Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011


The ritual continues tonight @ Patty Boom Boom DC.
All Africa Everything!
House Music Vibes, Djembes and Dancers!!
Also join us and DJ CLEO KHARY FROM BALTIMORE opening
things up with a special mix from
the dark continent. Blessons!

Event Information
Sunday July 24, 2011
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Music: House

Light The Way When There Is No Sun▲▲▲

Mr. No Print


Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beautiful Fruit

Health Benefits:
  • Dragon fruit help to lower blood glucose levels in type 2 diabetes.
  • Dragon fruit prevent formation of cancer causing free radicals.
  • Dragon fruit helps moisturize and smoothen skin and decrease bad cholesterol level.
  • Dragon fruit helps improve appetite.
  • Dragon fruit can enhance the body metabolism because of its protein content.
  • Dragon fruit helps improve digestion and reduce fat.
  • Dragon fruit helps maintain the health of the eyes.
  • Dragon fruit helps strengthen the bones and teeth.
  • Dragon fruit helps in tissue development.
  • Dragon fruit promotes healing of cuts and bruise.
  • Dragon fruit helps improve memory.


the sunrise dance is a White Mountain Apache four day ceremony in which a girl passes from childhood to womanhood.

an eagle feather is pinned to her head to "help her live long until her hair turns gray". an abalone shell pendant is placed on her forehead as the "sign of Changing Woman, mother of all Apache people"
a Godmother is appointed and massages the girl to give her all her knowledge.

the first night, for hours, around the fire she follows a crown dancer who impersonates a protective spirit.

saturday at dawn, men began to chant. Godmother tells her to dance while kneeling on a buckskin pad facing the sun-the creator. Apache women grind corn. the girl must run quickly around a sacred cane, so no one evil will ever catch up with her. her aunt is running behind her, followed by her Godmother.

on sunday, her Godfather directs her dancing with an eagle feather in each hand. next to him, her father holds her sacred cane. when she is old, she will use this cane for walking. it is decorated with feathers of the even-tempered oriole to give her good disposition.
her aunt stays close to make sure no evil-thinking people touch her.

the medicine man leads the singing in the Apache language.

cattail pollen is something holy to the Apache people. it is used as a blessing. on saturday and sunday she is showered with the bright yellow powder. all the people in attendance pick up a handful of pollen from a basket and shake it over her head. each says prayers in their minds.
then her father pours candies and corn kernels over her to protect her from famine.

on sunday, her Godfather paints her from the top of her head to the bottom of her buckskin boots. she is blessed and protected from all four sides. four is the most important number to the Apache.
the paint is a mixture of pollen, corn-meal, and ground-up stones of four colors.
the costume was made by her aunt who sewed the buckskin top; her mother who cut and rolled about 200 pieces of tin cans for the jingles; she says they "make her sound like wind in the trees when she walks". her mother also beaded the necklace. her aunt made the velvet camp dress.
for four days she cant bathe, touch her skin, or drink from a glass.

the men raised the tepee frame. she dances through it several times so she will always have a safe home.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

the crackdown on self-sufficiency


Friday, July 15, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011


impromptu :: t▢ ▲▢ ▲The Roots for John Varvatos Fall/Winter 2011


Un clip en une seule prise et filmé à l’aide d’une seule caméra. Tourné sur une piste d’aéroport en noir et blanc sous direction de Danny Clinch. Les Roots signent ici un clip étonnant et d’une grande qualité.

○ ◎ ●○ ◎ ●Praha Opening

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Jaydee -J Dilla “Last Donut of the Night”▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼

Last Donut of the Night from Tuomas Vauhkonen on Vimeo.

☼ ☀☼ ☀☼ ☀☼ ☀☼ ☀Apollo Brown “Tao Te Ching” – Video

When you go outside YOU STILL HAVE to LOOk Within____███☼█

Worst drought in 60 years hitting Horn Of Africa◥◥◥◥

Current TV (JUNE 29th))))))) The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with parts of Kenya and Somalia experiencing pre-famine conditions, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

More than 10 million people are now affected in drought-stricken areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda and the situation is deteriorating, it said.

"Two consecutive poor rainy seasons have resulted in one of the driest years since 1950/51 in many pastoral zones," Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, told a media briefing.

"There is no likelihood of improvement (in the situation)until 2012," she said.

Food prices have risen substantially in the region, pushing many moderately poor households over the edge, she said.

A U.N. map of food security in the eastern Horn of Africa shows large swathes of central Kenya and Somalia in the "emergency" category, one phase before what the U.N. classifies as catastrophe/famine -- the fifth and worst category.

Child malnutrition rates in the worst affected areas are more than double the emergency threshold of 15 percent and are expected to rise further, Byrs said.

High mortality rates among children are reported, but she had no figures for the toll.

Drought and fighting are driving ever greater numbers of Somalis from their homeland, with more than 20,000 arriving in Kenya in just the past two weeks, the U.N. refuge agency UNHCR said on Friday. It voiced alarm at the dramatic rise, noting the average monthly outflow had been about 10,000 so far this year.

Almost half the Somali children arriving in refugee camps in Ethiopia are malnourished, and those arriving in Kenya are little better, Byrs said.

U.N. humanitarian appeals for Somalia and Kenya, each about $525 million, are barely 50 percent funded, while a $30 million appeal for Djibouti is just 30 percent funded, she said.

▲▲▲Bamboozled By Alcohol and Music▲▲▲Mixed Up by Elixirs

Why does it take a company like Hennessy to put shows like this together? Over the years there have been so many twisted alcohol sponsored events incorporating artists. They hire outside agencies and "urban" think tanks to compile a list of there favorite artists then they create what looks like a solid, culturally acceptable and relevant event. The events are well put together but under corrupted umbrellas. Then people support them just because of the artists on the bill. At the end of the day these events perpetuate stereotypes. "You don't fight corruption by supporting corruption"...Case in point ....................

Friday, July 1, 2011

What is Soy Lecithin and Why is it Found in So Many Products?

If you read nutrition labels and ingredient lists, you’ve probably come across “soy lecithin” more than a few times. It’s actually a very popular ingredient – one of the top 10 most used ingredients in processed foods.

But what exactly is it? What does it do?

And most importantly, what are its health and nutrition characteristics?

What you need to know:

Lecithins are oily substances that occur naturally in plants (soybeans) and animals (egg yolks).

Soy lecithin (E322) is extracted from soybeans either mechanically or chemically. It’s actually a byproduct of the soybean oil production.

Some people use it as a supplement because it’s high choline content. Choline is a micronutrient that is good for heart health and brain development.

But that’s not the reason soy lecithin is used as an additive in foods. It possesses emulsification properties. This means it can keep a candy bar “together” by making sure that the cocoa and the cocoa butter don’t separate. It is also used in bakery items to keep the dough from sticking and to improve its ability to rise.

Since soybeans are one of the cheapest crops in the US (thanks in part to federal subsidies to growers), it makes sense to use a cheap, natural soy derived emulsifier in food processing.

Most people with soy allergies needn’t worry about products containing soy lecithin, because it is derived from the soybean oil, whereas the allergy itself relates to the soy protein. However, if you read though the comments below, you’ll see that some people with soy allergy are sensitive to soy lecithin as well.