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Unlocking the Power of Honor: A Guiding Light for Our Tribe's Future

  Unlocking the Power of Honor: A Guiding Light for Our Tribe's Future In a world where words often lose their meaning amidst the noise, "Honor" stands tall, embodying a profound truth that resonates deeply within the soul of our community. As we navigate the complexities of modern existence, it's essential to return to the roots that define us, leveraging the timeless principles of Honor, Loyalty, and Sacrifice to forge a path forward. This exploration isn't just about understanding a concept; it's about redefining our collective destiny through the lens of integrity and truth. As a community committed to empowerment and personal growth, we dive deep into the essence of Honor—dissecting its impact on our lives and our interactions with each other. This isn't just an article; it's a manifesto for those ready to embody the true meaning of Honor in their lives, propelling our tribe towards unprecedented heights of unity and strength. The Core of Honor: H
Today I must focus on the fact that sometimes I just have to let go of what's gone, be grateful for what remains & look forward to what's coming

Django - Controversy

Here is a response to an article that I read about Spike Lee and the Movie "Django Unchained" The article can be found: Morris W. O'Kelly This was my first time writting a response on Huffington Post and I was not aware of a word limit, so I figured hey this is a post on my blog. Check it out but first check out the excellent article by Mr. O'Kelly I was not  aware of all the controversy that surrounded Django, and Spike Lee. I am glad I did not hear about it until after I seen the movie. I do agree with  with Mr. O'Kelly about Spike's commitment to our community, that I feel can not be questioned. All anyone has to do is look at Mr. Lee's track record and see the love affair he has with Black people and our history. By understanding his love affair it makes it easier for others to understand his anger when it comes to Tarantino and his film making. I have seen many of Tarantino's films, and often wondered why he felt it so necessary to riddl

First Interview with a Witch in the Journey

I was challenged today as I prepared for my weekly "FreeStyle Friday Show" . As I was preparing my mic and checking the music that I was going to play, a young man approached me and asked what type of music I was listening to. I explained that I was preparing to broadcast my show as I untangled myself from all the wires. He Took an immediate interest and asked if I do interviews. I said sure and welcomed him to come over and join the show, and what a show it was. It turns out that the young man was a High Priest in a Wiccan Covenant near Columbus. Now here is the challenge.... Should I give in to the fear of my old beliefs..... fears of public criticism.....fear of spells and potions.... Hell no, I jumped in and had a good interview and discussion. The show might turn some heads and scare some people, but it is a big world and I am going to run into a lot of different things, and have run into some different things. So I challenge my listeners to get through your fear a

Game Changers- 1Hood

Now, I knew that my brothers  +jasiri X  and  +Paradise Gray  were in Pittsburgh NationBuilding, but to see the video shines a long needed light on the work that they have been doing. These brothers have moved the concept of hood media to another level. By setting up an academy that arms young people with media and the skills to control their images, they have empowered a generation of thinkers that will definitely have a say in the direction are communities go in. I only hope other youth groups embrace the model and begin to use media to build the images that they want to see rather than be victims to the images that are being produced for them and the world to see. Media is the new front lines and I salute 1Hood for building our Special Forces. checkout the video: Watch "Game Changers: The One Hood Media Academy" on YouTube Nuff said Peace & 1hunidyears

Revisiting Grace

  The concept of Grace has weighed heavily on my mind as of late. I was shocked at the power of this simple principle as I looked into it. I was truly acquainted with Grace as I put together the Millennium 7. I had to find a few new principles to use for a character building curriculum that I was putting together for young people.  I first had to research and replace some of the principles that I had always used. This is when I ran into the principle of gratitude. I placed it among many of the principles that I had used from the Nguzo Saba and replaced cooperative economics. I figured Gratitude would be a good replacement for it, and that I would be able to use the basic lessons that I had used for cooperative economics. I began my research and was amazed at where it took me. I began by breaking down the word gratitude and found that it lead to the word grateful. Both of these words meant being thankful. Grateful lead me to the word gracious, which was basically a thankful attitude,

Haatim shared a page with you on StumbleUpon

Checkout this Native American Code of ethics That I found using stumble upon. If you like it share it as well. Can't see this email? View it online . Haatim shared a web page with you Native Americans Native American Code of Ethics Dec 31 | 38K views | Haatim said: These are beautiful ideas that need to be practiced today. Read, enjoy, and

Live @ New Harvest Cafe

Columbus Ohio has been blessed by New harvest Cafe. Every week on Saturday evenings they host live bands that come in bless the audience with music. Last week I had a chance to hear Mark Lomax and his band. They came played a mixture of hard core old school jazz mixed with some music composed by Mr. Lomax.  The audience was caught up not only in Mark Lomax mastery over the drum, but was transported, and transfixed by Eddie Bayard on the saxophone. This was a dynamic show that has to be seen to believe. We have just launched a show called "Live @ New Harvest" that will be broadcasting the shows over Gye-Nyame Journey Radio on spreaker for our family and friends out of town or who just can't come. For anyone who was not able to catch the show or want to listen to it again I have it available on the station now. Just click one of the links at the bottom of the screen and listen. Be on the look out for my interview with Mark Lomax about his art, mastery, music, and his a

My Reflection

After reading this blog by  +Seth Godin   I had to reflect on what Respect truly means. I love to look into words and get back to their roots. As  a matter of fact, I make it a habit. I believe that you can only grasp the true meaning of a word when you go back to where it comes from. i guess this is a lesson that I learned from the Book called  "Openings To The African Tree of Life by Erskine Peters" in it their is a proverb that states "in the original name is the essence". For me this has become a mantra that a say and put into action. By practicing the wisdom that lies in that proverb it has helped me make sense of words that I and others around me would just throw around. I began to realize that I was using words simply on feeling and not really understanding the true meaning. That brings me back to the word Respect, which the blog (at least to me ) is talking about. The word Respect is composed of to smaller words:  Re- which means again Spect- which means