💛PEARLS OF WISDOM💛
lt’s not enough to know, you must do.It’s good to plan but there will be no progress if you don’t follow through.Great strategies are those that are implemented.Action is forever the greatest measure of intelligence.You should always go out to make a difference.The writer in you ought to write.The music in you must be sung.The problem should be solved.
QUOTES OF THE DAY
Until the killing of black men, black mothers’ sons, becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son, we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.
You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can’t hate Africa and not hate yourself.
A restless feet may walk into a snake pit.
Meaning: If someone is busy doing nothing or is involved in what he does not know about, it is easy for him/her to get into trouble.
DID YOU KNOW
Cassius Marcellus Clay Junior, popularly known as Muhammad Ali, was the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship on three different occasions. He successfully defended the the title 19 times.
Muhammad Ali, born as Cassius Marcellus Clay Junior on January 17th,1942, at Louisville, Kentucky. He took the Muhammad Ali on March 6th, 1964 which was given to him by his spiritual mentor, Elijah Muhammad. He was an American professional boxer and a social activist. At age 12, he took up boxing under the of Louisville policeman, Joe Martin. At the 1960 Olympic Games, he won a gold medal in the 175-pound division. Muhammad Ali’s final record of 56 wins and 5 losses with 37 knockouts has been matched by others, but the quality of his opponents and the manner in which he dominated during his prime placed him on a level off with boxing’s immortals.
AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY 💠
Asaase Yaa, the earth goddess of fertility of the Akan ethnicity of Ghana. Asaase Yaa who is regarded as Mother Earth, the wife of Nyame; the sky deity. Asaase Yaa gave birth to three children, Bia, Tano and Ananse the trickster. Although no temples are dedicated to her, but the Akans worship her in the agricultural fields as planet earth is her symbol. Asaase Yaa worshippers reserve Thursday as a sacred day. They abstain from tilling the land on Thursdays. The worshipping of Asaase Yaa was transported through the transatlantic slave trade and was documented to had been acknowledged by the enslaved Akans living in Jamaica.
Descendants of the Akan coupled with other newly arrived enslaved Coromantees joined in observation and worship of the goddess Asaase Yaa (the English people anglicized erroneously as ‘Assarci’). The worshippers of Asaase Yaa poured libations and offered harvested foods. Tumi nyinaa ne asaase (All power emanates from the earth) and Asase ye duru sene epo (The earth is heavier than the sea). When a member of the Akan ethnicity wants to prove their credibility, they use their index finger to touch their lips, after on, touch the ground.
GREEK MYTHOLOGY 💠
Pegasus is described as a beautiful, pure white stallion with wings. He was born from the blood of Medusa, a frightful creature whose gaze could turn men to stone, when the hero Perseus decapitated her. The moment Pegasus was born he flew to Mount Olympus and placed himself in the service of Zeus. Pegasus bore Perseus on his back when he went to save the Ethiopian princess Andromeda, who was chained to a rock to be a sacrifice for a sea monster. Perseus was captivated by her beauty. With the head of Medusa in his satchel, he pulled out Medusa’s head and showed it to the sea monster.
BLACK PAST 💥🏴☠
Battle of Nsamankow – January 21, 1824:
The Ashanti Empire became so powerful that they raided coastal towns and forts to the point that, the British needed to either protect the Fante tribes with whom they traded from being massacred and enslaved by the Ashanti. Charles McCarthy was killed on January 21, 1824 at what came to be known as the Battle of Nsamankow, near present day Bonsaso, Ghana.
In the early 19th century, the British fought three major wars against the Ashanti Empire, which had gained much of its wealth and prominence through the slave trade. The Battle of Nsamankow was fought during the aggression of Ashanti Empire, and resulted in a British loss. The British fought with the Ashanti Empire because one of its local allies, the Fante Confederacy.
Desmond Tutu was born on October 7, 1931, Klerksdorp, South Africa. He is South African Anglican cleric who in 1984 received the Nobel Prize for Peace for his role in the opposition to apartheid in South Africa. Desmond Mphilo Tutu was born of Xhosa and Tswana parents and was educated in South African mission schools at which his father taught. He had originally wanted to be a doctor, but his family could not afford the schooling. Like his father, Tutu was a schoolteacher from 1954-1957. He then attended St. Peter’s Theological College in Johannesburg and was ordained an Anglican priest in 1961. In 1984, he became the second South African, after Chief Albert Lutuli, to win the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end apartheid.
Proverbs 1vs9: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
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