Dear Mother Goddess by Kurt Kacich


Dear Mother Goddess

Mother Goddess who brought me to this Earth, 

Dear, my mother goddess who created me from birth,

Shine your light through me first,

Because without you, the world wouldn’t be everything it’s worth,

Hold me in your arms while I awake to rebirth,


Dear Mother Goddess so beautiful and true,

As I awake I see all Five Elements and within them I see you,

From the blazing flames of fire to the water so blue,

The wind blows forever in spirit as I look at you,

My Mother Goddess so beautiful and true,


Blessed be everything I see all around me,

Blessed be the beauty of nature that surrounds me,

With my hand in yours without you I wouldn’t see,

This pinnacle of good over evil in this world of glee,

Dear Mother Goddess, I love you, blessed be.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Ten Virtues of the Ancient Mystery System

Virtues 1

Virtues 2

Virtues 3

Virtues 4

Virtues 5

Virtues 6

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Virtues 7

Virtues 9

Virtues 10

Coronus, The Terminator – FlyingLotus

Coronus, The Terminator

By: Flying Lotus

Let go of the pain

Cause I’m Out To Save You

Letting go of the pain

Cause I’m Out To Save You

The Days of Man are coming to an End

So Come With Me

If You want to Live

You come from a time

Where They Look the Same


Think the Same too

There’s nowhere left to go

So I’m Out To Save You

That All Want To Be Saved

My Hands Been Bloody Since The Day I Came

It’s such a shame

You’ve seen My violent side

So letting go of the pain

Cause I’d like to Save You

2nd Annual At-Risk Intervention & Prevention Conference


At-Risk Flyer Final

The 2nd Annual At-Risk Intervention & Prevention Coference is designed to provide the Lehman College community with the opportunity to have an open dialogue with community activists and organizations about issues that effect our communities. Topics discussed will be but are not limited to:

1) Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

2) Homelessness

3) Police Brutality

4) Youth Advocacy

5) Youth Criminalization

6) Re-Entry Population

7) Mass Incarceration


Program Overview


Breakfast Meet & Greet – Opening Remarks

9:30am – 10:30am

Myriah Rose


Lehman College Alum

ClassAction Student Group Alumni Coordinator



Intervention & Prevention

Panel Discussion

10:30am – 12:00pm

Marika Turano


“The Word Is Love”

A Documentary Film



Zulu Malika Benu Ma’at

ClassAction Student Group

Founding President/Program Coordinator

UZN Dept. of Community Affairs

Program/Project Coordinator

UZN Chosen Chapter 33

Community Affairs Coordinator



Daniel “Majesty” Sanchez

Justice Committee:

Bronx Cop-Watch Coordinator

UZN Chosen Chapter 33



Brother Tarik

UZN Department of Community Affairs

Original Black Panther Party NYC


Jason Jayology

Lehman College Alum

Actor, Director, Producer & Writer

“Price of Silence”



Amir Varick

Lehman College Alum

Social Justice Activist



At-Risk Intervention & Prevention Luncheon

Special Presentation By

Marika Turano

12:00pm – 2:00pm


Elements of Culture:

Art Showcase & Open Mic Session

2:00pm -5:00pm


Featured Artist:

Imani Vidal

Stolen Lives and Resurrection Photographic Experience

“Stolen Lives and Resurrection -The Impact of Police Brutality in the Bronx” is a photographic experience by photographer and Bronx resident Imani Vidal. It features five mothers: Constance Malcolm mother of Ramarley Graham, Ana Cuevas mother of Reynaldo Cuevas, Juanita Young mother of Malcolm Ferguson, Iris Baez mother of Anthony Baez and Margarita Rosario mother of Anthony Rosario and Aunt of Hilton Vega.


Featured Performers:

Sudden Chemistry



Spoken Word Artist


Queen C

Spoken Word Artist


Special Workshop Facilitator:

Daniel “Majesty” Sanchez

Justice Committee:

Bronx Cop-Watch Coordinator

UZN Chosen Chapter 33

Rhinocerous Woman By Assata Shakur


Rhinocerous woman
who nobody wants
and everybody used.
They say you’re crazy
cause you not crazy enough
to kneel when told to kneel.

Hey, big woman –
with scars on the head
and scars on the heart
that never seem to heal –
I saw your light
and it was shining.

You gave them love.
They gave you shit.
You gave them you.
they gave you hollywood.
They purr at you
cause you know how to roar
and back it up with realness.

Rhinocerous woman,
big momma in a little world.
You closed your eyes
and neon spun inside your head
cause it was dark outside.

You read your bible
but god never came.
Your daddy woulda loved you
but what would the neighbors say.

They hate you momma
cause you expose their madness.
And their cruelty.

They can see in your eyes
a thousand nightmares
that they have made come true.

Black woman. Baad woman.
Wear your bigness on your chest like a badge
cause you done earned it.

Strong woman. Amazon.
Wear your scars like jewelry
cause they were bought with blood.

They call you mad.
And almost had you
believing that shit.

They called you ugly.
And you hid yourself
behind yourself
and wallowed in their shame.

Rhinocerous woman –
this world is blind
and slight of mind
and cannot see
how beautiful you are.

I saw your light.
And it was shining.

– Assata Shakur

2nd Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Masters of the Elements Hip-Hop Educational Summit & Community Outreach FUN-Raiser Intiative

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“Hip Hop can be a very powerful weapon to help expand young people’s political and social consciousness. But just as with any weapon, if you don’t know how to use it, if you don’t know where to point it, or what you’re using it for, you can end up shooting yourself in the foot or killing your sisters or brothers.”
– Assata Shakur

Peace Family, 

My name is Benu Ma’at and I am a Universal Zulu Nation Department of Community Affairs Program/Project Coordinator as well as a UZN Founder and Program Director of the UZN Phoenix Queens of the Nation: Wisdom Born Zulu Chapter 29. I am also a sociology major attending Lehman College located in the Bronx and President and co-founder of ClassAction Student Group.

On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, ClassAction Student Group, along with the Universal Zulu Nation will host the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Masters of the Elements Hip-Hop Educational Summit & Indigenous Remembrance Community Outreach Initiative FUN-Raiser @ Lehman College. This year, we celebrate 40 years of Hip-Hop Culture and the 41st Anniversary of its first Hip-Hop Awareness Organization – the Universal Zulu Nation.


Statement of Purpose:

Hip Hop Culture is a reverberation of centuries-long resistance to oppression by Black and Brown people in the Americas. Born in the Bronx from meager beginnings; emerging from the ghetto streets plagued by poverty and violence, Hip Hop is now a medium that empowers people across the globe. However, the Rap Music Industry and, to some degree, the world of Hip-Hop Education are no longer held accountable to the people. The 2nd Annual Hip-Hop History Month Celebration: Masters of the Elements Hip-Hop Educational Summit seeks to reconnect the most influential parts of Hip Hop with the streets it was born from, by putting Theory to Practice with the addition of the Indigenous Remembrance Day Community Outreach Initiative FUN-Raiser.

Breakfast Meet & Greet, Opening Remarks, Program Break Down 

 Benu Ma’at
Universal Zulu Nation Department of Community Affairs Program/Project Coordinator
UZN Phoenix Queens of the Nation: Wisdom Born Zulu Chapter 29
Founding President/Program Coordinator ClassAction Student Group
Faculty Dining Room
10am – 11am

Keynote Address
Faculty Dining Room
11:00am – 11:30am
Hip-Hop: Past, Present, and Future Panel Discussion:
Faculty Dining Room
11:30am – 1pm

Outstanding Community Education & Service Awards Presented to:
Universal Zulu Nation Teaching Artists

Outstanding Student Engagement Awards
Presented to:
Lehman College Alumni Association
Office of Campus Engagement & New Student Programs

Outstanding Community Service Award
Presented to:
Morton Williams Supermarkets
Ciphers of the Master Teachers Luncheon
Faculty Dining Rooms
1pm – 2pm

Masters of the Elements
Hip-Hop Educational Workshop Series
Faculty and East Dining Rooms
2pm – 3pm

Elements of Culture Art Showcase & Open Mic:
The Break Down Chill Session Networking Party

East Dining Room
4pm – 7pm

Thank You!!!….

Peace Family

I know that’s been a while since I have been active. I just had to take the time to express my gratitude for everyone’s support. To come back and see so many comments about how the information shared is useful and empowering means a lot.

Thank you all for being patient… As they say Good Things Come To Those Who Wait 🙂

– Benu Ma’at