How To Read By Marcus Garvey

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How to Read: By Marcus Garvey

How to Read

Use every spare minute you have in reading.

If you are going on a journey that would take you an hour carry something with you to read for that hour until you have reached the place.

If you are sitting down waiting for somebody, have something in your pocket to read until the person comes.

Don’t waste time.

Any time you think you have to waste put it in reading something. Carry with you a small pocket dictionary and study words whilst waiting or travelling, or a small pocket volume on some particular subject. Read through at least one book every week separate and distinct from your newspapers and journals. It will mean that at the end of one year you will have read fifty-two different subjects. After five years you will have read over two hundred and fifty books. You may be considered then a well read man or a well read woman and there will be a great difference between you and the person who has not read one book. You will be considered intelligent and the other person be considered ignorant. You and that person therefore will be living in two different worlds; one the world of ignorance and the other the world of intelligence. Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.

Your language being English you should study the English language thoroughly. To know the English language thoroughly you ought to be acquainted with Latin, because most of the English words are of Latin origin. It is also advisable that you know the French language because most of the books that you read in English carry Latin and French phrases and words. There is no use reading a page or paragraph of a book or even a sentence without understanding it.

If it has foreign words in it, before you pass over [them] you should go to the dictionary, if you don’t know the meaning and find out the meanin[g]. Never pass over a word without knowing its meaning.The dictionary and the books on word building which can be secured from book sellers will help you greatly.

I know a boy who was ambitious to learn. He hadn’t the opportunity of an early school education because he had to work ten hours a day, but he determined that he would learn and so he took with him to his work place every day a simplified grammar and he would read and me[m]orize passages and the rules of grammar whilst at work. After one year he was almost an expert in the grammar of his language. He knew the differen[t] parts of speech, he could paraphrase, analyse and construct sentences. He also took with him a pocket dictionary and he would write out twenty-five new words with their meanings every day and study these words and their mords [forms?] and their meaning. After one year he had a speaking vocabulary of more than three thousand words. He continued this for several years and when he became a man he had a vocabulary at his command of over fifteen thousand words. He became an author because he could write in his language by having command of words. What he wrote was his experiences and he recorded his experiences in the best words of his language. He was not able to write properly at the same age and so he took with him to work what is called in school a copying book and he practised the copying of letters until he was able to write a very good hand. He naturally became acquainted with literature and so he continued reading extensively. When he died he was one of the greatest scholars the world ever knew. Apply the story to yourself.

Who is Noble Drew Ali?

From the pages of Salaam Journal.Org  Oct 4th, 2006

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Salaam—-In The Name Of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful——“We, as a clean and pure nation descended from the inhabitants of Africa, do not desire to amalgamate or marry into the families of the pale skin nations of Europe. Neither serve the gods of their religion, because our forefathers are the true and divine founders of the first religious creed, for the redemption and salvation of mankind on earth. Therefore we are returning the Chruch and Christianity back to the European Nations, as it was prepared by their forefathers for their earthly salvation. While we, the Moorish Americans are returning to Islam, which was founded by our forefathers for our earthly and divine salvation”—Noble Drew Ali—–As-Salaam-Alaikum, Sisters Seneca and Sista_Soul, it is great to hear from you both. Iam very glad to hear from Sista_Soul, it has been awhile, and Sister Seneca you have asked a very good question, “Who Is Drew Ali?”. Concerning two of the forerunners of the Nation Of Islam, namely Mr. Marcus Garvey and Noble Drew Ali, Master W. Fard Muhammad-The Great Mahdi stated that both Mr. Garvey and Drew Ali were “FINE MUSLIMS”.  For the Mahdi HIMSELF to make such a statement about those two men, we need to study the history of them, for there are signs in their history and great wisdom.—Now to answer our Sister’s question. The Noble Drew Ali was born Timothy Drew in 1886 in North Carolina, North America and was killed, many believe, by the newly organized F.B.I. 1929 in Chicago, Il at one of the Chicago’s police stations. Mr. J. Edger Hoover(a 1/2 original, Freemason) hated Black people and worked hard to kill and over turn ANY organization that sought to help free the Black Nation in North America. Noble Drew Ali’s history is very limited, it is believed that he was apart of the entertainment industry at the time, where he meet people from all over the world, he is said to have travel much, learning about our people’s history. It is also believed that he was once a member of the Prince Hall Masons(Black Masons), and there are SOME masonic symbolism in his teachings.—Drew Ali began the MOORISH SCIENCE TEMPLE in Newark, New Jersey in the mid-1900’s, later moving to Chicago, Il. —-What we students of history must do when looking at the actions of our great people, we must study their actions and what was happening during their time. Here, we have a man who was teaching a FORM of Islam in the early days of  20th Century America, a time when whites could OPENLY place News Ads in the paper to tell when a Black Man or Woman was about to be lynched, a time when mudering a Black person on Sunday, after Chruch, was summertime family fun in many White cities in America, not just in the “South” but in the” North” as-well. Continue reading





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“The term Greek philosophy, to begin with is a misnomer, for there is no such philosophy in existence.  
The ancient Egyptians had developed a very complex religious system, called the Mysteries, which was also the first system of salvation.”
 That was the opening statement from Stolen Legacy: Greek Philosophy is Stolen Egyptian Philosophy, by George G.M. James.  
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Head of a Black man from Mohenjo-Daro  

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One of the foremost tasks for contemporary African centered scholars is to provide an historical overview of the global African community. This is a critical task that must be completed in its entirety. This includes the history, culture and present condition of African people both at home and abroad. We are already aware, it should be pointed out, based on recent scientific studies of DNA, that modern humanity originated in Africa, that African people are the world’s aboriginal people and that all modern humans can ultimately trace their ancestral roots back to Africa. If not for the primordial migrations of early African people, humanity would have remained physically Africoid, and the rest of the world outside of the African continent absent of human life. This is our starting point. 
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In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful
Holy Quran Ch. 15
55 They said: WE give good news with truth, so be not thou of the despairing ones.
56 He said: And who despairs of the mercy of his Lord but the erring ones?
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John Horse and the Black Seminoles, the First Black Rebels to Beat American Slavery
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Salaam—-Here are some quotes from one of our Seminole sisters—    “Our people have lived in Texas for over 100 years. Before that, we were in Mexico, where some of us still live and before that we were in Oklahoma, and even earlier than that, Florida. And before that, we came from Africa. As far as we’ve come, in all our travels, we have never lost an awareness of our identity and pride in our freedom, because it is our freedom which makes us different from other Americans of African descent. ”
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