Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Ahk Dahveed Nelson actively defies "aging"

Denver Press Release

The cover story for the JULY 1-7, 1992 issue of Westword featured legendary poet/entertainer Dahveed Nelson. Hailed in the article as “the father of rap” as a founding member of the world renowned 1960’s era Last Poets, this globetrotting septuagenarian is on the move again! Making a trek from his residence in Ghana, West Africa to Denver, Colorado he shows absolutely no signs of slowing down.

Nelson is travelling to the states to participate in the prestigious Denver Half Marathon which will take place on Sunday morning May 16th. He will be one of only a handful of 70-plus year old participants in the competition.

If that is not enough, this active super-senior is also issuing a friendly challenge to any senior (65 plus) basketball players in Denver to “choose up” for a three on three hoops game. Apparently, Dahveed has embarked upon what can only be described as very aggressive campaign to redefine the term “age appropriate”!

The whirlwind excursion will include a seminar on healthy living titled, "Seven Keys to Life". That presentation will feature recitations from Dahveed’s recent compilation, “The Last shall be First”. Information concerning the dates and times of these events will be forthcoming.

These latest series of activities are part of an ambitious (and undoubtedly exhausting) world tour that has included marathons, in St Croix USVI, Tiberius Israel, Accra, Ghana, St Louis, Missouri, and most recently a half marathon in February in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

As was mentioned before, the tour has also included basketball, poetry recitations, and healthy living seminars – all under the auspices of Divinity Inc. Divinity is the non-profit organization headed by Nelson. Divinity Inc. was created to promote the adoption of Active Healthy Holistic Sustainable (AHHS) lifestyles.


Anonymous said...

Bro Dahveed, Messianic Ascension Everlasting Life Elder,
Shalom from Lomdon!!! Do not be discouraged by the bloglessness!

What you represent and are visually doing of itself is what it is all about!! Someone will read this and may not be blog-skilled but register that it i spossible to beat aging and death.

The validity is what you are doing, not whether 100 Saints blog your piece. I recently became involved with the national Older Peoples' Organisation in London, they have amalgated into one called Age Concern and Age UK.

They need to see this piece and the government Minister for Older people should fly you in by private jet to advise on anti-aging health.

They should pay you the fee you might save them from from age-related diseases and health care.

Well...let me get my trainers and lead by example...Her Majesty might take a few tips from you....and astart running her corgies rather than walking the dogs!

Would love to run a mile in your shoes..if not worn out by now!

Sister and record-breaking verbal marathon champion holder...seriously I need a new pair of trainers to kick off for New World and have inspired me to become the Application as Abba teaches and not the arm chair runner.

Rainforest Princess

Anonymous said...

Shalom Ahk Dahveed,

Thank you for your inspirational and exemplary lifestyle in defiance of the aging process.

You are the evidence and the witness of science in spirituality; and Yahwah (God) in sceince.

Next week I have to give a talk on guess the topic 'The Aging Process' to an audience of mixed professionals and volunteers working for the welfare of Older People in London.

I have copied and pasted your article to use in my presentation as a handout. I might paraphrase the given topic 'The Regenerative Process' based on your application.

Actually on the evidence her with dis-ease I might need to use both! One the degenerative reality and the other the aspirational possibility.

Todah Rabah
Sis from London, England