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- November 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm #2164
Use this thread to introduce yourself to the rest of the family. Let us know what you do so we can network and build!
- November 22, 2015 at 11:09 pm #2169
Peace family! I am an underground music producer/mixing engineer from southeast Florida in Palm Beach County. I started dabbling in music production my 12th grade year but had been involved in Marching Band since middle school(1st chair trombone), eventually going to Bethune Cookman Univ. on partial scholarship. My major was Music Technology there but I would leave my sophomore year after coming into consciousness of miseducation in the school system. For music production I use FL Studios11&ProTools11.
- November 22, 2015 at 11:47 pm #2170
Peace ya’ll, I’m a Producer/Beatmaker from North Brunswick, New Jersey, I go by the name CraftBeatz (used to be called “Future” but changed it because of a certain “rapper” but some friends still call me that.) I started getting into music around 04/03 just messing around with a few DAWs such FLstudio and Reason which I use now and from there I kept at it. Never played an instrument, but would like to get into playing the piano and drums. I started becoming more consciousness since grade school, just analyzing and noticing things because I was always the quiet type.
- November 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm #2184
I’m from the DMV currently living in Maryland. My artists name is Virtuoso The God. My passion for music came from my family. In elementary school I was in chorus, and I picked up playing the saxophone in middle school. From there my love for music grew at a rapid pace. I listened to everything from Funkadelic to African Traditional Drum Music. It wasn’t until I heard The Diplomats “I’m Ready” record, that I knew I wanted to become a producer music (S/o The Heatmakers!!!). I started on Fl Studio and I have expanded to Logic, and now the Maschine. I look forward to building with you all in the near future.
- November 24, 2015 at 3:46 am #2186
What publishing company are you guys with?
- November 24, 2015 at 5:50 am #2188
I’m with BMI.
- December 2, 2015 at 1:38 pm #2267
Hotep fam! My name is Frenchaire live in St. Louis from Dallas. I’m a licensed insurance professional for MO and Tx. I can write all lines of insurance.
Also, I recently started my own business Branding and Marketing by Frenchaire http://www.frenchaire.com due to my friend’s conference in my work as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for The English Schoolhouse http://www.theenglishschoolhouse.com hit us up for multicultural children’s books. Let her know I sent you.
Personally I curate a paper https://paper.li/MsFrenchy06/1435647497#!headlines please subscribe and comment. A lot of the content Asad Malike wrote from PanAfrican Alliance or the podcasts and other business related things
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- December 7, 2015 at 6:16 pm #2330
Hotep Family! My name is Darante’ Martin, currently living in Alexandria, Alabama. I was born in Dothan, Alabama (which has been recently in the news for wide-scale systematic racial corruption) and lived a major portion of my life in the DMV area, (SE DC, Upper Marlboro, Accokeek, Forestville, etc). I was a christian pastor and itinerant speaker for about 17 years. Over the past two years, I have been systematically withdrawing from Christianity. I’m working on the launch of a “neochurch organization,” that allows me to speak from a less restricted platform. I’m also working on launching several business systems that I believe will be instrumental in establishing a black collective and establishing self-sufficient communities, communities that I’m calling in my head Genesis Communities. I have authored 2 books, Significant and Parenting on Purpose. I have been the ghostwriter for pastors and authors. I have a Bachelors in Social Science with a Leadership Concentration. I am also an artist. I write and compose music, as well as help brand other artists and develop “counterindustry” systems for independent labels to thrive without killing their artists in the process. I’m also using my work with local artist and engineers to build the aforementioned neo-church organization. The irony is, I actually currently work for the Southern Baptist Convention as the Director of Church & Community Missions for the Calhoun Association.
- December 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm #2345
My name is Darnaya Darice Martin. I am the Queen to my wonderful husband, Darante’ Martin. I am a Brooklyn, New York native and I was raised in the DMV, DC/MD/VA area. My passion is fusing education and the arts with black excellence. I began my performing arts career at the age of 6 with a local dance company in the Washington, DC area. I have trained, choreographed, and performed as a dancer, cheerleader, actress, gymnast, and poet all throughout grade school and college.
In 2008, I graduated from University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. In 2013, I wrote and publish my first literary work, Words of a Shattered Mind. Since then, I have updated and published Words of a Shattered Mind New Edition. I have always had an interest in African/African American history as well. My original goal was to just become an educator, but, along with my husband, I am seeing my purpose evolve to a grander scale in which I wish to be the Goddess of a New Black Renaissance. As a Poet, Author, and Choreographer, I seek to advance the work of Black Literature and continue the work of those like Dr. Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Georgia Douglas Johnson. Lastly, as a Black Queen, I wish to mark my place in history along with you family (my brothers and sisters) as one who changed the expectation of Black Advancement, Black Achievement, Black Unity, and Black Excellence.
- December 14, 2015 at 3:43 am #2398
Do you have any literature you can post in the forum?
- December 9, 2015 at 3:46 am #2363
Harambee to those that completed the work study course!!! I look forward to working with you all! This is the beginning!
Peace and Love
- December 10, 2015 at 1:10 pm #2378
Greetings. My name is CW Johnson, AKA Vision Johnson. I’m an experienced entrepreneur who is building a new business online. My focus is awareness creation through the use of cloud based software apps. I came to this forum to connect with some people who are interested leveraging technology to build, brands, businesses, and empires. I have a lot of resources, ideas, and a small (yet growing) online following.
My intro is short because I’d rather make some connections than give you my life story. If there is anyone who wants info on my video marketing apps, money making opportunities, branding strategies, or just want to talk business, I can be reached on Google Plus http://linktrack.info/cwjgpluscircles. You can also join my community http://linktrack.info/rpcrbgp
If you want to get a clear picture of the last 12 months of my entrepreneurial journey, you can join my Facebook group. http://linktrack.info/.1bpkt. I’m not updating the FB group anymore. You can find my newest material on my new Google Plus group.
I look forward to meeting some good people and building some beneficial relationships.
- December 10, 2015 at 3:14 pm #2380
I’m looking forward to some posts in the Powernomics section, cw. Glad to have more entrepreneurs coming into our community!
- December 10, 2015 at 6:58 pm #2382
Hey everybody, my name is Devonnie Simmons. I am a South Carolina native, born and raised in Pineville, South Carolina. I currently reside in Columbia, SC. I am a data analyst/tax specialist at the Virtual Business Office of Associates and do tax/financial consulting work outside the office. I have a Master’s of Science in Accountancy and is currently studying for the Certificated Public Accountant exam. So far I have experience in four parts of the accounting field: forensic accounting, financial reporting, auditing, and tax (corporate and individual). I want to leverage this form to help my people build a strong financial empire and hopefully help create a team that will help move us into a world where we are financial strong and independent.
- December 10, 2015 at 11:03 pm #2385
Hello everyone my name is Talibah Karim but you can call me Be. I am a PR and Social Media assistant for a software company. I am 23-years-old and I have an undergraduate degree in Mass Communication. I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in Film and Media Studies at Howard University. I am back and forth between Mississippi and DC. I would love to link up with you guys to learn and grow.
- December 10, 2015 at 11:11 pm #2386
Hotep, Queen! Definitely blessed to have you here! Are you open to taking on some freelance work? Our social media accounts need serious management, and we have been looking to produce documentaries. HMU and let me know. Also, have you applied to become a member of the organization?
- December 12, 2015 at 12:23 am #2389
Greetings Fam! My name is Jiwuan Haley and currently work as a land use planner in North Florida. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in the Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University.
While I have always been interested in the intersectional relationship between race, health, geography and urban planning, my interests have shifted in a different direction. I am now working on starting an organization dedicated to providing information and a place for dialogue for people of African descent, which is focused on an Afrocentric approach to community and economic planning. So I am interested in economics, infrastructure, and the physical layout of our communities! I am excited to connect with you all and can’t wait to learn more moving forward.
- December 14, 2015 at 3:43 am #2399
Welcome, Queen! What specifically is a land use planner?
- December 12, 2015 at 8:56 pm #2390
My name is Jhane Sanders. I’m a full time student at Texas Southern University majoring in Mass Communications with a minor in accounting. I’ll be attending graduate school at the University of Arts London majoring in Applied Imaginations in the Creative Industry. I’m hoping to come up with creative ways to change how education is taught in inner city schools. I attended an inner city school and it felt as if education was something like a chore other than something that is actually beautiful. One of those reasons is because the way it’s taught. We were disciplined for not being militant as our teachers tried to prepare us for standardized testing and not actually trying to feed us any knowledge. A lot of my friends in my neighborhood who attended school with me were dealing with many issues in the area as well as in the home. And to come to school and have teacher who disregards that and expects a student to respond well is foolish. Especially when your not teaching students their truth and instead feeding them stories about kings and queen from England.
- December 14, 2015 at 3:48 am #2400
Our definition of miseducation is the cultivation of an alien identity. Here is why:
Your education is predicated on 4 things:
- Who you are
- How you came to be
- The world around you
- Your place in that world
As a student, you are taught about the glories of the white world, while hearing nothing about your ancestors contributions. You feel this intrinsically. That is why you reject so-called education. The true (and beautiful) purpose of education is to bring forth a knowledge of ones true self. This is what we teach in the conscious community. Rock with us and we will show you what true education is! Welcome to the family!
- December 13, 2015 at 9:35 pm #2392
My name is Bro.Bateman, I live in Muskegon, MI. and I am on a mission, My Mission is really very simple. I want to impact as many Black lives as possible. I want to instill in as many black people as possible the ability to believe in their dreams – then make them come true. I want black people of all ages to know they are special, valued, and capable of achieving all they were created to achieve.
In These bad economic times we must focus on God, opportunities & prosperity I truly believe that! I know that Collaboration Is the only way that We will and Can Change any Thing,
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything either is an opportunity to grow or obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
I am a member of Us Lifting Us and I’m here to introduce ULU mission and who we are ULU Mission: Is to build, maintain and pass to future generations the machinery of economic self-determination.And who we are We are not one person, WE are YOU. We are a collective group of people dedicated to creating sound business institutions and communities for ourselves. Us Lifting Us Lifting Us Economic Development Cooperative, LLC (ULU) is an economic engine spurring economic growth in Black Communities throughout the US and across the Afrikan Diaspora. ULU allows us to determine our own economic destiny. Collectively, we pool our considerable resources to uplift one another, hence our name and charge to each other, Us Lifting Us.
Why should you/I join Millions of our people sincerely desire a stronger and more vibrant economic foundation for our communities. And there is widespread frustration with our failure to redirect and make better use of the large sums of economic resources that flow through our collective fingers. If you count yourself among these numbers, join with ULU and help to build the machinery of real and lasting economic power. We need you. It should be understood that ULU is first and foremost a business, cooperatively owned and democratic. Some of our very real social needs can not be met by ULU alone. ULU, to be effective, must stay true to its charge as a tool of economic empowerment in service to the total needs of our communities and people. Our name, ”Us Lifting Us Economic Development Cooperative” points clearly to our unique mission
Please view ULU plan http://www.usliftingus.com/#!ulu-presentation/c1iib
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Peace and love
- December 14, 2015 at 3:50 am #2401
Thank you for introducing your mission to us. What approach does ULU take against the weapons of white supremacy? What is the political stance that ULU takes?
- December 14, 2015 at 6:05 am #2405
Asad that is a awesome question! But I am not the one that can answer that for you, you are very welcome to come on our weekly call and get all your questions answer or you can call this number 404-592-2780 and speck with Bro. Hakeem to address that question for you.
- December 20, 2015 at 4:04 pm #2458
Sup fam! My name is Fred and I’m from Pittsburgh, PA. I’m currently working in IT and it’s what I went to school for. My technical experience largely centers around sound/lighting engineering, video editing/production, etc. I’ve done several community plays and concerts in the area. I’m also a musician, I grew up learning keys and instruments in school bands and in church. I’m not a religious or spiritual person but I don’t think I’d have learned music by ear any other way. I’m just a creative type of guy. Hmm… I believe that’s all I have to say at the moment. I’m very excited to be in the company of so many like minded people, I’m looking forward to learning, growing, and working with each of you. Be strong and of good courage fam, keep ya head to the sky. – Fred
- December 20, 2015 at 9:30 pm #2461
Peace Family. I am LaVette Rowland in Greensboro, NC by way of Camden, NJ. I just completed the work study group. I am proud to be a member of the UBA family. I grew up Christian but I am no longer. In 2009, I started pulling away from the church in search for the truth and understanding of who I am. I am new in this journey to knowledge of self but have a great passion to help spread black consciousness, fight white supremacy and to support the establishment of a United States of Africa. My life mission is to instill knowledge of self and black pride in my African family through learning, teaching and living racially responsible. Other passions include researching genealogy, writing poetry and song lyrics. I look forward to growing in knowledge and experience with UBA.
- December 20, 2015 at 10:17 pm #2465
Peace & Black Power family. I am Hon. Prophet Daniel A.K.A. Jah Daniel. I am a family man, an entrepreneur, and many other things, but I identify as Black first! I would like to strengthen this organization in any way i possibly can b/c African Unity is the driving force in my life. I hope to create new networks and bridge the RastafarI community with the conscious community here in USA. We are based in Asheville, NC, and we travel a lot for vending opportunities and events concerning our liberation as a people. My skill set includes Graphic Design, Natural Medicine & Health, Carpentry, Wholesale and Retail, and probably some more things i didn’t mention, not to boast, but to be truthful. I look forward to linking with the group and doing whatever works I can to improve the living situation of my people! Love!
- December 26, 2015 at 7:44 pm #2580
My question is where did you get that zip up lol. Welcome to the family! I am proud to bear witness!
- December 21, 2015 at 12:37 am #2469
Hello Asad! Land use planners basically work on figuring out where certain land uses go. A land use planner is very much involved in zoning and land development. We focus on where commercial, residential, medical, industrial etc. areas or zones are situated within a city or community. A land use planner is just one type of a urban and regional planner. There are other types such as transportation, environmental, housing, and comprehensive, neighborhood etc. Urban and regional planning, overall hasn’t been too good to black communities in the U.S and honestly around the world. I believe that we need to have our own planning approach. We can’t depend on the institutions that have historically oppressed and isolated us through zoning land use codes to help us. We have to do it ourselves.
- December 26, 2015 at 8:01 pm #2581
As a land planner, I am curious as to what your take would be on what we are talking about here: http://unitedblackamerica.org/ForumIndex/topic/genesis-of-revelation/#post-2490
- December 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm #2482
Peace family! My name is Crystal. I’m born, raised, and reside in south Florida. I currently work for a charter airline. My passion is learning, gaining understanding, and spreading black consciousness while restoring the love for our fellow brothers & sisters.
After losing my mother, I felt completely empty and started to focus on what my purpose truly was and how I could be more like her. As a natural loner and true introvert, this proved difficult for me as I am VERY shy. I knew in order to figure out my purpose, I had to dig deep into who I am and challenge myself. I started to see things on social media that made me want to know more about my history and how our people got to this point. I joined a few groups that shared my passion to connect with like minds. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon UBA that I felt that it was a right fit for me. I’m looking forward to contributing in anyway that I can.
- December 28, 2015 at 1:07 am #2584
VL Towler here. After 15 years, my novel is ready on Amazon.com. It’s fiction. A mystery. It has a profound message for and about Black people for the world to read. Right now, it’s an ebook. The paperback won’t be ready for another month or so. It’s been out for a week. I wrote it for Black people who believe we must control the dialogue about our culture, instead of giving it to others. It is a manifesto of sorts, but without the preaching. It’s an old-fashioned mystery. http://www.amazon.com/Severed-A-Novel-VL-Towler-ebook/dp/B019EA91KG
I welcome reviews. Peace.
- January 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm #2630
Peace Family, Thank you for the light first of all. I’m a 2x small business owner. a father of 2 boys and a baby girl oldest being 9 youngest being 1. Married 8 years living in the DC area.
This connection has saved our life and given our family a renewed meaning for life as we know it. This is coming from a brother who dropped out of school & spending years in the prison slave system, self educated. So with this new found life path we are motivated on a whole different level! so again thank you Family we really look forward to building & networking in all ways.
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- January 4, 2016 at 2:32 am #2632
Asad I want first start by saying thank you to you and the rest of the UBA family for creating this forum. I attend every Sunday call that I can. I live in the Bay Area and the call is hosted at 7pm est which is 4pm my time so I am still at work when these calls are being held. My name is Melisa, I’m 27 years old and a single mother of a beautiful two year old boy. I have been listing to your podcast along with brother Tariq’s for a little over a year now. It amazes me how much history we as melinated people have that has either been “lost” or hidden from us over the years. I have been in touch with my emotions since I was young, always the sensitive soul that tended to cry easily when I was younger. I remember being in Elementary school and crying to my mother when the school would have their annual International Day. We would have to bring food and tell a bit about our culture. Besides Greens, black eyed peas, Martin Luther King Jr and Rosa Parks I felt at odds because there were x amount of melinated children in my class yet only a handful of leaders and food to pick from. The child to international dish/leader ratio was off. To this day I still have what seems to be a unquenchable thirst for knowledge and it seems like our history well never runs dry. I am currently reading and almost done with the book “The Mis-Education of The Negro” by Cater G Woodson. Please keep up the amazing work and I look forward to not only mental masturbating on these Sunday conference calls but actually being a active participant in this movement. Like the saying goes “If not now, when? if not us, who?”
- January 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm #2983
I’m Aja (pronounced like the continent – Asia). I’m a Chicago native, and currently work as a Speech Pathologist with Chicago Public Schools. I also have quite a bit of experience in other areas of education, including tutoring (one of my side hustles), test prep (ACT and SAT), and professional development – specifically as it relates to providing language enrichment and intervention programs for Black students. I’m very interested in learning more about, and working to end the systematic racism that exists in education – especially for our Black babies. In my free time, I’m an avid reader, travel enthusiast, and museum junkie. Recently, I’ve become more interested in ways to connect with other Black people to facilitate and encourage personal and collective financial independence and empowerment. I am very much looking forward to making some powerful connections here! 🙂
- January 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm #2987
A’ja I am glad we crossed paths. United Black America has created a Khepera Council (khepera is the Kemetic [Egyptian] process of developing knowledge of self, therefore this is our council of educators) dedicated to creating a womb-to-tomb curriculum for our people. Would you be willing to work with our team to do this?
- January 22, 2016 at 8:04 pm #2990
I would love to! Please send me additional information on how I can become involved.
- January 23, 2016 at 6:22 pm #2993
AnonymousPeace allhere’s my bio:
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Jennifer was born in a small town in South Carolina. She and her older sister grew up there with their close-knit family. She went off to attend Agnes Scott College, an all-women’s liberal arts school in GA, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then went on to earn Master’s degrees in Biology and Physiology. Her physiology master dissertation was on the cellular and molecular pathways involved in metastatic colon cancer. On the track to being a medical professional, Jennifer always had a passion to help others and an interest in medicine. Jennifer couldn’t help but to incorporate her passion for medicine and health with her love for plants, which comes from her mother’s green thumb. After taking a course in graduate school called Mechanisms of Disease, and learning about how the body has a natural ability heal itself, she began to dig deeper into understanding her own health problems. She also began to understand the therapeutic ways of her Nigerian ancestry, ancient Africans, and other indigenous peoples. They used the earth for healing and renewal as a natural supplement to health. This resonated deeply with Jennifer, so she became certified as a Clinical Master Herbalist, and started her company Senebti Botanicals. The word Senebti comes from the ancient African language of Medu Neter “Ankh Udja Seneb”, which means life, prosperity, and health.
Jennifer is a digestive and hormone balance specialist; she is seeing clients for her specialized wellness programs in order to empower others with the invaluable knowledge of herbal medicine, and to help them conquer their health challenges, naturally. With her clients, she not only offers herbal formulas and expert advice, but also solutions for mindset work, and nutritional guidelines. The mindset work is really a big component of transformation that is often left out of a healthy living journey. Protecting the mind, body, and spirit will allow one to set a course and fulfill their health goals.
Jennifer also received a certificate in College Teaching from the University of Arizona. She has developed a curriculum and teaches several online and virtual herbalism courses. Furthermore, she provides workshops and webinars on herbal medicine making and a host of other topics. Her philosophy: ‘We must realize that Mother Earth and our universe is a biological system in which we are innately connected. No laboratory drug can safely balance the internal energy of your bodies in the same way plant medicines can.’
Jennifer lives in North Carolina with her fiancé Marcus and her dog Shelly. She has an office in Charlotte for in-person clients, but also works with people all over the world. She is also the Director of the Black Community Healer’s Guild.Black Community Healers Guild (http://blackhealersguild.com)
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- February 16, 2016 at 4:01 am #3042
- Who you are
- How you came to be
- The world around you
- Your place in that world
Peace and blessings. My name is Adrienne Moore. I have always been proud of my culture and who I am. Growing up I have always worked on growing and gaining knowledge. How I came to United Black America is that I was searching for a place where I could learn and grow with like minded people. The world around me is constantly changing. I know that this is the time that I evolve into the person I know I am and look for support in my journey and quest who are working toward the same thing. I believe that my place in world is to be a teacher and nurturer.
- February 18, 2016 at 6:08 pm #3043
Peace to all family. I am Ronald Johnson. I am a military brat from the Florida Panhandle, and I have obtained degrees in Business and Psychology. At the root of it all is love for my people. I believe in a Work that we all must carry out according to a predestined plan. I have been listening to a lot of lectures from the Pan African movement, and I know that my Work is to contribute. The world is growing more contrary by the minute, and my place in the world is to help in a manner that is beneficial for the young brothers and sisters (family) of the next generation.
- February 19, 2016 at 6:04 am #3044
Hello family. My name is Dathiel Dhamir Blake (eventually going to change it). I was born in Panama but raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. I am a Mechanical Engineering student with interests in history, economics and business amongst other things. I started really coming into consciousness last year on my own. I don’t remember how I fell onto an article about the original black Hebrews but it all really started there. After that I continued to learn and the more I learned, the hungrier I grew for knowledge. I cannot wait to connect with pan africanists not only locally but globay. I know that one day I will change the world. I know that one day WE will change the world. It is just a matter of time before we make Africa the superpower we all know it can and should be. Peace. Love. Unity.
- March 6, 2016 at 2:47 am #3068
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Hello brothers and sisters my name is Courtney Ford-Brown. I am a Queen to my King, mother of three, daughter, sister, friend and now family to all of you. Professionally I am a Banker by day, getting my skills up so that when we OBTAIN our self sustaining BLACK community I can bring knowledge of financial management! And contribute to keeping us afloat and separate from the system of white supremacy. My side hustles include resume writing, document production, tax preparation, but my passion <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”></span>is baking. I do own my own business called Cocoa Delectables I bake cakes, cookies and pies and all that other good stuff anything that you may have a sweet tooth for I could do. Outside of my family,
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