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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Friday, January 30, 2015

Botswana Doctor Is Named to Lead W.H.O. in Africa

A defining moment in the life of Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s new regional director for Africa, came when she was 9 and her father realized that her little sister’s mathematics textbook was below even the level he had studied as a poor child on a South African farm.

He and his wife had both graduated from one of the country’s top medical schools, the University of the Witwatersrand, but the National Party that came to power in 1948 had imposed “Bantu education” on blacks, preparing them only for subservient jobs under apartheid.   - NYTimes.com


Eugene de Kock, South African Death-Squad Leader, Is Granted Parole

South Africa has granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the convicted death-squad leader widely known as Prime Evil because of his abuses of black activists during the apartheid era, after he served two decades in prison, the Justice Ministry said on Friday.

Mr. de Kock, 66, was arrested in 1994 on charges including murder and kidnapping related to his time as commander of a notorious police unit based at the Vlakplaas farm near Pretoria, the capital.
His crimes became emblematic of some of the worst abuses in the apartheid era, including the torture of black activists. One of the trademarks of the Vlakplaas unit was to bind a man with rope, place him over explosives and then blow him up, a technique that killed the victim and destroyed the evidence.  - NYTimes.com

Robert Mugabe Elected African Union Chairman

Zimbabwe President  Robert Mugabe with his wife Grace MugabeThe 90-year-old was elected by his fellow heads of state to replace Mauritania's Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz in the role, which rotates between the continent's five regions.

"By electing me to preside over this august body, with full knowledge of the onerous responsibility that lies ahead, I humbly accept your collective decision," Mugabe said as he was appointed at the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Africa's longest-serving leader is still viewed with respect by many on the continent after he led Zimbabwe to independence, however, he is subject to travel bans in the European Union and US.

He was given a rare invitation to an EU-Africa summit in Brussels last year, but boycotted it after his wife was refused a visa.  Read more...


NASH FM 102.5 - Only 1% black CEOs at 500 biggest companies

The highest echelon of Corporate America just became even more white.

The Wednesday announcement that Don Thompson will retire as CEO of McDonald's leaves just two CEOs who are African-American in the elite Dow 30.

A broader sample shows an even more dismal diversity picture. A mere five CEOs are black at the nation's 500 largest companies, according to a pro-diversity advocacy group.

"Our numbers are going south on us," said Ronald Parker, CEO of The Executive Leadership Council, an organization that works to boost diversity in corporate America.

That's no better than two years ago when Thompson took the helm at McDonald's. He became the sixth African-American CEO in the Fortune 500. That number peaked in 2007 at seven, according to Richard Zweigenhaft, a Guilford College professor who wrote a book on the subject.

The numbers are especially startling, given that 13.2% of the U.S. population is African American, according to the Census Bureau.

Corporate America's diversity problems are well-documented. Silicon Valley has been roundly criticized for being mainly white and male, and data show Wall Street hires mostly white and male bankers.

Corporate boards, too, lack racial diversity and are overwhelmingly white. That needs to change, too, Parker said, and boards need to be "very, very intentional and methodical in succession planning."

"They need to make sure that there are individuals (in the pipeline) who are getting the proper career experiences that will allow them to have the global perspective" to lead multinational companies, he said.

Intel made a splash this month when it unveiled a five-year, $300 million diversity program to build a workforce that mirrors the level of diversity among tech graduates. CEO Brian Krzanich said the company is "missing opportunities" because its workforce doesn't represent the population.

That's what Thompson has said. Shortly after his promotion, he said diversity not only boosts the company's bottom line, but "helps with the menu, too" by bringing new ideas to the table.  [From CNN News]


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Detroit cop Joseph Weekley Walks After Fatally Shooting Sleeping 7-Year-Old Aiyana Jones


Detroit cop Joseph Weekley filmed moments before he shot dead sleeping girl has all charges dropped | Daily Mail Online

Authorities said they will drop the last remaining charge against a Detroit police officer who shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a during a nighttime raid after two trials ended without convictions.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy will move Friday to dismiss the misdemeanor charge against Joseph Weekley, who shot and killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones while she slept in 2010. 

Police were accompanied by a camera crew for the show 'The First 48' on A&E when Weekley burst into the home and fired one shot from his submachine gun that struck Aiyana in the head.

Joseph Weekley, Cop Who Fatally Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old, Will No Longer Face Charges

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement that her office was moving to dismiss the case against Officer Joseph Weekley. He was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and careless discharge of a firearm causing death, a misdemeanor, after Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in 2010 during a botched police raid at her home.

Weekley's first trial in 2013 ended in a mistrial. In a second trial last year, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed the manslaughter charge after a motion by the defense. The jury again deadlocked while deliberating whether to convict Weekley of the lesser charge, causing a second mistrial.


Judge dismisses UN, Haiti cholera lawsuit

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York made the ruling last month, dismissing the 2013 lawsuit against the United Nations [Delama Georges, et al, Plaintiffs versus United Nations, et al, Defendants] for introducing cholera in Haiti in October 2010.

A close view of a cholera infected child resting on a hospital cot in Raboto, a slum area of Gonaives located in the Artibonite Region, where the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working to contain the cholera outbreak Nov. 9, 2010.

Activists vow to continue their fight to bring justice to the hundreds of thousands victimized by the disease, which had not been in Haiti for over 100 years.

According to legal documents, on Jan. 9 Judge Oetken ruled, “Defendants are immune. Accordingly, the case is dismissed for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, and Plaintiffs’ motion is denied as moot.” According to the UN, approximately 9,000 Haitians have died, while nearly 700,000 have become infected.  Read more...


This is what the world looks like if you scale countries by population

One neat thing about this one is that unlike with some cartograms, the basic shapes of the countries are very recognizable. Such low-population, large-area Anglophone nations as Canada and Australia nearly vanish from the map, though, while the nations of the Indian subcontinent swell enormously. Russia also shrinks from being a giant of land mass to only a mid-sized country as judged by population. You can also see that Nigeria really dominates the West African landscape in terms of actual population in a way that conventional area maps don't reflect.  - Vox

India Grows, Canada Disappears: Mapping Countries By Population : Goats and Soda : NPR

Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors

Widely Used Drugs Tied to Greater Dementia Risk for Seniors - Yahoo News

People over age 65 who frequently take over-the-counter sleep aids and certain other commonly used drugs may be increasing their risk of dementia, new findings show.

In the study, the researchers looked at drugs that have "anticholinergic effects," meaning they block a neurotransmittercalled acetylcholine. Many drugs fall into this class, including tricyclic antidepressants such as doxepin, antihistamines like Chlor-Trimeton (chlorpheniramine) and drugs like Detrol (oxybutinin) used to treat overactive bladder.

"We have known for some time that even single doses of these medications can cause impairment in cognition, slower reaction time, [and] reduced attention and ability to concentrate," said Shelly Gray, the study's first author and a pharmacy professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Originally, "the thinking was that these cognitive effects were reversible when you stopped taking the medication."

But Gray's study found a link between heavier use of these medications and dementia, "which is a nonreversible, severe form of cognitive impairment," she said.

BBC News - Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

drugs All medicines can have side-effects and anticholinergic-type drugs that block a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine are no exception.

Patient information leaflets accompanying such drugs warn of the possibility of reduced attention span and memory problems as well as a dry mouth.

But researchers say people should also be aware that they may be linked to a higher risk of developing dementia.

Dr Shelly Gray and colleagues from the University of Washington followed the health of 3,434 people aged 65 and older who had no signs of dementia at the start of the study.

They looked at medical and pharmacy records to determine how many of the people had been given a drug with an anticholinergic effect, at what dose and how often and compared this data with subsequent dementia diagnoses over the next decade.


This is just a horrifying paragraph about food safety in America

Everyone should go read his piece, but the anecdote below stands out. Back in 2013, US officials had good reason to believe that Foster Farms, a company in California, was shipping tainted chicken and causing a massive drug-resistant salmonella outbreak that was sickening hundreds. Yet for months, there was little that regulators could do, legally speaking, to stop it:

Identifying the cause of an outbreak is much simpler than trying to stop one. Once officials have traced the contamination to a food producer, the responsibility to curb the problem falls to the U.S.D.A.'s Food Safety and Inspection Service, or F.S.I.S. In the summer of 2013, as the outbreak spread, F.S.I.S. officials shared the C.D.C.'s conclusion that Foster Farms meat was behind the outbreak, but they had no power to force a recall of the tainted chicken. Federal law permits a certain level of salmonella contamination in raw meat. But when federal limits are breached, and officials believe that a recall is necessary, their only option is to ask the producer to remove the product voluntarily. Even then, officials may only request a recall when they have proof that the meat is already making customers sick. As evidence, the F.S.I.S. typically must find a genetic match between the salmonella in a victim's body and the salmonella in a package of meat that is still in the victim's possession, with its label still attached. If the patient has already eaten the meat, discarded the package, or removed the label, the link becomes difficult to make, and officials can't request a voluntary recall.  - Vox


55,000yr old human skull proves Elijah Muhammad is right & that Blacks were the 1st to populate the Earth

Human skull in Israel is oldest outside of Africa - UPI.com
Researchers say they've found evidence of modern man's exodus out of Africa. Scientists say a newly unearthed skull in Israel is roughly 55,000 years old. It is the earliest evidence of Homo sapiens outside of Africa, and proof that modern man set up shop in Middle East before colonizing the European continent.
"It's amazing," lead study author Israel Hershkovitz, an anthropologist at Tel Aviv University, told the Guardian. "This is the first specimen we have that connects Africa to Europe."
The fossil consists of only the top part of the skull; the face and jaw are missing. It was discovered in the Manot cave in northern Israel.
"It's the earliest evidence of anatomically modern humans outside of Africa," Omry Barzilai, one of the dig site's leaders and the head of the prehistory branch at the Israel Antiquities Authority, told Haaretz. "It supports the theory that modern humans left Africa around 60,000 years ago through this region."
The discovery confirms what archaeologists and prehistorians had long hypothesized. Now researchers have solid evidence linking fossils in Africa and Europe, validating genetic testing that showed most of modern man's DNA originated with a group of East Africans -- a group that (with the help of their offspring) went on to to colonize the globe.
Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa - Yahoo News
Long ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave.
The skull dates from around 55,000 years ago, fitting into the period when scientists had thought the migrants inhabited the area. And details of its anatomy resemble ancient skulls from Europe, Israel Hershkovitz of Tel Aviv University in Israel wrote in an email.
Ancient skull found in north sheds new light on journey out of Africa | The Times of Israel
Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals | Science | The Guardian
An ancient skull found in a cave in northern Israel has cast light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa and the dawn of humanity’s colonisation of the world.
For most palaeontologists that might be enough for a single fossil, but the braincase has offered much more: a likely location where the first prehistoric trysts resulted in modern humans having sex with their heavy-browed Neanderthal cousins.
Ancient skull found in Israel links human migration from Africa to Europe | CTV News


The Nature of the White Race or Jinn Class of Beings and Their Opposition to the Black Man and Indigenous Family on our Planet
 ...another prophetic timeline is revealed ending in the 50th Chapter with the sign of Joseph being buried in a coffin and his body embalmed in Egypt.  In making a way for Jacob or Israel to rule, the Black man had to be put to sleep and buried in a coffin being dead to the knowledge of self and others.
This is the prevailing condition of the Black man in Africa today and those of our foreparents forcibly brought to America by the European slave traders.  They did not consider the Black man or people as being a full human being.  We were classified as being a possession or piece of property to be bought and sold as merchandise.  This number 50 which summarizes the chapters of Genesis may be taken to represent the 50,000 years in which our original Tribe of Shabazz went to sleep beginning in the jungles of East Africa to be conquered later by the European Slave Traders who bought a Trading Post in the jungle of that continent. 
This condition of the Black man is summed up in our Supreme Wisdom Lessons, in Lesson No. 1, Question and Answer 7 in the following words:  “Why does the Devil keep our people illiterate? Ans. –So that he can use them for a tool and, also, a slave.  He keeps them blind to themselves so that he can master them. Illiterate means ignorant.”  On page 107 of Message to the Blackman, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes: “Why is the black man just coming into his own? Because he desired to try getting experience (or trying everything) himself. Today you see every color in power but the black man, yet he is the originator of all.  Now the Great Mahdi (God in person) with His infinite wisdom, knowledge and understanding, is going to put the original black man in his original place as he was at first, the God and ruler of the universe. … They haven’t had their day in many thousands of years. Fifty thousand years ago he had his complete fall. (I shouldn’t use the word fall for it was not; he only allowed the weaker of himself to rule).” 
“And some of us are those who submit, and some of us are deviators.  So whoever submits, these aim at the right way. And as to deviators, they are fuel of hell.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 72, verses 14-15


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