By Chinta Strausberg
With popularity growing, the 22nd annual Real Men Cook celebration will be held on June 19, 2011 at the Chicago State University which ironically falls on two special daysâ€”Fatherâ€™s Day and Â Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day when 149-years ago President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and 101-years since Fatherâ€™s Day began.
With Texas being the last state to find out that slavery had been abolished two-years after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, today 39 states and the District of Columbia now recognize Juneteenth and today 149-years later Real Men Cook is being celebrated simultaneously in 13 states across America.
Sporting chefâ€™s hats and aprons, the men prepare their best dishes and actually proudly serve the anxious people attending this event, but they are also helping to particularly change the image of African American fathers so often betrayed in a negative light by the media.
These Real Men Cook events, held on June 19, 2011 in five cities: Â Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles, shed a more positive light on fathers and their relationships to their families and their communities.
It is the spirit of fatherhood that fills the atmosphere of Real Men Cook activities and the realization that these men can actually cook some very tasty and attractive meals and through their volunteerism they also raise more than $1 million for charity.
Real Men Charities, Inc. is the national not-for-profit organization that presents the Real Men Cook events uses the funds to build and continue programs to honor fathers and father figures, to empower families and perpetuate the memory and spirit of Karega Kofi Moyo and Yvette Moyo-Gillard who founded the annual Fatherâ€™s Day event.
Real Men Cook Â promotes father figures in our communities by showcasing their culinary talents but also spotlights their close ties to their families and communities.
Â â€œI canâ€™t tell you how many times people in smaller cities tell me that their families get together, and the fathers and grandfathers treat them to a feast on Fatherâ€™s Day, said Real Men Cook co-founder Yvette Moyo-Gillard. She emphasizes the new tradition is not merely about food.
â€œUltimately, what the event does is enable others to see the fathers in our community as we see them every day: Nurturing men who work hard to provide for their families and their communities,â€ she stated.
Agreeing is Mark Fishback, a law clerk who has volunteered for the past 10-years. He is passionate about his involvement with Real Men Cook. â€œIt is a moving Fatherâ€™s Day experience, nurturing and ministering souls through substanceâ€”not fluff and commercialism,â€ he said. â€œThe food is the draw; but the lasting image of who black men really are and what we really do has the greatest effect.â€
Donâ€™t forget to mark your calendars for this yearâ€™s 22nd Real Men Cook that ironically falls on Fatherâ€™ day. It will be held in the Cordell Reed Student Union, Chicago State University, 9501 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, Illinois, begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
There will be a moment of silence/prayer for Daryl Hawks and deceased volunteers. During the program, the Soul of Fatherhood Award will be presented. The Parade of Cooks will be showcased and scheduled is a 2:30 p.m. Ribbon Cutting ceremony: Childrenâ€™s Zone (Real Men Read and â€œLetâ€™s Moveâ€ â€“ inspired play/exercise, grilled fruits and veggies).
The opening ceremony will start with a joint press conference with the Rainbow PUSH Coalition which is holding its Black Male Crisis Panel (part of the PUSH National conference). PUSH and Real Men Charities will be announcing its partnership to actively address the issues negatively impacting African American men. Â Real Men Charities and Real Men Cook are perfect examples of projecting positive images and lifestyles of African American men.
Newly electedÂ Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) will also be one of the host.
Good health is also being promoted by Real Men Cook which is opening its Real Men Charities Health and Wellness Zone.
The WLFM Jazz Band, Infuzion, will perform â€œMusic to Munch By,â€ followed by the opening of Â Teen Zone– a career mentoring and action plan development. Steve Hurley will be on hand with his special musical mixes.Â
There will be aÂ â€œLetâ€™s Moveâ€ dance contest andÂ Â there will be acknowledgments and giveaways, Childrenâ€™s and Teen Zone closes. Towards the end of this year’s event, there will be Â musical headliner, Nanette Frank who will perform just before 2011 Real Men Cook closes for the year.
Tickets are currently being sold for $20 for adults, $10 for children ($5 additional at the event) â€“online at: www.realmencook.com, at the Southside YMCA, 6330 S. Stony Island and at the Community Mental Health Council, 8704 S. Constance Avenue.
Everyone is welcome and do bring your entire family.
(From New America Media)
By Khalil Abdullah
Washington,Â Â D.C.â€”During a week when the national media are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides and the progress made since then against racial bias, concerns persist about deep-seated racism in the United States.
Recently, for example, leaders of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation were faced with accusations that their $75 million initiative to address structural racism in America was unnecessary. They answered their critics during a forum on race and racism hosted by the Hudson Institute.
Quoting author William Faulkner, Kellogg Foundation President Sterling Speirn told the audience that structural racism in America continues to affect people of color. â€œThe past is not dead. The past isnâ€™t even in the past. The past is alive now,â€ Speirn said at the forum entitled, â€œRace and Racism in America: Are We Now a Colorblind Society?â€
Gail Christopher, the Kellogg vice president overseeing the foundationâ€™s â€œAmerica Healingâ€ initiative, said, â€œRacism is a set of beliefs that helped to shape this nation. To suggest that centuries of institutionalizing those beliefs could suddenly be eradicated in less than 75 years is, I believe, simplistic, misguided, naÃ¯ve at best.â€
But the foundation has come under attack by some critics, who contend that structural racismâ€”race bias engrained in institutions, policies and attitudes–is no longer an obstacle for people of color in the United States. They call for evidence that such barriers still exist.
Others, who also largely reject the argument that 400 years of U.S. history has resulted in systemic or structural barriers, insist that any obstacle related to race, should it exist, can be overcome by individual endeavor and anti-discrimination laws.
A Wall Street Journal editorial by Harvard Universityâ€™s Stephan Thernstrom decrying the Kellogg initiative partly led to the Hudson Instituteâ€™s decision to host the forum. Joining Thernstrom on the panel were Speirn, Christopher and political consultant Ron Christie, author of Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur.
The panelists all said the United States is not yet a colorblind society, and they agreed that their point of divergence was on how to achieve it.
Their comments, however, exposed wide philosophical differences. Christie, an African American, said he was especially concerned that America was â€œself-segregatingâ€ again. He believes that a flourishing â€œcult of ethnicityâ€ emphasizing origins through hyphenated identities was counter productive in reaching an ideal where â€œwe cherish our American citizenship.â€
Thernstrom ceded that Americaâ€™s past was once shaped by a caste system based on color, but he said the election of President Barack Obama was one of many indications of the capacity of the American people to look past race. Stating that â€œa member of the White House is a member of the [once] untouchable caste,â€ he stressed that the 2008 election shows how far America has come.
Also, Thernstrom cited the growing number of black-and-white friendships and the increased rate of interracial marriages as confirmation that America is at a very different place than when, as he put it, â€œthe very heart of the caste system was sexual fear. Black men were lynched for even looking at white women in the wrong way.â€
One audience member commented afterward that Thernstrom was disingenuous in citing statistics on racial intermarriage as a fundamental shift in attitudes on race and culture.
The person pointed to the 2006 election when the GOP ran an ad in Tennessee pandering to racial fears in the white community. It inferred that the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, congressional member Harold Ford, Jr., an African American, was having sexual relations with white women.
â€œThe ad was successful, I might add,â€ the attendee said, noting that Ford lost the election after the ad boosted turnout for his white opponent.
Thernstrom not only recoiled at the notion of the existence of structural racism but took exception with the construct of white privilege. â€œI canâ€™t really find out quite what white privilege is and how you know it when youâ€™ve identified it,â€ he said.
In response, the Kellogg Foundationâ€™s Christopher noted a 2002 Institute of Medicine report revealing how African-Americans and members of other ethnic groups seek medical treatment for the same conditions, but are treated differently.
She said white privilege is rooted in a mythology, which â€œsuggested that the less pigmentation you had, the higher up you were on this hierarchy of race.â€
Science has long-since proved that color is only skin deep, Christopher said. But racial differences are still manifested in U.S. society, not only in the unconscious actions of many individuals, but also in fields as diverse as medicine, education and employment.
â€œThe systems that evolved from that mythology are alive and well,â€ Christopher said. â€œThatâ€™s what we mean by white privilege.â€
Yet, it was Speirnâ€™s depiction of white privilege that drew the most audible reaction from the audience: â€œI love it when Chris Rock and others, you know, ask white people how much weâ€™d have to pay them to be born a person of color in the United States. It was $50 million.â€
Speirn asserted that one goal of the Kellogg Foundationâ€™s America Healing grants initiative is to enable communities â€œto have courageous conversations about race and historic and structural racism, and current racism.â€
He noted that William K. Kellogg founded and endowed the foundation with wide latitude to determine its initiatives, as long as it addressed the needs of vulnerable children, not regardless of race, poverty or other social barriers–but because of those factors.
Christopher said America Healing encompasses far more than just a black-white paradigm. She cited a California community including whites, Hispanics and blacks that used its Kellogg grant to delve into the reasons for its poor access to quality food. The researchers found that individuals doing the same job for the same employer were â€œpaid differently by race,â€ directly diminishing their purchasing power for food and other necessities.
Christopher said that although America is not consciously racist, â€œour culture is racialized and our systems reflect that.â€
She emphasized that the America Healing initiative is ambitious in scope, encompassing concern for Native Americans, African, Americans, European Americans, immigrant children. Observing that â€œthe data would suggest weâ€™ve made dramatic progress as a nation,â€ she added, â€œthe data would also suggest that weâ€™re at risk.â€
At the conclusion of the panel presentation, Christopher took a moment to answer the question, â€œWhat does success look like?â€
She reflected, â€œWhen all the nuanced histories of the diverse groups that helped to build this nation are part of the school curriculum, and residential segregation is no longer the norm,â€ she said. â€œWhen poverty is no longer racialized in this country and a child’s race is no longer a major predictor of his future.â€
(From the Active Transportation Alliance)
Crossing guards shepherd us safely across the street. They keep children safe from traffic throughout the year–no matter the conditions: wind, rain, snow or sweltering heat.
Since 2005, the State of Illinois has been officially honoring these individuals with Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. This year, the event takes place tomorrow, May 3, 2011.Â
The Active Transportation Alliance invites everyone throughout Chicagoland to participate. Here are a few ideas for honoring your local crossing guard.
Visit www.activetrans.org/crossingguard to read comments people made about their favorite crossing guards in 2009 and 2010.
The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. The Active Transportation Alliance is North Americas largest transportation advocacy organization, supported by more than 6,000 members, 1,000 volunteers and 40 full-time staff. For more information on the Active Transportation Alliance, visit www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325.
Film screenings, forums, musical performances to jumpstart year-long series of events.
Chicago, IL -Â Non-profit arts presenter portoluz will kick off WPA 2.0: A Brand New Deal — a groundbreaking project featuring over fifty arts and humanities programs throughout the city- this Wednesday, April 27 at 5PM with a celebratory gathering and film screening at Haymarket Brewery and Pub, located at Randolph and Halsted in Chicago.
The event marks the beginning of a year-long festival of programming featuring some of the nation’s leading scholars, musicians, civic leaders, visual artists, policy makers and cultural workers. The series is structured to look back on what the WPA brought to millions of unemployed Americans at the peak of the Great Depression — and how we can organize and thrive in the worst economic crisis of the last 80 years.Â
The Wednesday event begins with a toast to the collaborating partners who developed the seriesÂ from 5-6pm; a 6pm film screening co-sponsored with the Illinois Labor History Society of the award-winning Peter Miller documentary Sacco & Vanzetti, called “a concise yet passionate history lesson whose relevance could not be timelier,” (Variety); a public dialogue with Professor Alison Fraunhar of Xavier University; and music by troubadour Joe Bella. Admission is free, and attendees will receive a round of drinks on the house and a complimentary copy of the program booklet showcasing the first phase of this series. To see a copy of the program booklet, click here
WPA 2.0, a Brand New Deal: During Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s first term as president, Congress passed The New Deal, a series of economic programs designed to help lift the nation out of the Great Depression. In 1935, Roosevelt established the WPA, the Works Progress Administration, the New Deal’s largest agency and a core part of the effort to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work. The WPA fed children and redistributed food, clothing, and housing; built parks, bridges and schools in virtually every part of the country; particularly in rural communities and the West; and spent more than $135 billion in today’s dollars between 1936 and 1943, providing 8 million jobs and serving as the largest employer in the country. Besides providing meaningful employment to out-of-work artists, WPA organizers were inspired by the notion that all Americans, rather than just a privileged elite, could take heart from and deserved access to art.
In 2011, portoluz‘ ten-member program committee chose WPA 2.0, “A Brand New Deal” as an overarching theme for a visionary new multi-disciplinary program designed to revisit the paradigm of public cultural engagement, within the context of sweeping new attacks on a host of civic milieus, from arts education in public schools to collective bargaining. The project is designed to look at the conditions that gave rise to New Deal reforms, and explore what parallels might be relevant today. portoluz developed this instigation as a kinetic and contemporary take on a meme by utilizing a variety of forms of cultural production to explore the Great Depression of 1929; the WPA and role of the “cultural worker;” and the current recession. By riffing on history, re-mixing archival ephemera, and commissioning and curating a wide range of voices, portoluz seeks to primarily emphasize and inspire solutions that respond to today’s worldwide economic and social crisis.
To devlelop WPA 2.0, portoluz collaborated with numerous artists, guest curators, historians, and others to produce a broad range of events – From documentary film screenings, to intimate roundtable discussions, the organizers intend to spark a city-wide discussion about art/work and Â the kind of society we wish to live in.
Featured participants include: Timuel Black, Dean Baker, Van Jones, Helen Shiller,Â Don Byron and Reginald Robinson.Â For more on the individual programs and participants,Â click here.Â Â
For a gallery of promotional images of the participants:Â click here.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
University Park, IL â€“ â€œFade to Blackâ€, a new Talk show, will debut tonight in the South Suburban area at 9:15 p.m.
The talk show, produced by James Worthington for Amistad Communications LLC., will air tonight (April 26) on WUPC-TV 10, University Park at 9:15 p.m. It will re-broadcast April 27 at 2:15 p.m. Angela Greene is guest host for â€œFade to Blackâ€.
Tonightâ€™s guest is retired Judge Michael W. Stuttley, former Supervising Judge of Juvenile court. Stuttley presently serves as chairman of the South Suburban Disappropriate Minority Confinement (SSDMC).
â€œThis show is a vehicle to let residents know what is going on in the South suburbs,â€ said James Worthington, Executive Producer of the show.Â â€œJudge Stuttley is the first of many guests we will have on our show to inform viewers of what is going on in their community.â€
Worthington started Amistad Communications LLC. in 2008. The purpose of Amistad Communication is to deal with public relations and other aspects of the media. Television is a new breakthrough for Amistad Communications.
Worthington has been featured on Probation Challengeâ€™s Internet Broadcast with the Rev. Harold Bailey, host of the show. Previously, Worthington did play-by-play of the University Park Lions football games during football season.
Amistad Communication LLC was founded in memory of Worthingtonâ€™s father, the late James O. Worthington, Sr.
According to Worthington, his father taught him to give back, to be a positive role model in the community and set a good example for young people in the neighborhood to follow.
â€œHe taught me to never give up and work hard,â€ Worthington said.
To Be Recognized in over 60 U.S. Cities and Abroad
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — Saturday, April 23rd promises to be a big day as Blacks nationally and worldwide take to the streets to join the international tide and struggle of revolution and change that is sweeping the planet. On “The National Day of Action And Unity,” Blacks will rally, march, demonstrate, protest, educate and confront injustices like never before in over 60 cities in America and Africa.
These cities and nations include: New York, NY; South Africa (Azania); Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Gambia, Africa; Norfolk, VA,; London UK; St. Louis, MO; France; Baton Rouge, LA; Nashville, TN; Lebanon, TN; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Lakeland, FL; Athens, GA; Guyana-South America; Charlotte, NC; San Antonio, TX; Detroit, MI, Trenton NJ, Milwaukee, Wi; Hartford, Ct; Selma, AL: Oakland, CA; Houston, TX; Charleston, WV; Morgantown, WV, Birmingham, AL, Tampa, FL, Wilmington, NC; Baltimore, MD; Harrisburg, PA; Milwaukee, WI; Trenton, NJ; Jacksonville, FL; Chicago, IL; Louisville, KY; Watts, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Raleigh, NC; Columbia, SC ; Augusta GA; Tampa, FL, Selma AL, St. Petersburg , FL; Irvington , NJ; Brooklyn, NY; and more to confirm soon.
The day of action will be supported by students and youth, members of many Black churches, the New Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam, the National Black United Front, the National Action Network, the Moorish Science Temple of America, Rainbow Push Coalition, and more.
“The National Day of Action and Unity” will bring to attention the plight of so many who are uneducated, exploited, behind prison walls, disunited , in poor health, homeless, victims of police brutality, pimped by crooked politicians, tortured, falsely accused, under developed, morally perverse, apathetic, addicted to drugs and alcohol, victims of harsh budget cuts and genocide. Special attention will be given to victims of neo-colonialism, corrupt governments, imperialism, capitalism and inadequate concern for the Diaspora of Africa. The injustice of Oscar Grant and the plight of political prisoners and the wrongfully accused from Black and indigenous nations will be a key rallying point.
Organizers are also calling for a “Buy Black Only” campaign and a boycott of all non-Black Businesses for the weekend of April 23rd.
The movement is organized by the people and for the people with new younger leadership. Organizers include grassroots activists, youths, residents, union members, community residents, spiritual people, revolutionaries and freedom fighters who have decided to take a stand together on April 23rd. The call of Dr. Malik Zulu Shabazz has resonated with the disillusioned all over the earth.
Organizers are saying that they will rattle the enemy and those who are asleep to show and prove the world that Blacks are wide-awake!
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By Chinta Strausberg
When ABC 7 Chicagoâ€™s 190 North Janet Davies whirled into Josephineâ€™s Cooking, she literally created a traffic jam along the popular South Side 79th Â Street Business Corridor.
The popular talk show host recently came to Josephine Wadeâ€™s newly named Josephineâ€™s Cooking Restaurant, formerly known as Captain Hard Times, to tape her 190 North show. She was met by hundreds of patient and loyal customers who wanted to watch the filming of this 44-year-old historic restaurant.
The show airs 10:35 p.m., Sunday, March 20, 2011, on ABCâ€™s Channel 7. Davies was pleased with the food and ambience of the popular restaurant.
Davies, who was accompanied by her programming producer Rubye Wilson Lane, tasted an array of selected dishes personally cooked by Wade, who had her son, Victor Love, right by her side. Wade is handing over the mantle to her son who is busy these days shadowing her every move.
Wade showed so many dishes to Davies for a minute she didnâ€™t know where to begin, but her love for cooked greens drove her to not only gobble down her own but to turn around and eat some greens from a customerâ€™s plate.
Davies love affair with Josephineâ€™s Cooking was apparent. She strolled into the kitchen where she spotted her favorite dish, peach cobbler. With cameras rolling and while sampling the pie, Davies putÂ â€œMother Wadeâ€™s,â€ as her customers call her, on the spot asking her to reveal her secret recipe.
Wade remained mum prompting Davies to turn her camera on the cook, J.C. William, who told her if she watched him one time, sheâ€™d learn the secret but that was not about to happen.
While filming for her Sunday show, Davies said she especially liked Wadeâ€™s hush puppies made out of black-eyed peas, red and green pepper, onions, seasonings, cornmeal, eggs and buttermilk.
But her favorite dish is still Wadeâ€™s peach apple cobbler. Davies tried to get Wadeâ€™s secret recipe, but neither Wade nor her cook would give it up. Resigned to the fact that no one would relinquish that recipe, Davies, who was in the kitchen, settled for gobbling down some of that pie that was freshly cooked.
In an effort to bring her customers the very best foods at affordable prices, Wade has a wholesale agreement with the Chicago Sweet Connections Bakery, 5569 Northwest Highway in Chicago.
Wade and her son, Victor Love who is taking over the restaurant, provided the customers with music by the Ken Davis Project. Rev. Marvin Alexander, from the Union Baptist Church, gave the invocation.
On hand for the 190 North taping was Sue Tzoumas, whom Wade has known for the past 24-years. She made a huge beautifully decorated cake that sat in the middle of the eloquent designed banquet room.
Wade, who has known Sue Tzoumas for 24-years, has a wholesale agreement with her company, Chicago Sweet Connections Bakery, which makes Wadeâ€™s tasty and professionally decorated pastries.
And, because Wade has a keen eye for beauty and a passion for perfection, she has her linens supplied by Party Linens by DeNormandie, 7780 S. Dante, Chicago. The company has been in business since 1903 and has serviced Wade for the past 20-years. Like an artist, Wade selects various colored linens to match the occasion.
After sampling an array of dishes including a huge fried turkey, Davies sauntered back into the dining area where she bumped into Herman Roberts, the owner of Roberts Motels. Davies laughed as Wade got in Robertsâ€™ face and the two held a mock boxing match to promote their upcoming Friday, April 29, 2011 gumbo cook-off at the restaurant, 436 E. 79th St, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Roberts, who said he has been cooking for 50-years and in business for 60-years, swears he will defeat annual winner Josephine Wade. â€œEverybody likes my gumbo,â€ he boasted. However, Wade shot back: â€œJust you wait and see,â€ she quipped her fists balled up ready for a TKO. â€œAll food is good when youâ€™re eating it, but weâ€™ll wait and let the guests seeâ€ who makes the best gumbo.
After the cook-off, a panel of judges and the audience will determine who is the gumbo champion. For the past two-years, Wade has defeated Bishop Larry D. Trotter and CNNâ€™ s Roland Martin. The proceeds go to a charity.
Donâ€™t forget to watch ABC 7â€™s 190 Northâ€™s taping of Josephineâ€™s Cooking Restaurant Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 10:35 p.m.
Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist of more than 33-years, a former political reporter and a current PCC Network talk show host.
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By Curtis Cost
Black AIDS organizations, as well as some Black Clergy, Black politicians and Black sports figures have been encouraging African Americans to take HIV tests and to take HIV/AIDS drugs. In making these recommendations it is clear that these individuals and groups have failed to research the debate over the validity of the HIV tests and whether is really the cause of AIDS.
On the other hand, doctors, scientists and researchers for years have been challenging the HIV/AIDS hypothesis. Few in the Black community have heard their objections. The following is a brief summary of the controversy:
1. None of the manufacturers of the HIV tests guarantee the accuracy of their tests. In fact, they warn that their tests should not be used alone to determine if someone is HIV positive or negative. If the manufacturers of the HIV tests don’t have confidence in their own product then why should Black People?
2. There are about 70 different things that can trigger a false positive result on HIV tests. These include vaccines such as for flu, pregnancy can trigger a false positive response on an HIV test. and others. YES, if you recently had a vaccine, it can cause you to test positive on an HIV test! Even
3. Test results vary over time. That is, you can test positive one day and go back to the same hospital or clinic a year later and test negative!
4. Test results vary between hospitals. You can go to two different hospitals on the same day and take an HIV test and get two different test results!
5. Test results vary between countries. There is no international standard on how to even interpret the results on an HIV test. This means that you could test positive in America, but in Australia your same test result could be considered negative!
6. Test results vary depending on which test kit is used. This means that an ELISA test could indicate that you are positive, but a Western Blot test or PCR test could indicate that you are negative.
7. The HIV tests do not look for HIV in your body. The tests just look for chemical reactions which have never been proven to have anything to do with HIV. This is why doctors will say that you are HIV positive, but they will not state in writing that you have an active infection of HIV. There is a big difference between being HIV positive and actually having HIV!
8. The personal information you give at a testing facility will have a big impact on how they interpret the test results. That is, if you say that you are a homosexual or an intravenous drug user, this will drastically increase the chances that they will claim that you have HIV.
9. If you are told you are HIV positive this will have a devastating emotional impact on you and your family. Even worse, if you start taking drugs like AZT, DDI and protease inhibitors you will be poisoning yourself and most likely die a slow horrible death. AZT for example was originally a chemotherapy treatment, but in 1964 it was deemed too deadly and its use was discontinued. It destroys the bone marrow which is where a person’s blood cells are formed! Therefore, people who supposedly have an immune system problem are being given a drug which destroys their immune system!
10. No HIV virus has ever been isolated. The early claims of isolation have been proven false and turned out to be nothing more than cellular debris! Even the person who supposedly discovered HIV, French scientist and Nobel Prize winner, , has publicly admitted that he never obtained a purified sample of HIV. This means that all of the HIV tests are worthless because there is no purified sample of HIV which can be used to measure the accuracy of those tests. It also means that all of the HIV/AIDS drugs are worthless because they are based on a virus that nobody has ever isolated. This is why scores of prominent doctors and scientists have been denouncing the HIV/AIDS hypothesis as a hoax!
We in the African American Community must wake-up and start thinking for ourselves! We must take a serious look at the debate over HIV/AIDS and start asking serious questions. We can not afford to passively rely on the recommendations of others. Those who are in a leadership position in the Black Community need to do critical research before continuing to make recommendations which are taking our people down the wrong path.
Distributed by BlackNews.com
Curtis Cost is the author of the new book: “Vaccines Are Dangerous – A Warning to the Global Community 2nd Edition” which discusses the HIV/AIDS debate. His book is available at: www.vaccinesaredangerous.com, Amazon.com, and other book outlets. Mr. Cost has been featured in Ebony Magazine, The New York Times, The Village Voice and Tony Brown’s Journal among others. Video clips of his lectures can be seen on YouTube.
Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher