“It is said that it only takes two willfully ignorant generations for a people to completely lose their way.”
— Mwalmu Baruti

Let’s ask ourselves, how do we know what we know of possibly humankindz historical eras — that being the Nile Valley Civilizationz of Kemet? Writing. Despite colonializmz intense effort to erase our past, had our Ancestorz not literally written thingz in stone, we might not even know they existed!

And although ancient relics like the Mirw (pyramidz) and Her Em Akhet (the sphinx) are two of the Wonderz of the World with inscriptionz from our Ancestorz on or inside the wallz, the rise of non-Afrikan religious folk who wish to demolish these symbolz of our past put the future of preserving our story in jeopardy.

Have we lost our way? Not entirely, but are we losing our way? That is an unfortunate and emphatic yes!.

Baruti also stated,

“For those who define warrior hood from an Afrikan center, meanz there is only one truth, one vision, one thought — the full, unqualified liberation and empowerment of Afrikan people on planet Earth, now and forever.”

Finding todayz daily quote from Baba Baruti’s from his book, ‘Nyansasem: A Calendar of Revolutionary Daily Thoughts’ speaks the sole purpose of DGTs (Da Ghetto Tymz magazine) inception—especially with today being our 22nd Anniversary: to be unapologetic in our stance in the need for the Afrikan Diaspora have a countering and historical relevant as well as truthful stance on our experience exclusively to us and no one else... in the field of media.

I am humbly proud to say, that for twenty-two yearz, we’ve dispersed ideas and values strictly for betterment of our people as we continue the reclamation process of our precolonial identity.

I emphasize "media" and also ajoin  the term "multi" as todayz world operates on TMZ and Bossip's standardz of what's considered relevant info to speak at the water cooler or at the dinner table about.

We live in an era where there is over saturation of the same type of media, with none of its intent to uplift or promote something positive. And as one who's persistently pushed out historical and mental, physical, and spiritual content for twenty two yearz as of today, I fear "folks like us" are fewer than when I began in 1993. But as the Djhuitic Principle teaches, there is a rhythmic pattern; it just so happenz at this phase we appear to be at an incline.

But it is not something to feel down about and I am giving thanks to you for keeping your interest in alternative thought like what we've dispersed in DGT through the yearz.

Twenty-Two yearz ago today I launched the premiere issue of Da Ghetto Tymz magazine mainly because the media outlets we had were not speaking, nor educating us, they were instead morphing us into the burnt sticky undesirable-but-needed coating for the rest of this melting pot stew to taste so white—I mean so good!

Now more than ever is there a need for more and new vanguardz of Our-story. We just had one of our greatest and last giants transition in Dr. Yosef ben-Jochannan as the Dr. Cress-Welsings, Finch, and Browder's assume position, so must ensuing generationz make the preservation of our history of major importance!

Many of you who've supported DGT over the last twenty two yearz are in alignment, as I aspire to be, the next wave. But as we prepare, our strategy faces a greater challenge. Although the internet has allowed instant global access, so have the flood gates of satirical nonsense nearly swallowed every ounce of space in its path and with it, so have our collective attention span making the time one must commit to study a serious task as I noted in my piece, 'When Knowledge Became Kryptonite'.

The question is, how do we make Knowledge of Self popular amongst mainly the youth? Do we dust off the old Afrikan Black medallionz or instead get our writing and orating skillz sharp while learning some CSS code, After Effects and Premiere and repurpose the same thingz that made us luv our Ancestry so in a new and innovate way?

This is what you will see from DGT over our next twenty two yearz, and as alwayz, we welcome those who wanna rock with, alongside, in the front or back with us!

I humbly give thANKHs to all of you reading this for your moment/year/or yearz of supporting me and DGT!

"We will be here forever..."
– KRS-One

PS. As a token of our thanks for twenty-two yearz of interest in DGT, we are offering a free gift to all hedz who share this post with the tag on your social media pages: #daghettotymz today from 9am-9pm. Simply email us at info@daghettotymz.com with your name and email addy.

PSS. This fall we will be bringing back DGT in print magazine format! Stay tuned!! Each one teach MANY!

Abibifahodie (Afrikan Liberation),

Bless...

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M'Bwebe Aja Ishangi
Founder & Creator
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ABOUT DGT
In 1993, Da Ghetto Tymz magazineDGT for short, was created by M'Bwebe Aja Ishangi; an Afrikan-centered publication that shares the Historical, Health, and Spiritual experience of Afrikan people. DGT also serves as an outlet to address the ever-increasing muted voice of a generationz cultural and spiritual position unknowingly at the onset of the virtual revolution, the internet.

Ishangi, a representative of the 1970s baby, comes from a generation that embodies the identity of a hybrid, if you will; integrated into the post Civil Rights era, yet not far removed from the Black Power movement. As he humbly ascendz to the rank of Elder, he acknowledges Black America's voice in media still findz itself at the bottom due mainly to the resignation of our own media—thanks large in part to Integration.

M'Bwebe recognized this need, and soon the accessibility the world wide web could offer. The internet provided a new opportunity to engage, one providing direct entry to mass appeal without having to go through the traditional filter of "elite acceptance". From this DaGhettoTymz.com was additionally created. Now, two decades running as of April 10, 2014 and over 800 articles under his belt, DaGhettoTymz.com has compiled more than enough data to begin the next phase: Active Activizm. Stay tuned via our eBlast's for more on this!

Humble thanks for your yearz of friendship, interest, and support in DGT. I hope to continue being a worthy source of your mental and spiritual development, "From '93 'til infinity…"


*Milestones:

  • April 10, 1993 — Da Ghetto Tymz magazine starts
  • January 1995 — DaGhettoTymz.com debuts on the internet
  • April 10, 2003 — 100th issue of Da Ghetto Tymz magazine printed
  • February 2006 — DGTv: Conscious Webvision debuts
  • April 10, 2013 — Da Ghetto Tymz' 20th Anniversary

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