The History and the True Meaning of what we call the Wisdom Face
The Creation And Inspiration: Henry Alvin Sharpe lived from 1910-1982 and was a inventor, artist, poet and author. The journeys that Mr. Sharpe did during the 1950´s lead him to the French quarters in Paris France where he started inscribing in metals an art form known as Intaglio. In 1959 Mr. Sharpe created the first New Orleans Mardi Gras Dubloons/Krewes and with this being said. Only 1 year after he created the Dubloon/Krewe of the Zulu Social Aid And Pleasure Club. A today one of the biggest and most influential Clubs ever with the vast history that stems back to the beginning of the 1900´s..More specific 1901 the first gathering of Zulus appeared. Their characteristics was black painted faces, white lips and eyes creating the later known “CoonFace” being in a racial and segregated society they were not allowed to enter the official parade before 1916 this giving birth to the know known Zulu Social Aid And Pleasure Club. One of the most known Zulu Kings is and was Louis Armstrong who were crowned king in 1949. Now entering the era of the civil rights movement the Club didn’t hold much respect in the black communities throughout the USA with the reason of their appearances and stereotype portraits of the black people and their heritage.
Now with this said 1964-67 Mr. Sharpe created the first doubloons, krewes, medallions that we now call the “Original” within our Universal Zulu Nation. There were some different collections made but the most known is the “Animal” collection on one side the “CoonFace” and on the other side the year and an African Animal like the “Baboon” or “Monkey”.
Mr. Sharpe Created these Doubloons ,Krewes and Medallions up untill 1968 where Blain Kern took over the production and creative outlet of the Club’s doubloons, krewes, medallions. The inspiration: Sharpe being a social aware and very well traveled man he drew his inspiration from both the African Zulu Tribe and it’s mask of the warrior aswell as the “CoonFace” and it’s attributes. The African Zulu Tribe was know as the most feared and most accomplished warrior tribes ever in African history if not the worlds..
-Written by "Zulu Ahki “LIFE-9” Of The 5:1 Zulus"
Official 1st Original Wisdom/Warrior Face Logo:
EACH ONE TEACH ONE
Peace Zulu Family!
As you all know "Each one teach one.." is a common motto that we follow within the Universal Zulu Nation. Here is a little history about that motto:
Each One Teach One is a known African Proverb. The original author is unknown.
"This phrase originated in the US during slavery, when Africans and African Americans were denied education, including learning to read. Many, if not most slaves were kept in a state of ignorance about anything beyond their immediate circumstances which were under control of owners, the law makers and the authorities. Denying education was one of the methods used to keep them docile and instill and maintain the belief that they were inferior and unworthy of a life beyond subservience, labor and harsh treatment. The right to an education and the possibility of learning were unachievable goals for many people, but slaves, free blacks and white sympathizers understood its value. Some of these people, despite the possibility of physical punishment, and for people of color, the continued assault on their psychological well being, were brave enough to risk themselves in an effort to teach others. When a slave learned or was taught to read, it became their duty to teach someone else....hence, Each one, teach one. It became a saying that still resonates in the African American community, and underlies many community driven charitable, educational and volunteer programs."
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Know this .Everyone is a teacher. Through speech, personal character, clothing, achievements, validations, reputation and other socially defining symbols of status we are all teaching each other in a variety of ways. Some people are aware that they are inspiring and teaching others. However, most people go through life unconscious of their influences upon others. Every little thing that we do publicly influences, inspires and teaches in some way those who may be observing what we are doing.
~The Gospel of Hip Hop (Krs One)
Graffiti: By TimSki in Beijing, China 2012/ Wiesbaden, Germany 2012
Lord Cashus D talks about the history ZULU Nation party face
About Lord Cashus D
Lord Cashus D artist, poet, educator and with impressive list of accomplishments, entrepreneur, CEO of Creative Minds House of Culture and Universal Teachers and spiritual Leader for the Universal Zulu Nation the oldest hip hop organization in the world created by Afrika Bambaataa in 1973.
As a powerful motivational speaker, Lord Cashus D believes that to enhance the power of youth is to educate them through culture. Lord Cashus D has been brining his art forum to life for the last twenty years.
Lord Cashus D has appeared on many stages across the nation including the International Festival of Life, Reggae Ambassador World Wide, and dozen of venues throughout the country. He has opened for many acts such as: Public Enemy, Arrested Development, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, The Last Poets, Ail Scott Heron, George Clinton, KRS-One and Afrika Bambaataa. He also was number one for the Spoken Roots and Culture Night of the Living Dreads album.
As an educator, with his unique style of teaching combined with his knowledge of African-American studies, world history and hip hop, Lord Cashus D has taught both young and old.
Lord Cashus D studies of hip hop culture has graced such institutions as Harvard University, Fort Valley State, Fisk University, Northern Illinois University, Northeastern Illinois University – Center for Inner City Studies, Malcolm X, Kennedy King and Chicago State University. He also has lecture at many youth organizations, community centers and organizations throughout the United States.
What are Infinity Lessons?
The Infinity Lessons came into common use under the leadership of Afrika Bambaataa, the founding father of Hip Hop Culture, in the 1970's, Bronx, New York. It contained various writings, essays, and information designed to organize, unify, and educate the young street tribes. By drawing core lessons of knowledge, wisdom, understanding and love from a broad base of religious and philosophical frameworks, the lessons have taught the principles of Universal Zulu Nation and Hip Hop for over three decades and are recognized by many scholars, historians, and pioneers as a formative part of Hip Hop history.
From the book Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang
Page 105: While gang legacies remained, Bambaataa steadfastly pushed the organization in the direction of his new motto: "Peace, Love, Unity and Having Fun". By the early '80s, he had largely succeeded. But without the military hierarchy of the gang structure, the Zulu name was still prone to being tarnished by knuckleheads.
Bambaataa says, "We had to come up with something to get the order back. That's when I started thinking, and it was coming back to me, all the teachings and everything I experienced. I started sitting down and writing things from my head. Other people started saying .'Well this is a belief that I've had.' So then I started taking from all people of knowledge to make up our lessons. And it started catching on and keeping people in check."
In place of a set of beliefs or a ten-point platform, the Universal Zulu Nation offered Seven Infinity Lessons, which formed the basic foundation of principles for a member. The lessons established a fundamental code of conduct and gave broad directives to the Zulu "way of life."
Page 106: Most important, the Lessons were an evolving document. They would expand and change as more members came into the fold. By definition, they were open ended, infinite.
Push the ' knowledge' button of this website to find many of the official Infinity Lessons as well as articles on different topics that are gathered throughout the years by UZN Chapter Holland. Its content doesn't necessarily show the opinion of Universal Zulu Nation Chapter Holland but is put online to share with you, giving you food for thought.
Interview: Lord Yoda X, King Khazm, Orbitron
by UZN Malaysia
The objectives of The Universal Zulu Nation are many- mostly we are truth seekers as well as teachers and students. We educate through the use of Hip-Hop Culture. The Malaysian chapter would be set up to help other chapters learn of the culture there. As well as going into the community and teaching the youth. Helping in community affairs. also spreading true Hip-Hop culture through the country.
The goal of the UZN is to be able to provide a platform for young people to come together and be a part of something that is positive and is constructive to the local community. We use the artistic elements of Hip Hop Culture as an outlet for expression and a means in which we can celebrate our individuality, peacefully in unity.
2. What will being a member of Universal Zulu Nation mean? Lord Yoda X:
Becoming a member of The Universal Zulu Nation means being a part of a worldwide organization. We are the first family of Hip-Hop.
The HipHop Declaration Of Peace
The HipHop Declaration of Peace was presented to the United Nations Organization on May 16th 2001. It was signatured by various organizations such as: Temple Of Hip Hop, Ribbons International, UNESCO and also by 300 Hip-Hop activists, pioneers and UN delegates.
In the first place this document recognizes Hip-Hop as an international culture of peace and prosperity. It is also a set of principles which advise all Hip-Hoppers on how to sustain the peaceful character of Hip Hop Kulture and to form worldwide peace.
Additionally this declaration is meant to show Hip-Hop as a positive phenomenon which has nothing in common with the negative image of Hip Hop as something that corrupts young people and encourages them to break the law. KRS One, Pop Master Fabel, Afrika Bambaataa, Ralph Mc Daniels and Harry Allen were some of the people who had their share in creating the declaration.