Hempress Sativa- Kushite Love

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I listen to a couple of different reggae artists. When I was searching for some music on Youtube I stumbled upon this beautiful  sista. This is a beautiful live performance. Her name is Hempress Sativa. I had never heard of her before. The title of the song immediately caught my attention for obvious reasons.lol  I knew I had to feature her on my blog.  I think this may become the new anthem for Kushite Kingdom!

A little  background on this talented woman.

Kerida Johnson known as Hempress Sativa was born to Rastafarian parents Doris-Ray Johnson and legendary Jamaican Selector /Musician Albert ‘Ilawi Malawi’ Johnson of the Jah Love Sound System. It was her exposure to music at home that sharpened her skills and has manifested today in her expressive writing and delivery.Hempress Sativa, who has been performing since the age of 13, with lyrics spiritedly influenced by her Rastafarian culture, as conveyed in her song “Judgement” in which she begins by chanting “No More Illusion, Rastafari is real …. Her music although generally rooted in traditional reggae rhythms, also at times, crosses genres and may reflect traces of Rhythm and Blues, African and even Hip-Hop influences as evident in the Anthem “Jah Have Mi Back”. Singles such as “Get High” and “Children of the Emperor” have been creating a buzz both locally and internationally, exemplifying her musical agility as a melodic singer and a lyrically skilled DJ. Sativa lists her musical favourites as Sade, Sister Carol and Ijahman Levi, to name few.She has worked with artists such as Micah Shemaiah, Sugarcane and the East village pharmacy, Bread (from Chalice) and producer Jahnoi Nunes. Dubbed “Hempress Sativa: Your Highness”, she intends on premiering her Ep in 2013, then the Album to be titled “UnconqueRebel Lioness” which is already near completion for its debut in the later part of said year.An artiste to definitely watch, after an electrifying performance at the recently held Revel Salute 2013 earlier this year-listen out for her latest single “Marching Outta Babylon” produced by J.O.E/ Flow factory and her feature in Backayard Magazine for the upcoming issue of 2013.Hempress Sativa is an extraordinary young talent, propelling Jamaican music into the future while strongly remaining rooted in a traditional foundation that makes her music timeless.

Kendrick Lamar and Rapsody- Complexion(A Zulu Love)

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Dark as the midnight hour or bright as the mornin’ sun
Give a fuck about your complexion, I know what the Germans done

Sneak (dissin’)
Sneak me through the back window, I’m a good field nigga
I made a flower for you outta cotton just to chill with you

You know I’d go the distance, you know I’m ten toes down
Even if master listenin’, cover your ears, he ’bout to mention

[Hook]

[Verse 2: Kendrick Lamar]
Dark as the midnight hour, I’m bright as the mornin’ sun
Brown skinned, but your blue eyes tell me your mama can’t run
Sneak (dissin’)
Sneak me through the back window, I’m a good field nigga
I made a flower for you outta cotton just to chill with you

You know I’d go the distance, you know I’m ten toes down
Even if master’s listenin’, I got the world’s attention

So I’mma say somethin’ that’s vital and critical for survival
Of mankind, if he lyin’, color should never rival
Beauty is what you make it, I used to be so mistaken
By different shades of faces

Then Whit told me, “A woman is woman, love the creation”
It all came from God then you was my confirmation
I came to where you reside
And looked around to see more sights for sore eyes

Let the Willie Lynch theory reverse a million times with…

[Hook]

[Interlude]
You like it, I love it (x8)
(Where the homegirl Rapsody at?
I need you to speak your mind real quick loved one!)

[Verse 3: Rapsody]
Let me talk my Stu Scott, ‘scuse me on my 2Pac
Keep your head up, when did you stop loving thy

Color of your skin, color of your eyes
That’s the real blues, baby, like you met Jay’s baby
You blew me away, you think more beauty in blue, green and grey

All my solemn men up north, 12 years a slave
12 years of age, thinkin’ my shade too dark
I love myself, I no longer need Cupid

Enforcin’ my dark side like a young George Lucas
Light don’t mean you smart, bein’ dark don’t make you stupid
And frame of mind for them bustas, ain’t talkin’ “Woohah!”

Need a paradox for the pair of daughters they tutored
Like two ties, L-L, you lose two times

If you don’t see you beautiful in your complexion
It ain’t complex to put it in context
Find the air beneath the kite, that’s the context
Yeah, baby, I’m conscious, ain’t no contest
If you like it, I love it, all your earth tones been blessed

Ain’t no stress, jigga boos wanna be
I ain’t talkin’ Jay, I ain’t talkin’ B
I’m talkin’ days we got school watchin’ movie screens
And spike your self esteem
The new James Bond gon’ be black as me

Black as brown, hazelnut, cinnamon, black tea
And it’s all beautiful to me

Call your brothers magnificent, call all the sisters queens
We all on the same team, blues and pirus, no colors ain’t a thing

[Outro: Kendrick Lamar]
Barefoot babies with no cares
Teenage gun toters that don’t play fair, should I get out the car?
I don’t see Compton, I see something much worse
The land of the landmines, the hell that’s on earth

 

CREE interviews Kofi(Lion) Obibini…creator of World Afropedia

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This is a great interview by counter-racist Blogtalk host CREE. This is from her Blogtalk radio program. It’s a great interview with Kofi Lion. He is the creator of World Afropedia. Think of Afropedia as a Wikipedia for the African diaspora. This is something we should have had a long time ago.The site covers many subjects such as economics,science,racism,Africa,the Americas,mathematics ,entertainment among other things. The site is still a work in progress at the moment. But like the site says it is ” a global database of Afrikan knowledge for the sole purpose of bringing about a global Afrikan Wisdom and Understanding”.  Kofi is a very intelligent brother. He has a lot of knowledge on various subjects. CREE and Kofi discuss everything from computer software,African history,white supremacy,bitcoins,digital wallets,and using vellum paper. etc.  It’s a really thought provoking discussion. I learned quite a bit from this three hour interview. I think you will too.

Be sure to Check out CREE’s blog.

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https://cree7.wordpress.com/

And her Blogtalk radio program.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cree8

And the World Afropedia blog as well.

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http://worldafropedia.com/afropedia/Main_Page

Lauryn Hill- Mystery Of Iniquity

This is a performance from Lauryn’s MTV Unplugged No. 2.0.  It was a great live album recording. The performance was recorded on July 21, 2001 at MTV Studios in Times Square, New York City. The album was released in 2002. I always liked this song,Mystery of Iniquity. She drops some very powerful lyrics!

It’s the mystery of Inequity…
Said it’s the misery of Inequity…
Said it’s the history of Inequity…
When it all…
All falls down…
Telling you all..
It all falls down

Children…
Eat your bread
Little children…
Eat your bread
Cuz it all…
All falls down…
Telling you all…
It all falls down

Yo!
Ya’ll can’t handle the truth in a courtroom of lies
Perjures the jurors
Witness despised
Crooked lawyers
False Indictments publicized
Its entertainment…the arraignments
The subpoenas
High profile gladiators in bloodthirsty arenas
Enter the Dragon
Black-robe crooked-balance
Souls bought and sold and paroled for thirty talents
Court reporter catch the surface on the paper
File it in the system not acknowledged by the Maker
Swearing by the bible blatantly blasphemous
Publicly perpetrating that “In God We Trust”
Cross-examined by a master manipulator
The faster intimidator
Receiving the judge’s favor
Deceiving sabers doing injury to they neighbors
For status, gratis, apparatus and legal waivers
See the bailiff
Representing security
Holding the word of God soliciting perjury
The prosecution
Political prostitution
The more money you pay.. the further away solution
Legal actors
Babylon’s benefactors
Masquerading as the agency for the clients
Hypocritical giants
Morally non-compliant
Orally armed to do bodily harm
Polluted, recruited and suited judicial charm
And the defense isn’t making any sense
Faking the confidence of escaping the consequence
That a defendant is depending on the system
Totally void of judgment purposely made to twist em’
Emotional victim blackmailed by the henchmen
Framed by intentions
Inventions whereby they lynch men
Enter the false witness slandering the accused
Planting the seed openly showing he’s being used
To discredit, edit, headed for the alleged
Smearing the individual fearing the unsuspected
Expert witness (the paid authority)
Made a priority to deceive the majority
Of disinterested peers
Dodging duty for years
Hating the process
waiting to be returning to their careers
Do we expect the system made for the elect
To possibly judge correct?
Properly serve and protect?
Materially corrupt
Spiritually amuck
Oblivious to the cause
Prosperously bankrupt
Blind leading the blind
Guilty never defined
Filthy as swine
A generation purin it’s own mind
Legal extortion
Blown out of proportion
In vein deceit
The truth is obsolete
Only two positions:
Victimizer or Victim
Both end up in destruction trusting this crooked system
Mafia with diplomas keeping us in a coma trying to own a piece
of the “American Corona”
The Revolving Door
Insanity every floor
Skyscraping, paper chasing
What are we working for?
Empty traditions
Reaching social positions
Teaching ambition to support the family superstition?
When the Son of Podition is Commander in Chief
The standard is Thief
Brethren can we candidly speak?
Woe to the men
Trusted in the chariots dem’
Leaning on horses
They run their intellectual sources
Counterfeit wisdom creating the illusion of freedom
Confusion consumes them
Every word they speak it turns them out really white
Internally they absent of light
trapped in the night and bonded to the Cain of the night
Under the curse
Evil men waxing more worse
Faxing the first
Angelic being cast to the earth
It’s time for rebirth
Burnin up the branch and the root
The empty pursuits of every tree bearing the wrong fruit
Turning me ill
Let him who stole, no longer steal
Oh it’s real
Surrender for Jehovah is real
How long will you sleep
Troubled by the thoughts that YOU keep
The idols YOU heap
Causing the destruction you reap
Judgment has come
Find it and return to the One
Abandon the flesh
Self-interest: Broadway to death
Pride and the Greed
Hide and subdividing the seed
The knowledge of Good and Evil is what caused us to lie
Caused us to die
Let your emotions be crucified
Renounce all your thoughts
Repent and let your mind be re-taught
You’ll find what you sought…was based on the deception you bought
A perception of naught
Where the majority remains caught

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

[sing songy Chorus Outro]
It’s the mystery of Inequity
Say it’s the history of Inequity
Say it’s the misery of Inequity
When it all…
All falls down
I’m telling you all…
It all falls down

Tales of Buffoonery: Episode 12 (Kerry Washington)

I guess this post was bound to happen. I know many people like Kerry Washington. I know a lot of different women look up to her as some type of role model. But I think there are just certain types of women(and men) who admire her. I think most proud black women who love black men and their community probably can see through the façade that Kerry is hiding behind. I admit like many black men,that Kerry is a beautiful woman. But just being beautiful doesn’t give you a pass. And I know she had a child with an African man. I give her some props for that. But who you choose to love,marry and reproduce is only part of the equation in the black struggle. Although I admit  it is a very important part.It’s also about what you stand for and who you stand against. I know many black women think rapper/actor Common is a handsome brother. And he dates sistas too. But he still needed to be called out for his recent buffoonish comments. So I believe that Kerry should also be called out as well. The reality is Kerry could’ve gotten this honor just for the show Scandal alone. I know there are those who will disagree with this post. But I have to stay true to myself and my own convictions. I had to do this post after I heard her comments at a recent award ceremony.The Scandal star was honored with a Vanguard Award at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards for being a champion for the LGBT community promoting equal rights. You can watch the video above and judge for yourself. Part of her speech as

Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, trans people, intersex people: we have been pitted against each other and made to feel like there are limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of ‘other.”

Notice that she mentioned women,immigrants,bisexuals,trans people and “people of color??? Huh?? Why can’t she just say black people?? She didn’t even have the guts to mention her own race but can name everyone else. It’s because she’s in a room full of white homosexual and lesbians and doesn’t want to offend them. In Hollywood you can’t say the words “racism”, “Jewish control” or “white supremacy”. That’s a big NO NO! And Kerry knows it! if she wants to get a steady paycheck from her white masters she better stay far away from confronting those who really control things in Hollywood. Black people face discrimination and racism everyday day but she’s talking about gay rights?? Blacks aren’t even treated as equals right now. Many of us are homeless,unemployed,living in poverty,have no economic power base and killed by the cops every other day……and she’s talking about gay rights?? Negro please!! She can stand up for so-called “gay rights” but can’t speak up for her own people’s struggle.  The fact that she said “people of color” instead of blacks or African Americans is very telling. But wait..it gets better. Later on she does mention black people but it was to throw us under the bus! She goes on to attack black people for not accepting sexual perversion as normal. She claims black people have no right to criticize gays because we have been discriminated against as well.  Kerry says:

“We can’t say that we believe in each other’s fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others’ existence and the truth of each other’s hearts. We must be allies. And we must be allies in this business because to be represented is to be humanized. And as long as anyone, anywhere is being made to feel less human, our very definition of humanity is at stake and we are all vulnerable.”

Fundamental humanity???  Unarmed blacks are shot and choked to death by cops and the cops walk free!! We are shot and killed like dogs in the street Ms Washington! And you’re talking about humanity! You have lost your damn mind. How come you’re not as bold with the people who oppress your people?? But you can put black people in check right? Go sit your ass down somewhere! And take that anti-black,interracial promoting show with you! I’m so sick of you so-called “new blacks”.  She also says:

“So when black people today,tell me that they don’t believe in gay marriage…” Then she gives a side eye.

This was very disturbing for a few reasons. For one,she’s making that connection that the gay struggle is the same as the black struggle. I’ve covered this many times on my blog. They keep using these house negroes to push their gay agenda. I can’t believe people still try to fight me on this point, It’s pretty obvious what they’re doing at this point. She is trying to make the correlation between the oppression of slavery versus homophobia. This is a massive FAIL. You’re dead wrong for that Kerry. And if you notice in the video when she makes this statement about black people it gets a standing ovation and the biggest applause. Hmmm…..a bit strange isn’t it? Why is that? It’s because they know most black people don’t condone that behavior. And Kerry is just a puppet for her elite masters. She is doing exactly what they tell her to say and do. These so-called “new blacks” are seriously getting on my damn nerves. I’m tired of these loud mouth sell outs. This goes for Charles Barkley,Don Lemon,Raven Symone,Common and all the rest. Last year Don Lemon was awarded as Self Hater of the Year. I think Kerry might be the front runner this year. Her statements disgusted me! No more Mr Nice Guy. I’m calling out all these buffoons in sports or entertainment. I’m pulling no punches from now on.

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Kerry hanging out at the awards show with anti-blackness screenwriter Shonda Rhimes. Along with(anti-sexual) Ellen Degenerate and her “wife”. Everyone is all smiles in a system of oppressing black people. It’s all good Kerry. At least now we all know where your loyalty lies.

Interview with Kushite Prince

Interview I recently did. I have to give a big shout out to my girl Latrice. Much respect to this sista. Be sure to check out her blog.

Sincere Ignorance

Why do you call yourself Kushite Prince?

 I read a book years ago about the Kushite kingdoms in Africa. I call myself Prince because I don’t feel like I’m a king……yet.

What was your upbringing like and how did it shape you to be the man you are today?

 I grew up in southern California. I had a very loving family. My father instilled in me to always speak my mind and demand respect. My mother told me to always stand up for myself and be a proud black man. She also told me to never put another race of women above black women. Those teachings shaped me into who I am today.

At what age did you become aware with how the world operates on race?

A learned at about seven years old that white people were everywhere. And they were always on television. I assumed they controlled everything…

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