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Tony Browder:  New Excavation Affirms

Egypt's Africaness

By Wayne A. Young

 

Tony Browder is living his dream and continuing to help people understand the African origins of the world’s greatest civilization. In addition to the books on and the study tours to Egypt he is now helping to excavate two ancient Kemet (Egyptian) tombs. Through the ASA Restoration Project that he started in 2008 to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Asa Hilliard, Browder is raising funds for the excavation and restoration of two 25th dynasty tombs that Dr. Elena Pischikova discovered in Luxor, Egypt in 2006. (Hilliard was a professor of educational psychology who focused on indigenous ancient Egyptian history.)

Pischikova is one of a handful of Egyptologists who specializes in 25th dynasty art and history. Traditional Egyptologists wrongly postulate that the 25th dynasty was the "only" time that Black kings ruled Egypt. Dr. Pischikovastrongly disagrees. Her discoveries have established historical, cultural and racial links between the early 4th dynasty pyramid builders and their 25th dynasty descendants who (2000 years after the building of the pyramids) conquered Egypt in a successful effort to “restore the land of their ancestors,” says Browder.

He continued, “The 25th dynasty was founded by kings from Kush (modern day Sudan), but what is overlooked by most historians is that some of the most identifiable aspects of Egyptian culture —hieroglyphics, religion and the most important Egyptian Gods — all came from Kush and were exported to Egypt in pre-dynastic times." It is because of these controversial issues that Pischikova’s discoveries have been largely ignored and why Browder supports her work.

Many of the Kush tombs are badly damaged, having been reused by the Greeks and Romans in ancient times, and Egyptian villagers in modern times. In 2008, the Egyptian government removed all of the villagers from the area and the project now has complete access to the two 25th dynasty and one 26th dynasty tombs at the site. “Our mission is to eventually excavate all three tombs, catalogue our findings, and clean, conserve and restore the tombs to their original condition,” says Browder.

“We will help our children understand what their ancestors accomplished when they were free and self-determined people who were connected to an ancestral legacy that guaranteed their freedom and self determination,” continued Browder.

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All contributions are tax-deductible. Those who contribute $120 or more will get a quarterly newsletter and discounts on all DVDs. You may even join the excavation team for a minimum of two weeks between May and September 2010 and 2017.



 

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Postal Rate Increase Proposed

 

The U.S. Postal Service submitted a proposal to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) that could result in across the board postal rate increases of up to 23% for select classes of mail. This filing marked a first for the Postal Service with requested price increases exceeding the rate of inflation, an action that is allowed under the 2006 Postal law. This law only requires that the Postal Service demonstrate an "exceptional or extraordinary circumstance" for implementing rate increases above inflation.

The following key rate increases are included in the filing:

  • First-class Mail stamps would increase to 46 cents. A new Forever Stamp image will be available in October.
  • First-class Mail postcard prices will increase 2 cents to 30 cents.
  • The PRC is expected to render a decision on the proposal by October 4, 2010 for the possible January 2, 2011 implementation.

The Lost States
By Wayne A. Young

We get plenty of books looking for review space and The Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It (Quirk Books, $24.95) is one of the most unique and interesting books we received. The book, partly a geography, history and trivia publication with stories about hundreds of statehood proposals.

Author Michael Trinklein keeps it real. On Cuba (A Serious Proposal That Might Have Saved Civilization), Trinklein talks about the Cuba Missile Crisis in 1962 and how the United States could have adverted the crisis if the United States had admitted Cuba as a state when Congress first discussed it in 1898. On the opposing side was Representative John Sharp Williams of Mississippi. He simply was against it because, “we have enough people of the Negro race.”



As we prepare our 15th Anniversary release come November 1, POH is glad not to be one of the 87 magazines that ceased publishing or the 16 that became online-only publications, so far, this year. We are hoping that you subscribe to the print issue now and consider advertising in the 15th anniversary print issue

Our goal is to get 15 new or renewed subscriptions in 15 weeks (by Friday, November 18).


MJFanConvention - Indiana

Fluid Entertainment is holding a MJ Fan Convention in Merrillville, Indiana -- 10 minutes from the childhood home of Michael Jackson. The event takes place Thursday, August 26 - Sunday, August 29.

Photo:  MJ Memorial, 2300 Jackson Street, Gary, IN.


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Mamadou Ka of Senegal Visits Gallery Africa

By Wayne A. Young

Senegalese designer Mamadou Ka visited Gallery Africa’s Centre at Forestville store to show his new designs and meet his customers. “Yes," I know Chris Dean,” says Ka, as we began to discuss the people we know in America and Senegambia. (Dean is an African-American solar power entrepreneur living in Senegal’s neighbor, The Gambia, that POH featured in the August - October 2009 print issue.) Besides being available in the United States, Ka also has a customer base in Japan. “Yes," he says, “many Japanese come to Senegal to study dance and music and they fall in love with my clothes.”


Photo: (Top) Ka and Gallery Africa’s Areta Prince stop to admire one of Ka's original creations which are sold in Senegal, The United States and Japan. (Left/Right) Additional creations.

 

 

 


Stallings Delivers Affirming Sermon at ILM’s Anniversary

by Wayne A. Young

“It takes courage to cut a new path,” remarked Bishop Rainey Checks, pastor and founder of Inner Light Ministries (ILM) during his introduction of Archbishop George Stallings during ILM’s 17th anniversary celebration. Stallings is the patriarch and founder of Imani Temple, which broke away for the Roman Catholic Church in 1989.

Stallings preached that humans allow too much BS (belief systems) to categorize and define themselves versus allowing God to define them. “All of us see God,” says Stallings, no matter our race, sex, sexual orientation, etc. Echoing ILM's theme, “I see the God in you,” Stallings said, “If I am child of God, than I have inherited some of his qualities.”

 


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