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Wonderful World Beautiful People
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May God be with You and I at this time.   The names below represent those that had an
impact on my life.  Some I know personally; but  most, from a distance.  At some time in
my life our paths crossed and I felt honored to experience a piece of your life recorded
for posterity.  It is not meant as any disrespect to categorize names under a specific  
heading; when we know that all, and many more, have contributed across these and
many more areas.  However, this is just a small way of affirming contributions special
to me... Bless!
UCI ~ I See You
A heavenly body, considered as influencing humankind and events.
Father, I humbly ask that you bless me, along with my
Brothers and Sisters and all we touch from time to time:
Brothers and Sisters who gave their life in passage;
Brothers and Sister who taught, teach, and will teach, like those before this day;
Brothers and Sisters in man-made chambers of confinement;
The Children coming in Your name, Haile Selassie I, and the many others whose names belong upon these

As these words are according to Your will Almighty Father, I ask that You bless each of us as we become a
breath in the Book of Life. ~ Malchijah
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Cheik Anta Diop
Mahatma Gandhi
Rev. Al Sharpton
Frederick Douglass
Toni Morrison
Charter G. Woodson
Mihlawhdh Faristzaddi
Rudy Clarke
Booker T Washington
Molefi Kete Asante
Maulana Karenga
W.E.B. Dubois
Ivan Van Sertima
Haki Madhubuti
Chancellor Williams
Na'im Akbar
John Henrik Clarke
Jan 1, 1915 - Jul 12, 1998
Dr. Yosef Alfredo Antonio
"Dr. Ben"
Dec 31,1918 - Mar 15,2015
Joel Augustus Rogers
(J.A. Rogers)
(1883 - 1966)
George G.M. James
Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Theophile Obenga
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Dr. Michelle Alexander
Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu
Dr. Alain Locke
Lois Mailou Jones
(1905 - 1998)
Langston Hughes
(1902 - 1967)
Amos Wilson
James Baldwin
(1924 - 1987)
Ray Hagins
John G. Jackson
Dick Gregory
(Oct 12, 1932 - Aug 19,
Taddesse Tamrat
Bro. Polight
Jason Johnson
"The Root" Political Director
Dr. Charles Finch III
Dr. Frances Cress Welsing
Mar 18, 1935 - Jan 02, 2016
Dr. Khalid Muhammad
Dr. Khalil Muhammad
Tony Browder
Melissa Harris-Perry
Mfundishi Jhutyms
Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick
Annette Gordon-Reed
Christina Greer
(Political Science)
Video: #BlackFacts: Civil Rights
Activists In Hollywood &
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Ethiopian Patriots in the
Ras Ram Scram
Gregory Palmer
Michelle Obama
First Lady
Hubert F. Julian
"Black Eagle"
Terence Crutcher
Trayvon Martin
Louis Farrahkan
Sojourner Truth
Rosa Parks
Zora Hurston
Mitzi Miller
Malcolm X
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nat Turner
Honorable Elijah
Harriet Tubman
Philando Castile
Larry Fitzgerald
Ben Ammi
Ben Jochannan
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Medgar & Myrlie Evers
James Farmer, Jr.
James Farmer, Sr.
(? - 1961)
Mahalia Jackson
Cory Booker
Eric Garner
Erica Garner
(? - Dec. 24, 2017)
Sam Sharpe
Tyler Perry
Jordan Davis
Amadou Diallo
Oscar Grant
Shawn Bell
Michael Giles
Selena Perez
1971 - 1995
Assata Shakur
Angela Davis
Richard A. Clarke (Dad)
Mar 26, 1943 - Jan 09, 1994
Monica T. Clarke
Delroy A. Clarke
Judith A. Clarke
Sandra S. Clarke
Vanessa S. Grant
Alexsandra Grant
Malcus M.R. Clarke
Jahson M.L. Clarke
Michelle Williams (Daughter)
Van Jones
Dorothy Irene Height
Winston McDonald
Feb 19, 1961 - May 4, 2015
Bobby Wright
John Brinkley
Learie Hackett
Carol Clarke
John Ridley
Michael Jai White
Antoinette Tuff
Sep 26, 1936 - Apr 01, 2018
Maya Angelou
Apr 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014
Ossie Davis
Ruby Dee
Morris Chestnut
Jefferson Franklin Long
Anthony Johnson
Dutty Bookman
Donald Van Blake
Dawah Yisrael
Dr. Umar Johnson
Che Guevara
Steve Biko
Rt. Honorable Dr.
Louise Bennett-Coverley
"Miss Lou"
Clarence "Ricky" Ricks
Hadiya Pendleton
Walter Rodney
Sandra Bland
Tamir Rice
Jun 25, 2002 - Nov 22, 2014
Freddie Gray
Monique Pressley
Hashan Spivey
Yvette Murrin
Gregory Peddle
Gilles Belhumuer
Crystal Reid-Hinds
Del Jones
Elaine Brown
Black Panther Party
Kwame Ture
(aka Stokely Carmichael)
Paul Bogle
Queen "Lady" Nanny
Juan de Serras
Minnie Bell Veal
James D Elder
Gill-Scott Heron
David O'Brien
Robert Cooper
John Montgomery Jr.
Beth Montgomery
Tim Alexander
Alton Sterling
Friends from
Labrador City, NFLD.
Brothers and Sisters from
the Nation of Islam
Jean Grant
Jason Wells
Fannie Lou Hamer
Gift Chanser
"Circus Gambia"
Leonard Percival Howell
"The Gong"
Jun 16, 1898 - Feb 25, 1981
Tsehai Haile Selassie
Mechanics from the
Loyal Sons of Solomon
Brethren and Sistren from
InI Rastafarian Community
Family and Friends
Bongo Watto
Mumia Abul Jamal
Michael Brown
Walter Scott
Henry Lowe
Melvin B. Tolson
Stephon Clark
Sandra Martin
John Hopkins
VieGloria Hopkins
Harriet Jacobs
Linda Brown
Marielle Franco
Les Brown
Mary Prutny Joy
Albert Wilson
Senyota Tafari
Ras Sam Brown
(Dec. 16, 1925 - Aug. 1998)
Candice Payne
Toussaint L'Ouverture
Thomas Sankara
Darryl Clark
Nathaniel Woods
Ahmaud Arbery
Breonna Taylor
George Floyd
(mmm-dd-1974 - May 25, 2020)
Rayshard Brooks
(mmm-dd-yyyy - Jun 12, 2020)
Caroline Randall
Frank Mtshali
Danielle Allen
(Harvard Professor)
Benedict Musonda
Jesse Jackson
Bruce Boynton
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Dr. Ben Carson
Dr. Oz
Dr. Llaila O. Afrika
Rashan Abdul Hakim
(a.k.a. Ruddy Duckett)
Dr. Sebi
(Nov 26, 1933 - Aug 06, 2016)
Dr. Eliza Ann Grier
Henrietta Lacks
Sonia Thompson-Foxe
"Sis Eldad"
Nadine Burke Harris
Dr. Mecedes Carnethon
Dr. Michelle
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Dr. Claude Anderson
George Washington Carver
Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Mary McLeod Bethune
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Kelvin Boston
Black Wall Street
Dr. Boyce Watkins
Mellissa Murray
Spiritual Life
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
The Abunas
Ra Un Nefer Amen
Abuna Ammanuel
Ascento Foxe
Abuna Petros
Abuna Theophilos
Abuna Querillios
Bongo Watto
Abba Zemikael Aregawi
Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert
Dr. Craig Wright
Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery
(Oct 6, 1921 - Mar 27, 2020)
Tekle Selassie
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Her Imperial Majesty
Empress Menen Asfaw
(25th Megabit 1883 -  )
(April 3, 1891 - Feb 15, 1962)
His Imperial Highness
Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie
Kwame Nkrumah
Nelson Rolihlahla
Queen Ana de Sousa
Nzinga Mbande of Ndongo
(Queen Nzinga)
Barack Obama
Emperor Menelik I
Emperor Menelik II
Empress Taytu Betul
Emperor Yohanness
Chaka Zulu
Thurgood Marshall
Ron Brown
Queen Makeda
(Queen of Sheba)
Anwar Sadat
Eric Holder
Attorney General
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Ahma Selassie I
Mickey Leland
Her Imperial Majesty
Empress Zawditu
1876 - Apr 2, 1930
Thabo Mbeki
Patrice Lumumba
HIH Prince Zera Yacob
(Aug. 17, 1953 -)
Mansa Musa
Kofi Annan
H.I.H. King Sahle Selassie
John Robert Lewis
(Feb 21, 1940 – Jul 17, 2020)
Aklilu Habte-Wold
Aman Mikael Andom
Le'ul Ras Asfa Wossen
Ras Asserate Kassa
Elijah Cummings
(Jan 18, 1951 - Oct 17, 2019)
Kweisi Mfume
James Clyburn
Minority Whip Rep (D-SC)
Jasmine Wright
Jomo Kenyatta
Malcom Kenyatta
State Rep (D-PA)
Priscilla Thompson
David Dinkins
Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah
Independent Rastafarian
Parliament of Jamaica
1984 to 1987
Activists, Political Analysts, Educators, Scientists, Strategists, Journalists and Reporters
Alexi McCammond
(Political Reporter)
Shawna Thomas
(Content Development )
Mara Gay
(Editorial Board)
Jelani Cobb
(The New Yorker)
Kimberly Atkins
Errin Haines
(19th Editor-at-Large)
Trymaine Lee
Dawn Porter
Victor Blackwell
Sophia Nelson
Stephanie Elam
Zerlina Maxwell
(Phenomenal Woman)
Heather McGhee
Danielle Allen
(Harvard Professor)
Symone Sanders
(Political Strategist)
Blayne Alexander
Robin Givhan
Basil Anthony Smikle
(Political Strategist)
Abby Phillip
La Tosha Brown
Black Voters Matter)
Brittany Packnett
Benjamin Crump
(Civil Rights Attorney)
Sherrilyn Ifill
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
President & Director-Counsel
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Usain Bolt
Tiger Woods
Muhammad Ali
(Jan 17. 1942 - Jun 3, 2016)
Arthur Ashe
Satchel Paige
Gael Monfils
Surya Bonaly
(Figure Skating)
Milt Campbell
(Track & Field)
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Anderson "The Spider"
(Mixed Martial Arts)
Ernie Davis
Ernie Banks
Althea Gibson
Lawrence  Taylor "LT"
Barry Bonds
Cam Newton
Lewis Hamilton
(Formula 1 Auto Racing)
Simone Biles
Grant Fuhr
Ice Hockey Players
Elaine Thompson
(Track & Field)
Lebron James
Gabby Douglas
Sloane Stephens
Maame Biney
(Speed Skating)
Shanon Sharpe
Jesse Owens
Cheick Tiote'
Novlene Williams-Mills
(Track & Field)
O.J. Simpson
Colin Kaepernick
Hank Aaron
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(Track & Field)
Ann Wolfe
Joe Frazier
Simone Manuel
Steph Curry
John Carlos
Kobe Bryant
Irvin "Magic" Johnson
Naomi Osaka
Magic Johnson
Lennox Lewis
Willty T. Ribbs
(1st Black F1 Racer)
Arts & Culture
His Imperial Majesty
Emperor Haile Selassie I
Paul Roberson
Michael Jr.
Sidney Poitier
Misty Copeland
Smokey Robinson
Morgan Heritage
Jackie "MOMS" Mabley
Harry Belafonte Jr.
Josh David Barrett
Eddie Murphy
Viola Davis
Robert Nesta Marley
Angelique Kidjo
Denzel Washington
Neville ‘Bunny Wailer’
Rita Marley
Davina Bennett
Whoopi Goldberg
Arsenio Hall
Garnett Silk
Apr 2, 1966 - Dec 9, 1994
Nas "NAS" Jones
Yeharerwerk Gashaw
Haile Gerima
Beyonce Knowles
Bill Cosby
Buju Banton
Nina Simone
(1933 -2003)
Don Cornelius
Tupac Shakur
"Biggie" Smalls
Duke Ellington
Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley  
Phife Dawg
(Nov 20, 1970 - Mar 22, 2016)
"Prince" Rogers Nelson
(Jun 7, 1958 - Apr 21, 2016)
James Brown
Oprah Winfrey
Nat King Cole
(Mar 17, 1919 - 1965)
Natalie Maria Cole
Feb 6, 1950 - Dec 31, 2015
Whitney Houston
(Aug 9, 1963 – Feb 11,
Michael Jackson
(Aug 29, 1958 - Jun 25,
Bongo Watto
Motimer Planno
Sep 06, 1929 - Mar 05, 2006
Third World
Ras Michael &
The Sons of Negus
"Ray Charles" Robinson (Sep
23, 1930 - Jun 14, 2004)
Dennis Brown
Chuck Berry
(Oct 18, 1926 – Mar 18,
Joseph Hill
(???? - Aug. 21, 2006)
Mosiyah Tafari
Lucky Dube
Vivica A. Fox
Rodney Price
"Bounty Killer"
Hempress Sativa
James Earl Jones
Millicent "Millie" Small
"My Boy Lollipop"
(1947 - May 5, 2020)
Bruno Mars
Jay Z
Angel Blue
Della Reese
(Jul 6, 1931 - Nov 19, 2017)
Wesley Snipes
Phylicia Rashad
India Arie
Ice Cube
Aretha Franklin
Judy Mowatt
Lauryn Hill
Eartha Kitt
Chadwick Boseman
Morgan Freeman
Nipsey Hussle
(Aug 15, 1985 - Mar 31, 2019)
India Arie
Octavia Butler
Augustus Pablo
Queen Ifrica
Misty in Roots
Ato K. D. Roberts
Nikki Giovanni
Jessye Norman
(Opera Singer)
(Sep 15, 1945 - Sep 30, 2019)
Vaughn Benjamin
"Akae Beka" (Poet, Singer)
Aug 13, 1969 - Nov 4, 2019
Anthony B
Mario Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles
Bob Andy  (video)
(born Keith Anderson) (text)
Oct 28, 1944 - Mar 27, 2020
Father German
Apr 2, 2020
Bill Withers
Apr 3, 2020
Phomolo Masega
Bernie Mac
James Weldon Johnson
Angela Bassett
(Aug 16, 1958 -)
Chadwick Boseman
(Nov 29, 1976 - Aug 28, 2020)
Forrest Whitaker
Mary J. Blige
Nichelle Nichols
(Dec 12, 1932 - )
Hazel Scott
Bobi Wine
(Artist / Freedom Fighter)
Reggae Artists
I love Reggae!!!! The musicians & the singers. So many reggae artists are gone now though both old & young. The
list has gotten sooooo extremely long now!!!! Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown,
Hugh Mundel, Alton Ellis, John Holt, Augustus Pablo, Bob Andy, Vaughn Benjamin, Tenor Saw, Garnett Silk, Joseph
Hill, Sugar Minott, Earl "Wire"Lindo, Jimmy Riley, Barry Brown, Byron Lee, Count Ossie, Carlton Barrett, Deborah
Glasgowe, Delroy Wilson, Desmond Dekker, Don Drummer, Duke Reid, Early B., Fathead, Freddie McKay, Errol
Thompson, General Echo, I-Roy, Juck Ruby, Jackie Mittoo, Joe Higgs, Justin Hinds, Junior Braithwaite, Jungo Lawes,
Judge Dread, Lucky Dube, King Tubby, Leslie Kong, Lloyd Campbell, Major Worries, Mikey Dread, Nicodemus, Nitty
Gritty, Phyllis Dillon, Puma Jones, Prince Far-I, Ras Pidow, Roman Stewart, Simpleton, Slim Smith, Sugar Minott, Sir
Coxone Dodd, Tommy McCook, Yabby You, Leonard Sparrow Dillon, Barry Llewellyn, Sluggy Ranks, Louie Rankin,
Risto Benji, Nanny Mystic, Arrow, Prince Buster, Albert "Apple Gabriel" Craig, Peter Broggs, Irvin 'Carrot' Jarrett,
Frankie Paul, Michael Prophet, Junior Murvin, Ronald 'Nambo' Robinson, Bobby Ellis, Robi Peart, Red Dragon,
Hopeton Lewis, Williams "Bunny Rugs" Clarke, Lloyd Brevett, King Stitt, Philip Fatis Burrell, Heavey D., Lloyd Knibb
& many many more, too many to count so forgive me, plus it's getting me down listing all of these great fallen

Source: Ali Jackson ~ FB post ~ 27 Apr 2020
The Passing of Bongo Rocky and Other Great Elders
By Ras Marcus - September 20, 2010
This message is to bring to the attention of Rastafari people, and the entire African world, the recent passing of
Bongo Rocky and other Senior Elders, like Bongo Pooru, Bongo Wato, Ras Derminite, Ras Pidow, Ras Historian,
Ras Iyapert, Bongo Smithy, Bongo Iyarny, Ras Bigger and so many others, too many to be listed here.
'Celebrities' killed by the Coronavirus  (COVID-19)
Dr. Diane Gashumba
ex-minister of Health
Delroy Washington
Reggae Music Pioneer
'Revolutionaries' assassinated
Stephen Biko
Thomas Sankara
(����-Burkina Faso)
Patrice Lumumba
(����-Democratic Republic
of Congo)
Amilcar Cabral
(����-Cape Verde /Guinea-
Bissau )
Tom Mboya����
'Unarmed', but killed anyway
Black Lives Matter
TRAYVON MARTIN (Walking home with iced tea and Skittles. Shot by George Zimmerman, who was found not

KEITH SCOTT (Sitting in car, reading. Shot by police officer, who was not charged.)

ATATIANA JEFFERSON (Looking out her window, shot by police officer, who is still under indictment for murder.)

JONATHAN FERRELL (Asking for help after auto accident. Shot twelve times by police, case ended in mistrial.)

JORDAN EDWARDS (Riding in a car. Shot in the back of the head by police officer, who was found guilty of murder.)

STEPHON CLARK (Holdng a cel phone. Shot 8 times, 6 in the back. Officers not charged.)

AMADOU DIALLO (While taking out wallet, officers fired 41 shots by four officers, who were all acquitted.)

RENISHA MCBRIDE (Auto accident, knocked on door for help. Homeowner was found guilty of second-degree

TAMIR RICE (Playing with toy gun, shot by police officer arriving on scene. Officer was not charged.

SEAN BELL (Hosting a bachelor party, 50 rounds fired by police officers, who were found not guilty of charges.)

WALTER SCOTT (Pulled over for brake light, shot in the back by police officer, who pleaded guilty to civil rights

PHILANDO CASTILE (Pulled over in car, told officer he had a legally registered weapon in car. Officer acquitted of all

AIYANA JONES (Sleeping, accidentally shot by officer in a raid on wrong apartment. Officer cleared of all charges.)

TERRENCE CRUTCHER (Disabled vehicle, shot by police officer, who was found not guilty of manslaughter.)

ALTON STERLING (Selling CDs, shot at close range while being arrested. No charges filed.)

FREDDIE GRAY (Beaten to death by officers while being transported in police van. All officers involved were

JOHN CRAWFORD (Shopping at WalMart, holding a BB gun on sale, police officer was not charged.)

MICHAEL BROWN (Shot by twelve times by officer, including in the back. No charges filed.)

JORDAN DAVIS (Killed because he was playing loud music. Shooter found guilty of first-degree murder.)

SANDRA BLAND (Pulled over for traffic ticket, tasered and arrested. Suspicious “suicide” while in jail. No charges.)

BOTHAM JEAN (Shot at home, which police officer mistook for her own. Officer found guilty of murder.)

OSCAR GRANT (Handcuffed and face-down, officer shot him in the back. Officer found guilty of involuntary

COREY JONES (Waiting by his disabled vehicle, was shot three times by police officer, who was found guilty of

AHMAUD AUBREY (Jogging, shot by two men who claimed they suspected him of burglaries. Both men charged
with murder and aggravated assault”

Source: Nigel Daring ~ FB post ~ 30 May 2020
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