The Lunar Visitor is a periodical and a "news outlet of public record" authorized by an ecclesiastical government (to publish public and legal notices). The Lunar Visitor periodical was first published in 1852 in San Francisco, California by a formerly enslaved preacher, John Jamison (J.J.) Moore of the AME Zion Denomination- church home of Harriet Tubman, the Paul Robeson Family, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and other abolitionists.
After a years of missionary work as a preacher in the northeast United States and beyond, Bishop Moor took up the task of building the first the AME Zion Churches west of the Mississippi river. After his arrival in San Francisco, by boat, he founded and became editor of the newspaper, promoting civil rights and advocating development of institutions for educational, social and political skills useful in working toward a full participation in American Society. The relaunching of the periodical, bears witness to the eight generation dynasty of Moor's, that continued in the clerical tradition after their forefather.
When Bishop Moor published the Lunar Visitor in San Francisco in the 1850s, he gave it the mission statement: “To be devoted to the Moral, Intellectual, and Social Improvement of the Colored Race”, Today we just say "the race". It is through this mission that we self-determine to push ourselves and our families forward generationally, thinking 7 generations ahead.
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Brother Shalauch, also known as, H.A. Jabar OdoKhan EL is a:
Graduate of Arizona State University
Certified Paralegal - Auburn University
Author of three books & creator of the 'Culturally Relevant Curriculum Toolkit'
Ordained Minister, Research Analyst, Special Advisor, & Custodian of the Moor Zion Family Library
It is our to desire to work with HBCU students and others that are interested in journalism, publishing, writing, advertising, marketing, business administration, and the like to develop this periodical into an internationally recognized publication.
Some sections we hope to publish in the future: