Just wanted to share this amazing poem by the late Henry Dumas, who was called an "absolute genius" by Toni Morrison. Additional Resources: .
So, after a small hiatus (it seems), Umojah Nation hit the stage this past weekend at Jilly's in Akron and we had an amazing time. I have so much fun with my band mates, we are such a family, and in many ways this has helped sustain my inner being. I have had periods of [...]
I had to reblog this one. We need a daily dose this message.
Richard Pryor from live on the Sunset strip describing why he stopped using the word nigga.
“It’s nice to have pride about your shit. I went home to the motherland. And everybody should go home to Africa. Everybody. Especially, Black people.
Really man, there is so much to see there for the eye and the heart of the Black people. Cause white people you’ll go there and you’ll get ideas: “Well that’s where the Black people of America should be walking around with sticks.” You’ll get the wrong idea.
But man you’ll go, I went to motherfucking land of my roots. 700 million Black people not one of them motherfuckers [unintelligible]. I looked in every phone book in Africa. I didn’t find one god damn Pryor. I found one familiar name, “Jabo Walker.” I called that up, they said he was in Arizona.
One thing I got out of it…was…
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I've been slowly creeping into the Afrobeat world lately (at least in Cleveland). It all started when I went to the Femi Kuti concert at Beachland Balllroom a couple of years back. We were straight up blown away by the sights and sounds. It was colorful and loud, but that was okay because there were about 20 [...]
I’ve been doing a lot of research on the Pineal gland, Melatonin, & Melanin and I just wanted to express my thoughts and findings thus far. I’m not an expert in the field or subject matter (nor do I claim to be). This is just a ‘brain dump’ of all the things I’ve collected to this point on the matter. Hopefully this is helpful to someone else doing the same research. More posts on this will come and I encounter more information. Enjoy…
When discussing Melanin we can not go fully in-depth without discussing the Pineal gland & Melatonin. The Pineal gland is an organ that is found at the center of the brain. This gland, also referred to as the Inner or 3rd eye, is approximately the size of a single kernel of corn.
Ancestrally it was well known that the Pineal gland, or 3rd eye, was the ‘seat…
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There is such a deeper side to life that very few ever encounter. What makes it even worse is that many who actually encounter this deeper side don't know how to use it to guide them, or to express their gift to the world, or simply enjoy the world in a fulfilling way. I have found [...]