A professionally enhanced version will be available one business day from the time of purchas. 23 The Authority of JesusNow after Jesus entered the temple courts, the chief priests and elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching and said, "By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?" 24 Jesus answered them, "I will also ask you one question. 1 The Authority of JesusNow one day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the gospel, the chief priests and the experts in the law with the elders came up 2 and said to him, "Tell us: By what authority are you doing these things? Affording just the tuition fees for higher learning is a challenge that faces most students; the matter of accommodation is a far greater obstacle that needs to be overcome. For six university scholarship students from the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) accommodation is no longer a burden, but a privilege made possible by a generous sponsor. Each year TSiBA receives a new intake of students from its second campus in Karatara, near Knysna, who are faced with the challenges of leaving home (some for the first time!), finding somewhere to live, as well as finding money for their accommodation.
From this year TSiBA now has two student flats offering 16 students the opportunity to move to Cape Town, continue with their tertiary studies to achieve their dream of getting a bachelor’s degree. With the receipt of donations much work goes on behind the scenes in securing a property including the investment of individuals donating microwaves, couches as well as funds. Brian Mgwili, a BBA2 student at TSiBA Education Cape Town and TSiBA Eden Alumnus, reflects that “I am the last-born of three children and now that my mother is sixty years old she qualifies for an old age pension from the state. TSiBA relies on the support of the community in many ways to assist in igniting opportunity for young people who have the will and potential to take South Africa into a successful future. The mood was festive at the newly renovated student residence at N2 Gateway Complex in Langa Township, Cape Town.
It was an emotional moment for Ruth Powell from Knysna as she honoured her parents who taught her the gift of giving from a very young age “Giving is a very special thing for me and my girls, we continue to ensure that every year we put money into TSiBA’s Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) fund to help with student stipends, levies etc. TSiBA CEO, Adri Marais expressed her gratitude to Ruth for not only living the TSiBA dream and vision of igniting opportunity, but also for being so active in making these dreams a reality. Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is a unique private, not for profit business school that helps people who cannot access opportunities to jump ahead in life. Thembelani Ntshinga is currently a Bachelor in Business Administration student in TSiBA Cape Town, and a TSiBA Eden alumnus born in Steinsberg a small town in the Eastern Cape. TSiBA encourages any student with an interest in business to apply, especially if you wish to use your education to benefit others.
There is a gaping need in South Africa for free, sustainable education which is certainly not a new phenomenon.
A dream has come true for 121 students awarded full tuition scholarships to study TSiBA business programmes focused on entrepreneurship and leadership at a ceremony in Cape Town.
Masala Ramulifho, 30 years, born in Makhado and currently living in Langa, says “I know my life will change in a big way as I have experienced financial difficulties and TSiBA is giving me a great opportunity to get a tertiary education.
This will be a live project for the students as they will deal with real customers, real products, real sales and real beneficiaries. TSiBA’s mentorship programme with the Knysna Municipality Finance Interns culminated in a final presentation for the year titled “What is my success?”. As a humanitarian and peace ambassador Prem Rawat has dedicated his life to addressing humanity’s essential need for peace with his extraordinary passion inspiring millions of people over the last five decades. Prem Rawat’s perspective on peace goes beyond words and is both practical and tangible where peace is possible; it just needs to be felt and when people are in peace, the world will be in peace.
Rawat’s philosophy is integrated into his life-changing Peace Education Programme (PEP) currently running in over 48 countries and helping participants discover their own inner resources and innate tools for living such as inner strength, choice, hope and the possibility of personal peace. Lerato Bontsi, 19 years, recently completed the Peace Education Programme and is also a student at the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) studying towards her Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree. TSiBA, a non-profit tertiary business school founded in 2004, is one of the institutions around the world running the PEP programme for students, some of whom will continue with the programme as Facilitators, to increase access for more local youth. One of Lerato’s peers who also completed the programme, Ndonwabile Ndengezi, a 3rd year TSiBA Bachelor in Business Administration student explains “The course reminds us of the basic principles of peace, because this what we all desire as human beings. Another TSiBA student says “The Peace Education Programme has brought a sense of calmness to my life. TSiBA Eden students, staff, mentors, UNILEVER HR team, Knysna interns and Karatara community were inspired to embrace the power of their minds international speaker Robin Banks. Robin Banks is one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of Mind Power and Personal Mastery.
Aphiwe sums it up “TSiBA value has taught me the importance of interaction and participation.
In the Lead SA Hero of the Month project the community nominates future leaders for this recognition award who are showing leadership skills and making a difference . Lead SA is a part of Primedia Broadcast initiative to provide a platform for individuals and communities to share leadership skills and opportunities to make a difference and inspire change in South Africa. Congratulations to TSiBA students Eliam Msuku, Siyasamkela Kilani, Iyashu Gary Smith, Sumaya & Nadeema Begg who won top prizes for their business idea pitches they presented to a Rotary panel. The Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) is not your typical business school and their seventh annual Graduation was no typical graduation ceremony. For the first time two Bachelor in Business Administration graduates, Joyline Maenzanise and Joseph Maisels, graduated from their degree Cum Laude.
This story’s happy end didn’t stop with this new cohort of future leaders and entrepreneurs. The significance of this momentous milestone was summed up by various students like Natheerah Noor Mohammed, 2015 Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) Graduate, who said “it means a lot to have reached this graduation milestone along with my sister. Another BBA Graduate, Ronelle Sampson-Mietas says “I wanted to prove to my kids that with hard work, dedication, perseverance and commitment, no matter how old you are, it can be done. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Risk 2014 report “South Africa now has the third highest unemployment rate in the world for people between the ages of 15 to 24”.
Fortunately these dire levels of unemployment are not reflected in young South Africans who have achieved tertiary education. Graham Moore, Head of TSiBA Career Centre says “it is in this segment that significant impact can be achieved as we know that there is a market for talented young graduates, many of whom are the first in their families to have achieved tertiary education, and most of whom are ‘black’ as defined in the broad-based black economic empowerment codes. Umbono works to enable its attendees to get a ‘foot in the employment door’, as a first entry into what the programme believes can ultimately lead to life-long employment and all of the benefits which follow from this. Youth Day celebrations continued for 90, proud, local youth on Friday 19th June 2015 when they were awarded their hard-earned higher education qualifications at the Tertiary School in Business Administration’s (TSiBA) Graduation Ceremony. The esteemed Rhoda Kadalie, Executive Director of Impumelelo Innovations Award Trust and former Human Rights Commissioner, was the honorary guest speaker and said that “Over the years Impumelelo has been fortunate to see the growth and expansion of TSiBA and its satellite TSiBA Eden in providing quality education with an entrepreneurial component that prepares youth for the world of work.
These talented individuals come from surrounding rural areas in the Western Cape with many being the first in their families to graduate with a post-matric qualification.
The accredited curriculum at TSiBA is balanced with both academic content and practical, experiential learning and students are nurtured to develop confidence and the attributes and social conscience of a leader. TSiBA Eden also has an Ignition Centre, a resource hub for local entrepreneurs which extends TSiBA’s mission of “Igniting Opportunity” to reach beyond students and into the community. To all our Muslim brothers and sisters, in this time of contemplation and self-sacrifice, we wish you well. One example of how tertiary education is changing the lives and fortunes of South African youth is Lerato Bontsi, a 19-year-old youngster from George. Lerato speaks about the challenges facing our youth today saying that “the main challenges youth are facing today is not understanding that there are opportunities out there and sometimes it may be fear stopping them from going after their dreams. The Rotary Club of Newlands are to sponsor the Tertiary School in Business Administration’s (TSiBA) recently launched Pitch and Poster competition. Non-profit tertiary business school, TSiBA’s Ignition Centre Manager, Abraham Oliver, says, “It will be the first time that students from all the classes will be able to work together and compete against each another with their own business ideas.
Rotarian Kenny van Aardt adds, “We are very excited to be investing in these young entrepreneurs; we need more entrepreneurs in our country to help build our economy. In the revised broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice the definition of beneficiaries for Skills Development has been expanded from employees to include expenditure more broadly on unemployed black people. Since TSiBA is an accredited education institution, all bursaries to TSiBA now qualify for Skills Development expenditure. TSiBA invests in all students by providing them with excellent academic programmes and growing their leadership and entrepreneurship skills.
Founded in 2004 with a mission to graduate entrepreneurial leaders who would Ignite Opportunity and social change in South Africa, TSiBA selects individuals with potential who are interested in leadership and entrepreneurship and who want to make a difference in their communities. TSiBA raises funds for sponsorships and students are not required to pay back their tuition scholarships financially, but rather to Pay it Forward into their communities. Juanitill Pettus, TSiBA’s Recruitment Officer, says “at TSiBA campus open day we open the doors to the public so people can experience the campus first-hand, meet current students and alumni and speak to them about their experiences.
TSiBA graduates are working at big organisations which include Oceana, Old Mutual, Sanlam, Curo and Prudential in various roles like Investment, Finance, Human Resources, Client Service and some have become entrepreneurs or are pursuing postgraduate studies.
To be accepted at TSiBA applicants need matric and can apply with a higher certificate or a degree level pass. Visit TSiBA’s Open Day between 09h00 and 12h00 Saturday 16th May 2015 to experience the campus and hear about it directly from staff and students. A licensee is available for a single location, such as what most pastors would need, or multi-locations, a license that traveling evangelists would need.
While Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the experts in the law, and the elders came up to him 28 and said, "By what authority are you doing these things? TSiBA is a non-profit business school founded in 2004 and registered and accredited with the Department of Higher Education as a private higher education institution. As with any other higher learning institution in South Africa sourcing funding to help accommodate out-of-town students is problematic. This student lifeline has become a reality thanks to a dedicated donor and supporter, Vesco Plastics, a family business that has been involved with TSiBA Eden campus for many years. These future leaders will in turn be able to pay it forward, not only looking after themselves, but also serve the needs of others in our country to also achieve a meaningful life” says Frances Fortes a representative of Vesco Plastics. Adri Marais, CEO of TSiBA Education, emphasises that “it takes a community to make the work that we do at TSiBA possible.
After being unemployed for many, many years, this income that she’ll soon receive won’t be nearly sufficient to carry me through to graduation even being on a sliding-scale tuition scholarship.
TSiBA currently has hostel accommodation in Eden and two Cape Town residences, in Maitland and Langa, so any donations-in-kind in the form of appliances, furniture or funds would be greatly appreciated. This leaves students at risk of being financially exploited by landlords, as well as exposing them to various risks. This was a special house-warming to officially welcome students from the Tertiary School in Business Administration’s (TSiBA) Eden Campus which is in the rural area of Karatara, near Knysna, to their new fully furnished, four bedroom home. I’m so proud I’ve been able to give my children that same grounding that my mother taught me”. TSiBA does this by providing emerging leaders an opportunity to study high quality, accredited academic courses that are focused on developing entrepreneurship and leadership.
Thembelani described living in the house as a blessing “we treat each other as a family; we help each other with our assignments. The courses on offer place emphasis on leadership and entrepreneurship which are great skills that also apply to any career. The harsh reality in South Africa is that not everyone can access tertiary study due to socio-economic constraints and the standard of basic education. Students may come from diverse backgrounds around the country, but their dreams remain the same - to study at tertiary level and change their own lives, as well as those around them.
Rather than pay back their scholarships monetarily, these students are required to Pay it Forward transferring knowledge, skills and resources they will gain at TSiBA back into their communities. Students who are selected are nurtured to grow in confidence and acquire the values, attributes and behaviour of a leader by being grounded in themselves, their community, country and the world. To date TSiBA has awarded around 2 000 scholarships to talented young people who may otherwise not have had access to higher education for academic or financial reasons. An EME will be set up that will partner with JUTA and TSiBA and will be the enterprise responsible for the disbursement of the books.
The Interns presented aspirational career plans to the Supply Chain, Legal and Human Resources Departments to gain support and advise on their next steps, post their National Treasury Finance Internship which ends in April 2017.
His message of peace resonates with audiences from all walks of life, regardless of their education, beliefs, age, or status. In the context of the challenges the world faces in 2015, and beyond, this message could not be more pertinent. This is an innovative educational programme with a curriculum that consists of 10 videos each focusing on particular themes including Peace, Appreciation, Inner Strength, Self-Awareness, Clarity, Understanding, Dignity, Choice, Hope and Contentment. Lerato says that “before the programme I didn’t put much focus on my surroundings and how other people were feeling, but I have learned the importance of tranquility and being in a calm state which means you can think better and be fully aware of your surroundings and make better choices. We grow up thinking that peace is something that exists somewhere in the world outside which we need to find, but what we really need to achieve is internal peace, it’s within all of us, which allows us to deal with any situation in a proper and humane way. At first I did not really understand the purpose of the programme but now I can relate to what is being said.
This year we are honoured to have Prem Rawat, renowned humanitarian and Peace Ambassador, as our guest speaker.
He is a highly sought after international speaker and has spoken to CEO’s and Senior Management from global Fortune 500 companies. TSiBA Education NPC has a formed a solid relationship with UNILEVER for placement of its graduates. With his mentor he started a cricket club in Samora Machel township which takes kids from schools, and the community, to teach leadership skills through sport. Through networking I have met inspiring individuals, grown my own network and impacted my community positively through sports and development, and that to me is “The TSiBA difference”. Also - annually all the monthly Lead SA Heroes are invited to an awards ceremony and in line to win the overall leader award with amazing prizes.
Students may come from diverse backgrounds, but their dreams are all the same – to study at tertiary level and change not only their lives, but those around them. Even more inspiring is that many TSiBA students are the first in their families, even communities, to graduate at tertiary level. An Honorary Postgraduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting was awarded for the first time ever. We are the first in our household to graduate with a degree - and hopefully not the last as I have 5 younger siblings! Individuals selected are nurtured to grow in confidence and acquire the values, attributes and behaviour of a leader to become grounded in themselves, their community, country and the world.


Such statistics present significant concerns about our future – and the social and economic consequences of such massive economic inactivity. As the survey reports job tenure for tertiary education graduates as almost three times that of grade 12 school leavers. The programme aims to provide unemployed graduates from across different social and educational backgrounds with a range of pragmatic and effective skills to source employment openings, and then to maximise opportunities when they present. Also social and economic spins-offs of gaining entry into employment cannot be underemphasized. These students have now graduated from TSiBA, a non-profit, rural business school, empowered and in a strong position to find employment, start their own business or continue with university studies. Their pass rate is way above the national average and we believe this is a noteworthy project in the fight against youth unemployment in South Africa. This was made possible through TSiBA Eden awarding them full tuition scholarships to study accredited, tertiary level courses focused on developing entrepreneurship and leadership.
My dream is to be a successful entrepreneur, motivate and empower other fellow South Africans to follow suit and start their own businesses to help uplift their communities through job creation and ultimately alleviate poverty in our country”.
TSiBA Eden is unique as it focuses on offering green entrepreneurial bridging and skills development programmes serving rural communities in the Southern Cape and beyond.
Support is available to job seekers and entrepreneurs through training courses, mentorship, networking opportunities, office and business infrastructure.
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The question is how does one increase the number of youth reached as well as stretch into their communities to break historical boundaries to social and economic empowerment?
I know that now my level of education makes me different from others who haven’t been exposed to the knowledge, practical skills, leadership and self-development that I have learned at TSiBA. The program will provide attendees with the skills to source employment opportunities and develop additional cognitive and emotional tools to become empowered, confident and resilient in today’s competitive job market.
This competition is part of TSiBA’s strategy and vision to ignite opportunity among its students. The new codes have also doubled the expenditure required to meet compliance targets in this category. Given the timing of these codes we welcome discussion from interested parties who have this item in their strategic agenda. TSiBA ignites opportunity by awarding full or part tuition scholarships for those having difficulty accessing tertiary studies due to financial or academic reasons. We aim to provide potential students with more than just the regular details and information - we want to inspire learners to experience the wealth of opportunities that exist in the business world. What makes the institution even more unique is their onsite career centre which works with students while they are studying and after they graduate to help them find employment. Our giclee prints are created one at a time using only pigmented inks for art that will last for generations. Or who gave you this authority to do these things?" 29 Jesus said to them, "I will ask you one question. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” substantiates the viability of the sweat equity investment made through labor and cultural contributions by Cotton Pickers and other Plantation Workers. TSiBA’s vision is to ignite opportunity by providing access to tertiary study for those who may not otherwise be able to do so due to lack of finances. At TSiBA, financial and gift-in-kind donations are making it possible for the institution to invest in property to assist students and provide for long-term sustainability. This family run business shares the same vision and values as TSiBA - those of paying it back to the community, promoting socio-economic development and igniting opportunity for the youth in South Africa.
Because of a generous matriarch and her daughters sponsoring a new student residence ten scholarship students’ lives have been changed forever. This is much more than just a house – this home makes it possible for them to travel to Cape Town to progress in their tertiary business studies. What is unique about TSiBA is that students receive sliding-scale scholarships to assist them in the pursuit of their business qualifications.
We all get along very well, but what makes all our lives easy is simply communicating with each other”. For this very reason, over a decade ago, four individuals came together with a common belief that by providing educational opportunities and increasing access to education we could fill this gap and hasten the transformation period in our fledgling democracy. In just seven cohorts TSiBA has graduated seven Mandela Rhodes Scholars, three Kofi Annan Scholars, three Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellows and continues to receive multiple social change awards”, says Adri Marais, TSiBA CEO and one of four Co-founders.
The project will prepare students for their consulting project with other real entrepreneurs during the NEU exchange program.
These future leaders are all aiming for careers in government and have spent significant time conceptualising projects that can add value to the municipality.
Rawat has spoken in some of the most prestigious universities and forums around the world including Harvard, Oxford, Berkley and Salamanca and, today, at the Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) in Cape Town, South Africa. I believe everyone should do this programme because it applies to all people regardless - it’s for all of us as human beings. We look forward to your attendance at The Arena, TSiBA Cape Town Campus, Mupine, 307 Forest Drive Extension, Pinelands on 27 Nov at 10h00.
He has dedicated his life to the transformation of global consciousness and his ultimate desire is to empower people to take charge of their lives and create a brighter future for themselves, their community, their country and the planet.
The accredited curriculum at TSiBA is balanced with both academic content and practical, experiential learning. This is such an important initiative because it gets kids off the street and provides role models, teaches teamwork and inspires them to set goals and achieve their dreams. Their dreams became a reality after being awarded tuition scholarships to study accredited, tertiary level business courses at TSiBA focused on developing entrepreneurship and leadership. Maisels reflected on how “TSiBA not only provided me with the opportunity to study, but supported me in continuing to doing so after my first year when I had to suspend my studies after falling very ill, even helping me find medical care.
This specialised, postgraduate course was designed for coaches and mentors who are providing critical help to small business owners to help them grow and develop their businesses to ensure they are profitable and sustainable. His hard work, commitment, openness to learn, flair with innovation saw him filling a gaping gap in the market to provide IT services to the townships of South Africa. This changes lives, the lives of those to whom employment is achieved, and the lives of all of those around them. TSiBA does not require students to pay back their education monetarily, but rather to Pay it Forward by transferring the knowledge and skills they gain at TSiBA back into their communities. Another offering is TSiBA Education Solutions, one of TSiBA’s income generation projects, which runs Intern Management Programmes with various organisations like the Knysna Municipality. Despite her parents’ lack of education, Lerato always imagined herself educated and she was determined to break her family’s cycle of poor education.
They stand a chance of winning a share of R15 000, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newlands. It will be the beginning of a hatchery within the Ignition Centre for student ideas, which will lead to incubation within the centre and eventually a new business start-up.
A holistic approach to education incorporates practical projects as part of the curriculum which enables students to put textbook theory into practice so that they are well prepared for the working world when they graduate. TSiBA is looking for potential leaders and entrepreneurs that will take South Africa into the future and instigate socio-economic change and is encouraging all people with an interest in business to apply, especially if they want to use their education to benefit others.”. TSiBA is different in that they provide great support like the mentorship programme which all help students do well in their studies” says Khwezi Jackson, a TSiBA 2015 Higher Certificate in Business Administration student.
Answer me and I will tell you by what authority I do these things: 30 John's baptism - was it from heaven or from people? The following evening, Friday November 13, the “Cotton Pickers Ball” shall be held at 7:00pm, in da’ House of Khafre, located at 300 Main Street, Indianola.
All students are on full or sliding-scale scholarships and they are not required to pay back their scholarship monetarily, but to pay it forward by transferring the knowledge and skills they gain at TSiBA back into their community. After graduation students are not required to pay back this back in monetary value, but rather to pay it forward by transferring the knowledge, skills and resources they gain at TSiBA to their respective communities. In 2004 the fully accredited, non-profit Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) was founded and thirteen years later there is undeniable proof that this award-winning university is driving social change by igniting opportunities for youth. Our focus is on getting onboard an entrepreneur, could as well be a group of TSiBA students, who can support this business sustainably over a long term. TSiBA students are looking forward to engaging with them and the Mayor of the Knysna Municipality at the Youth Summit on the 2-3 December next week!
Robin has travelled and spoken extensively; he has mastered the art of communication and uses his gift of understanding group dynamics, to deliver a powerful and life changing message.
Students are nurtured to develop confidence; and the attributes and social conscience of a leader, the type of graduates that South Africa requires for economic and social development. Rather than pay back their scholarships monetarily, students are required to Pay it Forward transferring knowledge, skills and resources they gain at TSiBA back into their communities. The inaugural recipient was announced as Luvuyo Rani, a former teacher who grew up in the townships and started his computer sales business from the boot of his car in 2004 . The support I received from all involved with TSiBA during my four years of study was amazing. Even more impressive is that 95% of TSiBA degree graduates are employed, entrepreneurs or studying at postgraduate level.’ says TSiBA CEO Adri Marais. Graduates grow into vital role models to their peers proving that it is possible to achieve your dreams and study further. Thank you to all our supporters who share our vision to graduate entrepreneurial leaders to take South Africa into the future and instigate social change in South Africa”. Please email your CV to TSiBA Career Centre on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Answer me." 31 They discussed with one another, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'Then why did you not believe him?' 32 But if we say, 'From people - '" (they feared the crowd, for they all considered John to be truly a prophet).
All are encouraged to attend both events in costume attire worn in the cotton fields, such as “overalls and straw hats, etc.”The 1st Annual Historical Narrative Competition enhances this year’s Symposium.
This unique university has the highest percentage of graduates who have won internationally prestigious awards. At TSiBA I grew as a leader through their unique, holistic attitude to education which includes things like mentorship and practical work experience. Mississippi Delta high school seniors and MVSU students will compete for a trophy and gift card provided by Khafre, Inc and Lost Pizza, Company. It will contract with JUTA and will be held accountable for meeting the deliverables and targets agreed.
One the most profound statements that Robin made to these future leaders was “I wake up every day and say Robin your country needs you!” Robin’s passion for South Africa is immeasurable, and his dedication to encouraging citizens to take positive action towards success is essential to our future prosperity. This helped develop my career path and entrepreneurial ability to innovate and take educated risks.
TSiBA students will help build the EME by becoming agents and creating sales channels for the EME. All projects must be delivered to the MVSU Social Sciences office “T” by 5:00pm November 5th, (or call organizers to arrange for pick up).
The students will get books from us at nominal prices and will then sell them to customers, directly to end customers or through intermediaries, for a price they determine. Professor, Public Policy, MVSU; Dr Alpha Diarra, National Cotton Spokesman of Mali, West Africa. Local storyteller Helen Sims will pay tribute to “the Spirit of Mama Lula.” Hollandale folk artist Dorothy Hoskins will showcase recent multi-media work on Cotton Pickin’ and Sharecropping in the American South. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively affecting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond. KHAFRE, Inc. Honoring the legacy of  “grandmamma-nem” in a university setting gives artistic and academic license to the pursuit of gaining more scholarship and international acceptance, of the contributions and sweat equity made by the people who picked cotton throughout the American South,” said Professor C.Sade Turnipseed, Executive Director of Khafre, Inc. As part of Khafre, Inc’s historic preservation efforts, a permanent marker will be placed on the MVSU campus in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta, and those who worked the repurposed cotton plantation for higher learning, MVSU.The Symposium is free admission.
Khafre, Inc is all about building monumental programs that allow reflection, reconnection, and renewal. This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilt Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The agency and resistance of these narratives will also reflect on the subtle and continuing impact of cotton on life in the Delta and throughout the South. The one-day event concludes with a good old fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball and Ancestral Celebration” at da’ House of Khafre located at 300 Main St. Julianne Malveaux; and, introduction by award-winning poet Chinaka Hodge the volume offers a balanced view of what our children face day-to-day, on the streets of America.
Over two hundred years ago, the Akan Nation (West Africa) established the Adinkra Symbols to visually communicate a system of living for African people to observe and learn.
Amazingly, just as with other inspired and spiritual writings, drawings, etc., the symbols are beautiful design concepts with meanings still relevant today.
They bring clarity and resolve to the question, “What do we (the village) have to do to show support and love for each other and ultimately save ourselves and one another?” The experiences of today’s youth culture demonstrate a fundamental disconnect, to most people of previous generations.
The young writers selected for this publication masterfully describe the challenge in dealing with today’s world. Because, it offers tribute to the “original” mother and her instinctual knowing of the spiritual paths that her children (all children) must take to find their way out of harm's way. Revealed, in this collection of writings are a wonderful array of short stories, poems and proverbs that present a familial insight born by the great liberator of liberators, Harriet Tubman!
By Writers of the 21st Century is an affiliate of Young Publishers Network (YPN) and Khafre, Inc a 501(c)(3) organization working in the Mississippi Delta to improve the welfare and healthy living environments of children in America and around the world.### Thank You Mr. Born in a cabin on a cotton plantation outside Berclair, Mississippi in 1925, his entire life, much like the lives of so many others from the Mississippi Delta, was spent in service to others.
Unfortunately, for most of his contemporaries (colleagues, family of friends) they never received the accolades, appreciation, or respect for their life-long work as cotton-pickers in the American South. David Matthews, MS Congressman Bennie Thompson, MS Senator Thad Cochran, National Parks Director Dr Jon Jarvis, Mr.
Theodore Turnipseed, Sr., and millions of others understand the importance of sharing, and erecting a statue and National Park dedicated to the countless field workers of the American South.


Though unrecognized and unappreciated, these people worked from sun up to sun down tilling, planting, chopping, picking and spinning cotton, in the blazing hot sun … This and many other horrifying conditions of the historic Mississippi Delta evoked the music we call “the Blues.”On May 21, 2014, during the last year of his life Mr.
King accepted our call to become the “Honorary Chair” of Khafre, Inc, a Mississippi-based 501(3) not-for-profit organization. Maya Angelou as the Honorary Chair of the Cotton Pickers of America and the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project. The plan is to build a thirty-foot high monument on twenty acres of cotton land along Highway 61, just outside the historic Black town Mound Bayou, MS.
This is a historically rare opportunity to transform many lives in the Delta and engage conversations about race and social inequities in America. Sade Turnipseed is the Executive Director of Khafre, Inc and teaches American History at Mississippi Valley State University, in Itta Bena, the birthplace of Mr.
This year’s theme: “Cotton Sacks and Freedom Quilts Narratives” will stimulate a day of discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values.
No one has ever “officially” said “thank you” to the people in the American South, who literally tilled the way to the economic greatness for many countries and regions around the world. Somewhere along the way the respect and honor for their hard-earned sweat-equity investment in the wealth of others was lost and buried in the bloodstained, tear-soaked soils of the American South. Something “monumental,” needs to happen…like a National Park named the “Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center” along the Blues Highway 61. Once the Monument is installed, the organizers’ plan is to turn it over to the federal government for the protection and honor that only this country can provide.
It shall serve as a permanent reminder and ever-present sign of respect for those whose hope for a brighter day wore thin, while working from kin to kain’t (can’t see in the morning to can’t see at night).The world must be reminded of the work ethic held by the people in the South…in most instances it was an honorable legacy … the tragedy is they were never properly compensated, nor thanked. King, (aka: The King of the Blues) will join the effort to build a National Monument in the Mississippi Delta. King understands, as do all members of the Khafre, Inc family, that a healing will come through recognition and a true recounting of the history of cotton and its impact in the South.In September, 2009, Khafre, Inc, based in Indianola, Mississippi, embarked upon a journey designed to thank the sons and daughters of the South who helped, albeit it without accolades, fanfare, or even recognition, build the cotton empire that fueled the American economy for nearly two centuries. The impetus for the project: Cotton Pickers of America and Sharecroppers Interpretative Center (hereafter referred to as the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex) is the need to thank those who toiled in the Delta soil for generations without the pay, appreciation, or the dignity they deserved.
The Cotton Pickers Monument Complex would not only help heal wounds that have festered for decades, but would also help to empower the generations of family members who have been negatively impacted by this unfortunate era in American history. This is truly a historic endeavor that has the rare opportunity of actually transforming lives, communities, and the conversations about race in America and throughout the world.           These deeply held convictions of education and empowerment are keys to improving the quality of life for all within the Delta. They have helped to catapult Khafre into numerous projects, which are all connected to the vision and mission of this value-driven and movement-oriented organization that is designed to provide historical, health related, and cultural education and outreach to the communities of the Mississippi Delta. Khafre has already helped young people successfully publish literature, prepare for careers in the television and radio broadcast industry, produce staged events and engage in healthy behaviors through diet and exercise, all with the assistance of grant dollars and strategic partnerships.The crowning work of Khafre remains the Cotton Pickers Monument Complex, a dream, which is coming closer to fruition, day by day, because of the unprecedented support of Mr. We have also received Congressional acknowledgment and endorsement from United States Congressmen, Bennie Thompson and Danny Davis, official endorsements from United States Senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, and expressed support from Dr John Jarvis, National Parks Director. Carroll Van West and Rebecca Conard from Middle Tennessee State University’s History Department, along with the ongoing partnership with Mississippi Valley State University, has proven a significant benefit to our overall project. We are now ready to raise the $26 million dollars to make the Cotton Pickers Monument complex a reality.
We look forward to hearing from you and to welcoming your partnership in the building of this long overdue and much needed monument.It is time!Most sincerely,C. The goal is to obtain as much first-hand information as possible relating to the development of America’s Cotton Kingdom (aka the Delta).In the aftermaths of completing the academic study for a Doctorate in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Professor C. Turnipseed’s theory that perceptions of sharecropping, tenant farming, etc, will be altered in ways that are beneficial to the legacy of the American South when the memory of elders are shared. The monument site is envisioned to become a National Park; and thereby “the place” for memory and community sharing in the Mississippi Delta, for educational, economic development, and international tourism purposes.
King and former honorary chair Dr Maya Angelou who are determined to improve the legacy and social-economic status of Mississippi Delta residents. The purpose of the organization is to provide educational, lifestyle and cultural programs, build monuments and memorials to honor, celebrate, and recognize the rich and complex history of the Mississippi Delta and to positively impact the quality of life of those living in the Delta, especially the disproportionately poor African American community.
There is no documented official acknowledgment of the people who tilled the path to America’s greatness. Somewhere along the way buried in the tear-soaked soils of the American South, the respect and honor for their hard-earned investment was lost.
The Cotton Pickers of America Monument, Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and Cotton Kingdom Trail make the case for building a National Park that offers a small token of appreciation for their tireless uncompensated work. Sade Turnipseed is the founder of Khafre, Inc., which has developed the Cotton Pickers of America Monument, the Sharecroppers Interpretive Center, and the Cotton Kingdom Historical Trail, among many other projects. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola and the former cultural arts director for the Mississippi Action for Community Education--MACE (producers of the MS Delta Blues and Heritage Festival) in Greenville. Turnipseed is the recipient of several community service and arts advocacy awards, and she was an independent candidate for mayor of the city of Indianola in 2013. For the past eight years Turnipseed was the host of “Delta Renaissance,” a cultural arts talk show focusing on the arts, education, and political issues in the Mississippi Delta.
Winter Building Wednesday, June 18: Former Secretary of State Dick Molpus talks about his experience during the Philadelphia civil rights murders of 1964.
Wednesday, July 2: Filmmaker Wilma Mosley-Clopton will show and discuss her new film, "Did Johnny Come Marching Home?" about people of African descent who fought to free themselves in the Civil War. Wednesday, September 25: Author Robert Blade will talk about his book, "Tupelo Man," a biography of George McLean.
I whole-heartedly agree with the editor that the African American community has proven to the world an uncanny, though unreciprocated, ability to be forgiving of past deeds of injustice, brutality and cruelty at the voting polls, and socially in their community service groups, churches and everyday lives. This point should not be lost on the fact that many of those injustices happened here, in Indianola, Mississippi, to some amazingly strong and resilient individuals like Fannie Lou Hamer and all those who came before her. But, I can’t help but wonder why the White community isn’t reciprocating and showing the same confidence and trust in racial relations?As Smith indicates, the incumbent received “between 32 and 37% of the votes in the three wards with large Black majorities, despite going up against two black opponents, with strong followings. That’s impressive for a white candidate in a city and region with a history of racially divided politics.” I agree. When we examine the voter polls in the wards that are predominately African American, reflected is a general evenness for all candidates, be they Black or White. The same, however, cannot be said about the two wards that reflect the primarily White community.
I submit to you the following:In wards I, and II, which are the two wards with the largest white population of voters, we see results that reflect an uncompromising resistance to acceptance and change.
With an overall total of 952 votes cast: 732 went to the White candidate and 220 for the two Blacks, combined)…check that! Surely, it cannot be left up to one segment of the community, and not the other.I truly wish Smith had stressed this very critical point, instead of throwing shade on the outcome of a campaign I have yet to wage. And for the record, as a citizen, it is my right to be afforded the opportunity to run a fair and unbiased race for mayor, without subtle suggestions that it is a waste of my time, as inferred in his editorial. But, then again maybe he knows more than I about how citizens of wards I and II will ultimately vote. And to also trust that the leaders of this community will look out for their best interest, politically, economically and socially. After all we live in a community that is 84% African American with a poverty rate that is fast approaching 40% and a public school system that is in deplorable condition, both physically and academically, even under the watchful eye of the government, yet there is no outrage…from either the White side, or the Black side of town. And, I have never believed it was necessary to wait until political season to demonstrate my commitment to the people in my community. If, by chance I am truly embraced by all members of all wards of this city, I believe people will witness an amazing transformation in a relatively short period of time. It’s “almost” like magic…I predict things will begin to unfold in a substantive way like the neighborhoods will brighten, crime decreases and the impoverished mindset disappears. And I am passionate enough to find the tools to help remedy the concerns that create stagnation and distrust. Please remember, we are a people who come from a very long tradition of women who made a way out of no way.My overall ambition and hope for this city is to develop a strategic plan that enables a steady stream of culturally enriched projects that insures economic development for the future growth and safety in this city. So programs that not only engage everyone, but present real opportunities for career enhancements and social activities are critical. King Museum that I visualized and administered) Thanks Carver Randle, Sr for that wonderful quote.
I just wish he read my bio, or googled me, before publishing doubts about my abilities for success. For the past three years, I have been sitting relatively quietly completing the doctorate in history. Now, I am ready to shake up this town with some bold ideas and ever increasing standards for excellence.
I look forward to being a significant force in this community, by helping the White community too recognize the benefits of building relationships that they can trust in leadership positions.
We MUST work together to improve our community—by encouraging EVERYONE to clean on our streets, bayou, parks, etc. We have some huge unmet challenges here in Indianola, and how YOU decide to vote On December 10, 2013, is vital to our success. Also, please be sure to come to this year's event in your overalls, or cotton pickin' clothes. The event is the impetus that gave rise to the “Remigration Home from Chicago to Mississippi” cultural movement organized by music promoters Gus Redmond and Robert Terrell. Legendary blues and gospel performers Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and Marshal Thompson (founder and lead singer of the ChiLites); along with promoter Gus Redmond will lead the way back home to Mississippi in an effort to support the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project in the historical Cotton Kingdom AKA the Mississippi Delta. Though the Ball is a “Black Tie Affair” Overalls or other “cotton pickin” attire are encouraged and expected.“I am so pleased that we have partnered with Khafre to host an event of this magnitude,” said Dr. The discussions and historical presentations will reflect cutting-edge research, innovative practices and foundational values.
Additionally, two noted scholars from Mali’s Cotton Manufacturing and Distribution will present via Skype.MVSU participants in the program include Dr. John Jones, interim provost.As part of the celebration, Khafre plans to erect a permanent marker on the site in honor of cotton pickers from the Mississippi Delta and in commemoration of the significance of this historical event.
This will be a day of stimulating discussion about historic preservation, leading-edge research, innovative practices, and foundational values. The two-day event concludes with a good-old-fashion “black-tie” (or period-piece costume) “Cotton-Pickers’ Ball,” on October 18, 2013. This year Khafre, Inc in conjunction with Mississippi Valley State University shall organize the USA’s premier interdisciplinary professional meeting on cotton, sharecropping, and its cultural significance. The deadline is September 6, 2013.Plan to join us in Itta Bena, Mississippi!This is your chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues at The Valley, make important new contacts, discuss the latest in cultural management, stay current with research findings in the historic preservation field, and connect with people who share your core values. We invite all community-based experts in any field to become a part of the challenge to address issues of: unemployment, entrepreneurship, illiteracy, poor self-esteem, teen pregnancy, obesity, hopelessness, communication skills, journalism and creative writing, etc. Situated on the bayou waterfront at 103 and 105 Main Street, in historic downtown Indianola, da' House is the place where folks come together in the spirit of unity and love for Mississippi Delta culture, particularly its blues, spirituals and teacakes!
On the historical Wall of Fame are signatures by musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Norway, Belguim, China, Japan, France, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire and Mississippi, of course.
Beginning Friday, June 1, 2012, at 7 pm, the folks at da' House will be carrying on in grand teacake style, until Sunday June 3rd, around midnight. Celebrating da love that is shared all around the world for da Delta music, art and culture. The 2nd Anniversary Celebration is dedicated to Deltas own David Honeyboy Edward, David Lee Durham, David Thompson and Mississippi Slim. These legendary bluesmen have recently joined the ancestors and will be honored by several local artists and civic leaders: Mickey Rogers, Dr.
These artists and many others will perform on da historical Front Porch stage where the legendary bluesman Sam Chatmons music room door is gracefully hinged. The door, the traditional quilts, the African art, the sweet smell of Soul Food and the Delta cotton provide a rural sophistication and ambiance that is reminicient of the culture and folk art once owned and coveted by grandmamma-nem.
Indeed, it is "The home for artful giving, music and songs," as Chicago-based Blues promoter Lynn Orman Weiss described da' House on her most recent visit to the Delta.
And, since da' House is located at the epicenter of the Cotton Kingdom, visitors can expect that authentic soothing, and often times healing, Mississippi Delta experience to be dosed up in abundantly royal fashion, every time they come to da' House! Co-owners Robert Terrell and C.Sade Turnipseed extend a personal and heartfelt invitation for everyone to come on out to da House and help celebrate two-years of Delta art, music and culture. She is also the first African-American female president to lead a Mississippi public university. Since assuming her position on January 1, 2009, she has launched The Valley Renaissance, the institutions five-year strategic plan, which is pictorially depicted by the African Adinkra symbol of a Sankofa a bird that flies with his head facingbackwards as he advances forward without getting off track. Grammy-winning blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, believed to be the oldest surviving Delta bluesman and whose roots stretched back to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday, Aug. Maya Angelou agreed to graciously lend her name to the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center project that is in development, in the Mississippi Delta. C.Sade Turnipseed, Founder of the Monument project and Executive Director of Khafre, Inc, recently made the announcement in a community meeting held at da House of Khafre, in Indianola. Our teams collective effort honors the sacrifices made by millions of Americans and purposefully gives dignity back to the legacy of those who spent their entire lives working, tirelessly to build this country.Dr.
Smith Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University, joins a long and growing list of American citizens, who have also expressed the desire to support this project and demonstrate their respect and gratitude to every man, woman and child that picked cotton and were never thanked, nor properly compensated as enslaved workers or as sharecroppers, throughout the American south.The Khafre, Inc team is composed of a governing Board of Directors, a Steering Committee, a Board of Advisors and several political and community leaders that include faculty members from the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The governing Board selected world-renowned monument designer, Ed Dwight, to develop the thirty-foot statue and sculptural park. It offers educational workshops, seminars and conferences for the entire community that celebrate Mississippis culture and its contributions to world history, including music, cuisine, writing, andotherartistic expressions. Turnipseed is also the host of Delta Renaissance, the number one cultural arts television talk show in the Delta, which airs weekly on WABG-TV, WABG-Radio and Delta Fox-10 television networks.Plans are also underway to incorporate the completed work into the National Parks Services, to insure prosperity and proper maintenance of the Monument.
To help the Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Sharecroppers Interpretive Center be included as part of the National Parks System, please sign the online petition. To have name(s) of family members included in the Monument, download a Legacy Brick application; both petition and application are available on the Khafre, Inc.
Sato returns to the Front Porch Stage solo, on Sunday March 6th, at 6pm, to kick off the Cultural Competency workshop series. These are on-going cultural appreciation classes presented for the first time in the Delta, by Khafre, Inc (a Mississippi-based non-profit organization).Sato, who was born and raised in Japan, will introduce to American audiences his interpretation of Mississippi Delta Blues and perform on one of his traditional instruments called a Samisen.



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