AKUMA SAA is an adesua (workshop) designed to show:
The nature of substance abuse in the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) community as a new form of enslavement
The promotion and distribution of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine and other drugs as an act of war against the Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) community
The pathway to substance abuse abstinence utilizing tools inherent within our Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Culture.
(ah-koo'-mah) means axe
in the Twi
language of the Akan
of West Afuraka/Afuraitkait
(Africa). The Akuma
is represented in the adinkra
symbolism of Akan culture and associated with the following ebe (proverb):
There is no tree that cannot be cut down with an axe.
shows us that there is no problem that we, Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut
(Africans~Black People), cannot solve. It matters not how large an obstacle appears to be, we have the capacity to remove it. We have the capacity to cut down anything that stands in the way of our proper growth, development and security.
means Divine intelligence
in the language of ancient Keneset
(ancient Nubia and Egypt). SA
also means war
Substance abuse is a great obstacle to the proper growth, development and security of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans). AKUMA SAA embodies the reality that we are at war and that we must utilize our Saa, our spirit's intelligence, in the form of Akuma, the axe, in order to remove this obstacle thereby clearing the way to our highest aspirations.
is also an acronym for:
Ancestral Knowledge Utterances Mold Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans)
is also an acronym for:
Substance Abuse Abstinence
For those Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) who have never engaged in the abuse of themselves or their communities through the use or distribution of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other drugs, we work to strengthen them in their practice of abstinence and assist them in strengthening others. For those Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) who have or are engaged in these behaviors, we work to assist them in achieving abstinence.
Some of the Issues Covered within AKUMA SAA:
5,000,000 Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) were enslaved in North America over the span of 350+ years.
5,000,000 Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut in America (African-Americans) are currently hooked on cigarettes. Smoking related cancers are the number one killer in our community. Substance abuse is the latest form of enslavement.
How have we allowed ourselves to once again become prisoners of war (enslaved)?
What is the value of abatumm (melanin)--the chemical in our bodies that gives us our color? How does substance abuse, including smoking marijuana, adversely affect abatumm?
Warfare. Defining the external threat and the internal threat to our community.
The false HIV=AIDS equation and its link to the promotion of substance abuse amongst Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans).
Why is the embracing of our cultural values the foundation of Substance Abuse Abstinence for Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans)?
How do we utilize Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) cultural symbols and their associated core values to engender and perpetually reinforce Substance Abuse Abstinence in the consciousness of Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) adults, young adults and children?
Introduction of the K.U.U.M. method for substance abuse abstinence.
AKUMA SAATM is taught in the form of a one-hour adesua (workshop) presentation. The information (including a booklet) disseminated within AKUMA SAA has been of great benefit to Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) teachers, day-care providers, homeschoolers, substance abuse counselors, substance abuse prevention specialists, violence prevention workers, parents, children and young adults, business owners, college students, high-school students and many others.
AKUMA SAA is an adesua open to Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African~Black) registrants/audiences exclusively.
We are available to conduct AKUMA SAA at your place of business, schools, conferences, non-profit organizations, workshops/retreats, etc.
Please contact us for additional information on AKUMA SAA and for scheduling/booking.
See our informational page on the K.U.U.M. method introduced within AKUMA SAA.