James Roberts (1952 – 2018) would walk throughout the streets of Brooklyn and Harlem with his staph carved of wood. The handle for him to grab as he took each step was the symbol of the Egyptian UNK. He greeted everyone with “Huru on the Arising,” which means arise and shine for the glory of god is upon you.
His upbringing was in the Gowanus Houses but he later resided in the Atlantic Terminal Development in Fort Greene. A true pillar in the community with a warm heart of gold, always ready and working effortlessly with others to connect youth and elders.