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SEDRICK KEELER INTERVIEW

THE POWER OF THE THIRD EYE

LIVING THE “FEZ” LIFE

We sit down with the profound radio host to discuss leadership, manhood and excellence in the community.

On the path to self knowledge we have come into understanding of the third eye, lets revisit its’ mystery.

Todays’ time is of the essence in terms of living a certain lifestyle - to live the contrary is the live the fez life.

PREPAREDNESS: ARE YOU READY? 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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ARE YOU READY? WHEN SHTF!? You can never be too prepared. Let’s take a look at preparedness overall just in case the SHTF,,,/

CHANCE: WALKING THE WALK Its always good to see young brothers leading by giving back to the community. Learn More.../

A Quick Look Inside:

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (MONTHLY REVIEW) A look back at the event of head-liner the month

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Editorial and Web Staff

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GET OUT: DECODED

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THE SPRING EQUINOX

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KAPERNICKS LAST KNEE

What does this blockbuster thriller trying to tell us? Let take a look

The changing season represents a new birth and a new year.

What prompted the quarterback to stop his protest of the anthem?

THE CREATOR Founder, Operations Manager

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

TEHUTI RA BEY Founder, Sales, Marketing and Public Relations Director

CORNELEON BLOCK Founder, Branding, Multimedia and Creative Director

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EDITORIAL

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We should have learned a lot from Tropical Storm Allison, as well as from another high-profile catastrophic event – Hurricane Katrina.

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hen the Greater Houston area experiences a round of severe flooding; each time the impact is worse than before. While disasters don’t discriminate, it was clear to me that there are some tremendous disparities concerning the level of response that African Americans in certain areas of the Greater Houston area received versus that of Whites who lived in some of the more affluent areas of Houston. People in the Greenspoint area, located near 45 North Freeway and Beltway 8, found themselves without rescue boats and means to escape the flood

waters without assistance. People in the area had to be creative and resourceful in order to assist those who had no real means to help themselves. People used refrigerators and containers and other things to transport children, senior citizens and others to safety. Black people are some of the most resourceful and resilient people on the planet. We will figure out a way to survive – by any means necessary. Black people are too collectively reliant upon people and the government to take care of us when circumstances become dire and when we are in our weakest and most vulnerable position – I mean completely

dependent upon the local, county, state and federal government to do for us. That is insane! It is often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; its time we operate collectively within this mentality. The majority of predominately African American communities are NOT collectively prepared to handle or address any type of crisis or disaster – natural or man-made. The one thing we can always do is be ready and prepared for whatever comes our way.

Literal Substance Editorial Team

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BELOW Watch the interview with Houston based “Advise Show” and ZaZa Ali Watch the Full Video...

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HOTEP HOUSTON

A CONSCIOUS MINDSET Developing a conscious mindset with the father, radio host, mentor and community servant Sedrick Keeler.

ILLUMINATING THE CITY OF HOUSTON

A wise man once said, “shallow men judge merit by noise”. We were fortunate enough to build with a young brother that is cultivating real change our community. He has been a major contributor to the elevation of the Houston black community through the electrifying radio talk

show “Conscious Mindset”. Conscious Mindset airs each Sunday at 9:00 on lis-

tener supported 90.1 KPFT FM. The independent radio show features a holistic

backdrop and is dedicated to providing information, disseminating current news and hot topics related to the Houston black community at large.

CHANGE IS ACTION WITH BROTHER KEELER During this interview, we get to know Mr. Keeler and learn more about the Conscious Mindset talk show. We want the city and the world to know how change is “action”. We commend Sedrick Keeler on his community activism and thank you for your continued support of Hotepmag.com.

q HOTEPMAG EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE PROLIFIC BRO. KEELER A one-on-one conversation about manhood, leadership and the expectations of our generation. Take a look at this powerful and entertaining inverview. Watch Full Video...

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WATER

FOOD/MEDICAL

CLOTHING

It should go without saying that water is a survival basic for any situation. In a survival situation water quickly becomes the most precious commodity.

For a 3 Day Bug Out Bag Backpack Meals and Energy Bars can be sufficient. Back pack meals are freeze dried meals that you just add boiling water to.

Your Bug Out Bag clothes should be similar to what you would pack for a weekend backpacking trip. Always take into account the weather in your area.

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SHELTER

BASIC GEAR

WEAPONS

If you are going to survive for 3 days you are going to need protection from the elements and a warm dry place to sleep.

This is also a very important component to your survival; be sure to include items for starting a fire, water purification, and navigation

You may be in a “Without Rule of Law” situation. Being prepared to defend yourself is part of the survivalist mindset.

READY FOR ANYTHING? S The climate in this country has never benefited our people as a whole and it wasn’t designed for us in the first place; hurricane Katrina was a stern reminder of that. As a people we need to be prepared for when the SHTF?!

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BUG OUT BAG ESSENTIALS

FEATURE

WHEN SHTF!

From communications to rations; here is a list of all the gear you should have in your readiness bug out bag... View the Bug Out Bad Gear List

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You see what’s going on, But are you really prepared if all of life’s luxuries are taken away?

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ow will you prepare meals for you and your family if the gas and electric are suddenly unavailable? What will you do if the water supply becomes contaminated? Are you prepared to hunker down in your home and defend your family and your home in case of societal collapse? These are a few questions that will lead you to answers that show if

you are indeed prepared for when SHTF. Now, more than ever, it is important that everyone in your household has the skills and knowledge necessary to survive in a disaster or if they become separated from everyone else. This includes knowing self defense, how to start and take care of a garden, and first aid. We must make sure that everyone can contribute to the group’s survival should the need arise.

DEFENSE

Firearms – Secure the firearms in your home based on the laws in your area. Each capable person in your home should have access to the firearms and know how to use them. Firearms training – It is important that each person in your home get the training necessary to safely use them. Everyone must take safety

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s TRANSITIONS OF THE HEAVENS What does Cardinal mean? Cardinal represents the door opening. A Cardinal Quality is attached to the signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. The Cardinal Houses are the First, Fourth, Seventh and Tenth; if an astrological chart shows a preponderance of planets in these houses, its energy is weighted toward cardinality.

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METAPHYSICS

6 EASY STEPS TO OPEN YOUR THIRD EYE? THE THIRD EYE REFERS TO THE GATE THAT LEADS TO INNER REALMS AND SPACES OF HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. her third eye. With her eyes covered by three blindfolds, she claims to be able to read pieces of paper and play games as though her eyes were wide open. Watch Full Video...

Find someplace peaceful. Sit down comfortably. Pick an object to focus on. Pick a mantra and use it. Meditate and focus on your third eye chakra. It is on your forehead, between your eyes. Become more mindful. Go outside, get creative, and notice the little things.

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PLANTING THE SEED OF ARTS AND CULTURE

WHY CHANCE TURNS DOWN LABLE DEALS

Rapper issues a challenge to other celebrities and corporations to follow suite...

See why Chance the Rapper is turnning down million dollar advances from lables...

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CHANCE THE RAPPER: WALKING THE WALK! Chance the Rapper has donated $1 million to Chicago’s public school system, stirring the debate about the city’s education system The Chicago native, announced that the sum would support the arts and after-school programming. In a news conference at Westcott Elementary School blocks away from where he grew up, he called the donation a “call to action.” “I’m honored to make this donation to Chicago Public Schools Foundation and help cultivate Chicago creative minds... I’m committed to helping Chicago’s children have quality learning experiences

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that include the arts.” His gift comes at a moment when the city is grappling

MEETING WITH THE GOVERNOR “While I’m frustrated and disappointed in the governor’s inaction, that will not stop me from continuing to do all I can to support Chicago’s most valuable resource: its children.”

with a crisis over funding its schools. The rapper, has been a vocal advocate for fixing the budget issues confronting the school system, which is the nation’s third largest, serving over 400,000 students. It is facing a budget deficit that could bring an early end to the school year. Chance met with Bruce Rauner, Illinois’s Republican governor, to discuss the city’s schools. Watch the Full Video...

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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.

Shahiyd Hajar-El spotted the two men as he was walking downtown Sunday night...

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q AFRICAN STYLE URBAN GARDENING WITH BABA IFALADE This Hands-on Workshop/Class will enable the Student to know How to Prepare the Soil,Plant the Seed,and Take of the Plant in an All Natural Organic Garden. A Tour of a functioning Organic Urban Micro-Farm that applies the Methodology being taught in the Workshop will also be given as a part of the Workshop/Class. Watch Video...

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training and practice using the firearms on a regular basis. Hand-to-hand combat training and practice – It is also important that everyone learn and practice some sort of handto-hand combat. Everyone, including children should have some sort of practice in this area. It’s not only a great thing to have in everyday life but if a time comes where you must protect yourself and your home without access to firearms, this training will help.

WATER

Collection – If the water supply in your area becomes contaminated, everyone in your home should know how to collect water for household use. Purification – The same way everyone should know about water collection, they should also know where the water

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purification tablets are (or whatever method you use) and the correct way to use it.

FOOD

Gardening (in an apartment or outside in your back or front yard) – Starting a garden and learning how to garden can be a great resource to you. Know

how to grow your own food so that you don’t only have to rely on stored canned food. Food storage and supplies – Make sure that you are collecting and storing food, water and other supplies to aid your family’s survival. Also, if you are storing MREs, have you tasted them? Although in

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TRAIN WITH REPETITION an emergency you’ll eat what’s available, it is a good idea to know what you are going to be eating. It is never a good idea to wait until the last minute before you begin stocking up on items.

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First aid – Everyone in your home, including children, should learn basic first aid. Adults and those capable should learn more advanced medical techniques should an injury occur during a hunker down situation where hospitals and doctors are unreachable. It would be beneficial to know techniques to prevent and treat infections. Medications – Make sure that anyone who takes medications regularly keeps their prescriptions as up to date as possible. It is also a good idea to know what fresh fruits and vegetables can be substitutes for medication. Also, investigate alternative treatments

that may be available and/ or beneficial for any medical conditions that you may suffer from should the emergency last longer than your medication supply.

SUPPLIES

Bug out/GO bags – We should all have a bag packed and ready to go at all time. Check your bag periodically ensuring that items inside are not expired and are ready to use. Don’t forget to make sure that any batteries for flash-

To really be able to rely on your knowledge when things go bad, you need to run through your survival techniques in a number of real-world scenarios and environments.

THE RULE OF 3 YOU COULD SURVIVE:

3 - Minutes without air 3 - Hours in extreme temperature 3 - Days without Water 3 - Weeks without Food

lights, etc. are fresh. Check them regularly – checking for batteries in the dark is not an ideal situation. And corroded batteries stuck in devices are even worse. Blankets – Especially in the winter months, having extra blankets in the house and car can keep you and your family warm in the event of a power outage or if you are stranded for an extended period. Be realistic about your prepping. Let’s make sure that when and if it hits the fan, we are prepared.

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CULTURE

GET OUT: DECODED q If you haven’t seen it; spoiler alert! Don’t read this article. We’ll discuss some of the more critical scenes and their underlying messages. THE ROAD KILL BUCK

During the early parts of the movie there is a recurring theme of the “buck”. The scene where the couple hits a deer in the road Chris checks on the buck while Rose does nothing. The father expresses his delight at the death of a buck as a benefit to the world. These scenes refer to the “black buck” the name given to blacks during slavery.

THE WHITE SAVIOR

Throughout the movie Rose is constantly going overboard to make Chris comfortable. She steps to his defense when dealing with the police officer, she puts everything on hold to check on him; she even defends him to her family. This speaks to our perceived weakness and the perception that we need to be comforted

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and taken care of like children, incapable of fending for themselves.

MENTALITY FOR SUCCESS The scene in the movie where Chris is basically put on display for the party guest speaks again to our need to be accepted. The movie opens

{ PROFESSOR GRIFF TALKS GET OUT MOVIE Leader/Activist Professor Griff depicts and explains the underlying symbolism found within the movie “Get Out”

with a young brother in a well-off neighborhood on the phone; asking for directions to a female, whom we later find out is Rose. Like most, we are thinking he came up on a white girl, only to find out later that his brain was swapped with a white man. This is the


penalty of what most call success. Chris trusts Rose and her family to the point that he overlooks the advice of his brother. This is meant to show us how we are again quick to take on a white mans mentality when in actuality they want our natural gifts and talents.

GETTING OUT

This is perhaps the most important scene in the movie. Chris is faced with the reality that this family is trying to kill him and his last and final source of identity rest with Rose – “gimme the keys…” She act like she is looking for them to eventually tell him “you know I can’t give em to you babe”. Dazed and distracted, Chris is put under again, but this time he decides to do for self. The entire movie Chris relied on Rose and her family for support

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A Fez also known as the “tarbush” is a head dress similar to a crown for a king, emperor or diplomat.

THE FRIEND ZONE

“Friends! How many of us have them?” People that say they are your friends tend to leave you once they see you walking with a “Fez”. A Fez also known as the “tarbush” is a head dress similar to a crown for a king, emperor or diplomat. In America, within the Moorish Science Temple of America the Fez is one of the representations of an empire that still exists today and spans the globe on every continent. However, here in America the Fez gets a bad rap due to co-Intel operatives, idiots and skeptics who continue to oppress their own people for fiat.

THE PROPHET NOBLE DREW ALI

and direction. A direct threat; namely Rose’s Brother, was treated as such – but he never saw Rose coming. Never rely on the enemy for your survival.

Since the 1913 A.D., prophet Noble Drew Ali, founder of the Moorish Science Temple of America brought the Nationality and Divine Creed back to America specifically for the Negro, Blacks and Coloreds due to the 14th Amendment slave construct. The Fez was a clear and distinct indicator that Negroes, Blacks and Coloreds have return back to their ancient forefathers Divine Creed and Nationality during the time of 1900’s.

GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED

In today’s society, the Fez is still recognized all over the world not just in America. Unfortunately, because of the lack of understanding of the Moorish Science Temple of America brothers and sisters that take a stand to return back to their heritage sometimes loose their husbands, wives, friends, family, girlfriends and boyfriends. A Fez life is not for the fain in heart or the weak in mind. So if you decide to take this path, just know some may hate you but Allah (Great God of Universe) has already assured victory and governs all events in the physical. Therefore, live your life and in this case “A Fez Life.”

“A soldier never knows his strength without a foe.” – Noble Drew Ali.

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ASTROLOGY

THE SPRING EQUINOX 17 q The winter is ending; and spring begins - this is best time of year to start all things a new!

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THE START OF THE YEAR IS HERE AGAIN!

The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north.

WHEN IS THE SPRING EQUINOX?

In 2017, this equinox arrives on March 20 at 10:29 UTC. Furthermore, in the Northern Hemisphere know about this equinox.

Our sunrise is earlier now, and nightfall comes later. Plants are sprouting. Winds are softening. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, people are enjoying the warmer days of spring. Meanwhile, south of the equator, autumn begins. What will you do to change your new year?


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BLACK ACTIVISM

KAEPERNICK’S LASTòKNEE 49ers quarterback, who is set to become a free agent, believes taking knee did its job by sparking conversation COLIN KAEPERNICK’S PROTEST IS COMING TO AN END.

The quarterback drew a lot of attention to himself last August when he sat on the bench during the national anthem for a preseason game. As Kaepernick told

NFL.com at the time, he was “not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Kaepernick kept to his word all season long, although he later shifted his protest to taking a

knee during the national anthem instead of sitting on the bench. The protest loomed over the NFL the entire season, drawing criticism from Donald Trump while he was still on the campaign trail and even taking the blame for

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the league’s low television ratings by some. Kaepernick didn’t start for the San Francisco 49ers until Week 6, yet it was nearly impossible to find any NFL player whose name appeared in headlines more over the regular season. At the end of the season, when it was all said and done, Kaepernick’s San Francisco 49ers teammates responded by awarding him with the Len Eshmont Award for best exemplifying the “inspirational and courageous play” of former 49ers great Len Eshmont. Learn Why Kaepernick deicded to end his protest...

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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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