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Friday, December 26, 2014

NGUZO SABA of Afrikan Sovereign Nationhood
An interpretation by Mama Marimba Ani

UMOJA (“unity”)
The Pan-Afrikanist Vision of Afrikan people throughout the world joining forces to fight for Afrikan Sovereignty and to build an Afrikan World Order.

KUJICHAGULIA (“self-determination”)
Afrikan people defining ourselves and determining our own destiny as a Sovereign people.

UJIMA (“collective work and responsibility”)
Afrikan people working together, being responsible to and for each other, and accepting a common system of accountability.

UJAMAA (“familyhood”)
Creating economic cooperatives based on the concept of Afrikan familyhood, interdependence, interrelationship, and village and national unity.

NIA (“purpose”)
Afrikan people sharing common goals that determine our commitments and guide our choices and decisions. This gives purpose to our lives and to our work, and tells us why we were born Afrikan.

KUUMBA (“creativity”)
To think with Afrikan minds and to create from our Afrikan-center. When we practice this principle, we no longer imitate europeans. We find our own way.

IMANI (“faith”)
To believe in the Vision of Afrikan Sovereignty, and to have the passion and the wer (“will,” “heart”) to bring it into being.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Akwaaba,  Ekabo, Karibuni !!!
Come Join Us!!!
11th Annual Abakosem SunSum

Never Again!!!

Directions to Sweetwater State Park

Do not rely on GPS units for directions to this park.!!!

From I-20W exit #44 at Thornton Road, turn south and go 1/4 miles. Turn
right on Blairs Bridge Road. After 2 miles, turn left on Mount Vernon Road.
Once you pass the park entrance, Shelters # 8, 9, and 10 will be the first
loop on the right, before Cedar Terrace Rd.  Across from Cedar Terrace, on
the left of Mt. Vernon Rd, is Shelter #1 and the Bait Shop.  Just South of
Cedar Terrace, on the Right Side of Mt. Vernon Rd, is Shelter #2.  To access
Shelters # 3 - 6, 11, and 7, the Interpretive Center,  Nature Trails, and
the Group Shelter, turn left on Factory Shoals Rd. from Mt. Vernon Rd., less
than a quarter mile south of Cedar Terrace Rd. and follow the signs.




"Up You Mighty Race, You Can Accomplish What You Will." 
-Marcus Garvey




We be Spirit People

Long before the Ayitians fought back
the ancients taught that
heroes were not made
spirit could never be slaved
that the Afrikan would rise again
and bring the end of days

To end the ways of the beast amongst us
disarm those who harm the very least amongst us
for as much as they do unto these of us
they do also unto the Most High in us
they trigger quakes where most that die is us
tourists lounging laughing while they who cry is us
missionaries come again and again to spy on us

Long before the Ayitians fought back
the ancients taught that
fiction would be as real as fact
matter of fact?
fact won’t matter
fact won’t matter

Fact would seem to matter on the surface
but under the earth
quake machines would cause faults on purpose
purpose being
to turn Supreme Beings into corpses
same beings
who broke France's back from the backs of horses

With no standing army or marines
they showed France who the real boss is
shook their shackles
dealt the west their first free labor losses
now count the costs
thirty-plus coup d’├ętats
spiteful embargoes
and France extorting
all designed to keep Ayiti from rising

But long before the Ayitians fought back
the ancients taught that

Afrikans could never be poor people
they be my people and your people
never those people always close people
for we people will always be free people
no matter where we be people

The Ancients taught that
Spirit could never be slaved
and we be Spirit people
long before the Ayitians fought back

Move The Village
Move The Village
To Higher Ground
Comes The Storm
Comes The Storm