Who We Are

Who We Are: "We are a collaboration of families of African Traditional practitioners coming together to venerate our Ancestors for the perpetual healing of our communities."
About our favicon: Fawohodie, an adinkra symbol meaning the "symbol of independence, freedom, emancipation". From the expression: Fawodhodie ene obre na enam. Literal translation: "Independence comes with its responsibilities."

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Wisdom of Days Past

The quote above is from the Book of Ani as translate in Selections from THE HUSIA by Maulana Karenga.

Join me to hear a few other valuable quotes that speak of children, honor and Ancestors.

These teachings are the foundation of our World View and speak deeply of what we should be returning to as OUR values.

"If God grants you children, may the heart of their father and mother know them. Whoever hungers, let them be satisfied in the house of their mother and father. Let them find there a wall which protects them. Be not without a generous heart for it is God who gives you wealth." p.55

"Answer not elders who are angry. Let them have their way.  Speak sweetly when they speak bitterly. For it is a remedy that soothes the heart. Contentious answers provoke strife and eventually your Will will be broken. Let noet your heart be troubled for they will soon return to praise you when their hour of rage has passed. When your ords please the heart, the heart is inclined to accept them. Seek self-mastery then and your self-mastery will subdue them." p.58
"The foolish child whom a father or mother has not insgtructed is like a statue of stone. It is a son's and daughter's advantage and good fortune to receive instruction and to ask for it. But no instruction can succeed, if there is resentment for it....Surely, the fault in evey kind of character lies in not listening."p. 67

"Do not belittle the elderly in your heart. Honor the elderly in your heart, and you will be honored in the hearts of all." p. 66

"Follow in the footsteps of your ancestors, for the mind is trained through knowledge. Behold,their words endure in books."  p.50

"If a son and daughter accept the righteous teachings of their parents, none of their plans will go wrong. Teach your children, then to be those who hear well; they will be valued by those of weight and substance and their speech will be informed by what they have heard. Respected are those who listen well; they will excel and their deeds will distinguish them. But failure will follow thosed who hear not. The wise wake early in order to establish temselves, but fools always fail to rise at the opportune time."p. 48

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Winter Clothing Drive 2018 Is NOW


WHAT: Not Forgotten Winter Clothes Drive 2018
As a Keepers of the Way, Inc (KOW) Community Outreach program, we are organizing a clothing drive to gather winter clothing and personal items to package and distribute to those not forgotten – the homeless.
We are asking for winter items such as:
blankets, socks, sweatshirts, skullies, long sleeve shirts
And personal items such as:
toothbrush and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, maxi pads

WHO: KOW, Contact person: Omilade Adediran
WHEN: See the following schedule of events:
Dec 1st to 31st – month of drive, set up drive boxes at locations
December 30th/31st – pick up boxes from locations
Jan 1st to 6th – package assembly
mid to late Jan – distribute packages to homeless
We have drive boxes at the following locations
    • Yeye’s Botanica – 2260 Campbellton Rd SW; Atlanta, GA 30311
    • Off the Hook Barbershop – 251 Peters St SW; Atlanta, GA 30313
    • The Good Hair Shop – 1548 Ralph D Abernathy Blvd; Atlanta, GA 30310
    • Sideline Barbers – 5436 Riverdale Road; Atlanta, GA 30349
    • Team 3 Sports and Fitness - 1227 Green St SE; Conyers, GA 30012