Thursday, August 17, 2006

Ahk Yiore building bridges

Shmerah E. Keymah - KNN
Much work is being done to build bridges between the Africans of the diaspora and Africans on the continent. Ahk Yiore under the leadership of the Office of the Ambassador has been doing a tremendous work. Get the latest updates by clicking the attached links:

V.I. delegation visiting Ghana, ancestral home of many Virgin Islanders By AYESHA MORRISFriday, July 21st 2006 Virgin Islands Daily Newshttp

Ghana invites V.I. residents to emancipation tribute By AYESHA MORRIS Tuesday, July 4th 2006 Virgin Islands Daily News

USVI delegation in Ghana for Emancipation celebration-By SUSAN MANN – Caribbean Net News St Thomas-St John CorrespondentMonday, July 31, 2006 Caribbean Net News

Virgin Islanders Connect with Ghana at Emancipation Commemoration By LYNDA LOHR Aug. 15, 2006 St. Thomas Source Click Here

The Africa Diaspora Connection Aug. 7, 2006 A Ghana News Agency feature by Hannah Asomaning Click Here

Ghana, United States Virgin Islands establish linkage Saturday, 29 July 2006 Ghana WebClick Here

Ghana can reunite the African family News Date: 28th July 2006 Business Ghana Click Here

Emancipation 2006 begins with wreath-laying Accra, July 28, 2006 Ghana News Agency Click Here

Africans and the Diaspora must collaborate for development – Jake July 28, 2006 Ghana News Agency Click Here

Soul Vegetarian Tallahassee

Tallahassee Democrat

Learn how to make food with vegetarian soul today at the Growers' Market at Lake Ella. The Soul Vegetarian Restaurant, which specializes in vegan food, will supply the expertise for a free cooking demonstration from 3 to 6 p.m. The Growers' Market is open from 3 p.m. to dusk Wednesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 229 Lake Ella Drive, behind Black Dog Cafe. This week, shoppers can expect to find muscadines, pears, arugula, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, herbs, eggplants, onions, basil, butternut squash, pumpkins, okra, herbs and flowers.

World water demand 'will double'

WORLD demand for water will double by 2050, with a third of the globe's population already facing shortages of the precious resource, an international expert has warned.
Submitted by Laviyah E. Nahum

That will also send the cost of the "blue gold" through the roof, but it is unlikely to match the pricing spiral experienced by crude oil. Dr Frank Rijsberman, a Dutch scientist who heads the eminent International Water Management Institute, said about 2.5 billion people – most of them in Asia – already faced scarcity of water. Click here to read the full article on the website

Overweight 'top world's hungry'

There are now more overweight people across the world than hungry ones, according to experts.
Nehehmahnyah Ben Shaleak-KNN Staff

US professor Barry Popkin said all countries - both rich and poor - had failed to address the obesity boom. He told the International Association of Agricultural Economists the number of overweight people had topped 1bn, compared with 800m undernourished. Speaking at an Australian conference, he said changing diets and people doing less physical exercise was the cause. Professor Popkin, from the University of North Carolina, said that the change had happened quickly as obesity was rapidly spreading, while hunger was slowly declining among the world's 6.5bn population. He told the conference at the Gold Coast convention centre near Brisbane: "Obesity is the norm globally and under nutrition, while still important in a few countries and in targeted populations in many others, is no longer the dominant disease."

He said the "burden of obesity", with its related illnesses, was also shifting from the rich to the poor, not only in urban but in rural areas around the world. China typified the changes, with a major shift in diet from cereals to animal products and vegetable oils accompanied by a decline in physical work, more motorised transport and more television viewing, he added. And he urged governments to begin to develop better strategies to combat the problem. He said food prices could be used to manipulate people's diets and tilt them towards healthier options. "For instance, if we charge money for every calorie of soft drink and fruit drink that was consumed, people would consume less of it. "If we subsidise fruit and vegetable production, people would consume more of it and we would have a healthier diet."

And University of Minnesota's Professor Benjamin Senauer, who has compared lifestyles in the US, which has high obesity rates with Japan, which has low rates, agreed. "The average Japanese household spends almost a quarter of its income on food compared to under 14% in the US." 'Cheap food' While a direct tax on food in the US to reduce obesity would not be politically acceptable, agricultural subsidies which resulted in cheap food could be reduced, he added. But he said other factors, such as exercise, also played an important role. "Japanese cities are based on efficient public transport and walking. The average American commutes to work, drives to the supermarket and does as little walking as possible." Professor Tony Barnett, head of the diabetes and obesity group at Birmingham University, said: "It is becoming increasingly clear that the number of overweight outnumbers the malnourished. "What is also clear is that this is not just happening in developed countries, the developing world also has serious problems. "The biggest increases are being seen in parts of Asia with certain populations more susceptible than others. If we do not get to grips with this, problems associated with obesity, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are going to increase rapidly."

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Catch some rays to avoid dangerously low vitamin D levels

MSN Health

"I think this is a major unrecognized epidemic in the United States," says Michael Holick, M.D., a researcher at Boston University medical center and the most high-profile member of the vitamin D research community. "It affects children and adults of all ages, all races, and both sexes. It's very significant." The way God drew it up, getting enough vitamin D ought to be a cinch, since the process is as unconscious as breathing. When you're outside in the sunlight, UVB rays from the sun activate an enzyme in your skin. Presto, vitamin D is created and goes to work in your body.

Unfortunately, in practice several things can interfere with the process. First is geography. The farther you are from the equator, the less direct the sunlight is, and the weaker the UV rays become. Above 42 north, for example — picture a line stretching roughly from Boston to northern California — it's difficult for many people to produce vitamin D during the winter. African-Americans, Latinos, and others with dark skin are at a further disadvantage, since their pigmentation limits the UV light they can absorb and slows vitamin D synthesis.

The final obstacle in vitamin D production is, or at least can be, the environment — the cause of the last big vitamin D crisis, in the early 1900s. As the industrial revolution kicked into high gear, more people moved to the cities and hunkered down in dark, dank tenements; meanwhile, pollution from bustling factories clouded the skies. The result was far fewer UV rays touching people's skin, and a lot more vitamin D deficiency. "At the turn of the last century," says Dr. Holick, "more than 80 percent of the kids in Boston had rickets." See: Why Sunshine is So Healthy

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Sisterhood Conference celebrates the 40th year of the 45 second vision

By Paziyah E. Navoniel-KNN Writer

The Divine Jerusalem Sisterhood of the African Hebrew Israelite Community (North American Theater) held it's annual Sisterhood Conference last weekend at the Shady Lakes Resort near Chicago Ill.

Aturah Yoahnah (Chicago) opened up with a visual demonstration of the vow: "I shall shine forth the light of thy loving kindness upon my brother, my sister, my children and the stranger that enters into my presence, so that they may see always a light on the path that leadeth unto you." She had sisters representing various entities come forward carrying a candle to show the roles we all play within the KOY and the impact we have on the world.

Aturah Yafah (Atlanta) opened with Mark 13:27 telling us that now is the time the Anointed is pulling out the elect (those that will cause major influence). One righteous man will put 1000 to flight (Joshua 23:10). She told us the sisterhood have a date with destiny, and they must move forward to build Yah's Kingdom. It is time to refocus, recommit and rededicate. The daughters of Yah are the epitome of grace and Godliness (GBT pg 199 or The Resurrection pg. 98). We have a lot of work to do, setting the example of sisterhood for the world, but we must move into our realm of being Goddesses to accomplish it.

Aturah Shamiyah (Texas) gave a presentation on Divine Family. She told us to begin with the end in mind, always keeping the standard in mind. Never use excuses, have what needs to be done already prepared, always be organized, keep a sense of humor, think that our families will always be a family of wonder, excitement and excellence, we must never arrive in the land of the done (thinking we have nothing else to accomplish).

Akote Ahuvyah (St.Louis) spoke on Khavah. She taught that Khavah was able to submit herself to a mind greater than herself. In the first rounds of a fight you fight on the defense and you think on a personal "me" level. In the latter rounds you fight on the offense and begin to incorporate the needs of the group as a whole. She gave examples of the infertile, unreceptive mind (Isaiah 1:2,4,9 and 14:12) and told us where our minds needed to be. We must totally submit to this Truth and the instructions that we are being given. If not, we can never move into our fullness. Yah Khai!!!

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Monday, August 14, 2006

Coming to a city near you

Air Travel Changes


Due to enhanced security measures most liquids, gels, lotions and other items of similar consistency will not be permitted in carry-on baggage. These types of items must be packed in your checked baggage. Liquids, gels and lotions can be purchased beyond the checkpoint but must be disposed of before boarding the aircraft. Exceptions: Baby formula and breast milk if a baby or small child is traveling; prescription medicine with a name that matches the passenger’s ticket; up to 8 oz. of liquid or gel low blood sugar treatment and up to 4 oz. of non-prescription liquid medications. While we can not provide an exhaustive list of items, below are some of the most common items now prohibited. Please note, if you have questions or doubts on certain items, place those in your checked baggage. We strongly encourage travelers to read our full list of prohibited items to avoid hassle. Click Here: Learn more about our new security procedures and Learn more about the threat level change.

Brothers Get Ready!!!!

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 31st - Sept. 4th, 2006. For more info contact: or

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Dimona's tribute to the Mean Judeans!!!!




Photo: Ahtur Ammioz-KNN DC
Translation: Akote Kheelkeeyah-KNN Israel