5 ELAvision :: 5 ELA Interview With Story Of America

5 ELA sits down with filmmakers Annabel Park and Eric Byler of Story Of America for an exclusive interview to discuss the group’s history, their spiritual education and their perspective on race in America, urging that the human race has been artificially divided and that knowing their own history as Moorish Americans has given them a rare opportunity to follow the age-old directive of ‘Know Thy Self’.

5 ELA members Mudd and Thyme are joined in the interview by their spiritual mentor Al Hajj Amin Rasool, whose history as a spiritual student has led him to uncover many mysteries of the ancient teachings of the masters. In the early 1990s, he developed the spiritual organization The Order Of Divine Reality through his home in the Krainz Woods neighborhood of Detroit, with hundreds of young men and women coming to learn from him. Mudd and Thyme were among the first to come to his home and receive these lessons, along with their close friend and co-member of their group (then called 5 Elementz), the late Detroit emcee Proof.

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Common Breath Media, a web magazine for an evolving world

CBM Neon DJIn today’s changing media environment, a new website from Detroit is bringing a vision of engagement in the arts and social justice. Common Breath Media is a multi-media Internet magazine, featuring original articles, videos and photography, and has become an outlet for artists who often struggle to get media coverage to have their voice on the web.

“The idea behind Common Breath Media is to help put things in perspective, that people aren’t divided, the same issues affect us all,” says founder and editor Steve Furay, a special contributor to The Michigan Citizen since 2012. “Mainstream media builds their audience by separating people and developing their fears, I believe it should bring people together for solutions.”

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