Saturday, January 20, 2007

Nubian past

truth beyond a doubt

RAS SHORTY:" Watch Out My Children"

Ancestor Ras Shorty I aka Garfield Blackman
Born: October 1941
Crossed over: 12th July 2000

may the ancestors be pleased with his efforts

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Culture @ Reggae Sundance 2006

among his last performances....
jaja ah see dem ah come!!!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

only the group effort can work

Ancestor Dr. Barbara Sizemore
Educationist /Social Activist
former dean of DePaul University's School of Education
Born: 17th December 1927
Crossed over: 24th July 2004
"a higher calling than educating children, and that was uplifting my race."
“The cry of the ghetto is being heard by a nation with its fingers in its ears”
B. Sizemore PhD

may the ancestors be pleased with her efforts


culture...may the ancestors be pleased with your efforts

Ancestor CULTURE aka Joseph Hill
Born: 22nd January 1949
Crossed Over: August 19, 2006
War in in serria leon (excerpt of song)

Out of the woodland Man a nah nuh fight none
Stretch out your hand, put it out yourself
What do you want? Long sleeve or short sleeve?
And them a take them cutlass and them chop it off (your request now)
Long sleeve them chop you on the wrist
Short sleeve them a cut it to the arm
We have everything in paradise (my God) Here in the West
Even them Christmastime them song like a Christmastime without light!!
From the woodland Just the sound of a bird.
When I woke up in my lonely cottage,
listening to the song of each thing
And every man them a fight
it don't know who is gonna win War in a Africa
But it is extra slaughter there in Sierra Leone
One president fall down

Joseph Hill (CULTURE)
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Monday, January 15, 2007

earthday of MLK

Ancestors Martin Luther King & Malcolm X
We pour libations in honour of our ancestors.

Honouring Martin Luther King Jr.,
born 15th January 1929
Assassinated- 1968

"Strength to Love"
"....The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation..... "

Martin Luther King Jr in 1963


Sunday, January 14, 2007

wisdom of His Imperial Majesty

" In matters of foreign policy we have been ever guided by three basic principles. First is our deep conviction that, where there is no lack of goodwill, all international disputes can be resolved through negotiations, without recourse to violence. An inevitable corollary of this belief is our firm conviction that all nations, whatever their political persuasions, can live together in peace.
Second is our unswerving devotion to the principle of collective security.
Third, flowing from the principle of collective security, is the necessity, in these anxious days when the major powers are engaged in a frantic arms race, for all countries which have accepted this principle and assumed a share of the responsibility for ensuring the peace of the world, to become ever stronger militarily.
As we have stated time and time again, we are firmly persuaded that the path to guaranteeing the peace of the world lies in supporting the principle of collective security ard the United Nations Charter, combined with a progressive reduction of the armaments which are being built up throughout the world. The billions of dollars which are now wasted on this fruitless effort could with great benefit, be diverted into the constructive channels of aid for the economic growth of under-developed countries..."