Saturday, November 10, 2007

Prince Asiel - A Portrait of a Living Hero

International Ambassador of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem

“There is a very small percentage of individuals who are conscious of the problems (confronting African American). An even smaller percentage possesses the fortitude and concern to do what is necessary to adequately address the problem. This minute portion of the population must seize the power to define and control our destiny.” - His Excellency Prince Asiel Ben Israel

Prince Asiel Ben Israel is one of the few African American leaders who has seized the power to define and control our destiny and direct our people toward the path of positive change. For 30 years he has served as International Ambassador Extraordinaire of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. He has maintained the vision, integrity and determination necessary to build a community that would prove to the world that African Americans can not only govern themselves; but can and have created an alternative lifestyle free from the many ills that dominate the lives of Black people in America.

After three decades, Prince Asiel looks back with great pride and admiration on a community of more than 2,500 African Americans in Israel, with equal numbers in Africa, the Caribbean and the U.S. They have succeeded in establishing an environment free from the drugs, crime and immorality plaguing societies around the world. In August 1994, the House Human Rights honored the community in a special program on Capitol Hill entitled “The Miracle in the Desert.” Today the Hebrew Israelite Community is known as “The Village of Peace.” The Hebrew Israelites have proven to be the vanguard for a truly progressive development into the 21st Century.

In the political arena, Prince Asiel’s relentless dedication to the redevelopment and rebuilding of Africa has endeared him to African heads of state and American civic, economic and religious leaders. He has sponsored many political and business delegations into Israel to foster and further relations between African Americans and the Jewish Community both in Israel and in America.

As President and CEO of Bold Spiritual Initiative (B.S.I.), a volunteer resettlement program for African Americans to reconnect to Africa in a very positive way, Prince Asiel was instrumental in providing potable water for the first time for eight villages in the Volta Region in Ghana. He also works very closely with Support-a-Child International, Inc. in their efforts to eliminate poverty and illiteracy among children.

As the presiding President of Africa Israel Asia (A.I.A.), an international trade organization of African Americans, Israelis, and Africans, Prince Asiel works to bring technology and trade in an efficient and humanistic structure that benefits people in the diaspora as well as on the Continent of Africa.

Representing 300 small African-American businesses, in order to promote trade in African and the Caribbean, Prince Asiel serves as the International Spokesperson for Straight Talk Economic Roundtable (S.T.E.R).

Having served as Chairman of First Africa Corporation, Prince Asiel organized numerous trade missions to Africa to establish export relationships between African American entrepreneurs and indigenous African private and governmental entities. Prince Asiel also served as board member of the International United Black Fund, the principle African American owned and operated charitable organization in the United States. Prince Asiel was the coordinator of African Development Programs Private Volunteer Organization (PVO) projects and Director of International Fundraising Projects.

Applying his experience of nearly thirty years of living and working in Africa, Prince Asiel has acted as special consultant and confidant to a number of political leaders and organizations including the World Conference of Mayors.

Prince Asiel has coordinated the convening of several international conferences and forums including:

-Organized a delegation of African-American Political leaders for the Fair Election in the 1998 Presidential election in Cameroon

-Presenter in the Emerging Global Political and Security Trends and Sustaining Leadership for the Next Century in the 1995 State of the World Forum “Toward a New Civilization” hosted by Milchail Gorbache

-The annual Holy Jerusalem Summit Conferences, which unite national and international leaders from Christian, Muslim and Hebrew communities in a serious dialogue for the development strategies which will ensure the survival and betterment of African Americans and ultimately the world

-The National Leader Council for African Americans, a solution-oriented think tank devoted to addressing the critical issues facing the community to name a few.

Among the many and diverse offices in which he has served are:

-Special Economic Advisor to the World Conference of Mayors

-National Leadership Council of African Americans

-Advisor to the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus

-Member of the African American Clergy Network of Chicago

-Member of the Board of Directors of the International United Black Fund

-Sponsor, Holy Jerusalem Summit Conference

The Ambassador has mastered International Studies at the University of Ghana in West Africa and at Makere University in Uganda. He has also obtained his doctorate from the School of Interactive Theology in Dimona, Israel at the School of the Prophets Institute.

Through his keen diplomacy, a commitment to African development and a serious dedication to fulfilling the vision and dreams inspired by our great forefathers; Prince Asiel Ben Israel has earned the title of one of the most important champions of freedom anywhere in the history of the world.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Soul Vegetarian - World's Largest Vegan Restaurant Chain

Soul Vegetarian Restaurants have expanded to 14 locations around the globe

For more than three decades Soul Vegetarian Restaurants™ has been the vanguard for, great tasting and nutritious vegetarian/vegan foods and beverages. They recognize the essential relationship between the human body, spirit and the food that nourishes both.

In 1983, lead by their unwavering commitment to wellness and longevity, they have created an oasis of health... Soul Vegetarian Restaurants™, internationally renownd for the best tasting regenerative quisine for the vegetarian and non-vegetarian alike.

Over the years, Soul Vegetarian Restaurants has expanded to 14 locations around the globe and received numerous awards for excellence in delicious nutritious cuisine and stellar service.

"When their food products were first envisioned, the parameters were a diet of wholesome food made with fresh and organic natural ingredients, free of meat, dairy and trans fats and prepared using proper utensils and cooking methods.

"Adhering to the requirements, their chefs developed "transitional" food, the first completely vegan food influenced by flavors of many cultures, Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern and African American.

For more info see: Our Locations

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

African Hebrews sink roots deeper into Holy Land

"The Black Hebrews" is about to get its own piece of the Holy Land
By Avida Landau
Reuters News Service-Canada

DIMONA, Israel (Reuters) - Four decades after they heard what they call an angel's order to leave the United States and move to Israel, a vegan community popularly known as "the Black Hebrews" is about to get its own piece of the Holy Land.

Identifying themselves as African Hebrew Israelites, about 300 African-Americans arrived in 1969 in the sleepy desert town of Dimona, claiming to be descendants of the ancient Israelites and a right to settle in the Jewish state.

Despite observing Jewish holidays and practices, they were never recognized as Jews by Israeli authorities, but were allowed to remain. Their legal status has been resolved, and the government granted them permanent Israeli residency.

But fire services warned their homes in the small government-owned compound -- which they call the "Village of Peace" -- may be a fire hazard. So Dimona Mayor Meir Cohen and the government decided to give the community of about 3,000 Hebrews their own tract of land in the town.

On their new property, they hope not only to construct more comfortable dwellings, but also to build tourist attractions such as a wellness resort, health treatment clinics and restaurants, all reflecting the community's lifestyle.

"We are really excited. It gives us a chance to further expand on the things we have begun to do in this country and I think also to share those benefits on a more stable foundation with the wider community," said Prince Immanuel Ben-Yehuda, a white cloth-dressed spiritual leader of the community.

See Complete Article: African Hebrews sink roots deeper into Holy Land

The Mississippi Extension Has Greens Galore!!!!

Kale, Collards, Mustard's, & Turnips - Mississippi farm has a Yah blessed bumper crop of greens

Yah has really blessed the hands of the brotherhood in Mississippi. This year the works on the Mississippi farm have reaped great returns. A huge bumper crop of delicious, nutritious greens.

In spite of the unusually hot and dry weather conditions, they have had great success and significant improvements over last years Fall crops. Using Kingdom farming principles, crops look better than we have ever seen on the Mississippi Ext. farm and things look even more promising for the future.

Traditional crops like turnips, mustard, and collards have done exceptionally well and new crops like broccoli and spinach look very promising. The brothers are looking at the possibility of expanding into other ways of marketing due of the abundance of the crops.

It is obvious that Yah has intervened, and it is up to us to organize and manage these blessings.

The brothers of the Mississippi Extension would like to extend an open invitation to all of our immediate and extended family to come down to Mississippi and share in this wonderful harvest.

Don't miss the chance to take some of these delicious greens back home with you for your dining enjoyment. Please call Nasik Rahm at (404) 752-5194 or Ahk Eiyahu at (601) 259-2297 to make arrangements.

Dr. Baruch is coming to Cleveland

Dr. Baruch On Tour at CSU November 18, 2007

Dr. Baruch comes to the Cleveland, Ohio Area to present his …… “Eat Your Way To Health” empowerment seminar that directs your attention to methods for achieving optimum health through proper nutrition.

Dr. Baruch is the Naturalpathic Doctor regularly heard on the Michael Baisden Radio Show (WZAK 93.1FM), a nationally known radio broadcast heard in Cleveland and most major cities throughout the Country. Dr. Baruch also appeared on TV One’s Baisden After Dark television show.

From Washington DC, Dr. Baruch is the genius, inspiration and owner of the Everlasting Life Health Complex in Capitol Heights, Maryland; a super market, juice bar, bakery, restaurant, wellness and events center. A radio talk show host for Radio One, his “Everlasting Life Health Talk Show & “Everlasting Life Self Improvement Hour”, focused on lifestyle changes that improve the quality of life.

Cleveland State University (CSU) will host Dr. Baruch on Sunday, November 18, 2007, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm, in the University Center Auditorium, 2121 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Requested Donation $15.00

For more information call CSU Black Studies Department at (216) 687-3655.

Tickets also available at Timbuktu Book Store (5508 Superior), Nikki’s Video & Records (1701 Buckeye Road), African & Islamic Books (3752 Lee Road), Hair Chamber (5311Northfield Road), Visual Effects Barber & Beauty Salon (15740 Broadway), and Salon Plus (15555 Lakeshore Blvd).

See you there!!!!!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Trick or Treat??? Halloween scares up $7 billion in spending

Average adult forks over $65 for second biggest decorating holiday
By Mark Albright
St. Petersburg Times

In a tradition that started centuries ago when the Celts dressed up after the harvest to ward off evil spirits, the rituals that evolved into today’s Halloween have spawned a big industry.

Halloween is forecast to generate more than $7 billion in retail sales, a bit more than last year. While 41 percent of Americans will sit out the entire holiday, according to BIG Research, market trends reveal much about how the rest celebrate.

How much do people spend on Halloween?

The average adult is expected to fork out $64.82, up $20 from 2001. Among those who spend in specific categories: budgets are $21 for candy, $12 for cards and $38.50 for costumes.

See: Halloween scares up $7 billion in spending