In ALL things InI acknowledge HIM (His Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I, JAH Ras Tafari), and give praises continually!
It has been long over a month since my last article to the friends and readers of this topic on spirituality and Ras Tafari and much has transpired within the local, national and international Ras Tafari Communities during my hiatus. It is perhaps prudent for me to recap some of the consequential events that have occurred across the various communities and to also, give analysis and perspective on the issues requiring such.
I will recap the issues in a series of articles, starting with the November Coronation Banquet and Ises held at the Bambou in Baltimore, Maryland, and will conclude with the topic that has dominated much of the recent discourse within the Ras Tafari community: Sizzla Kolonji’s anointing by Elders of the Nyahbinghi Ancient Council and subsequent declaration as President over the Ancient Council and perhaps by extension the Ras Tafari nation.
Ras Tafari: Commemorating 82 years
On November 3, 2012 the Iniversal Development of Ras Tafari Inc. (IDOR) held its inaugural Banquet and Nyahbinghi Ises in Baltimore. The event celebrated the 82nd Coronation anniversary of His and Her Imperial Majesties, Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen, and brought out distinguished guest from all sectors of the Baltimore and Washington communities.
In addition to breaking bread and having communion with each other, the event featured a presentation of IDOR’s works in Ethiopia, Jamaica and the local regions.
Guest speaker for the event was Donovan Cover, a distinguished Pan African, business owner and executive of the Black Star Line Cooperative Credit Union, which is based in Ghana, West Africa.
Donovan, affectionately known as Brother Dee Cee, introduced the establishment of the Black Star Line Cooperative Credit Union, an African based financial institution located in Accra, Ghana. Although in its infancy, Brother Dee Cee identified the goals, potentials, and challenges of the newly formed entity, and he also highlighted the ways in which members of the Ras Tafari and Pan African communities can share in its benefits and participate in building on its successes.
The event was a tremendous success for the IDOR organization, and many hands were involved, and responsible for that success. Of special note is IDOR’s Vice President, Empress Thea Brown-Dennis who inspired a team of energetic and visionary Sisters in the planning and delivery of the event. Ras Prince and the Caribbean Dutch Pot sponsored the main entrées with vital Itals for the palate and the body. Overall commendations must be given to the leadership and keen focus of IDOR’s new Executive team led by Elder Ras Irice, Executive Director; Ras Daryl Colham, President; Empress Ichelle Cole, Assistant Treasurer; and Dej. Kwasi Bonsu, Administrative Board Chair.
For additional information on the Black Star Line Cooperative Credit Union, please contact Donovan Cover at 973-743-1886 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: http://www.blackstarlinecooperativecreditunion.com/index.html Please also contact the IDOR organization at 443-982-8283 or visit IDOR at: www.idorhim.org
We must ALL take time to Hail HIM!!