Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In The Name of Allah, on this great and glorious day of Knowledge Knowledge all being born to Wisdom.
At bottom is information on a free build today at the Black Museum in Philadelphia with Author/Activist Kevin Powell on The Black Male, Black Male Mentorship and Involvement and his latest tome ’The Black Male Handbook’.
I just wanted to add on, I have a great appreciation for this brother for the cause that when he came of age through the 5% he took the service aspect to heart and even when blessed to get that "15 minutes of fame" (Real World Season One) that this society promises, he did not squander it, on trying to become the next "i’ll do anything for a dollar" entertainer. In fact he reminds me very much of many of the brothers from my generation that was heavily affected by the 5%er’s and Black conciousness in the mid-late 80’s and cussping early 1990’s. He took the principles as he saw them and have continued to advocate for Black people and even more importantly for the under/mis represented, Black Male as his ownself in his own skin and not a caricature of this society.
As he was a top candidate for congress in 2008, he often cited in his message directed at youth about the role the 5% Nation played not only in his development but in the very changing of Christian Identity as well regarding Black conciousness, the shunning of pork, etc... It’s mad peace to see this brother doing his thing on the real. I knowledge the God who brought him into the 5%, who is also very much involved in the development of some of our most disenfranchised young Black Men in the State of New Jersey. So may, be something about that "Tree" science?! Birds of a feather... Also is i just respect anyone who is striving to see the bigger picture and work for the greater good. We got a whole generation of brothers like this that often are over shadowed in an era of using nostalgia to fake real, and all this individualism, materialism, sexism that’s eating our babies up like gangrene.
I also posted a link to a review and interview on Kevin Powell’s latest book with the brother speaking candidly on racism in publishing and the Black Male Image, from Black Voices.
Kevin Powell Empowering Through New Book
Pardon the lateness in posting this event, however I was just put on this past night. (Info at bottom)
GIVE A LITTLE!
Leaving as I came with the science of civilization,PEACE!
your brother in ISLAM,understanding Allah, In The Name of Allah
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 ~ 6 to 8 p.m.Books & Authors: Kevin PowellThe Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life
This is the book Black males (and Black females who care about Black men and boys) have been waiting for. From writer, activist and 2008 Democratic Congressional candidate, Kevin Powell, comes a must-read LIFE SKILLS BOOK for Black boys and men to redefine their manhood for the greater good of themselves, their communities and the world.
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: (215) 574-0380
Fax: (215) 574-3110
Community Gardening infohttp://www.communitygarden.org/learn/
Sustainable Agriculture -urban/suburban http://thefoodproject.org/agriculture/index.asp
Growing Power. - This (below) is a full service urban farm that has a detailed training program to build your own urban farm and urban farm project. This is founded and ran by a Black Man, Will Allen, a former University of Miami athlete who felt that everyone has the right to healthy food. I had previously posted a video of his works months earlier. You can send away for a free packet with information on everything from how to build/construction to how fund the project in your area.
Cornell (University) Cooperative Extension. This (below) is probably the best single site for all things horticulturally related, from Soil Science, Insect Science, Pesticide knowledge, Fertilizers (natural, synthetic), Toxins, Agriculture, Viticulture, invasive, toxic, noxious, weeds, composting.... and on and on in great detail to whatever scientific minutia one would like to get to, down to the very last "botanical compound"
Also... Rutgers (University) Cooperative Extension is a great resource.
Also is... In light of this political idea and this very needed idea of a "Green Economy." What is a Green Economy? And what does that mean for you and I regarding the way we live our lives as we rise out of a Corruption Based or "Pyramid Scheme" Economy... see...http://www.greeneconomics.net/what2f.htm
In all actuality there are many great resources. These above are quite comprehensive. Bottom line is it’s really just about doing it. It’s not glamorous, and it takes more work and focused attention than most people think, but the rewards and knowledge/understanding gained is priceless. That’s why most don’t deal with it. The garden is like a world and the gardener is like the God. For the cause the gardener is he or her who is the Creator of Order, where chaos once existed or appeared.
The fundamentals is, if you have something growing on that piece of land, whether it’s grass, or weeds that’s all you need to know that food will grow. One should do the knowledge to what Gardening Zone in which one is in for the best results in purchasing seeds and plants that will be hardy in your local area. I’ll leave the spiritual side out of this build (smile).
In parting i would just like to reiterate that...
"the earth belongs to the original black man."
"The Orignal man is the God and Owner of the earth, and knows every square inch of it."
So know that this is Our creation to either Build or Destroy, and most of our physical beings have just a short little window in the scope of Time to manifest and add on, so let us be ourselves the Original Man/Woman and as ALLAH preserve the best part of what we make, and discard the poor part and be a people who are "waste free."
Leaving as I came with the science of civilization, PEACE!
your brother in ISLAM
understanding Allah, In The Name of Allah
Friday, February 6, 2009
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Muslim means one who submits their will to Allah. Submission is responsibility and duty. Responsibility is the ability to respond and take charge of a said task. Once someone takes charge of a task one may ask, “Who is responsible?” Those seeking power of titles and namesake are usually the ones first to say, “I am!” Yet it is those same people that back peddle or shun responsibility because they do not want the discipline of the responsibility. This is why we must look at the title Muslim and the Five Pillars of Islam.
As said before, Muslim means one who submits their will to Allah. What does will mean? And who is Allah? Those are the most important questions in order to understand the title Muslim. In the book Closing the Gap the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan answers a question from Bro. Jabril Muhammad about the significance of the six written Lessons. The Honorable Minister Farrakhan states, “If we start with the study of the answers given by one born to meet the Questioner, born to see and know the Questioner, then his answers have to be the basis of our beginning study of the course that would not just make us Muslims, in the common understanding of the meaning of Muslim, but make us into Gods, the very uncommon understanding of being a Muslim.” Muslim is also one willing to submit themselves in order to learn to become a master in their course of study. Without submitting or committing yourself to the course of study then one will never learn to be a Master. This is the greatest part of the title Muslim, to be a disciplined student in order to elevate the self in stages and degrees to ultimately becoming Master or Allah (God). The parts of this course are the basic principles or pillars of Islam.
Allah means The God. Allah is the master and sole controller of the universe. Allah is also the Asiatic black man. Allah is the highest form of energy that exists in all things. Allah is the source of all power. The black man is the greatest vessel for this source of energy making him The God or Allah the best knower and Lord of all of the worlds. It is the righteous individual that can properly navigate this power. This is why we say that the black man is God. From all things, come from Him. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad says in Our Saviour Has Arrived, “All Muslims are Allahs. But there is one Supreme Allah and He has His own name, Master Fard Muhammad.” Master Fard Muhammad was the Questioner and the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was the one answering the questions. It is these questions and answers that are the core teachings of 120 Lessons, which include Supreme Mathematics and the Supreme Alphabet that the Father gave us.
The Five Pillars of Islam are to bear witness that there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger, Prayer, fasting, zakat or charity, and Hajj. These pillars are important because it lays the base for the Muslim into perfect guidance and discipline to become a master. Pillars are poles that up hold a foundation of something, which is why principles are synonymous to, pillars in the Islamic world. Principles are a settled law or rule of action, especially to right action; a law of nature as illustrated in the mechanical powers. By having and applying these laws or principles then it is limitless to what man’s greatest potential will be.
By knowing who Allah is and His messenger then you can begin the study of all things in existence. Without those two things then none of us would have what we call knowledge of self. It is these two men, Master Fard Muhammad and the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad that laid the base to who Allah is and who the Messenger is and how this course makes us into Gods.
Prayer is a divine or pure form of meditation that makes the mind focused on the power within to achieve all things that the Supreme Being (Self) desires. With all the distractions in the world it is hard for many to be and maintain focus in order to not become part of this world. The 37th degree in the 1-40 of the 120 lessons ask the question “Tell us what the devil teaches the eighty five percent? That the God is a righteous and unseen Being-exists everywhere? Ans. Allah is the God in the Earth and in the heavens above, and is Just and True, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. But is not unseen. Is seen and is heard everywhere-for He is the All-Eye-Seeing.” It is the distractions and the temptations of this world that makes the righteous weak and indulges in the ways of the savages. Being the God in the Earth is to be the greatest in the land and in society. Being the God in the heavens above is to always think on the highest plane of the self. Constantly conditioning the self to be righteous, the nature of the black man and woman.
Fasting is to abstain from food for an unusual amount of time. It is this discipline that causes the mind and body to be focused and clean. The more we eat the faster we will go to the grave. It is also what you eat that matters as well. Eating is also to ingest by what you eat physically and what you eat mentally which is called reading or studying. The diet is essential to the Muslim in order to reach the higher plane and be able to discipline his or herself to greatness. The body does not need to eat 2 or 3 times a day. It needs enough nourishment to sustain itself until it truly calls for food again. It is more mental discipline than physical. Fasting also keeps you from being overpowered by debt and the oppression of men. If you are disciplined in your stomach then you should also be disciplined in not spending a lot of money in fat foods, intoxicants, and games of chance. It also strengthens the will to do for the community rather than you always thinking and doing something for just yourself. Which goes into the next principle zakat.
Zakat or charity is to sacrifice wealth, time, food, or self to help those in need. Our charity is deeds and it strengthens the community to become the greatest force in existence. What you put in truly determines what you get back.
Hajj or the Pilgrimage is the journey of one’s self. You have the ritualistic Hajj in which the Muslim travels to Mecca and goes on a physical and spiritual (energized) journey to strengthen the self and you also have a Hajj that you deal with on a daily basis if you are dealing with knowledge of self. In this teaching Hajj is also a constant journey that the Muslim disciplines him or herself in order to correct the weak characteristics or abilities. To become the perfect man and woman. It is your mere journey of learning in this life that we live.
The Five Pillars of Islam is not a religious thing; it is the law in which the righteous uses in order to obtain the Godhood. It is our birth right as well as it is the ability to be the example for our people and the world.
The Muslim is the greatest example. The Muslim is well disciplined, courteous, respectful, upright, moral, honest, clean, and has integrity. Father Allah taught us the the Honorable Elijah Muhammad was the 1st Muslim meaning that he was the one disciplined and became the perfect student of Master Fard Muhammad. Is that such a bad thing? I would have to say “NO” because he was free of excuses and truly ignored the slave master showing and proving that he could be independent and not dependent on the Caucasian. He showed that we did not need our former slave master in order to be a free and a respected people on earth.
Lord King Saviour Allah
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
PEACE IN THE NAME OF ALLAH to the Universal Family on this great and glorious day of Culture/Freedom! Greeting you all in postitivity and light! Below I posted some relevant information/links on not only National Black HIV/AIDS Day 2009 (FEB. 7TH). Also some statistics on Blacks and HIV/AIDS as well as a blog and site of one of our young Black Sisters who wrote a bestselling book about life before AIDS and life with AIDS.
I knowledge in the knowledge of self cipher that there are many takes on HIV/AIDS and its history or reality. Never the less, our people suffer in not having a high quality of life in many ciphers and most definitely in realm of health. The majority of our people lack proper knowledge of all things. And our false pride many times keep us from acting upon that which we know is best for us. These masses (85%) is the people that the 5% serve. So it is incumbent to provide the information that is useful to add on to life and to give life to those who are not in such a fortunate position as those who have the knowledge and even greater those who actually apply the knowledge of self with wisdom. Real talk we are people who are experimented on, on the daily in various realms of a society that is truly a human condition experiment. Only the righteous are they who do not fall victim to the devil’s civilization. And that’s a small number. The masses of us live in areas condensed with each other not by our own choice but rather by other circumstances, and thus are placed in areas that the environment (on every level of that word) is hazardous to our health(in every sense of that word).
I knowledge that there are many resources however here are a few, and some supplemental information.
Before you check out the links below I would just like to add on with the positive mindset that we carry out our lives in a manner that is wise and we strive to be dignified examples for our people who are victimized and destroyed so much so on the basis of a great lack of knowledge, a lack of dignity and a collective low self esteem, that wraps itself up in false pride, and haughtiness. Let us be proud in the way of being desirous to be of a righteous independent and knowledgeable pride. When we move beyond the discussion of each others lives which is a supremely high level of low level thinking (yes that is an ironical oxymoron) and transcend into the discussion of ideas and then even the higher ideal of acting upon those ideas, then I am sure that that which we manifest will be the reporting on that Which WE DO. Which is really all that we are. Whatever you do that b you. Gods living as Gods. The Black Man is God, no matter what. A maker, an owner, an All Wise God, of which man of our people just don’t know it yet to begin to extract it out, and produce SELF, the best part.
Our people; Gods. And yet we think and talk and live so cheaply and we die so cheaply and quickly when it is truly preventative. Strive for the Higher Ideal. The Bigger Picture. How we view each other??? Well you know, mind make matter, so that’s really how we see/cee one another. If we don’t see each other as God then the thought will descend into a lower ideal which is what we treat each other as. Being compassionate don’t make you soft, that make you God. Being just and true don’t make you weak, it makes you strong. Righteousness is like a drug. The more right one do the more fear reduce itself from the psyche. Fear produces insulation, and since it is based on lack of knowledge and wrong doing it only produce more fear. Allah is Righteous, Allah Is Fearless, Allah Is Strong!
To help others is to help self. To help self lies in the helping of others.
If You’re Weak
Leaving as I came, with the science of civilization,
your brother in ISLAM.
understanding God Allah, In The Name of Allah
The Center for Disease Control statistics page (in alphabetical order)
Blacks and HIV
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day events/schedule (by state)/(click on state)
THE BODY -Complete HIV/AIDS resource center
Sister "Marvelous" Marvelyn Brown. -Author and Emmy Award Winning International AIDS Activist.
A recent question in regards to some of my ways and actions or intent as it relates to my work was posed to me by one of the brothers. The basis was centered around whether or not my work was divisive in a sense and for me to clarify my purpose for my work. The line of questioning appeared to suggest that there existed conventional wisdom out there from the Father that appeared to contradict some of my findings, evidence or belief. So I responded below and made it into a blog for this cipher.
I’m doing the work of my Father. So what I know, comes from Allah. I’m not necessarily concerned with any of the religious terms that divide the cipher. I’ll let the religious man fight and argue over that.
Anyway, something you said, reminds me of something one of Allah’s Gods said to me the other day. He said be careful about what you hear people saying about the Father who never knew the Father or even those who knew him. He said it is impossible for one to believe that they knew everything the Father taught. I said "Add on." He then said, "Think about it. Do you remember everything you ever said or ever taught somebody in your lifetime?" I thought about it and I said no. He said, "Well how in the hell is somebody going to claim that they knew everything the Father said or taught when they can’t even remember their own words spoken in their lifetime!" We both laughed loud as hell. Because it’s the truth and that was a good one. [not implying that you implied you knew everything the Father taught but it reminded me of the conversation]
So I’m saying that to say, well maybe you heard the Father say he wasn’t a Muslim; or maybe you have it where he never taught it or maybe you might think he was against the Muslims..whatever your perspective might be... But he told different people different things and revealed to them what he needed to reveal to them that would benefit them for that time. This I have learned was his style.
Allah used to sometimes tell people when they had a meeting; he’d say, "If they aren’t here, then don’t go get them." And this shocked some because they might be thinking "Justice is right across the street" "Shahid is right there next door" "Hebekah and Messiah are coming down the street" "There goes your sons A-Allah and B-Allah" "Here comes Barry and the Mayor Allah"....Regardless of who was there or who wasn’t there Allah would say "If they aren’t here, then don’t go get them!" "This message is just for y’all that are here right now!"
At the same time, one couldn’t walk away from a meeting with Allah and then reveal to all who weren’t there what Allah specifically instructed for them to do. Or otherwise they would have been at the meeting.
So imagine you seeing your man in a meeting with Allah and your other peers. Then afterwards, you ask your man what happened in the meeting. Then he says, "Well, it was just a few of us discussing some things, that’s all."
That would be a helluva test or a trial on someone. Some would become suspicious, others might respect the confidentality, some would get jealous. This kind of situation would evoke reactions in certain people.
So I can only do what was revealed to me by those Allah left behind for me to reveal to me or confirm to me what I am doing. So I have my instructions and assignment and live it out according to my knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Others have theirs.
So I hope you understand.
Now, a person can do this. They can watch the person to see what they are going to do and then they can process it with their intelligence to determine if what they are doing is of benefit to people or not.
There are those who are teaching that Allah is the 13th man, therefore he "is not on the clock." As the clock only goes to knowledge and wisdom.
If this is true, and if a person is doing the work of Allah as revealed to them, then they are moving within Allah’s Wisdom of Knowledge and Understanding. If that’s the case, then don’t look for them to be on the clock either.
In other words, they might do things never seen before or what appears to be unconventional wisdom or unpopular or defy the status quo. In that sense, they become exceptional.
To me, this is the best way to answer your litany of questions.
And that’s peace.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Over the past few years I have heard NGE brothers argue over the slogan "We are not Pro-Black or anti-white." As a 5%, I've heard the slogan before over the years but it never really caused any arguments as it apparently was understood in its proper context. Actually, Allah didn't say it too much different from the Honorable Elijah Muhammad when you really understand it. However, nowadays, it is almost as if Allah has been reduced to a slogan and the body of revelation (Lessons) and the proper understanding of this revelation are being pushed to the side.
The other day I was building with one of my brothers from Allah's Paradise (Asbury Park, NJ) and he mentioned that the Gods in Power Force (Plainfield, NJ, where I'm from) were always on that "Pro-Black" thing. I laughed! "Wasn't y'all too?" To my surprise he said they weren't; which could be true because knowledge was in Allah's Paradise before it got to Power Force. And we (the Power Force) got the message we were supposed to get, and Allah's Paradise probably got the message they were supposed to get.
When I came into the 5% Nation in the early 80s, I came into a state of mind of the 5% Nation that was unapologetically Black and Pro-Black. I mean, even Puerto Ricans was having a hard time. Especially then, because where I was at, the Puerto Ricans didn't fully assimilate yet. They were still riding in small cars with loud speakers pumping Spanish music and English was still a 2nd language to many of them. They weren't listening to Hip Hop like you see today. At that time, we had a little West Side story situation where Puerto Ricans were fighting the Brothers and the main ones fighting the Puerto Ricans was "the 5% Nation." Some of the vivid memories in my mind is seeing a Puerto Rican brother get hit dead in the face and head hitting the back of an open locker. It was nothing nice. The neighborhood moms warned us "watch out for the Puerto Ricans because they'll cut you!" And I hand it to them, they would stand up and fight although they were outnumbered.
Of course, this was in PLFD and we were a dominant Black city pretty much rooted in Black Power (like Newark). The sisters had on "New Edition" buttons and the Puerto Rican sisters had on "Menudo" buttons. Anyway, afterwards, the Puerto Ricans started getting down. The shades of Puerto Ricans became known as "Baby Cream." Laugh, if you want, I laugh about it now. The first ones I remember who got down were Self Born and Sindu (who were physical brothers). Sindu was one year older than me and was a young talented boxer and this beautiful magnificent talented brother later overdosed on drugs. He was the first God I personally knew who ODed but he wasn't the last (even one of our sisters ODed) (the death of our young and our people is another reason why we must fight drugs today). Self Born became a powerful God and even did a short stint in the Temple; and later we all succumbed to drugs in one form or another (every sect in Islam, basically all religions, drugs didn't discriminate). Either you did it or you sold it, or you did both. Some refrained from it altogether. They were the exception. I'm not stating any secrets as these are all a matter of public record that added to the perception and reality at the time.
Back to being Pro-Black, in fact, that's what attracted me to the 5% Nation of Islam. It was it's no nonsense style of militancy and its unapologetic stance for being Black. Some in the NGE teach that the white man is God. But I know that would have never attracted me to Islam at that time. It doesn’t attact me now. Nor would have the teaching “We aren’t Pro-Black or anti-white.” Because prior to the 5% I was part of a “social club” that was pro-Black at its core and one pastime was fighting Caucasians in neighboring towns. This wasn’t too long after the Atlanta Child Murders and whites were pretty bold. I won’t go into details, but a few battles went down. So when I heard the two main cardinal principles of the 5% Nation, I remember that struck me and all the other Gods… (1) "The Black Man is God!" and (2) "The White Man is the Devil!" That was it. That's all you had to say and the rest took care of itself. Many of us had just left the gang culture only a couple of years before the Gods started hitting real hard (from what I remember). And I don't want to take anything from many of these master teachers of Islam because we were taught plenty of other things of Islam that made us a proud people and we were being taught the right things according to our knowledge. But the majority of us were very young. We didn't have older Gods amongst us (except a couple that was in their low 20's). So the militant unity left over from the youth street organizations was still present and for a while it stayed with us but in '85 is when the crack hit and the wars began.
It was right around the time Farrakhan spoke at Madison Square Garden. We hated New York’s Mayor Ed Koch. To my cipher (Power Force), Mayor Koch was a Devil, and David Dinkins (who was the borough president of Manhattan) was an Uncle Tom. I think all of Black New York had to dislike them both, if not hate them. Plus this was just on the tail end of “a devil” named Bernard Geotz who had shot some young brothers on the subway. He claimed he thought they were going to rob him, so he shot them for preventive measures. Something like that. Then you had this vigilante group called the Guardian Angels. They were a motley crew of Black, white and Puerto Ricans who patrolled the streets of New York wearing green pants, a white t-shirt with a Guardian Angels emblem on it and they sported these red berets…and they were led by a “Devil.” So they were hated by both Black and I’m assuming by Hispanic youth, too. They were a very gaudy bunch and kind of looked like the Shabba Doo types from that movie Breakin’.
Anyway, I remember a few days later, the Gods in my neighborhood we all watched the Farrakhan speech together again on Gil Noble "Like it Is." It probably was that Sunday because when Farrakhan spoke at the Garden it was on a school night. So I think we watched it again on Sunday. We were all hyped as hell. I remember my older Brother Jamil Ali Quan Allah disrupting our small celebration after the lecture... "There was one thing about his build that was not right and exact!" We all looked at Jamil like "what the hell was wrong about anything he said?" Jamil said, "He referred to himself as a BOY, a boy is one "born into the cipher without knowing why." I mean Jamil had a point, but he shouldn't have interrupted our love/hate fest (depending on your perspective). But everybody agreed with him. But then again "the Nation of Islam is all wise and does everything right and exact" so based on that maybe he was in his right.
But Farrakhan had a made a point at the Garden that I never heard before. He called out to "his brothers and sisters of the 5% Nation" and there was a mighty roar in the Garden. Farrakhan was like the character Cyrus in the warrior movie and the Gods looked like we were "The Riffs." Young, ready and able soldiers with a great degree of intelligence and dedication. Anyhow, the Minister told us to notice our lessons, and he started to break down the 14th, 15th and 16th degree…"Notice in these lessons that it doesn't mention anything about color..." And I didn't have the lesson or know it to dispute it otherwise; I wasn't on that lesson yet. But right off the bat, from the affirmations coming from all the other Gods who knew the degree; obviously what the Minister said was true. Not that he was suspect to be questioned in the first place. This was just natural for Gods to seek perfection. To be honest, I didn't give it much thought...the Minister was just sciencing up the Lesson as far as I knew and he had this imposing presence that gave him the heir of some kind of king or wise ruler or a general. He was surrounded by some MGT sisters dressed in all white with red trimmings on their uniforms and Farrakhan had on a black slender tailor cut suit with a red bowtie and was wearing some round spectacles that sat on his glowing face and his waves (on his head) were shining like all the other Muslims we knew. And to fill the Madison Square Garden plus the Felt Forum across the street was a miracle and was "unheard of." Because that was the first time I think Farrakhan spoke in a large coliseum in New York since the "2nd resurrection." Not only Farrakhan, but any Black leader period. Besides that, Mayor Ed Koch and David Dinkins and any other politician or uncle tom was on the news blasting away against Farrakhan calling him "divisive, an anti-semite and a hate teacher.." This really attracted me and probably every Black person that heard it. They were even calling him a "Black Hitler." Min. Akbar Muhammad who was one of his spokespersons at the time defended Farrakhan on the news against the Hitler remark. And when Farrakhan got the chance to address it at the Garden he "hit it out the park." But regardless of what he said, he did somewhat resemble a Black version of Hitler only as it related to the type of organizing skills and the specific message he had for a specific people and overflowing crowd of thousands of Black people. BUT....another thing he said during the speech when he referred to himself as "this little BOY"...he added "And this little Black boy...is your last chance too Jews!" The roof damn near came off the building. BUT...this was another hint…that this message of ours was for more than just the Black Man but he even extended word to “the Jews.”
But anyway, back in those days, I don't think I ever recall a time where I met an apologetic Five Percenter when it came to "being down for the Black Nation." I'm probably doing a bad job in describing how thick the atmosphere was with those two principles: The Black Man is God and the white man is the Devil. It was ingrained in the culture to the point where one would "grab the mic" and before reciting his rhyme would say "One for the Bass, Two for the Treble, the Black Man is God, and the white man is the devil!" It's like that y'all, like that y'all, you don't stop, keep on. It was like that. And this was totally acceptable and appropriate behavior for the cipher. And at the time, it was music to my young ears. The teachings (or so I thought) of the 5% Nation was (to be proverbial) our "religion." Although we dared not say that, we taught as we were told "this is a culture." Meaning it was just as essential to you as breathing. If the 5% Nation was a religion, it was more validated and authenticated as any religion there ever could have been. No question. This was it. When you walked down the hallway and asked somebody was they righteous…that meant were you a 5% and/or Muslim. But it really meant if you were a 5% the majority of the time.
In my high school, we had cartoons floating around that demonstrated (the white man was the devil). Some of them were from Old Muhammad Speaks Newspapers, others even from the Final Call. In any sense, they were clever cartoons and many were drawn by NOI cartoonist Eugene Majied (if I remember correctly) and it was a couple of other cartoonist names I don't remember at this moment. We even had our own talented artists that drew cartoons to illustrate the dastardly deeds of "the devils." I remember Logical passed me his drawing in Mr. Windham's class and it was a picture of a white devil with an Uncle Sam hat and he had a tail! His face almost looked like a gargoyle. He had that President Bush type face. Then you also had regal pictures or drawings of the Black Man being very industrious which again came from the same newspapers or artists (except the ones drawn by Gods in class or lunch). It's strange, but I never recall seeing any cartoons of the Father Allah. You had little ones depicting the Messenger but I never saw one of the Father until a little later I saw a drawing of the bust of his head but it was very life-like. Not many images were made of the Father like that, that I can recall.
The first time I recall ever realizing that a God had sympathy for a devil was ironically in the middle of almost beating one to death. The Gods travelled to a club in a nearby town that had a "mixed" crowd. Of course, seeing a speckle of whites delighted us because we knew we had a target. (Just remember, Atlanta Child Murders and you can choose damn near any incident in New York where Black Men were killed by whites). So we had plenty of reason. I still remember the white boy jumping on the hood of a slowly moving car then he jumped on the roof of it before slipping to his certain doom and the Gods from Power Force (PLFD) and a couple of Gods from "Now Born" (New Brunswick) "started serving him justice."
Anyhow, there is a God from Power Force (I won't cite his name) because I don’t know if he would be peace with it. He's over 300 lbs today even today so you can imagine what his big form looked like to 15 and 16 year olds, as he was probably 20 or 21 at the time and he was a solid 300 then. Anyway "The BIG GOD" started throwing Gods off the white boy and he pushed me too. He was enraged about what we were doing (and it was quite a few of us). But nobody in their right mind was going to challenge the Big God, and now that I think about it, he was the only one in his right mind that night. Because we were probably close to killing this "devil" and if that would have happened, we all were sure to go to jail and spend a long time there. A few of my peers are still locked up for other situations. So judging upon them, I know what would have waited for all of us who if not for the intervention of our brother, could have easily had the same fate. One of our brothers was actually sent to prison for murdering "a devil" and it doesn't seem like he is ever going to get out. We're talking over 24 years ago. At the same time, some devils caught one of ours, and murdered him with a baseball bat. So trust me, it went both ways. This was war and a fight for survival.
Oh, before I go, let me add this. Would you believe at first got to my high school that we had a “devil” for a Principal? Over an all Black school? That wasn’t going to fly! And the Gods had literally taken over in numbers as far as popularity at PLFD High. So the “devil” resigned. And they made a big deal about it and shipped us in a new Principal Dr. Stanley Mayo from Boys & Girls High School in Brooklyn (Medina). He was selected because of his experience in dealing with the 5% Nation at that high school. And Mr. Mayo was mad cool! He allowed some students to create a graffiti mural in the cafeteria that read “Success.” He then allowed for the hanging of famous Black portraits all over the high school. Right outside his office in the hallway was the giant picture of Malcolm X with his hand and finger pointing at his temple and there showed off his beautiful Star and Crescent ring. The Gods loved that. Plus, he did away with the official ban that Gods could not wear their crowns. He damn near became an honorary God for that (although this rule didn’t stick). Then our Principal had an assembly meeting with all of the students in the auditorium. And he heard everybody’s concerns. I comically remember the God Born (who previously was a Jehovah Witness) had stood up during the assembly and criticized the security and police that patrolled our school…he said “some devils came down…but the Gods took care of it!” He was serious, yet he was comical with it at the same time. After the assembly, Detective Buffalo said to some of us standing there, “Take that A from Allah, and make into an A in English. Take that A from Allah and make it an A in Science. Take that A from Allah and make it into an A in Mathematics.”
So the young Gods had a pretty good support staff, and probably that’s what we needed. I heard the Minister say one of the most important things is “Right Guidance.”
As I grew older, I grew to understand the concept of “Devil vs Satan.” And I matured a lot.
And I understand that the foundation is the same. I understand that you are to go through different systems while remaining the same.
It is wise to understand the proper context of “We are not Pro-Black or anti-white.”
That was said in 1968. We shouldn’t have to defend ourselves on this point. The Hon. Elijah Muhammad or Min. Farrakhan never held their tongues and they aren’t forced to come out and make this statement because their history or ways and actions have shown and proven they were righteous. It’s best to let our actions speak for themselves. That’s what counts.
Monday, February 2, 2009
All praises are due to Allah. Allah is the God.
The God did it right and exact. I’m sure he was sweating bullets. lol
And that's peace!
May Allah bless the fam!
I greet you all in our Fathers name
We would like to let you know that a lot of misunderstanding on some things that was said at the Dec Parliament was taken out of context so let US set the record straight
1) YES we have meetings to build on the development of our land.
2) NO we are not destroying Allah school in Mecca nor are we leveling it to the ground as some of you were lead to believe what we are doing is building on idea's to DEVELOP THE ALLAH STREET ACADEMY not to tear it down, we can build over it, we can build around it we can extend it WE will not be DESTROYING IT
3) as some of you may know by now that there is a new building on the Conner of 127th and 7th ave next to our land (school) and we leased out 20ft X 5 ft to the construction company for a fee ( come to the parliament for knowledge of cash amount) no this that we did get our money based on the said agreement now more money is owed to us do to late fee's that has entailed from that agreement and rest assure that we will get that as well and we have our 20ft ft X 5 ft back with a NEW fence around the Allah's Garden area.
4) All money is in the bank with 3 Gods name on the account so no one person can remove any cash at any time, some of this money for now is being used to upgrade the Allah Street academy, new Gods and Earths rest room DONE, in the works as of today plastering & painting of the school upgrade the heating system by replacing missing pieces to the baseboard heaters through the school, replacing the ceiling tile and much more.
5) Plans on the table will be to extend the back of the school to create a state of the art IT lab to renew the old computer room in to two rooms one a library with two computers for our babies to do research and the other room to be made into a meeting room or small conference room, this is just to bring you up to now more will be revealed at the february 22 parliament.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK THEM DONT EXCEPT ANY THING ON FACE VALUE
Your brother in Righteousness
Lord Born Justice