Friday, March 10, 2006

Breaking News-Body Parts Big Business

Man Accused of Illegally Harvesting Dead Bodies
Tissue From a New Jersey-Based Company May Have Been Transplanted in Patients Across the Country-ABC News Internet Ventures

March 9, 2006 — - In the early morning of Nov. 21, 2005, New York City police officers exhumed a body from the Maple Grove Cemetery in Queens. What they found in the casket was horrifying -- the bones in the lower half of the body were gone -- replaced with plastic PVC pipe.
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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Prince Asiel On The Move!!

The memory of Coretta Scott King, widow of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was honored last week at the Israeli Consulate in New York, a month after she died from a stroke. The ceremony is sponsored annually by the consulate, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and Jewish National Fund. From left are Prince Asiel, International Ambassador of African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem; Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of the foundation; King; Mekel, and Rev. Michael Faulkner, senior minister of New York’s Central Baptist Church. David Karp. Click here to see complete article:

How Teamwork Works

The definition of a team is “a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, set of performance goals and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. This definition lays down the discipline that teams must share to be effective” (Katzenbach and Smith, 1993, p.1). When all of these elements exist, the ultimate performance of the team will be very successful. When the team works on a common purpose, their goal is to collaborate until they have something that everyone can stand by and support. The other elements that support the successful performance of the team are to have a manageable size of members, who hold themselves accountable for the results. The larger the team, the more opportunity for personality conflicts, not staying focus on the topics and not being able to meet on a timely basis. In summary, this article paints a clear picture of what a performing team looks like. Teams that are not performing are missing common commitments to a cause, are without clear performance goals and they don’t hold each other accountable. Teams that function with a disciplined approach, find ways to work together because they have a common purpose that they can all live by.
Submitted by Akote Paziyah E. Navoniel (KNN Reporter)

Reality TV-What Will They Think of Next

Washington Post
It's Just Not Black & White
Thursday, March 9, 2006; B01
A white family becomes black. A black family becomes white. What do they learn?
Fox's FX channel last night debuted "Black. White.," a "reality" TV series in which two families are transformed with makeup into the other race to see how the world responds. Family members apply for jobs, shop for cars and shoes, participate in focus groups on race, and coach each other on what not to do.
The white family (mom, teenage daughter, boyfriend) expresses naivete about what to expect. Should I talk "jive"? mom asks. Boyfriend Bruno says that black people are too sensitive, that his forays as a black man were filled with courteous whites.
The black family members (dad, mom, teenage son) assume they know whites already. Still, the father is surprised when he is hired as a bartender with no references and even though he says he is unemployed.
Washington Post reporters Robert E. Pierre and Brigid Schulte sat down with a black family in Mitchellville and a white family in Alexandria to watch. What do we learn?
© 2006 The Washington Post Company

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Soul Veg to the Next Level - "Soul Vegetarian.Com"

Our Roots
Soul Vegetarian Restaurant and Caterers™ was originally established by the Chefs of the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem, a holistic community, based in Dimona, Israel. In the late 60s, when the group of African Americans went to Liberia, and then onto Israel to establish a holistic, self sufficient lifestyle, they required food that was assuredly wholesome, using only fresh and natural ingredients, free of meat and dairy, prepared using the proper utensils and cooking methods.
Since 1967, our innovative chefs have developed "transitional" soul food, the first completely vegan 'soul' food menu that is influenced by cuisines from around the world, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian and Middle Eastern. To preview the web site click here:

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Happiness and Good Health

by Yoeelah E. N. Aharon

Happiness is something that we all take for granted. It is something that everyone wants and so many people never achieve. Happiness however is directly related to good health. In his book Authentic Happiness, Dr. Seligman reports that there is direct evidence that positive emotion predicts better physical health and longevity. In scientific studies it has been clearly demonstrated that happier people are less likely to die and less likely to become disabled (up to 50% less likely for each). Happier people have better health habits, seek out and absorb more health risk information, have lower blood pressure, and stronger immune systems.
Sadness/depression is the opposite. It is well established that people who are depressed show increased use of mental health services and non-mental health services resulting in a four fold increase in healthcare costs compared to a non-depressed employee. Approximately 18.8 million Americans, or about 9.5 percent of the U.S. adult population, have a depressive disorder in a given year. Approximately 70% of depressed adults are employed. Based on these national statistics, a company can estimate the number of employees under its insurance plan that experience depression. In addition to the increased health care costs, depressed employees also have greater lost time from work and disability. Depression also magnifies the morbidity and healthcare costs of many physical illnesses including coronary heart disease, heart attacks, congestive heart failure, back pain, osteoporosis, diabetes, and some forms of cancer.

Vegetables and fruits aid weight loss

The public seems to have lost interest in low-carbohydrate fad diets. In a recent survey conducted by the American Institute for Cancer Research, four out of five weight-conscious people said they turn to salads, vegetables and fruits when trying to shed a few pounds.
This is good news. Despite all the books, advertisements and commercial products touting low-carb diets, the majority of Americans are sticking with a tried-and-true method for safe, steady and long-lasting weight management. Instead of jumping to another promising quick-fix diet and unbalanced nutrition, Americans are choosing a common sense eating style that stresses vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans. This eating style can help us stay healthy and keep excess weight at bay.
Plant foods prove effective
Nutrition researchers have conducted studies that confirm the major role plant foods, like vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans, play in managing weight.
These foods appear effective in helping weight management because of their low energy density. Since they are high in water and fiber and comparatively low in calories (energy), they give a feeling of fullness without the higher calories of foods higher in fat. At the same time, they provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that promote health and protect against chronic diseases, like cancer.
In one study, when people ate more vegetables and fruits in meals, they reduced their total calorie consumption by more than 400 calories per day. In another study, when overweight people were fed prepared meals much higher in vegetables and fruits and lower in fat than those they usually ate, they had significant weight loss.
The variety of plant foods makes it easy to eat a lot of them. There are so many different kinds, you'll never grow tired of trying new ones. They can be great tasting, too. You may never suspect that they are really good for you and your waist.
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Monday, March 06, 2006

The Martin Luther King Jr/ SCLC Ben Ammi Institute for a New Humanity (INH) Launches New Web Site

The Martin Luther King Jr/ SCLC Ben Ammi Institute for a New Humanity (INH) launches it's new Web Site. To see this remarkable and informative Web Site click on the link below: