Monday, February 21, 2011


Below are excerpts of the talk I gave at the Joyce Gordon Gallery Poetry Fest and Chauncey Bailey Book Fair in Oakland CA on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
Based on your response and comments, we are growing but you must do better. Understand the Slave System was created for Black People and the singular word “Slave” is a powerful word in the Slave System. You must tell someone everyday that you no longer accept the word “Slave” when it is used to describe us and our forefathers and mothers.

Keep talking about eliminating the word “Slave” every chance you get. Each time you do this you are counterfeiting the word “Slave” and every time you keep using the singular word “Slave” as related to Black people, you are helping the Slave System. If you keep doing this we can make a big change to the Slave System that has been drilled into us and all other people from every way that you can imagine.

You see how other ethnic groups come here and look down on us along with the people that are already here. Can’t you see how people will respect you more when they see us taking the lead in telling the world that we will not accept any one other than ourselves to define our past? No one can tell you your forefathers and mothers were Slaves when it is obvious they were placed in a Slave System.

Why do all the books say “Slave” instead of “Slave System”? Because the word “Slave” keeps you and everyone feeling negative about us and our past and the words “Slave System” keeps you alert and reminds everyone that you know what time it is. When you show that you know what the game is then you will find that the people who are running the game will not try it on you.

So keep on pushing and let me know how you are affecting people in your area. Before you know it we will have a movement across this USA and maybe the world. We changed the word “Negro” to “Black” by refusing to be called by that name and open up a lot of barriers in the slave system against us. We can do it again especially you young people.

I am calling on you and all Black teachers, writers, actors, poets, entertainers, hip hop, activist, commentators, spoken word, etc to join with me using your skills to put the word out that we will not accept the word “SLAVE”any more.

Much Respect
Ed Howard

Sunday, January 02, 2011


We take this opportunity to congratulate all of you for being committed to speaking out about the Slave System.
We will mail a certified FREE Kakakiki KombBrush to you, this will establish that you are committed to speaking out saying that you are not accepting our ancestors being call slaves, but you are saying instead that they were placed into a Slave System.

In celebration of the Kakakiki KombBrush 10th Anniversary we want to congratulate all of you for being amongst the first to show that you are a stand up and speak–up person. We want you to have something to prove that you are one of the first to start this movement of breaking down the slave system. Visit our blog for the Slave System newsletters.

The Kakakiki KombBrush is a great symbol to represent this movement. Why the KombBrush? Because Dr. Willie Marrow wrote a book back in the 70s called “400 Years Without a Comb” he could have said “400 Years in the Slave System” and it would have meant the same thing. Well the Kakakiki KombBrush is the first comb/brush designed and patented for the many textures of black people’s hair and the fact that it took this long for us to have a comb/brush designed by us for our hair and available to us in the current market is proof that we have been and are still in a Slave System.

Your Free certified Kakakiki KombBrush with our 10th anniversary seal will serve as proof that you are speaking and standing up to bring us together in our struggle to break down the Slave System. Place it in a safe place so that you may show in the future years that you are one of the first to champion this movement.

Go here to our website ORDER PAGE to order your FREE Kakakiki KombBrush. You must type in SLAVE SYSTEM in the comment box when you order.

Did you know the African Hair Pick is more then 5000 years old?