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call to Arms of all African Peoples and to unify around the Ideology of Maat!!
Truth, Justice, Balance, Harmony, Order, Propriety and Reciprocity. In a word, Righteousness!
Goal and/or Objective - To Establish a National Black Agenda which will guide and direct Social Justice Movements for the 21st Century and beyond.
2. Place: Los Angeles, Calif.
A proposed Host City Committee is being identified.
The first 3 days for Workshops, Speakers, Banquet (Enstooling Ceremony, Honoring 20th Century History Makers), Harambee Concert. The last 2 days will be working sessions resulting in Resolutions for immediate and long term action.
During the last 2 days there will also be a Pan African Fashion Show, unlike any other in history.
4) Pan African Council of Elders - We have been requested by a Senator in the Zimbabwe Government, close to President Mugabe to initiate the formation of Pan African Council of Elders made up of elders who share the vision of building a World African Community. Such a body would be extra-parliamentary, and formulate policy for African descendants outside the normal channels of government, and seek to organize a people to people's movement. These body shall also build a Pan African Congress and Assembly in much the same way the NBCOE seeks to do along national lines.
5) Diaspora Commonwealth - The Commonwealth would be an economic and governance entity which would seek the economic unification diaspora nation states, island states and national communities living within nation states. This body would also serve to protect and promote the interests of African descendants living within such borders as the U.S., Brazil, Columbia, Venezuela, Canada, Mexico, England, France, West Papua, Netherlands, Australia, etc. It would also defend and advance the interests of such nations as Haiti, as its peoples pursue a path to Self Determination.
6) Million Women March (MWM) - The NBCOE also supports the goals and aspirations of the Million Women March, 2017 as it marks its 20th Year Anniversary. We seek collaboration, cooperation, and coordination as we move forward together, "Towards Our Radiant Future" (Thomas Sankara).
The Spiritual Principles of Ma'at should serve as the foundation and basis for a Unifying Ideology as we seek to build a Unified Movement among our people and communities. Historical precedent for this, is that Ma'at held Kemetic society together for over 5000 years, longer than any other philosophical system. Our Ancestors have left us this blueprint to follow.
The fundamental Virtues of Ma'at are Truth, Justice, Balance, Harmony, Order, Propriety and Reciprocity, which, if practiced, can lead to a Righteous life and social order. The Path to achieving this goal is Self Mastery in the following areas:
1. Self Mastery of Speech
2. Self Mastery of Conduct
3. Self Mastery of Emotion
4. Self Mastery in Thought
These are further reinforced by the 42 Declarations of Innocence.
Secular Principles of Unity are found in the Nguzo Saba of the Kwanzaa Accords.
These Principles are celebrated yearly by over 55 Million African descendants globally, on every continent.
Below are suggested topics for RFP's (Request for Papers) for the NBCOE Unity Convention, now being planned for August of 2018. Los Angeles has assembled potential Host Committee to propose this event happen in that city. Other cities are welcome to offer proposals also. The following would the basis of how workshops would be formed resulting in Resolutions to be acted upon. This will be a solution and action oriented Convention. 1. Holistic/Integrative Health Care Delivery System: National, Regional and Local Dynamics a. Insurance for Holistic b. Research and Development for Holistic Prescriptions c. Emphasis on Prevention d. Wellness e. Mental and Spiritual healing f. Certification of Healers as Health Practitioners g. weaning people off drugs in favor of nutrition, plant and herbs 2. Agriculture for a New Age and Food Production for Nutrition and Medicine a. Hydroponics and Aquaponic Systems of growing food b. Building New Food Distribution System in African Descendant Communities c. Organizing a United Black Farmers Association which connects to distribution centers/Marketplaces nationwide. 3. Education a. Charter, Public and Independent School - The Path Forward? b. Rites of Passage - Role and Relevance c. Career goals based on future economic projections and industries. d. Alternative means of Funding Independent Schools and Colleges
e. Focus on key areas which are unique to the African Community, such as Hi Tech, Sustainable Energy and Ecology, Model Cities, Cultural Tourism, Pan African Trade and Commerce, Diasporan Commonwealth, Fihankra Tribe and Preservation of African Languages and Spiritual Practices and Traditions.
4. STEM - African Scientific Institute Museum a. How to make STEM patents supportive of black community development - leveraging! b. African centered Architecture..c. Communications Systems d. Agricultural innovations and new methods
e. Focus on Sustainable Solutions in every aspect of Life and how to prioritize them 5. Governance - Establishing Independent Institutions which serve as Self Governing bodies acting in the interest of African American Communities and Peoples. Papers should address how we building in the following areas. a. National African American Congress (NAAC) - Structure and Functioning of this policy making, program and project implementing entity. b. National Black Assembly - Structure and Functioning of this body representing all sectors of the AA national community which formally organizes all, and which share information, and acts in an advisory role to the Congress and Council of Elders Descendants c. Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Management. d. Security, Defense and Intelligence as functions of Self Governance.
***Security, Defense and Intelligence Workshop be by Invitation only to be approved by High Elders team, and to be held at a secure location off Campus. We have intelligence specialists who will handle info from this workshop according to classified protocols. Requests to be included in this workshop, or submissions for it, will be sent to a separate email to be requested in my inbox.
e. Youth Corps/Simba Wachanga - Requires mandatory 1-2 year community service in exchange for community employment and/or free higher education. f. Collective Concern - caring for Seniors, disabled, orphaned, abused, addicted in an humane way, and consistent with African values. g. NBCOE and NAAC both, shall have Ministerial responsibilities to build Structural relationships with the AU, Caricom and all African Descendants in Diaspora, and in concert with the PFAU in building a Commonwealth and Reconstituting the Fihankra Tribe as an organic connection to our Motherland for descendants of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. h. We ask Attorneys and Legal Scholars to present papers on the means and methods of establishing Self Determined Community Structures based on African Values System, and its relationship and functioning within the Nation State of the US legal system.
i. We also ask for papers on the Friends of the African Union's concept/idea of Commonwealth for the Diaspora, and especially for those peoples of African descent who represent Nations within Nation States, and how the Commonwealth will and can represent their respective and collective interests and aspirations. Also explore the concept of claiming national status using Sea Islands. 6. Cultural and Creative Production a. Forming a National Arts Association which is made up of each arts category b. Making the Arts Self Sustaining c. Role and Relevance of the Arts in Nation Building d. Campaign to make African Centered Fashion standard dress as an economic boon. e. Role and Relevance of the Drum, Dance and Story-telling in African culture and establishing holidays which celebrate each. 7. Human Rights and the Liberation of African Descendant Peoples Globally: Cases of Haiti, West Papua, Columbia, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia. a. Building Support Movements for our peoples engaged in Struggle around the globe. b. Developing our own internal Justice system which requires repayment back to the community for causing social disharmony and imbalance. 8. Economic Development - Industry Building a. Promotion of and Campaign for the wearing of African centered Fashion by African descendants globally, and developing strategies for expanding markets in this regard. b. Exploring strategies for making Africa the Sustainable and ecological lab for the World and maintaining its natural environment. c. Marketing Strategies for expanding Cultural Tourism d. Building Communications Systems which support exchange of information between African peoples, and which allows for expanded marketing, and most of all the Establishment of an Al Jazeera type Pan African News Network, thus providing for advertising support. e. Projection of Future Industries which African Descendants can begin to prepare for and engage in for the remainder of the Century, i.e. Recycling, etc. f. Promotion around the Country of Model Cities Projects such as in Alabama and Hotep Village among the Gullah Geechee in South Carolina.
g. Building a Pan African Airlines Industry which is connected to Cultural Tourism 9. Spiritual Development a. Understanding Ma'at and the Nguzo Sag ba as Unifying philosophical and ideological systems. b. Developing a higher appreciation for African Spiritual Systems c. Understanding the difference between a Social Structure based on Values, Ethics and Principles vs. one based on a system of manipulative laws.