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Nehasa 27 September 2nd Sept 3, 1937: EWF Presents Its Charter & Early Rastafari Leaders
Sene 28 July 5th Ethiopia Public Notice - Land Grant Sovereignty Seized!!
Sene 28 July 5th Ethiopian World Federation Annual Convention News
Sept 3, 1937: EWF Presents Its Charter & Early Rastafari Leaders

Law firm of Delaney, Lewis and Williams presents the Charter of the Ethiopian World Federation, Incorporated at the regular Friday meeting of the Ethiopian World Federation, 36 West 135th Street.

In presenting the Charter, Attorney Delaney said,
"I never dreamed that I would be called upon to serve His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie. Dr. Bayen has come to this country and has felt out its pulse and was able to accomplish his purpose. He knew what he wanted in the charter; he knew what you wanted -- an organ that would encompass the whole world wherever Black People live, and he got it. You have a right, a charter, but without the work of each one of you, it will be useless. With this right, there is a responsibility and a duty. It gives me great pleasure to present the Charter."
Attorney Lewis emphasized the oneness of the Black race everywhere, saying,
"The destiny of the Black man in Ethiopia is just as important to me as the destiny of the Black man in Harlem. A Black man from Jamaica or Trinidad or Georgia is the same. The white man has been trying to divide us on that issue for a long time. I believe in the omnipotence above and in the Bible. I believe that princes shall come out of Ethiopia. I believe that the destiny of the Black man is in the stars and soon will come to the realization of his destiny here on this earth. The difference between Black Americans and West Indians is that on the way from Africa, some of our foreparents dropped off in Jamaica and others came on to the United States."
Mr Mathew E. Gardner, EWF Chairman said,
"We will profit by the mistakes of the past. In spite of past defeats, the work must go on until freedom is assured. The Ethiopian World Federation is THE ORGANIZATION, not merely an organization. Unity of all Black people in the United States, Africa and elsewhere is our goal. Soon the white man, our oppressor, will realize that the Black man is united."
In that same year, EWF Local #17 was established in Jamaica with L.F.C. Mantle as President and Paul Erlington as vice-president. Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert, Archibald Dunkley and other early Rastafari leaders were EWF foundational members. On December 31, 1938, Leonard P. Howell wrote to the EWF newspaper, the Voice of Ethiopia (see news article). By 1939, the EWF had nineteen (19) locals (including Jamaica -- see article) and hosted its first international convention in New York City, July 19-23. It was the EWF under the Red, Gold and Green banner that first united the early Rastafari leaders with the Government of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie.
 
In 1939, Leonard Howell was the first to break away from the EWF by establishing the the Ethiopian Salvation Society. A year later, after Malaku E. Bayen's death, Howell established the Pinnacle settlement. On July 25, 1941, EWF Local #17 member Joseph Nathaniel Hibbert established a branch of the Ethiopian Mystic Masons. Six years later, Bredda Arthur, Phillip Panhandle, Kurukong and others founded the Youth Black Faith in Trench Town, West Kingston, Jamaica. From this emerged the Nyahbinghi Order as it is known today.
 
It was in 1958 that EWF member Charles Edwards (aka Prince Emmanuel) established the Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress and Church of Salvation at 54 B Spanish Town Road.
 
Also, it was EWF Local #15 member Vernon Carrington (aka Prophet Gad) who established the Twelve Tribes of Israel in Kingston.
 
It was directly out of the EWF that came so many of the Houses of Rastafari
Ethiopia Public Notice 

BLACKS PEOPLES FROM ABROAD!  

“LAND GRANT” SOVEREIGNTY SEIZED!! 

News flash!!!! Ethiopia is invaded by fascist Italy; Mass executions, Churches and Mosques pillaged, Mustard gas is dropped, women raped, priests hanged, Benito Mussolini declares Ethiopia part of the Italian Empire. Emperor Haile Selassie first shouted, hissed and booed whilst making his appeal speech at the League of Nations. Black Peoples in the West rally to the Ethiopian cause. Dr Malaku Emmanuel Bayen dispatched from Bath England by Haile Selassie 1st to organise aid and assistance for the war effort. August 25th 1937; the Ethiopian World Federation is Incorporated; New York, City, State, USA.

During the past two years the organisation has been liasing with the government at the highest level. We have grievances and unfinished business regarding land granted to the organisation following a request from its members during the late 1940’s. Land was granted during the early 1950’s in gratitude for services and support given to Ethiopians at home and Refugees abroad during the Italian – Ethiopian conflict 1930- 5.

During the 1970s the land grant was seized by the Socialist Derg mainly because of its links to two of its founders Dr Malaku Emanual Bayen and Haile Selassie 1st. It was then managed by farmers associations and Kebeles; negotiations where taking place with the Derg for return of the land grant which were interrupted by the change in the political situation in 1990. After waiting for the transitional period to pass we now find that the new government has avoided talking to the organisation, which has lead to an accountable and disorganised influx of people.

This in turn has helped to develop a negative impression of Rastafari peoples from abroad. Also the host community have not benefited from the great wealth of education, professional or economical resources of the black peoples from abroad.

Presently the land grant falls within the remit of the Orominia regional government and the local Municipality of Shashamane, Malcoda district.

Settlers from abroad have also faced major issues with the extension of the City limits and the behaviour of planning department; there is also a serious breakdown in security, which has lead to acts of violence and intimidation against settlers. Also lands have been seized from elder settlers; lands have also been sold to naive newcomers with dubious planning status.

We strongly request that the issue of the organisations land grant be given serious governmental consideration, as we believe that Ethiopia will benefit greatly from a legal and organised community working in harmony and for the benefit of the local community in areas such as Security, Economics and Social health.

We request that the land grant be given Charter status and treated as a Sovereign area enabling Black Peoples from the west to develop our Nationhood with the privileges associated e.g. a place within the African Union, allowing issues of serious concern to Black Peoples abroad to be addressed.

We are also calling on all the Churches of Rastafari Twelve Tribes of Israel, Bo Bo Shanty and Nyahbinghi resident on the land grant area, to encourage their congregations to organise and centralise. Presently a number of Rastafarians have chosen to collude with the local and central government becoming part of an investment scheme aimed at selling off the original land grant gained through hard work and blood of Black Peoples from the west. No consideration is been given to the majority of Rastafarians and Black People who do not have the financial strength to participate in such schemes. This in turn has undermined the will of Haile Selassie 1st of Ethiopia for the establishment of a collective nation build settlement of Black Peoples from the west.

This can only be done through the vehicle of the Ethiopian World Federation Incorporated. To also respect the law, customs and the peoples of Ethiopia. Please be aware that no organisation apart from the Ethiopian World Federation Inc has a historical link to the land grant. No organisation should seek to establish any form of administration in and around the land grant and all should cooperate with the Ethiopian World Federation Inc or face legal action.

It should also be noted that the land grant was given not as a gift but was due to the Patriotism of the Ethiopian World Federation Inc and other Black Peoples of the west. The organisation is constitutionally charged to use all legal means to solve this crisis. We hope that the government and peoples of Ethiopia realise that this continued action undermines the Integrity of Ethiopia and will make future generation think hard before supporting Ethiopia in times of need.
Ethiopian World Federation Annual Convention News

Greetings to all the family

Several days ago I-Sis received a flyer by email with details of the Annual Convention for the EWF in New York. I posted this flyer on the website in good faith thinking that it was an official EWF event. The next day I received a communication stating that the information given in the flyer was false. I removed all links to the flyer and emailed the EWF through the links on their website (click here)

I have now received a reply stating that the Annual Conference is not happening and has been postponed since last year. Please check the website on the above link for more information. I have also been asked to post the following statement:

"EWF 2006 & THE MOST -ADVERSE- ISSUE EXPOSED & OVERCOMED!!! Resisting the 1967 & 2003 Power-Of-Attorney www.EthiopianWorldFederation.org  "EVERY PURPOSE IS ESTABLISHED BY COUNSEL; AND WITH GOOD ADVICE MAKE WAR!." BOOK OF PROVERB 20 VERSE 18 www.EWF1937.org

Romans 13. The Holy Bible: King James Version. ...Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God (1ST POWER OF THE HOLY TRINITY, I.E. QEDAMAWI HAILE SELLASSIE): the powers that be (i.e. the 1967 & 2003 power-of-attorney, moral & legal EWF administration) are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power (i.e., moral & legal authority of the power-of-attorney instituted by 1967 EWF Executive Council and legally binding), resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive...to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience' sake.

6 For, for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Mt. 22.21 · Mk. 12.17 · Lk. 20.25

DATE: 28TH JUNE 2006 A.D.

TO: "WE, THE BLACK PEOPLES OF THE WORLD", ESP. THE REGISTERED MEMBERS AND AUTHORIZED OFFICERS OF THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION, INCORPORATED...

FROM: Embattled & Persecuted "LOJ (Lion of Juda)" 1st unit Local (formerly local 333) & EWF DEFENDERS OF THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION, INCORPORATED

WHILE MANY ARE RUNNING TO CLAIM TO BE "ELECTED" THIS OR "SELECTED" THAT AT A "CONVENTION" EVERY YEAR (WHETHER LEGALLY BASED and usually NOT) MANY CONSCIENTIOUS "BLACK PEOPLES OF THE WORLD" HAVE BEEN EXPRESSING UTTER DISMAY AND CONFUSION AT THE SEEMINGLY "SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS 2006" IN THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION, INCORPORATED U.S.A. "WATCH & PRAY ALWAYS!" AND "DO NOT LOSE HEART OR BE OFFENDED!" However,

"OPEN REBUKE IS BETTER THAN SECRET LOVE" "OPEN CORRECTION IS BETTER THAN SECRET AFFECTION" BOOK OF PROVERB 27:5

SOME HAVE TRIED TO IGNORE OR FORGET THAT RECENTLY.... 2003 AD SIGNIFIED A "CALL OF THE HOUSE" TO "CLEAN HOUSE" AND PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE "NEW MILLENNIUM - ETHIOPIA 2007 & BEYOND"... Dissolution of "separate entities" not authorized to conduct business in the parent name, illegally using corporate tax ids etc; authorized subsidiary status to all 25 member or more groups as registered legal and financially accountable "locals", and an internal investigation into various "bank accounts"... THE MOST HIGH GOD HAS ALREADY SENT HIS SERVANTS TO "REPAIR THE BREACH", "RESTORE THE WAY", PROCLAIM, TEACH AND PRAY IN THE HOLY LANGUAGE OF HOLY FAITH OF "ABBATACHIN (OUR FATHER - AMHARIC ZEPHANIAH 3:9 - 10)"... TO UPLIFT AND ANCHOR THE "moral tone" in our "DIVINE HERITAGE"! NEVERTHELESS, MANY ARE ALLEGEDLY RUSHING TO THE "NEW MILLENNIUM" AND "2007 A.D." WITHOUT FULL KNOWLEDGE, THE PROPER DIVINE GUIDANCE AND GOOD COUNSEL, CONTINUING TO VAINLY DO "IT" THEIR WAY AND NOT "H.I.M. WAY"! MANY HAVE EVEN OPEN THEIR MOUTHS TO BLASPHEME HIS HOLY SERVANTS, THE BRIDE AND THE GROOM, APPOINTED AND SENT TO GATHER THE "ABBA'S LOST SHEEP" IN THE HOLY FAITH, THE SPIRITUAL ANOINTING.... HOWEVER "RAVENOUS WOLVES" HAVE ENTERED THE SHEEPFOLD AND SEEK TO SLAY THE SHEPHERDS IN ORDER TO SCATTER THE ALMIGHTY'S NOW FOUND "SHEEP".... YET BE STILL, HAVEN'T THEY READ: PSALMS OF DAVID 62, ROMANS CHAPTER 13 AND PSALM 127

THE REAL "EWF" ISSUE: AUTHORITY WHAT IS "AUTHORITY"? ACCORDING TO OUR DIVINE HERITAGE (EWF CONSTITUTIONAL PREAMBLE) AND ACCORDING TO A BIBLICAL BASED "MORAL TONE", AUTHORITY IS DEFINED AS: 1. POWER, RULE, OR DIGNITY - MATTHEW 7:29; 20:25, LUKE 19:17 2. A WARRANT OR ORDER - MATTHEW 21:23; ACTS 9:14.

THE PROBLEMS AND SUBSEQUENT CHALLENGES OF THE PAST 10 OR MORE YEARS IN THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION, INCORPORATED ARE DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTED TO A LACK OF SUBJECTION TO ONE ANOTHER IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE!!! REFER TO THE HOLY BIBLE, THE MORAL TONE AUTHORITY OF THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION, INCORPORATED: PSALMS OF DAVID 62, ROMANS CHAPTER 13 AND PSALM 127

SIMPLY PUT, IT COMES DOWN TO AN "AUTHORITY" ISSUE! MANY SO-CALLED EWF MEMBERS AND OFFICERS HAVE MADE SEVERAL FALSE, FRIVOLOUS AND VAIN SPIRITED ARGUMENTS AGAINST SUBMITTING TO THE LEGAL & MORAL EWF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND MEMBERSHIP WILL OF 1967 IN THE APPOINTMENT & INSTALLATION OF DR. GLADSTONE ROBINSON AS A LEGAL AND DULY AUTHORIZED EXECUTIVE WITH POWER-OF-ATTORNEY, ADMINISTRATOR STATUS AND SOLE ATTORNEY OF THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION, INCORPORATED. THUS, EVEN IF SOME TRY TO CONTINUE TO LIE IN DENYING IT, THIS IT IS THE LONG AND SHORT OF THE ENTIRE "EWF" MATTER AND PRESENT "LEGAL" ISSUE AT HAND, NOT A ONE YEAR CONVENTION, ELECTION, AD HOC MEETINGS, SELECTED/ELECTED INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVES, LOCAL THIS OR LOCAL THAT, OR A FRIVOLOUS COURT CASE WHERE "BROTHER SUES BROTHER" (GALATIANS 1:6) ACCORDING TO GENTILE LAW! PLEASE READ & STUDY GALATIANS 6: 1 - 8

WE AS "THE BLACK PEOPLES OF THE WORLD" HAVE A REAL PROBLEM AND LIVING CHALLENGE WITH SUBJECTION TO "ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE", ESPECIALLY IF ONE HAS ANY "LEGAL AND MORAL AUTHORITY"!!! THAT IS THE CONCLUSION OF THE ENTIRE MATTER. MAY NO ONE DECEIVE YOU OR TRY TO SKIRT AROUND THIS ISSUE - IT IS THE MOST ADVERSE ISSUE KNOWN TO "WE THE BLACK PEOPLES OF THE WORLD". MANY WOULD GLADLY ACCEPT A FOREIGNER OR TOTAL STRANGER OF ANOTHER "RACE, FACE OR PLACE" THAT ONES OWN BROTHER OR SISTER WITH "AUTHORITY".... IT IS SAD BUT SO TRUE. LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE AND JUDGE THIS FOR ONESELF IN THE SIGHT OF GOD AND GOOD CONSCIENCE!!! DON'T BE LIKE CRABS IN THE BARREL!!!

ASK ONE ANOTHER AND FIND THE ANSWER FOR YOURSELVES TO THE FOLLOWING PERTINENT AND HIGHLY RELEVANT QUESTIONS:

WHY ARE ORIGINAL, REGISTERED AND AUTHORIZED ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION OFFICERS & MEMBERS BEING PENALIZED AND MARGINALIZED FOR THEIR OUTSPOKEN VIEWS?

WHY HAVE SOME NON-SUBSIDIARY LOCALS, MEMBERS & OFFICERS REVERSED THEIR VIEWS AGAINST THE ANTI-FRAUD & CORRUPTION CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY THE AUTHORIZED BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TRUE ADMINISTRATOR & SOLE ATTORNEY OF THE ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION SINCE 1967? OUR EWF ANCESTORS (1937 - ? ) MUST BE SHAKING THEIR HOLY HEADS AND WEEPING IN THE "BOSOM OF ABRAHAM"!!?

ARE WE ALL VICTIMS OF THE "new millennium's (2007 AD)" PROPHETIC "GENERATION GAP". I.E. NEW MEMBERS REJECTING THE COUNSEL & AUTHORITY OF THE PREVIOUS GENERATION OF ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION OFFICERS, MEMBERS & EXECUTIVES??

FINALLY, CAN ANY GROUP OF "MEMBERS" (UNAUTHORIZED, NON-SUBSIDIARY "LOCALS") SUBVERT THE ORIGINAL, REGISTERED AND AUTHORIZED ETHIOPIAN WORLD FEDERATION OFFICERS & MEMBERS WITHOUT AUTHORITY AND BY ATTEMPTED "MOB" RULE (using ill-informed, passionate and zealous just-made members/officers to do the bidding of better-informed Ad-Hoc executives & over-zealous sec. 11 this and that advocates?!)? HOW CAN THERE BE A "CONVENTION" WITH U.S. BASED LOCALS BEING PROPERLY AUTHORIZED "25 MEMBERS OR MORE" SUBSIDIARIES, I.E. LOCALS? UPCOMING EWF MILLENNIUM ESSAY: Who are the EWF "neo-con"vention-ists & is their agenda NOW exposed?!! www.EthiopianWorldFederation.org  Complaints & Grievance Cmte. (authorized since 2003)

Previous EWF-loj local 2006 Essays: Subj: EWF "Defenders of the True Faith!" (Convention 2006) Date: 6/15/2006 6:23:54 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Subject: : ETHIOPIAN-AMERICAN LOCAL & MAKE A DIFFERENCE for Ethiopians at home and abroad Date: 6/26/2006 11:27:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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