(Dr.) Gyasi A Foluke*
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),
"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
The Crisis and
Challenge of Black Mis-education in America
The Scoundrel Syndrome: Essays on
the African American Experience, 1996-2003, Revisiting The Real-Holocaust
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
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.
"If we stand tall, it is because we stand on the shoulders of those who
have gone on before us."
"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion"
your heritage, .... Know your potential"
"Looking Back to Move Forward"
"From Ego to We go"
"The balancing of
the land lies in Maat--truth, justice and righteousness"
--The Husia: Sacred Wisdom
of ancient Egypt-___________