UCI ~ I See You
Rastafarian Pioneers and Elders Leading Us Forward
His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I & Her Imperial Majesty Empress Menen Asfaw
Crown Council of Ethiopia
(H.I.H. Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie)
Imperial Family
(H.I.H. Crown Prince Zera Yacob)
The Church of Haile Selassie I and Imperial Ethiopian World Federation
(Abuna Ascento Ammanuel Foxe & Sister Sonia Thompson Foxe)
Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Leonard P. Howell
Ras Emmanuel
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The Coral Garden massacres were certainly one of, if not the darkest days of the Rastafari movement in Jamaica.

I did hear some talk while in Jamaica, that Rastafari elders were not happy about a certain song that was becoming
popular globally. Watching this documentary shows me why the Nyabingi Rastafari elders were disappointed with the
song "You Don't Haffi Dread (To be Rasta)".

The brutality, fear, death, segregation, discrimination and pain they went through for the Rastafari cause is
unbelievable. To see just how it's so casual these days for one to proclaim with ease, that they're Rasta, one would
never believe how difficult that was in the 60's. Growing 'dreadlocks' and wearing red, gold and green these days is
the norm.

Do you know what the elders went through to get the movement to this point?

You really need to patiently watch this video and listen. You really NEED to!


Source: Jamaica No problem only situations ~ FB post ~ 26 Sep 2019
"The Rastaman is here to remind mankind [that] there is a way out of it all, and it’s about returning forward to
how man was and how JAH created man to be. Haile I Selassie I the First!"

- Ancient Ras Mweya Masimba in the Documentary "Rastafari - Le Mouvement".  #RASTAFARI

Source: The Rastafari Knowledge Management Project ~ 26 January 2021
Nyahbinghi RASTAFARI Nazarene Covenant Locksmen of Jamaica
If It Wasn't For Nyahbinghi RASTAFARI Nazarene Covenant Locksmen Of Jamaica, Who Faced Murder, Beating And
Imprisonment, For Having Locks On There Heads, No One In The Modern World Would Be Wearing Locks, Because
Jamaica Nyahbinghi RASTAFARI Paved The Way Through Blood For It To Be Even Socially Acceptable Today.

The Whole World Owes RASTAFARI Of Jamaica Thanks, Gratitude , Respect, And Honor For Paving The Way


Source:  I-Ras Black E'Dd ~ FB post ~ 30 May 2020
Rastafarian Pioneers and Elders
Abuna Ammanuel
(Overseer ~ CHSI and
President of I.E.W.F.
Ras Sam Brown
Joseph Nathaniel
Michael Clarke likes Rastafari Liberation ARMY's photo.
4 May 2020, 08:42

"THE BIBLE IS WAY BEFORE RASTAFARI MOVEMENT...... Our First known patriarchs or elders in Rastafari movement
were Leonard Howell, Archibald Dunkley, Joseph Hibbert, and Robert Hinds since 1932 onwards. These early
preachers of Rastafari Divinity used the Bible to open the Christian minded Africans of the real coronation of the King
of Kings conquering Lion of Judah.

The crowning of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I as King of Kings Lord of Lords, the Lion of Judah ignited a fire
deep within the souls of our African people in Jamaica who acknowledged that our God and King have arrived. It is
easy for black Christians to gravitate and to embraced an African King of Kings. The preaching of Haile Selassie I as
the Messiah in Jamaica in 1932 was welcomed by the oppressed people in Jamaica because of the consciousness of
the Scriptures. (Revelation ch 5:5, Revelation ch 17:14, Isaiah ch 42:2-7).

Our movement is based on liberation and African spirituality because our King of Kings Lord of Lords is our
liberation Leader and the Creator of the organization of Africans unity (OAU). The Photograph is Brother Leonard
Emmanuel Charles Edward (Prince Emmanuel), founder of the Bobo Shanti sub-section of Rastafari which emerged in
the 1950s, and Dr. Vernon Carrington (Prophet Gad), founder of the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rastafari Movement which
emerged in 1968.
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
and other Senior Elders, like Bongo Pooru, Bongo Wato, Ras Derminite, Ras Pidow, Ras Historian, Ras
, Bongo Smithy, Bongo Iyarny, Ras Bigger and so many others, too many to be listed here.
Ammanuel Foxe
Overseer ~ Church Haile Selassie I (CHSI)
International President of Imperial Ethiopian World Federation (I.E.W.F.,), Inc.
It is with great sadness, but faith of eternal life, that The Church of Haile Selassie I (CHSI) notify you of the ascension
of the Honourable Archbishop, Abuna Ammanuel Ascento Foxe on April 20, 2020.  

The Church of Haile Selassie I extends our deepest condolences to his family, friends, brothers and sisters of the
Rastafarian faith, and the global community.

Archbishop Ammanuel Foxe was a Rastafarian activist for more than fifty years, steering Rastafarian developments
and advancements globally. During that time he served as the International President for the Imperial Ethiopian
World Federation INC, formerly known as the Ethiopian World Federation (EWF), and the Abuna (Archbishop) of the
Church of Haile Selassie I, a global institution.

Abuna Ammanuel Foxe, (affectionately known as ‘Abuna’) was instrumental in the establishment of an international
body of The Church of Haile Selassie I with membership in Jamaica, England, USA, Barbados and Trinidad.  The Abuna
was instrumental in the Mother Church (Jamaica) being recognized as a religious institution through the passage of
the Church of Haile Selassie I (Incorporation and Vesting) Act, 2013, after seventeen years of debates in the Jamaican
parliament to pass the bill.

A visionary and a man commissioned by both Emperor Haile Selassie I and his son King Ahma Selassie I of Ethiopia to
organize the Rastafarian movement in Jamaica and the western hemisphere towards the liberation of Ethiopia from
Communist ideals and the restoration of the Davidic Monarchy and Dynasty of Emperor Haile Selassie I,   Abuna Foxe
has always championed the involvement of Rastafarians in the political process.  

Other accomplishments in this area include; the organizing of two political campaigns for Rastafarians in Jamaica to
contest a general election, instituting a Rastafarian Prison Ministry whereby Priests and Levites of The Church of
Haile Selassie I visits, worships with and stand up for the religious rights of Rastafarians incarcerated in Jamaica’s
prisons and Rastafarians incarcerated in the prisons of the State of New York, where he was a Rastafarian Chaplain for
nearly twenty years.  In addition he was able to obtain charitable status for the Church of Haile Selassie I in England,

Amongst his other notable achievements were establishing the Ahma Selassie I Basic School, annual health fairs and a
community health clinic in downtown Kingston, Jamaica.

He was also identified by the Crown Council of Ethiopia (monarchy in exile) as a member of the Council responsible
for communication and liaison of Rastafarians issues to the Council. He was instrumental in ensuring that an official
Jamaican government State Visit was given to Prince Ermias Haile Selassie I on April 21 2016, grandson of Emperor
Haile I and President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia (monarchy In exile), on the commemoration of the fiftieth
(50th) anniversary of Emperor Haile Selassie I, visit to Jamaica on April 21, 1966.

Throughout the entire period of the Abuna’s public life, he acted with integrity as a devoted and selfless advocate in
pursuance of political and religious representation for Rastafarians and grassroots people internationally.

For his lifelong dedication and service to the people of Ethiopia, the Abuna was awarded Commander of the Imperial
Order of the Star of Ethiopia - one of the highest decorations given by the Crown of Ethiopia.

We are comforted in knowing that the Abuna fulfilled his duties to the Rastafarian and grassroots people, and most
importantly to his commitment and faith in the Almighty God Emperor Haile Selassie I.

We are assured that history shall preserve his name and accomplishments.

May Jah grant him a place of rest in his abode continually! Amen! Amen! Amen!

Rise in Power Abuna Ammanuel Ascento Foxe!
Bongo Watto
Ras Terry Gad ~ 21 August 2020

The Most Rt. Hon.,King Emmanuel Charles Edwards
"King Emmanuel"
Tsega Tekle Haimanot ~ The Rastafarian Movement
12 October 2020

������������ Charles Edwards ������������

The Most Rt. Hon. King Emmanuel Charles Edwards, called "King Emmanuel" by his followers, is the Rastafari founder,
leader, President, God and King of the "Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress, True Church of Divine Salvation
(EABIC)". High Priest Emmanuel is regarded to have established the biblical Churchical Order of Melchizedek as King-
Priest which governs this Congress functioning as Church and State.
On March 1, 1958, the E.A.B.I.C was formed, now headquartered in Bull Bay, Jamaica. This group of Rastafari soon
became known as Bobo Shanti, adopting their name from the Ashanti tribe in Ghana, West Africa. King Emmanuel
teaches that the black diaspora scattered across the Earth and predominantly in the west are the true Israelites and
his followers acknowledge him to be the reincarnation of Christ in this dispensation to return all slave descendants to
their original homeland Ethiopia-Africa. For this reason this Congress was formed and Church developed agitating for
the "Freedom, Redemption and International Repatriation" of his people. Prince Emmanuel, now King Emmanuel
fought relentlessly for the rights of his people and soon became to be publicly respected to bare the titles as 'The
Black Christ in flesh', 'Black Moses' and Melchizedek of the Bible. He is held by that group of Rastafari to be a member
of the Holy Trinity. The Bobo Shanti's culture of the Holy Trinity is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy One
of Creation. King Emmanuel teaches that 'God dwelleth in flesh' and the celestial trinity of God manifested in flesh
upon Earth is fulfilled in the capacity of Prophet, Priest and King. The "triune" positions of the Bobo Shanti trinity are
as follows; God the Prophet as Rt. Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey, God the Priest as King Emmanuel Charles Edwards and
God the King as His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I.
Prophet Gad

"Organise and centralise for the purpose of repatriation."

~ Prophet Gad ~
Founder of the mansion of Twelve Tribes of Israel.

Ras Tafari is the Almighty. ~ F.Mtshali

Source: Frank Mtshali ~ 26 January 2021
Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert
Leonard Howell
Mortimo Planno
Happy Earthday to the late great Rasta elder Mortimo St George "Kumi" Planno. He was born on 6th
September 1929, in Cuba. He was a renowned Rastafari elder and drummer. He is revered as one of the
founders of the back-to-Africa movement founded in the 1910s by Marcus Garvey. Planno was also very
influential in helping Bob Marley discover the Rastafari faith and movement. Planno is fondly called the
Rasta teacher by Rastafarians and became good friends with Marley. Planno was highly respected in
Jamaica and was appointed to command the huge crowd that gathered at the airport, when Emperor Haile
Selassie I visited Jamaica in 1966. In 1961, Planno visited many African countries including: Ghana,
Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria to learn more about African history and culture. He was very active in the
music industry in Jamaica. In 1978, he was involved in the historic One Love Peace Concert, an event
headlined by Bob Marley. Mortimo Planno sadly passed away on 5th March 2006 in Kingston, Jamaica.
Picture by the great @linkuplindsay52

Source: Jus’ Jah Magazine ~
Justyn-Thyme Taylor ColemanThe Teachings Of His Imperial Majesty: 1↓ ~ 19 August 2020
Justyn-Thyme Taylor ColemanThe Teachings Of His Imperial Majesty: 1↓ ~ 12 March 2018  · Crestwood, MO

Rastafari elders from Jamaica were invited to Ethiopia to visit Haile Selassie and the Abuna of the Ethiopian Christian

Mortimer Planno.

Mortimo St George "Kumi" Planno, (6 September 1929, Cuba – 5 March 2006,[1] Kingston, Jamaica) was a renowned
Rastafari elder, drummer, and considered one of the ideological founders of the back-to-Africa movement founded in
the 1910s by Marcus Garvey. He is best known as the Rasta teacher and friend of Bob Marley, and as the man who
commanded the respect of a chaotic crowd during the arrival of Emperor Haile Selassie on his visit to Jamaica in
1966. He is referred to  by other Rastas as a teacher and a leader within the context of the faith, given his life's work.
ears.  He was born in Cuba, the youngest of four children. His mother was Jamaican and she took the family back to
Jamaica when Planno was still a young boy in the early 1930s. His father was Cuban and his given name was Mortimo,
not Mortimer.

��1961 visit to Ethiopia
After repeated harassment by the authorities and ostracism by the Christian public, Planno and his colleagues
approached the University College of the West Indies to request an official study of the Rastafari movement, in an
effort to establish a better relationship with the wider Jamaican society. The in-depth study led to Planno and two
other prominent Rastas' being sent on a "fact-finding mission" to Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and other African
countries in 1961. During the trip, Planno met Selassie in person in Ethiopia.

The Jamaican government had decided to send a delegation of both officials and Rastafari leaders to Addis Ababa to
meet Emperor Haile Selassie. Planno, Douglas Aiken Mack, and Fillmore Alvaranga were the three in the Rasta
delegation. Their Minority Report of the mission differs in several significant aspects from that of the non-Rastafarian
delegates,[2] e.g.:

16 April 1961: "Later in the afternoon the Rases were invited to visit His Holiness Abuna Basilios, the Archbishop of
the Ethiopian Orthodox Church at his residence. The other delegates came along too. We discussed H.I.M. Emperor
Haile Selassie, being the returned Messiah. His Holiness the Abuna told us at the conclusion of the discussion that the
Bible can be interpreted that way. We had tea and honey with him."

21 April 1961: "The Mission was granted audience with H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I at the Imperial Palace, Addis-
Ababa. We were introduced to H.I.M., by the Minister of the Imperial Guard. Emperor Haile Selassie I welcomed the
delegation warmly. Speaking Amharic which was interpreted by the Minister of the Imperial Guard, H.I.M. told us that
he knew the black people of the West and particularly Jamaica were blood brothers to the Ethiopians and he knew
that slaves were sent from Ethiopia to Jamaica. He said we should send the right people. The Emperor said Ethiopia
was large enough to hold all the people of Afrikan descent living outside Afrika and he would send a delegation to the
West Indies. Dr. Leslie told H.I.M. that Jamaica had plenty of sugar cane factories making sugar and rum. H.I.M. replied
that in Ethiopia there was a refinery making sugar but not rum. H.I.M. thanked the delegation and presented each of
us with a gold medal."

"All the rest of the delegation left His presence except the three Rastafarian Brethren (Bros. Fil, Mack, Planno, as we
had presents for H.I.M.). Alvaranga presented H.I.M. with a wood-carved map of Afrika with a portrait of the Emperor
on one side of the wooden case. The Emperor then spoke in English for the first time to us. He said, “That’s Afrika. Is it
from the Rastafari Brethren?” (That showed that he knew us before). We said “Yes”. Brother Mack presented
photographs of the Rastafari Brethren in Jamaica. H.I.M. said again in English, “Photographs; thank you”. Mack also
gave H.I.M. a painting of Errol Flynn’s island in Jamaica (i.e. Navy Island, off the mainland of Port Antonio). Brother
Planno gave H.I.M. a woven scarf in red, gold and green. H.I.M. said “Is it you that wove it”. He said “Yes”. He said
“Thank you again”. We also gave H.I.M. a photograph of a widow and six children—her husband, a Rastafari Brethren,
was shot and killed by the Police in Jamaica. H.I.M. asked us to who was taking care of them now. We told H.I.M. that
we took the case to Jamaica’s Premier but left the island before it was settled. The Emperor said that he would do
what he could to help. We then took leave."

The full story of the 1961 Jamaican delegation in Ethiopia is told in Dr. Giulia Bonacci's book Exodus, Heirs and
Pioneers, Rastafari Return to Ethiopia (University of the West Indies Press, 2015).
Ras Sam Brown
Ras Sam Brown (16 December 1925-August 1998) was a Jamaican Rastafari elder who participated in the elections of
1961 with his Suffering People’s Party.

He received fewer than 100 votes but he was the first Rasta to ever stand for politics.

He was born into the Rastafari movement and met Marcus Garvey at age five when he attended a political rally with
his mother.

His mother’s political activities embedded in Sam an understanding of the importance of politically derived power,
although not formally trained due to his family’s extreme poverty.

A devout Rasta, Sam Brown was also a powerful and provocative speaker. He made speeches at the Smithsonian, the
University of Vermont, and many Rastafarian International Conferences.

During the 1960s Ras Sam lead a group of Rastas at the Back-o-Wall Rastafarian Movement Recruitment Centre camp
near Denham Town, near his friend Prince Emmanuel’s African National Congress camp. Both were subsequently
raided and destroyed by the police in 1966.

He ran for Western Kingston electoral seat for Jamaica’s Parliament position. This was the first real foray by a
practicing Rasta into the fast paced, all-important social realm of the political.

Ras Sam, with his Twenty-One Points foundation brought attention to the movement, positive political attention, and
forced the government to appreciate Rastas as a real minority part of Jamaica’s population.

The Twenty-One Points became the very bedrock of the political aspect of the Rastafarian movement throughout the
1960s, a period of time marked by transition of Jamaica from status as a Crown Colony of the United Kingdom to an
independent nation.

Reference: Barrett, The Rastafarians, Kingston & London: Sangsters/Heinemann, 1977

By Neo Makeba

Source: Guest Author ~ 3 Feb 2016
I-Ras Black E'Dd
21 October 2020

The Real inification of Rasta is of Most importance and significance in this here timing. Who is Rasta? Rasta is anyone
who whole-heartedly acknowledges the divinity of H.I.M. As far as I know all mansions proclaim this. H.I.M. is the Head
of the Holy Trinity, no matter the form the Holy Trinity is perceived. All mansions have one Spirit in common an
Afrikan Christ. Iand I and i in common groundation in Spirit of this Truth. Practice should be as His Majesty reminds
us to be tolerant and to not interfare in the suttler differences in this Rasta (our) case of anothers one's faith. This
Word applies to Rasta at this junture.

Organization and Centralizing can only come thru inity. Any mansion taking action in forming it'a own government
representative of RASTAFARI is doomed to failure, not fully acting on behalf of RASTAFARI the movement, whose
purpose entails a spectrum of worldly responsibilities.  Our loyalty is to Ras Tafari H.I.M. inini JAH and KING OF KINGS

Put aside the petty squabbles about re. who is Christ, wat form He may take. We all trust that He is an Afrikan (Black)
Christ as described in the Bible. All Rasta has his/her own (an) isept of an Afrikan Christ. Rasta must rise under One
Constitution for the tremendous much more urgent matters at hand with the strength that only real unity (inity)
creates. Love your brother/sister, love one another Rasta. May inini meditate on our commonality which supercedes
our differences. Who knows the Way of JAH? Wat inini children of the Most High do know is that RASTAFARI is LOVE
especially toward Rasta brethren and sistren.

Bobo Shanti cannot be dismantled millions of devoted followers, so is Nyabhingi, Twelve Tribes Of Israel, Ethiopian
Orthodox etc. Most will not may never change their faiths of how each knows H.I.M. is divine, the only One to be feared
in doing righteousness. Everyone has value when knowing oneself that i am the i and the i is i. We r all unique
RastaTafari conscious beings serving H.I.M. Qedamawi Haile Selassie I. We are One and can agree on the (a)
Constitution, that includes all, will be a foremost issue at hand, which can only occur with unity first off course. There
would be no RASTAFARI and or version of an Afrikan Christ if not for H.I.M. simply truthful won't one say?
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