Brother Ali drops knowledge on hiphop with ‘Never Learn’

Brother Ali is definitely bringing knowledge back to hiphop in his new single ‘Never Learn’.

It was Wednesday April 26th we received a message from Brother Ali that his video would be dropping either Monday May 1st or Wednesday May 3rd. We were hype and couldn’t wait to hear what he had in store! Little did we know how dope it would actually be! “Never Learn” finds Ali contemplating spiritual manifestation with an ounce of metaphysical swag. Like the song, the video, directed by Kron, is a beautiful testament. It was shot at Dar Al Islam, a Muslim-built worship and healing center in New Mexico, the same location where Tupac Shakur’s “I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto” was filmed after his death. The video also features the synchronized choreography of Al Taw’am, twin dancers from the twin city of Minneapolis, whom Ali refers to as “royalty.” Their movement speaks of their family legacy of dignified regality,” Ali says in a statement released with the video. This focus on supreme beauty is one with the theme of the LP to be released May 5. It’s a message that contrasts sharply with the times.

“This entire album is based on the reality that beauty is the splendor of truth,” the Minneapolis-based MC says. “Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning.”

What really surprised us is Verse two @2:14:
“…I was standing on stage when my hero died feel the heartbeat of my people’s cries, NATION19 thirty three bowties. Light of the Deen gleaming in your eyes.” 19 represents alpha and omega which also reflects the message of this song. When the video first comes on, all we could think is wow! Brother Ali really showed so much love and respect  by having covered black young women that can really slay in this video! He’s basically the only hiphop artist that even has covered black women in his music video. This is the real love and the real hiphop!

From the twins, to the horse, to the location, to his message, to his flow, to the shoutout, everything about this video says dopeness! #APDTA #Nation19 #19MCs

Real Hip Hop is still here! Get it Here

12.5 Months in the life of Nation19 / APDTA!

The last 12.5 months has been a busy time for us here at Nation19 /APDTA. We met so many dope people from around the world and we got a chance to be a part of the change that is happening globally among young people and artists. From walking through the streets that Pablo Escobar built in Medellín Colombia to living in a remote farming village in Inner Mongolia China to speaking at MoMA in NYC, we did allot…and we did it all in pursuit of truth and Unity.

February 2016 – March 2017 in review…peep:


#Bars4Justice Winner Best Short Documentary PAFF2016!!!

24th Annual Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles CA
February 8-14th 2016
Nation19’s Documentary film #Bars4Justice Winner Best Short Documentary
February KTLA featured #Bars4Justice on the News!

 

DGA

Directors Guild of America Hollywood CA
February 12th 2016 Morning
Nation19’s Queen Muhammad Ali was a guest speaker


Invited guest to Meet with Russell Simmons

ALL DEF DIGITAL headquarters Culver City CA
February 12th 2016 Afternoon

 

UofA

University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
February 15th 2016 2:00PM TO 4:00PM
Africana Studies Program/College of Humanities at UofA issued college credit to students who watched #Bars4Justice and participated in the Q&A session. (Props to Professor Durant)
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SD2016

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Photo by Kershon Xavier

Saviours’ Day 2016 (Chicago IL)
February 20th
Nation19 were Guest Speakers at the Business/Entrepreneur workshop (via Skype)


ASU

Arizona State University (West Campus Glendale, AZ)
February 25th
Nation19 had the honor of teaching Indigenous and Black-Mexican history and Visual Anthropology to the students and some faculty members.

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Students and Faculty of ASU pose with Nation19. Photo by Kershon Xavier

ASU

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
February 26th (a very blessed day for us!)
Screened #Bars4Justice to a completely packed room w Q&A with Directors Queen Muhammad Ali, Hakeem Khaaliq, Co-Producer Ronald Muhammad, Professor Griff (Public Enemy), and West Coast KAM
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Shooting on Location: Colombia South America

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Academy Award Winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith rapping to Black children on the beach in Cartagena Colombia while Dir. Queen Muhammad Ali captures the sound.

(Bogotá, Cartagena, Tierra Bomba, Medellín)
March 1st-8th 2016
Nation19 was selected to Direct, write and produce for the United Nations (UNGASS) w Academy Award Winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith. Directed by Queen Muhammad Ali & Hakeem Khaaliq, Associate Producer/translator Shahida Muhammad.


NAU

3rd Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week (Flagstaff AZ)
April 25th-29th 2016
Nation19 was selected as a guest speaker and facilitator to Nas‘ film “Shake the Dust” at the 3rd Annual Hip Hop Appreciation Week in Flagstaff AZ with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Queen Muhammad Ali and Supernatural
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United Nations

The Museum of Drug Policy / United Nations / UNGASS (New York)
April 21st 2016
Screening of our investigative report Short Documentary about US Drug Policy in Colombia South America w Academy Award Winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith. Directed by Queen Muhammad Ali & Hakeem Khaaliq
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Wayne State University

Allied Media Conference (Michigan)
#Bars4Justice screening and Q&A with Director Queen Muhammad Ali at Wayne State University Michigan


May 2016
May was the first month we reached over 60 million people in one week via social media


1st Annual Uptown Short Film Festival (USFF)

May 15th 2016
#Bars4Justice was Awarded Audience Choice Award


DocuTIFF

Tirana International Film Festival (Tirana, Albania)
June1st-8th 2016
Official Selection, European premiere of #Bars4Justice


Reach!!!!

June – July 2016
We broke our previous record with a reach of 80 million people on Facebook and Instagram_0003_79 millon


APDTA!!!

Nation19/APDTA Summer Solstice Drop!!!
July 1st 2016
We dropped a few limited pieces of art on tees and the internet went crazy!!!
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August we reached 120 million people

via social media!!!!!!!!


Bars4Justice Educational Distribution

August signed a distribution deal to distribute #bars4Justice to
Higher Education School in US and Canada


The Mutianyu Fellowship Award, China

The Mutianyu Fellowship Award (Mutianyu, Huawei, Beigou, Beijing)
September 1st – September 21tst 2016
Nation19 founders were awarded The Mutianyu Fellowship in China. The Fellowship and Residency gave us the opportunity to start production on a new film and conduct research in Inner Mongolia, and Northern China.
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Milwaukee film festival

Sep 22th – October 6th 2016
#Bars4Justice selected at the Milwaukee film festival Sep 22th – October 6th
Press:

13 standout moments from the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival

http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/09/21/those-hip-hop-guys-guide-2016-milwaukee-film-fest/90804134/


New Film Post Production!

October Started post-production on a film teaching the importance of language learning to black children in the Inner cities yet to be titled.


Bill Clinton’s Black Son video

On October 12th we helped Bill Clinton’s Black Son Danney Williams get his message out
The video post on our Facebook page reached 19 million people with 6 million video views.
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November 2016
We broke our previous record with a reach of 80 million


19MC’s list

December 6th 2016
launched 19MC’s list to help promote real Hip Hop Artist around the world!

 

ARDG Award Winner!!

Artist Research and Development Grant 
December 9th 2016
Nation19 was awarded a Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and the Arizona Commission on the Arts.


CSULB

California State University Long Beach
Afrikan Black Coalition Conference
January 18th 2017
#Bars4Justice Screening Q&A with Students

 

MoMA

Museum of Modern Art NYC
February 17th -18 2017
Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq were honored as guest speakers at MoMA’s (Museum of Modern Art NYC) prestigious Doc Fortnight 2017. We also screened #Bars4Justice both days!
Press:
School of Visual Art
http://www.sva.edu/features/how-momas-2017-doc-fortnight-speaks-to-our-current-times
Jet Magazine

Black Filmmakers, Musicians Center MoMa Series

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Queen Muhammad Ali speaking at MoMA 2-17-2017

INVISIBLE MEXICO™: Encuentro Phoenix

March 2nd 2017
INVISIBLE MEXICO™: Encuentro Phoenix Opening at The monOrchid Gallery in Phoenix hosted by Mayor Greg Stanton. The exhibit is Arizona’s first Augmented Reality Anthropological Photo essay.

 
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LT-Right Prentice Moore 100 Black Men® of Phoenix, Nation19’s Hakeem Khaaliq, and Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix. photo by Jimaral Marshall 

Nation19, LA, Pan African Film Festival, Russell Simmons, and the Red Carpet!

Peace this is Nation19 live in LA and it’s going down!

#Bars4Justce Premièred and it was a favorite at the 24th annual Pan African Film Festival. It was so dope to see all our fam and fb fam!

Then we were invited to the Directors Guild to talk about our film and why it is important to use art and media for social change.

After that we were invited to meet with the God Father of Hip Hop Russell Simmons and we talked about everything from President Obama, Social Change, and the Oscars. He even announced the All Def Digital movie awards while we were there!

So if ur in LA today catch us tonight at the final screening of #Bars4Justice at 10:50PM at Rave Cinemas 15 in the Baldwin hills Plaza. See yall there!

Rave Cinemas 15
4020 Marlton Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Call (323) 296-1005 for directions

Peace Nation19
APDTA

Da Lench Mob X Nation19 = APDTA!

For our 5th year anniversary Nation19 teamed up with Da Lench Mob for a limited collaboration.

The collaboration tee symbolizes the climate of America especially as it relates to police brutality and how it is being countered by the public by fighting back and documenting for the world to see.

About Da Lench Mob:
Da Lench Mob earned notice for their breakout debut album Guerrillas in tha Mist. Formed by Shorty, J-Dee, and T Bone, the group debuted in 1990 on Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted album. With Cube as executive producer, Da Lench Mob released Guerrillas in tha Mist in 1992. Led by an incendiary video for the title track (based on the movie Predator), the album was certified Gold by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with confrontational tracks like “Freedom Got an A.K.” and “Lost in tha System” almost as outspoken as Ice Cube himself.


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Aside from being a West Coast Rap legend, Lench Mob Shorty has been a mentor and researcher to Nation19 / APDTA since day one. Shorty also mentors at-risk youth in South Central Los Angeles and works with several different Gang Intervention organizations throughout greater Los Angeles.


Peep out Jackin For Beats.

Give me that beat fool, it’s a full time jack move
Chilly Chill, yo homie mack the track move
And I’ll jack any Tom, Dick and Hank
That’s the name of the SUCKERS I done ganked
I get away from a copper
Drop a dime, I’ll break you off somethin proper
With Da L-E-N-C-H-M-O-B
T-Bone and that’s J.D.
And here’s how we’ll greet ya
Stop fool, come off that beat ya
feel dumb cause you’re caught in the dark
(ya lil nuttin ass mark)
Raise up, cause you cant’ have it back
You said – “I ain’t never got gaffled like that”
Off the end of the gat you choke
Short Dog’s in the house – “Whattup loc?”
Nuttin but a come up
Gimme that bass, and don’t try to run up
Cause you’ll get banked somethin sweet
Ice Cube and the Lench Mob, is jackin for beats

Is Michael Kors a racist? You be the judge.

Is Michael Kors a racist? Here are 3 reasons why you may not want to wear Micheal Kors purses anymore:

Number 1: He doesn’t support Black causes or charities. Why should he? Well the majority of his customers are black women and giving back to the people who made you a millionaire is the right thing to do.

I know he’s a business man and he does’n€™t care about the women buying his purses. Unlike Tommy Hilfiger, who made a conscious effort to connect to hip-hop celebrities and by extension communities of color, Michael Kors has made no attempt to reach a diverse clientele.

I know you’re thinking about the campaign with Halle Berry€, but that was so wack. Buy a teeshirt from him and after you buy his tee, he’s going to feed some children… He’s a Billionaire he doesn’t  need us to buy t-shirts to give. Why not donate from the billions of dollars he makes daily from purses? Or why not feed the children in Brooklyn or other inner cities where the majority of his clientele are?

A Month before he decided to be so charitable A New York Times article pointed out that the Micheal Kors purses which are primarily purchased exclusively by black women are routinely locked up unlike the other brands. I guess he has to protect his bags from all those black women who are spending hundreds of dollars buying them?

Number 2: His designs are not original.

Take a look at the Louis Vuton “€œNeverfull” purse compared to the Michael kors “Jet set travel Tote”€. Look familiar?

And Instead of spending $50,000+ on a pink Hermes Birkin bag made from pink ostrich leather, you can get the bite from Michael Kors Hamilton Large North South Tote.

And look at the Michael Kors, Chanel bite….. Im surprised this guy is not in a lawsuit lol

And Number 3: Michael Kors advertising campaigns generally show no black people or people of color….ever!

He uses White Country Club scenes showing the rich elite in private jets and yachts.. A major contrast to his actual consumers. According to Ebony, Jet, two of the top leading african american publications, he has never advertised in either one.

With Michelle Obama wearing his dress in her official white house picture its no wonder how he got so popular with black women.

Now check out this purse called the inside Job by Nation19. It’s hand made in the United States with durable materials and made by a black designer. It is available by clicking the link and we have a special for Mothers Day. It’s available in Black and White!

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Why are Christians abandoning Christmas? Here are the reasons some gave.

Why are Christians abandoning Christmas?

By now most people are aware that Corporate America makes most of their yearly profits during the Holliday Season (November 26th-December 26th). During a time set aside for family and good will toward man we see an increase in burglaries, alcohol consumption, stress related sicknesses, drug use and vehicular homicides and less about God and Jesus.  More than ever more Christians are abandoning Christmas – why? Below are the reasons some gave.


“I’m not sure it’s worth keeping Christmas anymore, the holiday has become a road show of reindeer, winter scenes, elves and the God substitute, Santa Claus, who serves as a front for merchants seeking to play on the guilt some parents bear for ignoring their kids the rest of the year.”

“Why participate any longer in this charade where the focal point of worship has shifted from a babe in a manger to a babe in the Victoria ‘s Secret window? . . . No room in the inn has been replaced by no room in the mall parking lot.”

“It’s instructive how just one season away from lusting after material things can break the habit. It’s something like liberation from an addiction or lifestyle choice. Being away from it can cause one to realize the behavior is neither missed nor needed for fulfillment and enjoyment.”

Cal Thomas  (American syndicated columnist who often writes from a Christian perspective)


“You can’t put Christ back into something He was never in. Some people admit the many problems with Christmas. But rather than face up to those problems, some assert that we should “put Christ back in Christmas.

However, it’s impossible to “put Christ back in Christmas” since He never was in Christmas in the first place! He never so much as heard the word “Christmas” during His lifetime on earth, nor did His apostles after Him. You can search the Bible cover to cover but you won’t find the words “Christmas,” “Christmas tree,” “mistletoe,” “holly,” “Santa Claus” or “flying reindeer.”

Putting Christ back in Christmas may sound like a nice sentiment, but it’s really only a misguided effort to try to justify a long-standing human tradition rather than what the Bible tells us we should do.”

S. Ashley, Arvada, Colorado


Why are Christians abandoning Christmas?


“I cannot find Christmas in the Bible nor can I find that Jesus Christ told us to observe Christmas. Santa Claus is a lie that some people teach their children every year. For that matter, Christmas is false since it has nothing to do with Christ or His birthday.

“Beyond this, business people, who make most of their income during this time of the year, have increasingly promoted Christmas. Well-meaning people go in debt during Christmas time to give gifts to other people, which in turn motivates other people to give gifts to them. It makes no sense to keep a religious holiday that is not biblical, that Christ never sanctioned, that promotes lying to children, that puts people in debt and that blinds people to what Christ really taught.”

—P.A., Georgia


“It is a historical fact that Christmas is not the day or the season when Christ was born. So why observe a day that is a lie? Most people do not want to admit this fact. For example, how does the use of Santa Claus depict the birth of Christ? How does the Christmas tree depict Christ? Celebrating Christmas violates at least the First, Second and Third Commandments of God’s Ten Commandments. Observing a pagan holiday is a sin. God condemns the worship of pagan gods.

“The Bible does not command people to observe the birth of Christ as a holiday. This day, Dec. 25, is the date that has been observed for centuries as a pagan holiday in honor of the pagan sun god. God commands those who want to serve Him not to observe pagan holidays or any custom that breaks His holy laws.”

—D.S., California


“Our family traditionally celebrated Christmas on Dec. 24. We then followed up with a family day on Dec. 25. One day I had a strong desire to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, which I thought I had been doing up to that point. I met a number of people who were having the same strange experience. We asked ourselves, ‘What does God think about Christmas?’ ‘Are we truly pleasing God?’ ‘Am I doing something that Jesus did and taught?’

“I began to think of the songs we sang, ‘O Tannenbaum’ and ‘Oh! Christmas Tree.’ I had been singing to a tree as though it were alive and had some strange power. We decorated it and placed our gifts below the tree as though the gifts and good feeling emanated from and through the tree.

“I thought about the words to ‘Silent Night, Holy Night,’ a truly beautiful piece of music. I wondered about shepherds and their flocks in the fields on a lovely evening at the end of December. But this was a contradiction. December was a very cold time of the year and sheep wouldn’t be in open fields during that time.

“The Christmas stories about Santa Claus and the shepherds in the fields on Christmas Eve were false. I found out that Jerusalem has rain and cold that time of year and it sometimes snows in the region. Sheep are sheltered in the wintertime, not left out in inclement weather.

“I discovered that the Christmas tree and its ornaments and giving of Christmas gifts come from ancient Roman festivals. I also learned that the Christmas tree represents idolatry, which is an affront to God (Exodus:20:4-5). Jesus Christ never sinned in His life and says we should avoid sin, going against God’s will (Hebrews:12:1-4).

“The gifts our children had asked of Santa Claus created a financial burden on us. The lies about Santa Claus and his flying reindeer were misleading our children.

“Also, the Bible tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts:20:35). During Christmas time, I saw little joy in giving and I saw children always expecting to receive. I have come to understand that godly blessings come from carefully obeying God. This is why I don’t keep Christmas.”

—B.B., Canada

Why are Christians abandoning Christmas?
Although Jesus Christ never lived in a winter climate, snow themes with reindeers dominate Christmas celebrations.

“God tells us to avoid the ways of the ancient pagans. Though modern Christianity observes Christmas, this is where it came from. To be frank, Christmas is a lie. Christmas is a substitute for righteous behavior. It makes people think they are doing good things for God, which somehow does Him service.”

—A.H., Australia


“I have heard that Christmas has been around for nearly 4,000 years. If that is true, and I think it is, I do not see any evidence that the early apostolic Church observed Christmas or tried to ‘Christianize’ a pagan festival that predated Christ’s birth.

“It seems clear to me that the apostles and early Church kept the Holy Days recorded in the Old Testament, and there are several Old Testament scriptures that speak about the Holy Days being kept by all people after Christ’s return to earth. The Bible is clear that we are to shun paganism and observe the annual Holy Days and the weekly Sabbath day.”

—D.N., Oklahoma 


“I figure you can’t go wrong sticking with what the Bible says and by following the example of Jesus Christ Himself and the apostles and early Church. They never kept Christmas or anything like it. They knew what the Scriptures said about trying to use other religions’ practices to worship and honor God. It just doesn’t work; God expects better from us.

“It’s a shame that most people have never looked into the Bible and history to learn for themselves the true origins of Christmas. It’s an eye-opening study, one I started when I was only a teenager. I’ve learned so much more about what God is all about and what He wants and expects from us since I started relying on His Word rather than human traditions that have no basis in the Bible.”

—R.A., Colorado


Let us know if you are celebrating or abandon this holiday. Your comments may end up in our next printed edition..
Nation19 Magazine / APDTA

The Clothing Line Commandments: Part 1, The set up

Ever since we started Nation19.com I have received a ton of request from some really cool people needing help on starting a clothing line. Below is A step-by-step booklet for you to get
Your game on track, if your line aint wack. (In my Biggie voice) lol, jk

The Clothing Line Commandments.

A good name is better than Gold
Think of a unique name for your company and register the company, domain and Trademark.
Once you have that perfect name you need to determine the legal structure of your line. Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative. As you can see there are many types of business structures so do a little research on what works best for you. For Nation19, the umbrella of a LLC (Limited Liability Corporation) worked best for us.

Protect your Neck.
Registering a trademark is a complex legal process that may be overwhelming. If you are not familiar with this process you should consider hiring an attorney. The filing fee for a trademark is $325 in the US. Attorney’s will charge an additional fee for the TEAS search and the registration. For the trademark plan on spending $750 – $1500 depending on the attorney fees. Our Creative director started in fashion by working with The Godfather of Urban fashion, Karl Kani. One of the first things Karl Kani had him do is research on all the bootleggers using his name illegally.

Domain Name (wwww.yourcompanyname.com)
A domain name is the unique name that identifies your website. Stay away from names that are hard to spell, like www.2irnup.net (that’s really a terrible name anyway…lol). Many 4-5 letter names have already been taken years ago so just because you think www.turnup.com is a great name, someone else has probably grabbed that name a long time ago (Actually it’s available for $10,000). Domain names usually cost about $10 a year. Go Daddy is a good place to get a domain name.

Do your research and find good manufactures.
Whatever you do stay away from Zazzle, or Cafe Press.

Queen Muhammad Ali talking to Sergio Bakalos Owner at King and Duck in Scottsdale AZ
Queen Muhammad Ali talking boutique fashion with Sergio Bakalos Owner at King and Duck in Scottsdale AZ

Design, design, design
If you are NOT a designer hire a quality designer to create your designs.
A good designer and great design can be the difference between celebrities buying your Tee Shirts and wearing it on MTV or just your favorite Uncle wearing your T-Shirts walking around Home Depot only because he just loves you.

Don’t Bite.
Be Original. Inspiration from Nike’s new colors for winter is ok, but making shirts that say Just Do It® will get you in trouble and possibly in jail.

IMPORTANT: You can’t use photos or artwork that is not yours on T-shirts. You must obtain a license from the copyright owner in order to print and sell t-shirts.

Don't Do iT
Don’t Do iT

Set up a real website.
Try and avoid the free websites like http://www.wix.com. This is your window to the world use it wisely.

It’s not all about the Benjamin’s Baby!
Remember It’s a business, so treat it like a business. Most businesses DON’T make a profit for a few years. So don’t quit your day job or drop out of school just yet. This is a marathon…NOT a sprint. Be creative, network, build real relationships and get out to the public.

Don’t be a sellout. Buy something™
To see what Im talking about in action go to www.nation19.com/shop and buy a shirt or snap back. All our store items are all on sale until they’re gone with free shipping.

Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon.

About the writer:
Queen Muhammad Ali is a Seamstress, Designer, Model, Hip Hop Head and the Co-Founder of Nation19 Magazine / APDTA.
Check her out on Facebook

 

But what about Iron Eyes Cody? The Controvesy of Pharrell’s ELLE cover #APDTA

While reading all the hype about Pharrell Williams wearing a Native American headdress I started to think…but what about Iron Eyes Cody? Did you know that the Indian Chief we all cried with on TV back in the days was not an indian let alone a Chief? If there was and outcry from his acting it wasn’t talked about in the media. In our opinion Pharrell has as much right to wear a headdress as much as George Bush and John Wayne has a right to wear a cowboy hat (if you didn’t know the Cowboy hat originated in Mexico). #APDTA

Here is the heartfelt commercial.

Nation 19 Magazine / APDTA sponsor’s Freestyle Session in Denver, CO!

Nation 19 Magazine / APDTA sponsor's Freestyle Session in Denver, CO!

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Nation 19 / APDTA is a proud sponsor of Freestyle Session in Denver, CO
The event is hosted by legendary B-Boy Crew Lordz Of Finesse and CROS1
Presented by Silverback Bboy Events & UDEF Pro Breaking Tour
August 2nd 2014 At Beta Night Club voted the #1 dance club in the US by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Denver is one of a few selected cities to host the Freestyle Session US Tour. Freestyle Session Denver will be a qualifying event for the world 3-v-3 finals to be held November 9th In San Diego, Ca.

Sponsors:
Puma
Nation 19 / APDTA
Dardano’s School of Gymnastics
Poetik Sol
Evers Construction
Rawh Brand
Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center
B Boy Factory
Sankofa Lecture Series

Prizes are as follows:
o $1,500 for first place
o $750 for second place
o $450 for third & fourth

Kanye speaks in Chicago about talking to Farrakhan and sings a tribute to Micheal Jordan.

Kanye West mentioned on video meeting with Minister Farrakhan and was told not to apologize for his recent statements about the Jewish elite.

Kanye West recently delivered an auto-tuned speech/songs to his hometown audience in Chicago. In the musical tribute, @2:40 in the video West mentioned meeting with Hon. Minister Farrakhan and was told not to apologize for his recent statements about the Jewish elite. West addresses all of Michael Jordan’s accomplishments and what MJ as an individual contributed to the sport of basketball and the city of Chicago. Repenting Jordan’s ‘forced’ decision to play for the Wizards, Ye makes it clear that it just wasn’t right and that it was just another case of someone being held down. As outlandish as these auto-tuned soliloquies may seem to some, there’s the underlying message that should not be missed. Watch. APDTA

Speaks about speaking to Farrakhan and turning up on the ATL

 

Full video.

Virtue Magazine interview with Nation19 / APDTA

Nation19 / APDTA CEO Queen Muhammad Ali

Reprinted from Virtue Magazine winter 2014

Nation19 / APDTA CEO Queen Muhammad Ali
Nation19 / APDTA CEO Queen Muhammad Ali on the cover of Virtue Magazine Winter 2014

 

“Keep family first and have fun at what you are doing. Never let money be your only motivation and you will be successful.” –Queen Muhammad Ali

Virtue- What is Nation 19? Can you please give us a little background information on yourself and your company?

Queen- Nation19 is a lifestyle project influenced by a variety of defining traits from UFO phenomenon, metaphysics, ancient civilizations, archeology, indigenous cultures, and Hip-Hop. Owned and operated by our Scottsdale design and marketing firm, Mobile Regime, LLC. Nation19 has several distinctive brands that are trademarked in the US and abroad. Sold worldwide online and stock lists in boutique stores across the United States, Nation19 has expanded beyond apparel, accessories and headwear, to a seasonal magazine and youth movement. I serve as the Chief Executive Officer, my husband Hakeem Khaaliq serves as Chief Creative Officer, Sylvester Muhammad (Advisor), Cherrie Muhammad (Advisor), Ronald Muhammad(Sales Manager-PHX), Jahsua Muhammad Ali (Translator), Shahida Muhammad (Writer), Hadiyah Muhammad Ali (Proof Reader), Alberto Alvarez (International Business), Steven Muhammad (Business Associate-PHX) We also have many other photographers and talented people throughout the world.

Virtue- What are some of the logos used on the clothing? Can you explain their meaning? (Ex. APDTA means “All… etc.)

Queen and Hakeem-The number “19” (Alfa & Omega which means beginning & ending) is a sacred and universal code used in ancient books and archeology. The number “19” actually has no association with religion and is purely a mathematical code used by advance indigenous civilizations throughout the world. The 19 code was identified and discovered by Egyptian Chemist Rashad Khalifa, PHD in the late 1960’s.

APDTA stands for many different things to many different people for example, To the Hip Hop community it represents: “All People don’t think alike”. To Muslims and the Islamic world it means: “All Praises due to Allah”. To the Mexican community especially in Arizona it means: ”All Patriots don’t trust Arpaio or America”.

Virtue- What suggestions do you and your husband have for young couples who want to build a business together?

Queen- Hakeem and I know our roles, our weaknesses and strengths. This is crucial when working together as family. Keep family first and have fun at what you are doing. Never let money be your only motivation and you will be successful.

Virtue-What about siblings? What is the benefit of working with family? What other family members are involved in your business and in what way?

Queen- Our family plays a very important role in Nation19, but we look at every person who is a part of our business as family. Working in this manner helps us to create a creative work environment that is productive, and fun. Virtue-Why did you all decide to do a documentary? What information did you find the most inspiring?

Queen-After the passing of my Grandmother, a prominent figure in the American Samoan Christian community, I lost the strongest influence of my maternal ancestry. And that was the catalyst in the making of the film, “The Last Matai” We also wanted to stress the importance of knowing your roots and history, especially the youth…and not waiting for someone else to write it for us. We can’t let what happened in Egypt to the Sphinx keep happening. We have to be the ones to tell the next generation how great of a people we were and still are in order for them to build the future. When a people think that they come from an ancestry of savages and cannibals, they will always look to another people for salvation, but if they know that they come from an ancestry of Kings, Queens, and an advanced civilization, they will look at themselves as the gods they are and solve their own problems. My husband, Hakeem, is a film Director and Designer who has worked with Kobe Bryant, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, David Banner, Derrick Rose and more. This project is his 4th documentary.

Hakeem- Filming in Samoa was a life changing event for all of us. Basically the Island is paradise on earth. The experience of documenting Queen reconnecting with her history was the equivalent of watching Roots on TV.

Ronald Muhammad- The whole Matai system which is the ancient governmental system, and the way young people respect and honor the parents and elders was inspiring for me. This was my first trip outside the US and traveling with Nation19 was an awesome experience.

Virtue – What is the vision you have for Nation 19 and where can we get some of the products?

Hakeem- The vision of Nation19 is whatever God guides us to do. We don’t embark on projects or create products to only make money. It’s from inspiration and wanting to deliver high science and truth in a universal way.

Queen- The vision is TOP SECRET. (Laughing). Google us, we’re on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest or go to Nation19.com. Virtue – Yes, ma’am. (Laughing). We will definitely encourage our readers to check out your website if they want to learn more. Peace.

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