June 2010


Now you know you have to come out to this. Beat Studies, BINKIS RECS and Studio 8 presents the premiere for the video we put so much hard work into and it was fun. Beat Studies produced the track as well as featured 2 great Mc’s(Simp and Q-San), BINKIS donated Fluxwonda and Studio 8 handled the visuals. I must say the Rough cut was dope so the finished product is sure to be SHWINGIN’!! FANG, FANGGG!! It’s all coming together on June 29th at the East Side Lounge @485 Flat Shoals Ave. Come on out and enjoy some flyness! Doors open at 9pm and the Video will be shown at 10pm. Bring a friend! FANGGGGGGG!!!

She passed on the day of her birth. I never got a chance to meet the woman let alone hear of her but she obviously change a lot of peoples lives just from contact as well as what she set out to do. Thank you sister. FANGGGGGG!!!

– Info provided by Black Vegetarian Society of GA –

June 24, 1952 – June 24, 2010

Greetings Family,

As many of you already know, Mama NJERE Alghanee was taken from us (physically) in a terrible car/truck accident Thursday night. The family is currently making arrangements and these will be announced as quickly as possible. What we already know is that the family is badly in need of financial support from the Community. Neither insurance nor savings are in place to cover necessary expenses. Your help is needed now. NJERE lived a life of giving to us (her people) and it’s now time for us to give. We must help NJERE’s children and grandchildren pull through this tragedy.

Donations can be made at any Wachovia Bank. Donations should be made to Mama NJERE in care of  Sekelajah Alganee. The bank account # is 3000194920747. Again, donations can be made at any Wachovia Bank.

Bio:

NJERE Akosua Aminah Alghanee, Freedom Fighter, wife of Ras Mausi Alghanee (36 years) ,mother of six, grandmother of three and counting. Grew up in the New Afrikan Independence Movement in Detroit, Michigan. Fought for the release of the RNA-11 of the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika. Continues to fight for Reparations and African Liberation. Educated at Wayne State University, majoring in Mass Communications. Earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts and A.A. in Early Childhood Education.Cooperative Owner of NoName Roots Freedom Shule (1974-1978); Co-Author of ‘ Let the Sisters Speak” (1980); Cooperative Owner of Saba Shule ( 1985- 1988); Assistant Director of Georgia Citizen’s Coalition on Hunger ( 1989 -1996); Executive Director pf Georgia Advocates for Battered Women and Children (1996-97); Southern Region Coordinator for the Million Woman March (1996-98);  National Board of Directors for the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America ( 1994-present); Founding Committee of Empress of Zion ( Rastafari Women); Ethiopian Women’s Federation; Queen Mother Moore Foundation; New Afrikan Womens Organization; Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation; ABISA, Unlimited Family Corporation; Cooperative Author of ” She Hand Us the Rule Book from the Poles of Supreme Authority” (2003) ( Rastafari Women); Founding Unity Board Director of the African Community Centers for Unity and Self Determination(founded 2003).

Visit www.MamaNJERE.com

NOTE: Why NJERE’s name appears in All caps is simply a way of honoring OUR ancestors.

It’s an acknowledgment of their elevated status and OUR way to practice the Nguzo Saba or seven (7) principles of Kwanzaa EVERYDAY!

Imagine the impact, race-esteem we (our children) would feel by Black media, i.e., magazines, new papers, bloggers, etc. taking this simple action.

bvsga@yahoogroups.com

Family values: The importance of strong family bonds

By Kathy D(Courtesy of www.helium.com)

As a potter molds clay to form a beautiful creation, so does the strong bond of family and good values. Family bonds are a link to our beginning and a guide to our future. Early influences are fundamental to our individual development.

We all want to “belong” and feel accepted. A sense of belonging is derived from the strong bond of family. Family is where our roots take hold and from there we grow. We are molded within a unit, which prepares us for what we will experience in the world and how we react to those experiences. Values are taught at an early age and are carried with us throughout our life.

A close family bond is like a safe harbor where we find refuge. From trusting that someone will pick us up when we fall, as a toddler, to someone being there for us as we experience the storms in life – family bonds help to instill trust and hope in the world around us and belief in ourselves. Rituals of bedtime stories, hugs, holidays and daily meals shared together, provide a sense of warmth, structure and safety. These rituals and traditions, not only create memories and leave a family legacy, but create our first path in life – one that is positive.

Our very spirit can either blossom or wither within the family unit. When we don’t have the security and influence of strong family bonds early in life, the ground work is laid for an emptiness, that is often sought to be filled, through destructive venues. If one isn’t loved as a child, they may later seek love and acceptance in a way that brings them harm. There is a deep yearning to fill that hollowness, residing in the heart and soul, from never knowing what it’s like to be loved, accepted and appreciated for “being”.

There can be long-term effects from living in a detached or dysfunctional family. The cycle is often repeated through generations. Children often grow up believing this dysfunctional unit is normal and they may gravitate toward people and situations that mimic the dysfunction they were accustomed to. A healthy relationship won’t be easily recognized because it’s foreign to someone who hasn’t lived within a close and loving family. Often drug and alcohol abuse or domestic violence is repeated, whether by a learned behavior or an escape from behavior that was poured upon an innocent child.

A child may have poor self-image, isolating themselves from peers at school or holding anger and pain inside. This not only affects the emotional well-being, but also physical well-being. The poor self-image may be with them throughout life, causing an inability to make positive choices or be close to others. It’s hard to succeed in life when the core of your being has never been nurtured. Healthy development begins before we are born by the choice parents make for the path their children will follow.

Strong family bonds help us to thrive in all aspects of life. Lack of these bonds can lead to forever seeking that something which is missing. Don’t take the value of family bonds for granted. You can mold a beautiful creation for today and the generations that follow!

– Get to Know Kathy D Here

Family values: The importance of strong family bonds

By Kathy D(Courtesy of www.helium.com)

As a potter molds clay to form a beautiful creation, so does the strong bond of family and good values. Family bonds are a link to our beginning and a guide to our future. Early influences are fundamental to our individual development.

We all want to “belong” and feel accepted. A sense of belonging is derived from the strong bond of family. Family is where our roots take hold and from there we grow. We are molded within a unit, which prepares us for what we will experience in the world and how we react to those experiences. Values are taught at an early age and are carried with us throughout our life.

A close family bond is like a safe harbor where we find refuge. From trusting that someone will pick us up when we fall, as a toddler, to someone being there for us as we experience the storms in life – family bonds help to instill trust and hope in the world around us and belief in ourselves. Rituals of bedtime stories, hugs, holidays and daily meals shared together, provide a sense of warmth, structure and safety. These rituals and traditions, not only create memories and leave a family legacy, but create our first path in life – one that is positive.

Our very spirit can either blossom or wither within the family unit. When we don’t have the security and influence of strong family bonds early in life, the ground work is laid for an emptiness, that is often sought to be filled, through destructive venues. If one isn’t loved as a child, they may later seek love and acceptance in a way that brings them harm. There is a deep yearning to fill that hollowness, residing in the heart and soul, from never knowing what it’s like to be loved, accepted and appreciated for “being”.

There can be long-term effects from living in a detached or dysfunctional family. The cycle is often repeated through generations. Children often grow up believing this dysfunctional unit is normal and they may gravitate toward people and situations that mimic the dysfunction they were accustomed to. A healthy relationship won’t be easily recognized because it’s foreign to someone who hasn’t lived within a close and loving family. Often drug and alcohol abuse or domestic violence is repeated, whether by a learned behavior or an escape from behavior that was poured upon an innocent child.

A child may have poor self-image, isolating themselves from peers at school or holding anger and pain inside. This not only affects the emotional well-being, but also physical well-being. The poor self-image may be with them throughout life, causing an inability to make positive choices or be close to others. It’s hard to succeed in life when the core of your being has never been nurtured. Healthy development begins before we are born by the choice parents make for the path their children will follow.

Strong family bonds help us to thrive in all aspects of life. Lack of these bonds can lead to forever seeking that something which is missing. Don’t take the value of family bonds for granted. You can mold a beautiful creation for today and the generations that follow!

– Get to Know Kathy D Here

Slide on thru!!! FANGG!!

HABESHA presents: ORGANIC FEST 8 Saturday June 26, 2010
Featuring an eclectic mix of Reggae, Hip-hop, Soul and Poetry .
Free for the family!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

From 12:00pm – 8:00pm

DUNBAR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

477 WINDSOR AVE  Atlanta, GA

Cen C Love Wailer
Olu Butterfly
Methuzulah
Binkis Recs
Tahir of the RBG family and many more !!!

Proceeds provide airfare for the students of the Black To Our Roots Program .

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resources. events. ear candy.
678.910.9374

Lex Boogie from the Bronx(Guilty Party/Broady Champs) makes some of the illest beats you ever heard. Pick it up, PICK IT UP!!!!

Lexboogie.bandcamp.com

“Bronx native, Lex Boogie, is ready to take the music industry to infinity and beyond. Lex, professionally known as Lex Boogie from the Bronx, has been in the studio preparing his latest release, ”Lex in Space Beats and Instrumentals”. This conceptual instrumental album is based on bending the gritty genre of Hip Hop production he is known for and blending it with cosmic twist and turns that could only be described as “Out of this world”.

In past years, he has steadily proved himself as a force to be reckoned with. His self- titled I-Tunes release, “Lex Boogie from the Bronx” was a classic example of the very soul of Hip Hop, combined with hard hitting beats and raw lyricism, provided by the Broady Champs. His most recent, exclusively produced collaboration with the Grilchy one himself, Marq Spekt on The” Guilty Party “Album” created quite an internet buzz when it was released for free download in the mist of overly saturated mainstream Hip Hop.

Hailing from the Bronx,Ny, Lex Boogie’s influences are as sacred to Hip Hop as graffiti is to the city. Being of Latin descent he was raised on some of the most soulful of Latin Artist like Hector Lavoe and the Fania All stars and soulful greats like Love Impresario Barry White, James Brown, Gamble and Huff, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Isaac Hayes and many more. He is most influenced by J Dilla, DJ Premier, Diamond D, Just Blaze, Timbaland, Buckwild, Marley Marl, and DJ Mark the 45 King. All of which have contributed to the foundation of his sound.

A leaked version of “Lex in Space” was released earlier this year to rave reviews. The Cultureking blog was quoted as saying, “the results are raw sci-fi head bangers”. One of the tracks on “Lex in Space“entitled, Nitro is a hypnotic blend of sounds weaved into a clever tapestry that would challenge even the most elite lyricist. When asked, what does Lex Boogie want to relay with “Lex in Space” he simply answered. “I am not a typical beat maker. This is me letting you into one of my many Chambers, stay tuned”.

Lex Boogie is currently working on the production of a reggae/hip hop inspired project with the Broady Champs entitled Broady International Champion Sound Vol.1.Scheduled for release late summer 2010.”
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