Maarifa is an African History Teacher, Speaker and founder of the organization League of Intelligence. Maarifa hosts free community classes throughout the Charlotte area educating the public on the historical footprint and contributions  of Black Men & Women. Maarifa has traveled to Africa and has read/studied over 140 books relative to African history, culture and overall impact on humanity. "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey