When Black Gods connect…..

Black Gods...

The powers that be don’t want black people to get along.  They love to see us fight and bicker.  That’s why the mainstream media always puts out negative stereotypes of our people.  They make films that show us as drug dealers,pimps,whores,sellouts and gangsters.  But they are the true murderers,thieves and liars.  They have been throughout history.  They lie and distort history to put themselves in a positive light.  But the TRUTH always comes to light. They fear the black awakening. They know our consciousness is rising.  They can feel the shift happening.  I tell you family,don’t be distracted by the false news,stay away from the GMO foods and the te-LIE- vision that gives you mental pollution.  Don’t pay attention to the manufactured “gender war”. The Black man needs the Black woman. One can’t survive without the other. The evil Europeans/Jews can’t stop what’s coming.  Transformation is under way.  Honor it. Trust it. Cultivate it. Always protect it as well.  Know that you are the Original people of the planet.  You are the Black Gods and Goddesses.  Your African ancestors live within you. If we aren’t the Gods..then who is? The planet is yours. And their time is just about up!  Our unity is growing more and more each day.    Amazing things happen…when Black Gods connect.

Umoja Karamu- Embrace your Heritage

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Umoja Karamu (oo-MOH-jah kah-RAH-moo) is a celebration of unity within the African-American family, community, and nation. Umoja Karamu is a Swahili term meaning “unity feast.” Many African Americans celebrate this day as an alternative to the national Thanksgiving Day holiday. The unity feast may also be observed during Kwanzaa celebrations in late December.

The concept of African and African-American unity is centuries old. But during the 1960s and 1970s, it was a major focus of black nationalists. During the 1980s and 1990s, Afrocentric scholars such as Ishakamusa Barashango, lecturer, author, and founder of Philadelphia’s Temple of the Black Messiah, drew further attention to the theme.

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Barashango, who died in 2004, argued that African Americans and black people of the diaspora should reject such European-American holidays as Thanksgiving and concentrate instead on understanding Africa’s culture and values that are the distinctive heritage of black people.

In 1971 Brother Edward Simms Jr. of the Temple of the Black Messiah in Philadelphia developed Umoja Karamu to celebrate the African-American family and home. According to Barashango, Simms defined the purpose of Umoja Karamu as “an effort to inject new meaning and solidarity into the Black Family through ceremony and symbol.”

The date for the holiday, the fourth Sunday of November, was established by the Temple of the Black Messiah in Washington, D.C. African Americans in other cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Chicago, soon followed the example.

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The celebration is based on five periods of African-American life, each represented by a color.

  1. Prior to Slavery – the color black, represents black families before slavery
  2. In Slavery – the color white, symbolizes the scattering blacks families during slavery
  3. Upon Emancipation – the color red, marks blacks’ liberation from slavery
  4. Struggle for Liberation – the color green, significances the struggle for civil rights and equality
  5. Looking to the Future – the color gold, points celebrants to hope for the future