A young boy’s Dilemma | BOOK REVIEW

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A Young Boy’s Dilemma Book by Israel Immanuel

What struck me most about this author, is that he is only 12 years old, writing a book at that age is really unheard of in a world where pre-teens are more concerned with being entertained through video games, youtube videos, or the television. His poems are very intellectually stimulating and heartfelt, the loss of his father in ever-present in pages of this book. It packs a punch biblically and is an encouragement for those who have been through and going through.  The sketches in the book are quite beautiful, displaying himself and his parents. I give this book 5 stars out of 5 stars, the best book I have read in a long time. Let’s keep this future Doctor and his family in prayer.

Dilemma 2 – "The Commandments"

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
Exodus Chapter 20: 3
 
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World Religions the projenitor of the worshipping of false gods.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:9 KJV

All religions are birthed and shaped by Lucifer himself, the dragon, the devil, has designed masterminded to keep The Most High’s creation in captivity spirit, soul, and body. “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he doesn’t exist.”  When the people of the world, think of Satan, in a red bodysuit carrying a pitchfork with two horns on his head. The bible clearly states from the beginning that Lucifer, Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down amid the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise, they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom because of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more. Ezekiel 28: 12 -20 King James Version Bible

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11

The devices Satan uses to deceive:
1. Religion
2. Unbelief in the True and living God
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Exodus 3:14 KJV
3. The Chosen not knowing who they are.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Ephesians 2:2 KJV

  We have been tricked into worshipping Lucifer, the fallen one, and the Fall Angels. We must denounce all satanic religions. How art thou has fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weakens the nations! Isaiah 14:12. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Ephesians 2:2. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11.
Nimrod, the King of Shinar, was, according to the Book of Genesis and Books of Chronicles, the son of Cush, the great-grandson of Noah. He is depicted in the Bible as a mighty leader and hunter. He was the ruler of the time in which “the tower of Babel” was created as a King he was rebellious against the Most High God.  The Tower of Babel. Genesis 11:4-9 King James Version (KJV) And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we are scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men built. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined doing. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. Genesis 11:4-9 King James Version Bible. When the ancient tongue was split into various languages, the people divided into multiple religions taught by Nimrod. Reference * The Book of Jasher.
The various Religions around the world are founded under Satan, pagan worship, worship of deities, and worship of fallen angels. Through deception and ignorance, Satan is ruling the world.
You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself an idol or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the surface. “You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:3 King James Bible. The Earth is separated by different Gods, many Gods are ruling in this earth. All the Nations and gentiles are idols. The False religions are full of them.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Matthew 7:13 KJV

The lists the Gods of the World are still be worshipped today: LUCIFER, PAN, BUDDHA, JUPITER, STERCULIUS, VENUS,  LUCIFER,  PLUTO,  MARS,  BAPHOMET, BACCHUS,  CUPID, HERCULES, KRISHNA, DURGA, GANESHA, TALMUD, and DIANA. Isis the Egyptian goddess of the earth, the worship of this deity is entailed elaborate and exotic rituals. Pan, the Greek god of the mountains, half goat half man. Always carrying the pipes with him, we know today as ‘pan-piphes.’ The God of the Wiccans. Mithras, the god of light from Persia. He has always depicted slaying the sacred bull, and so giving life to the earth. He had many followers in the Roman army. So much so, that he is often referred to as the soldiers’ god. Source: roman-empire.net Other facet related to the Roman Catholic Church is the Greek Orthodox Churches which are united in communion with each other, as well as with the Russian Orthodox Church and other smaller Eastern Orthodox Churches. This church split off from the Roman Catholic Church in 1054. The Eastern Orthodox hold a common doctrine and a common form of worship, and they see themselves not as separate Churches but as administrative units of one single Church. They are notable for their long tradition of iconography (see also: Byzantine art), for their veneration of the Mother of God and the Saints, and for their use of the Divine Liturgy on Sundays, which is a standardized worship service dating back to the fourth century A.D. in its current form. The most commonly used Divine Liturgy of the Orthodox Church was written by Saint John Chrysostom (347–407 A.D.).
REPENT OF YOUR SINS and SERVE THE ONE TRUE AND LIVING GOD, THE MOST HIGH GOD OF ISRAEL. 

2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the surface: Exodus Chapter 20:4

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Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments. Exodus Chapter 20: 5-6 KJV

You shall not make any Idols.

Idol worship the birth of  Idolatry

I was watching a youtube video this afternoon which is something I do quite often, but during this particular video in 2 hours I watched many commercials with everyday people as they were worshipping this thing we call a ball. Like a religious fanatic, they were dressed up in weird attire while canting and waving banners or props to celebrate their favorite team as the men were running around the field. The people in attendance yelled and worship the men on the ground. While the rest of the commercials featured women promoting the latest handbag or makeup item.  Idolatry is pervasive through the television and media our eye gates are being perverted. All our attention goes to the entities before us rather it be sports or the home shopping networks. Idolatry is no longer wood, stone, or the golden calf.  Why do we worship things that have no spirit in them? Works of men hands as we carry the weight no help from them. It’s misleading the hearts of people that worship them.

The new forms of Idols:
Sports
Material Possessions
Houses
Cars
Clothing
People
Celebrities
Self Love (Narcissism)
Drugs
Alcohol
Money
Idols of Worship
Pagan gods
Statues made of Stone

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The religious worship of idols.
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Excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.

Society often refers to celebrities as Idols. Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye. The term Celebrity Worship Syndrome is, in fact, a misnomer.

“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” Martin Luther King Jr.

Hollywood shapes the idea of what people believe. The views of society are based out of Tinseltown.

And the Oscar (idol) goes to….?

HOLLYWOOD the land of make-believe, was named after the Holly Tree, which is used in Wicca/witchcraft. Through the magic and illusion of Hollywood, the powers-that-be are controlling your thoughts through sorcery and witchcraft.  Acting (in Greek means hypocrite) often called a muse. It is the highest form of lying.  It is founded by demonic illusions and fantasy. Satan is the father of lies, and Hollywood actors aren’t shy in stating that they take a walk on the dark side a time or two. A lot of your famous actors and actresses have admitted to summoning demonic power to deliver a stellar acting performance. Through this, they control your mind while being lead by demonic spirits. The entertainment industry is controlled by demonic influence. We have seen emphatic that the Illuminati, often referred to as Satanists, Luciferians, puppet-masters, the powers that be, or whatever one chooses to call them. They are at the forefront of presage procedures in music, television, movies, games, sports, and other methods to transmit the future,  becoming bolder as we get closer to the Savior coming back. They are bold infiltrating their evil plans and satanic rituals.

According to an article by James Chapman Ph.D. in the Daily Mail, Mr. Chapman states,

“Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye. The term Celebrity Worship Syndrome is, in fact, a misnomer.”

We were not created to honor, admire, respect, look up to, hold in the highest regard or be in awe of celebrities. Our revere should go up to our creator – The Most High. Celebrity-ism is founded on the principle of Satan (who is the prince of this world) coming to the Messiah, offering him the Kingdoms of this world visually. The power of the visual is what Satan uses.

“Then was the Savior led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.  The Savior said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Still, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt falls down and worship me.  Then saith the Savior unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.  Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.” – Matthew 4:1-12 (KJV)

The kingdoms of this world are Satan’s to give to us if we only vow to worship him at the expense of our soul. In Hollywood, the entertainment field, the music industry, the sports industry, the modeling world most of the celebrities have already surrendered their souls to Satan for the glory of his kingdom.
Most well-known celebrities have admitted that they the consult mediums, soothsayers, familiar spirits or demons to help them act bringing their latest role alive or write a script. The celebrities allow themselves to become possessed by the demonic entities while working (so they can deliver their award-winning  performances.) They labor to be rich and famous for having their names in lights, they thrive on the attention, much like a drug addiction but an addiction to fame.  In Hollywood, you are only as big as your last movie. In the documentary “Hollywood Unmasked 2” at the very beginning states, “that Hollywood celebrities are worshipped like gods and goddesses…”

The Creator of the Satanic Bible, Anton Lavey in his book, “The Devils’ Notebook, on page 85-86  marvels in the invention of the television as a tool to infiltrated our minds on a satanic level…

“We can use the TV as a potent propaganda machine. The stage is set for the infusion of true Satanic philosophy and potent (emotionally inspiring) music to accompany the inverted crosses and pentagrams. Instead of holding our rituals in chambers designed for a few dozen people, we are moving into auditoriums crowded with ecstatic Satanists thrusting their fists forward in the sign of the horns. What started as an innocent respite from everyday life has become in itself a replacement for real life for millions a major religion of the masses. Television is the major mainstream infiltration of the new satanic religion. The Television or Satanic family altar has grown more elaborate since the early 50’s from the tiny fuzzy screen to large entertainment centers covering entire walls with several television monitors.”

Beyond the madness involving secular television, the reality is that at the end of the day, it won’t matter how famous, successful, rich, or how many fans you have acquired. Your soul is at hand. The only thing that matters in life are the things you do for the Messiah that will last. So with all the vainglory that you reap for yourself, it will not be worth it in the end.

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:26 KJV Bible

I have never been enthusiastic about celebrities, nor do I give much thought to them daily. Well, from my research, over 90% of people are celebrity obsessed. They can’t wait to hear what their favorite star is doing.  In fact, the average person spends hours or most of their day ogling their favorite celebrity photographs. They use their iPhone to search google for pictures of their favorite celebrities. They defend the idol against haters or internet trolls.  Looking into their lives and fantasying. Coveting their lives. Desiring to be that celebrity while losing all sense of their own reality. Living vicariously through an idol. In fact, they are only as popular as their last hit show, sold out concert, blockbuster movie, winning game, or highly successful stage performance. This is what you would call “celebrity-ism” The direct worship of a celebrity.  The Most High warns us of having any Gods before HIM. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3.

Imagine Rome A.D. 80, the gladiators all booted up, the king of the jungle (lions awaiting there turn), and the Israelite awaiting their fate. In most instances, if my people were defeated, our head was chopped off and used as a ball for the air or the ground. This was the beginning of sports. You might say its all in fun, but little do people know that it is sinister, we were mere entertainment. Just like the Hollywood crowd, the sports industry has its fair share of admirers, back in the Roman days, the Israelite’s head was used as the football, the basketball, and the soccer ball.  Oh, but its entertainment, right?

In the article, Sports Ethics: Lying & Deception in Athletic Competition, it states,

Everyone defends sportsmanship. Ethically it is fundamental to the moral worth of sports. We speak of how athletics teaches loyalty, self-discipline, sacrifice, overcoming odds, and working with others to achieve excellence. At the core, all these attributes depend upon the integrity and the ability to make and keep commitments to oneself and to others. This argument lies at the center of aligning sports with schooling and making it a widespread adjunct to parenting in our society.

Mike Adams in his article on naturalnews.com “Halftime HELL: Satan speaks through Lady Gaga to declare dominion over the Earth,” states,

Superbowl halftime shows are saturated with symbols of satanic rituals and Satan worship.
If you’re not aware that this has been happening throughout Superbowl halftime shows in years past, you are wildly uninformed about the depth and brashness of the Satanic symbolism shoved right in your face during every Superbowl “indoctrination” ritual. The symbols are irrefutably Satanic and linked to Illuminati agendas of human sacrifice, occult power and dominion of the minds of the masses.

Celebrities are not connected to their fans. Think about it, they could cure homelessness in one day with just writing a check. While you are paying for their products with your hard earned money, watching their movies, and endorsing them all day long on the internet, they are laughing all the way to the bank.

Celebrities and mere mortals alike, worship Satan by way of  Baphomet, Baal, Lucifer, the fallen angels, Sun God, Nimrod, Isis,  Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Vesta, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercurius, Neptunus, Volcanus,  Apollo, Aster, Ganesha with Shiva , Devi, Vishnu, Surya, Lakshmi, Jahbulon, Hare Krishna, Buddha,  Jesus Christ, Zeus, etc. the world over. If I could count the times’ people have tried to engage me into these meaningless conversations about celebrities, I would be the richest woman on the planet. This makes me want to throw up literally because there are so many more exciting topics to expound upon, but I will be the first to admit there is a particular bias for celebrities introduced by the media and magazines. For their glossy perfection but in society, people, in general, take it to a whole different level which is merely mind-blowing to me.  The term “Celebrity” is defined as a famous person: somebody famous during his or her own life, often referred to as a Superstar or a Star. The term “Worship” is defined as to treat somebody or something like a deity to love somebody deeply: to love, admire, or respect somebody or something more significant and perhaps excessively or unquestioningly.
In most cases celebrities are worshipped as demigods, stars or angels .. You might ask yourself, “what do they really contribute to society”? or is that to in the eyes of the beholder? For sure its definitely not rocket science, neither are they changing the world, but their bounty is that they entertain us. People on the average spend hours daily thinking of their favorite celebrity, worshiping, talking about them or trying to emulate their style, makeup, or overall perfection in one way or another. There are good celebrities as well as bad ones, but we have no way of validating them.
In some cases know them personally or have tea or coffee with them at noon. People often forget that the celebrity was once in your shoes an unknown. In this era of social media, youtube, Instagram, Facebook, etc.. we tend to see people arguing various opinions about one celebrity or another among themselves. Their adoring fans can be vicious while encountering people that do share the love of their favorite stars.  Think about all the money you spend that is actually lining the pockets of your favorite celebrity and what are you really getting back.  Before I make a purchase, I often ponder about the star if their names are attached to a brand and how they act toward society and beyond. I think people really need a reality check in terms of celebrities they are really not that important. Society has always been fixated on the beauty of the idols, falling short within their personal beauty, which has profound psychological ramifications on their self-esteem. A celebrity should never be the ultimate example of beauty or inspiration. There are only through the power of persuasion, which is the epitome of propaganda in our society. These people sell their soul for money and fame, through their music and stardom they’re forced to help influence society to live a corrupted life using subliminal messages. Once they used and abused by the industry, they mysteriously die. Now people get all emotional about the deaths of the ones who help build this corrupted world. This makes no sense to me. Selling your soul for money and fame comes with a price tag, there’s no turning back once your time is up in the game. They’ll give you what you want, but in return, it will cost you your life. There’s nothing new under the sun. Satan owns this world, and he will bless his own, the kingdoms of this world are his … “ Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;  And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt falls down and worship me.  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Matthew 4:8-10 KJV Bible
On the spiritual side for those that believe. Don’t underestimate the demonic influence of worldly movies and music. Don’t allow the devil to establish strongholds in your mind. You can’t be entertained by violence, sexual immoralities, deceit, murder, and expect to lead a Holy life. Guard the avenues of your mind. Determine today that I will set no worthless thing before my eyes.  “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.”  Psalm 101:3-4 KJV Bible

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 John 2:15 KJV

For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.
Psalm 96:5 KJV

First, we worship at the altar of materialism, which feeds our need to build our egos through the acquisition of more “stuff.” Our homes are filled with all manner of possessions. We build bigger and bigger houses with more closets and storage space to house all the things we buy, much of which we haven’t even paid for yet. Most of our stuff has “planned obsolescence” built into it, making it useless in no time, and so we consign it to the garage or other storage space. Then we rush out to buy the newest item, garment, or gadget, and the whole process starts over. This insatiable desire for more, better, and more new stuff is nothing more than covetousness. The tenth commandment tells us not to fall victim to coveting: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor” (Exodus 20:17). The Most High doesn’t just want to rain on our buying sprees. He knows we will never be happy indulging our carnal desires because it is Satan’s trap to keep our focus on ourselves and not on Him.

Second, we worship at the altar of our own pride and ego. This often takes the form of obsession with careers and jobs. You have the big house but never get to enjoy it working 60 -80 hours per week. Millions of men—and increasingly more women—spend 60-80 hours a week working. Even on the weekends and during vacations, our laptops are humming, and our minds are whirling with thoughts of how to make our businesses more successful, how to get that promotion, how to get the next raise, how to close the next deal. In the meantime, our children are starving for attention and love. We fool ourselves into thinking we are doing it for them, to give them a better life. But the truth is we are doing it for ourselves, to increase our self-esteem by appearing more successful in the eyes of the world. This is folly. All our labors and accomplishments will be of no use to us after we die, nor will the admiration of the world, because these things have no eternal value. As King Solomon put it, “For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge, and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This, too, is meaningless and a great misfortune. What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? All his days, his work is pain and grief; even at night, his mind does not rest. This, too, is meaningless” (Ecclesiastes 2:21-23).

Third, we idolize mankind—and by extension ourselves—through naturalism and the power of science.  Science is basically based on theory. This gives us the illusion that we are lords of our world and builds our self-esteem to godlike proportions. We reject the Most High’s Word and His description of how He created the heavens and the earth, and we accept the nonsense of evolution and naturalism. We embrace the goddess of environmentalism and fool ourselves into thinking we can preserve the planet indefinitely when the Most High has declared the earth has a limited lifespan and will last only until the end of the age. At that time, He will destroy all that He has made and create a new heaven and new earth. “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of the Most High God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:10-13). As this passage so clearly states, our focus should not be on worshipping the environment, but on living holy lives as we wait eagerly for the return of our Lord and Savior, who alone deserves worship.

Finally, and perhaps most destructively, we worship at the altar of self-aggrandizement or the fulfillment of the self to the exclusion of all others and their needs and desires. We eat and live for pleasure. (Dilemma 7 in my book) Even if we know that it will eventually kill us. This manifests itself in self-indulgence through alcohol, drugs, and food. Those in affluent countries have unlimited access to alcohol, drugs (prescription drug use is at an all-time high, even among children), and food. Obesity rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed, and childhood diabetes brought on by overeating is epidemic. The self-control we so desperately need is spurned in our insatiable desire to eat, drink, and medicate more and more. We resist any effort to get us to curb our appetites, and we are determined to make ourselves the god of our lives. This has its origin in the Garden of Eden where Satan tempted Eve to eat of the tree with the words “you will be like the Most High” (Genesis 3:5). This has been man’s desire ever since—to be the Most High and, as we have seen, the worship of self is the basis of all modern idolatry.

We worship ourselves…All idolatry of self has at its core the three lusts found in 1 John 2:16: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” If we are to escape modern idolatry, we have to admit that it is rampant and reject it in all its forms. It is not of God, but of Satan, and in it, we will never find fulfillment. This is the great lie and the same one Satan has been telling since he first lied to Adam and Eve. Sadly, we are still falling for it. Even more,, unfortunately, many churches are propagating it in the preaching of the health, wealth, and prosperity gospel built on the idol of self-esteem. But we will never find happiness focusing on ourselves. Our hearts and minds must be centered on God and on others. This is why when asked what the greatest commandment is, Jesus replied, “Love the Lord you’re the Most High with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37). When we love the Lord and others with everything that is in us, there will be no room in our hearts for idolatry.

Reference: https://www.gotquestions.org/idolatry-definition.html

3. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Exodus Chapter 20:7 KJV

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I was always taught that taking the Most High’s name in vain was by swearing or using it in the place of the infamous “F” bomb. I must admit that I don’t cuss or swear on any level and I have learned to give the Most High the Praise, that he and he alone is worthy of it. When taking his name in vain, we are not giving him the glory that he deserves which is more damaging.
Due to the greatness and glory of the name of the God of Israel, the Most High. The use of the Most High’s name should not bring dishonor to HIM. A person that using his name in vain is breaking one of the 10 commandments and will be held accountable. Even taken his name in an oath or vow can be devastating. We have to respect the name of the Most High in our words, actions, and deeds.
“As in Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name,” as the Messiah stated in Matthew 6:9 KJV.

4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
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But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

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For in six days, the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it. Exodus Chapter 20:8 -11 KJV


Keeping the Sabbath Day

Now this commandment poses a problem for most people that want to shop, go out to eat, wash their cars or fulfill all their fleshly desires on Saturday which is the actual Sabbath the seventh day of the week, not Sunday the first day of the week as most follow. It takes a real commitment, but it is required by the Most High God, for it is a sign of his faithful people to him. Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.

The attack on the Sabbath

The Catholic Church Claims:

“The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all the things, even the precepts of Christ.” — Decretal De Transtat, Espiscop. Cap

“The church is above the Bible, and this transference of Sabbath observance from Saturday to Sunday is proof positive of the fact.” Catholic Record London Ontario, September 1, 1923

“Perhaps the boldest thing, the most revolutionary change the church ever did happen in the first century. The holy day Sabbath was changed to Sunday… not from any directions noted in the scriptures, but from the church’s sense of its own power. People who think that the scripture should be the sole authority should logically become 7th Day Adventists and keep Saturday holy.” — Saint Catherines Catholic Church Sentinel, May 21, 1995

Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 5:12

The Archbishop of Baltimore James Cardinal Gibbons, also a Catholic educator 1877, died in 1921 stated in his book, The Faith of our fathers’ page 89, “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify. The Catholic Church correctly teaches that our Lord and His Apostles inculcated certain important duties of religion which are not recorded by the inspired writers…We must, therefore, conclude that the Scriptures alone cannot be a sufficient guide and rule of faith”  Even he had to acknowledge that the Sabbath is on the 7th day ( 6 pm to 6 pm), but he still chose to ignore it.

Sabbath in Friday 6 pm to  Saturday 6 pm which is a complete day (7th day)

Early believers kept the Saturday as the Sabbath until March 21, 321 CE when Pope Constantine passed a law requiring believers to worship on Sunday, the day Pagans worshipped the sun-god. Believers still kept Saturday as the Sabbath until another law was passed eleven years later. This law signed into a decree by Pope Constantine forbid believers to worship on the Sabbath (Saturday), and it was punishable by death by the Catholic Church. Many believers were burned alive and put to death because they chose to Obey the Laws and Commandments of Yahuah instead of the worthless traditions of men.

5. Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus Chapter 20:12 KJV

This is one with promise, that if you honor your father and mother, your days will be long on the earth. Some people are mistaken when they hear this commandment, some might think that it means for you to follow devilish parents and follow them to the pits of hell, but that is not so because the Most High warns if you love mother or father more than him, you are not worthy of being with Him.
So what is the true meaning of this statement? Clearly, it is stating that we are to appreciate our parents and value their wisdom?  As a child, we obey them by excepting their authority over us. We always are to treat them with respect, not talk to them in an angry tone or language. To honor is an acknowledgment with all due respect.

 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. Matthew 15:4 KJV

6. Thou shalt not kill. Exodus Chapter 20:13 KJV

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 Our ancestors for centuries were subjected to the captivity of many nations on earth. In the Americas they were in slavery while being beaten, punished, raped, killed, and slaughtered for years at the hands of our slave masters who justified their ruthless deeds from the Bible, I guess they forgot the part in the Bible that states, “Thou Shalt not Kill.” 

The shedding of innocent blood, taking matters in your own hands in a fit of rage, taking the life of another person with a cause or without. Repent!!! Keep the Most High’s commandments! 

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus Chapter 20:14 KJV

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Flee adultery, committing an act of having sexual relations with someone when you are married to someone else. Do not look at, entertain, spend time with no person that is not your wife or husband.

And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. Leviticus 20:10 KJV

Marriage is not to be taken lightly before you marry anyone, seek the Most High and let him lead you. Many look good on paper but the Most High knows the heart of the individual. Keep yourself pure from sexual sin while you wait on the Most High. Marriage is one of the greatest mysteries yet one that is taken lightly. Getting married is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, one that needs the urging and direction of the Most High. He knows the purpose and destiny and how to join you with. How can anyone begin to even speak on marriage or try giving counsel on marriage without first having a complete understanding and the complete comprehension on what a real biblical marriage is according to Scriptures? Biblical marriage is when the two bodies or flesh has now become one, by being on the same accord and having the same purpose, character, commitment, and understanding of the Most High God of Israel who created the covenant in the garden of Eden.

8. Thou shalt not steal. Exodus Chapter 20:15 KJV

Got your hands caught in the cookie jar again? 

The desire and act of stealing what belongs to another person.
Repent!!

9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Exodus Chapter 20:16 KJV

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A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape. Proverbs 19:5 KJV
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16-19
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish. Proverbs 19:9
Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor’s. Exodus Chapter 20: 17 KJV

The world entices you with the lure of brand names, especially those high-end designer logos like Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel or Hermes. Your quest to be as “The Joneses” down the street with their lavish lifestyle will drive you to the point of coveting his pretty wife, his lifestyle, and his material goods.  The promotions via billboards, television promotion, and following the Joneses all perpetuate this behavior. The lust of wanting to be seen as more than you really are. This society is based on what you have and what you look like. This attitude dictates and unrealistic notion of success. This is a fantasy mirrored by Hollywood. It’s not only that the more you care about impressing other people with your appearance, the more likely you will overspend. In fact, the more focused you are on your own thoughts, feelings, and impressions you make on others, the more you’ll seek outwardly-recognizable status symbols like handbags and overpriced clothing. The EGO is the ringleader with this disorder, the thrill to maintain a different reality, the reality that goods will make you happy. It is all vanity, as King Solomon stated in the bible. Vanity goes beyond just looking fabulous for others, it is about the praise and self-admiration that comes along with this behavior. We are to never think more highly of ourselves. This brings me to the theory by Leon Festinger in 1954, which centers on the initial belief that there is a drive within individuals to gain accurate self-evaluations. The theory explains how individuals evaluate their own opinions and abilities by comparing themselves to others in order to reduce uncertainty in these domains and learn how to define the self. Following the initial theory, research began to focus on social comparison as a way of self-enhancement, introducing the concepts of downward and upward comparisons and expanding the motivations of social comparisons. The downward social comparison is a great coping process because it allows you to view a bad situation by looking at others who are worse off than you (poorer, less attractive, more stressed) and concluding that things aren’t really so bad. An upward social comparison can cause you to berate yourself unnecessarily because you feel that you’re being outdone by your neighbors, comrades, family, co-workers, and Instagram-youtube-facebook friends. Your (EGO) desire to impress people that could care less about, but not realizing that this disorder can promote psychological disorders. At the end of the day is it really worth gaining the whole world than losing your soul? Material things or what others have don’t matter at the end of the day be thankful for what you have.

The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

The Rapper Extraordinaire

With such a Global market, the Phenomenon of Hip-Hop began in the 1970s with a host of talented rap-artists who spit out lyrical rhymes like nobody’s business. A group that emerged from this genre is the infamous Sugarhill Gang and many more who rapped about the hardships in the inner city. Through the years, Hip Hop has lost its luster and became a catalyst to the promotion of riches, promiscuous women, drugs, fame, sin, and materialism. It is encouraging to see a trailblazer emerge spreading the truth while acknowledging the Most High God of Israel.

Meet the handsome and talented 38-year-old, Canadian Rap Artist/businessman, Akshun Man, hailing from Montreal who spits out rhythms like nobody’s business.

What is your ancestry?

My family is of Cape Verdean / Angolan ancestry. I am an Israelite.

When did you come into the knowledge of who you are (as an Israelite) in the Most High? and how did that affect your life?

I came into the knowledge of self through a very long process of just studying self (and others which is all one anyway), the Word and through art, poetry in hip-hop form to be more precise. It affected my life in every way. It basically revealed who I indeed was, created in the image and likeness of the True and LIving Most High God which just makes life clearer, more peaceful, purposeful and fulfilling. Operating from that state just makes life way smoother going with the universal law as opposed to going against it through ignorance.

What advice would you give to young aspiring rap artists? or tips on starting their label?

I would say to love God with all your being. Trust and have Faith in Him and nothing else. Never give up on their dreams, believe in yourself and work harder than everybody else. Selah!

Does Colorism or Racism exist in Montreal? If so, what has been your experience?

Yes Racism exists pretty much everywhere in the world I think or almost at least but especially in 1st world countries indeed, so my personal experience is that in Montreal, its only white people touching money and fame but it ain’t even that much. It’s rare to see a person of a different ethnicity prosper without conforming somewhat to the system which is racist by default, so basically, people sell out their own people every day but over here it’s really not much it’s so petty it’s disgusting.

As a light-skinned male what obstacles or racism have you faced? And how did you deal with it?

Well growing up here was somewhat of an identity crisis, and you never really fit in anywhere, so I ended up developing myself into a very independent man, solitary at times but not lonely and very self-sufficient. How I dealt with it was through a powerful sense, knowledge, and understanding of self. Like the Great, Bob Marley said, ” I’m not on the white side, I’m not on the black side, I’m on God side.”

How do you feel about dark-skinned women and how are they treated in your neighborhood?

I love dark-skinned women, probably the most, but it is unfortunate how a lot of them are thinking its a shame nowadays. I guess from my humble perspective it seems like for so long the dark-skinned woman has been under and poorly represented in society to the point, where now they just doing all kind of stuff that is outside of their characters just for social acceptance. I see a lot of them date white guys, smoke cigarettes and do drugs. They live how white people live only to gain some kind of acceptance but at the same time they win recognition from that side is the same time, they lose respect and honor from people like me on this side.

Do you think men pay to much attention to what a woman looks like physically? What advice would you give to a man only looking for sex, not marriage?
Society in general definitely over-emphasizes physical appearance over moral or spiritual beauty. The advice I would give a man who only pays attention to physical occurrences of a woman, I would tell him that many demons have presented themselves through some of the most seductive women, so I would def ask him to be careful lol. For the man who only wants sex, I would tell him he has some growing up to do. A wise man once said, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing.”
What about a woman makes her virtuous?
The application of Virtue: 1 Humility. 2 Kindness. 3 Patience. 4 Diligence. 5 Charity. 6 Temperance. 7 Chastity. The more of these virtues manifest in her character, the more virtuous she is considered (and attractive ha).
Tell me something that no one knows about you?
Nobody knows I am immortal.

Dilemma 3 – "Racism"

What do they say we are….

NIGGERS * SPICS *COONS * DARKIES * BLACK * UGLY * MULATTOS *FEEBLE MINDED * UNFIT * IMBECILES * IMMORAL * CRIMINAL * CATTLE * SLAVES NEGROES * AFRO THIS OR THAT *MONKIES * SAVAGES * COLORED *JUNGLE BUNNIES * DIRT *JIGABOOS * ANIMALS *WET BACKS * SPOOKS *SAMBOO * ASIATIC BLACK MIXED * BIRACIAL* MULTIRACIAL * BURNT And so forth… Code words used to establish slavery.

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The differentness of races, moreover, is no evidence of superiority or of inferiority. This merely indicates that each race has certain gifts which the others do not possess. — Carter G. Woodson

Racism is truly the largest “Elephant in the room” the progenitor of hatred and slavery. It is the grandfather of Darkism and Colorism, The Apex of a belief system that one race is superior to the rest: animosity toward other races: a profound prejudice against black people or other ethnic groups based on color. Its core belief that people of different races have different qualities and abilities, and that some races are inherently superior or inferior to the other races. Slavery in America was the biggest catalyst for this kind of hate. First, let me demystify the proverbial reference to race. I call it – “the powerful illusion.” For the theory of race to exist there has to be a superior race and inferior race for the ideal of separation. The theory of race is a man-made system of classification created to division among people to classify people into certain groups. Classifying humans into various racial groups including a selection process of what color fits into what category. Is it redundant to say the least, many have brought into the lie? Think about it can we as people draw any scholarship on race based on what one looks like. Race a group of humans which the populations have divided into a group based on physical characteristics. Biologically speaking, traits are inherited non-concordantly through our ancestors, which means they are inherited independently. If we were to go on genetics alone there really isn’t a single genetic trait that distinguishes one race from another, even with varying degrees of melanin in the skin. Racism is an attitude aborted believing in a man made the illusion. If people that don’t know who they are they will believe, live, and thrive off of anything. You were sold to the nations, not for your destruction: but because ye moved God to wrath, ye were delivered unto the enemies. Baruch 4:6

The biggest progenitor of racism was slavery.

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There is a massive paper trail noting slavery in the United States of America but what about the four corners of the world where it all begin, that was similar to other forms of servitude practice where our people were kept enslaved. Like the Arabian, European slavery marketing of our people, which may be brutal of them all, like castration of young male genitals to make them eunuchs. The buck breaking and brutal rape of black women and children. The slave trade was in operation in the Arab world, Western Asia, Africa, and Europe beginning during the 19th century. The History of Arab Slavery in Africa by Owen Alik Shahadah (www.arabslavetrade.com) states in the relations and perfections section, ” Africans in the Indian Diaspora. The Afro-Arab relationship was riddled with complexities lined in a cultural nexus. And there is no doubt that racial discrimination against people of African origin was a hard reality. There is an escalation of racism as a casual association with Black Skin and Slave was made. And considering the era in which Islam emerged, it is therefore even more astounding and revolutionary to find such a strong tone of racial harmony and equality.”

The fate of black people from 1933 to 1945 in Nazi Germany and in German-occupied territories ranged from isolation to persecution, sterilization, medical experimentation, incarceration, brutality, and murder. However, there was no systematic program for their elimination as there was for Jews and other groups. Hitler wanted to ensure that white women did have children with black soldiers. Children birthed by German women and black men were often referred to as “Rhineland Bastards.” Rhineland bastard (German: Rheinland bastard) was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe multiracial children with Caucasian, German mothers who had been fathered by Africans serving with French colonial troops during the Occupation of the Rhineland after World War I. According to Nazi racial theory, these children were considered inferior to Aryan children and consigned to compulsory sterilization. I grew up in Germany and was often referred to as “War Baby” although it was because of my light skin, long hair, facial features, and ability to speak the language, I was treated as such. So we have established that most Germans like most Nordic people don’t like African people, this brings me to a discussion about…..

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Adolf Hitler

Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, the chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer (“leader”) of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of the Holocaust. Hitler remarked that “The Passing of the Great Race or the Racial Basis of European by Madison Grant was his bible. The difference between the Jew and Aryan is as insurmountable as that between black and white…. German has set a pattern which other nations must follow.

“On December 6, 1913, a team led by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt discovered a sculpture buried upside-down in the sandy rubble on the floor of the excavated workshop of the royal sculptor Thutmose in Amarna. A year later the Nefertiti bust was put on display in Berlin, countering the “English” Tut with a German appropriation of old glamour. Throughout the 20th century’s upheavals, the bust remained in German hands. It was revered by Hitler (who said, “I will never relinquish the head of the Queen”), hidden from Allied bombs in a salt mine and coveted by East Germany throughout the Cold War. Today it draws more than 500,000 visitors annually to Berlin’s Neues Museum.” reference: http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/nefertiti
Is it that beauty transcends even racism? Or was Hitler indeed, a racist?

I will provide excerpts from Hitler’s Book “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) where he clearly speaks his disrespect and disdain for Negroes (Black People) even going as far as to call us “Half Apes”, Blacks too were thrown in Concentration Camps and summarily sterilized because Hitler did not want Blacks having babies with German White Women. How Hitler really viewed blacks: Hitler skips the first recorded sin in the bible of Eve taking a bite out of some fruit tree to declare race mixing between blacks and his pure Aryan white blood was “The original sin of humanity” (MKp.624) Marcus Garvey said the same thing he believes in the purity of the negro race and purity of the white race” (Race First by Tony Martin p.22) Garvey was against miscegenation. And hated rich blacks marrying poor whites. The hybrid organization that would take over from the UNIA would be the NOI. Hitler was appalled at society, allowing blacks to become a lawyer, teacher, even a pastor. He thought it is criminal lunacy to keep on drilling a born half-ape ..while members of the highest culture-race must remain in unworthy positions” ( MKp.430) Hitler believed that the Blackman shouldn’t be allowed to keep his so-called “****** nation” Hitler also stated: “This world belongs only to the whole forceful man and not to the weak half man” ( MK p.257).
Hitler viewed the Blackman like Hollywood viewed the Blackman in The Birth of a Nation. In that woman, the Blackman’s eyes grow big in lust for a white woman. Hitler thought of us as a big King Kong gorilla. “Systematically these black parasites of the nation defile our inexperienced young blond girls and thereby destroy something which can no longer be replaced in this world” (MK p.562).
If Hitler would have won the war, the fate of the Blackman in this world has been slavery and cremation. On a scale of 1-10, his abuse would have been 10, but between 1619-1960’s in America, our miss treatment was a steady 8. I would invite curious students to read Hitler because he has so many relatives here in America like Hoover, The FBI, The KKK, etc. We prevent repeats of history by understanding our past.-(Austin, N.D.) The Nazis’ obsession with racial purity and eugenics was provoked and intensified in 1918, following Germany’s defeat in World War I. Under the terms of the peace treaty signed at Versailles, Germany was stripped of its African colonies and forced to submit to the occupation of the Rhineland. The deployment of African troops from the French provinces to police the territory incensed many Germans.
To many, it was the final humiliation that began with their 1918 defeat in the World War I. Germans complained bitterly in newspapers and propaganda films about African soldiers from the French colonial army having relations with their women. As soon as Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland in 1936, he retaliated by targeting black people living there. At least 400 mixed-race children were forcibly sterilized in the area by the end of 1937, while 400 others disappeared into camps Hitler thought that all people who weren’t blonde, blue-eyed, light-skinned and Germanic were inferior. This included Jews, Gypsies, anyone from the Middle East, Asians and black people. He was very bitter and unsportsmanlike when he had to award the gold medal to Jesse Owens during the 1936 Berlin Olympics and refused to shake his hand.
Few blacks were living in Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, and of the few, many were rounded up and put in concentration camps and forcibly sterilized or subjected to medical experiments.
References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler

He believed in a perfect Aryan race. He admired blue-eyed, white, blond haired people. He had a warped interpretation of Darwin’s Origin of Species and theory of natural selection and believed that the traditional German man (Aryan) was the fittest and the strongest, therefore everything else – Jews, Blacks, Asians, etc would have to be eliminated. — Dr. Yehoshua Ben Ephraim, 

My people have suffered great injustices at the hands of the Aryan/Nordic race, better known as the white man; still today, the slavery mentality is again stirring the pot of racism. I could only imagine the pain my ancestors endured at the hands of the slave masters. This man is a king among the princes of bigotry and hatred.

He skinned my people, castrated my brothers, raped my sisters and brutally murdered my people in recorded numbers in the name of Satan. He is the Devil incarnate!

This devil goes by the name of “King Leopold II” The man who killed more than 10 million people, yet is not seen as hideous. His persona and methods of punishment were as cruel as Hitler. He slaughtered and brutally killed a lot of African people, a lot of them where castrate, raped, and skinned alive. King Leopold II is a person that many believe should be put in the same sentence with Hitler, Stalin and other dictators of the modern world. However, he is not. It is funny that he is rarely part of the history books, and not many people are known for his actions and deeds. Leopold II is mostly remembered as the founder of the Congo Free State, a country that is nowadays known as the Democratic Republic of Congo. But what many do not know is that Leopold murdered more than 10 million people in Congo and exploited the country and its sources. He donated most of his property to Belgium in order to preserve it. Leopold ruled from 1865 and for the next 44 years until his death.

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To get a better understanding of King Leopold II and his thoughts, we distinguish some of the quotes he used during his speech in 1883. In the statement, Leopold tried to explain to “loyal” patriots in Belgium that what they do in Congo is rightful, and that they need to evangelize the “niggers.” Here are some quotes from the speech.

Teach the niggers to forget their heroes and to adore only ours. Never present a chair to a black that comes to visit you. Don’t give him more than one cigarette. Never invite him for dinner even if he gives you a chicken every time you arrive at his house; They know that to kill, to sleep with someone else’s wife, to lie and to insult is bad. Have the courage to admit it; you are not going to teach them what they know already; Your action will be directed essentially to the younger ones, for they won’t revolt when the recommendation of the priest is contradictory to their parent’s teachings. The children have to learn To obey what the missionary recommends, who is the father of their soul. You must singularly insist on their total submission and obedience, avoid developing the spirits in the schools, teach students to read and not to reason; Evangelize the niggers so that they stay forever in submission to the white colonialists, so they never revolt against the restraints they are undergoing. Recite every day – “happy are those who are weeping because the kingdom of God is for them.” Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_II_of_Belgium

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph. —Haile Selassie

With almost 8 billion people around the world and many prototypes of what science calls a “human being,” The physical traits of mankind have stood out since the time of Adam and Eve, through colonialism and slavery, tried to define what prototype was superior to the other, this is where the theory of race classification was started around the globe. Every member of mankind is from a nation not a race of people.

Negro Types: African, Shemites,and Canaanites

Caucasian Types: Nordic, Aryan, and Mediterraneans

Mongolian Types: Asians, Indians, Arabs

Common physical traits of mankind:

Negroids:

Have the most profound features of all they literally gravitate from the face Blonde to Black Hair, Skin tone Light brown to dark brown, any eye size or shape or color, medium to thick lips, wider or low bridged noses, some smaller noses in different parts of Africa. some.

Middle Eastern:

Any hair color type, Any eye color, Skin tone Pale to brown, thin to full lips, and High or low bridged noses.

Asians:

Monolid eyes make them unique have brown to black thick hair, monolid /double eyelid small brown/black eyes, Skin tone pale with yellow undertones to dark sandy brown, thin to medium lips.

Latinas (South America, Mexico, Puerto Ricans):

Facial features are dominant any hair color, texture thickness, Any eye shape or color, skin tone light tan to medium brown, Thin to medium lips, low bridged noses.

Aryan-Nordic Caucasians Descendants of Europe, or white people:

Skin is most coveted around the world by default Skin color is pale very fair- pinkish in tone, All eyes light colors to brown, Small straight low bridged noses or high bridged, Thin lips predominately, Hair is straight predominately.

Native American Indians:

The Nose is defined literally Skin type is light brown skin to dark, The skin color is not red, as is popularly supposed, but varies from very light to dark, dark brown eyes, prominent cheekbones, and straight black hair.

Arabs:

The Nose is the most distinguishing feature of their face Skin type is light to medium brown, dark to light eyes, high bridged long nose and thin to medium lips.

Indians:

Skin type light to dark brown, high bridged noses, any eye color, and thin to full lips.

Hawaiians, Polynesians, Samoans, Melanesians:

Clubby cheeks Skin type light to dark brown, flat wider – low bridged nose, hair color blonde to dark, and any eye color.

Aborigines:

Tan skin is flawless light to dark skin, low bridged wide noses, hair blonde to dark, any eye color but prominently dark eyes, and thin to full lips.

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Since the beginning of time, the Aryan race has always tried to define every race of the earth. They mark the white man as superior, genetically to all other races. Back in the 1800s a Swedish Botanist, Physician, and Zoologist Carl Linnaeus (The Father of Scientific Racism) are often called the Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in extensive use today (with many changes). In Systema Naturae, his ideas on classification have influenced generations of biologists during and after his own lifetime, even those opposed to the philosophical and theological roots of his work introduced 5 levels under Homo Sapiens based initially on the bases of skin hue or color. 1) European 2) Asiaticus 3) American 4) Monstrous 5) Africanus. The premise was to make Caucasian, Europeans white superior to the rest of the races in the classification process. Another example of classification came from German Physician, Naturalist, Physiologist, and Anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach. He was one of the first to explore the study of mankind as an aspect of natural history. His teachings in comparative anatomy were applied to the classification of what he called human races, of which he determined there to be five. Blumenbach’s work included his description of sixty human crania (skulls) published initially been in fascicules as Decas cranium (Göttingen, 1790–1828). This was a founding work for other scientists in the field of craniometry. He divided the human species into five races in 1779, later founded on crania research (description of human skulls.) His teachings in comparative anatomy were applied to the classification of what he called human races. In which he determined there to be five: the Caucasian or white race, the Mongolian or yellow race, including all East Asians and some Central Asians, the Malayan or brown race, including Southeast Asian and Pacific Islanders, the Ethiopian or black race, including sub-Saharan Africans, the American or red race, including American Indians. Johann studies are yet another example of white supremacy around the world.

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And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever. Jeremiah 17:4 King James Version Bible We were left serving our enemies and their Gods. Where did we originate from, what was our backstory? The History of the Negro is the history of a people that have been mistreated, tortured, feared, deemed unworthy and not human, a people lacking understanding of who they are, every nation in the world there is a back story. How did we get into this predicament? It was through our disobedience to our creator. And through that disobedience we were … And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by way of which I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies as bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you. Deuteronomy 28: 68. We came by ways of slave ships to the Americas and the 4 corners of the world. We did we suffer such an injustice? It was through our disobedience to the Most High God and not keep his commandments. It would appear that society wants us to forget “Slavery,” but they will go on about the Jewish Holocaust forever. Our Past is relevant to our future, it was our past that shows us the way. We woke up in a world where lightness, whiteness is valued around the world through lies, brain-washing, manipulation, racism, slavery misconceptions, and fallacies. Well known by the complexity of the Bywords they call us in a specific time and place. Let’s take “Black” for an example black relates to evil, a color that has no hue a color value that has no shade as a result of the absorption of nearly all light from all visible wavelengths. How long will we identify with these bywords? They call us Niggers, Darkies, Black, African, Mulatto, Half-breeds, Savages, and Coons all by words created during slavery to brainwash us and keep us captive from our true identity. The Trans – Atlantic Slave Trade in 1450 in 1619, America joined the Trans – Atlantic Trade. Over 100 million slaves lost their heritage their lives, which were the biggest massacre of people in the world.

 

White Privilege / Black Exclusion

They say we are lazy, but we built this country… They say we lack intelligence but have birthed some of the most brilliant minds. They say we can’t do it, but we have always overcome adversity… They say nothing but in the eyes of the Most High we are somebody…
Economical Freedom brings despair…. Black Wallstreet
Let’s stroll down memory lane, shall we? Who knew that Tulsa Oklahoma the home of the white evangelical Christian had so much history, that is black history. It birthed the term “Black Wall Street” in which black people had the power to lead in business developments. Tulsa Oklahoma is also notorious for the streets: Greenwood, Archer, and Pine, famous streets known in North Tulsa. After all, the popular group “The Gap Band” pinned the roads to form the band’s name. While in Tulsa, I would often hear the local speak about how great Tulsa was back then, they should take great pride in their once thriving communities. Although Tulsa is thriving now for some, it fails in comparison to what it once was. The store windows are often seeing adorning metal bars to keep the criminals out. There is a substantial distinction between North and South Tulsa. In south Tulsa predominately white, while north Tulsa is predominately black. In north Tulsa, most of the businesses have bars on the windows with the infiltration of gangs such as the blood and the crips from California they had no choice but to take this course of action to protect their properties. Now in 2017, the remnant of gangs is gone, but economic despair still lingers. The date was June 1, 1921, when “Black Wall Street,” the name was fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving 36-Black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering–a model community destroyed, and a significant African-American economic movement resoundingly defused. The night’s carnage left some 3,000 African Americans dead, and over 600 successful businesses lost. Among these were 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, and two movie theaters, plus a hospital, a bank, a post office, libraries, schools, law offices, a half dozen private airplanes, and even a bus system. As could have been expected the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with ranking city officials, and many other sympathizers. http://www.blackwallstreet.freeservers.com/

In their self-published book, Black Wallstreet: A Lost Dream, and its companion video documentary, Black Wallstreet: A Black Holocaust in America!, the authors have chronicled for the very first time in the words of area historians and elderly survivors what really happened there on that fateful summer day in 1921 and why it happened. Wallace similarly explained to me why this bloody event from the turn of the century seems to have had a recurring effect that is being felt in predominately Black neighborhoods even to this day.

According to Nielson, African-Americans currently hold a buying power of $1 trillion, a number that’s estimated to reach $1.3 trillion by 2017 and they’re blowing a lot of those bills on cosmetics spending nine times more on ethnic- targeted beauty and grooming products than the general market. The black woman, in particular, spends an estimated $7.5 billion annually on beauty products, shelling and twice as much on skin care as their non-black counterparts. Yet they’re underserved by the cosmetics industry throughout history.
Resilient Receptive and Relevant: The African American Consumer
African Americans spend more than any other group: Watch 37 % more television Read 28% more financial magazines Buy 9 times more ethnic beauty and grooming products Make 8 times more shopping trips Spend 2 times as much time on personal hosted websites (source; Resilient Receptive and Relevant: The African American Consumer) Ask Men.

Caucasian the descendants of the Aryan/Nordic Race (white people) have inherent advantages around the world.

The white concession or privilege are provisos for the social order of opportunities that benefit Nordic/Aryan people (white people) in countries where the populous is predominately white beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. The term designate advantages that white persons know they are the recipients of during slavery it was quite apparent. This is unspoken prejudice mixed with a biased account of being fortunate to receive advancement due to skin color. The conclusion can be seen in the recipients private, relationships, professional, relational, educational, occupations, and personal contexts. The concept of white privilege is universal not limited to a particular place in the earth through colonization; it has spread to the four corners of the world.

1. White people earn more money

My interview with Daphne, she is a black hand model. Q: Do you think white people earn more money than black people? Daphne: Yes, I know the modeling does those things too. Q: Explain? Daphne: I make around 1000K for a photo shoot featuring my hands, while a lot of the white hand models make around 10000K per photo shoot. There is a lot of prejudice in the modeling industry, and that determines what we get as models. Families of color will soon make up a majority of the population, but most continue to fall behind whites in building wealth. In 1963, the average wealth of white families was $117,000 higher than the average wealth of nonwhite families. By 2013, the average wealth of white families was over $500,000 higher than the average wealth of African American families ($95,000) and of Hispanic families ($112,000) sources: Survey of Financial Characteristics of Consumers 1962 (December 31), Survey of Changes in Family Finances 1963, and Survey of Consumer Finances 1983–2013.

2. Favored more in terms of getting a job

My interview with Derrick, a black man that holds a masters degree in accounting. Q: With your master’s degree, has it been easy to find work? Derrick: No. They tell me I am over qualified or they have no work for me. Q: Why do you think that is? Derrick: Racism Q: Explain? Derrick: I went to a well-known bank. I was interviewing for a job as an account manager. There was another guy there interviewing as well for the same position. We struck up a conversation, he let me know he had only a high school education with no banking experience. One week later, I received a letter stating that I was not chosen for this particular position, that my resume would be kept on file. A month then, I went to the bank for some business, and I saw the same guy there, he was now the account manager. Now that is racism. In the article (www.cepr.net) titled, Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers? June 2013, by Janelle Jones and John Schmitt, they state that… Over the past three decades, the “human capital” of the employed black workforce has increased enormously. In 1979, only one-in-ten (10.4 percent) black workers had a four-year college degree or more. By 2011, more than one in four (26.2 percent) had a college education or more. Over the same period, the share of black workers with less than a high school degree fell from almost one-third (31.6 percent) to only about one in 20 (5.3 percent) … This article clearly shows that blacks are least hired among the other nations. 3. More likely have lesser sentences for crimes compared to black men. We live in a country where a white man will get less time for killing his black wife, than a black man robbing a liquor store. In an article in Wall Street Journal by Joe Palazzolo, “Racial Gap in Men’s Sentencing” February 14th, 2013 it declares that “Prison sentences of black men were nearly 20% longer than those of white men for similar crimes in recent years, an analysis by the U.S. Sentencing Commission found. That racial gap has widened since the Supreme Court restored judicial discretion in sentencing in 2005, according to the Sentencing Commission’s findings, which were submitted to Congress last month and released publicly this week.”

4. Depicted as saints in the media

They are depicted as saints, but a lot of crimes are perpetrated by whites as well. In the article “Mass Media in the White Man’s World” by Christy La Pierre (/web.stanford.edu) Poverty & Prejudice: Media and Race June 4, 1999, Christy states, “In the eyes of many minority groups, the mass media produced in the United States may be a reflection of Anglo views regarding non-Anglo communities. “The dominant culture must constantly strive to expand its hegemony while fending off challenges and interventions from the very classes and groups it seeks to subjugate,” (Split Image, African Americans in the Mass Media, pg. 6). In American society, by reproducing the ideological hegemony of the dominant white culture, the mass media help to legitimate the inequalities in class and race relations. Two underrepresented and misrepresented minorities in the media today and in the past are African-Americans and Latinos. African-Americans and Latinos have experienced discrimination for years through print news and entertainment television. Not surprisingly, both of these mediums have been dominated by the Anglo-culture and have therefore been structured to harbor the needs and communicate the ideas of this ruling class.” Our people have suffered the most brutal instances of hate crimes, not to mention black on black crime. Most recently, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white gunman who killed nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17th was arrested on June 18, 2015. He was immediately forgiven by the family members of the murdered. He is definitely a victim of white privilege no matter what they do to others. The police were concerned with his safety, other than his crime. Black men have been beaten, tortured, and killed endlessly in America and around the world for their color of skin. Where is the justice? A white woman poses as a black woman, funny how people of the other nations are forgiven of their bounty, in this case, Rachel Dolezal President of NAACP Chapter from Spokane Washington, the blacks embraced her, think about how often black women are ridiculed for trying to be white. Rachel may indeed be a great person with her exploits for the NAACP, but integrity in the public eyes is fundamental as well. Self-hatred among blacks You hate me, I hate me too… Black people always want to be something they are not, if they have one drop of Indian blood in them, then they are half Indian, we are what our fathers are, our lineage is determined by what nation our father is. It is like there is a lousy enigma with being associated with being black. Why should we hate the color of your skin? The texture of our hair? The Shape of your nose and lips. We are unique among the nations. Our looks are rare. The other countries are a carbon copy of each other in terms of beauty. If we were to embrace our naturalness, we would have the uniqueness everyone would desire.
We are the trendsetters, they copy our style. Through history and now today they want our full lips, our ample behinds, and tanned skin. Wake up people there is no reason to hate each other but appreciate our God-given Beauty. Are we suffering from amnesia? White supremacy, slavery, and colonization really did a job on the psyche of the people of color. They have convinced us that we are ugly, worthless, and inhuman. They copy our music, our style, our looks, our culture, but it is the self-hatred among ourselves that has become problematic or shall I say, “‘the elephant in the room.”
Every other nation of people supports their own in word and deed. With people of color (blacks) there is a defined perpetual race war with themselves. Even in this day and age, we are yet still slaves in our minds, actions, and deeds. We are the only people that look at light skin and dark skin among blacks as to different nationalities. I have seen many times – Light skin women speak against the more colored skin women as if they are dirt and not worthy and have witnessed darker skin women treat the lighter skin different because they felt they were better. So if the shoe fits wear it, this must stop we are all on the same ship sailing through life as the dark nation of people. To the average white person, we all are dark. The Truth I think the whole theory of light skin vs. dark skin is superfluous, stupid, and redundant. It lacks intelligence, perception, and common sense. Why does it matter? This whole thing was conceived through white supremacy, the enslavement of our people, it will never validate who we are as a people or nation.
Dark skin women are not placed on a pedestal, but light skinned black women are put on pedestals by other black people. In society, white women are the only ones that can claim ownership of the foundation worldwide. White supremacy is to blame having their images valued and celebrated over all other nations. Occasionally the mainstream will appreciate a none white woman or man this is on purpose. And it’s so sinister depriving a person of color of their privilege and immunity that uncritical folks can’t discern that they have been repeatedly told by media what they should prefer, who is beautiful, and what skin color is this internalized devaluation is a way of life. At the end of the day if your black, light, or dark, you will receive the same judgment. View by white standards, light by black standards.

My interview with Natasha, a fashion model

Q: Do you think white privilege exists? And if so, how has it affected your life? Natasha: Its really no secret in the fashion industry that white models are the most famous, there is a bias of white privilege as a white model. I got lots of work as a model and its because I am white. Q: How are the black models treated? Natasha: I think if it weren’t for affirmative action on behalf of black models, there would not be any black models. In a show in Paris over a year ago, I overheard a prominent designer (I won’t say his name) called black models “monkies” or colored tokens of appreciation not as someone really worthy to be a model. White women rule this industry, we got all the contracts, deals, and endorsements. Q: Is that a view that you share as well? Natasha: No not at all, you know I think you are one of the prettiest women with your beautiful eyes and I love your vanilla-ish- brownish skin. I also love Naomi Campbell; she is a lot darker than you. Q: Anything else you want to add about your white privilege? Natasha: Yes, I forgot to mention that with this privilege, I have been able to travel around the world and have my pick of me really wealthy men. I hope in time, things will change.

My interview with Bianca, a German, one of my best friends since childhood.

Q: Do you think “White Privilege” exists? Bianca: I think Racism exists that is really white privilege.  Q: Has white privilege affected your life? Bianca: There is also a hierarchy with white women, the blondes rule. So on that list with my dark hair and dark eyes, my place on the beauty list is at the end. I think that a lot of the privilege is based on your overall look like being skinny, but I noticed when I gained weight, no one looks at me anymore. Q: Do you think black women are judged more harshly because of skin color, other than white women? Bianca: Yes, in some cases, but I remember everyone was always in awe of you, so maybe it just with darker black women they experience so much more hatred. Q: As a white woman, honestly, how do people talk in presence as regards to black women? Bianca: There is still a lot of racism in the world, they speak against blacks all the time. The exception to the rule are the lighter ones who seem to get some praise, but in the trick bag, all are viewed as black with the same harsh treatments. Little do they know that the ones they despise are the very elect of God.

It seems as though the initial argument about slavery is the definite “racism” attached to it. But for centuries prior, my people have experienced racism. We as a people were in slavery before by several empires prior. Has anyone ever that of where the racism originated from? Or do we look into a narrow window never realizing we can open it all the way. What started the initial hate, the anger coming from a people (white people), hating us for no apparent reason just because of the color of our skin. Think about it what really makes the white woman next to you better? Is it because she is a few shades lighter, her hair is straighter, and her eyes are lighter? What really turned a skin color into a full out assault on black people? And this is the brown girl and boy dilemma.

Does the color of your skin give you inherent advantages around the world?

Through the adoption of racism – the white concession or privilege are provisos for the social order of privileges that benefit Nordic/Aryan people (white people) in countries where the populous is predominately white beyond what is commonly experienced by non-white people under the same social, political, or economic circumstances. The term designate advantages that white persons know they are the recipients of during slavery it was quit apparent. This is unspoken prejudice mixed with a bias account of being fortunate to receive advancement due to skin color. The conclusion can be seen in the recipients private, relationships, professional, relational, educational, occupations, and personal contexts. The concept of white privilege is universal not limited to a particular place in the earth through colonization it has spread to the four corners of the world.

1. White people earn more money… My interview with Daphne, she is a black hand model

Q: Do you think white people earn more money than black people? Daphne: Yes, I know in the modeling industry they do. Q: Explain ? Daphne: I make around 1000K for a photo shoot featuring my hands, while a lot of the white hand models make around 10000K per photo shoot. There is a lot of prejudice in the modeling industry, and that determines what we get as models.

2. Favored more in terms of getting a job… My interview with Derrick, a black man that holds a masters degree in accounting.

Q: With your masters degree has it been easy to find work? Derrick: No. They tell me I am over qualified or they have no work for me. Q: Why do you think that is? Derrick: Racism Q: Explain? Derrick: I went to a well known bank. I was interviewing for a job as a account manager. There was another guy there interviewing as well for the same position. We struck up a conversation, he let me know he had only a high school education with no banking experience. One week later, I received a letter stating that I was not chosen for this particular position, that my resume would be kept on file. A month later, I went to the bank for some business and I saw the same guy there, he was now the account manager. Now that is racism.

Families of color will soon make up a majority of the population, but most continue to fall behind whites in building wealth. In 1963, the average wealth of white families was $117,000 higher than the average wealth of nonwhite families. By 2013, the average wealth of white families was over $500,000 higher than the average wealth of African American families ($95,000) and of Hispanic families ($112,000) sources: Survey of Financial Characteristics of Consumers 1962 (December 31), Survey of Changes in Family Finances 1963, and Survey of Consumer Finances 1983–2013.

 The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

Dilemma 52 – "The Haters"


A white woman poses as a black woman, funny how people of the other nations are forgiven of her bounty, in this case, Rachel Dolezal President of NAACP Chapter from Spokane Washington, the blacks embraced her, think about how often black women are ridiculed for trying to be white. Rachel may indeed be a great person with her exploits for the NAACP, but integrity in the public eyes is fundamental as well.
Rachel Dolezal (left to right) These photographs are the property of their respective owners.
Self-hatred among blacks “You hate me, I hate me too…” Black people always want to be something they are not, if they have one drop of Indian blood in them, then they are half Indian, we are what our fathers are, our lineage is determined by what nation our father is. It is like there is a lousy enigma with being associated with being black. Why should we hate the color of your skin? The texture of our hair? The Shape of your nose and lips. We are unique among the nations. Our looks are rare. The other countries are a carbon copy of each other in terms of beauty. If we were to embrace our naturalness, we would have the uniqueness everyone would desire.
We are the trendsetters, they copy our style. Through history and now today they want our full lips, our ample behinds, and tanned skin. Wake up people there is no reason to hate each other but appreciate our God-given Beauty. Are we suffering from amnesia? White supremacy, slavery, and colonization really did a job on the psyche of the people of color. They have convinced us that we are ugly, worthless, and inhuman. They copy our music, our style, our looks, our culture, but it is the self-hatred among ourselves that has become problematic or shall I say, “‘the elephant in the room.”
Every other nation of people supports their own in word and deed. With people of color (blacks) there is a defined perpetual race war with themselves. Even in this day and age, we are yet still slaves in our minds, actions, and deeds. We are the only people that look at light skin and dark skin among blacks as to different nationalities. I have seen many times – Light skin women speak against the more colored skin women as if they are dirt and not worthy and have witnessed darker skin women treat the lighter skin different because they felt they were better. So if the shoe fits wear it, this must stop we are all on the same ship sailing through life as the dark nation of people. To the average white person, we all are dark.  The Truth I think the whole theory of light skin vs. dark skin is superfluous, stupid, and redundant. It lacks intelligence, perception, and common sense. Why does it matter? This whole thing was conceived through white supremacy, the enslavement of our people, it will never validate who we are as a people or nation. Dark skin women are not placed on a pedestal, but light skinned black women are put on pedestals by other black people. In society, white women are the only ones that can claim ownership of the foundation worldwide. White supremacy is to blame having their images valued and celebrated over all other nations. Occasionally the mainstream will appreciate a none white woman or man this is on purpose. And it’s so sinister depriving a person of color of their privilege and immunity that uncritical folks can’t discern that they have been repeatedly told by media what they should prefer, who is beautiful, and what skin color is this internalized devaluation is a way of life.  At the end of the day if your black, light, or dark,  you will receive the same judgment. View by white standards, light by black standards.

The Hater Syndrome

Okay if you made it to this point, I went over what you must possess to be considered a woman of the Most High, the attributes and behaviors. Does this sound familiar?

These photographs are the property of their respective owners.
Typical conversations among women.
Lady 1: She is gorgeous
Lady 2: Girl, you should see her when she takes off the weave and makeup then say that.
Or
Lady 3: She is cute.
Lady 4: She thinks she is all that.

Lady 2 and 4 are quite typical little did they know I don’t wear weave and never have. I have always had long hair. As far as makeup well I sometimes wear mascara, maybe some lipstick. Do we, as people expect, people on social media to say something positive, supportive, or convey a definite compliment. These people are cowards hiding behind a computer screen so their lives may be hell, so they want to make your hell to. I remember like over a decade ago, has done some modeling, my photo was featured online on a website, but it was under the wrong name. It was kind of funny how there was an ongoing conversation about my looks, and I’m sure that most of these people never seen me in person. I read the comments:

She looks like a big plastic blowup doll
Is she Somalian? No she cheeks are too chubby to be Somalian, but he is stunning.
She is as pretty as Halle Berry
In a room of women, she would stand out, but I don’t think the other beautiful women would go unnoticed.
She looks like a witch
I bet she’s an evil bitch she is too pretty.
Her eyes make her look possessed I bet her man has to cover his eyes when they have sex
I bet she has had some work done; she is to perfect.
She is cute for a biracial girl
She could earn 8000 dollars a night at a strip club that is until her novelty runs out.
Her hair is a weave (No its not)
Is she real? (Yes I am)
She is hella fine. I would date her, f*** her, and then leave her ass
I hate this yellow bitch.
I wish she would die of an aneurysm
Y’all only think she is pretty because she is light skinned.

A hater? Yes. Sadly a woman is often measured by the eyes of haters. By the things, she cannot control. She is measured by the way her body curves or doesn’t curve, by the way, it sticks out or sticks in. The wooliness of her hair or the lack thereof. The hue of her skin or the darkness of it. The attractiveness of her face or the ugliness. The education or the job she possesses. The material goods that she has acquired or doesn’t have. What is one to do take to heart the comments of the hater. A hater is someone that envies what another one has that they want. Their main goal is to make you feel bad for what you have been born with or blessed with. I have never been one to hate on someone because they are pretty or have earthly possessions. This is all preposterous, hating on anyone is not going to get you what they have. I have been confident in myself, to appreciate another woman’s beauty or possessions. I compliment them, sincerely. The Most High made us all unique and special. A hater is someone that envies what another one has that they want.

If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. John 15:18 The main point to drive home about hate is that they hated the Messiah (Christ) so if we are called by his name, then they will hate us too. So count it all joy, you must be doing something right.

Criticism

Criticism comes in many forms, one form is “Constructive criticism.” Your black dress is more acceptable for the Opera than the white dress. It aims to show that the intent or purpose of something is better served by an alternative approach. In this case, making the criticism is not necessarily estimated as being wrong, and its reason for existence is reverential. Constructive criticisms are often suggestions for improvement – how things could be done better or more acceptable. They draw attention to how an identified problem could be solved or how it could be solved better. Constructive criticism is more likely to be embraced if the objection is timely, transparent, specific, detailed, and actionable.

Negative Criticism

Friends and family members are the culprits of criticism. Most people are not sure how to handle it? They often feel that they can say anything to you with no response. I am sure that most of us have swollen lips, as we often have to bite them from saying something we shouldn’t. Trust me, I often clamped my mouth, but to no avail, it persists. I think often people speak with an undercurrent of envy or lack of knowledge. Here are some tips that will help when you have to deal with people who continuously criticize your every move. You can’t always control how other people act or what they say, but we can forever change our own behavior to better deal with the situation. Like my late husband always said to me, “Consider the source.”

“Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30 KJV

I’ve never been the type to make a lot of female friends except for a group of close ones. Women don’t positively respond to me, especially the worldly ones, the ones absent of the truth of the Most High. I find myself having to defend my beauty for as long as I can remember, I’ve been hated because of the way I look. I know that beauty is something that can’t be ignored. I always seemed to invoke compliments such as your the most beautiful woman I have ever seen, you should be a model, you look like a movie star. It came to the point when someone passes me a compliment I feel funny like I wanted them to leave; I grew up knowing I would get attention because of my beauty. I am not touched by the praises of man could change without warning. What is not apparent is the inner man something no one can see the truth be told that is what touches me the most my inner beauty.

Do we as people expect, people on social media to say something positive, supportive, or convey a positive compliment. These people are cowards hiding behind a computer screen, so their live may be hell so they want to make yours hell to. I remember like over a decade ago, having done some modeling, my photo was featured online on a website but it was under the wrong name. It was kind of funny how there was an on going conversation about my looks and I’m sure that most of these people never seen me in person. I read the comments:

She looks like a big plastic blowup doll.  Is she Somalian? No she cheeks are too chubby to be Somalian but he is stunning. She is as pretty as Halle Berry.  In a room, of women, she would stand out, but I don’t think the other beautiful women would go unnoticed. She looks like a witch I bet she’s an evil bitch she is too pretty.  Her eyes make her look possessed I bet her man has to cover his eyes when they have sex.  I bet she has had some work done she is to perfect.  She is cute for a biracial girl. She could earn 8000 dollars a night at a strip club that is until her novelty runs out.  Her hair is a weave.  Is she real?  I would date her and then leave her ass.  I hate this yellow bitch I wish she would die of an aneurysm.  Y’all only think she is pretty because she is light skinned.

Most people live in a closed box and don’t know anything other than what is placed for them in a box. Since the beginning of western civilization, we have been taught what is right and what is wrong by our slave master. In Willie Lynch days, he has an eloquently devised plan to separate our people according to class and looks. Which placed our people into a pitiless competition with one another. Today, black people still seem to embody that spirit of envy. You would like that through slavery, the civil rights era, etc.… our people would have bonded together more, or even been more supportive of each other’s pursuits. After all, all other nations bond together, start businesses and give each additional moral support. But where the black people stand, is a bit more grudge mental, to say the least. Once a black person achieves a level of success, they don’t support their own community. Is there secret envy that plagues our people? Yes. Do not envy. We have all been given a talent.. And that talent will make room for us and bring us before great men. We all have something that contributes to the body… as the hand provides to the arm.

“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16 KJV The handout – syndrome. Really I ask? I notice that when a black person comes out with a product, book or some service. Other black people want to get it free or ask can you give them a complimentary copy. But note that they never ask the white entrepreneurs can they get something free. They pay full price. Most black people envy each other while secretly longing for failure to come to a person. It has been documented that blacks spend less or invest less in black-owned businesses. According to Nielson rating, that black spending power will reach over 1 trillion dollars in a few years. The spending power among blacks is enormous, yet hardly any of it goes back into the community.

It is no secret that blacks are extremely talented the world over. We need to adopt the motto – we need to spread the wealth. The Most High gives you talents for your needs to be met and to help our people advance. But the world systems are saying that “I got mine now you get yours.” 

A faithfull friend is a strong defence: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure. Ecclesiasticus 6:14 KJV

Photo courtesy of Akshun Man

True friends generally, fit into one of the three categories, such as Outer Court, Inner Court, and Holies of Holies.

1. Outer Court: You share general things with them with a level of caution.

Fair-weather friends, Neighbors, Associates, Haters, People with hidden agendas or People you meet on the streets.

2. Inner Court: There is some trust that you share more intimate things with them.

Mentors, boyfriends/girlfriends, and some Relatives

3. Holy of Holies: You trust them with all your secrets and your life.

Spouses, Best Friends, Like minded people, there when hardship or difficulty rears its head, loyal friends that have stood the test of time and sticks closer than a brother.

Instead of constantly surrounding yourself with like-minded people, try to break out of your comfort zone and befriend people who hold opposing views. They will help open your eyes to different world views and you’ll learn to accept people who don’t see the world exactly the way you see it.

Instead of a friend become not an enemy; for thereby thou shalt inherit an ill name, shame, and reproach: even so, shall a sinner that hath a double tongue. Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul is not torn in pieces as a bull straying alone. Thou shalt eat up thy leaves, and lose thy fruit, and leave thyself as a dry tree. A wicked soul shall destroy him that hath it, and shall make him laugh to the scorn of his enemies. The sweet language will multiply friends: and a fairspeaking tongue will increase kind greetings. Be in peace with many: nevertheless, have but one counsellor of a thousand. If thou wouldest, get a friend, prove him first and be not hasty to credit him. For some man is a friend for his own occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble. And there is a friend, who being turned to enmity, and strife will discover thy reproach. Again, some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction. A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such a one hath found a treasure. Nothing doth countervail a loyal friend, and his excellency is invaluable. A faithful friend is the medicine of life, and they that fear the Lord shall find him. Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright: for as he is, so shall his neighbor be also. Ecclesiasticus chapter 6: 1-10, 14-17 KJV

1. Get closer to the Most High (read the bible and pray)

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3 Discovering who you are in the Most High is the key to life. We all are given one life, and we must know our purpose for living. It is more significant than you think.

2. Become your biggest cheerleader and motivator.

“And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6 Daily read quotes and scriptures to motivate yourself. Tell yourself, you can do it,… I can make it… In life, most of the time, you will not have people around to encourage you so you must promote yourself. I know that I am my biggest cheerleader, and I always have been.

3. Take care of yourself

What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? Eat right, work out, and pamper yourself. Trust nobody can say anything to you when you are healthy.

4. Don’t listen to people. Don’t fear them they have no power over you.

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28 If they are not an expert in an area don’t listen, nobody opinion matters. That is just like a person with cancer or diabetes, telling you how to eat. I don’t share a lot of my life with people around me because it often triggers insecurities in people they become volatile to you. That way, you keep them at bay because your life is your own, and they don’t get to own your destiny.

5. Get rid of toxic people.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful Psalms 1:1

We have no business being with sinners in the form of toxic people. If a friend or relative is causing emotional damage in your life, this is a sign of a toxic person. Sinners or toxic people drain the life out of you with their negativity. They suck the joy and peace out of your psyche with gossip, selfishness, or extreme dependency, know it all attitude, glory hoarder, and narcissism. Most times going into crying sessions making it all about them, and how they have been done wrong.Y’all only think she is pretty because she is light skinned

If the world hates you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. John 15:18 The main point to drive home about hate is that they hated the Messiah (Christ) so if we are called by his name, then they will hate us to. So count it all joy, you must be doing something right. Criticism may be the sister of hate. Criticism comes in many forms, one form is “Constructive criticism.” Your black dress is more acceptable for the Opera than the white dress.

It aims to show that the intent or purpose of something is better served by an alternative approach. In this case, making the criticism is not necessarily estimated as being wrong, and its reason for existence is reverential. Constructive criticisms are often suggestions for improvement – how things could be done better or more acceptable. They draw attention to how an identified problem could be solved, or how it could be solved better. Constructive criticism is more likely to be embraced if the criticism is timely, clear, specific, detailed and actionable.

Nevertheless, I persisted.

 The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV

Dilemma 19 – "Good Hair"

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COMMON THINGS SPOKEN ABOUT HAIR TYPE 3A – 4C:

Coily Hair

You need to straighten it, unkept! Do something with your hair. It is nappy, you look ugly, you need a weave, go and rectify it. I like you better with straight hair.

Permed Hair

You don’t love yourself, go natural! Trying to be something your not.

Curly Hair

You have some good hair. It is too wild needs to be straight. What are you mixed with?

Straight Hair

Ideal with the masses, the universal standard of hair beauty.

Most black women testify that perms, pressing combs, and relaxers make their hair more manageable. Who is the inventor of the relaxer? In 1877, the relaxer was created by accident by Garrett A. Morgan the same man that invented the traffic signal. This allowed for women and men of color to have the straight hair like their white counterparts for 100’s of years. The perm was referred as “ creamy crack” in Chris Rock’s “Good Hair Documentary” a must see if you haven’t seen it already it exposes the dangers and chemicals found in the hair treatments. Natural Hair is the best it is at its healthiest, free of chemicals and it grows fast! The chemicals in the relaxer treatments maybe damaging but many women will argue the fact that having a relaxer has contributed to their back length hair if it is taken care of.

All photographs are the property of their respective owners.

Black hair is a target of “texturism.” The question is, “why has the world scrutinized our hair?” While we are burning it with chemicals and heating tools, and tearing it out with weaves and glue. For 400 years +, the general population of black people has been imparted to by white people that their hair texture and skin is superior to that of black hair and black skin. This welcomed the birth of a hair obsession. A majority of blacks perceive straight, silky, and soft hair as best. When in fact, wooly hair is scientifically superior to straight hair. Coiled hair acts as antennae conducting the electromagnetic energies of the sun. These are the benefits that our ancestors had in the cotton fields in intense heat. Kinky, afros, nappy, curly, pressed, permed, weaves, or smooth flow? What is our obsession with hair, and how does it affect our perceptions of what is considered attractive? This differentiation of various textures of hair that disregards our hair as being good that sociological programming still continues today.

For as long as I remember people often asked me after examining my mid back length hair, “Is all that hair yours?” or “Do you have Indian in your family?“ In the literal sense of logic or even common sense what they are saying to me is that a black female can’t have long hair unless she is mixed with something. Now, this thought process was first initiated by Willie Lynch back in slavery times and is still relevant today. So the term “Nappy” was created by the white man and was adopted for centuries by black people, but in reality, our hair has a helix (spiral) pattern. It’s the same pattern as whirlwinds and sound waves and DNA. Our hair is meant to grow outward like a tree, not downward like a cascading waterfall. When our hair is given proper care, it’s fluffy soft. Not only that, our hair is high-volume, high-definition. Our hair doesn’t hang down, it’s not limp, lifeless and flat, it never lacks volume, and you’ll never see a sister wearing a “bump-it” to get the illusion of voluminous hair. We don’t need it. We can take our wool from kinky to curly to wavy to straight and back to kinky again if that’s our desire. Our hair can even defy gravity and do so naturally. Others can’t. Our hair is a glorious crown, the “original” crown. Look how a head is designed! So, when you see these so-called European royalty women wearing a top. They are imitating the beauty of our hair! Wow isn’t that amazing! For black women, the straight hair bias is the culprit of texture prejudice that privileges the white woman’s texture as the supreme texture of hair. Black women are not aware that our hair is rich with soil, the color of dark chocolate, rises to the sky, vastness as space, coiled to perfection, and a mystery of the Most High.

I must admit I love running my fingers through my hair while showering, the curls embrace my face as the water runs the length on my back. I get attention on the comeliness of my hair they suggest that its a prized possession but in reality, to my nation, it’s a god. Yes it is possible to worship hair, I have never been guilty of such worship.. frankly, I always had long hair. It was never a concern of mine. But for many of my sisters, it is, after all, it’s our crowning glory. The black women have always been guilty of false glory due to the fact that you are adorning your head with someone else’s glory. How do we get our own glory? By nourishing our own glory and owning it. I know we own our cars, clothes, or even homes but we must own our hair. We must be thankful and take care of what the Most High gave us.

My interview with Khalifa Musical, a professor of African American Studies

Q. Do you think that as children we are programmed to say that our hair is bad?

Khalifa: Yes, I remember my mother said to my sister about her kinky hair, you need to get your hair done by that she meant to straighten it by perms of straightening combs. As a man, I grow up conditioned to perceive black hair as something terrible that needed to be fixed. I used to look at the women on the commercial and think that was beauty, it was not until I because a student of consciousness that I realize my thinking was wrong. In fact with most of my students when asked about black hair – 43% (over 200 black male students) said they prepared black women with their natural hair, apart from wigs, weaves, and perms. While 57 % preferred the look of Caucasian straight hair as most attractive and 90% voted that this was conditioned by slavery misconceptions and fallacies about our hair.

Redefining the standard of beauty in terms of hair.

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The hair texture closely associated with European straight hair is considered almost heavenly good and esteemed most attractive. This straight hair blowing in the wind, cascading down the back, smooth to touch, and easy to comb. Is this perfection? How can this hair be the best? Willie Lynch is to blame on this one dividing and conquering the slaves based on hair texture. But who says this is true? The fault lies with the mother who never taught the daughter the beauty of her hair. The world has brought into this lie, pure and simple for some, there is no turning back from this theory. In West Africa, Nigeria to be specific the boys and young girls cut their hair off not to deal with the texture and opt to wear wigs. While in the United States, black women are literally tearing their hair out of their heads through the wearing of the weave so they can slang it back and forth. The ignorance of our people is undoubtedly devastating to know that something that created with sheer brilliance is a beast of burden to many.

Astin Downing AKA Mocha2001 is a pioneer in the natural hair movement. She gives her tips and secrets to her followers on youtube and Instagram.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JgkuM9KhTI

Q: Tell me about your hair care journey?

Astin: When I first when natural my hair was badly damaged. I had bald edges due to lace wigs and glue. I used Castro oil, Shea moisture shampoo and conditioner, Renue pure deep conditioner and green Eco styler gel.

Q: When did you stop using relaxers?

Astin: My last relaxer was 2012 when relaxed my hair, it was always dry plus it never grew to pass my shoulders. Now I’m natural I seen how my true hair texture is this curly. My hair has grown down my back very moisturized now, thick and healthy..

Q: What are your top tips for hair growth?

Astin: My top tips for hair growth is moisturize, drink water, and use less heat.

Q: What is your hair care routine?

Astin: I have 2 hair care routine one for winter and summer. In the winter, I use more moisture and I apply self-heat to my hair for straight styles. I wash my hair once a week and deep condition twice a week and grease my scalp with Castro oil twice a week. My summer routine – I add no heat to my hair, I just wash it and go. I do twist outs and wash my hair once a week deep condition once a month and grease my scalp once a month with Castro oil.

How to take care of black hair?

My Q & A with my hairdresser Diana, note she has natural hair all the way down her back.

Q: What do you think about this Good hair, Bad hair situation among black people?

Diane: I think black people are some of the most ignorant people on earth, surely they have bought into the lie of slavery. All hair is good, if it grows out of your head, it is good. What has ruined our nose is the perms and the weaves.

Q: What are some tips for the maintenance and growth of natural hair?

Diane:

1. There is a huge misconception that black hair is coarse, strong and can take a beating. That is true, in fact, black hair is the most fragile of every hair type, my Asian clients have the strongest hair very coarse now their hair can take a beating.

2. Co-washes your hair once a week with a natural moisturizing conditioner and not shampoo because it dries out the hair which can cause breakage.

3. Keep your hair moisturized with a natural moisturizer and seal the ends with olive oil. Choose natural organic products and try to avoid products with mineral oils and petroleum oil. Natural oils like almond, coconut oil, olive oil, grape seed oil, and jojoba oils are much better.

4. If you use heat styling products (blow dryers, Flatirons) on your hair, try and cut it down to 1-2 times a month if you can, and make sure you use a heat protection shampoo and/or moisturizer, or a good heat protective serum/spray on your hair before flat ironing or curling.

5. Make sure you sleep on a satin pillowcase or tie your hair up in a silk scarf so your hair can stay healthy and won’t break or tear. Silk or satin pillowcases, bonnets, and scarves will protect your hair from breakage while rubbing against certain fabrics that cause breakage.

6. Moisturize your ends nightly with coconut oil before you go to sleep

7. Once a month only use a protein treatment for deep conditioning.

8. For extend hair growth I recommend a diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and exercised weekly to get the blood flowing to your hair.

9. Massage your scalp a few times a week for extra blood flow for hair growth.

10. Use a wide tooth comb to comb your hair, stop buying bristle brushes or thin combs which will get caught in your hair and snap it off. Go for low maintenance. We should never comb our hair every day just detangle with your fingers, after applying moisturizer.

Weaves

India is known for their pagan worship of hundreds of gods, one of the rituals that go on, they get very young girls to shed their long hair for profit, then in return pray over it with a dedication to one of the gods. Then this hair appears in the heads of black women the world over. With this spiritual connotation, you are wearing hear sacrificed to idol gods. Black women are not the only ones guilty, white women and other nations were weaves as well, but they refer to them as hair extensions. Weaves illuminate the “Lie” of good hair, it created false security of beauty. In actuality, wearing a pattern makes it bad for those of us (including me) that have naturally long hair that is accused daily of wearing a weave. The long-term effects of weaves have many severe risks to your scalp, such as permanent hair loss. Wigs are a great alternative; at least you are not damaging your scalp. Wearing a weave is your choice. I am not against it if that‘s your choice, I was just stating the facts.

Front Lace Wigs beware… Actress Countess Vaughn (star of the Parkers show on television) shared her hair dilemma on the Doctors television show, wearing the front lace wigs and how they damaged her hairline she had an allergic reaction to the glue now forced to have hair restoration surgery to repair damaged hair follicles. Perms or Relaxers Because perms and relaxers tore your hair, you must keep your beard conditioned to retain length and prevent breakage — Diane (my hairdresser) Most black women testify that perms, pressing combs, and relaxers make their hair more manageable. Who is the inventor of the relaxer? In 1877, the relaxer was created by accident by Garrett A. Morgan the same man that invented the traffic signal. This allowed for women and men of color to have straight hair like their white counterparts for 100’s of years. The perm was referred as “ creamy crack” in Chris Rock’s “Good Hair Documentary” a must see if you haven’t seen it already it exposes the dangers and chemicals found in the hair treatments. Natural Hair is the best it is at its healthiest, free of chemicals, and it grows fast! The chemicals in the relaxer treatments may be damaging, but many women will argue the fact that having a relaxer has contributed to their back length hair if it is taken care of.

My Hair won’t grow

Photo Courtesy of Astin Downing

Astin Downing whose hair has grown while being nurtured naturally without chemicals, so black hair does grow no matter the texture of it.

Unfortunately, that is the gospel that most black or brown women preach. The truth is that if you keep all the weaves and chemicals off your hair, it will grow with some easy maintenance, it will grow in no time. A black woman’s hair will grow if she maintains to keep it healthy and nourished with the right natural products, contrary to popular belief, the black woman is not alone, there are some case where the white woman’s hair won’t grow either, or it’s fragile — Diane (my hairdresser)

In the past… The Curse – Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts. — Isaiah 3: 16-17 – Because of the haughtiness toward our men our head was smitten with baldness, which would explain the lust for long hair. We had the beauty everyone wanted at that time. We are the Daughters of Zion. That was a curse! Now today… I believe that curse is lifted… With all the beautiful hair treatments, perms, hair styling, relaxers, weaves, chemicals from shampoos, our diet, hormones, what we drink, rest, environment etc. All these elements affect the health of our hair. What is paramount is the way we care for our hair? Is long hair is possible? Yes.

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Asha Mandela, who reportedly has the most extended hair, dreads in the world at a whopping 22 foot long, her extreme long tresses were documented by the Guinness World Record in 2009. Many of us on this day have long hair. Your hair grows! Take care of the hair that grows out of your head. Black women are waking up to their true identity according to the Bible all over the world & learning to love the skin they’re in, wooly hair & all through the natural hair movement and it is absolutely awe-inspiring.

But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.1 Corinthians 11:15 KJV

Black hair is a target of the famous “Ism,” known as “Texturism.” The question is, “why has the world scrutinized our hair?” While we are burning it with chemicals and heating tools, and tearing it out with weaves and glue. For 400 years +, the general population of black people has been imparted to by white people that their hair texture and skin is superior to that of black hair and black leather. This welcomed the birth of a hair obsession. A majority of blacks perceive straight, silky, and soft hair as best. When in fact, wooly hair is scientifically superior to straight hair. Coiled hair acts as antennae conducting the electromagnetic energies of the sun. These are the benefits that our ancestors had in the cotton fields in intense heat. Kinky, afros, nappy, curly, pressed, permed, weaves, or smooth flow? What is our obsession with hair, and how does it affect our perceptions of what is considered attractive? This differentiation of various textures of hair that disregards our hair as being good that sociological programming still continues today.

For as long as I remember people often asked me after examining my mid back length hair, “Is all that hair yours?” or “Do you have Indian in your family?“ In the literal sense of logic or even common sense what they are saying to me is that a black female can’t have long hair unless she is mixed with something. Now, this thought process was first initiated by Willie Lynch back in slavery times and is still relevant today. So the term “Nappy” was created by the white man and was adopted for centuries by black people, but in reality, our hair has a helix (spiral) pattern. It’s the same pattern as whirlwinds and sound waves and DNA. Our hair is meant to grow outward like a tree, not downward like a cascading waterfall. When our hair is given proper care, it’s fluffy soft. Not only that, our hair is high-volume, high-definition. Our hair doesn’t hang down, it’s not limp, lifeless and flat, it never lacks volume, and you’ll never see a sister wearing a “bump-it” to get the illusion of voluminous hair. We don’t need it. We can take our wool from kinky to curly to wavy to straight and back to kinky again if that’s our desire. Our hair can even defy gravity and do so naturally. Others can’t. Our hair is a glorious crown, the “original” crown. Look how a head is designed! So, when you see these so-called European royalty women wearing a top. They are imitating the beauty of our hair! Wow isn’t that amazing! For black women, the straight hair bias is the culprit of texture prejudice that privileges the white woman’s texture as the supreme texture of hair. Black women are not aware that our hair is rich with soil, the color of dark chocolate, rises to the sky, vastness as space, coiled to perfection, and a mystery of the Most High.

My interview with Khalifa Musfai, a professor of African American Studies

Q. Do you think that as children we are programmed to say that our hair is bad?

Khalifa: Yes, I remember my mother said to my sister about her kinky hair, you need to get your hair done by that she meant to straighten it by perms of straightening combs. As a man, I grow up conditioned to perceive black hair as something terrible that needed to be fixed. I used to look at the women on the commercial and think that was beauty, it was not until I because a student of consciousness that I realize my thinking was wrong. In fact with most of my students when asked about black hair – 43% (over 200 black male students) said they prepared black women with their natural hair, apart from wigs, weaves, and perms. While 57 % preferred the look of Caucasian straight hair as most attractive and 90% voted that this was conditioned by slavery misconceptions and fallacies about our hair.

Redefining the standard of beauty in terms of hair.

I must admit I love running my fingers through my hair while showering, the curls embrace my face as the water runs the length on my back. I get attention on the comeliness of my hair they suggest that it’s a prized possession, but in reality, to my nation, it’s a god. Yes, it is possible to worship hair, I have never been guilty of such worship.. frankly, I always had long hair. It was never a concern of mine. But for many of my sisters, it is, after all, it’s our crowning glory. The black women have always been guilty of false glory because you are adorning your head with someone else’s beauty. How do we get our own vision? By nourishing our own glory and owning it. I know we own our cars, clothes, or even homes but we must hold our hair. We must be thankful and take care of what the Most High gave us. The hair texture closely associated with European straight hair is considered almost heavenly good and esteemed most attractive. This straight hair blowing in the wind, cascading down the back, smooth to touch, and easy to comb.

Is this perfection? How can this hair be the best? Willie Lynch is to blame on this one dividing and conquering the slaves based on hair texture. But who says this is true? The fault lies with the mother who never taught the daughter the beauty of her hair. The world has brought into this lie, pure and simple for some, there is no turning back from this theory. In West Africa, Nigeria to be specific the boys and young girls cut their hair off not to deal with the texture and opt to wear wigs. While in the United States, black women are literally tearing their hair out of their heads through the wearing of the weave so they can slang it back and forth. The ignorance of our people is undoubtedly devastating to know that something that created with sheer brilliance is a beast of pardon to many.

My conversation with a random woman I encountered at a boutique.

Woman: Girl you got some excellent hair — 

Me: All hair is good. Woman: I wish my hair were long and pretty like yours. You’re so cute. 

Me: Your hair is pretty. 

Woman: But not like yours 

Me: You know that is a fallacy created by our people that goes back to slavery. There is no right or bad hair. The Most High created all hair and its good hair. (That comment left her speechless and puzzled there was no reply) 

The contemptuous terms such as ‘good hair’ or ‘bad hair’ came out of the era of slavery, during the Willie Lynch period. Where slaves were put into groups according to the lightness of skin and hair textures the closer your hair was to Caucasian hair the better you were perceived in being that meant you would be considered “a house negro” and receive preferential treatment than the darker slaves. Our hair is our crowning glory; there are various textures of hair that black people have due to genetics and racial mixing. These textures vary from 3A to 4D, beautiful to tightly curled.

3 a – fine curl pattern

 3 b – medium curl pattern 

3 c – loose curly pattern

 4a – thicker curly pattern

4b – thicker medium pattern

4c – medium curly pattern

4d – excessively tighter curls

Facts about black hair: 

It keeps you cool and protects you from the sun.

Our hair is our crowning glory; there are many textures of hair that black people have due to genetics and interracial rations.

There is more money spend on hair care around the world then products to actually make the hair grow.

There is no such thing as bad hair, the strains of our hair was created by the Most High and trust me, he knew what He was doing in creation but through colonization and the media which suggests that long bone straight flowing hair is most attractive.

We as people have bought into that “Lie” yes I said it, that lie because that is what it is. You have been brainwashed into thinking that excessively curly or wooly hair isn’t as good as straight hair.

The Savior of this world has wooly hair.

My nation is so ignorant, how they talk about their hair. All hair is good. Embrace your wool.

I was taught I had terrible hair, so I relaxed it and added weave now I am bald headed — Brittany (a 31-year-old black woman) 

I wish my parents would have taught me that my hair wasn’t bad — Erica Wilson (18-year-old female) 

There is nothing better than a black woman that wears her natural hair — Jonathan (white male married to a black woman)

Often people ask me if my hair is real because it’s thick and long.

Male Store clerk: Is all that hair yours?

Me: Yes

Male Store clerk: Can I touch it?

Today in 2018, I walk proudly with my hair covered sometimes, it gives the mystery of what is underneath. Is it short or is it long? In late 18th century Louisiana, black women were ordered to cover their hair in public. This system was called the “Bando du Buen Gobierno,” “Edict for Good Government.” These rules were meant to change certain so-called “unacceptable” behaviors of the free black women. specifically overly ostentatious hairstyles,(designed to impress or attract notice) of which drew the attention of white men, and the jealousy of white women. These rules are called the “Tignon Laws” A tignon (pronounced “yon”) is a headdress. They are still doing this today! Where a lot of people go on interviews and are being turned away because of their natural hair, The employers say they must straighten their hair. But finally, we are waking back up to our beauty! They even fear our hair!

When wearing a weave or perming your hair, you are playing roulette with your hair, please handle with care. — Diane (my hairdresser)

ALL HAIR IS GOOD!

LITTLE GIRL IN THE STORE: Look at her hair Mom. LITTLE GIRL’S MOM: That is a weave. ME: No, it’s my hair.

It is a mere fact that us women that have long natural hair like me that grow out of our heads, always manage to get a hater or naysayers that believe that our hair is not real. In the society with all the fakers, weave wearers, and wig junkies it makes it hard for those of us that like to keep it real. It is also true that we were conditioned through slavery to hate ourselves and the texture of our hair so we commit our scalps to abusive chemicals and hair that did not grow from our scalp. The truth of the matter is that all hair is good, the creator of all made it. This hate is correlated with the term “Texturism.”

Good Hair (we have it.) 

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Teach your children who they are, what they are in the Most High.

Teach your children to love their hair.

The answer is to repent of your sins, seek the Most High God of Israel, and keep His commandments.

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Ecclesiastes 12:13 KJV