Monday, December 19, 2005

Celebrating now yesterday tomorrow

19th December 2005
Month of Mechir- Ruling Deity- REKHUR

Birthdays of Ancestors
Dr. Carter G. Woodson,[1875-1950]
Henry Highland Garnet [1815-1882]
plus belated birthday recognition of
Sammy Davis Jr. (8thDec. 1925-1990 )

Ancestor Dr Carter Woodson founder of Black History Week , now celebrated as Black History Month in February in USA, in the UK October-November, and the Caribbean in November.

Ancestor Henry Garnet was a famed tireless advocate for abolition of chattel slavery and his contribution spanned conventional politics and on the ground advocacy. He urged victims of slavery to demand their liberty. A quoted in his speech to American Slaves: "You had far better all die--die immediately, than live slaves, and entail your wretchedness upon your posterity. ... However much you and all of us may desire it, there is not much hope of redemption without the shedding of blood. If you must bleed, let it all come at once--rather die freemen, than live to be the slaves..."

Ancestor Singer Dancer & Actor Sammy Davis Jr is a name that will live on in the memories of popular art lovers the world over. Having started as a tap dancer, he rose the ranks to produce over forty plus albums and appeared in numerous movies, Television interviews and hits at Las Vegas. He is immortalised as a main member of the RAT PACK alongside the likes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. his determination ensured that a BLACK was visible in the media.

Just as the Ancestor Hon. Marcus Mosaiah Garvey guided the family in the 1920s and referred to us as Negroes...We acknowledge his divine MISSION but nevertheless have grown to accept that we are descendants of a land that is not NEGROLAND. Further OVERSTANDING that the entire PLANET is our home.
Thus efforts of Ancestor Garnet paid dividens. His message rings hallow to this day, with Afrikans still discriminated against and subjected to chattel slavery on the continent today. We need the drive of Ancestor Sammy Davis Jr to climb out of this mind-set that we are less than any member of the human family. Fulfilling the vision of Ancestor Woodson to celebrate our Past, understanding the NOW and future are but a million plus moments/PRESENTS to cherish.

Let us be advanced in knowledge, culturally literate/aware that Black History is a
MYTH and therefore we should be more informed of WORLD history in which AFRIKAN and indigenous peoples have paid an important role. Let us be not as guilty >IGNORANTLY_ ascribing COLOUR to the achievements of beings on this planet.

The ongoing controversy as reported in the press with African American Actor Morgan Freeman rejecting Black history is apt at this time as we are challenged to think outside the box.

We pour libations for the lives of our predecessors, who strove valiantly in their times against all odds.
Namely Ancestors Carter Woodson, Marcus Garvey, Henry Garnet & Sammy Davis, Jr.
weighing of the heart by Djeuhuti with the Feather of Ma'at


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