Saturday, July 22, 2006

V. I. Delegation Visiting Ghana

Ancestral home of many Virgin Islanders

ST. THOMAS - The V.I. government is sending representatives to Ghana this week to participate in the country's Emancipation Day celebrations. The group hopes to restore ties to the West African nation and further explore the issue of reparations. From Sunday to July 30, Ghana's liberation commemorations will take place in the capital city of Accra. The official delegation includes Dr. Carlyle Corbin, Minister of State for External Affairs, and Myron Jackson, director of the V.I. State Historic Preservation Office, who left Thursday. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen is scheduled to join them next week. Shelley Moorhead, president of the St. Croix-based African-Caribbean Reparations and Resettlement Alliance, is helping to coordinate the visit between local officials and those in Ghana. "The participation of the delegation in our event this year certainly signifies the renewal of ties between the Virgin Islands and Ghana," said Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, Ghana's minister of tourism. After visiting the Virgin Islands in September, Obetsebi-Lamptey extended an official invitation to the territory's people in March to visit their ancestral homeland to begin the process of repair. See Complete Article: V.I. delegation visiting Ghana, ancestral home of many Virgin ...

Friday, July 21, 2006

Heat forces St. Louis evacuations

Troops help 300,000 lacking power in St. Louis-Heat blamed for at least 20 deaths in Midwest; Cloudy skies bring relief - Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - Overcast skies provided some relief Friday for hundreds of thousands of people without electricity to run air conditioners as the nation sweated through a week of stifling heat. With more than 300,000 homes and businesses still without power, National Guard troops, police, firefighters and volunteers were back out knocking on doors and offering bottled water as they checked on elderly residents. One health officials likened the way the city’s older brick homes retain heat to a furnace in the summertime. See:Heat forces St. Louis evacuations

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Is the TV your babysitter?

Many parents encouraging tots to watch TV Study

One-third of the nation’s youngest children are glued to the tube - MSNBC News

WASHINGTON - One mother stopped watching “ER” reruns when her preschooler tried to give her little brother CPR. Another mom laughed that her 15-month-old sang the McDonald’s jingle — “ba, ba, boppa, ba” — every time they drove past the golden arches. One-third of the nation’s youngest children — babies through age 6 — live in homes where the television is on almost all the time, says a study that highlights the immense disconnect between what pediatricians advise and what parents allow. TV in the bedroom is not even that rare for the littlest tots anymore. Almost one child in five under 2 has a set, even though the American Academy of Pediatrics advises against any TV watching at that age. Eight in 10 children younger than 6 watch TV, play video games or use the computer on a typical day. They average about two hours of screen time, compared with 48 minutes when they are being read to, the Kaiser Family Foundation concludes in a study released May 24. See Full Article:

Days after tsunami earthquake hits Indonesia

CBS News-July 19,2006

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A strong earthquake caused tall buildings to sway in the Indonesian capital Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to the streets just days after a deadly tsunami struck main island of Java. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The 6.0-magnitude quake was centered 25 miles beneath the Sunda strait, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its Web site, and struck 90 miles southwest of Jakarta. Suharjono, head of the earthquake division at Jakarta's meteorological agency, told Metro TV that based on the initial estimate of Wednesday's quake strength, it was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami. But he urged people to be on guard. On Monday, a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.7-earthquake slammed into Java's southern coast, killing more than 530 people. A series of strong aftershocks have rattled the region since then.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Another tsunami hits Indonesia

Rescuers search for Java tsunami survivors - More than 339 killed, 136 still missing after 6-foot wave hits Indonesia
Associated Press

PANGANDARAN, Indonesia - Tearful parents searched for missing children and soldiers dug through the debris Tuesday of homes flattened by the second tsunami to hit Indonesia in as many years. At least 339 people were killed, officials said, with more than 600 injured. Bodies covered in white sheets piled up at makeshift morgues — with the corpse of at least one woman lying on a beach long popular with local and foreign tourists. "I don't mind losing any of my property, but please God return my son," said Basril, a villager, as he and his wife searched though mounds of rubble piled up at Pangandaran resort on Java island's southern coast. The area hit by Monday's disaster was spared by the devastating 2004 Asian tsunami, and many residents said they did not even feel the 7.7-magnitude undersea quake that unleashed the two-yard-high wall of water. But some recognized the danger when they saw the sea recede and fled to higher ground, screaming "Tsunami! Tsunami!" See: Toll rises in Indonesia tsunami

Sunday, July 16, 2006


from The Jerusalem
Celebrity Grapevine
by Greer Fay Cashman

July 16, 2006 - ISRAEL'S FASHION industry may not wield the influence of Paris or Milan, but a fashion project in Dimona is developing an increasingly impressive celebrity clientele. Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and Oprah Winfrey are among the big names buying clothing from the Black Hebrew community of Dimona, Ma'ariv reported last week. The attractive, colorful and comfortable designs were originally sold as part of fundraising efforts by the Black Hebrews, who began marketing the clothes on trips to the United States. The beautifully embroidered designs are made by 25 members of the Black Hebrew community and are sold not only in the US, but also in several African countries and to members of the African business and diplomatic communities here in Israel.

Coming Soon!!!!!

The Divine Jerusalem Brotherhood is proud to present its 2006 International Conference in Corsicana, Texas. Our theme this year is:

The Great Expectation-From Vision to Victory
(Global Expansion and Beyound)
40 Years (1966-2006)

Victory is asured when we stay alinged with our purpose. This conference is focusing on helping the Brotherhood maintain that perfect alignment with the Holy One of Israel. This is a conference you don't want to miss. Be a part of the most dynamic body of spiritual men on the planet.

"For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
no good thing will he withhold from
them that walk uprightly." Psalm 84:11

Don't miss out!!! August 6th - Sept. 4th, 2006. For more info contact: or