"Reunited and it feels so good!" If you've been following 'K Boogie' then you know last year, this time I hosted a segment on Conscious Mindset Radio called "K Boogie's Corner." One year ago, myself and my Brothers from the show were interviewing Dr. Umar Johnson for his upcoming lecture. Time flies.
Last night I returned to the show to introduce their audience to the 2 Sisters helping to provide school supplies to families in need. Economic Vulnerability is a reality for many families in Freedmen Town due to disenfranchisement. As surely as Im in a position to contribute to the Legacy of Freedmen Town; a school Supply Drive felt natural. To add the education component, part of the 'requirement' for receiving the supplies is a guided Tour of the neighborhood. Tragically (and suspiciously) the history of Freedmen Town, HTX was/is not part of State-mandated History or Social Studies lessons. So, unless children's families pass the oral history, then its highly likely they don't know about the Greatness at their feet. So, Sister Priscilla will provide tours for children and parents. Also, Sister Charonda is throwing a party for the Community Center members. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with these women for such a timely cause. ((Smily Face!))
Listen to the show to hear us talk about the disrespects of the Houston School Board Administration and the disparities in their system. We also build on solutions. Which is the point of all if this. Lets live solution-based lives. Selah.
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"denarius: Classical historians often say that in the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire (~27BC) the daily wage for an unskilled laborer and common soldier was 1 denarius (with no tax deductions) or about US$2.8 in bread." #Bread
This past Wednesday, "Earthy-types" across the Northern hemisphere celebrated the Lammas Sabbath, also called Lughnasadh or Lughnasa, (loon-nasa) by Gaelic Nations. What we know about this holy festive time period, is that it honors the yielding of the land and the sustenance Gaia provides. Lughnasadh clears the way for the coming harvest. The grain crops are ready to be pulled up, prepared, feasted upon and stored for the quickly approaching winter. It might help to flash back into ancient times when the Winter season was known to significantly reduce populations. Not only did many get sick and freeze to death, many more died from starvation. No crops grow in freezing temperatures. So, this Sabbath marks the beginning of the season of plenty, the time to make memories and necessary sacrifices so the greedy Freeze would 'pass over' the 'home and hearth'. Lammas means, "first bread" of harvest. The very bread that is coveted as a necessity until the Sun returns.
Lammas Date: although there is a festive day, August 01, the festivals typically lasted around 7-14 days.
Lammas Colors: Fall Colors such as Gold, Orange, Red, Purple, Evergreen
Lammas Trees: Acacia, Apple, Myrtle, Oak, Rowan
Lammas Gemstones: Citrine, Diamond (yellow), Peridot
Lammas Goddesses: Aine, Ceres, Demeter, Ereshkigal, Freya, Frigg, Inanna, Ishtar, Kore, Persephone
Lammas Animal: Cattle (bull, calf)
Lammas Bird: Chicken (rooster)
----Llewllyn's Complete Book of Correspondences. (2014) Kynes, Sandra. Llewellyn Publications, Minnesota.
Did I mention we are hosting a School Supply Drive on August 20th? Check out one of my posts from IG talking about donating to this effort:
"Charonda funds this organization from her pockets and the help of the streets. Yes, the streets. I'm not going to pretend this Community Center isn't in 'the trap'. I'm not going to lie and paint a pretty picture. Look at the photo in this flier. I wanted the most realistic image available. So when you show-up on August 20, you won't think you're in the wrong place... and keep driving. No. Charonda is from 4th Ward, initiated by 4th Ward, and dues paid 2 4th Ward. She said she was always 'a thinker' she was simply misguided. And since Freedmen Town was systematically streamlined into 4th Ward, which is being systematically streamlined into MidTown, she doesnt want other misguided girls and boys following her path. So, she changed her role. Instead of taking, she is giving. Giving her life to reverse the curses of poverty. Calling 4th Ward into responsibility... for their children's sake. It ain't pretty. It ain't glamorous. It damn sure ain't easy. What it is, is necessary. Cause nobody else is doing it.......... Freedmen Town is a fact. It was once Houston's Black Wall Street. It was once a thriving, independent village. That trash on the ground you see now that never gets picked up, was once removed by organized Black trash collectors. Freedmen Town didn't wait on the city, because the city refused them public services. That broken concrete and deathly potholes that prevent smooth transitions while driving down the streets, were once repaved and smoothed by the hands of its residents. This is what I honor evertime I revisit the remains of this Freedom Colony. As I smell the centennial roses outside the Yates house, I'm filled with pride and the Spirit of self-determination. I promise it's good for the Spirit. And this is what I see in Sister Charonda. She's growing from where she's planted. And I want to support her.
We have backpacks. We need to fill them with school supplies for children in grades PreK- 12. You can drop-off items on August 20. We will be there throwing a Back-to-School Party.