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Monday, January 04, 2016

Remembering Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

The sad news is that Sister Dr. Frances Cress Welsing passed away in January 2, 2016 in the age of 80. Her life was a life of loving and helping black people.  Her life was a life of wisdom and battling the system of racism/white supremacy. She wanted no mainstream media endorsements. She wanted no superficial prestige. What she wanted was the liberation of black people throughout the Earth. She was not only a scholar and author of the book “The Isis Papers.” She continued to help people as a humanitarian. She inspired black people to work and be involved in this struggle for justice. Her words live on forever. She is right to say: “I won’t rest until black children are taught to love themselves as themselves.” She was right to expose the inferiority complexes of white racists. She was right in giving great words of wisdom. She wanted black people to stop mistreating each other, to stop fighting each other, to be courteous with each other, to stop name calling each other, and to fight for justice. Always a giver, she gave her time and her grace to assist the black community directly. She lived in Chicago, and in Washington, D.C. She sounded the alarm for decades that we, as black people, are in a war for liberation. The recent events of Tamir Rice’s death, Rekia Boyd’s murder, and the hate crimes against our people prove her prophetic words correctly. Before she passed, she spoke about the fascism and white supremacist agenda of Donald Trump. Therefore, we should be careful and realize that the fascism of white racists didn’t end in the 1960’s. It continues onward today. On person named Sharanda Jones was pardoned, which is great news. Great stories like these motivate us. We mourn the passing of Sister Dr. Frances Cress Welsing. No human on this Earth can replace her intellect, her passion, and her will. Likewise, we have to continue to carry the torch and speak the fundamental truths about the value of our melanin, the beauty of pan-African culture, and the revolutionary principles that we hold dear in our hearts. In our mind, body, and souls, we are ready to stand up for our human rights and build in our communities. We won’t stop, because we can’t stop. In this life, our goal is clear. We want justice.
RIP Sister Dr. Frances Cress Welsing.

The death of Tamir Rice was a tragedy. People worldwide knew about it and understood it. Right now, white racist trolls on the Internet are slandering Tamir Rice and even his mother. So, we know how vicious police brutality, racism, and token respectability politics are in the world. Lebron James made a voluntary decision to not sit out. That is his right. Yet, it is odd that he is from Ohio and he said that he didn't keep up with the Tamir Rice situation. I wish he could at least make a public statement to condemn the epidemic of police brutality in general. Yet, we know who is responsible for this tragedy. It isn't Lebron James (who is one of the greatest basketball players in history). It isn't every black poor person. The person responsible for the death of Tamir Rice is the murdering cop who murdered a child. The grand jury refused to indict people, because they are more concerned with the status quo than real justice for all. We are opposed to the nefarious system of racism/white supremacy. We should have more unity among the working class and the poor among our black community (as Black Unity is very righteous) in setting up strategies in building more political including economic power in our communities, counteracting gentrification, standing up for economic rights (as we need not only stronger families, but living wages for humanity, health care, and a clean environment), opposing police brutality, and strengthening our families including our infrastructure in general. A solution will be many things not just one thing. We will not be silent. We will speak up for revolutionary change and be involved social activism. The sad thing is that the DOJ has refused to indict these crooked cops in a mass scale. It is revolting to hear how a police union leader in Miami named Ortiz slandering Tamir Rice. It's a disgrace. I can use a lot of other language describing the police institution, and we know what that language is. Yet, we know what they are made up. We know how some of those cops have worked in drug trafficking, theft, corporate corruption, etc. as documented by enumerable cases, books, etc. The system has proven itself untrustworthy to black people. Stripping pensions of these brutes is a great action to do. Tamir Rice's mother has shown amazing courage and grace. That union leader's name is Lt. Javier Ortiz. You can Google what he said about Tamir Rice. It was disgusting. We know about the studies that show anti-black biases that many cops and others have. Black people are considered by some in negative terms. Indeed, the cops tackled Tamir Rice's sister. Falsely blaming a grieving Sister for medical care is the height of cowardly behavior on the part of the police.

Yes, there are tons of stories where white people have threaten the police with loaded weapons (like Houseman), are involved in high speed chases, and involved in other actions, but cops don't immediately kill them. Some people want to be vile and ignore the situation of institutional racism, classism, misogynoir, etc. which exist in the world. Many non-blacks do think that they are Anglo when they spew racist garbage. Lynch is totally wrong for his actions. In NYC and in other places nationwide, there have always been problems with racial profiling, homeless people being exploited, and police occupation of communities. De Blasio is the new mayor and even his accurate statement about Eric Garner has caused the far right crowd to be in some frenzy. It is truly unfathomable to see why many people can't stand even the word racism to be discussed in a discourse about this issue. In order for us to overcome, we have to talk about racism, classism, and other important issues.
The victims' families are certainly tired of seeing this tyranny. It is very emotional for the families. We pray for them and their courage will be recognized and they inspire us to carry on. They are the heroes. Transparency is always important. They always talk about money and debt all of the time (when they are the ones who receive most of the corporate welfare in the States). Laws have to be changed since many of these current laws allow a massive permissiveness on how cops behave. Allowing the public to see how much money civil lawsuits account for these instances can show the world how police brutality is not only immoral, but it deals with lives being changed forever. There are millions of dollars in civil lawsuit money given to victims in the 21st century alone. It is a total shame that we have to be told the "talk" by our parents when we were really young about how we interact with the police. We are a great people too. Black people have made advanced civilizations for thousands of years (from the civilization of Songhai to the may Nigerian engineers today in our generation). Black people have been scholars, builders, inventors, lawyers, etc. for thousands of years.

The human heart is one of the most important organs of the human body. The heart beats constantly. Scientists say that the heart beats about 100,000 times every single day. The heart on average is about the size of the human fist, but it has the very important purpose of keeping blood flowing throughout the 60,000 miles of blood vessels that freed human organs and tissues. That is why when there is damage to the heart or its valves; the heat has to work harder just to keep up with the body’s demand o blood. So, the human heat is very critical in the development of the human body.  To exercise, to eat healthy, well balanced meals, and to take time to sleep will allow the heart to be in great shape. Each heart of a human being is different. They aren’t identical. It is a fact that heat disease is the biggest killer of both men and women in America according to the American Heart Association. To massive decrease the risk of heart disease, experts has always said that we shouldn’t smoke, keep our blood pressures and cholesterol levels in check, and watch for the sings of trouble with our hearts. There are other forms of great advice to strengthen heart health. A great laugh can send 20 percent more blood flowing through your entire boy. This can decrease street. Laughter is a good heart medicine. Eating fish can reduce cardiovascular disease as well. "Twice a week, swap a less-healthy protein such as a beef, pork, [or] lamb, which carries a higher risk of saturated fat and cholesterol, for a leaner protein such as fish," suggests Dr. Castelli. "Good fish options include sardines, anchovies, salmon, herring, mackerel, trout and even canned, white tuna." Isometric exercises or exercise when you contract large muscles without moving he body part can improve the human heart. People should move. A blood pressure monitor is an easy way to keep an eye on blood pressure and it can monitor the human health.

The human lungs are vital in the body. They are essential for human life. They work all of the time to pulling in air and dumping out substances too. Breathing brings in oxygen and expels carbon dioxide (or a waste product of metabolism). We have to breathe in order for us to talk and sing. They help us breathe literally. Medical conditions related to the lungs include asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD. These illnesses can cause the lungs’ airways o be inflame and cause difficulty breathing. Bronchitis and pneumonia can have temporary damage to lungs. Permanently damage to lungs is definitely caused by something serious like COPD. The lungs are made up of hundreds of thousands of branching tubes that end in tiny air sacs called alveoli. There are over 300 million of these tiny sacs in our lungs. They offer about the surface area of a tennis court to keep up the respiratory demands of the body.  The membranes of these tiny air sacs are also thinner than tissue paper to maximize the exchange of gases. The lungs are part of our immune system. Pollutants and infection causing microbes are captured by the mucus in the lungs and shuttled upward into tiny cilia for us to cough or swallow. Sneezes are another way the lungs help rid us of infection or pollution, often before these invaders even pass beyond the sinuses. Smoking destroys those cilia that help to remove infection and pollutants. This causes clogged airways. Excursive can improve the cardiovascular system and makes the lungs’ jobs easier. Clean water can keep the lungs hydrates and the mucus flowing. It keeps blood flowing to and from the lungs. Onions can help the lungs and the heart to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, and fight infection. Cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and kale have been shown to halt the progression of lung cancer and cut the risk of developing lung cancer in half. They are rich in chlorophyll that cleans and builds blood, and full of some very effective antioxidants. Apples have flavonoids, vitamin E, and vitamin C all help the lungs function at their best. Apples are rich in all of these and those who eat several a week have healthier lungs. Pomegranates, peppers, garlic, grapefruit, and other foods can help with lung health as well in numerous ways.

By Timothy

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