Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“How Harriet Tubman on a $20 Bill Is A Slap In The Face” on “The African History Network Show” with Michael Imhotep from Sunday, April 24th, 2016!!!

Hello Everyone,

We discussed "How Harriet Tubman on a $20 Bill Is A Slap In The Face" on "The African History Network Show" with Michael Imhotep on 910 AM The Superstation, Sunday, April 24th, 2016, 10pm-11pm EST.  Listen Every Sunday, 10pm-11pm EST at 910 AM or online at http://www.910amsuperstation.com/ or download the 910 AM Superstation app to your smartphone.  You will be able to see me in the studio also.  Spread the word. "Right knowledge corrects wrong behavior".
Visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com for more information and podcasts of our shows.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nelson Beats the Odds Author Ronnie Sidney, II, Releasing Second Book in June

From: "Ronnie Sidney, II, MSW" <Ronnie@creative-medicine.com>
Subject: Nelson Beats the Odds Author Ronnie Sidney, II, Releasing Second Book in June.

Greetings, my name is Ronnie Sidney, II, MSW and I am the author of Nelson Beats the Odds. Nelson Beats the Odds is a semiautobiographical graphic novel about a young man who struggles with the stigma of being placed in special education. It is currently #1 on the Amazon Best-Seller list in the learning disabilities category. Since April I've sold over 700 books online thanks to my blog and appearance on Fox News. I appeared on Fox and Friends Weekend and spoke candidly about growing up with an ADHD and learning disabled diagnosis. Two weeks ago NBC 12's Karla Redditte interviewed me about Nelson Beats the Odds and my upcoming book Tameka's New Dress. The interview will air on NBC Monday, May 30th, 2016.




On June 20, 2016 I will be releasing my second children's book Tameka's New Dress. The graphic novel will explore childhood trauma, parental substance abuse, bullying and kinship care. Tameka's New Dress shines light on these very tough issues and lays them out on the table for children and adults to talk about. In the book Tameka finds a creative way to confront her bullies without becoming a bully herself.  As a therapist, I work with young people who cope experiences like this on a daily basis. I wanted to write a book that would reflect their experience and encourage them to beat the odds.


Aside from my books, I've developed the Nelson Beats the Odds Comic Creator app for iOS mobile devices. The companion app allows users to customize photos and share them with friends on social media. I also started #iBeatTheOdds, a popular social media campaign that gives individuals a platform to share stories about how they beat the odds.



Over the past six months, I have presented at Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Union University, Reynolds Community College, Rappahannock Community College, Hamilton-Holmes Middle School, Richmond County High School, Northumberland High School, Tappahannock Elementary School, Richmond Public Library, Portsmouth Public Library and Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Speaking to children, parents and educators has been the most enjoyable part of my experience. For booking information, bulk orders and other requests please visit my website at www.creative-medicine.com.


Purchase a copy Nelson Beats The Odds by clicking here After spending seven years in remediation and special education, the last thing Ronnie Sidney, II ...

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Virginia Beach Fire Department Volunteer Opportunity for Graduating Seniors!

Please pass along the attached flyer to those students you feel may be a good fit for this excellent program. Students must be 18 years old, a high school graduate or GED and have a current U.S. driver's license.  Please feel free to contact me at 757-385-1098 with any questions or concerns.
Good Afternoon!

I am writing to inform you of a wonderful opportunity for graduating seniors. The Virginia Beach Fire Department is accepting applications for Volunteer Support Technician starting in June!

Volunteer Support Technicians, or VSTs, support firefighters with on-scene operations in the City of Virginia Beach. They man the Volunteer Support Trucks and receive training in order to provide the required air, lighting and specialized equipment that are necessary to support firefighting. Support Techs also assist in hose packing, equipment placement, scene accountability, firefighter rehabilitation and other non-hazardous duties assigned by the Incident Commander.

Volunteering is a great opportunity for students to give back to the community and gain supportive skills in firefighting! Many volunteers really enjoy the program and often apply to become a career firefighter with the City of Virginia Beach!

Please pass along the attached flyer to those students you feel may be a good fit for this excellent program. Students must be 18 years old, a high school graduate or GED and have a current U.S. driver's license.  Please feel free to contact me at 757-385-1098 with any questions or concerns.

We look forward to helping your students prepare now for their future!

Kindest Regards,

April Roberts


Virginia Beach Fire Department

4817 Columbus Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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"The Heroic Slave" - Kwai Imhotep

Ancestor Frederick Douglass was so impressed with the real life bravery and courage of MADISON WASHINGTON that he wrote a short story about him in the 18th century, titled "The Heroic Slave"
{We know from study that the euro enslavers had the habit of naming our ancestors after their presidents and Greek historical characters; thus Madison Washington was labeled with the names of two presidents}
I first came across Madison Washington's story about 7 years ago while researching the history of revolts against enslavement in this country led by our ancestors, and subsequently chronicled some of that research in our essay "Our Ancestors 2nd-Hell Trip".  Here we are beginning a short series of essays to highlight other real-life histories of our very courageous ancestral Heroes & She-roes, many of whom were enslaved, but yet still waged the fight for our liberation in theor own individual ways.
These are the stories that should be made into movies and videos to uplift, educate and inspire our people to greatness.  These are stories of triumph over euro imposed enslavement of our ancestors; unlike the repetitive trash that fills the screens and really serves to subliminally glorify white people and their culture of oppression over us.  Not that all stories of our ancestral enslavement are going to be victorious, most of them are not.  But, we protest the lack of balanced coverage of our history in this regard, and so we go forward with history such as this essay.
Much of Madison Washington's life, we don't know; such was the fate of so many of our enslaved ancestors in that their lives were often annotated with asteriks.  But, we will use our knowledge of euro enslavement and our own Afrikan history to partially reconstruct his early beginnings.  Of course, the pivotal part of his life, for which Douglass wrote his novel, is known to some extent.
Perhaps Madison was born in Mozambique and was captured,by euro enslavers who had begun to invade into the bush -the interior of Afrika after the invention of quinine protected the euros from deadly malaria, for prior to this event, Afrika was known as the 'white mans grave yard'.
Being forced marched across the Afrikan interior, separated from his village, his family, his roots, stumbling over the decaying remains of other Afrikans who had died on the trail, our hero arrives in Ghana and is forced into the dungeons of Elmina Fort (not a castle as euros want you to believe) along with other Afrikan captives from other parts of Afrika.
Soon herded through the 'door of no return' our hero is shoved down into the 'slave decks'---3-feet high pens in the deep holds of the ship where he is forced with many others to basically lie, half-sit in darkness and high heat amidst the stench of human feces for the duration of the hell trip (not some romantic sounding middle passage)  which could take as long as 30-60 days to complete.
Having survived this torture, our hero is soon ushered onto the trading blocks in Norfolk, VA, where it is his fate to be probed like an animal and ultimately 'sold' to, let's say George Washington.
After a few years of hard labor from 'can't see in the morning to can't see at night', our hero has become somewhat acclimated to existence as some pale face's 'property', and he doesn'tlike it at all.  No 'happy slave' here.  Our hero still remembers vaguely his early life in Afrika being free as the wind.  Being initiated into manhood in his early teens, he still retains the learned knowledge of survival and martial skills he learned in Mozambique.  Skills passed down throughout Afrikas from the ancient Nuba people who developed the martial arts, and where stone carvings in KMT still attest to their primal fighting skills; skills that were passed through Afrikans who inhabited early India and were taken into Asia by Bodurhama who taught them to the priests of Shaolin.
Having been 'sold' by Washington to a VA enslaver, our hero now finds himself being herded into the holds of yet another enslavement ship called the Creole, sailing out of Norfolk to Louisiana in 1791.
It seems, the euros having depleted the nutrients from the soils in the states of VA, NC, SC and other areas from over planting, had found new arable land in the deep south, then under the control of Spain, France, Mexico, and Indigenous nations..
Desiring to start new prison farms there, growing sugar cane, rice, etc, they began a campaign of force marching our enslaved ancestors overland from the mid-Atlantic states to the deep south to build and work new and very profitable sugar cane prison farms.  New Orleans, thus became the wealthiest city in the USA on the backs of our enslaved ancestors un-paid and very deadly labor.  For the average life span of our ancestors working the very labor intensive sugar cane prison farms was only 7 years!!
Our hero, being shipped out of Norfolk, was one of the few who was not made to literally walk at a brisk pace from Norfolk to New Orleans.
On board the Creole, our hero, together with about 130 other Afrikan captives begin the trip in the familiar 'slave decks' in the holds of the ship.  Allowed to briefly come on deck for fresh air, our hero and other Afrikans seized the time, overpowering the pale crew of the ship through much effort, our hero leads his Black brothers and sisters to take control of the Creole and forces the pale crew to sail it to Nassau just off the Florida coast.
There, they encounter the British, then in control of the island and are liberated since Britain had outlawed enslavement in Nassau.  Although the euro owners of the Creole protested to Britain and demanded that their 'property' be returned to them, Madison Washington and all but a few Afrikan captives are formally liberated.  Some, however, decided to remain captives, for what ever reason, and were shipped on to New Orleans.
 Madison Washington's heroic story is just one of the very few documented instances in which our people were victorious over enslavement, and it is worthy of being shouted from the mountaintops, and so we do:


19 May 2016
Obviously, Family, the most important works on the Moors in Spain are not online.  The best source is Golden Age of the Moor, edited by Ivan Van Sertima and my own work, Black Star Over Europe: The African Presence in Early Europe.  If you like I will have a few copies available on the Spain trip.  But here are a couple of articles that deal with the Moors, including the Moors in Spain, and two you tube videos that you can start with.  

Hope it helps!

Runoko Rashidi



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Burial sites show how Nubians, Egyptians integrated communities thousands of years ago in Nile River Valley area

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 2:37 AM, Kenneth King nnamdi79@yahoo.com [GLOBALAFRICANPRESENCE]
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12 May 2016

Family, beginning Friday evening June 17 I will begin my Summer 2016 Facebook course.  It is called Fundamentals in African History with Runoko Rashidi.  All are welcome.  The classes, taught through text, photos and videos, begin at 9:00 pm United States Eastern Standard Time and last approximately 2.5 hours per class.  The contents of each class will remain posted throughout the duration of the course if you cannot participate live.

The classes, of which there will be twelve, are interactive, meaning there is ample time for questions and answers and discussion.  The course project, completely voluntary, is to compile a succinct timeline of the history of African rebellions and resistance movements, at home and abroad.  

The complete cost of the course is only $50.00 per household.  The total amount is used to help subsidize our ongoing efforts to rewrite and reconstruct the global history of African people.  The course will be taught on a special Facebook page set up specifically for this purpose. 

To pay your $50.00 tuition post via Paypal to Runoko@hotmail.com.  You will be immediately notified upon receipt of payment and enrolled in the course.  

No special equipment is required.  You only need a Facebook account.  

Here are the individual classes.  I reserve the right of course to make revisions to the course.   

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous: Who is the Original Man?

The Golden Age of the Olmec

The Moors in History

The Great Kings and Queens of Ancient Egypt

The Black Presence in Southeast Asia

African Revolts and Resistance

A Journey through the African Collections in the Louvre

A Journey through the African Collections in the British Museum

A Journey through the African Collections in the Museums of Germany

A Journey through the African Collections in the Museums of Italy

Black Saints, Black Christs and Black Madonnas

Melanesia: Eastern Flank of the African World

Great African Historians

In love of Africa,

Runoko Rashidi
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Tariq Nasheed's Hidden Colors 4 in Norfolk, Virginia
Thursday 5/26/16 @ 8pm.
$15 Call 757-523-1399 or 757-932-0177
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