Love me or hate me. If you know me you gotta love me (unless you damn blind..ha). Busy, busy, busy. (Yet God you PROMISED US SOME POSTS). Yeah, I know, its a coming..ha. For now you just gonna have to settle with what I give ya and sit on some pins and needles waiting for the other ones (get you yogini on). So until that time here are some more tomatoes that I'm throwing at you.
In Latin America they realizing that they can rock their own food to deal with this food crisis
Kenya recognizing a chemical disaster
The Queen Wangari Muta Maathai, Noble Prize winner, dropping science in LA
And yeah, I went there, why us vegan/pure vegetarian types BEEN brought sexy back
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Love me or hate me. If you know me you gotta love me (unless you damn blind..ha). Busy, busy, busy. (Yet God you PROMISED US SOME POSTS). Yeah, I know, its a coming..ha. For now you just gonna have to settle with what I give ya and sit on some pins and needles waiting for the other ones (get you yogini on). So until that time here are some more tomatoes that I'm throwing at you.
Posted by Alife Allah at 1:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2008
.....cause I can muthajumpa. Today is Wisdom Power all being Born to God which means that my demeanor, ways and actions are so magnetic that people don't have any issue with detecting the Supreme Being (which is myself) when I'm Supreme Be-ing it. People WANT the Black man to stand up. They NEED the Black man to stand up. And when it happens they lovin' it more than an indigenous destroying rain forest Mcdonald's commercial.
From every direction
cherry blossom petals blow
into Lake Biwa
I rolled up into my old hood and just started versing with several of the youth of the corners. On the real, if you just be you it ain't that hard. I just started asking them questions like why their hood was at the bottom of the hill instead of the top. Why it is so dark and grey in their hood. Then I offered to show them something if they would take sometime from hustling to jump on the city bus with me.
A lovely spring night
suddenly vanished while we
viewed cherry blossoms
We went to the cherry blossom festival in New Heaven which I ain't going to front...was mad whitified. Nonetheless there were some Original Jazz bands doing their thing. Of course we spent a good amount of time just clowning people. Yet I used the time to speak about the cherry blossom.
In writing traditional haiku you must have a kingo or seasonal word or phrase. This lets the reader know what season it is. Alot of writers in English haiku neglect this. There are ill nuances in haiku. One kingo is 'cherry blossoms' to signal spring. There is also another meaning, over time, the humble cherry blossom became a symbol of the Samurai and their code - starkly beautiful, short-lived, and glorious in death. There is another type of Japanese poem called a Jisei. It is a poem that is written upon one's deathbed. I started dropping how their lives were being lived too briefly and that they don't need to go out like scarface. That the same energy and fortitude by which they hold down the block that they are STRONGER than that and can hold down their own people. Wisdom Power. I spoke to them about their own Strength which is what people neglect to do to the youth nowadays. "They fear you because of your strength, now use your strength to take away their fears." And I snuck the Chih in on them. A whole bunch of Originals taking Chih shots at a Cherry Blossom festival while speaking on Scarface, Kung Fu Flicks and community transformation. Green Gangsta.
Posted by Alife Allah at 2:30 PM
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Peace. Here are some news articles and links for that ass.
U.N. expert: Food crisis 'a silent tsunami'
No subsidy on food, says PM
EJ Conference 2008 Plugged on NPR on Earth Day
The People’s Pugilist: Bolivia's feisty president believes there are ways to counter capitalism's impact on the climate and on food supplies
Check out the sis in DR doing it pure vegetarian style
Posted by Alife Allah at 10:15 AM
Peace. Yes I will eventually get to how my home is flourishing under the new rules and regulations (inside compost (it don't stank y'all), gray water, and a little solar joints), my burning bush tea and 1/2 the other things I promised that I would blog about yet sometimes ya have to go with the flow (be water). So for now let's just say it SUCKS that I JUST found out about the promotion of Cesar Chavez Day (March 31st). He is hella important because he personifies Original People in Environmental Justice. Let me just say it again...White vegans weren't rushing down to help him....they were probably cuddling up with their dogs (yes I said it). Read the interview below and get informed.
AMY GOODMAN: Today is the birthday of Cesar Chavez, the legendary labor activist, civil rights leader and founder of the first successful farm workers union. He would have been eighty-one years old today. Events are planned across the country to honor his life and legacy. Thousands marched in his memory over the weekend. Nine states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, recognize March 31st as an official holiday.
The man who led the nationwide nonviolent struggle for the rights and dignity of farm workers was born in Yuma, Arizona in 1927. His family became migrant farm workers after the Great Depression. He began his life as a community organizer in 1952 with the Community Service Organization, a Latino civil rights group. Ten years later, he founded the National Farm Workers Association, which would later become the United Farm Workers of America, led the union for the next three decades, and the strikes and boycotts he organized helped realize several important victories, including the 1975 California Agricultural Labor Relations Act to protect farm workers.
This year also marks the fortieth anniversary of Chavez's twenty-five-day water-only fast in California at the height of the five-year grape strike and boycott. It ended March 1968, just a few weeks before the assassination of one of Chavez's heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cesar Chavez was fasting to recommit the farm workers' movement to nonviolence.
In a moment, I'll be joined by longtime labor activist Dolores Huerta. She co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Chavez in 1962. But first, a clip of Cesar Chavez. He was speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco in November of 1984, a few months after he had launched the third and longest grape boycott.
CESAR CHAVEZ: Twenty-one years ago last September, on a lonely stretch of railroad track paralleling US Highway 101 near Salinas, thirty-two bracero farm workers lost their lives in a tragic accident. The braceros had been imported from Mexico to work on California farms. They died when their bus, which was converted from a flatbed truck, drove in front of a freight train. Conversion of the bus had not been approved by any government agency. The driver had tunnel vision. Most of the bodies laid unidentified for days. No one, including the grower who employed the workers, even knew their names.
Today, thousands of farm workers live under savage conditions, beneath trees and amid garbage and human excrement, near tomato fields in San Diego County, tomato fields which use the most modern farm technology. Vicious rats gnaw at them as they sleep. They walk miles to buy food at inflated prices, and they carry in water from irrigation ditches.
Child labor is still common in many farm areas. As much as 30 percent of Northern California's garlic harvesters are under-aged children. Kids as young as six years old have voted in state-conducted union elections since they qualified as workers. Some 800,000 under-aged children work with their families harvesting crops across America.
All my life, I have been driven by one dream, one goal, one vision: to overthrow a farm labor system in this nation that treats farm workers as if they were not important human beings. Farm workers are not agricultural implements. They are not beasts of burden to be used and discarded.
AMY GOODMAN: Cesar Chavez, speaking November 1984 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. I'm joined now in Chicago by activist, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, longtime comrade of Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta. Welcome to Democracy Now!, Dolores.
DOLORES HUERTA: Hi. How are you doing, Amy?
AMY GOODMAN: It's good to have you with us. As you listen to Cesar Chavez, your thoughts?
DOLORES HUERTA: Well, we know that we still have a long way to go, that even though in California we were able to bring toilets into the fields and cold drinking water, rest periods, the right to organize, unemployment insurance, we know that in most of the United States of America, farm workers still do not have some of those basic, basic social labor rights that other workers have. And so—but I really do believe at this point in time it will be almost impossible to get those benefits on a state-by-state basis. I think we're going to have to wait 'til we get a new president—hopefully Hillary Clinton—so that we can start, you know, making some of those—getting some of those laws on the national basis, like workers' compensation, where if workers get injured in the field, that they—somebody will pay the disability for them, somebody will pay their doctor bill for them, and then, of course, the right to organize, which farm workers, of course, were left out of the national law back in 1935.
AMY GOODMAN: Talk about the greatest obstacles to forming the union, to organizing back when—well, you founded it with Cesar Chavez.
DOLORES HUERTA: Well, it's always been the racism of the employers and the fact that they do not see the workers, as Cesar said in his talk to the Commonwealth Club—they do not see them as people. And as long as they don't see them as people, then they don't really feel that they have to have those rights.
But we can also say that in this administration, that all of the labor unions have suffered tremendously, and it's been extremely hard for labor unions to be able to organize under the current Bush administration. And, of course, when we think about other workers, when we think of farm workers, it's even harder.
And now, of course, with all of this anti-immigration hysteria, when so many people have been deported, so we have a situation now, for instance, in both California and Arizona, where for the first time since 1986, when we passed the amnesty bill, we now have these Bracero programs, these foreign worker programs, where workers are being brought in to work without having the right to residency or the right to citizenship.
This has happened just recently, because so many deportations have taken place, where so many farm workers and other workers have been deported.
AMY GOODMAN: Dolores, I wanted to play another clip of Cesar Chavez speaking in 1984. This is about the importance of the farm workers' struggle to all people of Latino descent in the United States.
CESAR CHAVEZ: All Hispanics, urban and rural, young and old, are connected to the farm workers' experience. We had all lived through the fields, or our parents had. We shared that common humiliation. How could we progress as a people, even if we lived in the cities, while the farm workers, men and women of our color, were condemned to a life without pride? How could we progress as a people, while the farm workers, who symbolized our history in this land, were denied self-respect? How could our people believe that their children could become lawyers and doctors and judges and businesspeople, while this shame, this injustice was permitted to continue?
Those who attack our union often say, "It's not really a union. It's something else: a social movement, a civil rights movement. It's something dangerous." They're half right. The United Farm Workers is, first and foremost, a union, a union like any other, a union that either produces for its members on the bread and butter issues or doesn't survive. But the UFW has always been something more than a union, although it's never been dangerous if you believe in the Bill of Rights.
The UFW was the beginning. We attacked that historical source of shame and infamy that our people in this country lived with. We attacked that injustice, not by complaining, not by seeking hand-outs, not by becoming soldiers in the war on poverty; we organized.
AMY GOODMAN: Cesar Chavez in 1984. Dolores Huerta, if you could talk about the United Farm Workers' strike, grape boycott, the one that lasted five years, how you organized this to this national level to—ultimately led to its success? People like Robert Kennedy, who would later be assassinated, of course, joining with the United Farm Workers and talking about the importance of the dignity of the farm workers and, most importantly, their pay.
DOLORES HUERTA: Well, it was actually millions of Americans that didn't eat any grapes or didn't shop as stores that carried grapes that actually brought the growers to the table, and we were able to get those first contracts to get those benefits that I mentioned for the farm workers.
And referring to Robert Kennedy, you know, Cesar did that first fast that you mentioned earlier; for twenty-five days, he went with—had a water-only fast, only took water and holy communion, and Senator Robert Kennedy joined Cesar when he ended that fast in 1968. And that fast was, of course, for nonviolence, and the grape boycott was also a nonviolent economic sanction that we were able to use against the grape growers. But it really showed that the power of nonviolence still continues to work. And, of course, it was the people of the United States that all came—fourteen million Americans that stopped eating grapes that made this possible for—to bring the growers to the negotiating table.
So this is, I think, Cesar Chavez's message, is that, number one, nothing is going to change unless we change it; number two, that we have to work together to be able to make those changes and that we have to work together in a nonviolent way and reach out to everybody, to be inclusive, so that we can bring justice to our world.
And, of course, farm workers today continue to feed us. So many of those farm workers out there are undocumented, and we know there's anti-immigrant hysteria that's happened. So many of those farm workers today are suffering. And so, I think part of Cesar's message, of course, would be also to call upon everyone to consider this, that the undocumented workers that are in our country are the ones that are not only feeding us, but taking care of our children, you know, doing our gardens and cleaning our buildings, preparing our food. And these are the same people that Cesar was working for, that he dedicated his life for.
AMY GOODMAN: We're going to go to a break, but I want to ask you to stay with us, Dolores Huerta. She is in Chicago, Illinois, one of the nine states that celebrate today, March 31st, Cesar Chavez's birthday, as an official holiday. This is Democracy Now! We'll be back with her in a minute.
AMY GOODMAN: Our guest, Dolores Huerta in Chicago. I want to play a final clip of Cesar Chavez, talking about the future of the farm workers' struggle and the immigrant rights movement, as he saw it in 1984.
CESAR CHAVEZ: We have looked into the future, and the future is ours. History and inevitability are on our side. The farm workers and their children, and the Hispanics and their children, are the future in California. And corporate growers are the past.
Those politicians who ally themselves with the corporate growers and against farm workers and the Hispanics are in for a big surprise. They want to make their careers in politics. They want to hold power twenty and thirty years from now. But twenty and thirty years from now, in Modesto, in Salinas, in Fresno, in Bakersfield, in the Imperial Valley and in many of the great cities of California, those communities will be dominated by farm workers and not by growers, by the children and grandchildren of farm workers and not by the children and grandchildren of growers.
Like the other immigrant groups, the day will come when we win the economic and political rewards which are in keeping with our numbers in society. The day will come when the politicians will do the right thing for our people out of political necessity and not out of charity or idealism. That day may not come this year. That day may not come during this decade. But it will come someday. And when that day comes, we shall see the fulfillment of that passage from the Book of Matthew in the New Testament: the last shall be first, and the first shall be last. And on that day, our nation shall fulfill its creed, and that fulfillment shall enrich us all.
AMY GOODMAN: That was Cesar Chavez. Dolores Huerta, Chavez's view on immigration, the issue of illegal immigrants being used by the growers to take the jobs of migrant workers?
DOLORES HUERTA: Well, it wasn't so much the issue of them taking the jobs of migrant workers. In fact, the United Farm Workers was always the largest organization of undocumented. And when we started the union, Cesar and I actually legalized hundreds and hundreds of immigrants, because when the first Bracero program ended back in 1963, then we actually legalized over a half a million of the ex-braceros without any legislation. It just sort of happened.
And then, of course, in 1986, I actually worked in Washington for four months to get the amnesty bill, and we had 1,400,000 undocumented farm workers then that became legalized. And now, of course, it's time for another legalization. So, it was always trying to get justice.
The one issue that we always had with the farm workers union and building the union was to keep out strikebreakers. And sometimes people would confuse this, will say you're against undocumented. We have never been against undocumented. We've actually been on the forefront of legalization for people who were undocumented and continue to be so to this day. The farm workers union has offices where they actually help people become legalized, and we also have offices in Washington, D.C. They're working continuously to try to get legalization for the farm workers and for other workers, for that matter.
AMY GOODMAN: Dolores Huerta, there is a state holiday, nine states, including the one you're in, in Illinois, honoring Cesar Chavez today, his birthday. Is there an effort to make it a federal holiday?
DOLORES HUERTA: Yes. Actually, there is a national effort right now that is going on, and Joe Baca, who is the head of the Latino Caucus in the Congress, has actually introduced a bill to make Cesar's day a national holiday. And actually, there's another bill that you might be interested in that's by Congresswoman Hilda Solis to make all of the places where Cesar lived and worked—to make them historical sites. But that is currently being blocked by the Republicans in the Senate right now. But we have hopes that that will be able to pass.
And I think Cesar's statement was very prophetic in what he mentioned about the role of the Latinos. We've seen that the Latinos have been extremely effective in this last election in terms of supporting Senator Clinton, and they have actually made a really big mark because of their voting. And in California, they actually voted thirty times more than the other populations. So I would say that I never thought of Cesar as a prophet, but obviously with his last statement that he did, he did show that.
The other thing I want to mention is this, is that in some of Cesar's greatest moments, like during his fast—you know, he did three fasts: the first one for nonviolence, the second one for people to get the political courage that they needed to fight for themselves, and the third one was against pesticides. And that was the fast that he did for thirty-six days in Delano to bring attention to the economic poisons that are being put on our food. The point I wanted to make, Amy, was that sometimes his voice was louder when he didn't say anything, because during all of those three fasts, Cesar never was able to speak.
When Senator Kennedy came to Delano to break that first fast, you know, he didn't speak at all. But yet, his voice was so loud. And that was kind of like that silent voice of justice, and it still is, of course—we can hear the ramifications of his voice on this day, March the 31st, where so many states and so many places are having events and parades, marches, luncheons, breakfasts, whatever, masses, honoring Cesar Chavez. That voice of justice of his is very loud, and it still is resounding throughout our country today.
AMY GOODMAN: Dolores Huerta, I want to thank you very much for being with us, joining us in the studio in Chicago, Illinois, co-founder of the United Farm Workers with her longtime comrade Cesar Chavez. Today, he would have been eighty-one, his birthday celebrated as an official holiday in nine states. We'll see if it will be celebrated by the entire country, if the federal effort to succeed in making his holiday—his birthday a federal holiday succeeds. Thank you.
Originally posted at http://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/31/cesar_chavez_day_united_farm_workers
Posted by Alife Allah at 12:24 AM
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Peace. It started with me Building with my alike I Majestic Allah. I had been a part of the Environmental Racism cell in New England. He brought up how we should make a stronger presence of Environmental Racism/Justice, Eco-concerns, etc within our Nation since our paradigm refers to the Black woman as Earth. In fact, that conversation is what prompted me to write "Her Fullest Ecology". It also made me more conscious of speaking on these elements within my Nation and becoming an advocate for it.
Going from that platform for me Earth Day I always use as a day to also honor the Earths. I know its origin (you can too if you would just read my link below..ha). I see it as reclaiming and taking back our own land, mentally speaking. Below I have posted several view points on Earth Day from the perspectives of Original People. I agree with several of the points. I don't get caught up in the peta-esque hippie tree hugging CORPORATE presentation of Earth Day. I reclaim it as a day of honor for the Original Woman and enlightening my people with my Green Gangsta. Check out these articles/radio shows and take the best part.
What Earth Day means to Minority Citizens
Earth Day and Original People
The History of Environmental Justice
Posted by Alife Allah at 1:50 AM
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Ultraviolet Underground has some Earth Day tunes. Edumacate yourself on what Earthday is about.
I offer this essay that I wrote reflecting on the relationship between our planet and the Earth within our Nation. Also in light of current issues on environmental racism.
HER FULLEST ECOLOGY
Environmental racism, the Black woman and why by elevating one you elevate the other
By C’BS ALife Allah
New Heaven, C-Truth
Racism is the intentional or unintentional use of power to isolate, separate and exploit others..Racism is more than just a personal attitude; it is the institutionalized form of the attitude.”
“Environment is the complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living things) that act upon an organism or an ecological community and ultimately determine its form and survival.”
“Ecology is a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments.”
Utilizing the above definitions we can draw a definition for Environmental Racism that is inclusive of the important attributes. Thus, Environmental Racism can be defined as using the determined idea of racism to destroy the environment of Original People. This is important to us for various reasons:
-Original people are often rooted in their land (whether in an urban or country setting) and are not equipped to just “get up and move”.
-Original People historically have seen their selves as the stewards (owners) of their environment and hold a great amount of responsibility toward their aboriginal lands
-Original People are being targeted as the “dumping ground” for pollution and waste which interferes with the growth and development of our babies.
-Original People historically personify their environment as “Mother Earth.” This is important to us as Earth is what we have chosen to call the Black Woman. By showing a positive relationship between how we relate to our Black Woman we can show a similar analogy on how to relate to our immediate environment for the benefit of all peoples.
The main point that I want to concentrate on is the parallel of “Mother Earth” with the Black Woman in our paradigm ie. the Earth. By showing the similarity can now make a direct connection between the micro and macro universe. I will be using the principles of Environmental Justice as adopted at the the First People of Color (read Original People) Environmental Leadership Summit October 24-27, 1991, in Washington DC as a guide line to show this analogy. They adopted 17 principles. Within the curriculum of the Nation of Gods and Earths the 17th coordinate in the Supreme Alphabet is Q for Queen. Thus we can draw up a connection between this principles and how we relate to the Earth as Queen. As a general guide line where you see “People of Color” in this document read “Original People”. Where you see “Mother Earth” we will be referring to the macro-Earth. When you see “Earth” we will be referring to the Black Woman. The principles given at the summit are the ecological principles. The commentary afterwards will be how the principle is related to the Earth mentally and physically in our paradigm.
The reason why this is of the utmost importance is because environmentalism is a topic that effects all of the human families of the planet Earth. It is not just a “white thing”. This is our planet mentally and physically. Becoming active in the activity of fighting against Environmental Racism is where we can make a positive impact in our community amongst all of the human families and preserve that which we own. By making the connection between “Mother Earth” and the Black Woman as Earth we offer insight into our ethics, morals, and how we look at the world. We also start to make taking care of the Black Woman as Earth synonymous with taking care of “Mother Earth”. Thus we offer others insight into how we think and provide practical skills to our youth such as recycling, conservation, and environmental awareness.
WE, THE PEOPLE OF COLOR, gathered together at this multinational People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, to begin to build a national and international movement of all peoples of color to fight the destruction and taking of our lands and communities, do hereby re-establish our spiritual interdependence to the sacredness of our Mother Earth; to respect and celebrate each of our cultures, languages and beliefs about the natural world and our roles in healing ourselves; to insure environmental justice; to promote economic alternatives which would contribute to the development of environmentally safe livelihoods; and, to secure our political, economic and cultural liberation that has been denied for over 500 years of colonization and oppression, resulting in the poisoning of our communities and land and the genocide of our peoples, do affirm and adopt these Principles of Environmental Justice:
1) Environmental Justice affirms the sacredness of Mother Earth, ecological unity and the interdependence of all species, and the right to be free from ecological destruction.
We acknowledge that the Earth is necessary to manifest the Universal Flag of man, woman and child. She is sacred in that she bears life and becomes the connection between God’s thought and an organic physical manifestation. She is part of, and not separate from the Universal Family. It is through her that all of the human families of the planet Earth came into physical existence. She has the right to be free from physical and mental abuse.
2) Environmental Justice demands that public policy be based on mutual respect and justice for all peoples, free from any form of discrimination or bias.
Public Interaction with the Black woman is founded on mutual respect between God and Earth. By showing the positive interaction between the Black Man and Black Woman we offer a model for all of the human families to structure their relationships.
3) Environmental Justice mandates the right to ethical, balanced and responsible uses of land and renewable resources in the interest of a sustainable planet for humans and other living things.
We advocate that the Earth is the standard for womanhood. Once she learns about her physical and mental potential and cultivates it she is a reference point for all other women on the planet. She shows them proper conduct, proper care of self, and how to make sure Freedom, Justice, and Equality is shared by all.
4) Environmental Justice calls for universal protection from nuclear testing, extraction, production and disposal of toxic/hazardous wastes and poisons and nuclear testing that threaten the fundamental right to clean air, land, water, and food.
We don’t advocate threatening the physical environment of the Earth. Thus we do not advocate infecting her with STD’s and other types of communicable diseases. We don’t advocate poisoning her environment by making her dependent upon chemical dependencies (cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs, etc…)
5) Environmental Justice affirms the fundamental right to political, economic, cultural and environmental self-determination of all peoples.
We teach that Earths can be fulcrums of change on the political, economic, cultural and environmental level. We teach the Earth to bring their issues to the forefront of society and to apply new and innovative methods to address them. We teach them that they are too be respected as an Earth of this Nation and need not to hide her identity in the public sphere as a woman of another Nation (Rasta, muslim, etc.)
6) Environmental Justice demands the cessation of the production of all toxins, hazardous wastes, and radioactive materials, and that all past and current producers be held strictly accountable to the people for detoxification and the containment at the point of production.
We stress to the Earth the importance of being cultured with refinement. This involves with how to keep the physical home. Inclusive of this, though not limited to, is diet, dress, harmful cosmetics, and chemically destroying her hair.
7) Environmental Justice demands the right to participate as equal partners at every level of decision-making, including needs assessment, planning, implementation, enforcement and evaluation.
Working within the framework of Equality we advocate that man and woman have different yet complementary roles in the Black family. Allah is Masculine, Initiator, Impregnator and Source. Earth is Feminine, Receptor, Bearer and Substrate
8) Environmental Justice affirms the right of all workers to a safe and healthy work environment without being forced to choose between an unsafe livelihood and unemployment. It also affirms the right of those who work at home to be free from environmental hazards.
We advocate that God provides a healthy home for his Earth in that she is able to grow and expand, reaching her greatest potential. We advocate that the Blackman is the proactive element in his house hold that constantly challenges and encourages the Black woman to be the best that she can. In creating this environment he ensures that her mental emotional health is sustained so that she can be a positive influence on the children.
9) Environmental Justice protects the right of victims of environmental injustice to receive full compensation and reparations for damages as well as quality health care.
We stress that the Earth whom has been the victim of damages upon her physical due to medical malpractice or experimentation be fully compensated by those responsible for the crime. We also advocate that the criminals be brought fully into the light of day so as to spare any other original woman from suffering the same damage. We also teach that the Black woman should regain responsibility for knowing her physical self in terms of her biology, health, needs for child birth, etc. We support and advocate mid-wives, cooks, doulas, etc.
10) Environmental Justice considers governmental acts of environmental injustice a violation of international law, the Universal Declaration On Human Rights, and the United Nations Convention on Genocide.
We rally around the cause of original women being oppressed world wide. Women whom are placed in the position where their physical/mental is under constant danger, who cannot fulfill their potential, whose house hold environment leads to a condition where they are not able to successfully raise theirs seeds are being denied the basic blessing that is the birthright of every Black woman. This is in violation of Universal Law.
11) Environmental Justice must recognize a special legal and natural relationship of Native Peoples to the U.S. government through treaties, agreements, compacts, and covenants affirming sovereignty and self-determination.
The Earth and her attributes are the template for womanhood. She manifests her sovereignty and self determination through her bond with the Original Blackman who is God. Thus she has no need for Feminism to redress her needs to the U.S. Government. Any needs that she has with the current governmental policies that effect her are dealt with amongst other original women, her God, and her Nation.
12) Environmental Justice affirms the need for urban and rural ecological policies to clean up and rebuild our cities and rural areas in balance with nature, honoring the cultural integrity of all our communities, and provided fair access for all to the full range of resources.
The Black woman is in need of the Knowledge of herself just as well as the Black man. We advocate that the curriculum of the Nation of Gods an Earths is the best method by which to illustrate to her the significance of her true nature. This curriculum stresses her needs at home (urban) and abroad (rural). We respect all original women no matter what their cultural lineage. We illustrate the resources that are available in their own cultural lineage that is in tune with renewal as the Earth
13) Environmental Justice calls for the strict enforcement of principles of informed consent, and a halt to the testing of experimental reproductive and medical procedures and vaccinations on people of color.
The above is self explanatory. Original women world wide have been the test subject for various experiments involving reproduction from testing the pill in Puerto Rico, to the shipping of faulty condoms to Africa, to the current birth control Norplant. Ironically a lot of the 'birth control' gave the foundation to the Feminist movement which at it heart doesn't have the interests of original women within it.
14) Environmental Justice opposes the destructive operations of multi-national corporations.
Various concepts are international in their oppression of the Earth. These concepts are usually transplanted and planted in other communities abroad by corporations whom are the modern day missionaries of colonialism. These concepts include, yet aren't limited to, racism, misogyny, feminist ideals, unalike eating practices, etc. We teach the Earth what was imported onto her planet/person and what is natural on her person.
15) Environmental Justice opposes military occupation, repression and exploitation of lands, peoples and cultures, and other life forms.
We reject the use of physical force to compel a Black woman to obey the Blackman. The bond between God and Earth is based on mutual respect, communication and admiration as well as attraction, bonding, and elevation. Thus we do not advocate domestic violence, physical or mental abuse, or rape.
16) Environmental Justice calls for the education of present and future generations which emphasizes social and environmental issues, based on our experience and an appreciation of our diverse cultural perspectives.
We emphasize that the original woman, black, brown, yellow is one woman despite ethnic background or nationality. We teach this in our circumference to the adults and children. Asiatic refers to original people being one intercontinental Black people. We bring all of our experience to the table of our different lineages that is in tune with what we teach and what we will achieve.
17) Environmental Justice requires that we, as individuals, make personal and consumer choices to consume as little of Mother Earth's resources and to produce as little waste as possible; and make the conscious decision to challenge and re prioritize our lifestyles to insure the health of the natural world for present and future generations.
We teach that the Blackman is God and draws up his Earth to her fullest Equality through the manifestation of his attributes of as the Sun of Man that includes shinning light (knowledge), emitting gravity (support), and radiation (warmth). We teach that the Blackman is the foundation of the family. It is his responsibility to give structure and form to his family. We do not advocate that the Blackman depends on his Black woman for support in terms of him being unemployed, lazy, unproductive, etc. Though the specific responsibilities of man and woman in the household are left to the family to construct we do not advocate that the Earth is to shoulder the weight of the family.
Ecology is a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments. When the Blackman raises the Earth to her fullest Equality that is an act of Ecology. He is showing her the relationship between her and her twin in nature. The same care that goes into raising the Earth to her fullest Equality is also the duty of God in reference to 'Mother Earth'. He is the maker and owner of 'Mother Earth'. As maker and owner he is the MOST responsible to make sure that the planet remains a home for all of the human families of the planet Earth. The Earth, when she is raised to her fullest Equality will want to make sure that her twin in nature is respected and cared for also. When all of the above is fulfilled we are dealing with her highest Ecology
Posted by Alife Allah at 11:15 PM
Peace. Today is Earth Day. Also the Blackwoman is the Earth (act like you know...if you don't get in tune with the 5%). So you KNOW that being a pure vegetarian AND God I have to represent hardcore. Let me state it again. The Blackwoman is the Earth and can't nobody love her like the, funk it, THIS Original Man can. So in honor of all of the above I'll just be dropping gems (which are drawn from the planet Earth)all day long. Enjoy.
Posted by Alife Allah at 12:30 AM
Monday, April 21, 2008
...or rather I drinks.
Spirulina is believed to have been a food source for the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans until the 16th-century; its harvesting from Lake Texcoco and subsequent sale as cakes is described by one of Cortés' soldiers. The Aztecs called it Teocuitlatl, meaning stone's excrement. Spirulina was found in abundance at the lake by French researchers in the 1960s, but there is no reference to its use there as a daily food source after the 16th century. The first large-scale Spirulina production plant, run by Sosa Texcoco, was established there in the early 1970s.
Spirulina may have an even longer history in Chad, as far back as the 9th century Kanem Empire. It is still in daily use today, dried into cakes called Dihé, which are used to make broths for meals, and also sold in markets. The Spirulina is harvested from small lakes and ponds around Lake Chad.
(insert Green Gangsta Theme song here)
One of my many jobs (no, for real...I got like 4 jobs) is as a cook at a vegetarian spot. They are always calling me over to the juice section though because I am KNOWN for my drink mixes. So seeing that I've already been accused of being stingy with my recipes (yeah Queen I heard you) I'd thought that I'd share a few with you. Let me set the record straight, my Old Earth made sure I knew how to cook. And Gods, read 14:14 real clear...it states...'teaching her'...which means that if your Earth don't know how to cook guess who is supposed to teach her..hmmm. An ex back in the day thought I was just playing until she tasted the OJ soaked spinach, crunchy millet cooked with coconut milk and the curried humus.
Now in my daily water drinks I like shots of spirulina. To find out more about the effects of green drinks in general (wheat grass, chlorella,etc) take a look over here. They give you a low down on some green goodness for the gut. Also realize that spirulina can be cultivated as a crop in many places where Original People reside. It can also be an great ECONOMIC investment. Check out how they getting down in India
Now the Original Man knows every square inch of the planet. That means that we're everywhere. Yeah, even in the cold climates (Inuit, Yupik
First is my Chai Masala. When I make it I go into my meditative zone. I must say though that I ain't giving out my recipe. That's only for my Earth and seeds so as of the date of this writing only I-Victory gets to sip at the FRESH chai.
I'll let you in on my Mesoamerican chocolatl recipe (hot chocolate) which I call Montezuma's Compassion.
About 1 1/2 hand fulls of cocoa beans
About 1/2 hand full of corn meal
1 Vanilla bean
Water (I'll drop how much throughout)
1-2 red chilli peppers
How to get down
-Blend the cacoa beans in the blender with enough hot water to make a sauce
-toast the corn mean in a dry skillet and soak it in a cup of water overnight (so I forgot to mention that you have to prepare this in advance)
-cut up the pepper(s)into fine pieces
-dump it all in the blender with about 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of ice water up in there and go!
-Strain and drink..you like it...yes you do.
Tomorrow...in honor of 420 which was yesterday I will share with you my recipe for burning bush tea. (Yet you can't get my recipe for vegan bhang lassai or vegan canna butter).
Posted by Alife Allah at 2:26 PM
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
An older post from one of my other blogs that I decided to teleport over here.
I was watching something on television this week and a commercial for Red Lobster came on. They started showing buttered smothered shrimp, scallops, clams, etc..I-Victory then harped up and said "Man, we can't eat there." I thought for a second...damn. I live in "new england' and if I go to a sea food spot the majority of what they serve ARE scavengers, bottom feeders, or huge carnivorous/garbage eating fish. I found it 'amazing' that you could also have a sea food resturaunt and leave out one of the most nutritious foods in the ocean. I am speaking on sea vegetables. If you frequent Japanese resturaunts then you have eaten your fill. What you may be suprised is that world wide people have been eating sea vegetables forever from the Japanese to the Inuit to the French. Alot of sea vegetables are used in cancer preventative or cancer healing diets. Check out some information here. Some of the more common vegetables are:
kanten (Japan), dai choy goh (China), gulaman (Philippines)
Agar-agar is the Malay name for a gum discovered in Japan that had been extracted from a red seaweed of the genus Eucheuma and only locally used. Now, the name applies to a type of Japanese agar-agar, important both in Japanese cooking and worldwide consumption, which comes from red algae of the genus Gelidium. The gum is known in Japan as "kanten", but is referred to by many names including 'grass jelly', 'seaweed jelly', and 'vegetable gelatin' since true gelatin is an animal product. Agar-agar is the most powerful gel-forming of all gums because of the unusual length of its carboyhydrate molecules. It is also unique in its ability to withstand near boiling-point temperatures, making it ideal for use in jellied confections in tropical countries.
The marine plant, from which this gum is extracted, is gathered and left on the beach to dry and bleach before being sold to a factory where it is beaten, washed, and boiled to extract the gum. Then, it is frozen and thawed. As the water runs out of it, so do any of the impurities, leaving the purified gum to be dried. This method of purifying (freezing and thawing) is said to have been discovered accidentally by a Japanese innkeeper during a frosty winter of 1658. Since then, the product has gained in popularity in Japanese cuisine, not only for making jellies, but also as a general thickener for soups and sauces.
During the 19th century, agar-agar was imported by western countries, not only for making desserts, but as a growth medium for bacteria experiments. During the WWII, when trade was suspended with Japan, western countries began looking at their own seaweed, but found the yield to be substantially inferior until they found that other seaweeds could give such other useful gums as alginates, carrageenan, and furcellaran. Since then, agar-agar has been less dominant in the market although it remains important to Japan. The seaweed in Japan called 'ogo' is another source of a similar product. Alginates is a general name for various gums extracted from brown algae, including Californian kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, several Ascophyllum species, and oarweeds of the genus Laminaria, which grow along the British coast. The US and Britain are the chief producers. The use of alginates increased along with the growth of processed food and are now among the most widely used making excellent thickenings, emulsifiers, and stabilizers which can be dispersed in both hot and cold water. Although extensively used by the food industry, it is not used in domestic cooking.
Arame (Eisenia bicyclis) is a brown alga or kelp that is also known as sea oak because of the shape of its leaves. It grows wild on solid rock a few yards under the water's surface on many Pacific coasts, and is one of the most nutritious of all plants.
dillosk (Scotland) (Palmaria palmata or Rhodymenia palmata) flourishes in the cold coastal waters of both the Atlantic and the Pacific, and is probably the most widely distributed of the edible red seaweeds. Today, this species is successfully cultivated along the coast of Brittany, in France. Dulse is a red seaweed that was prized by the Celts and the Vikings and has been harvested on beaches at low tide, air-dried, and boiled in soups from Ireland to Iceland well into the 20th century. The people of Scotland, Ireland, and Iceland have been using dulse for centuries, and collect it off their coasts with considerable difficulty. Many consider it to be the most delectable of all seaweeds. Dilsea carnosa is another type of edible seaweed, unrelated to the regular dulse, but identical in taste, appearance, and nutritional value. Dried dulse is a popular food in Canada, where much of the world's supply is harvested in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. From there, it is exported to Scotland, Ireland, and the US. There is a type that is processed in the US state of Maine; but, so far, it has proven inferior to the Canadian dulse. Dulse is extremely rich in iodine, phosphorus, calcium, and contains more potassium than any other food. In Canada, dulse is available in most major food outlets, but not so in the US, where there seems to exist an almost psychopathic horror to any seaweed. Dulse can be served in a variety of ways: as a side dish, in soups and salads, as a sandwhich ingredient or in powdered form to be used as a spice or flavouring.
Haricot vert de mer, sea spaghetti (Himanthalia elongata) is long, dark, and rich in trace elements and vitamins. It is successfully cultivated in Brittany, France, and increasingly exported fresh for the Japanese restaurant trade. The long strands must first have its furry layer removed by hand under cold running water before it is prepared for eating.
Hijiki, hiziki (Hizikia fusiformis) is among the most mineral-rich of plants, containing fourteen times as much calcium as cow's milk. It is a highly branched black seaweed and so tough that after its first drying, it must be cooked for up to four hours under pressure before being allowed to dry again. It has a uniquely astringent, but nutty, flavour.
Irish moss, carrageen, Iberian moss (Chondrus crispus -- Family Gigartinaceae) is actually a seaweed and not a moss. It is found along the coasts of the North Atlantic in both Europe and North America. It can either be reddish-purple or green in colour. Ireland is a major source of the world's supply and where this vegetable is steamed and eaten with potatoes or cabbage. Its most common use outside of Ireland is in the making of rennet-free gelatin (carrageen), preferred by vegetarians since true gelatin is an animal product. This gelatin is extensively used in making various soft cheeses, ice cream, aspics, and jellies. Carrageen is a gum extracted from Chondrus crispus; and, although found on both sides of the Atlantic, it is especially associated with Ireland, where it is called 'carrigin' in Gaelic. These beautiful fan-like fronds have properties similar to Agar-agar and are used in a similar manner. A tea made from Irish moss is used as a tonic, being widely used in Irish folk medicine as a trusted cure for coughs and colds. The name carrageen is also applied to a related plant, Gigartina stellata, found growing in the Southern Hemisphere and used in New Zealand.
Kelp, kombu, konbu, laminaria (Laminaria japonica) is the best known species of kelp. It has broad, shiny leaves and flourishes in cool waters off the coasts of Japan, Korea, Siberia, and Brittany in Northwest France. It has been cultivated in Japan for about 300 years and elsewhere on a large scale for about forty years. A rich stock (dashi) can be prepared from kelp because of its concentration of the flavour-enhancer glutamic acid. The best varieties of kombu grow in the cool precoastal waters of the northern-most Japanese island of Hokkaido. Their broad, sweet-tasting, thalli (leaves) grow up to thirty-three feet long.
Laver (Porphyralaciniata) is a reddish purple, crinkly seaweed that is gathered off the shores of the British Isles. This ancient food has been valued for centuries by the Scots, Welsh, and Irish. When cooked, it turns a greenish brown. In Scotland, it is dipped in oatmeal and fried or made into a purée. The Welsh marinate it in oil and lemon juice and serve it with black pepper on toast. The water in which laver is cooked turns into a thick jelly that, when combined with potatoes and other vegetables, makes a delicious and healthy soup. Laver is not generally available outside of Great Britain and Ireland; but, with an increased interest in sea vegetables, it may not be long before it is also offered to North Americans. The Maritime Provinces of Canada have made an attempt in this direction to harvest and process a type of laver called "wild nort".
Nori is the edible seaweed belonging to entirely different families of algae. There are about thirty different red and green seaweeds, mostly of the genus Porphyra and sold under the name of "nori". The most important of these are Porphyra umbilicalis, P. tenera, P. yezoensis, and P. haitanensis. Nori is important from a culinary and an economic standpoint in Japan, where some 300,000 metric tons of fresh weight is harvested each year. Cultivation takes place on raft-like screens. The widely distributed species P. umbilicalis is native not only to Japan but also to the coasts of the Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea, and the Pacific coasts of North and South America, and the beaches of Hawaii. In Ireland, it is called sloke; and, in Wales, laver, and eaten as a fresh vegetable. To obtain nori, fresh seaweed is chopped, pressed between bamboo mats, and dried either in drying rooms or in the sun. Good quality nori is mild-tasting and black in colour, but having a purple sheen. It should be packed airtight.
Sea lettuce, sea laver, lettuce laver, laitue de mer (Ulva lactuca) is quite a different plant altogether and not related at all to the seakale, a member of the cabbage family. Its thin, crinkled, lettuce-like leaves pass from pale to bright to dark green as they grow and age. It is a mild in flavour and exported fresh from France. When dried, it is reminiscent of spinach in smell and appearance. It has a worldwide distribution, and is possibly the most widespread of the edible green seaweeds. It can be used raw or cooked.
Red algae, red laver, edible seaweed (Porphyra abbottae, formerly P. perforata -- Family Rhodophyta)
Seaweeds, marine algae, giant kelp, brown algae (Macrocystis integrifolia -- Family Phaeophyta) Giant kelp is one of the largest marine algae with its deep, greenish brown, stem-forms or stipes that are only one or two cell-layers thick. Their large, flat leaf-like blades can be over a foot long and almost as wide, and mature blades can reach heights of five feet. They are found near rocks in the upper subtidal zone to a depth of about twenty feet. They are usually in large bed areas close to the open ocean, but not directly exposed to heavy surf. Red algae has a thin membranous blade that is broad and irregularly-shaped. When fresh, it is reddish-purple or greenish, having the consistency of cellophane; but, when dry, it becomes black and brittle. It is extremely rich in iodine and other minerals, especially calcium, iron, and fluorine and is especially beneficial to thyroid function. It is also known to lower blood cholesterol, alkalize the blood, remove radioactive residues from the body, help with weight loss, and act as an important aid in bone mineralization and density. Sea vegetables are also used to treat such conditions as goiter, water retention, and swollen lymph glands.
Spirulina is a spiral-shaped, blue-green, single-celled alga. It thrives in warm alkaline lakes around the world, including Lake Chad in Africa and Lake Texcoco in Mexico. Appearing like floating green scum, spirulina is collected and dried. It was such a highly valued, life-sustaining food by the Aztecs, that it was used as a form of currency. Spirulina is over 65% complete, predigested protein, making it much easier to digest in the human body. Spirulina also absorbs and retains many minerals from the water: potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, selenium, iron, and phosphorus. In addition, it is also rich in B vitamins, including usable amounts of B12, Vitamin E, beta carotene and chlorophyll. Spirulina has toning and cleansing properties, and is used to detoxify the liver and kidneys, cleanse the arteries, build and enrich the blood, and promote beneficial intestinal flora. It also contains high amounts of phenylalanine, an amino acid which curbs the appetite. Spirulina has been used to treat various ailments, including anemia, malnutrition, hepatitis, inner inflammations, diabetes, hypoglycemia, and poor skin tone. It also strengthens the immune system and helps prevent cancer because of its blue pigment called phycocyanin, a known cancer inhibitor.
Susabi nori (Porphyra yezoensis) flourishes best on coasts with a cold current, and now predominates in all regions of Japan.
Wakame (Undaria pinnatifida) is one of the most important species of seaweed, next to nori, on the Japanese menu, and is eaten both dried and fresh. The nutritional value is high, as the leaves consist of 13% protein, as well as containing substantial amounts of calcium. Wakame is a brown alga or kelp, and grows in water twenty to thirty feet deep. It is usually harvested from boats by means of long hooks and then sold fresh or sun dried. Since this seaweed is salted for transport, certain cleansing must take place before eating. Wakame must be thoroughly rinsed under running water, then placed in boiling water and boiled for thirty seconds, then rinsed in ice water. The leaves are then spread out and the hard midrib removed.
Yeah, it was along list yet there are some things in there that can spruce up that diet. Check 'em out.
As an end note, if you can't really flip your cooking with alot of the above you can get the dried kelp, nori, etc as a seasoning and use in place of salt. That way you can get a sea salt flavoring and those vitamins/minerals.
Posted by Alife Allah at 3:01 PM
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Peace. I got this from my hommie Dan Tres Omi (selfra.blogspot.com-now you know and you're better for it). We live in a REAL world with REAL problems. How DARE 'leaders of countries' speak with any type of moralistic authority when THIS is happening.
http://www. cnn. com/2008/WORLD/americas/04/14/world. food. crisis/index. html
(CNN) -- Riots from Haiti to Bangladesh to Egypt over the soaring costs of basic foods have brought the issue to a boiling point and catapulted it to the forefront of the world's attention, the head of an agency focused on global development said Monday.
"This is the world's big story," said Jeffrey Sachs, director of Columbia University's Earth Institute.
"The finance ministers were in shock, almost in panic this weekend," he said on CNN's "American Morning," in a reference to top economic officials who gathered in Washington. "There are riots all over the world in the poor countries ... and, of course, our own poor are feeling it in the United States.
World Bank President Robert Zoellick has said the surging costs could mean "seven lost years" in the fight against worldwide poverty.
"While many are worrying about filling their gas tanks, many others around the world are struggling to fill their stomachs, and it is getting more and more difficult every day," Zoellick said late last week in a speech opening meetings with finance ministers.
"The international community must fill the at least $500 million food gap identified by the U.N.'s World Food Programme to meet emergency needs," he said. "Governments should be able to come up with this assistance and come up with it now.
The White House announced Monday evening that an estimated $200 million in emergency food aid would be made available through the U.S. Agency for International Development.
"This additional food aid will address the impact of rising commodity prices on U.S. emergency food aid programs, and be used to meet unanticipated food aid needs in Africa and elsewhere," the White House said in a news release.
Former President Clinton, at a campaign stop for his wife in Pennsylvania over the weekend, said, "Corn is the single most inefficient way to produce ethanol because it uses a lot of energy and because it drives up the price of food.
Some environmental groups reject the focus on ethanol in examining food prices.
"The contrived food vs. fuel debate has reared its ugly head once again," the Renewable Fuels Association says on its Web site, adding that "numerous statistical analyses have demonstrated that the price of oil -- not corn prices or ethanol production -- has the greatest impact on consumer food prices because it is integral to virtually every phase of food production, from processing to packaging to transportation.
Analysts agree the cost of fuel is among the reasons for the skyrocketing prices.
Another major reason is rising demand, particularly in places in the midst of a population boom, such as China and India.
Also, said Sachs, "climate shocks" are damaging food supply in parts of the world. "You add it all together: Demand is soaring, supply has been cut back, food has been diverted into the gas tank. It's added up to a price explosion.
Posted by Alife Allah at 6:22 PM
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Above is old school C'BS ALife circa late 90's.
So I put the hair back in locs. I forgot that they have to grow up before they drop down so I'm in my Alfalfa/Buckwheat phase yet again, as always, I am reminded how this is always an exercise in patience. Some just can't walk that road.
Part of my Green Gangsta is not giving all of my hard earned dollars to 'the man'. So when I learn a method that takes things back to the foundation I run with it. Like how my son is now rolling with the DIY salt, baking soda for the toothpaste ("ohhh...it doesn't taste bad at all") and throwing a sprig of mint up in the mouth. I mean..come on they TELL YOU what 'ingredients' they put up in there to make you buy it. Why ain't your stupid butt just buying the ingredients.
Back to the locs. So I ran into this post over at Ultraviolet Underground about the 'no poo' movement.. Basically its about not using over the counter processed shampoo. I can move with that. Basically all you use is baking soda and an apple cider viniger rinse. For those that are a little afraid of the acv rinse you can use some essential oils or rock like me with the green tea rinse (don't be shark bitter though and rock my style without giving me some credit).
The basics are this:
Dissolve about 1 tablespoon of baking soda in just enough water to make a paste. Apply this to your roots only; work it in and let it sit for a minute.
In order to stimulate blood flow, clean your pores and get off built up grime, use your finger tips to scrub your scalp. Start by making a circle on the top of your head in the area you’d wear a crown. Focus on the back of this circle to begin with. Next, fill in the circle. This is where your part will be; grease here affects the way your hair looks. Trace while still scrubbing with your fingertips around the bottom edge of the circle. Keep making scrubbing circles underneath each one, drawing lines in circles around your head.
Lastly, scrub the back of your skull and your temples/sideburns. This will result in less grease and more growth. After doing this, your scalp will feel alive. Many women swear their hair grows faster after a visit to the salon — it does, and this massage method is why.
When scrubbing, you’re actually rubbing your fingers back and forth in short movements. Be gentle; you don’t want to break your hair. Next, pour about 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a cup and add water. (I keep two plastic 12-ounce cups in my shower and just mix when I get in.) After you rinse the baking soda out, pour the apple cider vinegar over the ends of your hair, let it sit for a minute and then rinse it out. That’s all there is to it! (from naturemoms)
So I did it with the locs and it's on. Now I got cheap, effective 'no poo' and 'toothpaste'. Wait until you see what I drop next.
BTW...there is a whole community devoted to this at livejournal. Don't be afraid of the lack of melaninated faces just take the best part.
Posted by Alife Allah at 3:15 PM
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Peace. So I came back a little earlier then planned. It's all peace. Still on mental focus and functionality. I realize, as I usually do, that writing is a part of my thing so it should be part of any of my disciplines whether artistic, social activism, or business. I keeps things in motion. So as I settle back into the captain's (what's the meaning of C-A-P-T-A-I-N)chair let me get you caught up to speed.
*Today is the last day of my Master Cleanser Fast. Rocked it for 21 days. Feeling lovely. God is love (He's also a man of war yet that is another story). Act like you know. Congrats to the others who rocked the 10 day portion of the detox. Some for the first time. Some hilarious moments...like the 3 in the am calls or the first reactions to the salt water flush. The sungazing is off the hook. Due to my new work schedule I've been rocking it at sunset. Incredible. Danced hardcore like 3 times during the fast and still came out on top. Finally someone asked me about weight loss. I only drop like 2 or 3 pounds cause my body is already at its ideal weight. My metabolism adjusts itself to compensate.
*Yesterday I officially started my huge Afrofuturistic Poetry Project. Damn. It's going to be HUGE. I already have like 3 people signed on to the multimedia event. It's coming in the end of 2009.
*This week and going into next week some of the topics that I'll hit you with are how to recycle/reuse stuff (on that get rid of plastic kick), how I've been transforming my living environment to make it more green gangsta fresh, some of my drinks i like (from green drinks to Aztec hot chocolate), the cherry blossom celebration (those who are in tune with haiku and samurai know why I bring it up), and other stuff that I find worthy of my attention.
And you know I'm international so here is another worldwide vegetarian site from India.
Posted by Alife Allah at 12:41 PM
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Peace. No I'm not 100% back on my writing jawn yet some of y'all just won't leave me alone. So until that time I'm going to leave you with some ill posts from my alike the Sapa Inca himself Sha-King Ce'hum Allah.
Native Natural Nutrition: The Ancient of Ways
The Earth: Vegetarianism, Breastfeeding, and Original Women's Health
Posted by Alife Allah at 12:05 PM