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Harvard Medical School Students Take a Stand Against Police Brutality and Injustice

Posted On: December 11, 2014

Medical student from Havard wore black hoodies to honor the lives of Trayvon Martin and also joined in solidarity to take a stand against police brutality, and injustice.

Pictured below, the student hold a powerful quote to make a strong statement.

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The Only Supermoon for 2017 - Gemini Full Moon

Posted On: December 02, 2017

Full Moon SuperMoon (Dec 3) in Gemini is prismatic with information, able to shapeshift into multiple expressions. Not an easy path to discern. Best not to get swept up with the tides of misinformation, instead ground into your own center and listen deeply to your Soul. With Mercury just having turned retrograde, there is much to reflect on. This a healing time as well as a time of self-mastery where we have an opportunity to cleanse our perceptions and open up to a new way. Time to upgrade our thinking and remember that we are free to perceive our experience in what ever way we choose. We are powerful beyond measure. Trust in your process and trust in your heart.

Pam Younghans says,

"Depending on which direction we choose to look we can feel profound inspiration and hope or great frustration and disillusionment. Since both Saturn and Mercury are at the same degree as the Galactic Center, this alignment indicates an opportunity for a major reset. This is a time when we can take significant steps in releasing old patterns that have blocked our progress.”

Leah Whitehorse says,

“This big bright supermoon occurs on a day supercharged with astrological activity..Fact and fiction are blended, shaken and stirred and served with a slice of sleight of hand.. Neptune’s confusing vibration can sometimes make us feel weak or defeated before we even start… If you feel confused, stand still, tune into your heart… Let the distraction of the world fall away until you can hear your own inner dialogue..No matter how strange these times are, remember you have a direct line to the cosmos.”

Divine Harmony shares,

"The last Full Moon of 2017 is going out with a bang! …bringing into the full Light of consciousness information, communication, ideas and thinking that needs to be seen for what it is...”

“It’s so important right now karmically to be honest, direct and clear- with ourselves and with others.” Jessica Shepherd says, it’s an “opportunity to catch our awareness mid-stream, to observe how we are deluding or deceiving our self through wrong stories, false perceptions. Astrologer Steven Forrest calls this Neptunian process ‘cleaning the windows’. By becoming aware of what’s obscuring our windows (wrong perceptions), we discover clarity, truth, oneness.”

For more insight and to read more about 2017's last full moon and only supermoon in Gemini, click on the link below.

Gemini Full Moon Insight

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Reference, art and source of article: Mystic Mamma


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Edith P. Mitchell Becomes President for The National Medical Association

Posted On: August 28, 2015

Not sure if many people know this, The National Medical Association was founded to honor and guide African-American men and women who are in the fields of medical, health and science studies. Also in the provision of resources and medical education to the masses. 

Edith P. Mitchell became the National Medical Association (NMA) 116th president where she will oversee, continue to advocate the NMA's mission and purpose to advance African-American men and women physicians and scientists. 

Mitchell began her studies in medical science at the Tennessee State University in Nashville and the Medical College of Virginia, where she graduated and furthered her education at the Meharry Medical College.

Upon her presidency at the National Medical Association, Edith made a statement about the state of healthcare in America.

“There is still much work to be done with regards to disparities in medical treatment. I believe that we can all work together and make great strides to address better health care in our nation.”

Congrats to Dr. Mitchell!

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Health Corner: Matcha Green Tea Powder

Posted On: October 27, 2015

Introducing our Health Corner segment, where we will be sharing information on some products to enhance, activate and vitalize your health and well being. We'll share some ancient things as well, health secrets the Egyptians, even some past down from family and our elders used to empower and maintain youth and vitality.

Starting off with the Matcha Green Tea Powder, which are produced and manufacted mostly in Japan, parts of China and in some Asian cultures. But the Matcha leaves itself is only grown in Japan. Matcha Green Tea is a very special, ancient and traditional tea that has been around for hundreds of years; and used in different Chinese Dynasty to maintain their power and reign. The tea was also and continues to be used for spiritual purposes in Zen Buddhism and to elevate aspects of meditation. The tea is prepared in two distinctive ways, the Traditional Japanese Ceremonial and Ceremonial Grade (Premium and Culinary).

Although there are two different ways Matcha Green Tea Poweder is prepared, there are many several variances of the tea based on color and the refinement of the powder. The greener the matcha, the better it is for you.

So what does Matcha Green Tea Powder do and what are the benefits?

Good questions and lets get into them.

The Matcha Green Tea Powder has several health benefits that will empower, vitalize, ehnance and metabolize a person's mental, physical, emotional and as well as spiritual health. And just overall health benefits.

For mental health benefits: Matcha Green Tea Powder boost concentration, focus and memory. Because of the production of dopamine and serotonin, the tea elevates and magnifies the mind in remembering things, clarity, helps in concentration and focus which activates higher levels of creativity.

For emotional health benefits: Matcha Green Tea Powder is a great mood enhancer and also, promotes relaxation in order to stay calm and centered (balanced). It reduces anxiety, nervousness and hypertension. Although the tea has caffeine in it, unlike other products with caffeine, consumers do not experience the regualr side effects caffeine causes. Instead the tea aids as a stimulant that increases energy levels and endurance.

For spiritual health benefits: It does the same thing for mental and emotional health benefits. Buddhist use it because of its mood enhancing benefits, the way it expands levels of meditation and how it clarifies the mind and soul. Because of its calm and alertness benefits, Matcha Green Tea Powder helps one stay sharp and on top of their game.

For physical health benefits: Matcha Green Tea Powder cleanses and detoxifies the body of toxins. It is a great natural way of losing weight because of its cleansing properties. Due to its high levels of chlorophyll, the tea rids the body of all kind of toxins from metals and different chemicals. It will leave the skin smooth and clear, free of blemishes, acne and etc. Matcha Green Tea Powder also helps in maintaing youth, by cell renewal and restoration for the skin and keeps you natually beautiful from the inside out. It revitalizes the body, gives you that kick to get your day started right with great energy and the feeling of empowerment and exhilaration (a natural high) to soar and immense into great levels of yourself. (That's also mental, emotional and spiritual health as well).

For overall health benefits: Matcha Green Tea Powder is rich in antioxidants which helps fight against negative affects of UV radiation, prevents certain illnesses and maladies. One cup of Matcha Green Tea Powder gives you five times the antioxidants you need that are often found in raw fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants also help in skin care and health. Matcha Green Tea Powder is great for the immune system, by helping you create new and regenerate the cells you need to fight off colds, flu, illnesses and etc. It lowers the risk of certain cancers, prevents Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma and diabetes. The tea helps boost immunity and metabolism, improves cholesterol and helps burn calories.

"Matcha green tea is a rich source of Vitamins A and C as well as potassium, protein, iron and calcium. We all know how good ordinary green tea is for our body but a single cup of matcha green tea contains the equivalent nutritional value of roughly 10 cups of regular green tea."

Matcha Green Tea Powder can be consumed with cold or hot water until all of it is dissolved. Matcha can also be brewed with milk, usually it taste great with organic coconut milk, even soy milk is good too. It can also be consumed as a latte, used in baking for muffins, specialty bread and; several different recipes in cooking and baking. Matcha Green Tea Powder can also be added to your favorite smoothies.

The traditional method of brewing Matcha Green Tea Powder is with a tea bowl and bamboo whisk.

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Toyota Invest $1 Billion In Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Posted On: November 07, 2015

In search of the next frontier, Toyota is seeking to invest one billion dollars in robotics and artificial intelligence research and development. The automobile corporation's investment is to assist the company in developing cars with autonomous driving, engineered robotic parts and; A.I. to be utilized as a GPS to direct drivers to their destinations.

Toyota will continue to develop robots and already showcased their R2-D2-like robot, which was designed to help the elderly, disabled people by performing certain tasks of picking up and moving objects for them. The robots are equipped to play music, converse and interact with human beings.

Akio Toyoda, who is the president of Toyota released a statement yesterday (Nov. 6th) about their new projects in robotics and A.I. by informing news media, a facility to begin developments will open in January, employing 200 techs and engineers. Akio also stated a second facility will open up sometime in 2016.

Gill Pratt will spearhead Toyota Research Institute Inc. as their robotic expert. In Pratt's statement, he noted the innovations of robotics and artificial intelligence will evolve daily activities and driving skills for drivers.

"The company's goals are to support older people in their homes with robotics, make cars free of accidents and use AI to allow all people to drive regardless of ability."

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28 Year Old Breaking Grounds In STEM Field and Research

Posted On: March 16, 2015

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, it is mostly a Caucasian male dominated field but one woman is opening doors and breaking grounds in race disparity when it comes to STEM research. Twenty eight old Maci Peterson is a former Spelman student, who hopes to inspire other African-American women and men like herself, to enter the field and innovate it.

Maci Peterson is the mastermind and creater of On Second Thought which is an app that allows people to take back text messages. You know how you sometimes send a embarrasing text, maybe by mistake to a family member or maybe you changed your mind after you pushed the send button; well that's where Maci comes in and changed all that.

In an interview with Black Enterprise, Maci Peterson explained the mechanism of the app, its many features and even a program in it called "curfew," for people who had too much to drink and it prevents them from sending drunk and embarassing text messages.

"On Second Thought is very easy to use. After downloading the app from the Google Play Store, you go to the app’s settings, set On Second Thought as your default SMS app and determine the length of your “grace period”—up to 60 seconds. The “grace period” is the amount of time you have to swipe left and Ost (recall) a message after hitting “send.”

Another feature in development is “curfew.” It’s for those nights on the town when you know you might have a bit too much to drink. Just go to your On Second Thought settings, determine the time you’d like your “curfew” to start, and all messages you try to send after that time will be held until the next morning. Once the “curfew” expires, you can look back and see which messages you still want to send, and which ones you’re thankful didn’t go through."

The 28 year old genius is approaching her 5,000 user mark for the app and hopes it grows. Maci Peterson continues in her research in STEM and stated she is creating and developing more apps and even inventions which will enhance technology.

You go Maci! ASalute and Godspeed!

 

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Lions Can Open Doors, Umm Why Are We Surprised?

Posted On: March 09, 2015

In a throwback video of a family's recent trip to South Africa, while taking pictures of a pack of lions, they discovered lions could open doors. The family was shocked and so was the writer who wrote the story about it. Animals are not dumb, they are not superior in intelligence like us but they are not stupid either. Animals have this connection with nature that we've somehow disconnected from due to technology, but that's another topic.

We believe in studying animals, it can give us a better understanding of our world, nature, and even creation. We've seen videos of dogs and other animals mourning the lost of another one. Have you ever wondered if animals feel emotional pain like we do? And how do they heal themselves? Emotional and physical pain are not the same.

With animals, some of them have certain powers, like owls ability to see through darkness without light, which is their night vision and their high sense of awareness. Or a spider who weaves its net and the material of the net is durable and sometimes better than the materials we create. In understanding those things, we discover knowledge.

But anyhow, check the video out.

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World Health Organization Confirms The End of Ebola Outbreak in Guinea

Posted On: December 31, 2015

The National World Organization (WHO) recently made a declaration to news media outlets that Guinea in Africa was free of Ebola and confirmed the end of outbreaks in the country.

Ironically, Guinea was where the outbreak of Ebola took place two years ago and ventured to other neighboring countries such as: Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. Fast forward, the Ebola outbreak has ended where it started. In total there was 11,315 casualties, including over 100 healthcare professionals. The World Health Organization took extreme measures to eradicate Ebola from those countries and funding advertising to educate people about the stigmas of those who survived through treatment and care.

Guinea plans on having several concerts with fireworks to celebrate the country's milestone and monumental achievement of ridding itself of Ebola. WHO congratualed Guinea's government for their roles in curing their country by making these statements:

"Extraordinary leadership in fighting the epidemic".

The World Health Organization will remain in Guinea to maintain prevention of any kind of outbreaks and to keep the country free of Ebola. They noted although outbreaks ended in Guinea, the disease is not yet defeated and they still have a long way to go in making Africa Ebola free.

President Alpha Conde of Guinea since his presidency, has doubled funding for healthcare and will continue to alleviate the country of its burdens.

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News Source: BBC

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130 Med Students Graduate in Somalia, Making History & Progress Towards a Better Tomorrow

Posted On: December 29, 2015

Reviving healthcare, one hundred and thirty student graduated in medical studies at the University in Somalia’s capital.

The historical event was the biggest class to receive their degrees in beocming doctors and forged the promise of a better tomorrow in Somalia's healthcare institutions. The graduation also embarked, the country's will to rise after a 2009 bombing during a graduation ceremony. Some of the survivors were in attendance at the present graduation and expressed, the success of the med graduates in tackling the challenges of healthcare, working with the government, improving the availability of medical supplies and equipment; staffing in hospitals and etc.

The med graduates consisted of men and women, some of them were interviewed and made statements about ooking forward to working with the people of Somalia and providing quality healthcare.

Hit the play button to check out the footage.

Congratulations to all the graduates.

News Source: CCTV

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Doctors Perform The First Ever Penile Transplant

Posted On: March 17, 2015

A surgical team of doctors from South Africa made history in medicine and research, when they performed the first ever penile transplant.

The operation took place a couple of months ago back in December of 2014. The recipient of the operation was given a large donation and was subject to the operation, because he endured a circumcision gone wrong. The circumcision was a rite to passage from boyhood to manhood but it was a botched job, which left him with less of an inch. The young man was distraught and he couldn't find anybody to help him fix his penis. Until a team of doctors decided they would help him and restore his penis.

After the young man passed a series of exams and tests, he was cleared for the surgery. The procedure was a nine hour process and doctors successfully gave the young man a new penis. According to BBC News, doctors expected the young man to fully recover later this year, sometimes around November but he recovered sooner than expected. Doctors reported the young man is able to urinate with no problem, he was able to perform his sexual duties with no problem and even experienced an orgasm. Doctors are thrilled about the surgery and stated it will help men across the world with penis issues.

In order to perform the surgery, doctors used the same protocols for facial reconstructive surgery, which involves connecting the nerves and blood vessels. The doctors who performed the surgery explained how the penile transplant was much harder than facial transplant, but with precision and diligence, they were able to administer the operation.

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Colorado Using Profits From Marijuana Sales To Fund Schools

Posted On: March 18, 2015

Cannabis which is the medical term for marijuana is legal in the state of Colorado and they have made some nice profits from it.

Last year, Colorado earned $90 million dollars in revenues from the sale of marijuana, since it became legal in their state. The state is using some of those revenues and funding schools with it. They've implemented their funds through a grant program called BEST which means, Building Excellent Schools Today. With the grant, some of the tax revenues from marijuana profits have been used, about $16 million to help fund the schools in Colorado. Scott Newell is the director for the Education Department in Colorado and has been involved in the project. Newell is repsponsible for all funds that come in and has applied some to build more schools in Colorado. This will be the first year Scott Newell will allow grants from marijuana tax revenues, to be used towards funding for schools from: constructions, supplies, wage increase and benefits for teachers, scholarships for students to use for college and etc.

The BEST grant was established back in 2008 to find other alternatives of generating funds to finance schools. The grants did not just provide for public school districts in Colorado but it also helped special needs schools like: the Deaf and the Blind, charter schools, the board of education in Colorado and more. The funds that have been generated from BEST were used to build and renovate schools, to finance them in the operations of the schools, to try and keep Colorado's education the number one factor of importance.

2015 has started as a great year for BEST who incurred $108 millions dollars in total fundings from state, private sectors, investors, including $16 million in tax revenues from marijuana sale profits. BEST will be awarding the funds later this summer to school districts in Colorado and towards other school projects.

There's been an on-going debate about this, some liberals are against marijuana tax revenues being used to fund schools and others are for it. Those tax revenues could of been used to build jails and prison or finance them, but instead they are being used towards education. The sales of marijuana has grown the economy where it is legal at, if we can recall 2 Chainz did say legalizing marijuana would help the economy in his open forum discussion with Nancy Grace.

When they made marijuana legal, they banked nicely from it. In these states marijuana is legal at, it was illegal to sell dime bags and etc., in some cases people ended up in jail for selling marijuana. Did the people selling dime bags make $90 million dollars a year? No, but the government did, so you do the math. But most of all, if anybody is still selling dime bags, they need to get in on some of this marijuana pie from the government and open their own marijuana facility. Don't let Uncle Sam screw you, learn the system and play chess with it.

Who is Colorado's supplier? Because they are moving a lot of bricks. Things that make you go hmmm.

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