Cozmo El’s new book, “The Secrets of the Fez,” Its History and Its Origins, is now available at amazon.com and the eBook is on it’s way. El is the author of several books which include “Moors, What they didn’t Teach You in Black History Class,” the most popular book with readers. El has been featured in moorishamericannews.com, allblackmedia.com, blakkpepper.com and many others as one of the “15 books that all Black people should read, along with many classic books and favored authors in the conscious community.
The origins of the fez, also known as “tarboosh”are in dispute. Some claim that its origins are ancient Greece. Others claim it comes from the Balkans or from the Ottoman Empire. But what are its true origins? This book takes one around the globe and visits the Fezzes of many cultures to discover its true origins. This information has been provided for Fez Lovers and Enthusiast everywhere. For those who wish to do further research we have provided plenty of links.
Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) has given an official audio statement on kanyewest.com. He began his statement with a powerful spoken word regarding his situation in South Africa with a reoccurring phrase “No More Parties in South Africa.” suggesting a boycott.
Bey says that he is “In South Africa and is being prevented from leaving the country for his *domicile and that the South African Government has threatened to deport his family.
He made it clear that he has broken no laws and said is his being held against his will ” all I want to do is leave the Country….I have injured no parties and have a right to leave the country for my domicile. I do not live in the United States and I can domicile where I wish.”
On another note, bey who has in past years increasingly become more socially active has also announced that he is leaving the music industry. “I will releasing my final album and that he is “done with the music industry the way it is assembled right now.”
click here to hear the full statement: http://www.kanyewest.com/
*Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 485:
domicile. A person’s legal home. That place where a man has his true, fixed, and permanent home and principal establishment, and to which whenever he is absent he has the intention of returning. Smith v. Smith, 206 Pa.Super. 310, 213 A.2d 94. Generally, physical presence within a state and the intention to make it one’s home are the requisites of establishing a “domicile” therein. The permanent residence of a person or the place to which he intends to return even though he may actually reside elsewhere. A person may have more than one residence but only one domicile. The legal domicile of a person is important since it, rather than the actual residence, often controls the jurisdiction of the taxing authorities and determines where a person may exercise the privilege of voting and other legal rights and privileges. The established, fixed, permanent, or ordinary dwelling place or place of residence of a person, as distinguished form his temporary and transient, though actual, place of residence. It is his legal residence, as distinguished from his temporary place of abode; or his home, as distinguished from a place to which business or pleasure may temporarily call him. See also Abode; Residence.
“Citizenship,” “habitancy,” and “residence” are severally words which in particular cases may mean precisely the same as “domicile,” while in other uses may have different meanings.
“Residence” signifies living in particular locality while “domicile” means living in that locality with intent to make it a fixed and permanent home. Schreiner v. Schreiner, Tex.Civ.App., 502 S.W.2d 840, 843.
For purpose of federal diversity jurisdiction, “citizenship” and “domicile” are synonymous. Hendry v. Masonite Corp., C.A.Miss., 455 F.2d 955.
[Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 485]
Ancient Native American Artifact housed at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon now under the control of the militia identifying themselves as the “Citizens of Constitutional Freedom.”
“There’s a huge market for artifacts, especially artifacts that have provenance, where you can identify where they came from,” said Carla Burnside, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s refuge archaeologist.
More than 300 recorded prehistoric sites are scattered across the refuge, including burial grounds, ancient villages and petroglyphs. Some of the artifacts — including spears, stone tools, woven baskets and beads — date back 9,800 years.
While well-known petroglyphs or other prehistoric sites are occasionally publicized for public viewing, federal land managers often go to great lengths to keep such locations secret when they can’t be safely protected from vandals and looters,” according to ap.org.
Federally Recognized Tribes (1) and Original Natives (2) alike ares concerned regarding the nature of the occupation of the wildlife preserve because of Bundy’s recent statement about the Birth Rights of natives.
“We also recognize that the Native Americans had the claim to the land, but they lost that claim,” Bundy said. “There are things to learn from cultures of the past, but the current culture is the most important.”
Charlotte Rodrique, chairwoman of the local Paiute Indian tribe (Federally Recognized) has been successful in expressing what many original American inhabitants have been feeling all along.
“For these people to go in and just be destructive, they’re really trying to get a rise out of somebody,” said Charlotte Rodrique, chairwoman of the local Paiute Indian tribe, who has argued that Native Americans have much more of a claim to the public land in question than the out-of-state militiamen running the takeover.
Paiute History: Victims of American Slavery
“Scholars suggest that the Southern Paiutes and other Numic speaking peoples began moving into the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau around 1000 A.D. Prior to contact with Europeans, the Paiutes’ homeland spanned more than thirty million acres of present-day southern California, southern Nevada, south-central Utah, and northern Arizona,” http://www.utahindians.org/archives/paiutes/history.html
“The Spanish settlement of the American Southwest brought disruption and violence to the Southern Paiutes. Most importantly, the Spanish introduced the violent slave trade to Great Basin Indians. Because the Paiutes did not adopt the horse as a means of transportation, their communities were frequently raided for slaves by neighboring equestrian tribes, New Mexicans, and, eventually, Americans. Slave trafficking of Paiutes increased after the opening of the Old Spanish Trail, a trade route that connected New Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. The demand was highest for children, especially girls.” Ibid
A Notable Paiute War:
Pyramid Lake War Facts
- Nevada is home to the Pyramid Lake War of 1860, a series of two battles between the Paiute and the white settlers. The settlers came to the area in search of gold and silver and in their search, effectively destroyed the Indians’ valuable natural resources. This created a great deal of tension among the Paiute and Chief Numaga.
- The Paiute reached their breaking point when two Paiute girls were kidnapped by white settlers. It sparked the most intense battle in Nevada’s history and the initial battle left several white traders dead and 75 members of the militia dead.
- In retaliation, the white militia attacked several weeks later and numerous Paiute Indians died as a result. A treaty was signed to end the fighting a few months later. http://native-american-indian-facts.com/Great-Basin-American-Indian-Facts/Paiute-Indian-Tribe-Facts.shtml
(1) Federal tribal recognition grants to tribes the right to certain benefits, and is largely controlled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs* (BIA).
(2) Original Natives are those tribe not federally recognized but still have Native American Heritage. Also known as Muurs
* Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) of the United States.
By: Cozmo El
Since the Arrest of Yassin Bey in S. Africa, There has been much talk regarding the “World Passport,” which seems to be the source of Bey’s woes and entanglement with the S. African authorities.
Some even falsely believe, that it some how is related to his recent proclaiming of his nationality and ad fixture of the Noble title of Bey to his name, signifying that he has proclaimed to be a Moorish American National.
What is a World Passport?
“The mandate for the WORLD PASSPORT is Article 13(2) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
The World Passport is a 30 page Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD*) with alphanumeric code line, scanned-in passport photo and “ghost” security paper with embedded logo, the data page laminated, in 7 languages:
English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Esperanto.
Each passport is numbered and each page contains the World Citizen logo as background. Two pages are reserved for affiliate identifications: diplomatic corps, organizations, firms, etc. There are nineteen visa pages. In the inside back cover, there is space for home address, next of kin, doctor, employer, driving license no. and national passport/identity number. The cover is blue with gold lettering.” http://www.worldservice.org/docpass.html
For nation-state recognition, please go to Documents / Visas.
To apply for a World Passport, please go to the World Passport Application Form
Can it be used for travel?
“Yes, but it depends on where you’re going. According to the World Service Authority—the Washington-based organization that issues world passports—more than 150 countries have accepted the document at least once. Six more countries have provided the WSA with a formal letter of recognition of the world passport, most recently Tanzania in 1995. (The others to grant it official status are Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Mauritania, Togo, and Zambia. Two of those countries have since written to say they’ve changed their minds.)” http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2006/03/whats_a_world_passport.html
Has there Ever been trouble with a World Passport?
“Many countries and territories have stated that they do not recognize the World Passport because it is not issued by a competent government authority, and thus does not meet the definition of a passport. As a result, traveling on a World Passport has never been easy. By 1975, Garry Davis had already been imprisoned 20 times for his attempts to cross international borders with nothing but a World Passport.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Passport
Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, Hip Hop Artist and Activist was arrested in south Africa for allegedly violating Immigration Law.
In an article from Moorish Times Journal last year, Bey’s reason for relocating to Africa are made clear. He recently explained his reasons for the move abroad and the circumstances leading to that decision in an interview with Beats By Dre. “it’s not about trying to be what others expect of me.”said Bey. Bey stated that he did not want to be considered ” the go to guy for this type of sound or political observations,” or filed under a certain type of category because these type of categorizations are not true.
According to Billboard.com “Mos Def was arrested in South Africa for violating local immigration laws, the Department of Home Affairs confirmed to Billboard. He has 14 days to leave to the country.
The 43-year-old rapper, who goes by the name Yasiin Bey, was arrested at Cape Town International Airport on Thursday (Jan. 14) and is currently being detained for attempting to leave the country with a “world passport,” the Department of Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete said. He adds that Bey — who arrived in the country in 2013 with a U.S. passport — “overstayed his visitor’s permit” by 2014.” http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/6843784/yasiin-bey-mos-def-arrested-south-africa
Some have suggested that Bey was attempting to use some Moorish paperwork of some kind but all accounts state that the paperwork consisted of a World Passport and there has been no mention of Moorish papers involved.
“Mos Def produced an unrecognized “world passport” when he tried to leave the country, Tshwete said.” The 42-year-old entertainer entered the country on an American passport in 2013 and overstayed his visitor’s permit by 2014, the spokesman said.” according to http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/south-africa-us-rapper-mos-def-arrested-false-36310638
Yasiin Bey is widely known to have opposed U. S. policies at home and abroad and has been subject of great scrutiny in past years and is most famous in the activist community for the song such a s”Katrina Clap,”which criticized the handling of the Hurricane Katrina disaster https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo8NF9vv6TA and his Guantanamo Bay protest.
“Rapper Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, volunteered for a demonstration with Reprieve based on the leaked documents of the procedure. Guantanamo medical personnel criticized the demonstration as false. One nurse said of the detainees, “Most are asking us to hurry up, make it go faster.” A Guantanamo watch commander, and former fan, reacted by deleting Mos Def’s music from his iPod. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_force_feeding
By: Cozmo El for MMWNEWS