Three Little Birds Tees(Black Business series)

Nandi Tahir...

Three Little Birds is a clothing company owned by Nandi Tahir. Here’s what she says on her website:

I am a mother of two sons and one daughter who happens to be my favorite muse. Some of you may have known my business Pearl of Africa which was located on the world famous South Street here in Philly for 20 years.

There have been thousands of locals and famous people who have passed through the doors of Pearl of Africa and I am thankful to all of you who supported us through the years.

After my husband and business partner passed away in 2012 due to lung cancer, I made the arduous decision to close Pearl of Africa. Pearl of Africa is greatly missed in the city of brotherly love but I am forever grateful to Etsy for being here as an outlet for me to further my entrepreneurial pursuits.

TLB1...

The name Three Little Birds Tees was inspired by the Bob Marley song of the same name which has gotten me through many tough days “every little thing is gonna be alright”… TLBTees is my offering to the world as I continue the legacy of Pearl of Africa to honor and celebrate our ancestors and people of African descent in the diaspora.

TLB3...

https://www.tlbtees.com/shop

Conversations with The Black Man’s God

Black Mans GOD...

God and the Ancestors speak to the Black race answering questions we ask ourselves – such as – the plight of the Black man, past, present and future. The book provides the tools for woman and man to spiritually transform their lives and relationships.
This book dares to look at the many issues that have been dogging the Black race for generations, in a shocking, frank and open way.
These deep issues are linked to our spiritual belief mindset that remained holistically undiagnosed. Essentially Conversations with the Blackman’s God is a discussion with Motherfather Principle and the Gods of our ancient Ancestors about the obstacles that are affecting the Black race in this time. The answers are raised from a spiritual standpoint channelled through psychic Neferatiti Ife who has been selected by the Gods for this work.
The dialogue is written in God speak, question and answer format.
This book is for those who have begun to question western religion and philosophy. For those who are open minded to believe that they are able to access the Gods directly, who are ready to begin the journey of self-introspection and healing.
‘The Blackman cannot be saved unless he helps himself. Too long have your people been victims to circumstances’
Both authors Neferatiti Ife and Arkenaton Shabazz were plagued by the constant discussions regarding the Black race. Through shared frustrations they began to look for answers and felt that solutions though meditation, connecting with MotherFather Principle and the Gods of the white light. The ancient Kemetians connected with these Gods on a daily basis and look at their achievements!
Following the traditions of their ancient Ancestors Neferatiti began to meditate to obtain the answers to their questions and the result has materialised in the book.
Many of the Spirits and Ancestors are not pleased to see the downfall of all of the work they have put in. They see the rise of their great nation becoming nothing.
The first half of the book addresses major issues of the African race- such as – why are our people suffering, slavery and negative psychological mindsets. Additionally questions about the future of the Black race, Europe and USA are revealed. Truths about Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King as well as biblical characters (Jesus, Moses, Melchisedek) are also revealed.
The second part of the book considers the individual thinking patterns – self love, healing, past pain and intimacy. Connected to this the book explores fundamental patterns in our failing relationships and how can we find true love in our lives?
‘You need to begin with self. Self is looking at your soul. What does your soul say to you everyday?’
Once the individual can embrace this information it can be used as a work book that is able heal internally and in so doing change the downward spiral of the African race for all times. Many of your race lost their inner guidance and their soul. They lost their connection with the divine spirit.

Militant Mulattoes: Jesse Williams,Zaza Ali and J. Cole

Jesse Williams...

This past Sunday was the BET Awards.  It’s a celebration of black music,television and film.  I used to watch the award show years ago but it doesn’t hold my interest much anymore.  Mainly because the show promotes music that denigrates black women,colorism,negative images of black people and all around anti-blackness. But yesterday all over the news they were covering a speech given by biracial actor Jesse Williams.  He was given the Humanitarian Award and gave a passionate speech about racism ,oppression,police brutality and cultural appropriation.  That’s a lot to cover under four minutes.  Williams is an actor on the ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy. Some fear he may lose his job for speaking out on these issues.  I highly doubt he will lose his job. If anything he will be praised for speaking on these issues.  Here’s what he said:

This is for the real organizers all over the country, the activist, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. It’s kinda basic mathematics: the more we learn about who we are and how we got here the more we will mobilize.

“This award is also for the black women in particular who have spent their lives nurturing everyone before themselves – we can and will do better for you.

“Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to de-escalate, disarm and not kill white people every day. So what’s going to happen is we’re going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.

“I got more, y’all. Yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday so I don’t want to hear any more about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on a 12-year-old playing alone in a park in broad daylight, killing him on television, and then going home to make a sandwich.

“Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better to live in 2012 than 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner, Sandra Bland.

“The thing is though, all of us here are getting money, that alone isn’t going to stop this. Dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back to put someone’s brand on our body – when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies?

“There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There is no job we haven’t done, there is no tax they haven’t levied against us, and we have paid all of them.

“But freedom is always conditional here. ‘You’re free!’ they keeping telling us. ‘But she would be alive if she hadn’t acted so … free.’ Now, freedom is always coming in the hereafter, but the hereafter is a hustle: We want it now.

“Let’s get a couple of things straight. The burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander – that’s not our job so let’s stop with all that. If you have a critique for our resistance then you’d better have an established record, a critique of our oppression.

“If you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do: sit down.

“We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil – black gold! – ghettoizing and demeaning our creations and stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit.

“Just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.

“Thank you.”

It was a decent speech and he touched on a lot of issues.  But I noticed when they showed his parents in the audience I noticed his white mother.  I think this causes a lot of confusion for black people.  Can you be pro-black with a white parent? This is something I’ve noticed over the last few years.  There are many biracial people coming out speaking on the black struggle.  Many biracial people have gotten the spotlight in the entertainment and sports world.

Drake...

Canadian rapper Drake is one of the biggest rappers in the industry right now. This is his white mother,Sandi.

Alicia...

Grammy award winning singer/actress  Alicia Keys has spoken on issues that affect the black community.  Even though her mother Terria is a white woman.

J Cole1..

Rapper J. Cole gets a lot of praise for dropping socially conscious lyrics. This pic is of him and his mother Kay.

Bob Marley..

Some people tend to forget but legendary reggae singer Bob Marley sang about black unity and African people.  Even though he  had a white father.

Zaza...

On the black conscious circuit there is a biracial woman named Zaza Ali.  I first be familiar with her back in 2013.  She was doing a radio show with rapper Professor Griff.  She touched on issues such as black empowerment,religion,feminism,racism and politics.  She became quite popular in a short time.  Since then she and Griff have parted ways.  And she is now doing lectures and selling dvd’s and books.  I got the felling she was using Griff to get to the next level on the lecture circuit.  Also I think she knows that her light skin,white features and “good hair” will attract more attention then the darker skinned black women.  She is using the fact that many black people are self loathing and will fawn over her looks.  And she has become quite successful in the process. Many people believe she was a fraud from the beginning.  I also heard that she dated Griff and the broke up after she was down with him.  I can’t say I’m surprised at all.  Shame on Griff for falling for it.

In this video(above) Zaza is confronted by a caller on a radio show.  The caller asks her can she truly be against white supremacy if she has a white mother.  You will notice in the video that Zaza never answers the question.  I’m not really surprised at her response.  This also goes back to the Jesse Williams speech.  Can you really fight this racist system if your parent is white?  How can you give 100% against white racism if you came from a white vagina?  I don’t think it’s really possible. A mother is the first person a baby learns to love.  Your mother fed you and cared for you as a baby. Now you’re going to fight against the people who look just like her. NO way in Hell is that going to happen.  Black people need major systematic change for the empowerment of how our people.  And I just don’t think most biracial/mixed people are going to go all the way when the time comes. Also  Jesse Williams is working on a documentary about the Black Lives Matters movement. I have already covered how BLM is funded by rich white folks.  Any movement funded by your open enemy will not liberate you.  Always remember that.

https://kushiteprince.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/black-lives-matter-black-power-or-gay-rights-movement/

So while it was nice that Williams spoke out against white racism it is nothing new.  Marcus Garvey spoke about that decades ago.  Williams talked about police brutality.  Kwame Toure did that years ago. So let’s not act like Williams is the next Malcolm X.  He brought up issues that should be brought up but he said nothing new. It’s just that he was given a large platform to say it to millions of people so it’s getting a lot of hype.  You must also keep in mind that BET is owned by Viacom. The president is a white man named Philippe Dauman. This speech was planned in advance.  They already knew what he was going to say.  This was no surprise. They used this opportunity to stir up some controversy and get people talking.  And it worked.  Black people get excited when we hear some truth don’t we?  But I believe that hearing pro-black rhetoric is more palatable when coming from biracial people.  It’s more acceptable by whites when they hear it from them because they know they have a white parent.  So they don’t take it that seriously.  And many black people suffer from low self esteem so we like hearing this language from someone with light skin,straight hair and light colored eyes.  And Jesse knew what he was doing when he shouted out the black women.  Many black women in the audience were standing up clapping.  I’m sure many of them were fawning over his light skinned ambiguous looks. Much the same way Zaza Ali many times will come down hard on black women.  And she will talk about black men in a positive light.  And of course many black men in the conscious community fawn over her and call her a “real Black queen”.  Do you see the pattern?  I’m telling you,these biracial people know exactly what they’re doing.  I understand they can’t help their parent is a white person. They have no control over that.  But I just wonder why they are given a platform to speak so often on black issues.  They are not of majority African descent.  They maybe non-whte but that doesn’t automatically make them black either. So what do you think? Should they be given a platform to speak for us?  And also can they be genuine in the struggle…if they have a white parent?

https://blackmystory.wordpress.com/2016/06/29/what-the-jessie-williams-speech-at-the-bet-awards-tells-me/#comment-35102

 

 

Culture Bandits- Del Jones

Culture
This is a great book by the late great author Del Jones. He goes into great detail about how black music has been stolen by others. The blood,sweat and tears put into the music industry benefits others more than it does us. This book will give you a whole different perspective on the entertainment business.
Del Jones a.k.a. Nana Kuntu would be comparable to the night watchman. Someone has to guard the community and keep the high watch. Nana Kuntu fought for our culture to make sure it was preserved. He ensured thieves (what our nana called culture bandits) don’t steal what rightfully belongs to Afrikans. He has to kept OUR information readily available for everyone that seeks the truth. His spirit was willing to organize and teach us wherever we were in terms of our Pan-Afrikan identity. One thing I can really appreciate is that he was not so into titles and accolades from people that he couldn’t speak the future of Afrika, OUR children. Any man that is willing to step up and carry the message to Our children deserves all the respect in the world. Be sure to check this book out. It’s definitely worth a read!

Occult Numbers 7,9,11 and 13 in Celeb Deaths

Johnny Cash & John Ritter (September 11, 12, 2011)
{Alexander McQueen died 2/11/10, 9 days after his mother died.
Whitney Elizabeth Houston died 2/11/12. (2+1+1+2+0+1+2=9) 3 days before Valentine’s day.}
Bob Marley died age 36 (9), May 11th, 1981.
Adolf Hitler died age 56 (11).
Steve Jobs died age 56 (11).
Walt Disney died age 65 (11), 12/15/1966. (1+2+1+5=9)
Judy Garland died age 47 (11), 6/22/1969, the day after Summer Solstice.
April Kauffman died age 47 (11), 5/10/2012. (5+1+0+2+0+1+2=11)
Adam Yauch died age 47 (11), May 4th, 2012 (5+4=9)
Rodney King died age 47 (11), 3:30 P.M.
Corey Haim died age 38 (11), 3/10/10 (3+1+2+0+1+0=7)
John Kennedy Jr. died age 38 (11), 7/7/1999.
Robert F. Kennedy died age 42 (6), 6/6/1968. (666)
Mary Kennedy died age 52 (7), May 16(7)th, 2012.
Kara Kennedy died 9/16(7)/2011.
Maurice Sendak died age 83 (11), 5/8/12 (5+8=13; 13+2+0+1+2=9)
George Lindsey died age 83 (11), 5/6/12 (5+6=11)
Michael Hossack died age 65 (11), 3/12/2012 (3+1+2+2+0+1+2=11)
James Ellis died age 74 (11), 3/7/2012.
Marie Colvin died age 56 (11), February 22nd, 2012. (2+2+2+2+0+1+2=11)
Jonathan Frid died Friday the 13th, April, 2012. (4+1+3+2+0+1+2=13)
Junior Seau died age 43 (7), May 2nd, 2012. (5+2=7)
Andrew Breitbart died age 43 (7), March 1st, 2012. (3+1+2+0+1+2=9)
Mike Wallace died 4/7/2012 (4+7=11; 11+2+0+1+2=7)
Robin Gibbs died 5/20/2012. (5+2+0=7; Solar Eclipse)
Vesta Williams (September 22, 2011; 9/22/11; 9+2+2=13; 13=4; 2+0+1+1=4; 4+4=8; age 53=8)
Steve Bridges and Ronnie Montrose died 3/3/2012 (3+3+2+0+1+2=11)
Dick Beals, age 85 (13) and Doc Watson died, May 29(11), 2012. (5+2+9=16; 16=7)
Dick Clark died 4/18(9)/12 (4+1+8=13; 13+2+0+1+2=18; 18=9)
Davy Jones died age 66, 2/29(11)/2012. (2+2+9+2+0+1+2=18; 18=9)
Bob Welch died age 66, 6/7/2012. (6+7=13)
Wild Man Fische died age 66, 6/15(6)/11 (6+6+2+0+1+1=16; 16=7)
Kathryn Joosten died age 72 (9), 6/1/2012. (6+1=7)
Donna Summer died age 63 (9), 5/17/2012. (5+1+7=13)
Joe Bodolai died age 63 (9), 12/28/11 (1+2+2+8=13)
Peter Jones died age 45 (9), 5/18(9)/2012.
Elaine Stewart died age 81 (9), 6/27/11 (2+7=9)
Howard Zieff died age 81. (9)
Carl Gardner died age 83 (11) and Laura Ziskin died age 61 (7), 6/12/11 (6+1+2=9; 9+2+0+1+1=13)
Peter Falk died age 83 (11), 6/23/11 (6+2+3=11; 11/11)
Robert Quarry died age 83. (11)
Leonard Stern died age 88 (7), 6/7/11 (6+7=13)
James Arness died age 88 (7) and Jack Kevorkian died age 83 (11), 6/3/11. (6+3=9; 9+2+0+1+1=13)
Earl Scruggs died age 88 (7), March 28, 2012 (2+8+3=13; 13+2+0+1+2=18; 18=9)
Elmer Pratt died age 63 (9), 6/2/11.
Christopher Shale died age 69, June 26th, 2011. (4 days after Summer Solstice)
John M. Couric died age 90 (9) June 22nd, 2011.
Johnny Otis died age 90 (9) January 17th, 2012 (1+1+7=9)
Wilma Cooper died age 90 (9), September 13th , 2011.
Claiborne Pell died age 90 (9), January 1st, 2009. (1+1+2+0+0+9=13)
Jeff Conaway died age 60, May 27(9)th, 2011 (5+9+2+0+1+1=18; 18=9)
Mario Poffo died 58 (13), May 20th, 2011 (5+2=7; 7+2+0+1+1=11)
Mia Davis died age 36 (9), May 10th, 2011.
Cornell Dupree died age 69, May 8th, 2011 (5+8=13)
Sada Thompson died age 83 (11), 5/4/11 (5+4=9; 9+2+0+1+1=13)
Steve Ballesteros died age 54 (9) and John Walker died age 67 (13), May 7th, 2011 (5+7=12; 12+2+0+1+1=16; 16=7)
David Peaston died age 54 (9).
M-Bone died age 22, 5/15/11 (5+1+5=11; 11/11=22; 11 P.M; 11/11/11)
Clarence Clemons died 6/18(9)(6/9=69)/11, 69 years old. (3 days before Summer Solstice)
Farley Granger died age 85 (13), March 27(9)th , 2011 (3+9+2+0+1+1=16; 16=7)
Ferlin Husky died age 85 (13) and Michael Gough died age 94 (13) March 17th, 2011. (3+1+7=11)
Alan Sues died age 85 (13), 12/1/2011. (12+1=13)
Nathaniel Dwayne died March 15th, 2011 (3+1+5=9; 9+2+0+1+1=13)
Hugh Martin died age 96, March 11th, 11 (3+1+1=5; 5+2+0+1+1=9)
Mike Starr died age 44 (8), March 8th, 2011. (3+8=11; 8+8=16; 16=7)
Mike DeStefano died age 44, March 6th, 2011. (3+6=9; 9+2+0+1+1=13)
Charles Jarrott died age 83 (11), March 4th, 2011. (3+4=7; 7+2+0+1+1=11)
Clare Fischer died age 83 (11), January 26th, 2012. (1+2+6=9)
John Getty III died age 54 (9), February 5nd, 2011. (2+5=7; 7+2+0+1+1=11)
Tura Satana died age 72 (9), February 4th, 2011.
Snooks Eaglin died age 72 (9), February 18th, 2011. (1+8=9; 2+9=11)
Johnny Palermo died age 27. (9)
Robert Dickey died age 72 (9), December 29th, 2011, (2+9=11)
Marie Schneider died age 58 (13), February 3rd, 2011. (2+3+2+0+1+1=9)
David Nelson died age 74 (11), January 11th, 2011. (1+11=13; 1+1+1+2+0+1+1=7)
John Dye died age 47 (11), January 10th, 2011 (1/10=11)
Alex Kirst died age 47 (11), January 13th, 2011. (1+1+3+2+0+1+1=9)
Peter Yates died age 81 (9), January 9th, 2011.
Gerry Rafferty died age 63 (9), January 4th, 2011. (1+4+2+0+1+1=9)
Charlie Callas died age 83 (11), January 27(9)th, 2011.
Gladys Horton died age 66 and Charlie Louvin age 83 (11), January 26th, 2011. (1+2+6=9; 9+2+0+1+1=13)
Charles Sellier died age 67 (13), January 31, 2011 (Last day, 1+3+1+2+0+1+1=9)
Ralph MacDonald died age 67 (13), December 18th, 2011. (1+8=9)
G.D Spradlin died age 90 (9), Dan Peek age 60 (6), Chip Mayer age 57 (3); July 24th, 2011 (7+2+4=13)
Tom Aldredge died age 83 (11) July 22nd, 2011 (7+2+2=11)
Gene McDaniels died (7/29(11)/11), age 76 (13)
Rob Grill age 67 (13) died July 11th, 2011 (7+1+1=9; 9+2+0+0+1=13)
Michael Burston died age 61 (7) July (7) 9th, 2011.
Sarah Burke died age 29 (11) years old, 9 days after an accident on 1/19/2012 (1+1+9=11).
Bobby Farrell died age 61 (7), December 30th, 2010 (12+3+0+2+0+1+0=18; 18=9)
Teena Marie died age 54 (9), December 26th, 2010 (12=3; 26=8; 3+8=11)
Steve Landesberg died age 74 (11), December 20th, 2010.
Stephen Gately died 10/10/09 (101=11; 2+0+0+9=11; 1+0+1+0=2; 2+11;13)
Selena died March 31st(Last day), 1995. (7 days after Vernal Equinox)
Princess Diana August 31st(Last day), 1997, age 36 (9).
Marilyn Monroe died August 5th, 1962 age 36 (9). (8+5=13)
Audrey Hepburn died age 63 (9).
Leslie Carter died age 25.
Tupac Shakur died at 25 years old, September 13th, 1996. (9+4=13; 1+9+9+6=25)