Poor folks have to stick together

Black, white, brown, yellow or red, whatever is the colour of your social status or level of poverty, know this, rich folks do not give a heck about you.  The capitalist uses anything and anyone at his disposal to leverage his capital.  Those folks in the USA who feels Trump is their saviour need to wake up and open their eyes.  The coal factories he wants to open up again will affect you and your family not he and his.  That coal is going to get into your lungs and kill you sooner.  This is not good for you or for the environment.  This is all about being reckless with the lives of poor folks, as if you do not deserve better. You do.  Open your eyes to capitalism.  It is a beast in its extreme.

The old tactic  that political leaders, old colonial masters and capitalists use is to divide and conquer that pits poor folks against each other.  They do not elevate the poor whites financially but give him an illusive status of claims that he is better than poor or rich blacks and that should make him feel a little better but that don’t put food on your table, and you know it is a pack of lies to hoodwink you to not really seeing what is going on. Read the article below – click on the link

wake-up-folks

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Unbelievable!

Unbelievable!

This article is about a teacher who was put on paid leave because she tried to answer a question from one of her students who asked her what is the difference between the N-word and Negro. In explaining the teacher actually used the N-word and word got that the word was used.  If Black cry wolf at these nonsensical incidents then people might just think they are just a bunch of complainers. 

In my opinion the N-word was used in its proper context of teaching. If a child asked a question they deserve an honest answer and no one should be afraid to use the N word  when it is in  a teaching situation. In putting so much emphasis on the N word it is gaining more strength for those whose intent is to hurt. Lighten up a bit word-watchdogs.  I applaud those who stand up for rightness when people are careless about using the N-word or use it to dehumanize Blacks or others.

African Tribe in India – Incredible!

I was quite surprised to receive this in the mail. I never knew Africans tribes have been part of India for a long time. In fact I thought there might be some connection when I see one of their  Gods sporting a huge Afro. I didn’t think Indians had that kind of hair but I now see it is possible that that particular God had some African ancestry.

African Tribe in India – Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJFiut0s-ys

 

African Tribe in India – Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnm-HZMQHew

 

African Tribe in India – Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKbj0JiKlnQ

 

African Tribe in India – Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK9q9pAIEA4

 

Henrietta Lacks’ Immortal Cells

Journalist Rebecca Skloot’s new book investigates how a poor black tobacco farmer had a groundbreaking impact on modern medicine

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Henrietta-Lacks-Immortal-Cells.html#ixzz1b99oxGrh

 

Medical researchers use laboratory-grown human cells to learn the intricacies of how cells work and test theories about the causes and treatment of diseases. The cell lines they need are “immortal”—they can grow indefinitely, be frozen for decades, divided into different batches and shared among scientists. In 1951, a scientist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, created the first immortal human cell line with a tissue sample taken from a young black woman with cervical cancer. Those cells, called HeLa cells, quickly became invaluable to medical research—though their donor remained a mystery for decades. In her new book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, journalist Rebecca Skloot tracks down the story of the source of the amazing HeLa cells, Henrietta Lacks, and documents the cell line’s impact on both modern medicine and the Lacks family.

Who was Henrietta Lacks?
She was a black tobacco farmer from southern Virginia who got cervical cancer when she was 30. A doctor at Johns Hopkins took a piece of her tumor without telling her and sent it down the hall to scientists there who had been trying to grow tissues in culture for decades without success. No one knows why, but her cells never died.

Why are her cells so important?
Henrietta’s cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. They were essential to developing the polio vaccine. They went up in the first space missions to see what would happen to cells in zero gravity. Many scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization.

Read more…

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Henrietta-Lacks-Immortal-Cells.html#ixzz1b9EK2OQw

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Talented Black Chinese Opera star- Imagine that!

 We are one race people – here’s another proof that our separation is merely artificial – how much richer the world could be if we just let go of our prejudices and let God in for real (not pretend – we cannot claim to love God and hate each other for in each of us there is God)

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The Black teenager from Oakland has captivated audiences in the U.S. and China with his ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin and perform the ancient Chinese art form.

“As soon as he opens his mouth and sings in Chinese, the Chinese are very surprised and then feel very proud of him,” said his music teacher Sherlyn Chew. “When he puts on the costume, and all the acting, you can see that he’s pretty good.”

Tyler, 15, is a standout student in Chew’s Oakland-based Purple Silk Music Education program, which teaches children and youth – mostly from low-income immigrant families – how to sing and play traditional Chinese music. The program’s Great Wall Youth Orchestra & Chorus has performed around the country.  Please click on the link

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/black-teens-unusual-talen_n_910709.html