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MIND, BODY, SOUL & SPIRIT Dr. Ray Hagins on Why They Gave Us Christmas HEALTH TOPICS Full but Starving BUSINESS Black Enterprise resources PROFILES Petrina Reames: Trina’s Treasures James Horton: Black Cultural Museum Expo Phyllis Minter: Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Classic

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THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR A Moment To Reflect, We’re upon what is called one of the largest celebrated holiday of

YPM Company welcomes a new Editor in Chief

the year...Christmas. Let’s take a moment... Why would we allow ourselves to be conformed to the things of

Introducing Word of The ‘Our’

this world, knowing that the spirit of darkness (satan) has reign over the world. Ignorance is willfully surrendering your power...

By Azalia S. Clark

surrender not to the spirit of darkness (the enemy), follow the spirit of light (God) and regain your power. It is then that God will allow you to SEE the “TRUTH”, where you will find your power! Every since we could remember we were told that the day of Christ’s birth was December 25th and the way we should celebrate it is by purchasing gifts in order to give to others. Mind you, it is suppose to be Jesus’ birthday but we give gifts to everyone but him. We purchase, we go broke, and we work all year round to do it all over again. Our finances are depleted, while the ones who implemented this holiday in the first place (the world/enemy) become wealthy. They have set in motion several ways to control your spending, the way you live your life, and ironically, who you serve. So, tell me, “who’s your daddy”? Will you go to the source (God) and do research in an attempt to find the truth, or will you continue to allow yourself to be in darkness? Living in darkness can only lead to your demise which is the plan of the enemy. The God of Truth and Righteousness gives you power to conquer, be victorious, and do great things, which is His plan for your Life.

“This is the time to be conscious of who/what we connect to. Our connections can determine our development, whether it be spiritually, mentally, physically, or financially. God has preordained our destiny to do great things and has given us a purpose to fulfill. Let us connect with only the people that God has placed in our path and live a life of greatness”! ~Dr. Joy Johnson~

About the author: Azalia is the Editor in Chief of YPM Magazine. Although she’s lived in Georgia on and off over the last 10 years, she grew up in Florida where she became mother to 3 beautiful children. At just 19 years old, she became the youngest person to join AT&T’s Network Access Sales Division in Largo, FL and eventually the only African American in the whole multi-national sales division. This started her 15 year career in Sales Management and as a Customer Service Excellence Expert. In the last 5 years, Azalia changed her career path to work directly in human services, so getting a Medical Assistant Degree and becoming a Home Health Aide was the start of her goal of becoming an agent for Home Health Care. Upon completion of her Business Degree in Medical Practice Management, she will open her own Home Health Care Agency to focus on those who need special care such as Veterans and those with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Her other passions alternates between writing, painting, singing and cherishing sunsets on the beach. Azalia believes that the power of oneness through light and love will magnanimously enhance Our way of life* 7


DEPARTMENTS HEALTH TOPICS 12 Full but Starving: What are we consuming, and what is it doing to our bodies?

12 BUSINESS 21 Starting Your New Business ... Small Business Resources

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26 Phyllis Minter: Keller Williams Realty 32 Petrina Reams: Trina’s Treasures 17 Kenneth Reid: Becky’s Catering

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WORD of the “OUR” WE ARE I am the venom of a kiss You are the untouched heat in drop of pain I am the rise of fall You are the salted crystals on my flesh from the sweat of our sex I am the color of your eyes when they’re in Love You are the sweetness of a warm peach’s blood I am the nectar spilled from a child’s smile You are the darkness that drains from my dreams at dawn I am the dust storm that survives a desert rain You are the liquid muscle spun into the spider’s silk I am the softness of Your breath as You sleep And You are the Eternity of two galaxies I am your scars of Love and Hate You are the silver mist of the moon’s ocean when it’s cold I am the stem in a cell of soil You are the bass in my pulse I am the poison that drips from a rose’s beauty You are the sovereign in a lion’s mane I am the acid in the color red You are the scent of Happiness I hold in my bosom the power of the unknown You are the Life that which arises form Death And I am, humbly the Reflection of You 11


HEALTH TOPICS aany ny people automatically assume that when w h you are overweight, it means that yyou ou are unfit or unhealthy. This is certainly not true. I have been overweight according to the charts for 20 years. However, I am a very healthy person. I eat well, I don’t have nor have I ever had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease risks, nor cancer. I am metabolically fit and I exercise often. I have been doing yoga for over a I play sports, I run and I hike. Munira Shuruq Abdul-Haqq decade, Some bodies were genetically meant to carry more weight than others. Just as some bodies were meant to be very skinny. You see this because no matter how Munira Abdul-Haqq is an innovative and much that skinny person eats, he or she inspirational educator and spiritual guide. In this may never gain a pound. Not everything in science and medicine is cut and dry. role, Munira Abdul-Haqq guides people from all Not all people fit in the same boxes. The assessment of a human beings health is walks of life on the aspects of true living under dependent on the individual and their universal laws of life, including healthy living, chosen lifestyle, and not merely books and charts. By eating fruits and vegspiritual living, and honest living. A big believer etables of a variety of different colors, one can get the best all-around health in holistic education through metaphysics, benefits. Each different color fruit and vegetables contains unique health comMunira supports humanitarian values, human ponents that are essential to our health. connections to the natural world, social justice, Fruits and vegetables are very important to our health because they are whole holistic healing, and organic eating. Munira is foods, created by nature, that are rich in a large amount of nutrients. The proa qualified chef and technical science educator cessed foods that we so commonly eat, and holds degrees in Science and Education from can never compare to the health benefits provided by strawberries or broccoli, which have fiber, vitamins, and enzymes Everest University. built right in. Eating plenty of healthy vegetables and To contact Munira, please email MSAbdul-Haqq@live.com fruits helps prevent heart disease and strokes, diverticulitis, control your blood pressure, prevent some types of cancers, 12 and guards against cataract and macular degeneration or vision loss.


Full But Starving Red Fruits and Vegetables Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, to name a few. These nutrients reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, reduce tumor growth and LDL cholesterol levels, scavenge harmful freeradicals, and support join tissue in arthritis cases. ________________________________________ Orange and Yellow fruits and vegetables Contain beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, flavonoids, lycopene, potassium, and vitamin C. These nutrients reduce age-related macula degeneration and the risk of prostate cancer, lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, promote collagen formation and healthy joints, fight harmful free radicals, encourage alkaline balance, and work with magnesium and calcium to build healthy bones. ________________________________________ Green vegetables and Fruit Green vegetables contain chlorophyll, fiber, lutein, zeaxanthin, calcium, folate, vitamin C, calcium, and Beta-carotene. The nutrients found in these vegetables reduce cancer risks, lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, normalize digestion time, support retinal health and vision, fight harmful free-radicals, and boost immune system activity. ________________________________________ Blue and purple fruits and vegetables Contain nutrients which include lutein, zeaxanthin, resveratrol, vitamin C, fiber, flavonoids, ellagic acid, and quercetin. Similar to the previous nutrients, these nutrients support retinal health, lower LDL cholesterol, boost immune system activity, support healthy digestion, improve calcium and other mineral absorption, fight inflammation, reduce tumor growth, act as an anticarcinogens in the digestive tract, and limit the activity of cancer cells. ________________________________________ White fruits and vegetables Contain nutrients such as beta-glucans, EGCG, SDG, and lignans that provide powerful immune boosting activity. These nutrients also activate natural killer B and T cells, reduce the risk of colon, breast, and prostate cancers, and balance hormone levels, reducing the risk of hormonerelated cancers. continued on page 20

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“Why They Gave Us Christmas”? aat-Hotep aa a at--Ho Hote H Hot otte ep in the name of the One, True and Living God, Who is the Creator and d Su Sust sta Sustainer of all life. The Roman Catholic Church is a little upset right now because of the many churches that have decide to close their doors on Christmas day, so that the people could spend this day with their families. But I’m wondering why Churches have decided to close their doors today, because this is not the first time that December 25th has fallen on a Sunday. It has fallen on Sunday many times before, so why all the fuss? Why is it that many major retail businesses have issued a mandate for their employees to not wish their customers a Merry Christmas, we’re not just now getting foreigners in this country, and you don’t want to offend anyone. Foreigners have been here almost as long as we have, and people have not had a problem in the past saying Merry Christmas. In my personal opinion, my brothers and sisters, I believe that the underlined cause of the so called war on Christmas is because people are beginning to wake up as to why they gave us Christmas. Now, at the outset, let me state in a sentence, I am going to elaborate it throughout the message, but let me state in a sentence, why they gave us Christmas. So that you’re clear on that, and of course this is my opinion, my little humble opinion, the reason why they gave us Christmas was to induce a psychological impairment that would result in a perpetual, psycho pathology, thus rendering those of us who are spiritual by nature, impotent in the defense of our own spiritual well-being. If you have no power to defend yourself spiritually, then you won’t have any power… period. Fortunately, we are living in an era in which people are exercising their God given right to their freedom to think. We didn’t use to have the freedom to think, I mean, even though we had it, we didn’t use it because we would suffer psychological and spiritual abuse if you thought outside of the box, and still in some churches you better not think outside of the box, they’ll label you a backslider, they’ll label you a sinner on your way to hell. As result of personal literary research, as a result of non-religious based publishing entities, and as a result of teachers who are committed to the dissemination of historical facts instead of allegorical and mythological indoctrinations, people are slowly being resurrected and liberated from the comatose or zombified state of spiritual and cultural illiteracy. For 1,680 years, far too many people, especially our people, have been suffering from a psychological impairment called Christmas. As a mental health professional, I found out to believe in Christmas is a form a mental illness, and to believe in Easter is a form of mental illness. I’m talking from the paradigm of our text book in psychiatric medicine, to believe in anything or anyone that has no historical or archeological evidence of its existence, is a psychological impairment, and is therefore, technically speaking, a form of mental illness. So that you may get a clear understanding of this message, I am not going to speak from 14 the perspective of superstition or religion; I am speaking from the paradigm of science and psychology.

Acts the 17:22 says, “Then Paul stood in the midst of mars hill and said you men of Athens (Greeks), I perceive that in all things, you are too superstitious.” This whole program that has been forced upon us comes from the Greco Roman Empire. The Scofield version says, “I perceive that in all things ye are very religious.” In the biblical text, the word superstition and the word religion are the same thing. When you believe in things that you don’t understand, and then you suffer, superstition ain’t the way… When you believe in things that you don’t understand, and then you suffer, religion ain’t the way. For 1,680 years, almost 2 millenniums, far too many people,


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especially our people have been suffering from a psychological impairment called Christmas. As a result of this psychological impairment, which was programed into us by Euro Gentile, Greco Roman Catholic Church, the world now suffers from the most powerful psycho pathology ever inflicted on the human race. What do I mean by the terms psychological impairment so that you follow me, what do I mean by the term psychopathology, an application as to why they gave us Christmas, let me define it for you from the medical dictionaries. A psychological impairment is characterized by a pattern of persistently learning that which hinders or damages the spiritual, intellectual and/or emotional development of an individual, resulting

in a below normal, unhealthy or unrealistic cognitive function. When you persistently learn a lie, you become psychologically impaired. The term psychopathology is the study of the origin, development, and manifestations of behavior patterns and experiences, which may be indicative of mental illness or psychological impairment. Psychopathology is when you study a person based on what they believe, that’s what cognitive psychology is all about. For example, the belief in and claims to a red nosed reindeer may be considered as a psychological sign, the belief in or claims of a jolly fat man in a red suit, who rides through the night sky in his sleigh, being pulled by flying reindeer, landing on roof tops and squeezing himself down a chimney that is 12 inches in diameter without dirtying his suit, and delivering gifts to children who did not pout or cry, and were not naughty but nice… the claim to this activity, or the belief in such a thing, or even to speak such a thing, may be considered a psychopathological activity. Professionally speaking, the belief in bunny rabbits that lay different colored eggs, may be considered as a psychopathological sign. The belief in the claims of a little white virgin child wrapped in swaddling clothes, whose birth was so awesome that the stars in the sky changed their attitude and summoned kings, and wise men from the far East, just to come and look at him and pay omish to him. These men rode on camel’s backs over a distance of almost 15, 000 miles in less than 2 days. To believe such a thing, as a therapist and as a psychologist, in my opinion, that’s a psychopathological sign, and you suffer from mental illness. 15 Brothers and sisters, the most powerful and most effective psychopathology are the belief in something simply because you want it to exist. To believe


COVER STORY continued in something that has no historical evidence to it, or to believe in something that does not have any archeological evidence to it, and yet you believe it to the point where even though it is not real it becomes your reality, that’s a form of mental illness. To understand why they gave us Christmas, you must understand that they, meaning the pagans, to be more specific, the euro gentiles, they psychologically induced the belief in a lie. Then, after inducing the belief in a lie, they then glorified and glamourized the lie in such a way that it would create within us a desire and a longing for the existence of that lie. The reason why they gave us Christmas, the reason why they gave us Easter, thanksgiving, valentine’s day… (the two main religious holidays are Christmas and Easter), and the reason why they gave us this was to psychologically induce that lie into our psycho thesauri. Children are made to sit on Santa Claus’ lap! What I am saying has no bearing what so ever to white folk, what I’m talking about came from the white man, this is their pagan practice. If they want to practice that, cool, that’s them, it came from them. Maybe they find some kind of fulfillment in it, I don’t know, but what I do know is, it ain’t for black folk. It’s not from us, and it’s not for us. Why am I saying that?... because we’re talking about pagan practices that was created by a non-spiritual people, and the most damaging thing you can do to a spiritual people is have them to suffer from a psychological impairment by taking on non-spiritual ways. I found out that too many black folk want the ChristMas of the Roman Catholic Church. Too many black folk long for the Christ-Mas of the Roman Catholic Church, too many black folk crave for the Christ-Mas, that’s what it used to be called before it was changed to Christmas. In fact, our people who suffer from this psychopathology literally need for it to exist! Why do they need for it to exist? They need it because their psychological impairment, their psychopathology, demands it. The most powerful and effective psychopathology is the belief in something simply because you want it to exist... it doesn’t exist but you want it to. Now remember that when you try to free your Afrikan brothers and sisters minds, when you try to let them know that they’re believing in something that Greco Roman bishops made up in the year 325 A.D. at the Nicean counsel, when you try to tell them that and they attack you, understand, that’s their psychopathic behavior. They don’t know it, and you know why they don’t know it, because the masses are suffering from the same psychological impairment. The demand for the existence of the lie, the demand from our people, black people, black Afrikan people, the demand for the existence of the lie is so great that many black people have absolutely no idea what they would do if it didn’t exist. Black folk who are innately spiritual would tell you, “I don’t know what I’d do without Jesus, I don’t know what I’d do if it wasn’t for Jesus”. I was sharing with a brother just the other day, trying to talk with him. Now what’s deep is he called me, I didn’t go to him; he came to me and asked me about his predicament. As I begin to share with him some things about his psychopathology would not allow, he said, “Brother, I don’t care what you say.” I thought to myself, why would he call me if he didn’t care what I said, why waste my time? He let me know that he didn’t care what 16 I said, and he said, “I don’t care what you say, I know Jesus lives”, and I said to him, “How do you

know it brother?” He then started quoting a song to me, he said, “because I serve a risen savior, he’s in the world today, I know that he is living, whatever men may say, I see his hand of mercy and I hear his voice of cheer, and just the time I need him, he’s always here”. I had to be patient with him. Then he went on to say, as I waited for the answer to my question, “he lives, he lives, Christ Jesus lives today, cause he walks with me, he talks to me, along life’s narrow way. He lives, he lives, salvation to the cross”. Then he got to my question, he said, “You ask me how I know he lives, because he lives within my heart.” I thanked him and responded, “In other words, what you’re telling me, it is the figment of your imagination. You have no scientific evidence; he lives within your heart,” but that doesn’t stand up in the court room of my mind. Well, needless to say, I’m the one who got attacked. As a result of this type of demand, this psychopathic demand, those who do not suffer from this psychological impairment or those who have been delivered from this psychological impairment of believing in that which does not exist, those who have been delivered from such, are cast aside by those who have not been delivered. Those who have been delivered and do not suffer from this psychological impairment are shunned by those who do suffer with it. Those who don’t suffer from this psychological impairment are criticized by those who do suffer with it, and those who no longer suffer from this psychological behavior are often, even out right attacked, by those who still suffer from such. Yes, a state of war exists in the minds of those who suffer from this psychopathology against anyone who would try to free their mind from their psychological impairment. One of the biggest problems, one of the most difficult situations that we have to deal with in the realm of mental health, is trying to help a person who suffers from mental illness. They don’t know that they’re mentally ill. They look normal, they have good jobs, and they have good families, drive fine cars and are suffering a mental illness. You all need to put in an insurance claim, take some time off work. In any other case, if you’re suffering from a mental illness, you can go on disability. According to the dictionary of medicine, to believe in something that does not historically or archaeological exist, that there is no evidence for; that is mental illness, try putting that claim in. continued on page 28


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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS Article Arti Ar t c by Dr. Joy Johnson

et ready world, there is a dynamic group of young people who are getting ready to take the nation by storm, and you heard it here first. S.W.A.G.G. speaks exclusively with YPM Company Magazine on the startup of their business, and renders words of wisdom to inspire the small business person. S.W.A.G.G. consists of a team of five (5) young men and two (2) young ladies, ranging from the ages 18 - 25 and has been operating as a Corporation for a total of 2 years but at present has accomplished more than some businesses that have been established for many years. They are on the move and taking flight… with wings to soar like the Eagles they are.

S.W.A

Someone With A

Mr. Joshua Borsson, from Waynesboro, GA, and childhood friend of Henry’s, is the Marketing & Promotion CEO of S.W.A.G.G. In 2008 Mr. Borsson and Mr. Holmes partnered in a retail business venture together and in 2011, while still in high school, Mr. Borsson reconnected with Mr. Holmes. They collaborated and discussed “doing bigger and better things.” This is when Mr. Borsson teamed with Mr. Holmes and became a part of the S.W.A.G.G.movement. This is what Mr. Borsson had to say when asked what he would say to an upcoming business owner, “It’s important to keep things in moderation, be adaptable, be in tuned with society, and not to repeat history of past mistakes. One should research an industry so that you will be successful in your business venture, and always remember patience and perseverance is the key.” Mr. Tony McCord, is Co-CEO of the Health & Fitness Department of S.W.A.G.G. Mr. McCord partnered Mr. Terrill Donald with S.W.A.G.G. in late June of 2013. When asked July, 2013 where h what was his motivation for wanting to be a part of the Technology De the S.W.A.G.G. mission, here’s what he had to say, “It S.W.A.G.G. as “glo is important to give back to the community through a multitude of emp educating individuals so that they may live a healthier, ther, Mr. Donaldso self-sufficient lifestyle through SWAGG’s multiple advance level, he lo departments,” When I asked him what advise he would give to an in technology and the technical fi upcoming business owner, I am impressed with the words of wisdom these words to the upcoming busi that followed, “Know your WHY… know the reasons you are doing and have heart, but leave emotion what you’re doing. Know your purpose for doing whatever it is that words when four will do. Only th you’re doing. Know the purpose for your business venture. If you don’t cuts and bruises. Enjoy being out know your why, you are more susceptible to giving in to the mediocre misunderstood! standard… you will become discouraged, it will make your journey 18 Your why gives you your identity, your character, your drive. harder. Your why is your accelerator!”


OF TOMORROW

A.G.G

S.W.A.G.G. was established in 2001 by a young man by the name of Henry Homes, while fresh out of high school, in Orlando Fl. He was studying to become a BMW Certified Technician at the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute.

A Gracious Gift

Mr. Holmes saw that there was a lack of resources available to the students at the college where he attended. Deciding not to stand by and do nothing, Mr. Holmes took “action” and set out to develop a means for students to have their basic living necessities met, such as food, clothing, health & fitness, etc. This was the beginning of S.W.A.G.G., an acronym for Someone With A Gracious Gift!

Mr. Holmes describes S.W.A.G.G. as a company of integrity that defines unity, togetherness, sacrifice, diligence, resilience, patience, perseverance, faith, and building a bond within individuals within the community. He states moreover, these are applied qualities to make someone whole and to help them find the right path. When I asked Mr. Holmes what he would say to an upcoming business owner, he replied, “Remain patient and diligent about what you do because perseverance is the key. Success doesn’t come overnight. Success comes to those who endure the most. Business owners need to learn to be content and not complacent. More importantly, stay focused and READ! Reading takes you to another level… and that’s free!’ Mr. Holmes is passionate when it comes to the youth, so he also implemented a Young Entrepreneur Department. His goal is to empower dson joined S.W.A.G.G. in the youth with the tools needed in order for them to be successful and he was appointed CEO over productive citizens. He says by example, he intends to encourage them to epartment. He says he sees obal life coaches”, providing also be an example. He quotes, “Carry yourself as you would like to be treated. If you want to be known as a person of integrity, carry yourself powering workshops. Furwith integrity… want respect, carry yourself with respect… want to be on says from entry level to known as a person who is a professional, carry yourself in a professional ooks to help people skill set manner.” It was just a few minutes into the interview that I realized that field. Mr. Donaldson offered iness owner, “Have patience these young people possessed every one of these qualities. There is no ns at the door. Don’t use seven greater role model for the youth of today than other youth doing positive he strong survive through the things and setting the path for others to follow. Before leaving I asked Mr. tside of the box… enjoy being Holmes, the President and Founder of S.W.A.G.G., CEO of Young Entrepreneur Department, if he had any last comments. He tood, gave me a big hug, as did Mr. Borsson, Mr. McCord, and Mr. Donaldson, and 19 said, “Dr. Joy, the Young Entrepreneur Department is going to turn the workforce on its head!” cont. on page 21


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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

S.W.A.G.G. Products and Services include but not limited to:

Young Entrepreneurs (Business based products) • Notebooks • USB drives • Portfolios • Professional office supplies • Briefcases • CD/DVD Body Beautification • Skin care lotion • Nail nourishment products • Hair products • Afrikan shea butter • Body incense • Massage oils • Foot products Ashley Baker • Shower jell Body Beautification CEO

“Rich people are up for the challenge, average people are not”

Raphael Gunn Health and Fitness Co-CEO Health and Fitness Products: (Tested and proven wellness products from a diet and nutrition standpoint) • Low calorie all natural nutritional meal replacement shake • First of its kind super protein cereal that helps with weight management and weight loss • Chelated multivitamins (helps body absorb generic vitamins) • Anti-aging products • All natural low caffeine energy shots.

Marketing and Promotion • Business card Technology • Typing classes • Radio • Resume writing • TV Commercials • Knowledge of software (Photoshop, Illustrator, • Banners Dreamweaver, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and other • • Brochures basic software and tech skills) Flyers • Graphic designs (Web design, logos, flyers, and • • Business Consultation brochures)

Hetal Munshi

Literature Insurance and Finance Landscaping CEO Entertainment Agriculture Out of the 7 business partners, unfortunately I was only privileged to interview four of them. Not present were, Miss Ashley Baker, who is CEO of the Body Beautification Department, Mr. Rapheal Gunn, who is CEO of the Health and Fitness Department, and Miss. Hetal Munshi, who is CEO of the Insurance and Finance Department. These young people are outstanding human beings. They are of “like-mind” and “on the same page.” In these days and times it is not often that we encounter a group of young black people, particularly young black males, coming together on a positive note. I felt honored to be in their presence, watching them working together on one accord, and conducting themselves as professionals. I am encouraged and look forward in following their development.

Is the world ready for S.W.A.G.G.?

We shall soon see, because they are on a mission to make a difference by making positive changes in a system that is flawed. Such a huge task for them to take on, but with their drive and determination, Someone With A Gracious Gift is destine for success!!!. To Contact S.W.A.G.G email:poweredbyswagg@gmail.com www.poweredbyswagg.com

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FEATURE Reversing the Willie Lynch Letter (A method for regaining a relinquished power!)

Life Is A Game Of Chess

been planted within our minds. Let’s take the strategy Willie Lynch put in place, step by step, and reverse it… Strategy One. Taking so many drops of good White blood and putting them into as many Black women as possible, varying

am writing this article to help you solve some of your problems with the powers that be. I have been pondering ways to help the Afrikan race to be more conscious aware but more importantly, how to unite the black race. The continent of Afrika would rejoice if my program is implemented. I ask that you would please read the Willie Lynch speech in its entirety before proceeding. This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there. I was inspired to write this article as I reflected on the second paragraph of the Willie Lynch letter which states how he, Willie

the drops by the various tones that you want, and then letting them breed with each other until the circle of colors appear as you desire. What you’ve got is a multiplicity of colors. Crossbreeding completed, for further severance from their original beginning, we must completely annihilate the mother tongue and institute a new language that involves the new life’s work. You know, language is a peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people. Reversing Strategy One: STOP CROSS BREEDING AND LEARN TO SPEAK OUR NATIVE TONGUE (SWAHILI)! USING THIS AS OUR ONLY LANGUAGE OF COMMUNICATION AMONGST EACH OTHER WHEN NECESSARY.

Lynch, sailed in his boat, south on the James River, named for his King, whose version of the Bible he cherished. He stated how the colony of Virginia’s problem with their slaves wasn’t unique. He compared how Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along its highways in great numbers, while the colony of Virginia used the tree and the rope on occasion. He went on to say, as he stood on the bank of the James River in the year 1712, “I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed, Gentlemen, you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems. I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them. In my bag here, I have a full proof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee every one of you that if installed correctly, it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple. Any member of your family or your overseer can use it.”

Strategy Two. The more a foreigner knows about the language of another country, the more he is able to move through all levels of that society. Therefore, if the foreigner is an enemy of the country, to the extent that he knows the body of the language, to that extent is the country vulnerable to attack or invasion of a foreign culture. For example, you take a slave, if you teach him all about your language, he will know all your secrets, and he is then no more a slave, for you can’t fool him any longer, and being a fool is one of the basic ingredients of an incident to the maintenance of the slavery system. Reversing Strategy Two: LEARN AS MUCH ABOUT THE EUROPEAN CULTURE AND LANGUAGE AS POSSIBLE.

I feel if we take this same method and reverse it, we can begin a process of de-programming of the Willie Lynch chip that has

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How do we get the Black Race to unite?

Strategy Three. I have outlined a number of differences among

YOU AGAINST ONE ANOTHER AND BE CAUTIOUS IN

the slaves; and I take these differences and make them bigger. I

TRUSTING THE POWERS THAT BE.

use fear, distrust, and envy for control purposes. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies and

Strategy Five. Bull whip the Black man in front of the woman

it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little list of

and child until he gives up his will to resist. This leaves the

differences, and think about them. On top of my list is “Age,”

woman feeling alone, unprotected by him, with his image de-

but it is there only because it starts with an “A,” and the second

stroyed. The ordeal will cause her to move from her psychologi-

is “Color” or shade, there is intelligence, size, sex, size of planta-

cal dependent state to a frozen independent state. In this frozen

tions, status on plantations, attitude of owners, whether the

psychological state of independence, she will in turn raise her

slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have

male and female offspring in reversed roles. For fear of the young

fine hair, coarse hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list

male’s life, she will psychologically train him to be mentally weak

of differences, I shall give you an outline for action, but before

and dependent, but physically strong. Because she has become

that, I shall assure you that distrust is stronger than trust and

psychologically independent, she will train her female offspring

envy is stronger than adulation, respect or admiration.

to be psychologically independent.

Reversing Strategy Three: EMBRACE ONE ANOTHER’S

Reversing Strategy Five: BLACK MAN, DO NOT ALLOW

DIFFERENCES. TRUST RESPECT AND EXALT ONE

YOURSELF TO BE IN A VULNERABLE POSITION, AND

ANOTHER, LEARN TO NOT FEAR EACH OTHER, AND

STAY PREPARED FOR BATTLE. BE WISE, MAKING

CELEBRATE EACH OTHERS ACHIEVEMENTS AND

SOUND DECISIONS FOR THE STABILITY OF YOUR

ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

FAMILY. PROTECT AND PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY AND REAR YOUR SON(S) TO BE KINGS. BLACK WOM-

Strategy Four. Break the spirit of the man much like you would

AN, RESPECT YOUR BLACK MAN AND REAR YOUR

break the spirit of a horse. And ride the woman as though she

DAUGHTERS TO BE QUEENS.

were a wild ass until she is tamed and offer no resistance. The Black slave after receiving this indoctrination shall carry on and

Strategy Six. We talked about paying particular attention to the

will become self-refueling and self-generating for hundreds of

female and her offspring for orderly future planning; then, more

years, maybe thousands. Don’t forget you must pitch the old

recently we stated that, by reversing the positions of the male

Black male vs. the young male. You must use the dark skin slaves

and female, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its

vs. the light skin slaves, and the light skin slaves vs. the dark skin

own axis forever, unless a phenomena occurred and re-shifted the

slaves. You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the

positions of the male and female. The mind has a strong drive to

female. You must also have your White servants and overseers

correct and re-correct itself over a period of time.

distrust all Blacks, but it is necessary that your slaves trust and

Reversing Strategy Six: UNITE TOGETHER AS A FAMILY

depend on us. They must love, respect and trust only us.

AND A COMMUNITY TO DEVELOP A SOLID FOUN-

Reversing Strategy Four: DO NOT ALLOW YOUR SPIRIT

DATION. BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY BY COMBING

TO BE BROKEN. AFRIKAN WOMAN SUPPORT AND

RESOURCES AND PATRONIZING ONE ANOTHER IN

ELEVATE THE BLACK MAN, AFRIKAN MAN SUPPORT

BUSINESS, BEING MINDFUL OF LEAVING A LEGACY

AND ELEVATE THE BLACK WOMAN, SUBMITTING

FOR YOUR OFFSPRING. BE REALISTIC… THE NECES-

ONLY TO ONE ANOTHER. MAINTAIN A STRONG FAM-

SITY TO INTERACT & INTERCHANGE WITH OTHER

ILY UNIT, ALWAYS PRESENTING A UNITED FRONT.

DIVERSE GROUPS. BY NO MEANS PARTICIPATE IN

NEVER LET YOUR DIFFERENCES DIVIDE YOU OR PIN

ANY FORM OF BIGOTRY OR RACISM. continued on page 24

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FEATURE continued ttrategy ra Seven. The best way to deal with the phenomena

“HE WHO CONTROLS THE PRINTED PAGE,

is to shave their mental history and create a multiplicity of

CONTROLS THE THINKING OF THE AGE”

ph p h phenomena of illusions, so that each illusion will twirl in its

~Dr. Ray Hagins

ow own orbit, something similar to floating balls in a vacuum. Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control. Use them.

There is a quote by Willie Lynch where he says, “Shave

Have your wives and your children use them. Never miss an

their mental history and create a multiplicity of phenom-

opportunity. If used intensely for one year, the slaves them-

ena of illusions.”

selves will remain perpetually distrustful.” ~Willie Lynch Reversing Strategy Seven: KEEP YOUR HISTORY,

ILLUSIONS… Living in a fantasy, a distraction to keep us

CULTURE, CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS ALIVE BY

from focusing on what is really taking place. Our distrac-

INCORPORATING THEM INTO YOUR EVERYDAY

tions are jobs, a house, car, a nice life. While we are being

LIVING. RESEARCH AND EDUCATE YOURSELF ON

distracted, a plan of action is being implemented… the

THINGS PERTAINING TO THE MIND, BODY AND

New World Order! We are becoming more and more Eu-

SPIRIT, KNOW OF YOUR ORIGIN, EXERCISE AND

ropeanized, embracing the White culture as our own, and

EAT HEALTHY, AND MEDITATE DAILY.

denying in part our existence as an Afrikan, in America.

LET NOT YOUR MIND BE CRIPPLED, FOCUS ON

REVERSING LYNCH’S METHODICAL PLAN

REVERSING THE WILLIE LYNCH CHIP IN YOUR

WOULD HELP THE BLACK MAN AND WOMAN

MIND. BE CONSCIOUS OF THE PROGRAMMING

TO REGAIN THEIR POWER, BECOME RICH IN

TACTICS, LOOKING PAST THE SMOKE SCREEN

SPIRIT, AND GAIN MONETARY WEALTH.

OF DISTRACTION, MAKING YOUR EVERY MOVE COUNT, THAT YOU MAY PLAY A CONQUERING

An excerpt from the bible of success reads…

GAME OF CHESS. EMBRACE WHO YOU ARE, KNOW

Life is like a chess game.

YOU ARE OF GREATNESS… LOVE THYSELF!

The chess game was in play. The goal of the game was control. The method used was the mind as the playing

LET NOT YOUR SPIRIT TO BE BROKEN. DON’T BE

field. The end result would be passivity as captivity. Passive

IGNORANT AND WILLINGLY SURRENDER YOUR

people don’t fight for their rights, and they accept wrong

POWER. ALWAYS REMEMBER WHERE YOU COME

for right without a fight. They offer no resistance to being

FROM AND THE LOCATION OF YOUR TRUE HOME.

mistreated, or being dependent on others. It was a chess

PASS YOUR KNOWLEDGE DOWN TO YOUR SONS

game of the mind, using the intellect, over-working the

AND DAUGHTERS. BE THE ANTIDOTE TO REVERSE

emotions, to abuse the will. The intellect would be on the

WILLIE LYNCH’S FORMULA.

side of the white pieces, and the emotions on the side of the black pieces. The intellect would respond to difficult

CONTINUE TO BE A SPIRITUAL PEOPLE AND NOT

situations to overcome an issue. The emotions would react

BE MISLED BY RELIGION. DON’T ALLOW YOUR-

during difficult times, making it an issue to overcome.

SELF TO BE CONTROLLED BY ONE OF THE MAIN TOOLS USED BY THE WORLD, THE BIBLE!

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We are finally free!!! ...or are we? African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated populations African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites Together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one quarter of the US population According to Unlocking America, if African American and Hispanics were incarcerated at the same rates of whites, today’s prison and jail populations would decline by approximately 50% One in six black men had been incarcerated as of 2001. If current trends continue, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime 1 in 100 African American women are in prison Nationwide, African-Americans represent 26% of juvenile arrests, 44% of youth who are detained, 46% of the youth who are judicially waived to criminal court, and 58% of the youth admitted to state prisons (Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice). Jail reduces work time of young people over the next decade by 25-30 percent when compared with arrested youths who were not incarcerated Jails and prisons are recognized as settings where society’s infectious diseases are highly concentrated Prison has not been proven as a rehabilitation for behavior, as two-thirds of prisoners will reoffend. About $70 billion dollars are spent on corrections yearly Prisons and jails consume a growing portion of the nearly $200 billion we spend annually on public safety ~NAAP Are we still enslaved? Is this a Modern Day form of Slavery? Do your research... Read NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL MEMORANDUM-46 Additional Note: “Henry Berry, speaking in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1832, described the situation as it existed in many parts of the South at this time: “We have, as far as possible, closed every avenue by which light may enter their (the slaves) minds. If we could extinguish the capacity to see the light, our work would be complete; they would then be on a level with the beasts of the field and we should be safe. I am not certain that we would not do it, if we could find out the process and that on the plea of necessity.” From Brown America, The story of a New Race by Edwin R. Embree. 1931 The Viking Press

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et’s take a glimpse of history and perhaps see where the solstice traditions come from. Long before a virgin born savi savior called Jesus came on the scene from the minds of the Roman Catholic Church, for millenniums, thousands of ye years, mid-winter has always been a time of celebration. For billions of people around the world, long before th he Nicean counsel in 325 A.D. came up with the declaration or the decree that December 25th was to be the day the o ccelebrating of e the birth of their Romanized, virgin born baby Jesus. People of the world rejoiced when the winter sol so ls solstice arrived on December 21st. The reason why they rejoice, remember, we are not talking about Afrikans, they didn’t practice these pagan practices, we’re talking about the Euro Gentile Pagans who practice these pagan practices, they would freak out every year because the sun, they didn’t understand the earth’s solar orbit, they didn’t understand the axle tilt of the earth, and the movement of the sun upon it; they didn’t grab it. Remember, white folk thought that the earth was flat, up until 1492. They didn’t know it was round, as recent as 1492, so not understanding the oval path of the earth, the axil tilt of the earth, and how the sun would hit it, the closer it got to winter it looked like the sun was moving further away. The days became shorter and the nights became longer, and being up north with no sun light it got colder. These European pagan gentiles honestly believed that the sun was leaving them on December 21st; it looked like the sun stopped going further away, and stopped. It made a U-turn and started coming back toward them and they got so happy about that; that’s called the winter solstice. They got so happy about it that they begin to celebrate it. It became a time of celebration, because the sun of God, or God’s sun, have become the light of the world. This sun that seemingly stopped in its motion died, and for three days it didn’t move, and then it rose again on the third day. The pagans worshipped something called Mythra which was the Persian sun god. Mythra date back thousands of years before so-called Jesus Christ. The Persians taught that Mythra was born of a virgin on December 25th. The Persians taught that when Mythra was born, that his birth was witnessed by shepherds and magicians, or something called the magi. Mythra, long before Jesus, the Persians taught that he raised the dead, that he healed the sick, and that he cast out demons. Mythra was taught that he ascended to heaven shortly after the brown equinox, or what we know as Easter, but before doing this, he had his final supper with his twelve disciples. Of course, each disciple represents a sign of the zodiac. The winter solstice, why did they give us Christmas, again to induce into the psychology of a people who are spiritual by nature, a belief system and pagan practice that would make impotent those of us who are spiritual by nature. What people are calling Christmas is nothing more that the pagan practice of worshipping the sun god Mythra that Roman Catholic Church incorporated, or stole, or copied from them and called it Christmas. The winter solstice was the season to be jolly as celebrated in ancient Rome. This festival was called, and still is called, saturnalia; the celebration began on December 17th. During the festival of saturnalia, this was the time when slaves were no longer slaves; they were allowed to play the role of being the master. Everything in life was easier; therefore it became a role reversal day or a role reversal holy day. During the festival of saturnalia, all classes, whether rich or poor, master or slave; they exchanged gifts with one another. Not only did they exchange gifts, but it was the time of having family feasts together… sound familiar? You want to know where our practices come from, you want to know why we exchange gifts on Christmas; it comes from the festival of saturnalia. I know I’m messing with somebody’s Christmas; good… It’s not our day of celebration! Saturnalia was a time of general merriment it wasn’t merry Christmas, it was merry saturnalia. People would participate in games, giving of gifts, abundance of sweet meat; like honey cured/glazed ham. As typical with ceremonial events, they also did something else that let them know it was the festival of saturnalia, it was called candle burning… Ride down the street and see the candles in the window. Why do people put candles in their window, they don’t know, have no idea; it’s part of their Christmas decoration. They go to the store and buy candles to put in their window not knowing where this tradition comes from. In general, the whole purpose of the festival of saturnalia was for everyone to have a good time. It was the greatest holiday of the Roman year. When people say Merry Christmas, they are really perpetuating this pagan celebration; 28 they just don’t know that they are. The word Christmas derives from Christis masses, the roman churches standard


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ritual celebration. Do you believe Christmas is in the bible? You might be surprised to discover that there is absolutely not one mention of Christmas anywhere in the Christian scriptures. There is no call to observe Christmas in the scriptures. There is not one example in the bible of the observance of Christmas. In fact, the Roman Catholic Church says, in the new catholic encyclopedia, volume three, page 656, “in explicable, though it seems, the date of the messiah’s birth is not known, neither the date nor the month.” The people who gave us this lie know it’s a lie, but yet the people whom the lie was given to will fight you tooth and nail in defense of it. They will put their own child out of their home, and commence to speaking in tongue while casting them out. That is a serious psychological impairment, when you believe in something that doesn’t exist to the point where you want to distance yourself from your own flesh and blood. In case you didn’t know it brothers and sisters, Christmas was banned in England in 1645; they vowed to rid the country of corruption, and to do this they stopped Christmas. But when Charles II was restored to the throne he reinstated it. For those who don’t know, Christmas was banned in Boston Massachusetts from 1659-1681. Christmas was totally forbidden, and anyone who was seen celebrating what they knew was a pagan ritual was charged with 5 shillings. After the American Revolution, however, Christmas was reinstated. But guess what; it wasn’t until June of 1870 that Christmas became a federal holiday. Why they gave us Christmas; who are they? The pagans, who are void of spirituality, gave us Christmas and Easter, and the reason why they gave it to us is so that we, who are spiritual by nature, would adopt their ways and desire a fabrication to be our reality. Anytime you long for a lie to be your reality, you are suffering from mental illness. The problem with mental illness doesn’t necessarily mean that you are crazy... There was a man who had a flat tire in front of an insane asylum, and the man got out of his car to change his tire. When the man took his flat tire off the rim and was getting ready to put the spare onto the wheel, his foot kicked the hub cap and the lugs went down into the storm drain. The man stood and asked himself, “What am I going to do?” A man who looked on from the insane asylum window called out and said, “Excuse me, why don’t you just take one lug off of the other three wheels and use it to hold your tire until you can get to a gas station?” The man with the flat tire looked at him and said, “This is an insane asylum, how did you think of that, aren’t you crazy?” The man at the insane asylum window responded, “Just because I’m crazy, don’t mean I’m stupid.” A lot of people who are classified as mentally unstable got a lot of sense. A lot of people who are suffering from this psychological impairment are wearing robes, standing in a position as I am in; as a teacher, perpetuating this psychological impairment. Brothers and sisters, I plead with you today with a certain sense of excitement because I’m beginning to see the resurrecting of minds that have been suffering from psychological impairment. I’ve seen people being healed because they are beginning to use their afrikan minds, and experiencing freedom. So, let us forsake these antispiritual practices; let us forsake these anti-afrikan practices; let us forsake these unholy pagan practices. Please, let us forsake these euro gentile practices and redeem our afrikan selves. Let us do that in the name of god, in the name of our ancestors, and for the sake of our children. Parents don’t let the children dictate to you what you should be doing… “But mommy can I have a tree; everybody else has one. Mommy, can I have a Halloween costume, can I go to the Easter egg hunt?” We live in a different society now; I’m hearing too many parents asking the children what they want to do. When I was growing up, I don’t ever remember my mother asking me what I wanted to do. She never asked me what I wanted to do, even after well into my teen years. Now, children who are not able to make wise decisions are offered choices by their parents, because they want to be their friend more than they want to be a parent. God didn’t call you to be a friend to your child, God gave you them as a gift; for you to be a parent to that child, and prepare them for adulthood. “DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, RESEARCH IT FOR YOURSELF” ASE’

Dr. Ray Hagins in Afrika May the peace of God and the guidance of our Ancestors be with you always. Maat-Hotep, Dr. Ray Hagins

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