Return of The Gods 2018-San Diego,Ca.(World Beat Center)

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Recently I got the chance to attend Return of The Gods.  It was held at the World Beat Center in San Diego,California. It was a fun filled three day event.  Over the course of three days they had a fashion show,yoga,martial arts demonstration and African dancers. They had rappers,singers and guest speakers.  It was really fun to meet a lot of the people in the black conscious community I’ve followed over the years.  Return of The Gods was created by the brilliant Kateria Knows. She wanted to create an event that would bring black people together in love and peace. And also raise the collective consciousness of black people.  We really need that right now. And I respect the fact that she’s putting forth the effort.  Not just talking about it but putting it in action.  I must give her a lot of props for that. The event was hosted by comedian Michael Colyar and Mama Funshine.  Colyar was cracking jokes a lot.  But he did keep it lively and kept the crowd involved. There were performances by rappers such as Sa-Roc,D Ranks,Sole,Herb Alkhemyst and conscious battle rapper BDOT. I also saw Ayanna Gregory,who is the daughter of the late comedian Dick Gregory. And I spoke with entrepreneur/radio host Six Goddis.  Six is a really cool sista. They also had special honorees as well. The renowned healer and author Queen Afua was honored.  I got a chance to chat with the elder.  I told her I had some of her books and have followed her for many years.   It was a pleasure to speak with her and her son.  I also spoke with author/health activist Chef Ahki.  She had a vendor booth selling her books and products. She has a great book called The Fibroid Elimination Recipe Guide.  I suggest any women that want to avoid fibroids purchase that book.  Also Booker T. Coleman was in attendance.  Some of you may remember him from the documentary Hidden Colors. Lecturer Michael Imhotep was also honored. He is the creator of the African History Network. I also saw rapper Lord Jamar from the legendary rap group Brand Nubian. And rapper Rah Digga was in attendance.  It was a really fun event.  I got to meet a lot of really cool and intelligent brothers and sisters.  There was definitely nourishment for the mind,body and soul.  I hope Kateria does it again next year.  I definitely would go!

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Return of The Gods creator Kateria Knows(pictured above) pulled off a great event.  Everyone had a great time.  She’s pictured here with her equally beautiful sister Sherina.

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Nuwbia Apparel( Black Business series)

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Kashta, Shabaka, Taharqa…Names sound familiar? Well they should. Royalty. Warriors, Builders, Revolutionaries. Dynasty25. You see, the foreigners were on the throne, desecrating all that the original bloodlines had built. And the Kushites… Well they weren’t having it.So they decided to take back what was rightfully theirs.

No more pretenders on the throne. No more fake rulers.

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And it’s that same spirit, dedication and love our culture that inspired us to create the NUWBIA DYNASTY25 ART & APPAREL COMPANY. Where our focus is on recapturing this great heritage by bringing positive Nubian/ Egyptian themed art and clothing into a market over saturated with sex, violence and grotesque “skull & bone” imagery.

NUWBIA DESIGNS is an extension of our desire to merge our love of African culture, with our artistic background in sculpture, painting, graffiti and computer illustration and finance to create products that not only look and feel good but educates as well. All the while, playing a small part in helping to eradicate some of the negative images so often portrayed about our great culture in todays society. We would like to thank everyone who has supported us and allowed us to make our dreams a reality. A special thanks to our Master Teacher Paa Nabab Yaanuwn and all our Wu-Nuwaup Yasaru worldwide. Panan Kawan Paa Sadaq. May the ancestars be pleased with our efforts.

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Healers are Warriors(Ase’)

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ASE'(ah-shay): A YORUBA WORD MEANING POWER,AUTHORITY AND COMMAND. IT IS THE ABILITY TO MAKE WHAT YOU SAY HAPPEN. “SO IT IS” OR “SO IT WILL CERTAINLY BE.”

Sa-Roc & David Banner-The Who

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I love this rap song!  It’s by David Banner and Sa Roc.  It was actually recorded back in 2014.  I meant to post it back then and never got around to it.  It’s a song dedicated to African hero Patrice Lumumba.  I love the lyrics and the powerful statement being made.  More hip hop artists should be doing this.  We don’t want our great heroes and sheroes to be forgotten.  Black children should know the names of the people who fought for their freedom and liberation.

Wrath of the Siafu


If Hip Hop was a hurricane, then Wrath of the Siafu would be positioned somewhere in the eye of the storm. Wrath of the Siafu, the first single release off of the Organizing is the New Cool Soundtrack is a perfect example of the underlying theme of the documentary film. This thunderous anthem is an amalgamation of 11 of Atlanta’s heaviest hitting independent artists who lyrically ambush a hardcore instrumental that will leave the avid Hip Hop connoisseur begging for more! The Dynamite Bruhz produced track features a who’s who of internationally respected underground emcees including: StaHHr, Mike Flo, members of The Liuns Den and Craig “Flux” Singleton (co-producer of the film). This is a guaranteed Hip Hop Classic.

About The Siafu
The Siafu is the logo of community activists’ organization FTP Movement, an artistic representation of the Siafu Ant of Eastern Africa, a species that exemplifies the essence of teamwork. The Siafu has no eyes and no venom – only strong jaws. Individually each is small, but as a team they can strip a water buffalo down to the bone in less than an hour. FTP Movement is much like the Siafu Ant — small in size, but powerful beyond measure. For more information on FTP Movement visit http://www.Ftpmovement.ning.com

Featuring: Zayd Malik, El Sun, Ekundayo, Methuzulah, Mike Flo, G.R.E.A.T. Scott, FluxWonda, Isreal, Sa Roc, Chosen, StaHHr

Sa Roc- I Am the I Am

This is a great live performance by Sa Roc. This performance was at a park in Los Angeles. The crowd was really hyped! Sa Roc is probably my favorite rapper at the moment. She has real raw talent,beauty and intelligence. That’s a winning combination! We need more female artists like her in hip hop.