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Culture Yard to Host Rastafari Coalition's Celebration of Coronation Day

Mosiyah Tafari October 12, 2019

The Rastafari Coalition is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Coronation Day Celebration! The event will take place on Saturday November 2nd in Columbus, Ohio, from 5pm until 11pm. Coronation Day will be hosted in collaboration with the premier spot to hear vinyl reggae and dub in the city, Culture Yard.

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What is the Rastafari Coalition?

The Rastafari Coalition is a nondenominational organization which seeks to consolidate the strength of the various Mansions of Rastafari. Our main goal is to put theological differences aside, to "organize and centralize," based on the shared aims and objectives common to all Rastafarians.

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The Rastafari Community Must Change Course

Mosiyah Tafari April 14, 2019

Despite the slogan "organize and centralize," which has been repeated in our communities for many years, the harsh reality is that we as Rastafarians have done very little to effectively implement the intended meaning of this mantra. While development of spiritual practice has seem to become the sole focus of the movement, our quality of life and our prospects for economic advancement in the real world have been all but forgotten.

The Prophetic Arrival of Haile Selassie I in Jamaica

Mosiyah Tafari April 17, 2019

The yearly celebration of Haile Selassie's visit to Jamaica on April 21, 1966 has come to be known as "Groundation Day" among Rastafarians.

5 Origins of Dreadlocks in the Rastafari Movement

Mosiyah Tafari April 16, 2019

How did dreadlocks become synonymous with the Rastafari movement? While the temptation may be to offer a simple answer to this question ...

The Concept and Legacy of International Morality

Amaha Sellassie April 14, 2019

His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, impacted His generation. Within His Kingdom, He initiated the first Constitution, provided free education...

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Rastafarians in Barbados Fight for Cannabis Rights

Barbados Today September 17, 2019

Ras Simba told news reporters in Barbados that he would like the government to grant licenses to the Rastafari community to grow cannabis as “reparations” for the suffering the community has had to endure ...

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The Speech that Inspired Bob Marley's "War"

Mosiyah Tafari March 19, 2019

By the fall of 1975, Bob Marley was entering a new phase of his career. The year before, he released Natty Dread: his first album without the musical support of long-time friends Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The follow-up to Natty Dread, titled Rastaman Vibration, would be his most militant album to date. And while a number of songs on Rastaman Vibration would become Marley classics, none stands out more than the powerful reggae anthem "War."

Fascists Tried to Silence This Speech by Empress Menen

Mosiyah Tafari August 26, 2018

When Her Imperial Majesty, Empress Menen Asfaw, was scheduled to deliver a radio message to the international community about the prospects of an unjust attack on Ethiopia by the forces of Fascism, the world was already teetering on the brink of war.

His Imperial Majesty's Message of African Unity to Jamaicans

Haile Selassie April 22, 1966

The people of Jamaica have a long glorious history. The Jamaican people have struggled to attain their independence and since independence the Jamaican people in an exemplary national unity have gone on to bring further abundance and progress to themselves.

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Intelligence, Education, Universal Knowledge and How to Get It

by Marcus Garvey

Use every spare minute you have in reading. If you are going on a journey that would take you an hour carry something with you to read for that hour until you have reached the place. If you are sitting down waiting for somebody, have something in your pocket to read until the person comes.

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