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HOTEP A PLACE FOR POSITIVE BLACK PEOPLE TO CONNECT

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STRESS IN THE COMMUNITY

THE WAY OF THE MOOR

Your health and well being is critical to our survival. We must collectively combat disease and poor health.

We live in a society that is stressful by design. Learn how this environment stunts our growth as a nation.

Walk it Like I Talk It. Two brothers who are paying homage to a critical aspect of our culture down in the Big Easy!

STAYING GROUNDED IN THE HEAVENS 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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EDITORIAL LETTER

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This edition is dedicated to preserving and cultivating the essence of black cultural awareness. We must mold ourselves to be forwardly health conscious and readily available for service to our community - ASE

Staying Grounded in the Heavens: A focus on health and service to others.

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merica has fostered an unnatural “me first” epidemic that has matriculated into our community. Believe it or not, there was a time when it was natural for our community to actually “commune” with one another. We took care of each other. We were neighbors, friends,

co-workers and often strangers, all fixed on the goal of total liberation from oppression. As integration for profit began to take effect in America, our brothers and sisters took aim at removing themselves from conditions in which they thrived; and delivering themselves into the snarls and pitfalls of free capitalism, all for the idea

of equality. This was of course a farce, and the grass indeed was not greener on the other side. So here we are, selfish and still looking to others for healing. It’s time we take care of ourselves. We are a people generationally plagued with aggression, stress, illness and disease as a result of our environment and health

choices. We are the light of the earth. It is our universal duty to ensure health and prosperity for future generations. It is up to us alone to change our conditions. As we embark onto a new horizon, let us honor our roots and begin to love and service one another with reverence and compassion! Peace and Black Love

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BLACK DIETS MATTER Video: Brother Joseph Williams explains the benefits of a plant based diet.

ZODIAC BREAKDOWN: Virgo is the sixth astrological sign and second largest constellation. What more can we learn from her?

RACE GAME What is race in a global context? What is the purpose and philosophy behind the great divider?

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (MONTHLY REVIEW) A look back at the event head-liners from this past month.

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

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VIRGO

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Three ways to reduce health risk and maintain a healthy heart.

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Knowing your blood pressure levels and keeping them under control. Pay attention to your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and get tested for diabetes on a regular basis.

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GET UP AND GET GOING!

Exercising regularly. Work your way up to at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (walking) every week or 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic

physical activity (running) or a combination of both. Choosing a healthy eating plan, which includes loads of fruits and veggies, foods low in saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium. Increase your meal plan with fiber-rich whole grains, fish (preferably oily fish-at least twice per week), nuts, legumes, seeds, lower fat dairy products and skinless poultry (skinless).

RELIABLE, INDUSTRIOUS, INTELLIGENT, AND PRACTICAL

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SLOW DOWN AND STOP!

Stop the smoking of cigarettes. Limit sugarfilled beverages and red meat. If you choose to eat meat, select the leanest cuts available Literal Substance Editorial

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{ BLACK DIETS MATTER Brother Joseph Williams breaks it all down. What not to eat and what not to eat based on the diets and customs best suited for our people. Watch Video

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The Virgo is the ultimate friend in the zodiac and shoulder to lean on. They are great thinkers, who understand and see the entire puzzle without involving to many emotions. Virgos are patient listeners and enjoy the physical connection to life due to their earthly element. August

Symbol: The Virgin Element: Earth Action: Mutable (Changing or Closing of the door) Ruling Planet: Mercury Polarity: Negative House: Sixth (6) Dominant Color: Silver Virgo is the reaction of the leonine force, and is, consequently, a feminine symbol. At this stage of its journey, the Divine Ego knows for the last time that close communion with the twin soul before the crucifixion, the wine typical of the sacrifice, the bread, and the sustaining forces, of its own immortal being.


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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

STRESS IN OUR COMMUNITY Stress is one of the top causes of death in the Black community.

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ur stress levels are the highest due to the contributing factors that negatively affect our circumstances of living. The constant brutality by the system through inferior legislation, discrimination, police brutality and limited access to healthier foods

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plays a significant part in increased stress. African Americans have health that is the worse overall than the health of other ethnic groups. According to the American Psychological Association Studies examining the role of social and biological stress on health

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suggests a link between socioeconomic status and ethnic disparities in stress and health (Warnecke et al, 2008). Moreover, health disparities may stem from economic determinants, education, geography and neighborhood, environment, lower-quality care, inadequate access to care, inability to navigate the system, provider ignorance/bias and/or stress (Bahls, 2011).

STRESS RELATEDBEHAVIORS

Furthermore, some of the major attributes explained by the American Psychological Association Studies showed that stress may also play a role in physical health disparities

by affecting behavior. High levels of stress have been consistently associated with a wide variety of negative health behaviors, including smoking, drinking, drug use and physical inactivity. These behaviors and their outcomes (e.g., obesity) are closely linked to the onset and course of many diseases, including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline later in life, according to the report. Despite all the statistics, our communities have always been able to overcome any challenge thrown at us whether it be slavery, Jim Continued on Page 8

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COVER STORY

STAYING GROUNDED IN THE HEAVENS Exploring the relation between our physical existence and cosmic activity. Discover how our mind and bodies are attuned to the activities and frequencies in the cosmic universe.

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hen life gets hectic, most have been taught to believe that its all in His plan and it’s a sign that your ”breakthrough” is coming. You will be delivered from bondage, that new house, that new job – in the name of Jesus! I command it! With that being said, what are your options beyond steadfast waiting? Its time we realize that we can put all our eggs in one Easter basket. The original purpose of religion was to bring sacredness back to life. There was a time when

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human beings lived moment-to-moment in the presence of the sacred. Religion was unnecessary. There was no separation between spirituality and life, no distinction between the sacred and the mundane, no division of the Godly and the worldly. When we lost the sense of sacredness, we needed religion to bring us back to it. Our ancestors understood that we possess a naturally divine connection to the cosmic universe and planet earth. “Religion,” after all, means “that which renews our connection.”

Your mood, energy level and mental clarity are all connected to the universe. Practicing aspects of traditional worship is valuable. The mental focus of prayer and the collective energy of a congregation are powerful. The hard part

comes in after the euphoria of worship wears off.

CHECK YOUR CHART

Each person on this planet was birthed at a precise location and time on the planet. At that very same time the planets were aligned to influence your experience while on this physical plane. This astrological formation is referenced in the form of


1 MIND THE STARS Pay close attention to the activity in the heavens, moon cycles, comets, eclipse, planets and orbital paths.

2 KNOW THE SIGNS Take time to study and develop a robust knowledge of all zodiac traits and characteristics.

3 MEDITATE Your mind and body are constantly bombarded with distractions that pollute and destroy, - quiet your mind!

a Natal Chart. Your natal chart serves as a reference guide to the overall experiences you will encounter while on this planet. There are no exact details in a natal chart, just reasonable estimates of calm and rocky periods within your life.

PROBLEMS AT WORK

Say you get into it with your coworker. The two of

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you may have an otherwise good working relationship, but today you were just in a mood. Most of the time this friction is a result of cosmic activity. There could be turmoil in your zodiac house with theirs. Your house may be in retrograde. Anything! If all of this sounds foreign to you; no worries, this is just an introduction to the

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concept. The rest of you know exactly what I am talking about.

COSMIC ACTIVITY DIRECTLY AFFECTS YOUR EXPERIENCE HERE ON THE PLANET

The teachings of religion are based in the activities in the Heavens. The authors used metaphor express what they were seeing in the stars. These principles

are not to be taken literally, but used as guidance throughout life, to help us recall our sacred sense. The natural stars and heavenly cosmic bodies are to be used in the same way. That’s what they are here for. Written By

CORNELEON BLOCK

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PERSPECTIVE

Crow Laws, Black Codes, White Supremacy and in today’s society Trumpism. Therefore, we will treat stress the same way by fighting back and creating a way to overcome the odds.

RACE GAME

Literal Substance Editorial

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The human family is made up of one race divided into nations of families

composed of customs, creeds, flag, principles, land and religion just to name a few. We are a people who have fallen asleep and have forgotten our nobility in the midst of the 21st Century. Therefore, it is imperative that one retains their heritage to create a better future because if you cannot remember

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from whence you came, your forward progress will be manipulated by others, who do not bear the same interest. Moorish culture is expressed through its superior architecture with a legacy that links all “African American” descendants in the Northern Hemisphere together as one people since the ancient times of empires such as the Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Sumerians, Egyptians, Olmecs down to the Ottoman Empire. Let’s not forget our culture!! Written By

RYAN SMITH BEY


KNOW THY SELF

THE WAY OF THE MOOR Stress Relief Vacation in the Big Easy: The Moor Hotel in New Orleans

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ntrepreneurs Damon Lawrence and Marcus Carey have created an environment of home, culture and love with the first boutique hotel “The Moor” in New Orleans.

Moreover, Howard University also covered the story by stating “It is the first Homage Hostel, also known as a boutique home, which differentiates itself from a hotel and a bed and breakfast.

This hotel pays homage to the Moorish culture with fantastic architecture, sculptures and breathtaking paintings of Moorish peoples. Lawrence an Alumni from the prestigious HBCU, Howard University stated in The ShadeRoom that, “At the Moor, we decided to pay homage to Moorish culture mainly based on the architecture.

The Moor, launched on July 1, 2018, was developed on the property of a Spanishcolonial home built in 1921. It is a brand new four-unit hostel (hotel) with an African and Moroccan vibe in the Mid-city District of New Orleans on the historic Canal Street.

The property naturally has beautiful archways and carved wood work that we really wanted to play up with our design aesthetic. Thus, the name felt fitting for us. When we think about the Moors we think about their impact globally and it coincides with the multi-cultural history of New Orleans perfectly.” The company started this venture as Homage Hospitality organized in Oakland, CA.

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Each of the four units feature living spaces, bedrooms, and kitchenettes. The design direction and property architecture are inspired by the Moors of North Africa’s influence around the world and pays homage to the melting pot heritage of New Orleans, one of America’s truly global cities. Learn More Literal Substance Editorial

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Stephanie Y. Mitchem presents a fascinating study of African American healing. She sheds light on a

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