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Asar Imhotep Joins the 2nd Annual Black Power Awards Celebration Weekend

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Asar Imhotep, the founder of the Madu-Ndela Institute for the Advancement of Science and Culture, Published Author, and member of the Amen-Ra Squad will present at the 2nd Annual Black Power Awards Weekend on November 17, 2017 at the Sheraton Downtown Atlanta. The title of Asar’s presentation is: “An African-Centered Critique of ‘Ra Iz Allah: Why Asar Imhotep is Wrong’ and the Problematics of a Maatic Islam”.

In the first part of the presentation, Asar will critically assess the recent publication Ra Iz Allah: Why Asar Imhotep is Wrong(2017), written by Wesley Muhammad, PhD. In this text, Muhammad asserts that the ancient Egyptian deity “Ra,” linguistically and conceptually, is cognate with the Proto-Semitic *ʔ-l (Arabic ʔḷh “Allah”) “God.” This is a modified position from his initial claim that Ra was an Egyptianization of the Semitic Allah in his publication Black Arabia and the African Origin of Islam (2009). From there, Asar will take a closer look at both texts and assess the merits of Muhammad’s claims against the available evidence to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of his arguments. Asar intends to show that despite his claim, this work doesn’t live up to its expectations and falls short of providing the necessary evidence to validate his hypotheses. This is a precursor to a formal written response titled “A Lesson in the Scientific Method: The Case of Allah” (forthcoming).

The secondary focus is an introduction to the Theory of Afrocentricity as a literary critique instrument, and as a framework by which to judge a phenomena’s value. Asar will utilize the precepts of Afrocentricity to analyze the theoretical construct called “Maatic-Islam” as proposed by Prof. Muhammad. “Maatic-Islam” professes to be a synthesis of Egyptian “Maat” and the Arabic religious tradition of “Islam.” As it regards this theoretical construct, Asar asks, “Are the two themes compatible?” Asar argues that there is a fundamental conflict between the two paradigms that are irreconcilable, primarily because they are grounded in two opposing frameworks and goals.

Asar Imhotep is a software programmer, Cultural Theorist and a researcher in the field of Africalogy from Houston, TX whose research focus is the cultural, linguistic and philosophical links between the Ancient Egyptian civilizations and modern BaNtu cultures of central and South Africa. Asar is a noted speaker and philosopher and is currently organizing efforts in a nation-wide venture titled The African-American Cultural Development Project—a national project aimed at creating a framework for an African-American culture which will help vitally stimulate the economic, political, scientific and cultural spheres of African-American life in the United States.

Asar has presented and submitted papers to such conferences as:

  • National Council for Black Studies
  • National Association of Black Psychologists
  • NBUF National Conference
  • National Association of African American Studies
  • Free Minds, Free People National Conference
  • African-American Student Leadership Conference – Texas A&M
  • Women, Children, War and Violence Symposium – Texas Southern University
  • MAAFA featured speaker – New Orleans
  • African American Studies Research Symposium – University of Houston
  • ASCAC International and Regional Conferences
  • Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference – Philadelphia

Asar is also the author of The Bakala of North America, the Living Suns of Vitality: In Search for a Meaningful Name for African-Americans (2009), Aaluja: Rescue, Reinterpretation and the Restoration of Major Ancient Egyptian Themes, Vol. I (2013), Where is the Love? How language can reorient us back to love’s purpose (2015), and Nsw.t Bjt.j (King) In Ancient Egyptian: A lesson in paronymy and leadership (2016).

The 2nd annual Black Power Awards will include 16 powerful workshops, a cultural marketplace, and a Black Power Convention. Please Join us as we celebrate black excellence. Tickets can be purchased at amenrasquad.org.

Nyah Amara-VOF

Courtesy of Asar Imhotep Institute

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Voices of Fire Presents an Interview with Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz- Where Do We Go From Here?

The first step in changing our circumstances is to identify the problem. In any process we have to first understand the issues, how to resolve our issues, and implement a plan of action.  Please join me on February 17, 2017, as I interview  Attorney Malik Shabazz on my Youtube Channel Voices of Fire Channel at 7 PM EST regarding his updated debate with Cornel West on various Topics including where do we go from here, Black Nationalism, and Law and Action.  Malik Zulu Shabazz is the National President of the Black Lawyers for Justice and Founding Member of the New Black Party. Mr. Malik Zulu Shabazz graduated from Howard University and Howard University School of Law and is one the most respected members of our community.  He is currently the national president of the Black Lawyers for  Justice who’s vision is to ” To build a network of conscious, committed and capable Black lawyers that possess both character and vigor to lead in the ever-present struggle for justice.” The  Black Lawyers Mandate is to “To establish and fight for Truth, Justice, Balance, Order and Reciprocity in the American legal system, society and the world at large” . The organization was  “Founded in 1966 by Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq., Founder and National President, Black Lawyers for Justice (BLFJ) has the culmination of vision, background, activism and expertise and is the go-to legal organization for superior litigation services from the best-experienced attorneys throughout the country. Black Lawyers for Justice exemplifies zealous advocacy, attorney activism, and dedicated work ethics and principles”. Black Lawyers for Justice is a nationwide network of the best legal minds in the country, fighting vigorously in and out of the courtrooms of America for their clients. We have over 50-years combined experience in all aspects of the law; particularly complex civil litigation. You can trust attorneys in our network to deliver superior legal services and diligently pursue justice on behalf of our clients. http://www.blfjustice.org/

As of you know, Malik will be Debating Dr. Cornell West a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. His resume includes tenures at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Cornel West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. He has written over 20 books and has edited 1.

The debate will be held in Washington D. C on February 21, 2017 at the National Press Club. The Topic of Discussion is “Which Way Under President Trump-Resist, Revolt, Demonstrate, Separate or Should We Compromise and Start Begging”.  The Event will be live streamed Live streamed and tickets will be Eventbrite Under “Debate of The Decade”

Please Join Me on my Youtube Channel Voices of Fire. Please like, share, and Subscribe!

Nyah Amara

VOF Editor-Founder

Tri-City Visionaries & Dagger Squad Meet with Community Leaders in KY  To Discuss Community  & Crisis Planning 

Press Release-“It takes A Village to Raise a Child- African Proverb”

December 4, 2016

By: Nyah Amara

St. Louis, Mo

On Saturday December 3, 2016 Monika Lamb of Tri-City Visionaries, LLC and Garfield Reid Founder of Dagger Squad LLC meet with the Louisville KY-Chief of Police  Steven Conrad & Other community leaders to discuss community & crisis planning. See Enclosed Video for details. The event was success according Inhert-herit-Shawn to in his Facebook post her writes

“Brother Garfield working the panel yesterday he had an excellent dialog as well as topic. I’m proud of the brother he could’ve waivered and let the chief off the hook but he stuck to the his points he got his information out and the way he did it was dope! Thanks my Brother continue the work we need you out here”.



This year we have seen the development  of fantastic organizations dedicated to community engagement and action in the concious community. Although each these organizations have  very different  missions,  all have made tremendous  strides towards transforming the community through grassroots planning. Its seems like everyone from, Tri-city Visionaries,  Dagger Squad , New Era-Atlanta and the African Action Coalition have taken the necessary steps to transform the community.

This is important accomplishment given the wealth, the Heath, sand educational gaps in the US. It seems that we are losing in every major category . Our children are suffering, our families broken, and our community are in shambles. With the new year, I challenge each of you to organize, support, and get involved in your individual communities. I challenge you to be proactive, take  initiative,  and engage in all 9 areas of human activity. We can’t sit idol and intellectualize as our children fall behind. There has always been strength in numbers and the only path to success is together. Let’s get organized!  Black African Power!!

Kedric Smith of African ActionCoalition


Its Takes a Village

Nyah Amara

Voices of Fire

Photo credit: #daggersaqaud, #African Action Commision, #Tri-City Visionaries. Please Check All these Groups on Facebook!

University Professor Denies that he Agreed to Debate Young Pharaoh Pt.2

Following the recent article entitled “University Professor denies that he Agreed to Debate Pharoah”, more clues have been brought forth about the young man “Guakhenaten” who initially set up the Dec 3rd so called “debate”. According to the email below Professor Elliot Altman received an email from a man who introduced himself as an owner of a Aviation Business Group in Nashville, Tennessee. As detailed in the Email below Professor Elliot Altman was invited to join an intellectual discussion by Morris who seems to be the Moderator of this event. The event entailed having an intellectual discussion with other intellects from across the nation, which was to occur December 3rd, 2016 at Tennessee State University.


Upon receiving the above email, Professor Elliot Altman responded back by email to Morris Eguakun concerning the event. He agreed that this event would be a great opportunity to be apart of. And as we can clearly see in the email below, Professor Elliot Altman had no idea that he was suppose to have a one on one debate with Young Pharoah. His agreement to join this event was based upon the previous email sent to him by Morris Eguakun. Which was to have a intelletual discussion with other Intellects from across the nation. And then after this discussion, the students would be allowed to ask those on the panel questions.


When the editor of Voices of Fire received these emails from Professor Elliot Eltman, I did my own investigation and found out that Morris Eguakun does not own a Aviation Group Business in Nashville, Tennesee as he told Professor Elliot Altman in the first email. Morris Eguakun is actually a student at Tennessee State University and is none other than Pharoah’s friend Guakhenaten referenced in his video. Our sources points us to a facebook page which a student from Tenessee State University name Morris Eguakun is also called “Guakhenetan”. He is majoring in Finance and Entrenuership. Coincidence? Or the same person?


Now let’s review the Key points of the story in context.

Keypoints of the Story

■ Young Pharoah published a video claiming that he secured a debate with a “Director of biology” Dr. Elliot Altman of the Middle Tennessee University.

■ Professor Elliot confirmed he was not aware of this debate that was suppose to take place between Him and Young Pharoah on December 3rd.

■ According to Young Pharaoh he does not know Professor Altman nor did he talk with him concerning the debate. Instead the debate was set up by a student of Tennessee State University who goes by the name “Guakhenaten”.

■ Professor Elliot Altman received an email from a man named Morris Eguakun who claim to be the Owner of a Aviation Business Group in Nashville, Tennessee about attending a intellectual discussion that he set up with other intellects from around the world, which was the opposite of what young pharoah claims

■Neither Morris nor Eguakun Altman discussed a debate in the emails, that Pharoah speaks of in his video.

■ Turns out Morris Eguakun is not even who he claimed to be in the email but is a student at Tennesse State University, and is none other than Guakhenaten.

In conclusion, when viewing young pharoah’s video, he claims that the donations for the event will given for Guakhenaten for setting up the debate. But from viewing all the information presented, it can be one out of two of these conclusions; Guakhenaten used pharoah to Solicit donations from the Conscious community by telling him that he set up a debate with the Professor which is not true or Guakhenaten and Pharoah both attempted to scam the community for donations. Either way, the Conscious Community seems to be a breeding ground for people like Pharaoh and Guakhenaten who’s questionable Methodology leave a trail of lies and deceit!

Written By

Addae Akousa

Voices of Fire

Editor Nyah Amara