hand, crown on his head, blanket on his shoulders, and made him eat *bananas* in front of all them Franchisee. Oh, how the white boys danced that night... passed out leaflets with thatboy`s picture on it. Called him Moonshine, King of the Monkeys. And when we slit his throat, you know that fool asked us what he had done wrong?
Niggas Can Still Be Bought.
Armstrong Williams, a prominent conservative commentator who was a protégé of Senator Storm Thurmond and Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court, acknowledged that he was paid $240,000 by the Department of Education to promote its initiatives on his syndicated television program and to other African-Americans in the news media.
Chronic Candy! Will it ever end?
Snoop Dogg and reality-TV star Paris Hilton are endorsing a new weed-flavored candy that is stirring up controversy and generating criticism among New York City politicians. Presently found in 43 stores across the Big Apple, Chronic Candy, hemp-rooted lollipops and gumdrops promises that "Every lick is like taking a hit." It`s quickly becoming top choice for local costumes with the munchies, while drawing criticism from politicians who feel the candy promotes drug use to the youth.
Pimp Creflo Dollar, and Pimp Fred Price.
Word-faith preachers whose main focuses is the prosperity teaching.
I thought I`d place those two pimps. pictures up in order to keep within proper context. You know who these guys`s are. They are the one`s that does not speak unless they are speaking about getting some money. They believe that Christians are not living faithfully unless they are getting a lot of money.
I decided to write about something that we could all relate to-MONEY. In my opinion, Christians fall into three camps. One camp believes money is evil and that the poor are more righteous than the rich are. The second camp believes that God is a genie and all you have to do is wish (pray) for riches and he will grant them. The third crowd takes a more balanced approach and views money as a tool that can be used to promote the kingdom of God. Now that I have defined the 3 camps, I would like to examine them more closely. I have come across Christians who believe that they are holy because they are poor or in debt. They see this as a badge of honor. They think they are closer to God because Jesus was poor. I think this line of thought is nonsense. The bible does say that the poor will be with us always; but it does not say that being poor helps one`s standing in the kingdom of heaven. I would like to call the second camp the "Creflo Dollar, and Fred Price. s crowd." These are the Christians who run around praying for God to bless themand anoint them with riches. Some pray the prayer of Jabez like it is some kind of formula for riches. This is utter foolishness. The bible says, God does not promise us material wealth. He promises us salvation. He tells us to store our treasures up in heaven. We should not worry about chasing riches here on earth. The third camp takes a more balanced approach. They view money as a means to an end. They see themselves as stewards of what God has given them. They use what they have been given to bless themselves and others. God is not against people being wealthy. Abraham was wealthy, so were David and Solomon.
Posted by Sawaad Amen Ra at 6:35 AM
Sunday, April 03, 2005
“The child that will not allow his parents to sleep through the night must be prepared to stay awake himself.” African Proverb
Shem Hotep ("I go in peace").
I bet you didn’t know this, did you? Iraqis of African Descent.
Unlike most Iraqis, whose faces come in shades from olive to a pale winter white, Youssef (the sister in the picture above) has skin the color of dark chocolate. She has African features and short, tightly curled hair that she straightens and wears in a soft bouffant.
God Bless America, Really?
White MP`s were called in. armed with machine guns...They shot everything that moved, until nothing did; not one defenseless soldier got away. When the shooting stopped, over 1200 members of the 364th were slaughtered." In December of 1943, over one thousand black soldiers were slaughtered at Camp Van Dorn, located just outside the sleepy southern town of Centerville Mississippi. These enlisted men weren’t killed in combat with the enemy, but lined up and mowed down, unarmed, by white soldiers acting on orders from superiors in the US Army. Unbelievable, isn’t it? The first thought I had upon hearing about the incident was that it couldn’t possibly be true. So, I got my hands on the book, The Slaughter, written by Carroll Case, a local, white Mississippi journalist who blew the cover off this shocking, long-rumored massacre.
Letter from King George Bush.
From where I stand, I can clearly see your black tormented faces.
How you must hate me, I wonder how many of you, think of killing me of assassinating this country leader, But again looking at you all. I see fear, passive fear, fear of death. So I am safe within the confines of the law, to overtax you, underpay you, overwork you, police force you, and bury you black people. You people are victims of society, and victims of America. Even though you people achieved independence, European rule still prevails. Neo-colonialism has its roots deep in you people soul. Your so-called Black Leaders care not as long as they are well paid. So I am safe within the confines of your passivity to stand on this rostrum and address you. And fill your oppressed ears with mocking promises. As I speak, I speak for all that are here with me brown and nearly white. For color, class and creed has no meaning where the almighty dollar is concerned, and on behalf of the government here and abroad. I would like to thank you white voters for dipping your finger in the blood thus marking an X
Giving me the right to do wrong. You don’t have to hear my thoughts
You know them; No Black leaders are among you.
The Ghetto is not really a Place.
What’s so fabulous about being ghetto? In case you weren’t aware, the ghetto is not a place. It is a state of mind. Negroes are currently stuck in a ghetto state of mind that is hindering us all from achieving our full potential.
How did we get to this state?
It’s sort of like being a black horse in a horse race and your gate doesn’t open. Meanwhile, all the other horses are white and off and running but you’re stuck in the starting block. By the time your gate opens, all the white horses are damn near at the finish line because you didn’t have any W-D 40. Face it, Black people are about 400 years behind the finish line and something always causes our gates to stick. Be that as it may, while we should be trying to mount a come from behind victory, we often find ourselves hanging outside the stables, smoking weed and drinking malt liquor and Alize`.
Loud and obnoxious.
There is absolutely no reason for anyone, women in particular, to talk loud in the movie theater, on the bus or inside the store. Females slay me popping` gum, cussing and acting a straight fool in restaurants, at clubs or in other public places. It just isn`t necessary and believe me, no real man is going to respect a woman who does not carry herself like a lady. No real man wants a woman who does not recognize the difference between “can`t and cain`t” or “finna and preparing to.” In a pinch it`s okay to use “bout to” but that`s about as far as it should go. My recommendation: Be classy or shut the fu&k up, you`re not impressing anyone.
Now, “ holla if you hear me ” on this one; who was it that said it was cute for women (or some men even) to wear fake toenails? If you wear fake toenails (yes, even just one on your big toe) please see a counselor, it isn`t cute. I saw one lady in the mall with fake toenails on each one of her appendages. I`m sickened just trying to recollect how her keratin collection was all lined up and polished with little ornaments and doodads pasted on for decoration.
You ain’t no pimp!
Rolling on doves, rocking fur coats and ice while living in your mamas basement. And speaking of your mama,How would you like it if I said I was pimping her? Oh no, I heard you flow. Your not the black Gotti or Tony Soprano. And why would you wanna be Italian? And why you call your place a crib? I thought that’s where little babies live?
You aint no pimp!
Ducking your babies mamas child support. Selling drugs but asking me for a $20 dollar loan! Your dog, I worked hard for my bone. For a pimp you got some bad luck. You must be smoking your own product. Your conduct will only get you in the penitentiary or the cemetery. But you gonna get rich or die trying While you should be trying to get a degree or learn a trade. And then just like your public defendant, lawyer and bail bondsmen you too can get paid.
You aint no pimp!
How could you pimp your sisters anyway? Sisters why do you buy their CD’s and let them talk about you that way? Black folk have to go to the next level. Damn, you don’t overstand. Why you want to be a pimp? When a pimp aint even a MAN?
You aint no pimp!
Posted by Sawaad Amen Ra at 6:08 PM