LETTERS FROM THE STAFF OFTHE 14
DEGREE AND BEYOND, INC.
Peace,I am so proud to be adding on to this legendary magazine. For those who havetraveled with us through our journeys from 1998 and are still rotating with ustoday, and to all of our new readers and supporters who have yet to experiencewhat we have to offer, I’d like to say, “PEACE”. The 14
Degree has been throughmany ciphers and is back “rough and tough like leather” (as Raekwon said). Wehave all wanted to see the return of this magazine and finally, it is here. I felt theneed for its return for many reasons. Most of all, I felt it was urgent that women’sissues were heard and addressed and that we had a forum to strengthen oursisterly bonds. I look forward to continuous building and destroying to better thelives and to add on to the knowledge and understanding of our readers, men,women and children.Peace,Sci-Honor DevotionPeace and Blessings!It is such a divine expression of reality to be able to reconnect with some of the most dynamic sisters in thisNation to revitalize The 14
Degree and Beyond Magazine for the Original Woman. I first joined the staff in2000, and in 2001 became one of the incorporators of the Organization helping to take it to the next level withEarth Classes, the International Earth Conferences, events, and of course, our quarterly magazine. Thismagazine has been a template in my development and growth as Earth and a Black Woman in general, andcontinues to learn and refine based on reading the wise words of the issues past. Asour issue is titled “There is no Beginning or Ending…” shows and proves thetimelessness of the wisdom of and for the Original Woman with knowledge ofherself. Over the years, many of us have gone through life-changing experiencesthat caused us to elevate in our careers, build our Nation through family expansion,battle challenging economic times, overcome our health issues, and in general, beaware of the cultural and socio-economical happenings across the globe that willand have affected us at home. In all of these experiences, The 14
Degree andBeyond, Inc. touched us in one way or another. Now, for the next generation ofreaders and contributors, we reach out to you and embrace your wisdom, feedback,articles, or just your presence as you allow us into your cipher in sharing this greatpublication with you.PEACEQueen Victorious Lanasia Earth