Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Black Youth Invents Surgical Technique - at 14

Tony Hansberry II isn’t waiting to finish
medical school to contribute to improved
medical care. And he's only 14.

BlackAmericaWeb NEWS

Black Youth Invents Surgical Technique - at 14

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 2:26 pm
By: Jackie Jones, Black AmericaWeb.com

Tony Hansberry II isn’t waiting to finish medical school to contribute to improved medical care. He has already developed a stitching technique that can be used to reduce surgical complications, as well as the chance of error among less experienced surgeons.

"I've always had a passion for medicine," he said in a recent interview. "The project I did was, basically, the comparison of novel laparoscopic instruments in doing a hysterectomy repair.”

By the way, Hansberry is a 14-year-old high school freshman.

In April, the brilliant teen presented his findings at a medical conference at the University of Florida before an audience of doctors and board-certified surgeons.

Hansberry attends Darnell-Cookman, a special medical magnet school that allows him to take advanced classes in medicine. Students at the school master suturing in eighth grade.

"I just want to help people and be respected, knowing that I can save lives," said Hansberry, the son of a registered nurse and an African Methodist Episcopal church pastor. His goal is to become a neurosurgeon.

The idea for his procedure developed last summer during an internship at the University of Florida's Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.

Hansberry responded to a challenge to improve a procedure called the endo stitch, used in hysterectomies that could not be clamped down properly to close the tube where the patient’s uterus had been. The teen devised a vertical way to apply the endo stitch and, using a medical dummy, completed the stitching in a third of the time of traditional surgery.

“It took me a day or two to come up with the concept,” Hansberry said.

He was supervised by Dr. Brent Siebel, a urogynecologist, and Bruce Nappi, administrative director of the Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research. Hansberry’s discovery won second place in its regional science fair in February 2009 in the medical category.

Education experts say youngsters as young as 10 can experience great achievement at an early age if their thirst for knowledge is encouraged and they are given opportunities to shadow professionals and get internships. Also, a rigorous study schedule that also builds in some recreation is key.

High school internships and other programs are being used by educators to boost the number of young people interested in medicine in the face of projections that there will be a doctor deficit of as many as 200,000 physicians by 2020.

"It's not hard if you have a passion for it," Hansberry said.

Angela TenBroeck, the medical lead teacher, said in many ways, Hansberry is a typical student, but, she told the Florida Times Union that he is way ahead of his classmates when it comes to surgical skills.

"I would put him up against a first-year med student," she said. "He's an outstanding young man. And I'm proud to have him representing us."

Copyright © 2009 BlackAmericaWeb NEWS

Soul Summit Music Festival
Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, NYC

Soul Summit Music Festival

Sunday, July 12 & 19th, 2009
Sunday August 2nd & 23rd, 2009
Fort Greene Park
Brooklyn, NY
3PM to 9PM


Whole Foods Uptown is Hiring (NYC)

Hi All,

Whole Foods is recruiting for local staff among organizations in the neighborhood. Below is their information. If you are interested, reply to the phone or email indicated below.

Upper Manhattan Center
215 West 125th Street WORKFORCE 1
New York, N.Y. 10027
Tel: 917-493-7000


The world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods is seeking:
Cashiers Assistants
Front End Drivers
Bakery Team Members
Bakery Team Receivers
Whole Body Team Members
Café Team Members
Pre-Pack Team Members
Salad Bar Team Members
Dishwasher Team Members
Specialty Team Members
Seafood Team Members

Experience in area in which you are applying.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Ability to stand and walk for an entire 8 hour shift.
Ability to perform physical requirements of position.
Ability to operate all necessary equipment.
Bend and lift loads up to 50 pounds
Clean background

Positions start at $10.00/hr

Recruitment events will be held at the address listed above on:
Monday, July 6, 2009 at 10:00 am
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 10:00 am
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 10:00 am
Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm
Friday, July 10, 2009 at 9:00 am

Please bring your resume and photo identification.
Tell us you are here for Whole Foods

Interested candidates please contact:
Vivian Stroman at (917)493-7066 or vstroman[at]seedco.org

New York City Workforce Career Center operates an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Travel & Leisure Getaway - Michael Herbert's Travel Line, Inc.

Hey Black Family,

My friend and ADODI brutha Michael Herbert is in the travel & leisure business and wants to introduce you to some competitive and alternative travel and travel rate possibilities for that special destination trip you might be thinking about.

In the spirit of the fourth Kwanzaa principle: Ujamaa (oo-JAH-mah-AH): Cooperative Economics, please check out Michael's travel & leisure website business called Travel Line, Inc. ---> http://www.ytbtravel.com/michaelherbert

Whether you're thinking about that cruise or beach escape in the Caribbean or big travel plans overseas, there's a bunch of options to look at on Michael's website.


Michael's travel and leisure website offers:

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