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!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
- 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.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
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Charles “Lil’ Buck” Riley and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma performing “The Swan”
Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Saturday, July 2, 2011
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.
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
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.