The Moorish Divine and National Movement was started by Prophet Noble Drew Ali in 1913 and is still alive today. Members of the movement identify as Moorish American as opposed to Negro, Black or Colored. While the movement or the works of Noble Drew Ali are not necessarily common knowledge to most Americans, there are temples and study groups in cities and states across America.
In the modern day and age of social media, the world wide web or internet, Moors have produced documentaries, television type talk shows and more, enlisting viewers from across the planet. Moors have produced content that have views in the tens of millions, so we thought we would share some of the “movers and shakers” that are creating content and attracting attention to the movement.
One of my favorite documentaries about the movement is ‘The People’s Prophet’ produced by Sabir Bey out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This documentary is one of the most informative products about the movement. Sabir Bey is a researcher and very active on Instagram and social media.
One of the hardest workers in the movement is a man known as Grand Sheik Taj Tarik Bey. He has produced many pamphlets and has spoken to crowds across the country for the last 20 years or so. All things considered, he may have been the most effective in spreading the knowledge in the last decade and beyond. He takes a specific approach to the movement and deals a lot with the civics side.
One of my favorite couples in the movement are out of Columbus, Ohio -
Bro. Lloyd Douglas EL and Sis. Drewcilla Velez-Douglas EL. They lead a group called the Moorish Moslem Mission 30. They are Chair and Co-Chair of the organization and have been very successful in producing online content that attracts thousands of viewers every week. Their Friday and Sunday meetings are held on Zoom and they do a terrific job of teaching the masses.
There are many more “Moorish online influencers”, so expect additional posts from us about the people and personalities that keep the Moorish Divine and National Movement growing in the twenty first century. If you have a favorite Moorish American influencer, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us about them!
Empress Verdiacee “Tiari” Washitaw-Turner (Tunica) Goston El-Bey spent more than 30 years researching the leads left to her by her grandmother. While on her Quest for truth and to free her people, she suffered great losses, brutal physical attacks, slanderous character assassination and continuing threats against her life. Yet, she remained undaunted in her quest to rebuild the nation. She was a world-renown archivist, researcher, and legal mind. She served in various capacities of government locally, nationally and internationally. As the founder of townships and the city of Richwood, L.A near sacred indigenous grounds, she was instrumental in establishing social and economic agendas to improve the living conditions in underdeveloped communities.
Her work took her around the world. Studies in Japan equipped her with the ability to effectuate the financing and installation of citywide sewage system for one of our towns. As a mayor, she was an elected officer and one of the founders of the Conference of Mayors, both nationally and internationally.
The previous Empress of the Washitaw authored several programs that were implemented on federal and state levels. She was an invited advisor to the U.S. congress, the presidents, and a delegate to the O.A.U. (Organization of African Unity) meeting. In July and August of 1996, the Empress led a group of emissaries to the summer conferences at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland. During the 14th session of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations.
The Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah was recorded as “The Oldest Indigenous People on Earth” in the final list of all attendees. In 1993, The Washitaw Indigenous Nation of Mound Builders received its United Nations number: 215/93. To date, the Empress, as one of the living heirs of Henry Turner, recovered the title to 68,883 acres of land comprising most of the northern part of the “said” state of Louisiana. The Washitaw Empress endured the effects of an Ischemic Stroke in June 2001. She made her transition to her spiritual form on April 19, 2014, near Los Angeles, California.
Support the Washitaw Empire and their petition to force the United States government and Louisiana to honor court the decisions of Heirs of Henry Turner v United States 1848 cause number 32 and land awarded to Verdiacee "Tiara" Washitaw-Tuner Goston El-Bey by the State of Louisiana 1993 HERE
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