This blog is a written form of my blogtalkradio show Conversations With The Queen that airs on 109-9penstation every Monday night @9pmEST. On this blog you will be able to catch exclusive information and insight that might not be shared on the show and catch up on missed shows.
Join Conversations with the Queen as we address the power of positive thinking Ft. Dr. Cathy Shaffer. We
will speak on how the language that we use defines ad creates our reality. The Call in number is 917.932 .8881
Cathy Shaffer Over 10 years of experience in education: consultation and instruction. Personally dedicated to
professional development, as demonstrated by, a commitment to higher learning. Skilled in administering diagnostic assessments and collaborating with, families, schools and communities. Possesses strength and experience in working with individuals of many backgrounds, cultures, disabilities and age groups.
Join "Conversations with the Queen" as we discuss the Trayvon Martin Case from a self-defense perspective with Master Martial Artist Adisa El of Courage. We will explore this issue from a unique and solution oriented angle. The call in number is 917.932.8881.
Adisa El (Adisa Heru-Tehuty Hannib-El) Founder of I Am Courage: Warriors Rites of Passage, Kupigana
Ngumi/Martial Arts rites of passage program for all age groups. Founded in 2006 to live and provide a greater access to martial arts training in Adisa’s life, greater access for his community and for people in general who don’t have access or are learning martial arts ``outside themselves``. I Am Courage is a platform medium that promotes the development and nourishment of the action of Courage, which is necessary to have to achieve all and any virtue in life including healing, healthy lifestyles, and from self-development to community development via a rites of passage process. Adisa is a 3rd generation martial artist, 1st degree Black Belt and holds ranks and experience in several arts, he is a trained Afrikan/Moorish Holistic Health practitioner, Reiki Master, Entrepreneur, Actor, Artist Manager, Martial Arts Instructor, Writer and Mentor, Motivational Speaker. Along with those before him who started the Kupigana Ngumi movement, noticed the lack of “our martial art” presence and cultural expression in their communities, as Capoeira is in Brazil, and Salsa is in Cuba. So they through their own efforts developed and introduced martial arts training and schooling to their peers and communities and “I Am Courage” is Adisa`s own efforts for his community in the territory in which he resides. He also serves on the M.U.F.T.I./Vanguard Enforcement and Security as the Grand Mufti/Vanguard in Canaanland/Kanaanta (Canada) of the Moorish Divine and National Movement of the World. He supports and works with various organizations active in the true upliftment of the quality of life among his people and all of humanity. “I Am Courage” has been traveling performing, doing workshops and lectures in schools, programs, festivals, etc. throughout the country and receiving independent film roles. ``We Will Find A Way, or Make One`` - I Am Courage, Salute!
Derek Rouse is a 24 year old social entrepreneur and youth ambassador from Philadelphia, PA. He is the Founder/CEO of Ma'at International, a Pan-African cultural tourism travel club network, as well as current Vice President. of the National Alliance of Market Developers (NAMD) organization in Philadelphia, one of the oldest and largest African-American marketing. PR, and business professional organizations in the U.S.
Ma'at International is an “Africana Studies” Group Travel Club, Youth Study Abroad Honors Organization, and Global Cultural Tourism-Investment Network started in January 2011 by 23 year old social entrepreneur & Africana Studies student, Derek "D.International" Rouse from Philadelphia, PA. The name “Ma’at” was chosen because she is the Kemetic (Egyptian) deity of Truth, Order, Law, Morality, Justice, Reciprocity and Balance. All of these principles are what they teach and what their company stands upon. They are an organization creating platforms for international opportunities in volunteering, internships, labor, investing, & "Know Thy Self" cultural exchange & study abroad tours. We want to help educate students, teachers, mentors, and parents about the importance of Africana Studies by combining socially-conscious traveling & interactive education thru national & international cultural tourism of historical sites, culturally conscious concerts/event series, and community development through wealth-building, co-branding, & fundraising.
The Mooney Twins maintain a place in the hearts of Americans nation wide for their contributions to the
entertainment industry; their great strides in the human potential/self development movement; and also in
connection with their father, the legendary, Paul Mooney.
In the early years of their careers, the Mooney Twins (Dwayne and Daryl Mooney as photographed from left to right) were perhaps most fondly remembered for their star roles as young Kenny Rae and Benny Rae in the 1979 sports/fantasy comedy film “The Fish that Saved Pittsburg.” The inner city- community legends and trailblazers of ”Conscious Comedy” have dedicated a lifetime to energizing communities with resources and progressive, often life changing information, through the medium of comedy, social criticism/discussion and philanthropy. They remain beloved for their humanitarianism and humorous social commentary in communities throughout the United States.
The Mooney Twins behind the scenes and on camera credits include decades of special appearances, live comedy shows, and interviews on networks such as BET, UPN, WB, NBC, CBS, Showtime and more.
Their lifetime associations include very special relationships and memorable collaborations with comedy royalty, including Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney and Dick Gregory. Their school of peers include Chris Rock, Bill Maher, George Lopez, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hugley and Russell Peters.
As social philanthropist, the Mooney Twins enjoy a long list of humanitarian awards and honors that span the 30 years of their careers in comedy and public speaking.
Sit in Dandasana (Staff Pose). Bend your left knee and place the foot on the floor, with the heel as close to the left sitting bone as possible. Keep the right leg strong and rotated slightly inward, grounding the head of the thighbone into the floor. Press the back of the right heel and the base of the big toe away from the pelvis. Make sure the inner left thigh presses firmly against the left side of the torso.
As a preparation for the full pose, twist your torso to the right and press the back of the left shoulder against the inside of the left knee. Use this leverage to lengthen the left side of the torso along the thigh. Then gently unwind and face forward.
Reach your left arm forward and rotate it inwardly, so the thumb points to the floor and the palm faces out to the left. As you reach the left arm forward, lengthen your torso forward and snuggle the left shin into the armpit. Then on an exhalation, sweep the forearm around the outside of the leg. The left hand will press against the outside of the left thigh or buttock.
With another exhalation, sweep the right arm around behind your back. Clasp the right wrist in the left hand. Exhale and extend your torso forward from the groins, keeping the lower belly long. Lower the front torso as closely as possible to the right leg. Be sure the shoulders don't scrunch up into the ears; draw the shoulders blades actively down your back.
Stay in position for 30 seconds to a minute, then come up as you inhale. Repeat on the other side for the same length of time.