Friday, November 16, 2007

KNN Exclusive-Africans in America: Why are we still here?

Ahtur Keymah B.N. Aharon

This past week USA Today ran several articles speaking to the state of Africans in America. It reveled that things have continued to get worse with no hope for the future. It further revels that all the plans for the advancement for our people in America have failed.

Please review the two articles below to get the latest update on the progress of Africans in America. To some this may be new news but to others it is just a stark reminder of what we already know.

"And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither thy Yah hath driven thee, And shalt return unto thy Yah, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then thy Yah will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither thy Yah hath scattered thee. If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will thy Yah gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: And thy Yah will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers."
Deuteronomy 30:1-5

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Poll: Blacks grow more pessimistic

Black Americans are more dissatisfied with their progress than at any time in the past 20 years
By Marisol Bello

WASHINGTON — Black Americans are more dissatisfied with their progress than at any time in the past 20 years, and less than half say life will get better for them in the future.

A poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center found that one in five blacks say things are better for them now than five years ago. In 1984, almost two in five blacks said things were better than they were five years earlier.

MORE FROM THE STUDY: Pew Research Center

Less than half of blacks surveyed say they think life will get better, compared with 57% in 1986.
"There's a great deal of anxiety, cynicism and pessimism today," says Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. He says growing rates of crime, unemployment and mortgage foreclosures are shrinking wealth in black communities, which contributes to the dissatisfaction.

See Complete Story: Poll: Blacks grow more pessimistic

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Income gap widens between black, white families

Overall incomes have increased over the past 30 years, yet black, white children are not benefiting equally: study.
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Decades after the civil rights movement, the income gap between black and white families has grown, says a new study that tracked the incomes of some 2,300 families for more than 30 years.

Incomes have increased among both black and white families in the past three decades - mainly because more women are in the work force. But the increase was greater among whites, according to the study being released Tuesday.

One reason for the growing disparity: Incomes among black men have actually declined in the past three decades, when adjusted for inflation. They were offset only by gains among black women.

Incomes among white men, meanwhile, were relatively stagnant, while those of white women increased more than fivefold.

See Complete Story: Income gap between black, white families grows - Nov. 13, 2007

Cleveland's Sis. Yaheli is Kick-in it "Live"

by Dede Boone

The formula for living long—eating well, and raw foodist Yaheli Israel has the recipe for a transformation towards celebrating life.

“My thing is I can come into your house, go into your refrigerator and make you a raw food meal,” she said. “I am a creator and food is about celebration.”

Yaheli said because life is about celebrating and being alive everyday, she had to take control of her life, starting first by becoming a vegetarian which was followed immediately by becoming a raw foodist.

“My life—everyday when I fixed my plate, I was creating a plate of death,” she said. “I got to the point where I was on heavy medication, had food allergies, could not breathe, on steroids and on my way to 300 pounds.”

Not quite ready to reveal her new size—Yaheli did share some tips about eating to live.

*Food is to energize the body—once cooked it dies
*Separate food from emotion—evaluate why you are eating
*Fuel your body—don’t over eat
*Start your morning with a glass of water

“Raw food cleanses the body, it puts everything on the run that is not suppose to be there,” she said. “It starts with first cleansing your mind.”

Now that your mind is clean, some essentials Yaheli suggest you have in the kitchen include extra virgin olive oil, cinnamon, sea salt, soy, cane sugar, onion, garlic, ginger, lemon, oranges, honey, walnuts, sunflower seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, parsley—just to name a few.

Yaheli has a recipe book forthcoming, however she is available for raw food parties, one on one training, raw food classes, and as a private chef. She can be contacted at