Alive In Death

sam-mosher-lois-greenfield-1995Alive in Death
By Sekhemu, 2006

The words “death” and “the dead” are used in the old scriptures to refer to living humanity in earthly embodiment. We scurrying mortals are the “dead” of the bible and other sacred books, but it is past our prerogative to read a meaning into their books other than the one they intended; or to read out of them a meaning consistently deposited therein. It is perhaps the cardinal item of the whole theological corpus, the real “lost key” to a correct reading of the subterranean meaning in esoteric literature. In ancient theology “death” means our life on earth.

Be the figure apt or be it considered unthinkable- as it will be at first by many- the texts of scripture will yield their cryptic meaning on no other terms. And the Bible is a sealed book mostly because of those words, “death” and “the dead” have not been read as covers of a far profounder sense than the superficial one. Continue reading

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Black Leadership

New Ancient Queen (Black Is Beautiful)Instructions: 26 Characteristics of Great Leaders
By Zion – University of KMT

1) Study, master the fundamentals of every area of life and living.

2) Be clear on principles. Never straddle the fence. Never sell your soul. Set high standards. In doing so, you will be better able to know how to deal with others, various people and in various situations.

3) Seriously understand what you are up against. Know what time it is, what conditions you face, what you have and what they have. Prepare meticulously. African people have generally not taken revolution seriously, nor have we taken seriously what must be done to correct our historic problem. Continue reading

Dr. Amos Wilson and NOI

Dr Amos WilsonAfrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus The New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism
By Dr. Amos N. Wilson (1985)

We see the true nationalist in the person of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, who not only complains about the nature of the education of Black children but who does something about it. He builds the schools and universities and constructs and instructs as a part of his nationalist mission.

The true nationalist is not obsessed about the destruction of his civilizations, about the cruelty of his fate and the devilishness of his enemies. Certainly he analyzes that and looks at it. Certainly he laments the destruction of Black civilization and the fall of our empires and kingdoms and our fall from grace to a degree. But he does not become traumatized by those falls and destruction. He does not become obsessed and compulsive about their analysis. He looks at them, he learns from them, he integrates them into his personality and ideology, he swears never again, and he moves forward using that knowledge to construct a new civilization. Continue reading

Dr. Amos Wilson and Garveyism – 2

Dr. Amos Wilson RBGAfrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus The New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism
By Dr. Amos N. Wilson (1985)

One of the things that we must recognize is that our oppressor represents death; our oppressor is deadly.

One of the things that impressed me most when I went to graduate school and rally had my first real contact with the white educational establishment was that these people are dead. There’s death around them somewhere, which is the reason they are deadly as a people, why every advance of knowledge for them is an advancement in the knowledge of destruction. Every advancement in knowledge is an advancement in the ability to kill and destroy the earth, kill and destroy nature, kill and destroy others, rape and rob the earth of its wealth, people and life forms, so much so that now they are having great difficulty even reproducing themselves. At the very center of their lives is death and destruction. Continue reading

Dr. Amos Wilson and Garveyism – 1

Dr Amos WilsonAfrikan-Centered Consciousness Versus The New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism
By Dr. Amos N. Wilson (1985)
(Excerpt: From a lecture delivered by Amos N. Wilson at the Marcus Garvey Senior Citizen Center, Brooklyn, NY in 1985; Transcribed by Sababu Plata)

We don’t have time today to review the history of Garvey. Rather that try to recap this history, which I’m sure most of you are familiar with anyway, I’ll just take a brief look at some things I think Garvey left us as an individual, as an organizational person and as a leader of Afrikan people.

PERCEPTION. One of the major things in the Garvey legacy was that of his perception of reality. I often talk about reality in my classes and general lectures so that attendees would recognize that at the center of one’s adjustment to the world, at the center of one’s ability to deal with the world, to change the world to suit one’s advantage, is a knowledge of reality. Continue reading

Need for New Ideas and Aims

No JobThe Need of New Ideas and New Aims
From AFRICA AND AMERICA; Addresses and Discourses
by Alex Crummell (1940) [Edited]

For there are few things which tend so much to dwarf a people as the constant dwelling upon personal sorrows and interests, whether they be real or imaginary. We have illustrations of this fact both at home and abroad. The Southern people of this nation have given as evident signs of genius and talent as the people of the North.

If we go back to Colonial times, if we revert to the early history of the nation, we see [that] for nigh three generations they gave themselves up to morbid and fanatical anxieties upon the subject of slavery. To that one single subject they gave the whole bent of their intellect. Continue reading