ANNOUNCEMENTS: Runoko Rashidi Celebration of Life – Live Streamed HERE (Aug 30th @ 10 am PDT) and Public Viewing (Aug 29th @ 6pm PDT)

Watch the Runoko Rashidi Celebration of Life Recording Here  

It will be viewable for 90 Days.

The recording of Dr. Rashidi’s  Celebration of Life is available for anyone who wishes to view it.  Please be sure to share with anyone who is interested.  It will remain up for 90 days (approximately 11/30), after which it will no longer be available.

Click the image below to be directed to the recording. 



Helpful Links:

  1. Obituary – Rose Hills Mortuary
  2. Add a memory for the family:  On the obituary page, scroll down until you see the “Add a Memory” button under the Memories section.

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  1. Dr. Rashidi – The world was your canvas and you made your indelible mark. You once told me while we were in Kemet (Egypt) during the DZert Club program (now African Genesis Inst) that you were Hon. Marcus Garvey reincarnated ✊🏾. Your physical presence will be missed – you have left a legacy that will continue the elevation of our people. ‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without its roots’ Hon. Marcus Garvey.
    Thank you Dr Rashidi
    Rise with out great Ancestors. Ase’

    • I’m blessed to have traveled with you and shared moments of friendship as well. When you came into my life after the death of Stan Simmons, I know God had placed another man of greatness in my life. You will be forever in my heart.

      • Thanx sooo much Baba🙏🏾 it is a great honour to have met and talked with you, to study, travel and unify the Global African Presence trough your life’s work… 🙏🏾Rest in Power🙏🏾

      • Thanx sooo much Baba🙏🏾 it is a great honour to have met and talked with you, to study, travel and unify the Global African Presence trough your life’s work… 🙏🏾Rest in Power🙏🏾
        Your guardian Angel from Breda, Netherlands

  2. Thank you for the invite and I will post it on my Facebook page to help get the word out. I believe Rashidi was an inspiration and a gift as well as a father to the world because through his eyes we all witnessed and learned a crucial part of history that truly belonged to us, the indigenous original people of the earth. Father Runoko Rashidi who now is seated in the “Ancestorial plane”… thank you for your knowledge and services that you’ve provided for many years. You will be sorely missed.
    Ase, Ase, Ase! So it is…

  3. I would like to wish my friend, scholar and elder Dr. Runoku Rashidi a farewell on his journey to the ancestor realm. I learned so much from him and thank him for all his research, knowledge and wisdom. Those of us that learned from you will continue to carry on the torch. Rise in Power! 😥😔

  4. Thank you Sis Teresa. Ur Great !
    Will an obituary get posted online ?
    And does the mortuary post anything online ?
    Great job.

    • Greetings W. Johnson, and thank you for your kind words. The helpful information in this post has links to the mortuary website, where an obituary is posted, among other things. Thank you so much.

  5. Rest in peace Son of the Soil. Runoko (Handsome) I am one of your sisters who loved your works from Zimbabwe, am filled with joy that you chose a Zimbabwean name❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  6. It is my confirmed ‘knowing’ a transition from one stage of life to the next is a sacred passage, not to sadden and depress us but that we recognize a Higher Source to our Being. A work now done expresses joy as a soul moves to the next assignment. Love to Rashidi and gratitude for his sharing.

    • I am honored to have followed your teaching and travels. As a seeker of the African presence upon the earth you have shared with some many the valuable lessons of leadership, instruction, and the greatness of our Melinated peoples history. It was a pleasure to learn and follow all of your hard work and dedication to Our African Ancestry as well as the plethora of Monuments, Statues, and exsistance on each continent. You are a Legacy in your own rights. Rest Well Doctor Runoko Rashidi🖤

  7. “If you understand the beginning well, the end will not trouble you.” Runoko Rashidi

    Peace & Blessings Baba Runoko on your new journey, condolences Family & Friends

  8. Peace and Much Love! Safe Passage my Brother, thank you for all that you shared with my little man, he learned so much from your conversations. we miss you dearly!!!

  9. As a Beloved Instructor you worked so hard to share your knowledge, those who you touched will forever hold you dear.
    Thank you for your contributions to our Bohemian Arts Boston Collective.
    One Love, Hetep

  10. Bika lusakumunu ba tata ba mpungu tulendo lua sikila mu ngeye, Runoko Rashidi…
    May the blessings of the Almighty be upon you, Runoko Rashidi…

  11. Farewell my dear brother, blessings to all you leave behind.❤️💚🖤

  12. Firstly rest in peace
    Secondly tell our grandfathers now we know about them and we will be proud of them every where for ever
    Thanks Dr Runoko
    You opened our minds and eyes


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