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Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen Vol. 5 “BE THE CURE!” 5th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen Vol. 5 , “BE THE CURE!” is excited to celebrate our 5th YEAR ANNIVERSARY Concert and kick off International Women’s Month on Sat., March 3, 2012 at Hostos Community College in the South Bronx. Our goal is to initiate dialogue and inspire actionin supporting healthier nutrition, more physical activity, and increased community involvement among women and their families through the vibrant culture of hip- hop. We will use hip-hop as a tool to address and bring awareness to both reproductive cancers (i.e. cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal) and breast cancer which disproportionately affect communities of color.

WE GET IT!!!! We see the women in our communities dying of breast and cervical cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, AIDS and domestic violence in our hoods all of the time. We know and understand that poverty is a human condition marked by substandard housing, low educational attainment, and subsistence-level employment. We understand that the poverty which plagues our communities has enabled high rates of unemployment, exposure to environmental toxins, and poor access to health care. Yes, WE GET IT!!! So we, at Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen choose to BE THE CURE. We acknowledge that we cannot depend on our government to bring equality to these disparities. We can no longer wait for politicians and government officials to get it together. Time is running out for our families and communities who are in desperate need of proper healthcare. It is up to US to use preventative measures to lessen the mortality rates.

Fast Facts:
African American women have the highest breast cancer death rate among minority women—32.8 per 100,000 population. Latinas have the third highest death rate death rate of 15.0 per 100,000.
In 2011, more than 12,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer. Most of these women are younger than 55. Women suffering most severely from this disparity include African American women in the South, Latina women along the Texas-Mexico border, white women in Appalachia, American Indians of the Northern Plains, Vietnamese American women, and Alaska Natives.
Sexually transmitted HPV infection is believed to be responsible for 90 to 95 percent of all cervical cancers.
Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen, Vol. 5: Be the Cure! will assist in introducing healthier alternatives to our families and communities. We believe that hip-hop is a healing instrument that can be used for mental, emotional, and physical wellness. We encourage you to become a b-girl, deejay, emcee or graffiti artist who will disseminate positive information and create a more holistic culture.

Artists that will be rocking:

Guerrilla Queenz (Los Angeles)
Full Circle Soulsistas
Mahina Movement
Xclusive Step Team
Rhyme Like a Girl
Not Enough Mics
NeNe Ali
GNU
BigNay The Ice Queen
Adrienne Mack-Davis
Narubi Selah
PrECiOSA
MC Beats
Las BomPleneras (Chicago)
Pelham Academy Eagles
Aisling Peartree
Bianca Raquel
Miss Marianna
Ashley August
J.F. Seary
DJ Brina Payne
The Legendary DJ Chela

Come join us for our 5th year anniversary concert! Join educators, students, environmentalists, visual artists, health advocates, doctors, nurses, food co-ops, DJ’s, emcees, b-girls, poets, artists, dancers, healers, organizers and activists in the birthplace of hip hop.

 

 

By Lah Tere

As one of the founders of Momma’s Hip Hop Kitchen , I am moved to tears at the thought that one little dream would turn into something so big and powerful. I have watched our audience grow from 500 people to 1,500 in 5 years. I have watched over 200 women perform with all of their love and might to bring healing to the audience, to their community and to the globe. I have worked with over 300 exceptional organizations and vendors like La Pena del Bronx, RDAC-BX, Mothers on the Move, Casa Atabex Ache and Guerrilla Republik. I have met new lifelong friends in the volunteers, the photographers, videographers, backstage managers, tshirt designers, muralists…..this list goes on. I have seen people come out from all over the world for this event from Denver to Germany, Chicago to Venezuela, Minneapolis to Mexico.

As an artist myself, I enjoy seeing other artist be a vessel! I am inspired by the “Artist Meet N’ Greet” that we host a few weeks before the event, so that the artists can know each other for the big show. No room for competition when our goal is to heal. What happens backstage is magic because the day of the show the women come in knowing each other and it’s all PURE LOVE and POWER!!!!

I have watched people of all kinds be in awe of amazing young artist like NeNe Ali Spokenwordpoet. I have seen people jolt as if they have been invoked with the spirit from Queen GodIs Ink and Akua Naru Olatunji. I have witnessed the crowd scream with pride as they watch the Legendary Ana Rokafella Garcia and her beautiful crew rock that stage and end in the dopest B-Girl stance. I have seen Latina mothers high-five each other at the end of La Bruja’s super poem with her daughter at her side. What I have seen in this lifetime through MHHK is an incredible women in hip hop social justice and self-respect/love movement.

I have grown way more than I could have ever imagined.

I just wanted to say that I don’t regret DREAMING. God has always met me where I need it most. MHHK Vol. 5: “BE THE CURE!” concert is not only a celebration of 5 years of community awareness and impeccable talent, but of souls who are willing to be the cure in the midst of the fire and the ridiculous brutality that we endure.

I wholeheartedly respect and honor families that are willing to be healers and be healed through HIP HOP, through art. I am infused with an undying commitment and dedication every year that I see an old face who brought a new friend or family member. I know that Kathleen Adams and I ( Lah Tere) believe that this platform was sent to us as a mission from our Creator. We are humbled by the support and passion of our international community. We are pleased to serve you the best Soup for the Hip Hop Soul! ♥

Last year’s theme was : “Let’s Get Active!” and so we are doing it by “Being the Cure!” through the arts. Join us!

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Mouth Spa Tooth Powder” A Review

I am very mercurial about what I purchase especially products I have to put in my mouth. Also, I truly am the loud mouth that sees something

and always says to anyone willing to pay attention, “I can make that at home”. Speaking of that, look forward to the ACOA Home Eco(nomics) Store opening in March 2012. Back to this spa for your mouth! This tooth powder is one of the best things I have purchased next to my first purchase of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap in 1993.

So I smoked cigarettes for 5 years. I noticed that the bottom of my teeth (they are closer together) were getting quite stained. Also, I do not floss as often as I should….In steps Holistic Height’s Mouth Spa Tooth Powder. Do you know that feeling that you have after you get your teeth cleaned from the dentist? Well no dentist that I have went to (and I have been going on the regular since I was a child (my mom did not play when it came to our shoes and our teeth, lol) has been able to produce results like one (yeah 1) application of the tooth powder. I feel like a I have a brand new set of teeth and gums right now. No dentist visit ever made me feel like that.

This powder is child friendly as well. Both of my daughters love it. One of the ways that I use it is without water. I ether use it straight on the tooth brush and rinse when complete. Sometimes,  I want a total spa experience I use it in conjunction with a natural fluoride free tooth paste.  Either way it is ALWAYS a satisfying experience.

The reason I was prompted to write today is because two occasions this week I felt a scratchy throat coming on. I could feel the build up all  in my sinus areas. When I wake up one of the first things I do is brush my teeth. I noticed that my throat felt immediately better after brushing with the tooth powder. Later in the evening I felt it again. I decided to brush again….Bammm! Scratchy throat done…Sinus irritation Done! I woke up this morning …my voice was hoarse though?. You can listen to me tonight on AC LIVE . I already brushed my teeth and my voice loosened up a bit. I am sippin on some  tea right now and making sure I continue to only eat raw…but I can assure you if you tune in tonight the hoarseness will be gone!!!!

LOOK at what Holistic Heights has to say about their product….do the knowledge. ”

Our products are free from added glycerin, dyes, fluoride, artificial sweeteners, silicates (sand), stabilizers, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or other toxic materials that damage teeth as well as health. We know that the capillaries in your mouth are open doors to your entire bloodstream. The widespread chronic infection of gums (gingivitis) is believed to contribute to heart disease. Whitens teeth, Tartar Control, Removes plaque, Kills bacteria & bad breathe, helps heal bleeding gums, reduces inflammation. Ingredients: Irish moss, Neem, Myrrh, Activated Charcoal (Carbon), Stevia, Cinnamon, Imported Caribbean Clove, & high quality, therapeutic grade essential oils.”

Finally! The tooth powder has officially made my AC HOME ESSENTIALS list also because it is economical. One jar lasts wayyyyyyy longer than your average toothpaste AND it is wayyyy better for you. All I am waiting for now is a commercial so I can advertise it on the Abundance Network. I love this stuff.

Stop Playing

Like the Council of Nicea a few no good men like George Washington sat around making decisions and statements like this, “If we would agree to take the fezzes, and turbans off the Moors’ heads and remove the sandals from their feet and enforce it with severe punishments, and also to swear a death oath between ourselves religiously, and faithfully not allow anyone to teach the moorish children whom they really were or who their forefathers were…” I say, “STOP PLAYING”.

Teach the children the truth. Teach and Organize. We have nothing to loose but everything to gain. Occupy your mind and then occupy your children’s!PEACE!!!!

Health, Wealth, and Love Thyself

Health, Wealth, and Love Thyself.

Stop EuroArabiacizing everything!

Arabs are to Kemet/Kush what Europeans are to Native Amexem.

learn to love instead of hate

Islam. This poster bearing one of the hallmark messages of our Prophet Noble Drew Ali to all Asiatics and Moslems (LEARN TO LOVE INSTEAD OF HATE) will be made available soon by Temple 19, Atlanta. Moors, let us be industrious so we can circulate the dollar amongst one another. Peace.

learn to love instead of hate

Dr. Umar Johnson and Prof. Griff Event Photos


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The Future belong to those who prepare for it today~ Malcom X

When Dr. Umar Johnson was so eloquently and passionately giving us the blueprint for our survival this past Saturday my daughter said he reminded her of the Malcom X she has seen on videos. I told him that after his delivery I was in love. I was in love with the collective responsiveness and energy that I was surronded by at that very moment. What she saw in him is what I felt when I read “The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans” by Marcus Garvey. I can feel the presence of many ancestors around him and the Orisha presence was strong when he was near. I alongside many others heard the ancestors say “ase” when it rained; and I heard “Oba Ko So” in the thunder….The king never died (did not hang) when he was teaching about the Zulus in regards to strategy.

How does he do that? Invoke the ancestors and Orisha, Lecture, teach and chastise all at the same time. Dr. Johnson said some pretty strong statements that were in the same vein of some things I said in this video and in this video a few weeks ago. The disparity among the male and female voices in our community is shameful.

I was truly humbled by this lecture in so many ways. I really have been cleaning my mirror the past few days. I remembered why I was a political science major in college. I came to found out I have been studying military science all of this time. I came to find out I alongside many others have been spending more time on ideology rather than strategy. STOP PLAYING. This was an excellent wake up call coming from a very amiable balanced man…as far as I can think. I am looking forward to the application of these blueprints and the completion of the foundation to the reclamation of our supremacy realized. I for one realize we are our ancestors and there is a great one among us in Dr. Umar Johnson. Respect.

To find out when and where Dr. Umar Johnson will be speaking near you, click here.

You Are Now Rocking With The Best

“The only way to describe red and blue is incredible defy the odds” in a set of two… They engage in the energy,  while most people are dodging in and out of frequencies, they just keep taking us higher.The writing is on the wall! ” WATCH THE PILLARS”. LISTEN TO THE PILLARS!

What has been thrown at these brothers that they have found the strength to take the responsibility to do what they do? How did they learn to weild their swords. What are the outlets that have utilized that are available to you? Red Pill and Blue Pill of Know The Ledge TV and Radio   “SPIT TO THE REAL” with Abundance Child for the first time in Herstory.

This is a bonus! Welcome to our combined classroom. Know the Ledge University meets Abundance Child. LIVE. Where students become teachers….Listen in as they give you some inside jewels to the new industries and standards that are being set right  now.

This is how we win. Tune in.

Against Compulsory Vaccinations

Against Compulsory Vaccinations

by The Abundance Network

Thu, Nov 17, 2011 08:00PM EST

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8pm on The BUILD with Phala Nazarene  about the screening of her documentary “Rebirth of the Hip Hop Nation part. 1 The Movement ” Friday, November 8 at the African American Women in Cinema at 87 Lafayette Street, lower Manhattan New York.

Kevin A. Muhammad will educate us about the theory of vaccination, and how it contradicts the biological workings of the human body. It describes the delicate processes of human growth and development; and explain how vaccines disrupt these vital processes, especially those related to the immune system. He is the author of the book “Against Compulsory Vaccinations” which provides valuable information about HPV and HPV vaccines by answering the following questions:

What is the HPV virus?

  • What is the pharmaceutical industry’s motive for making the HPV virus a “big” issue?
  • What is the “actual” (not assumed) claim made by manufacturers of HPV vaccines concerning the safety of these drugs?
  • What injuries to the brain and body do the chemicals that make up HPV vaccines cause?

Kevin A. Muhammad will reveal the true extent of the injuries experienced by girls and women who have received HPV vaccines and why we should be informing our children, families and communities NOW.

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