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EDDIE LONG DIES AT AGE 63

ELAINE BROWN VISITS HTOWN

THE LAST TWENTY-EIGHT

A national figure and one of the most innovative and polarizing pastors, yet what will be his lasting legacy be? .

Former leader of the Black Panther Party visits Houston to present a lecture at the Shrine of the Black Madonna

Take a seat, relax and enjoy some of our most informative and entertaining stories from around the web.

REALIZING YOUR BEST SELF! Most people spend their entire life searching for a means to gain, retain and maintain - things; but there is so much more to life.

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PTAH: THE CREATOR

CASHING IN ON WHITE GUILT

It is said by the ancients; that which Ptah commanded was created, with which the constituents of nature, fauna, and flora, are contained.

When these two saw white people pinning safety pins to their lapels after the election, they smelled a business opportunity.

Inside This Issue

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WHAT WOKE YOU UP?

THE CREATOR

Pastor takes to youtube to expose the truth about Christianity.

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NEW YEAR; NEW LAWS

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UMAR VS SETI

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ALKALINE EATING

When laws are passed anywhere in the US, they tend to spread.

C’mon Man, men must be prime examples for men of tomorrow.

Simply Put. Alkaline Jamaican Jerk Patties the Dr. Sebi way.

Though we may change with the times; our purpose shall remain deep rooted in service, love and liberation

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EDITORIAL

HOTEP,

In order to become your “Best Self” one has to first ask himself pivotal questions, “Who am I? And What am I?”.

How to obtain the Virtues of life? Lower Nature (Carnal Pleasures) vs. Higher Nature (Mother of Virtues). According to two specific laws of the universe vibration and rhythm; Vibration represents that everything vibrates and nothing rests. Vibrations of the same frequency resonate with each other, so like attracts like energy.

EVERYTHING IS ENERGY,

including your thoughts. Consistently focusing on a particular thought or idea attracts its vibrational match. In order to focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want. Rhythm verifies that

everything has a natural cycle. The tides go in and back out, night follows into day, and life regenerates itself.

WE ALL HAVE GOOD TIMES and bad times, but nothing stays the same. Change is constant. Knowing that “This too shall pass” is great wisdom about life’s ebb and flow. When you are on a down swing, know that things will get better and think of the good times that are coming. Once you understand the matrix program and its structural dependencies you can become that unstoppable energy NEO displayed in the Matrix. While

all along being taught by “Moor-pheus”. The unstoppable force is sometimes called different names in different cultures found all around the world going back thousands of years such as Heru, Horus, Brahma, Mohammed, Krishna, Buddha, Zen, Dao and Jesus. Today you must work to become creators of your own universe within the multiverse and life will become every manifestation from thought conceived in love. Literal Substance Editorial Team

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BELOW Still paying tribute to the relevance of the ancients, even in our modern society.

DR. NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON Discussing the Ancient African Creation deity Ptah and his relationship to the atomic and subatomic realm. Watch Video...

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PTAH: THE CREATOR

Considered by the ancients to be the creator of all things? Let’s take a look deeper and discover his secrets. PTAH IS THE CREATOR GOD PAR EXCELLENCE:

He is considered the god who existed before all other things, and by his willfulness, thought the world. It was first conceived by Thought, and realized by the Word: Ptah conceives the world by the thought of his heart and gives life through the magic of his Word.

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That which Ptah commanded was created, with which the constituents of

nature, fauna, and flora, are contained. He also plays a role in the preservation of

the world and the permanence of the royal function.

IN THE TWENTY-FIFTH DYNASTY,

The Nubian pharaoh Shabaka would transcribe on a stela known as the Shabaka Stone, an old theological document found in the archives of the library of the temple of the god at Memphis. This document has been known as the Memphite Theology, and shows the god Ptah, the god responsible for the creation of the universe by thought and by the word. Ptah is the patron of craftsmanship, metalworking, carpenters, shipbuilders, and sculpture. From the Middle Kingdom onwards, he was one of five major Egyptian gods with Ra, Isis, Osiris and Amun.


KNOW THY SELF I am not the fastest nor the quickest,

I am not the Idol nor the worshipper,

I am not the smartest nor the slowest,

I am not the scholar nor the master,

I am not the sharpest nor the dullest,

I am not the leader nor the follower

But I KnowThyself.

But I KnowThyself.

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THE SPIN

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IT’S LIKE THAT; AND THAT’S THA WAY IT IS...

G RICKY HARRIS DEAD AT 54

American actor and comedian Ricky Harris died on Monday of a heart attack, according to his manager. Harris’s film and TV credits span “Murder Was The Case,” “Heat,” “Poetic Justice,” “Bones,” “Moesha,” “Everyone Hates Chris” and made for TV; “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” A native of Long Beach, Harris was also involved in the 1990s West Coast

EDDIE LONG: IS THERE SALVATION FOR OUR DEAR BROTHER? Long was a national figure and one of the most innovative and polarizing pastors in the contemporary church. He was also a paradox. Read the Full Story...

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5 Eddie Long’s Family Defends Him as Man Who Loved Unconditionally, Says Church Will Go On LED BY THEIR QUIET MATRIARCH, VANESSA LONG,

The family of the late Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia, defended his legacy as a man who loved unconditionally and rallied members of the megachurch he founded to “get back to the business of ministry.”

rap scene and contributed to many hip-hop records. In his 20-plus year career, the comedian never quite became a household name, but he worked with some of the greatest. Read the Full Story

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WTF IS WRONG WITH WHITE AMERIKKKA?!

WHAT WOKE YOU UP? AN EX PASTORS STORY

God Bless Amerikka! The often-proclaimed “land of the free and home of the brave” - Read Full Story

An impassioned pastor vent’s while driving on the highway about leaving the Christian faith - Watch Video

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Bishop Long’s daughter, Taylor, said she watched her father suffer through his illness and never once did he get upset with God about his affliction. She knew that not everyone among the thousands who showed up for Long’s funeral were there to mourn but he believes his father’s spirit will live forever. Read the Full Story...

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HERE IS MY PROBLEM

CASHING IN ON WHITE GUILT

n MONEY BEHIND THE MADNESS When organizers Marissa Johnson and Leslie Mac saw white people pinning safety pins to their lapels after the election, they thought it was stupid — but they smelled a business opportunity. Read Full Story...

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L Is Safety Pin Box the Gift for ‘White Allies’? Or two women who have found a way to get paid off whites? THE TRUMP EFFECT

The election cycle and installation of Donald Trump has left the country in war of privilege, especially in terms of race. Immediately following the election, the

safety pin trend became a way for white liberals to self-identify as allies of Black people. It’s an empty gesture as it is a presentation with no substance.

THE SAFETY PIN BOX

Leslie Mac and Marissa Johnson, both of whom are known for being on the front line of the Black Lives Matter movement, created Safety Pin Box, as a subscription service designed to teach and guide white people on how to be effective allies and take actionable steps toward liberation; but liberation of who exactly? “Subscription fees go in part towards a Giving Fund for Black women freedom fighters. Subscribers receive monthly tasks to help further the Black liberation movement” says Mac. “SPB is a system of reparations that also requires white subscribers

to be actively engaged in learning and solidarity of deed. We want Black women to be paid for their labor and have ways to educate and do justice work.

HERE IS MY PROBLEM

I watched the HBO Vice episode about these sisters and all they were the only two Black people in their office; everyone else was white. I’m all for liberation, but it seems that they focus on women not the people as a whole. Maybe I am being Petty Le Poo, but I see them as two women using the systematic oppression of Black people; to cash in on white guilt. Watch HBO Documentary Video on Youtube

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WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?

NEW YEAR, NEW LAWS L California passes a gun and ammunition control initiative that calls for background checks to purchase ammunition. UNDERSTANDING PROP 63?

In addition to requiring the destruction or removal from the state of large-capacity ammunition magazines, Proposition 63 will also require most individuals to pass back-

ground checks and obtain the Department of Justice authorization to purchase ammunition. This proposition: • Requires most ammunition sales be made through licensed ammunition vendors and

reported to Department of Justice; Requires lost or stolen firearms and ammunition be reported to law enforcement; Prohibits people convicted of stealing a firearm from possessing firearms; Establishes procedures for enforcing laws prohibiting firearm possession by felons and violent criminals: Requires the Department of Justice to provide information about prohibited people to the federal National Instant

Criminal Background Check System. When a law is passed, a precedence is set. This law is not designed to make the world a safer place for civilians, it is a law that is designed to track and disarms the masses even further. Prop 63 already has procedures in place to further enforce its mandates. This law will only affect access to protection not the criminal behavior it reports to help alleviate. This is a government tactic to act as “the overseer” that tracks and controls. Thats why this is important!

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LITERAL SUBSTANCE

THE LAST 28 MONTHLY REVIEW A lot has happened over the past month; here are a few of the articles we published, just in case you missed it.

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OSCAR NOMINEE MAHERSHALA ALI ON EMBRACING FAITH AND UNITY

The 3 stages and wise instructions for those who want to create manifest destiny...

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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK: BLACK SPENDING POWER IN 2017

A SAVIOUR IN THE FLESH REST WITHIN OUT MIDST

Calculations and forecasting to predict a baseline for future economics.

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engaged in a full-on expletive-laced video attack on each other. I don’t know anything more anti-progressive than this, but it happened, and the “Prince of Pan-Africanism” was wearing a Philadelphia Flyers skullcap with a ball on top, because nothing says “Im a thug” like a skullcap with a ball on top.

INTERNET BEEF

THESE TWO!#%$ In a time when we need to be truly united; here we have two brothers with huge followings; acting a fool.

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t was a Hotep hoedown, or a Hotep smackdown—straight WWEstyle—when Dr. Umar Johnson, aka the Prince of Pan-Africanism, waded deep in the petty waters and posted a full 45-minute video rant against former conscious comrade General Seti.

IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHO THESE GUYS ARE JUST GOOGLE THEM

For those of us who are more familiar with these brothas, I can’t believe this type of foolishness even took place. Don’t get me wrong; I wouldn’t follow tell anyone to follow these two clowns but for the most part there were purpose-

ful. Umar was working on building a school for black youth and Seti preached fire against white supremacy, but these fools decided to air out a was ass beef over some bullshit; on the internet. For all their rhetoric about how the black man is god and the black woman is queen, two grown-ass black men are

A CHALLENGE WAS ISSUED

Dr. Umar challenged Seti to a lecture-based showdown Friday in Seti’s hometown of Detroit, in which both men would have to answer three questions: 1. What have you done for your people? 2. What is the platform and ideology of your so-called movement? 3. What is your solution to the problems affecting us as African people? Johnson also noted that after the lecture, they could go out back and fight, should Seti still need to get something off his chest. – Cmon Man! We gotta do better!

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THE SHRINE OF THE BLACK MADONNA PRESENTS

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laine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, singer, and former Black Panther Party chairwoman who led the Panther Party from 1974-1977.

How Brown came to a position of power over this paramilitary, male-dominated organization, and what she did with that power, is a riveting, unsparing account of self-discovery. Join us for this highly informative speaking event. Doors open at 4pm. Presale tickets $20. At the door $25

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An absolute must read for all womer of color.

When I say the author got it….she got it….easy and awesome read. Elizabeth Talk about empowering! This book touched on so many areas of self-worth, and shows how to be supportive for others. Jimmesha

a no-nonsense approach to breaking childish, “mean-girl” barriers

Girl Power 101 addresses the social issues that WOC (Women of Color) as a group have yet to move past which keeps us from achieving greatness.


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For today’s recipe Alkaline Jamaican Jerk Patties! These empanadas make for a delicious dessert.

DR SEBI NUTRITIONAL GUIDE A prominent elder in the field of nutrition; compiled a record of what the true diet of the African diaspora should be. View Story

This is What You Will Need...

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JERK PATTY FILLING: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

2 cups Mushrooms, sliced 1 cup Cooked Garbanzo Beans 1 cup Butternut Squash, chopped 1/2 cup Green Pepper, chopped 1/2 cup Onion, chopped 1 Plum Tomato, chopped 1 tbsp. Raw Agave 1 tbsp. Onion Powder 2 tsp. Thyme 1 tsp. Allspice 1 tsp. Ginger 1 tsp. Sea Salt 1/2 tsp. Cayenne 1/4 tsp. Cloves Food Processor (optional)

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1 1/2 cups Spelt Flour 1 cup Spring Water 1 tbsp. Grape Seed Oil 1 tsp. Onion Powder 1 tsp. Sea Salt 1/8 tsp.(pinch) Ginger Powder 1/4 cup Aquafaba* (Garbanzo Bean Brine) *Spring water can be used instead.

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DIRECTIONS • • • • • • • • •

Pulse all vegetables (except tomato) in food processor a few times to break down any large pieces. In a large bowl, mix seasonings, tomato, and vegetables together. For the dough, mix flour, seasonings, and oil in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of water at a time and mix until the dough can be formed into a ball, adding more flour if too wet. Allow dough to set for 5-10 minutes, then kneed for a few minutes and divide dough into about 8 separate parts. Roll dough into balls and roll out each ball into about 6-7 inch circles. Fill each circle with about 1/2 cup of filling, brush edges with aquafaba, then fold over and press dough together with a fork. Lightly brush cookie sheet with oil and bake patties at 350°F for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool before serving and enjoy your Alkaline Jamaican Jerk Patties!

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SHORT NEWS f SCIENTIFIC RACISM is the use of ostensibly scientific or pseudo-scientific techniques to support or justify the belief in racism. Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778), the Swedish physician, botanist, and zoologist, modified the established taxonomic bases of binomial nomenclature for fauna and flora, and was a pioneer researcher in biologically defining human race. Read Full Story....

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