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MANSA MUSA: THE RICHEST MAN IN HISTORY

JAY MORRISON: BUILDING BLACK WEALTH

UNDERSTANDING THE FIAT MONEY SYSTEM

Discover the tradition of economic and political power of our ancestors

A young brother that is truly about action and helping our people

An explanation of the concept of a money system that has no real value

REBUILDING BLACK WALL STREET 1921 THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND WEALTHIEST BLACK ECONOMIES IN US HISTORY

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ALI: THE GREATEST

BUILDING BLACK WEALTH

He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century

Proven wealth building strategies to help dramatically improve your financial situation.

Quick Look Inside:

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EDITORIAL LETTER Ecomomic growth in the menlanated community

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DR. CLAUD ANDERSON

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THE MALI EMPIRE

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BLACK WALL STREET 1921

The brilliant mind of our prized elder leader activist and author

The wealthiest empire in history, and their influence on Africa

The all black community that laid the blueprint for progress

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

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BRO. JAY MORRISON

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THE FIAT MONEY SYSTEM

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THE STORY CONTINUES

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GETTING INVOLVED

Teaching in the trenches; helping our people towards financial freedom.

Currency that is legal tender, but is not backed by a physical commodity.

Programmed inferiority complex and the root of our suffering.

A few ways to help lend a hand, share your time and show support.


EDITORIAL

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Economic growth in the melanated community needs a shift. Growth is necessary for our families future progress.

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rom the past to the present, there has always been a transition of power and wealth. As the summer heats up, the economic spirit from the past speaks out again to remind us of our capabilities to create as a people. We see an increasing trend of falsehoods fall away as we transition into the summer solstice. Exposure of those

selling out in our community is necessary so that those who want to know the truth can rebuild together. Mansa Musa, a great emperor expanded the Mali Empire across Africa and understood it requires the power of the community to work as one to achieve greatness. Today we see the grassroots movement of individuals leading instead of talking. Claude Anderson, black economist, discusses “PowerNomics”

strategies in developing the black community through politics and economics. Jay Morrison, real estate investor, speaks on using the vehicle of “real estate” for black wealth. Lastly, let us not forget about the profound musicians and activist who are no longer with us in the physical but now in spirit. Literal Substance Editorial Team

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ECONOMICS

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PRESIDENT: THE HARVEST INSTITUTE

THE HIFF LAWSUITS

A Nationally recognized think tank to increase the self-sufficiency of Black America.

Legal redress for Blacks who are decendents of Slaves owned by any of the Five Civilized Tribes of America post the Civil War.

POWERNOMICS: DR. CLAUD ANDERSON When it comes to economics in the Black community, there are few elders who are more instrumental to our development and liberation.

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ou can’t have a discussion about black economic liberation or group economics in our community without mentioning the revolutionary elder Dr. Claud Anderson. Most commonly known for his concept of “POWERNOMICS” – a package of principles and strategies; Elder Anderson provides guidance for Black America to achieve self- sufficient and competitive economic freedom here in Americat.

MESSAGE IN ACTION

Dr. Anderson’s books, Black Labor, White Wealth: A Search for Power and Economic Justice

He lectures frequently on the economic, social and political solutions he proposes. His books, are widely read throughout the United States and are used as textbooks in many universities and high schools. As special assistant to the 1988 Democratic Convention, he awarded 37% of the contracts to blacks, a record that has not been reached or broken.

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and PowerNomics: The National Plan, are the foundation for Harvest Institute programs.


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The Great Mosque of Djenné’s built during of the Mail empire

Odi comnimil idel is quas et vel imus eosa nation num faccum aut autat.

which trade revenues tripled. Mansa Musa doubled the land area of Mali; as the kingdom became larger than any in Europe.

OUR CLUTURE

THE MALI EMPIRE

The wealthiest empire in history, and their influence on African culture through language, laws and customs.

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fter the fall of the Kingdom of Ghana, the Mali Empire rose to dominate West Africa. Located on the Niger River to the west of Ghana, the vast empire reached its peak in the 1350s. The Mali Empire was founded by Mansa (King) Sundiata Keita and became

renowned for the wealth of its rulers, especially Mansa Musa. He was the grandson

of Sundiata’s half-brother, and led Mali at a time of great prosperity, during

The cities of Mali became important trading centers, as well as famous centers of wealth, culture and learning. Timbuktu, an important city in Mali, became one of the major cultural centers of the entire world. Vast libraries and universities were built. These became meeting places of the finest poets, scholars and artists of Africa and the Middle East.

n MANSA MUSA Crowned in 1312, Mansa Musa grew the Mali Empire and has been documented richest man in human history.

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OUR STORY

REBUILDING BLACK WALL STREET 1921 L The all black community the grew to become one of the most successful and wealthiest black economies in US history

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HOW?

WHY?

IMAGINE IT

Collective economics is the key. Black Wall Street was built by a group of like minded black people with a dedication and discipline for living cooperative economics. We must emulate this culture to progress as a people.

The only constant is change and the universe dictates that our time of greatness is upon us. To achieve our true potential we must practice working together. A collective consciousness will produce a collective result.

We can take our position at the table of commerce with real policy creating financial influence. Our children would appreciate each and working together would become second nature. What a glorious people we have become.

and towns throughout the US, was hostilely segregated, with African Americans settling into the northern region of the city.

to give refuge to African-Americans running from the harsh oppression and there; Blacks created entrepreneurial opportunities for themselves; The all black community continuously thrived and developed an impressive business community that included banks, hotels, cafes, clothiers, movie theaters, and contemporary homes. The residents of Greenwood

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reenwood, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, also know as Black Wall Street; was comprised of groups of black people, who were like minded and dedicated to cooperative economics. Greenwood was a modern, majestic, sophisticated and unapologetically Black community. Tragically; Greenwood is now the site of the bloodiest and most horrendous race riot in US history. Over the three days between May 30 - June1 1921; more than 300 African American men, women and children lost their lives and more than 9,000 of our brothers and sisters were left homeless when the small town was attacked, bombed, looted and literally burned to the ground. Our people endured these acts of terrorism without resolve or reparation.

BUILDING GREENWOOD

In the early 1900’s, many blacks began moving to Tulsa to find prosperity from the new oil boom. Tulsa, like many cities

In 1906, O.W. Gurley, a wealthy African-American from Arkansas, moved to Tulsa and purchased over 40 acres of land that he made sure was only sold to other African-Americans. Gurley also used the area

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IN TRIBUTE

ALI: THE GREATEST L He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century

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ne man who stood up in the place of millions to say “I am not going anywhere!� Born Cassius Clay Jr., Ali changed his name in 1964 after joining the Nation of Islam. Even after being

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stripped of his belt, he stood with his head high. Outspoken and sure of his position Ali kept swinging even out of the ring by speaking on issues of race, religion and politics in this country. As a goodwill ambassador and humanitarian he will be truly missed by all.

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FAMILY

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Always the family man; Ali married three times and has a total of nine children. Notably, his youngest daughter Laila had a very successful boxing career with a total record of 24-0 with 21 wins by KO.

A devout Muslim; Ali has been a pillar of our community for decades. From abandoning his slave name Clay, to refusing to serve the US in the war against Vietnam; his convections are inspiring.

Often times considered a loud mouth charismatic, Ali was most noted for his control of any situation. His trademarked antics will be celebrated and appreciated for generation to come.

Many refer to Ali as the most determined, physical and fierce competitor that boxing has ever seen. His classic bouts with Liston, Fraizer and Foreman display his complete mastery of the sweet science.

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enjoyed many luxuries that their White neighbors did not, including indoor plumbing and a remarkable school system that fostered superiorly educated Black children.

START OF A MASSACRE?

A young White woman accused a young Black man of attempted sexual assault, which gave local mobs and White men acting as police just cause to invade the unsuspecting community.

EYE WITNESS ACCOUNT

In reference to the race riots; Linda Christenson writes the following: “The term “race riot” does not adequately describe the events of May 31—June 1, 1921 in Greenwood... In fact, the term itself implies that both blacks

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and whites might be equally to blame for the lawlessness and violence. The historical record documents a sustained and murderous assault on black lives and property. This assault was met by a brave but unsuccessful armed defense of their community by some black World War I veterans and oth-

ers. During the night and day of the riot, deputized whites killed more than 300 African Americans. They looted and burned to the ground 40 square blocks of 1,265 African American homes, including hospitals, schools, and churches, and destroyed 150 businesses.

n GREENWOOD CULTURAL CENTER Today, the Greenwood Historical District showcases its heritage through the Greenwood Cultural Center and the Mabel B. Little Heritage House.


CIRCULATING THE BLACK DOLLAR IN THE COMMUNITY White deputies and members of the National Guard arrested and detained 6,000 black Tulsans who were released only upon being vouched for by a white employer or other white citizen.

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The dollar circulated 36 to 100 times in this tight-knit community, according to sfbayview.com. Comparatively in modern times, a dollar circulates in Asian communities for a month, Jewish communities for 20 days and white communities for 17, but it leaves the modern-day Black community in six hours

THE AFTERMATH

When Greenwood was burned down, over 800 people were admitted to surrounding hospitals, an estimated 10,000 were left homeless, 35 city blocks housing 1,256 residences were destroyed, and 600 successful businesses were lost, including 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, two movie theaters and a hospital. In the initial years after the massacre, surviving residents began to rebuild. Greenwood thrived again until the desegregation of the 1950s when Black people moved to live elsewhere, causing Black Wall Street to never again be what it once was.

Even after slavery was abolished, any advancements towards the American dream, that Blacks paid most dearly to establish, was met with revulsion and terror, often from those whose legal obligation was to serve and protect. For that a debt is surely owed.

became a part of the conscious of this nation. Economic disparities must be considered before we blame Black youth for the catastrophes this nation has endorsed. We should never forget that Greenwood was bombed from the sky by White local and national law enforcement organizations.

When we consider the death totals and the overall property loss that followed, we again see one example of many that proves how wealth disparities

n GREEWOOD BY THE NUMBERS The level of dedication it too to achieve what the things our ancestors did lies dormant in our DNA. Take a look at the achievemtns theey accomplishied by the numbers.

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BUILDING BLACK WEALTH L A recent survey revealed that the wealth gap among blacks and whites have widen. Here are three proven wealth building strategies turn your life around or dramatically improve your financial situation.

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FIND A MONEY COACH OR MENTOR

PURCHASE REAL ESTATE PROPERTY

LEARN TO INVEST IN YOURSELF

Find a coach or mentor and expand your network. One of the quickest ways to increase your income is to change the people with whom you spend the majority of your time.

With real estate, you also have the added advantage of leverage by being able to control an asset worth hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for only a small amount down.

You can dramatically accelerate your path to achieving wealth by expanding your financial intelligence as a consimer / investor and learning to better manage your investment risk.


FAMILY

MR. REAL ESTATE L

A Real Brother teaching in the trenches of America helping our people towards financial freedom.

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ay Morrison, also known as “Mr. Real Estate” is a successful real estate investor, realtor, TV personality, entrepreneur, social activist and the CEO and founder of the Jay Morrison Brand and the Jay Morrison Academy, an online real estate school and mentorship program. A high school dropout, at

risk youth and three time felon, Jay made a major life transformation for the better over a decade ago and now uses his life experiences and personal story of triumph to empower and impact the lives of thousands of his Academy students, troubled youth, ex-offenders and real estate professionals.

THE JAY MORRISON ACADEMY

The Jay Morrison Academy is one of the world’s most trusted names in online Wealth Education. JMA serves as an information hub for wealth builders striving for economic opportunities and personal freedom. In just two short years, JMA has raised the bar as a comprehensive school for education and has enrolled nearly five thousand students and awarded over one thousand scholarships in collaboration with rapper Young Jeezy with a donation of $1 million in support of “Another Way Out” campaign. JMA provides a deeper dimension of frameworks structured to helping you understand and achieve economic

opportunities to align with wealth creation on a personal and collective level. Through succinct, incremental strides, JMA focuses on building familiarity consistent with your set objectives and desire to further your financial IQ.

IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT “THEY” SAY. STOP CHASING PEOPLE AND THINGS AND CHASE YOUR PURPOSE!

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CORNER CLASS IN HOUSTON By pure chance we found brother Jay Morrison in our very own Houston’s 3rd Ward delivering a powerful teaching to the people.

THE CORNER CLASS

The Corner Class is a free, outdoor class done during Jay Morrison’s stops on his national speaking tour. The Corner Class brings real estate and wealth building knowledge directly to poverty-stricken neighborhoods, showing a viable way to create wealth, firsthand. We were actually able to take part of a conner class hosted here in Houston, click here to watch the video.

MEET JAY “MR. REAL ESTATE” MORRISON

Jay made it his mission since the beginning of his journey to teach the value of wealth building, home ownership and financial literacy to those who were historically not provided this critical information. Through his various acts of leadership, mentorship and education Jay has been a critical force in providing the knowledge necessary to not only bridge the wealth gap in the United States but to actually change lives.

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A multi-millionaire before the age of 30, Jay was able to become the first African American realtor hired by Prominent Properties a branch of the famed Sotheby’s International Realty and subsequently published his first book, “Hip Hop 2 Homeowners: How WE Build Wealth in America” one year later. These accomplishments coupled with Jay’s national speaking tour all helped to solidify his professional resume as a knowledgeable real estate professional as he also began serving as a real estate expert on NBC’s “Today Show” and as a guest celebrity broker on NBC’s “Open House NYC”. Jay continues to build his professional resume as an up and coming real estate developer, public speaker, TV personality and entrepreneur. His success has been documented on BET, he is a continued presence on NBC and has been featured on Hot 97, The Breakfast Club on Power 105, VIBE Magazine, The Huffington Post and

more. Additionally, Jay has worked with various high profile clients over the years including the NFL superstars Muhammad “Mo” Wilkerson and Mike “Pops” Adams, media personality Angela Yee and reality show star Melissa Ford to name a few. Since beginning his foray into real estate and entrepreneurship

the Jay Morrison Brand is valued at seven figures and Jay has continued to create various lucrative business ventures for his brand while continuing his to have a positive impact on the lives of the underserved.

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EDUCATION

FIAT MONEY L Fiat money is currency that a government has declared to be legal tender, but is not backed by a physical commodity.

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he value of fiat money is derived from the relationship between supply and demand rather than the value of the material that the money is made of. Historically, most currencies were based on physical commodities

such as gold or silver, but fiat money is based solely on faith. Fiat is the Latin word for “it shall be”.

inflation. If people lose faith in a nation’s paper currency, the money will no longer hold any value.

THE FIAT SYSTEM

Most modern paper currencies are fiat currencies, have no intrinsic value and are used solely as a means of payment.

Because fiat money is not linked to physical reserves, it risks becoming worthless due to hyper-

& HOW MONEY REALLY WORKS?

Here is a really entertaining video that explains exactly why American money has little value.

Historically, governments would mint coins out of a physical commodity such as gold or silver, or would print paper money that could be redeemed for a set amount of physical commodity. Fiat money is inconvertible and cannot be redeemed. Fiat money rose to prominence during the Nixon administration in 1971, when the United States announced a cease to allowing the conversion of the dollar into gold.

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THE SPIN

SHORT NEWS G KING OF THE WEB BRAWLERS Kevin Ferguson (February 8, 1974 – June 6, 2016), better known as Kimbo Slice, was a Bahamian-born American mixed martial artist, boxer and occasional actor. He became famous for mutual combat street fights which were spread across the Internet. Slice left the underground fighting scene and signed a professional contract with EliteXC in 2007. Slice competed in The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights,

where he lost in his first fight to series winner Roy Nelson. In his UFC debut, Slice defeated Houston Alexander in the The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finale.

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IT’S LIKE THAT; AND THAT’S THA WAY IT IS... As a people we have lost many of our pioneers and trailblazers

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rince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016), commonly known as Prince,was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. Prince was renowned as an innovator, and was widely known for his eclectic

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UMAR JOHNSON: WHY SO MANY BLACK KIDS ARE-TURNING GAY?

THE SIDDI: ANCIENT AFRICAN PEOPLE IN INDIA

Mothers actually “psychologically castrate” their sons; then wonder why they turn gay” - Watch Video

Journey with us as we take a look at the Siddi African community deep in the hills of India. - Read Full Story

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work, flamboyant stage presence, and wide vocal range. He was widely regarded as the pioneer of Minneapolis sound. His music integrates a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, soul, hip hop, disco, psychedelia, jazz, and pop.

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KNOW THY SELF

THE STORY CONTINUES t We have been culturally castrated and romantically brainwashed. We dismiss and hold malice towards each other. We invest and support any race but our own. This is a programmed inferiority complex and the root of our suffering.

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ince 1865, we still can’t get it right! Over the past 151 years, we still have not progressed as a people, suffering from the syndrome of “divide and conquer” from every level of being. We have been subconsciously robbed of human rights, sense of self and purpose. The separation tactics used during slavery have been embedded into our DNA and continue to separate our people socially, economically, psychologically and spiritually.

n THE BLACK MADONNA Stephen Benko’s, “Pagan Rome and the Early Christians,” refers to “The Black Madonna” as the earth-goddess converted to Christianity.”

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We have the knowledge to create fixed within our DNA from the source; however, till this day we fight and quarrel amongst each other in the matrix, while other nations whisper in the corner that “When will they ever remember their true heritage as the true Gods of the Earth!”

RESOLUTION TO THE MADNESS

No matter your personal beliefs or religious sect, we need to band together as a Nation of peoples to preserve and rebuild our nation for our children. Re-building is the new frontier. We understand to operate within the matrix monetary value is the stream; however, let’s work to rebuild by creating revolving doors within our communities and create an affordable medium of exchange so that we can all contribute to the building fund of our nation. One Mind, One Spirit!

n 42 NEGATIVE CONFESSIONS OF MAAT Maat or Ma’at was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice.

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SHORT NEWS f MOVIE NIGHT: THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR Directed by Ivan Dixon, co-produced by Dixon and Greenlee, from a screenplay written by Greenlee with Mel Clay In 2012, the film was added to the National Film Registry, which annually chooses 25 films that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant”, and are at least 10 years old.

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HOUSTON MAYOR: SYLVESTER TURNER

DAVID BANNER: MAN ON A MISSION

THE COST OF CONSCIOUSNESS

He is a product of our community. What do the people of Houston expect for his first term?

What is the God Box exactly? We will uncover the answers, and methods of a man on a revolutionary mission.

Scams, clicks agents - oh my! With so much access in the community who is really for the people?

This will be an interactive city wide poll. Click the link below to participate in this poll survey.

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