Warrior-Queens

    When I asked my Haitian father about our ancestors, he told me that his great grandparents came from Cuba. I then asked if he could go further back. He told me that according to our family's oral tradition, our people came from Dahomey, near Nigeria. The...

Teaching Youth in Washington, DC

I once proudly served as a peer mentor and former president of the Men Achieving and Leading in Excellence and Success (M.A.L.E.S.) initiative at Queensborough Community College. The M.A.L.E.S. initiative focused on providing support services for African-American...

Dr. King Died Trying To Make America Great

Today, we honor the memory of a man who fought and died to make America great, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was born January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. King became famously known for his "I Have A Dream" speech and as a Baptist minister, became a forerunner...

ELEVATION REQUIRES AN OPEN MIND by Starmel Allah

Every nation and culture on earth (including The Five Percent Nation or NGE) has its traditions, that while maintained in the present have their origins in the past. They are all about long established or inherited ways of thinking or acting (and in our case, teaching...

#MyFreedomDay

March 14th marks #MyFreedomDay, a student-centered worldwide event - sponsored by CNN - which raises awareness about the global problem of modern slavery. Freedom is one of three major values within the Five Percent (Gods & Earths) culture. The other two are...