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Birth of the Redeemer: Emperor Haile Selassie I

Ras Red Lion July 19, 2019

To fully overstand the birth of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, it is important to take note of the state of world affairs in the years leading up to July 23, 1892. It was a time of great trials and tribulations. Not only was there famine throughout Africa, but there was tragedy within His Majesty’s family as well. The eight children that preceded HIM had all died.

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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.

The Prophetic Arrival of Haile Selassie I

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. But Groundation Day isn't just another date among the many important events of Haile Selassie's reign.

Haile Selassie I is the Awaited King of Prophecy

Mosiyah Tafari April 15, 2019

On November 2nd, 1930, an event which is considered the most sacred occurrence in Rastafari history took place. The event was the Coronation of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia, and His wife as Empress.

Jamaica Never Gained its Independence

Mosiyah Tafari August 6, 2019

Collins Dictionary defines independence as “The state or quality of being independent; freedom from the influence, control, or determination of another or others.” And even though Jamaicans may have the ability to elect their Prime Minister and other ...

5 Origins of Dreadlocks in Rastafari

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 truth is more complex than some may realize.

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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, eliminated slavery, and enlisted Ethiopia in the League of Nations. Internationally, His Majesty established the Ethiopian World Federation, assisted in the formation of the United Nations, was instrumental in the establishment of the Organization of African Unity ...

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The Rastafari Coalition is a nondenominational organization whose main goal is to bring the various Mansions of Rastafari together in unity.

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The Rastafari Delegates Who Paved the Way

Shamou Oladiipo April 24, 2019

The Rastafari community recently celebrated one of our most important holidays, Groundation Day. In this article, Shamou Oladiipo offers a bit of background information about what made His Majesty's visit possible.

Rastafari: A Vision of God in Modern Times

Nigel Daring April 29, 2019

Rastafarians see His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I, as God on Earth. Indeed, we are justified in our reasoning because we believe that the Almighty Creator, in His infinite love for mankind, would want to show us the way to a better future.