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Minister (Dr.) Gyasi A Foluke*  -  Author-Lecturer-Consultant

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER,
MINISTER OF LIBERATION-CEO
Minister (Dr.) Gyasi A. Foluke has been an activist-scholar-author in the struggle for human rights and dignity for over 50 years, beginning at age l6 when he established the first Youth Council of the NAACP in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. He is the author of The Real-Holocaust: A Wholistic Analysis of the African American Experience, l44l-l994 (1995), The "Old Time Religion": A Wholistic Challenge to the Black Church (1997), "Study War No More": A Close-range Spiritual Perspective of the Oklahoma City Bombing Tragedy (Unpublished Manuscript) , The Crisis and Challenge of Black Mis-education in America and The Scoundrel Syndrome: Essays on the African American Experience, 1996-2003, Revisiting The Real-Holocaust (2004).

 Additionally, he has written numerous professional articles, studies and monographs, including a major Study Guide for public school teachers, entitled, "Our Ancient Heritage: The Origin of Generic Man and Civilization in Africa, a professional document or "Anthology," entitled, From Inequity to Equity; From Mis-education to Education and, most recently, A Case for Reparations. Moreover, his first book has been recommended by the President of the National Black Chamber of Commerce as one among eight books that contribute significantly to "Black empowerment" in America and, presently, it has been used also as a textbook for an academic course at the University of Oklahoma.
A nontraditional Minister and Cosmic Christian (eclectic-esoteric), Minister Foluke is a graduate of Howard University, Washington, D. C. (BA Political Science/Economics, Magna Cum Laude) and American University, Washington, D.C. (MA Public Administration), having pursued protracted (over 15 years), of independent, academic and supervised research-studies on Religion-Metaphysics, while earning a non-traditional Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Neotarian College of Philosophy, Kansas City, Missouri. (Thesis: "Universal Oneness: Metaphysical Perspectives on Life"). He has also studied and traveled extensively abroad, including two study tours to Africa, having lectured also at Wenneba University, Kjmasi, Ghana in 2002. Additionally, he has served as Adjunct Instructor-Lecturer in Black Studies at six universities and colleges, nationwide and in Thailand.
A former Air Force Major, he served as Air Force Intelligence Analyst and Social Action Staff Officer during his career. He was a non-traditional Air Force Officer, having spent most of his off-duty time working in the civil rights movement, including brief work with Dr. Martin L. King Jr. in l963. He also opposed the war in Vietnam in l967 and paid a price for his moral and professional posture. While attending the Armed Forces Staff College in 1973, he was officially evaluated as "a consummate expert on race relation's matters." Subsequently, he was chosen to serve as Chief of Training, USAF School of Social Actions, with responsibilities for developing and teaching courses for Instructors in Equal Opportunity and Treatment, Race Relations Education and Drug/Alcohol Abuse Education and Rehabilitation. Both Air Force and civilian personnel who matriculated these courses were awarded college credits through the USAF Community College. Subsequently, in a civilian capacity, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for several non-profit corporations, including the official anti-poverty agency of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Texas, and two Affiliates of the National Urban League--in Youngstown, Ohio and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In these professional positions, he has served as a public advocate, having written over forty funding proposals, four in-depth administrative or analytical studies, and created or managed over fifty socioeconomic programs to assist "disadvantaged" individuals and communities. In Oklahoma, he also served periodically as Minister, Temple of the Cosmic Christ, a non-traditional Spiritual Fellowship.
In "retirement," he has continued to write professionally, serving also as consultant/lecturer nationwide, having made hundreds of presentations to universities, organizations and churches. And finally, he created the Kushite Institute for Wholistic Development, a non-profit corporation in Oklahoma City and Charlotte, North Carolina, serving as part-time Minister of Liberation/Chief Executive Officer, with a ministry of promoting spiritual growth, both embracing and transcending sectarian religions, and institutional or communal change, with a special focus on education. A recipient of numerous awards for community service, he is listed in Who's Who in Black America, 1985.
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"If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone on before us."
--African Proverb--

"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion"

--Kushite Proverb-

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Know your heritage, .... Know your potential"

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"Looking Back to Move Forward"

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"From Ego to We go"

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"The balancing of the land lies in Maat--truth, justice and righteousness"

--The Husia: Sacred Wisdom of ancient Egypt-___________

 

"Culture is the bed-rock, the final wall against which one leans one's back in a God-forsaken chaos"

--J. C. Powers, The Meaning of Culture--

"The balancing of the land lies in Ma'at--truth, justice and righteousness"

--The Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt--