This is a medium sized pizza I made a few moments ago. I cooked it in a cast iron pan.


I made the pizza dough from scratch and let it sit to rise, last night until this afternoon.


The only mistake I made was that I forgot to spray the top with olive oil, like Pizza Hut does. I made this cheese pizza for my niece and nephew.

Israylite ‘Black’ History: Patricia Bath


Among many firsts, Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in 1986.

Born in Harlem, New York, on November 4, 1942, Patricia Bath became the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology in 1973. Two years later, she became the first female faculty member in the Department of Ophthalmology at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. In 1976, Bath co-founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, which established that “eyesight is a basic human right.” In 1986, Bath invented the Laserphaco Probe, improving treatment for cataract patients. She patented the device in 1988, becoming the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent.

…Through her studies there, she discovered that African Americans were twice as likely to suffer from blindness than other patients to which she attended, and eight times more likely to develop glaucoma. Her research led to her development of a community ophthalmology system, which increased the amount of eye care given to those who were unable to afford treatment.

*Copied and pasted from biography.com.

The Foot and Hand Symbolism of the Breech Birth of Esau and Jacob

26 Afterward, his brother came out and his hand took of Esau’s heel, so his name was called Yahcob. Yitzshaq was sixty years old when she bore them. Genesis chapter 25.

Yah explained to Ezra in 2 Esdras 6:8-9 why  Esau and Yahqob were born breech. Yah said Esau represents the end (foot) of one world and Yahqob represents the beginning (hand) of the next (world).


Israylite ‘Black’ History: Granville T. Woods and Lewis Latimer


Born in Columbus, Ohio, in April 23, 1856, Granville T. Woods dedicated his life to developing a variety of inventions relating to the railroad industry.

The Black Edison

To some he was known as the “Black Edison, both great inventors of their time. Granville T. Woods invented more than a dozen devices to improve electric railway cars and many more for controlling the flow of electricity. His most noted invention was a system for letting the engineer of a train know how close his train was to others. This device helped cut down accidents and collisions between trains.

Granville T Woods – Self-Education

Granville T Woods literally learned his skills on the job. Attending school in Columbus until age 10, he served an apprenticeship in a machine shop and learned the trades of machinist and blacksmith. s. This device helped cut down accidents and collisions between trains. During his youth he also went to night school and took private lessons. Although he had to leave formal school at age ten, Granville T Woods realized that learning and education were essential to developing critical skills that would allow him to express his creativity with machinery. In 1872, Granville T Woods obtained a job as a fireman on the Danville and Southern railroad in Missouri, eventually becoming an engineer. He invested his spare time in studying electronics. In 1874, he moved to Springfield, Illinois, and worked in a rolling mill. In 1878, he took a job aboard the Ironsides, a British steamer, and, within two years, became Chief Engineer of the steamer. Finally, his travels and experiences led him to settle in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he became a person dedicated to modernizing the railroad.

Granville T Woods – Love of the Railroad

In 1888, Granville T Woods developed a system for overhead electric conducting lines for railroads, which aided in the development of the overhead railroad system found in cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, and New York City. In his early thirties, he became interested in thermal power and steam-driven engines. In 1889, he filed his first patent for an improved steam-boiler furnace. In 1892, a complete Electric Railway System was operated at Coney Island, NY. In 1887, he patented the Synchronous Multiplex Railway Telegraph, which allowed communications between train stations from moving trains. Granville T Woods’ invention made it possible for trains to communicate with the station and with other trains so they knew exactly where they were at all times. Alexander Graham Bell’s company purchased the rights to Granville T Woods’ telegraphony patent enabling him to become a full-time inventor. Among his other top inventions were a steam boiler furnace and an automatic air brake used to slow or stop trains. Wood’s electric car was powered by overhead wires. It was the third rail system to keep cars running on the right track.

At Odds With Thomas Edison

Success led to law suits filed by Thomas Edison who sued Woods claiming that he was the first inventor of the multiplex telegraph. Woods eventually won, but Edison didn’t give up easily when he wanted something. Trying to win Granville Woods over, and his inventions, Edison offered Woods a prominent position in the engineering department of Edison Electric Light Company in New York. Woods declined preferring his independence.

Patents of Granville T. Woods

Steam Boiler Furnace Comment: First

Telephone Transmitter

Apparatus for Transmission of
Messages by Electricity

Relay Instrument

Polarized Relay

Electro Mechanical Brake

Telephone System and Apparatus

Electro Mechanical Brake Apparatus

Railway Telegraphy

Induction Telegraph System

Overhead Conducting System for
Electric Railway

Electro-Motive Railway System

Tunnel Construction for Electric

Galvanic Battery

Railway Telegraphy

Automatic Safety Cut-Out for
Electric Circuits

Automatic Safety Cut-Out for
Electric Circuits.

Electric Railway System

Electric-Railway Supply System.

Electric Railway Conduit
System of Electrical Distribution

System of Electrical Distribution.

Amusement Apparatus


Automatic Circuit-Breaking

Electric Railway

Electric Railway System

Regulating and Controlling
Electrical Translating Devices

Electric Railway

Controlling Electric Motors or
Other Electrical Translating Devices.

Controlling Electric Motors or
Other Electrical Translating Devices.

Controlling Electric Motors or
Other Electrical Translating Devices.

Controlling Electric Motors or
Other Electrical Translating Devices.

Electric Railway.

System of Electrical Control.

Motor Controlling Apparatus.

Automatic Air Brake

Electric Railway System

Electric Railway

Railway-Brake Apparatus.

Electric-Railway Apparatus.

Railway-Brake Apparatus.

Safety Apparatus for Railways.

Safety Apparatus for Railways.

Vehicle-Controlling Apparatus.

*The above information was copied and pasted from inventor information websites. Thomas Edison tried to steal a Telegraph patent from Granville T. Woods. Woods must have been living righteously because Yah did not take this patent away from him. Ain’t that interesting? And speaking of Thomas Edison, below is another Israylite who dealt with Thomas Edison.

Lewis_latimerA photo of Lewis Latimer as a young man.

Until Lewis Latimer created a way of heat-treating carbon filaments, Thomas Edison’s light bulbs burnt out after about 1200 hours.

The history of illumination would be a little dimmer were it not for Latimer. Latimer worked for Hiram Maxim, an inventor and man dedicated to the art of illumination, and the pioneer of the maxim gun, which was a portable gun rolled into position on wheels.  He also created the mouse trap and was accused of being a quack after inventing an inhaler called the ‘Pipe of Peace,’ which he said could cure bronchitis and asthma, amongst other ailments.  Maxim also became embroiled in patent lawsuits with Thomas Edison over the invention of the incandescent light bulb. Clearly, Latimer worked for a character.

And in Maxim’s U.S. Electric Company’s laboratory, Latimer pioneered a method of heat-treating carbon filaments that had been coated in hydrocarbons.  Latimer received the patent in 1881, and it was called “Process of Manufacturing Carbons.”  Heat-treating the filaments made them more robust and allowed manufacturers to bend them into shapes, such as Maxim’s M-shaped filament.  Latimer’s improvements on filaments created a longer-lasting light bulb, thus bringing America into a 20th century full of illumination.

Before working for Maxim, Latimer worked at a patent office in Boston, helping Alexander Graham Bell with the first drafts of his telephone.  In 1884, Latimer became a draftsman for Edison Electric Company, testifying in trials over the incandescent bulb patent rights.

Latimer was also an author of a book called “”Incandescent Electric Lighting: A Practical Description of the Edison System,” as well as a published poet and musician.

Not too bad for the son of an escaped slave who had to go underground to protect himself and his family.

*A Hebrew Israylite created the most effective light bulb of that time and not Thomas Edison. Latimer used a carbon filament in the middle of the light bulb whereas Edison used a paper filament.

Patents of Lewis Latimer

Water closets for railway cars

Electric lamp (with Joseph V. Nichols)

Process of manufacturing carbons

Glob supporter for electric lamps (with John Tregning)

Apparatus for cooling and disinfecting

Locking rack for hats, coats and umbrellas

Lamp fixtures (with Charles W. Brown)



The show ‘Lucifer’ just started this week about the devil and now there is a show coming soon about ‘the anti-Christ’. The show is called ‘Damien’ and it will start on March 7, 2016 on the A&E Channel. It is based on the 1976 movie about the ‘anti-Christ’ called ‘The Omen’. *Man of sin or the abomination of desolation.


The 8 Characteristics of a Righteous Servant of Yah

Now it’s time to talk about the characteristics that will be found in a righteous servant. We already talked about the character (or personality, or nicknames) of Yah and Yahoshua in previous posts. But first, I want to talk about how this topic came about. Yesterday, in-between watching the X-Files, I was thinking about the number eight. If you are an avid reader of this blog, you know from a previous post called peculiar births, that I was born feet first. Another interesting fact about me is that the numbers 8 and 10 surround me. My birth date is February eighth. I named myself Ashanti because of the number ten (2+8=10), the ten commandments and the people of city of the Levites and my real name is close to Ashanti. My grandpa always called me Shanti.

I was reading some interesting biblical facts yesterday about the number eight:

  1. The number eight represents a new beginning or a new creation.
  2. Boys were to be circumcised on the 8th day.
  3. The number eight also symbolizes circumcision of the heart.
  4. There were eight people on Noah’s ark. See 1 Peter (Kepha) 3:20
  5. There are eight blessings

The eight blessings or characteristics that a righteous servant of Yah will display include the following.

  1. This person will be poor in spirit (or humble, lowly). This person puts others needs before their own.
  2. This person will be in a state of mourning. This is not the same as depression. This is a thoughtful state of mind about a terrible situation.
  3. This person will be a meek person. This is another type of humbleness where the person is patient and/or long-suffering. Meekness is defined as strength under control. Self-control. One has to have much of this to withstand the attacks of the adversary.
  4. This person will hunger and thirst. This person studies and does the work of Yah. This is a spiritual hunger and thirst.
  5. This person will be a merciful or compassionate person. Forgiveness goes along with being merciful. A part of Yah’s mercy for us is that He forgives.
  6. This person will be pure in heart or have a heart for Yah.
  7. This person will be a peacemaker. Yahoshua is called the bringer of peace and the prince of peace in Isaiah 9:6; 52:7. Yahrushalom is Yah’s city of peace.
  8. This person will be persecuted for righteousness’ sake.

The eight characteristics of a righteous servant were taught by Yahoshua. See Mattithyah 5:1-12. Also called the Beatitudes or Blessings because these righteous persons are blessed in the Set-apart Spirit. Luke 6:20-26 repeats what Yahoshua taught about the characteristics of the righteous but notice there are 4 characteristics of the unrighteous also.  The unrighteous love wealth and not Yah, full or have all they need, laugh and never see sorrow and are highly esteemed in the world. The blessed vs. the cursed.

Some of the prophets stated the blessings. Read Psalm 1:1, Psalm 34:8, Psalm 65:4, Psalm 128:1, Yahcanan (John) 20:29, Yahcanan 14:22, Yahqob (James) 1:12, Revelation 14:13.

*These are the characteristics or personality traits that a righteous servant will display not to be confused with the 7 spirits that rest on a righteous servant (from Isaiah 11:1-2).