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The Glory of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the few countries in Africa that has never been colonized by another country. The only time it has ever come close to being colonized was between the years 1936 and 1941 when there was a brief incursion by Italian forces. However, this was eventually subdued and the Italians retreated. Since then, no other countries have made an attempt to colonize Ethiopia.


H.I.M. Haile Sellassie1st (Ge’ez:, “Power of the Trinity”) was born Lij Tafari Makonnen  (Amharic pronunciation lij teferī mekōnnin) 23 July, 1892 in Harah, Ethiopia. “Lij” translates literally to “child”, and serves to indicate that a youth is of noble blood. He was Ethiopia’s regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He is the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins to Kings from Ori, of 4478 B.C. His coronation was the 334th from the Solomonic Dynastic (Queen of Sheba and King Solomon’s union) line of Kings, and the 134th of the Christian Kings. Queen Makeda, was the Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Emperor Haile Sellassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.



Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Walatta Giyorgis)(26 Magabit 1881 Ethiopian Calendar, 3 April 1891 Gregorian Calendar – 15 February 1962) was the Empress consort of the Ethiopian Empire. She was the wife of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Empress Menen and Emperor Haile I were the parents of six children: Princess Tenagnework, Crown Prince Asfaw Wossen, Princess Tsehai, Princess Zenebework, Prince Makonnen, and Prince Sahle Selassie.  Menen Asfaw was born in Ambassel. She was the daughter of Asfaw, Jantirar of Ambassel and Woizero Sehin Michael. Her mother was the daughter of Negus Mikael of Wollo and her uncle was Emperor Iyasu V (Lij Iyasu).


Emperor Haile Selassie I

A descendant of the oldest and longest line of royalty in recorded history, Ras Taffari, as the Emperor was known in his younger days, was born on July 23, 1892, in Harrar where he received his early training.

His Majesty King ldris I of the United Kingdom of Libya was born on March 13, 1890.


President Gamal Abdel Nasser was born in January 1918 at Benimor in Upper Egypt. He was educated in Cairo, and after one year’s reading of Law at the University, he transferred to the military academy in 1937.

Mr. Ben Bella, the symbol of Algerian Independence, hope and pride, was born 46 years ago, in Marnia near the Moroccan border. He is a tall athletic man, well known in those turbulent years, not only as a soccer player, but also as the hot shot captain of a local football team.

the founding fathers of 

The O.A.U.

In April 1963, the Imperial Ethiopian Government was able to present the biographies of the founding fathers in a book titled, “The African Summit Conference.”  Access a short biography by visiting their archive.


THE GREAT RasTafari NATION Chronicle

THE GREAT RasTafari NATION Chronicle

Indomitable and Invulnerable Quidamani Haile Sellassie "What we may utter today can add little to the heroic struggle of those who by their example, have shown us how precious are freedom and human dignity and of how little value is life without them. Their deeds are...

The Story of Lilith, Adams 1st Wife

  Most people do not know that Adam had two wives. You can easily prove this to yourself by reading the two entirely different accounts of the creation of humans. Genesis 1:27 describe humans being created in God's image, male and female. "So God created humans...

Una Brown vs Garvey

Una Brown vs Garvey

Una Brown to Marcus Garvey   [[200 West 113 Street, New York City, August 31st, 1936]] Hon. Marcus Garvey.  Sir,         I read your article in the August issue of the "Black Man" entitled "The Italian Conquest," also your unjust criticism of Emperor Haile...

“Dread” Locks Roots

The Hon. Neville ORiley Livingston (Bunny Wailer) in his reggae classic Rastaman said, “…That’s the strangest man I’ve seen, that’s because he’s a Rastaman; having the mark of a Nazarene…” The connection between Biblical justification and the dread locks worn by the...

The History of Ethiopia’s National Flag Ethiopia

The History of Ethiopia’s National Flag Ethiopia

The History of Ethiopia's National Flag Ethiopia had never been conquered by a colonial power and defeated the Italians, in their quest of an African colony, on 1 March 1896 at the Battle of Adwa (usually known as Adowa, or sometimes by the Italian name Adua), in...

Mandela on Haile Selassie

Mandela on Haile Selassie

  What do Haile Selassie and Mandela have in common? Among other things, both are Africa’s most prominent politicians who have come to be considered as inspiring and iconic figures of our age. Though one was a symbol of regal and feudal power and the other a...

Food For Taught – Ital Living

Food For Taught – Ital Living

(The origin of “Vegan Living”) The contemporary ethics of eating, which is known as “Vegan,” is often erroneously accredited to Elsie Shrigley and Donald Watson in the history books.  In August 1944, Elsie Shrigley and Donald Watson (a conscientious objector later to...

Gov’t Actively Looking Into Reforming Ganja Law

Gov’t Actively Looking Into Reforming Ganja Law

BY ALICIA DUNKLEY Senior staff reporter dunkleya@jamaicaobserver.com Monday, October 28, 2013 JUSTICE Minister Senator Mark Golding has said active consideration is being given to reforming the law relating to ganja in Jamaica to allow its use, but within certain...

The Amazing History of the Hemp Plant

The Amazing History of the Hemp Plant

The Ras Tafari Nation have been murdered, beaten, prosecuted, imprisoned, humiliated and belittled more so than any other group of people for there association with Hemp. Known by an assortment of names including Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, Bhang, Dagga, Ganga,...

The Honorable Marcus Garvey

The Honorable Marcus Garvey

Marcus Mosiah Garvey (1887-1940), an African man from the West Indies, was one of the first to articulate the concept of African nationalism - of black people returning to Africa, the continent of their forefathers, to build a great nation of their own. Garvey spent...

Rastafari Ordered to Vacate Pinnacle

Rastafari Ordered to Vacate Pinnacle

Magistrate Vashti Chatoor 13/11/13 Tuesday November 19, 2013 On November 13, 2013 Resident Magistrate Vashti Chatoor in the Spanish Town RM Court ordered that Rastafari vacate the premises at Pinnacle by January 31, 2014. Pinnacle lot 199 the Pinnacle of Pinnacles was...

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