Happy Father’s Day to all the brothers out there. Much respect to the black men raising their children and being responsible parents. This is a great music video by rap group ED OG and Da Bulldogs. This was released back in 1991 and we need more songs like this on the radio.
Here are some suggestions to facilitate fathers to stay on the right path.
1. Fathers, should always be in prayer and pray with and for their children, families, and communities. Leading prayer openly and inclusive of all family and even community members.
2. Fathers, make mistakes, but own up and admit them. Fathers work to correct mistakes they have made. Working not to repeat them and modeling for the next generation.
3. Fathers, discipline children with love and not with physical violence, verbal degrading or emotional manipulation. Fathers should know their children and what type of relationship to build for the future.
4. Fathers, take their children to church and bible study to learn the Word of God.
5. Fathers, are not perfect so must ask God for wisdom, direction and discernment each day.
6. Fathers, don’t blame others for their weakness, but work to strengthen themselves in the Word of God.
7. Fathers, will not “follow the guys” when they are disrespecting women, this sets an inappropriate and dangerous model for their sons to follow and what their daughters should tolerate in behaviors.
8. Fathers, don’t block their children’s anointing with ungodly actions and behaviors.
9. Fathers, ask for discernment to recognize the signs of trouble before they happen. Modeling is important to guide behaviors.
10. Fathers, model respect for the church and work in the church.
11. Fathers, anoint their children with prayer for protection and mercy.
12. Fathers, model respect for their daughter on how to be treated.
13. Fathers, promote education in the household.
14. Fathers, talk to their children about drugs and sex before the street do.
15. Fathers, do not whine about what “HIS” daddy did not do for him, but follow a model indicative of Godly men.
16. Fathers, do not blame where he came from for his short-comings. He focuses on where he is going and the hard work necessary to get there.
17. Fathers, take the time to visit their children’s school and talk with teachers about their children’s progress.
18. Fathers, will happily sacrifice for their family so they may have what the need.
19. Fathers, accepts responsibility for their children’s actions. Remembering that the apple does not fall far from the tree.
20. Fathers, will go visit their children and spend time with them even though he may not be present in the home. Taking responsibility for a life that they helped create.
21. Fathers, aren’t afraid to show love, compassion and sympathy to their children, children still need reinforcement that they are loved and respected.
22. Fathers, spend time just being together with their children and doing things their children like and will remember, not just buying things that will be forgotten later in life.
23. Fathers, teach your child to be responsible and accountable for their actions.
24. Fathers must model and teach respect, honor, patience, ethics and fear of the Lord and man’s laws.
Article by William D. Jackson
The last few years I’ve been hearing this term called “Fake Hoteps”. I’ve also heard other terms like Hotep Niggas, Ankh Negroes,Phony Conscious brothers etc. In the above video film producer/author/pick up artist Tariq Nasheed pokes fun at the conscious community. He goes on to say that there are black men who claim to be conscious or “woke” but really aren’t. I can’t lie, there’s some truth to what he says. Tariq says he didn’t make his Hidden Colors films for the conscious community. And I believe him. Tariq has written other books on how to pick up women and get them to do what you want. One of his books it titled The Art of Macking. Although I wouldn’t describe Tariq has a conscious black man but he brings up valid points in this video. He watches videos by real African scholars,collect notes then makes a film from it. And he’s making money in the process. I’m not hating on him. Most of the black history he had in the original Hidden Colors I already knew. I already know 90% of everything in all his films. So he’s not teaching me much but I think it’s good that he was able to educate some brothers and sisters.
Look at that pic above. This is the type of memes I found while searching the internet. Yeah I’m sure many of you think he looks silly right? Don’t get me wrong now. I do consider myself a conscious black man. But I have a sense of humor and can laugh at myself. I think many people think conscious people are super serious 24/7. No that is not the case. Conscious people like to laugh,tell jokes,have dinner with family and friends,make love and see a good movie. We do everything that most other people do. And I try to be open minded as best I can. But I still have my morals and belief system. And if you’re a genuine conscious brother you will hold fast to your ideals. Now back to what Tariq was talking about. He says half of the conscious community is full of crap. I think he’s talking about the guys who have become well known in the conscious circuit. Some of the names are guys like Brother Polight,Minister Enqi,Sara Suten Seti,Professor Griff,Red Pill and Blue Pill,King Noble,Iman Bashir..among others. A lot of times they have lectures and debate against one another. Some of them follow Kemetic knowledge,some are Moors or Hebrews. And they debate each other on who has the best solution for black people. It’s basically a knowledge battle. And one of the ring leaders is a guy named Sa Neter. He’s known as the “Don King of Consciousness”. It was entertaining to watch some of these debates at first but it quickly got old real fast! They maybe cashing in by having these debates but what’s the end game? Shouldn’t we be talking about nation building? What about a black nation? Rebuilding another Black Wallstreet? Nope! These guys are too busy verbally masturbating when we should be concentrating on solutions for our people. They can’t even put aside their religious views and find common ground.
Umar Johnson used to hand out with these guys but he said he cut them off once he realized they weren’t about moving black people forward. I honestly can’t be mad at Umar for that. Tariq Nasheed also talked about fake hoteps who manipulate women to get them in bed. Manipulation?? That’s kind of funny coming from a guy who writes about how to get women in bed himself. But I digress. He is correct that these some of these fake conscious guys do use women. They like to say they have “knowledge of self” but are really just saying that to sound deep. They may have read one or two books on Africa and watched Hidden Colors and now they think their scholars. It’s also a way to impress women to get what they want from them. To be honest there’s nothing new about men manipulating women to get them in bed. Many men will say anything to achieve that goal. And they come from all walks of life. There are men who are cops,plumbers,garbage men,judges,athletes,lawyers..who all lie to women. And all races of men do this as well. White men,Mexicans,Puerto Ricans,Asians etc. So what is the big deal with fake hoteps doing it? I think many women find it hurtful because these guys CLAIM to be conscious when they really are far from it. I think that’s where much of the anger is coming from. They’re claiming to be different then other guys but aren’t really conscious. Or they are what I call semi-conscious.
Are there other definitions of fake Hoteps? Check out the pic above. I found it very interesting. People who are race conscious will have varying views. And black men who are conscious are no different. You can’t put all conscious black men in a box. I personally don’t condone homosexuality or lesbianism. Anyone who follows my blog already knows this. I find homosexuality abnormal and I believe it’s anti-life and goes against nature. However there are some in the conscious community who disagree. Some feel as though it’s okay as long as they don’t push the lifestyle on others. I don’t think gay people should be killed or harmed. But I don’t think that lifestyle is productive for African people. And I have a right to my beliefs?? I believe the LGBTQ community wants everyone in the known universe to accept their sexual perversion. And if you don’t it means you’re a hater or a close minded bigot. Or their favorite…you suffer from homophobia. That is utterly ridiculous! I’m not afraid of homosexuals! I think they’re more afraid of people who have a enough courage to speak their mind. Some of us are not brainwashed by the pro-gay,anti-black media.
Then there is the belief that many black men are misogynist. I believe there is some truth to this. But there are black men who are conscious and unconscious that are misogynistic. But you can’t put that ONLY on the conscious brothers. There are mysogynistic men in all walks of life. But what is a misogynist anyway?
Misogynist: A person who dislikes,despises or strongly prejudiced against women.
Well I for one do not hate black women. Why would I? I was raised by a wonderful mother and I have great aunts,grandmothers and female cousins. I have no hatred or resentment towards women. I have a right to my opinion and I can disagree with a sista. If I disagree with a woman does that make me a misogynist?? No it does not. There will always be disagreements in discussions. I believe that there needs to be mutual respect on both sides. And we’re all adults so we can agree to disagree on a matter. But there should be no hatred or resentment because of a difference of viewpoints. You can call me strong willed. Or call me opinionated but not misogynistic. I think the real problem we are dealing with is we all have a different consciousness due to living under white supremacy. The core issue with talk about fake hoteps and fake Bohemian chicks is this. Its a battle between Knowledge of self vs wallowing in ignorance. Many of our people love anti-blackness. We have been taught to hate to hate ourselves after 400 years plus of captivity. And because of that we don’t like to hear about bettering ourselves,learning your history,embracing Africa,respecting women,rejecting white standards, and raising your consciousness. Many of us don’t want to do that. We rather watch stupid sitcoms that make fun of black people. Watch television shows like Power,Scandal,Blackish and Empire that promote images of blacks as thugs,drug dealers,whores,interracial daters,cut throat murderers and buffoons. So naturally anyone who claims to be conscious or an intelligent black man or woman is seen as an enemy. Too many of our people are don’t respect black people(anti-blackness) so they don’t take your consciousness seriously. They believe all who claim to be conscious are just phony people who want to sound deep and smarter than everyone else. I understand we are all a work in progress. I’ve been on this journey of learning about our people and culture for over fifteen years. I first read books by Chancellor Williams,Carol Barnes,John Henrik Clarke,Dr Ben,Ivan Van Sertima,Marimba Ani,Frances Cress Welsing,Llaila Afrika,Amos Wilson, Runoko Rashidi,Cheikh Anta Diop,Queen Afua,Bobby Wright and Mwalimu Baruti. I later started collecting dvd’s by Dr Sebi,Phil Valentine,Anthony Browder,Bobby Hemmitt,Leonard Jeffries,James Smalls,Jewel Pookrum and Richard King. If you are not a familiar with these names I suggest you look them up. Many of them have videos on YouTube. But YouTube debuted back in 2005. I was on this journey long before then. I was studying African culture and history long before there was even a term such as fake hotep. But it shows me that the contempt for knowledge and higher consciousness is growing. The racist white supremacists that control Facebook,Youtube,Yahoo and Google have done a great job pushing black self hatred and black degradation. You know it’s bad when intelligence,consciousness,honor and black self respect is looked down upon. We have really hit an all time low as a people.
I’ll end this post in the best way possible. This is a great video by one of the most brilliant minds I have ever come across. Amos Wilson was an author,Pan African thinker and psychologist. There’s a reason most black people have never heard of him. It’s because he had real solutions fro building black economy and a black nation. He taught about black dignity and self respect. So you can see why he’s pretty unknown in the mainstream media. The give us these silly negroes like Cornel West,Al Sharpton,Jesse Jackson and Michael Eric Dyson. They are just paid to mislead black people. But Amos spoke the truth to his people. Even if we didn’t want to hear it. In this video he explains the power of consciousness. And how a persons consciousness shapes the world around them. And the consciousness of black people is seriously warped. And if we want to move forward as a people this has to change. I believe time is slowly running out for our people. There will come a time when all the labels(Pro-black,feminist,conscious,man hater,educated,ignorant,woman basher) probably wont matter anymore. The question is will we wake up in time? Or will many of us become “conscious” when it’s too late? Peace my brothers and sistas. And oh yeah…..Hotep!
Earth is a title the righteous Black woman within the community calleed the Nation of Gods and Earths carries with pride. She is the Mother of Civilization and Queen of the Universe.
The planet Earth is the 3rd planet from the sun and 93 (9=Born, 3 = Understanding) million miles away from that energy source. Here, she is able to born understanding, or give birth to the best part of herself mentally and physically. She is secure in her position and it is through her perfect position that she sees her greatness and understands the divinity of her proper placement in the universe.
3/4ths of the Earth is covered with water. The refined Black woman covers herself approximately 3/4ths of the way, which will often if not always include her head being covered with a crown because she understands her culture and is free to be refined in it. By doing so, she keeps her best part which she considers to be her precious jewels preserved for those and only those who deserve it.
Those precious jewels are her mind and womb, which both have the ability to bring forth life. Her goal is to remain refined and respected. She is not striving to be looked at in a lustful way by men. She knows her worth and knows that being sexy or a “Diva” are not what she aspires to be. She is capable of being so much more. She walks with dignity and self-respect, has high self-esteem, and embraces her natural self.
She is the first teacher, and leads by example. Those who are around her see her wisdom through the example she sets. She also sets the standards by which her daughters want to aspire and her son’s would want their wives to be. She is a person that she herself would admire, respect, and keep close as a friend/sister.
The Earth has a Wise Dome and applies wise words, ways, and actions, respectfully. She is a P.O.E.T. This means tha she applies P.roper O.rder while E.xecuting the T.ruth using Supreme Mathematics as her guide. She is loyal, dedicated, and devoted to righteousness.
The Earth is humble, yet firm. Flexible, but not weak. Confident, but not cocky. She is a student and a teacher, thus will do the knowledge before ever manifesting a thought. She is constantly aspiring to gain wisdom.
The Earth is e-motion-al. Her Energy is ALways in Motion. She is in tune with these emotions, and brings clarity to them through peaceful evaluation of the situation at hand. The Earth remains centered and never allows her emotions to get out of hand by acting like a lunatic. She is always in control of her emotions (and if not, she is constantly working towards mastering them). Her emotions are a motivation to her. They prompt her to be motivated in doing what needs to be done.
There are 4 devils specifically she rebukes. They are Hate, Lust, Greed, and Jealousy
The Earth knows God. The 17th letter is Q (1 =Knowledge, 7 = God). She is a Queen. She stands by the side of God who is the Supreme Being. She is very careful when choosing a mate, her king, her God. She knows she is a valuable jewel and whoever should have her will be worthy.
The Earth has respect for her relationship with God. Her dealings with her God and their Universe are sacred. She honors him and what they have together. She knows the value and importance of the family structure; the man, woman, and child, never getting it twisted with monetary value. Therefore, she never has an “I dont need no man” mentality. She need him just as he needs her for life to go on.So as you can see, with all of her positive attributes and duties of greatness, the Earth definitely has a role and position not only within the Nation of Gods and Earths, but within all that exists. The Earth holds this title with her birthright, but she is righteous by choice. She is respected, protected, and loved.
Excerpts of this post were written by Asad Malik and Sci-Honor Devotion.