STRAIGHT OUTTA … NIGERIA

New Black-Owned Smart Shoe Line Has Bluetooth Capabilities That Can Connect to Smart Phones and Tablets

Babajide Ipaye, founder of Keexs Smart Shoes
(center) Entrepreneur Jide Ipaye, founder of the Keexs smart shoe

Move over Nike and make room for Keexs, an Africa-inspired unisex footwear brand and the first smart shoe in Africa that has a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Even more importantly, the new sneakers brand creates jobs and also helps poor people in Nigeria.

Straight outta… Nigeria

The new sneakers brand was created by Nigerian entrepreneur Babajide “Jide” Ipaye. He started his company by raising $20,000 through crowd-funding, after studying shoe production in the Netherlands. The shoes are fun and colorful, featuring African-inspired prints and sell for $59 online and in stores across Lagos. The manufacturing is located in Lagos, which creates jobs for many people in Lagos. In addition, Ipaye donates 10 percent of company profits to projects that help eliminate poverty.

IT meets footwear

Keexs is advertised as the first “Innovative and Social Oriented footwear brand in Africa.” Founder Ipaye founded and has been running an IT company in Nigeria for ten years. He wanted to incorporate technology into his passion for footwear. He went to the Netherlands to learn how to make sneakers at SLEM institute, the world’s leading school for innovative footwear design and manufacturing. The result was Keexs.

Giving back

It was important for Ipaye to create a company that would help others. His new shoe line is doing just that by creating jobs in the city of Lagos, where his manufacturing plant is located. But he wants to attract more investors and build a manufacturing facility in Nigeria.

For more information on Keexs, go to www.keexs.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/keexs/

THE CRAFT OF MONTU

The Craft on Montu is a program that is serving the Coachella Valley is offered by Mobile Natural Industries, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that provides naturopathic wellness fitness programs to underserved communities.

The Craft of Montu upholds actions based upon being wellness advocates of Love through helping self, especially the underserved communities.  The Craft of Montu also prepares efficient practicing advocates of natural laws of self-preservation, self-sustainment and preparedness.

The Craft of Montu is a raised degree performed at Kemet’s Ramsesu III’s Temple by Grandmaster Teachers Tejedy Ashra and MeriRa Kwesi. Earned by an initiate mastering self and doing works to help make the world a better place.  The initiate ust complete the curriculum constructed by Montu University of Afrakan Defense’s Presiding Dean Dr. Ahmses Maat.

 

GOOGLE RACIAL JUSTICE

Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, just announced it will provide $11.5 million in new funding to 10 racial justice organizations.

Justin Steele, principal at Google.org, explained the reasons for the influx of dollars to this cause, in a personal narrative on Google.org’s blog:

I’m the grandson of a Port of Seattle police officer, the nephew of a Washington State Trooper, and the son of a Snohomish County Detention Chief. The black men in my family were all engaged in some form of law enforcement, and throughout my lifetime, I’ve seen law enforcement officers be a force for good in communities. But I’ve also borne witness to injustices that have shaken my faith in our criminal justice system. In my work at Google.org, I help identify causes and organizations that aim to ultimately help correct many of these injustices.

Mass incarceration is a huge issue in the United States, and a major area of focus for our grants. The U.S. penal population has exploded, growing by 400% since 1984 to more than 2 million today, with black men sentenced at over five times the rate of white men. We have the highest rate of incarceration in the world, dwarfing the rates of every developed country and even surpassing those in highly repressive regimes.

Videos of police shooting unarmed people of color have woken many of us up to the impact that racism and internalized bias have on black and brown communities. But we have almost no data on police behavior and criminal sentencing at a national level.

Funding will go to organizations focused not only on racial justice but on equitable treatment of people of color by law enforcement. Organizations receiving funding include Center for Policing Equity, Impact Justice, and Center for Employment Opportunities—one of several groups funded that work on supplying the previously incarcerated with marketable job skills.

Since 2015, Google.org has committed more than $5 million to nonprofits advancing racial justice. 

ONE INVESTMENT AT A TIME

Lynn P., founder of Buy the Block

Denver, CO — Following the successful creation of ‘Buy The Block’ (www.BuyTheBlock.org) as well as the passionate contribution of the community towards ensuring that the movement’s goal of raising the sum of $60,000 is reached, founder and CEO Lynn P. is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated launch of their new one-stop online crowd investing real estate investment platform, mid-April 2017.

“Even though we are not yet there, it is heart-warming to see black people across the U.S., unite as one to embrace and support this unique concept via their continued contribution. With their help, we’ve been able to raise $34,000+ an amount we are devoting towards the development of our website, app and buying our first block,” said Lynn. In the coming months, contributors will be taking advantage of some excellent features that will take everyone by storm. These unique offerings will be targeting the existing state of affairs and bringing a breath of fresh air to the industry.Suffice it to say that ‘Buy The Block’ aims to lead sponsors and developers in a significant number of investor’s projects if not all. This major factor in their operation distinguishes them from other crowd investing platforms. While loads of their competitors only handle third-party sponsored projects and front as mediators through the provision of technology to execute funding for outsourcing deal. Buy The Block has been able to carve a niche for itself by putting their money where their mouth is and spearheading their project development with the help of their in-house Block Development Success Managers.

Lynn comments, “Doing this has helped us to reduce risks to the barest minimum and increase investors’ returns. Furthermore, through the creation of a personalized portal per investor, we furnish each of them with frequent real-time investment updates. Our process will help us to earn their confidence without hassles.” With a team of sound and highly respected professionals, Buy The Block is on a mission to change the face of crowd investing real estate. By keeping each investor informed through the provision of regular updates, the company continues to endear itself into the heart of investors.

“We have a blueprint of what works, and it will produce results. We are here to stay and lead the way by making real investing easier than ever,” Lynn concluded. The campaign is still ongoing, and all are encouraged to submit their contributions at www.bbnomics.com/campaigns/buy-the-block-2/

 

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WILLIE LYNCH

Dismembering body parts was a huge part of lynchings, whippings as punishment to slaves or even free Africans… mobs of angry whites where known to cut ears off Africans, tongues out their mouths, cut their legs off so they can’t run .. cut fingers off just any thing evil and cruel..

The dismemberment, whipping, and lynching of rebellious slaves, and rebel minds are the main reason most blacks reminded silent .. everyone didn’t not have a give me freedom or death mindset ..

This divided mindset co exist to this day . And divided rebel blacks from marching & praying blacks ..

To understand the current time .. you have to revisit the past and to get prepared for the future in advance the current and the past must always be evaluated..

Sometimes your silence is your death sometimes it is your escape …

Many died , hung, got whipped, and dismembered for us to have opportunities today .. not just illusion of freedom because so much more happened after slavery .. everything we do now is a privilege our ancestors died for us to have .. they crept, planed, plotted, for us to be relaxed as we are today ..

AFRICAN DRUMMER

Crossbreeding completed, for further severance from their original beginning, WE MUST COMPLETELY ANNIHILATE THE MOTHER TONGUE of both the new nigger and the new mule, and institute a new language that involves the new life’s work of both. You know language is a peculiar institution. It leads to the heart of a people. 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, if 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 ANY INCIDENTS TO THE MAINTENANCE OF THE SLAVERY SYSTEM.

For example, if you told a slave that he must perform in getting out “our crops” and he knows the language well, he would know that “our crops” didn’t mean “our crops” and the slavery system would break down, for he would relate on the basis of what “our crops” really meant. So you have to be careful in setting up the new language; for the slaves would soon be in your house, talking to you as “man to man” and that is death to our economic system. In addition, the definitions of words or terms are only a minute part of the process. Values are created and transported by communication through the body of the language. A total society has many interconnected value systems. All the values in the society have bridges of language to connect them for orderly working in the society. But for these language bridges, these many value systems would sharply clash and cause internal strife or civil war, the degree of the conflict being determined by the magnitude of the issues or relative opposing strength in whatever form. For example, if you put a sla

AFRICAN WOMAN IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

Take the female and run a series of tests on her to see if she will submit to your desires willingly. Test her in every way, because she is the most important factor for good economics. If she shows any sign of resistance in submitting completely to your will, do not hesitate to use the bullwhip on her to extract that last bit of [b—-] out of her. Take care not to kill her, for in doing so, you spoil good economics. When in complete submission, she will train her offsprings in the early years to submit to labor when they become of age. Understanding is the best thing. Therefore, we shall go deeper into this area of the subject matter concerning what we have produced here in this breaking process of the female nigger. We have reversed the relationship; in her natural uncivilized state, she would have a strong dependency on the uncivilized nigger male, and she would have a limited protective tendency toward her independent male offspring and would raise male offsprings to be dependent like her. Nature had provided for this type of balance. We reversed nature by burning and pulling a civilized nigger apart and bullwhipping the other to the point of death, all in her presence. By her being left alone, unprotected, with the MALE IMAGE DESTROYED, the ordeal caused her to move from her psychologically dependent state to a frozen, independent state. In this frozen, psychological state of independence, she will raise her MALE and female offspring in reversed roles. For FEAR of the young male’s life, she will psychologically train him to be MENTALLY WEAK and DEPENDENT, but PHYSICALLY STRONG. Because she has become psychologically independent, she will train her FEMALE offsprings to be psychologically independent. What have you got? You’ve got the nigger WOMAN OUT FRONT AND THE nigger MAN BEHIND AND SCARED. This is a perfect situation of sound sleep and economics. Before the breaking process, we had to be alertly on guard at all times. Now, we can sleep soundly, for out of frozen fear his woman stands guard for us. He cannot get past her early slave-molding process. He is a good tool, now ready to be tied to the horse at a tender age. By the time a nigger boy reaches the age of sixteen, he is soundly broken in and ready for a long life of sound and efficient work and the reproduction of a unit of good labor force. Continually through the breaking of uncivilized savage niggers, by throwing the nigger female savage into a frozen psychological state of independence, by killing the protective male image, and by creating a submissive dependent mind of the nigger male slave, we have created an orbiting cycle that turns on its own axis forever, unless a phenomenon occurs and re-shifts the position of the male and female slaves. We show what we mean by example. Take the case of the two economic slave units and examine them close.