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Sofiyah Sa'ad
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by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
First Lady Michelle Obama: A Class Act

President Barack Obama may have been named Time's 2012 Person of the Year, but First Lady Michelle Obama is my Person of the Decade. As someone who hadn't experienced living in the national spotlight before her husband's meteoric rise to the highest office in the land, it seems she's taken to her mantle as role model to millions of women and girls effortlessly and with ease. As one voter put it, "she reminds me of a regular woman who won the lottery."

Entertainment
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The Inspirational Story of Ryan's Well

Six-year-old Ryan Hreljac saw a need and took action. His first grade teacher told the class many Afrikan children walked for hours searching for water that was often unclean and which caused some of them to become sick and die. This was incomprehensible to Ryan because he only had a few steps to take for gaining access to clean water. He thought, "Why shouldn't children in Uganda have the same type of accessibility?"

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 7

Black people are not members of a race and never have been, instead, we were told this untruth. By whom? The usual suspects, the white supremacists. They do the categorizing and they've categorized people in every way imaginable. best possible action to take and deciding on the best possible thing to say, in every instance.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 6

The first most powerfully motivating force on the planet is the system of white supremacy itself. Sex is the second most powerfully motivating force on the planet among people when they're reasonably fed and even when they're half fed. People are thinking about sex, directly or indirectly, wherever they happen to be.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 5

White supremacy is a worldwide business and, like any other business, it works on profits and losses. White supremacists know the cost of doing white supremacy has gone up. They can no longer get away with showcasing Joe Louis and Lena Horne like they did years ago. They have to have millions of African people to showcase. This is one of the first elements used to cause maximum confusion of it's victims.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 4

What about religion? Let's start by defining it. Religion is a strong belief backed up by action. The strongest religion on the planet is the religion of white supremacy. Someone might try to deny this but they should review the definition of religion again in order to understand the fact that white supremacy is a religion. It's a strong belief backed by action that has a god. What is the god of a white supremacist? They are their own gods.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 3

It's my personal opinion that the majority of Black people should stay away from each other unless they are doing something constructive or productive in their interactions with each other. As victims of racism, the racists have filled their minds with poison. So, whenever they come into contact with each other the poison immediately begins to spread.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 2

When people use the term racial integration today, it's difficult to understand it's meaning and it doesn't make sense because there's no way to integrate racism nor is there any way to segregate racism. It's a phrase whose origin is uncertain, as well, but they're a poor choice of words and words are very important.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
The System of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 1

The system of racism and white supremacy seems to be something many people in our post-Obama world can't help but deny. They wonder, "How can there be racism when we have a Black man as President of the United States?" The question appears valid. It's a question that's used to validate the notion that power and privilege were tossed aside as soon as President Obama was sworn into office.

Health
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Capoeira: The Fine Art of Fitness

As a fitness enthusiast, I'm always looking for fun, new ways to stay in shape and Capoeira (pronounced cop-oh-yea-rah) is it. When I discovered this unique workout that combines martial arts, acrobatic dance moves, and high-energy music that's also physically and mentally challenging, I had to learn more.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Hatshepsut: King of Pharaohs, Part 5

One curious thing about Hatshepsut's reign, is how she presented herself to the public in statues. Only the smallest fraction of the Egyptian citizenry would ever had seen Hatshepsut in person. For most of them, the only real glimpse of what she looked like would come from statues of her. Curiously, she often chose to present herself in a masculine way.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Hatshepsut: King of Pharaohs, Part 4

Pharaoh's word was law. The idea of democracy or group rule would have seemed absurd to the ancient Egyptians. As part God ruling on this earth, the Pharaoh could dream and be quite sure that those dreams would come true. Hatshepsut's dreams involved growth; she was a builder. 3,000 years after her reign, structures she constructed still stand and still impress.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Hatshepsut: King of Pharaohs, Part 3

Many accounts say Hatshepsut was brilliant in her role as Regent of Egypt. Fate and heredity may have brought her the job, but it was natural talent that brought her success. There's much debate, though, as to whether her woman's touch changed the way Egypt was ruled.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Hatshepsut: King of Pharaohs, Part 2

The world of Egyptian royalty that Hatshepsut was born into was one of the elite and privileged man has ever known. Never before and rarely since has any group of people wielded such all-encompassing power. The lifestyle they created for themselves was one of spectacular grandeur.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Hatshepsut: King of Pharaohs, Part 1

Her name was Hatshepsut. Over 3,000 years ago she did the unthinkable when she defied convention and had herself crowned a Pharaoh of male-dominated Egypt. This daring power play brought her control of the richest and most powerful country on earth.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Chica Da Silva: Queen of Diamonds

Every nation, I believe, has someone who rises from the ashes, overcomes tremendous odds, and gains the strength of character to reach dizzying heights of success. It's well known that the majority of Africans forced into bondage, and their descendants, experienced severe economic and social limitations that continues to linger to this day. But there were a few of the enslaved who were allowed access to resources and tools they used to pull themselves out of miserable conditions. Brazil produced one of these amazing people.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 7

he beginning of the Black Power Movement was also the Black and Beautiful Movement that was launched into second gear. Dr. Clarke would have liked to think that wearing the Afro and wearing the African clothing was a move toward Africa.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 6

The significance of Ghana's independence at that time is that it gave spirit to the whole of the African world. It was a major impact on Black America because it came at a time when the Civil Rights movement was reaching a crescendo. President Nkrumah's first vision of Pan-Africanism was the physical unification of Africans.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 5

Dr. Clarke believed there's something about an island and a body of water that creates a special kind of dreamer. Because Afrikans didn't know where they came from in Afrika, they dreamed of the whole of it and brought it all together in one piece.

History
by Sofiyah Sa'ad
5 years ago
Dr. John Henrik Clarke: An Epic Biography, Part 4

Rome's hold over its far-flung provinces weakens. In North Afrika, it faces a new and fierce challenge: Islam. The Arabs, noticing the weakness of the Romans in North Afrika, began to court the favor of the Afrikans. Arabs convinced the local Afrikan population to join in the struggle against a common oppressor. They also convinced many of them to abandon their traditional beliefs and pledge their allegiance to Allah. The Afrikans assumed that by supporting the Arabs, they would get the Romans off their back. They were right.

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