Kendricks: The Innovator

LIGHTWERKER. HEALER. MASTER TEACHER. MUSICIAN. VIDEOGRAPHER. ARTIST. LINGUIST. ATLANTEAN. WRITER. CREATOR. PEACE-MAKER. INNOVATOR. KENDRICKS.

The Irish feast. Nothing like that #TDR dinner. #AmericanU #DC #Irish #StPatricksDay #nofilter  (at AU – Terrace Dining Room (TDR))

The Irish feast. Nothing like that #TDR dinner. #AmericanU #DC #Irish #StPatricksDay #nofilter (at AU – Terrace Dining Room (TDR))

#TBT - Washington, DC: Summer 2012ad. #WashingtonDC #DC #WashingtonMonument

#TBT - Washington, DC: Summer 2012ad. #WashingtonDC #DC #WashingtonMonument

how ppl in power, have remained in power.

→ http://echoisthename.tumblr.com/post/78672671024/how-ppl-in-power-have-remained-in-power

echoisthename:

sit down before facts like a little child & be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow wherever it leads, or learn nothing.

how have people in positions of power remained there? what kind of illusion do we live in? this is how you trap the masses…

systematically destroy or hide as…

Shine. Photo was taken… on accident. #shine #light #ankh #Egypt #Kemet

Shine. Photo was taken… on accident. #shine #light #ankh #Egypt #Kemet

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

Power of the media.

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

Power of the media.

(via soulrebel360)

The Door to the [African] Diaspora

Born into this world, no one ever told me

That behind my skin color, there was a story

A privilege that I was to uphold, like an honoree

‘Till that day that I am called onto glory

Born into this world, I did not know the mystery

As to why it was uncomfortable to learn my own history

Which, if we’re all the same, seems kind of contradictory

Because in a true land of the free, all play a part in the victory

I started to wonder, what sparks this flame

One nation under God, but yet I’m still not the same

As you, what caused this view?

And why has this been allowed to continue?

Saying that the scope of my taste is less than savory

And that my history started out with slavery

Tried to rebut by saying they were trying to save me

From an African life that apparently redefined the term “hazy”

Built the country on my back, then had the nerve to call me lazy

Said I wasn’t good enough, so they had to trade me

Saw a woman crying the other day, screaming out “they laid me”

Tried to justify his wrongs, saying that “they paid me”

And if you deny the words I say then I call you crazy

Don’t play me

That was my predecessors’ lives in a stanza

Let me say this one thing before you freak out in a bonanza:

What I spoke of earlier, you know that mystery?

I later realized is just a door that requires 4 keys

4 keys that lives inside of everyone you see

4 keys that require discipline before mastery

Now how do these keys work, you might ask?

Let me break it down for you, it’s really a simple task

The first key is knowledge let be known,

That you will not accept the atrocities that have been shown

The benefits of education have an undying list

No one can rob of you of that which your education consists

It’s there for you if you seize it, when any problem persists

But you can’t fight a war you don’t know exists

So take it, don’t resist; raise your consciousness

The next key is understanding - do you comprehend?

The knowledge you’ve absorbed, or does it fade away like a trend?

Or stipend, that you spent in a week

The knowledge can fix the leak

But it’s up to you to make the amends

Meditate on it, to gain clarity in the message it sends

Because of the nature of your soul is nothing to pretend

The life of the spirit does not end

Outside the classroom

It follows you from the womb into the tomb

So make some room

The third key is wisdom

Can you apply

Your knowledge and understanding to make others fly?

So high in the sky?

Don’t be shy

To say that education is only for self is a lie

Share it with those who are far and nigh

Because the fact of the matter is, we all need each other

Triumph through the struggle is dependent on one another

So please get over the petty name, background, and color

-ism, unless you want to be stuck inside the prism

Of monotony that disallows us to go forth

Into the promised land, this is the fourth

Key, which is labeled “unity”

Justice and peace, for you and me.

Written by Kamal Kendricks – 03.01.14ad

Kendricks X Muhsinah - 02.21.14ad - Photo by Dominic Robinson. #Muhsinah #AmericanU #DC #minorities #music

Kendricks X Muhsinah - 02.21.14ad - Photo by Dominic Robinson. #Muhsinah #AmericanU #DC #minorities #music

I love this one. #HistoryMakers #Visionaries #Muhsinah #AmericanU #DC #minorities #music #nofilter Photo by Dominic Robinson.

I love this one. #HistoryMakers #Visionaries #Muhsinah #AmericanU #DC #minorities #music #nofilter Photo by Dominic Robinson.

Pre-show talks. @muhsinah #Muhsinah #AmericanU #minorities #music #nofilter Photo by Dominic Robinson.

Pre-show talks. @muhsinah #Muhsinah #AmericanU #minorities #music #nofilter Photo by Dominic Robinson.