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When We Were Kings

When We Were Kings

When We Were Kings is a 1996 documentary film directed by Leon Gast about the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The fight was held in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) on October 30, 1974.

The film features a number of celebrities, including James Brown, Jim Brown, B.B. King, Norman Mailer, George Plimpton, Spike Lee and Thomas Hauser.

When We Were Kings was released in 1996 to strong reviews,[2] and won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/26/the_trials_of_muhammad_ali_boxing

Muhammad Ali was exiled from fighting for four years for his refusal to fight alongside Americans in the Vietnam War –
Timeline:
1945

Ho Chi Minh Creates Provisional Government
Following the surrender of Japan to Allied forces, Ho Chi Minh and his People’s Congress create the National Liberation Committee of Vietnam to form a provisional government. Japan transfers all power to Ho’s Vietminh.
President Franklin Roosevelt Dies

U.S. Drops Atomic Bombs on Japan
Making good on his threat to unleash “a rain of ruin the like of which has never been seen on earth,” President Harry Truman authorizes the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan — one on Hiroshima on August 6, and a second on Nagasaki on August 9. The Japanese will surrender within days.
Ho Declares Independence of Vietnam
British Forces Land in Saigon, Return Authority to French
First American Dies in Vietnam
Lt. Col. A. Peter Dewey, head of the American O.S.S. mission, is killed by Vietminh troops while driving a Jeep to the airport. Reports will later indicate that his death was due to a case of mistaken identity — he had been mistaken for a Frenchman.

1946

French and Vietminh Reach Accord
France recognizes Vietnam as a “free state” within the French Union. French troops replace Chinese in the North.
ENIAC, World’s First Automatic Digital Computer, Introduced
Negotiations Between French and Vietminh Breakdown

Indochina War Begins
Following months of steadily deteriorating relations, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam launches its first concerted attack against the French.

1947

Vietminh Move North of Hanoi
Jackie Robinson Signs with Brooklyn Dodgers

Marshall Plan Announced
Speaking at Harvard commencement exercises, Secretary of State George C. Marshall lays out the details of a Truman administration plan to assist Europe in rebuilding in the aftermath of World War II.
First Levittowns Go Up On Long Island

Valluy Fails to Defeat Vietminh
French General Etienne Valluy attempts, and fails, to wipe out the Vietminh in one stroke.

1949

Elysée Agreement Signed
Bao Dai and President Vincent Auriol of France sign the Elysée Agreement. The French pledge to assist in the building of a national anti-Communist army.

NATO Formed
George Orwell’s 1984 Published
Volkswagen Introduced in U.S.

1950

Chinese, Soviets Offer Weapons to Vietminh
Alger Hiss Found Guilty of Perjury

Truman Commits U.S. Troops to Korea
When Communist forces from North Korea invade the Republic of South Korea on June 25, President Truman appeals to the United Nations to take action. The U.N. quickly brands North Korea the aggressor, and Truman immediately follows up by sending U.S. air and naval support to Korea.

U.S. Pledges $15M to Aid French
The United States sends $15 million dollars in military aid to the French for the war in Indochina. Included in the aid package is a military mission and military advisors.

1951

Ho Chi Minh Creates Workers’ Party
Truman Dismisses General Douglas MacArthur

Worst Floods in U.S. History Inundate Kansas and Missouri
“Sugar Ray” Robinson Beats Jake LaMotta for Middleweight Crown

1953

France Grants Laos Full Independence
Rosenbergs Executed for Espionage
Playboy Magazine Debuts
Vietminh Forces Push into Laos

1954

Battle of Dienbienphu Begins
A force of 40,000 heavily armed Vietminh lay siege to the French garrison at Dienbienphu. Using Chinese artillery to shell the airstrip, the Vietminh make it impossible for French supplies to arrive by air. It soon becomes clear that the French have met their match.
Supreme Court Rules in Brown v. Board of Education
Eisenhower Cites “Domino Theory” Regarding Southeast Asia
Responding to the defeat of the French by the Vietminh at Dienbienphu, President Eisenhower outlines the Domino Theory: “You have a row of dominoes set up. You knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is the certainty that it will go over very quickly.”
Senate Condemns McCarthy for Misconduct
French Defeated at Dienbienphu

Geneva Meeting Begins
Delegates from nine nations convene in Geneva to start negotiations that will lead to the end of hostilities in Indochina. The idea of partitioning Vietnam is first explored at this forum.

Geneva Agreements Announced
Vietminh General Ta Quang Buu and French General Henri Delteil sign the Agreement on the Cessation of Hostilities in Vietnam. As part of the agreement, a provisional demarcation line is drawn at the 17th parallel which will divide Vietnam until nationwide elections are held in 1956. The United States does not accept the agreement, and neither does the government of Bao Dai.

1955

Diem Rejects Geneva Accords, Refuses Nationwide Elections
China and Soviet Union Pledge Additional Financial Support to Hanoi

Diem Urged to Negotiate with North
Britain, France, and United States covertly urge Ngo Dinh Diem to respect the Geneva accords and enter discussions with the North.

Ford Introduces Thunderbird
Poet Alan Ginsberg Publishes “Howl”

Disneyland Opens in Anaheim, CA
Diem Becomes President of Republic of Vietnam

MUHAMMAD ALI refused to be part of a war that killed, raped and tortured the lives of many. He won 3 world titles and will always be remembers for his conscious outspoken tone.

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Raspberry Jelly

Raspberry Jelly

Another drop from Chris Ness featuring Aunjel Adams!Raspberry Jelly is one of those joints that let you know that hip hop and the soul it can carry is still alive.

http://chrisness.bandcamp.com/track/raspberry-jelly

Chris Ness never fails in his delivery of the art of sound and Aunjel Adams has added such an alluring touch to the music.

Their project in the making (title to be announced) is definitley going to be worth the ears of the masses. When good music is alive, the poeple need to hear and feel such artistry. Hip Hop has so many under-ground artists who aren’t given the chance to share their craft at a level of mainstream due to the corporation owned radio and television.

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for a new light to be shed on hip hop.

Her Open Marriage Comments: “Do we believe loving someone means owning them?”

Rumors have been swirling for a very long time about the Hollywood power couple being in an open marriage and recently the rumors were fueled by comments that Mrs. Smith made in an interview. Among other things, the mother of two said, “Will can do whatever he wants” and because there was always a question mark hanging over the couple about whether or not their marriage was an open marriage, that seemed to just re-ignite the rumor flames.

The flames became such a wild fire that now Jada has decided that she needs to clarify what she was saying by making a statement on Facebook.  Although, please be warned, her “clarification” really does not answer the still looming question of whether or not her and her husband are in an open marriage. Her comments are below.

Jada Pinkett Smith:
Open marriage?

Let me first say this, there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not. I am addressing this issue because a very important subject has been born from discussions about my statement that may be worthy of addressing.

The statement I made in regard to, “Will can do whatever he wants,” has illuminated the need to discuss the relationship between trust and love and how they co-exist.

Do we believe loving someone means owning them? Do we believe that ownership is the reason someone should “behave”? Do we believe that all the expectations, conditions, and underlying threats of “you better act right or else” keep one honest and true? Do we believe that we can have meaningful relationships with people who have not defined nor live by the integrity of his or her higher self? What of unconditional love? Or does love look like, feel like, and operate as enslavement? Do we believe that the more control we put on someone the safer we are? What of TRUST and LOVE?

Should we be married to individuals who can not be responsible for themselves and their families within their freedom? Should we be in relationships with individuals who we can not entrust to their own values, integrity, and LOVE…for us???

Here is how I will change my statement…Will and I BOTH can do WHATEVER we want, because we TRUST each other to do so. This does NOT mean we have an open relationship…this means we have a GROWN one.

Ginger Howard: Black Female Golfer to Turn Pro

Even before you notice the smooth, powerful swing that has helped propel her to the brink of stardom at only 17, you see something else that defines Ginger Howard and her precocious golf game…the smile. It lights up her face, as she talks about her life and dreams.

Ginger has become a member of the LPGA at the right age of 17, the youngest ever.  There’s a good chance you haven’t heard much if anything about Howard yet, but all that could change very soon. If things go they way they’ve been heading, we may soon become well-acquainted with the million-dollar smile and formidable style that has been lighting up the ranks.Stage20300_t620

Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People

Jay Z & Beyonce named two of the most influential people according to Time Magazine.  eet, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition.” Beyonce is also on the magazine’s list in her own right.   According to the article, “When all the work is done, she can step onto a stage and draw every single person in the audience into an intimate experience. No one has that voice, no one moves the way she moves, no one can hold an audience the way she does,” he writes, adding, “She and Jay-Z are the royal couple of culture, and she is the queen bee.”   This announcement is during the same week that the couple crosses the billion dollar threshold, according to the International Business Times.  The calculation was done after adding in the expected revenues from the Mrs. Carter World Tour, and the recent $50 million dollar endorsement deal with Pepsi.

Jay Z & Beyonce named two of the most influential people according to Time Magazine. eet, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition.”
Beyonce is also on the magazine’s list in her own right.   According to the article, “When all the work is done, she can step onto a stage and draw every single person in the audience into an intimate experience. No one has that voice, no one moves the way she moves, no one can hold an audience the way she does,” he writes, adding, “She and Jay-Z are the royal couple of culture, and she is the queen bee.”
This announcement is during the same week that the couple crosses the billion dollar threshold, according to the International Business Times.  The calculation was done after adding in the expected revenues from the Mrs. Carter World Tour, and the recent $50 million dollar endorsement deal with Pepsi.

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Hidden truths of Cancer

Hidden truths of Cancer

LATEST CANCER INFORMATION
from Johns Hopkins

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY …

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed & prevented from multiplying & forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food & lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet & including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, & can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.

What cancer cells feed on:

a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Note: Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg’s aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.

To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells & allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, & spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, unforgiving & bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, & deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells…