Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Martin Luther King's The Three Evils of Society Speech (from 1967)


I'm so glad that you made that change. :) I think, if a person had it every now and then, like once every few months ,it might not be as bad but, we just don't eat it. What's strange I think is, black people are probably more predisposed in getting high blood pressure because of the foods that were forced to onto us during slavery? They didn't have any choice, eating the many scraps of unhealthy food that was given and available.So even today, we have to be careful about those kind of foods ,that can raise our pressures quicker than other groups of people I think?
There are a great deal of studies on the impact of the ride from Africa and slavery as a whole on our health today. For instance, there have been studies that linked high blood pressure and sickle cell anemia with slavery.
When you have the trait, you have to be careful who you have children with. If two people have the trait and have a child, the child will have sickle cell anemia. The trait is not supposed to cause symptoms, but my brothers and I all had some mild symptoms as kids that our doctor told our parents were from the trait. Anytime we got overheated, dehydrated, etc. we would have symptoms. For me, it was worse when I was elementary age. I was the kid that couldn't play on certain days in P.E. :(
Anyway, the actual full blown disease is way harsh. The hemoglobin (and it has been a minute so I will defer to Erica if I'm wrong) from the sickle cells is abnormal. Because the hemoglobin is abnormal, the cells become misshapen which leads to problems with blood flowing through your body. The result is pain. One of my brother's girlfriends had it and she stayed sick. She passed away before her 21st birthday. Last time I actually looked at the disease, I think the average lifespan was around 50 years.
The origin depends on what you are willing to believe. My Mama did a lot of research because of all the problems we had. Some studies said Africa, some said Europe. Years ago, I read the link was traced back to the slave trade. Neither of my children have the trait, but two of my nephews do. Go figure.
Wow. O.k . didn't know that.So I guess you have to be tested in order to know if you carry the trait? So no matter what, no hit or miss, it's a definite that a child,who's parents carry the traits ,will have it without a doubt? Um, having to sit out at P.E is devastating to a kid who wants to participate and run around. That must of sucked. You probably had to pay more attention ,along with your siblings ,to not get dehydrated, or exert yourselves to the point of falling ill. :(
With Sickle Cell Anemia,the cells are abnormal? That is extremely serious and 21 is so darn young to pass away.smh.. Just beginning life.That's what T -BOZ has. Understanding from an outside perspective ,not knowing how painful that must of been for her, especially being a world wide superstar, traveling ,dancing ,singing, keeping up , she had to of been some kind of strong because I can't even imagine what that kind of pain must feel like. Days that you can't even get up out of bed.. Well, it's a blessing that people who do have it, live to see 40 plus years, especially if the lifespan is only 50? Not long enough.

That is very interesting information about where it possibly came from. Europe/Africa, Slave Trade? I want to read about that link to the slave trade. It would be interesting to know if it was in Africa before the Slave Trade or came about because of the Slave Trade. Good that your children don't have it. They won't have to really worry about if the person they have children with, carry it. And your Nephews will just have to be careful... Goodnight Sister. And to everyone else.

Hey, 318. I just peeked in and viewed your post. Actually you are doing well on your own with this subject. If one parent has sickle cell anemia (SS)and the other has normal (AA) blood, all of the children will have sickle cell trait. If one parent has sickle cell anemia (SS), also called sickle cell disease(SCD) and the other has sickle cell trait(AS), there is a 50% chance (1 chance out of 2) of having a baby with either sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait with each pregnancy. When both parents have sickle cell trait (AS), they have a 25% chance (1 chance out of 4) of having a baby with sickle cell disease with each pregnancy.
Sickle cell trait (AS) is an inherited condition in which both hemoglobin(an iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells)A and S are produced in the red blood cells, always more A than S. Individuals with sickle cell trait are generally healthy but may show signs of tiredness, excessive thirst upon minor excursion as well as having low iron and being cold. Sickle cell conditions are inherited from parents in much the same way as blood type, hair color and texture, eye color and other physical traits. The types of hemoglobin a person makes in the red blood cells depend upon what hemoglobin genes the person inherits from both parents. Like most genes, hemoglobin genes are inherited in two sets: one from each parent.
A simple and painless blood test, in the first year of life, followed by a laboratory technique called "Hemoglobin Electrophoresis" will determine the type of hemoglobin. When an electric charge is passed through a solution of hemoglobin, distinct hemoglobins move different distances, depending on their composition. This technique differentiates between normal hemoglobin (A), sickle hemoglobin (S), and other different kinds of hemoglobin (such as C, D, E, etc...).
Sweet potatoes are an old remedy to help stave off the onset of a crisis along with iron vitamins, and foods also high in iron. Blood transfusions are sometimes needed depending on the severity of the crisis. There are also a couple of medications being used but it is a bit risky. Pain is caused due to some or most of the red blood cells being ice sickled shaped(hence the name) instead of round shaped in order to pass through blood vessels easily so they end up becoming sticky during their travels, clump together and block circulation and much needed oxygen to parts of the body. This can cause blindness, strokes, damaged organs and loss of function of the spleen. I don't like to talk about the average life span for obvious reasons. :( There are several types of this blood disease with Sickle Cell(SS) being the most common:
Sickle Cell Anemia: When a child inherits two substitution beta globin (a globin protein, which makes up the most common form of hemoglobin) genes (the sickle cell gene) from both parents, the child has Sickle Cell Anemia (SS). Individuals with sickle cell anemia may acquire symptoms of sickle cell disease. Populations that have a high frequency of sickle cell anemia are those of African and Indian descents.
Sickle-Hemoglobin C Disease: Individuals with Sickle-Hemoglobin C Disease (SC) have a slightly different substitution in their beta globin genes that produces both hemoglobin C and hemoglobin S. Sickle-Hemoglobin C disease may cause similar symptoms as sickle cell anemia but less anemia due to a higher blood count level. Populations that have a high frequency of Sickle-Hemoglobin C disease are those of West African, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern descents.
Sickle Beta Thalassemia Disease: Individuals with Sickle Beta Thalassemia (Sb) disease also contain substitutions in both beta globin genes. The severity of the disease varies according to the amount of normal beta globin produced. When no beta globin is produced, the symptoms are almost identical to sickle cell anemia, with severe cases needing chronic blood transfusions. Populations that have a high frequency of Sickle BetaThalassemia are those of Mediterranean and Caribbean descents.
Sickle-Hemoglobin D Disease: Through research, hemoglobin D, which is a different substitution of the beta globin gene, has been found to interact with the sickle hemoglobin gene. Individuals with Sickle-Hemoglobin D disease (SD) have moderately severe anemia and occasional pain episodes. Populations that have a high frequency of Sickle-Hemoglobin D disease are those of Asian and Latin American descents.
Sickle-Hemoglobin O Disease: Hemoglobin O, another type of substitution in the beta globin gene, also interacts with sickle hemoglobin. Individuals with Sickle-Hemoglobin O disease (SO) can have symptoms of sickle cell anemia. Populations that have a high frequency of Sickle-Hemoglobin O disease are those of Arabian, North African and Eastern Mediterranean descents.

Hey, Court! When you get the chance, you may refer to my post as well. 318 was excellent in her knowledge. There is actually a 25% chance of having a child with the disease if both parents carry the trait. :)


If there is no link, how did you see it then. Is it in a book and only you are privy to it. This is ridiculous, no matter what proof is presented to you, you come back with something that doesn't make sense. The fact is most Americans will benefit from the ACA and like any other entitlement will get better with time.We need a single payer option and to expand the ACA to mental health, dental and vision.That is the Right thing to do and will be done in due time.
I am not a Democrat, you're wrong again.I am a registered Independent. I don't believe it's a crime for Americans to have health care and JOBS even the JOBS are government created. When people work, pay taxes and feel they have a stake in the game, they tend to do better in their personal lives,community and yes their country. But some folks refuse to understand that because they have a psychosis to fear folks who don't look as they do, despite Black folks being on this soil since 1513 and fighting in every conflict since 1637 and they many truly believe they are superior, which facts PROVE that to be a lie.

The Re/Teapublicans, Tea Baggers & Conservatives in House are going "balls to the wall" and will shut down the government in order to get what they want. This is all happening because of the ignorance of the American Voter who elected folks into the House who HATES Government and want to destroy our country as well as bring down their arch enemy President Obama. The ACA aka Obamacare is a Republican Plan, the Heritage Foundation created it all in the name of "Personal Responsibility", now that a President they absolutely HATE passed their plan, they hate the plan and want to blow it up. Who can believe sane, rational, responsible people are in the House of Reps.

We Black folks are NOT stupid,it's not their skin color but their practices, policies and self-hatred which is attractive to those who hate Black people. All of the Black GOP have serious psychological self-hatred issues.They find it easier to denounce Blacks for money, fame and acceptance of those White Americans who applaud that in "their Blacks".



And bananas don't grow on the North Pole. What's your point?
I wouldn't heap too much praise on being part Neanderthal if I were you. Neanderthals were savages that ate their young, raped their women (remember the phrase only used by whites about a caveman dragging a (cave) woman by her hair?), ate raw meat, lived in caves and knew nothing about personal hygiene (no water or showers in caves) and even today your folks still prefer bloody meat and have turned vampires into their folk heroes

who does that? people who feel a kinship with creatures that drink blood
Instead of wasting my time quoting historical facts about African history, you know what? I don't care about your phoney, non-historical, non-facts. I don't care what you think about black people or black history.
Black people don't have to prove anything to a white male who has nothing better to do than waste hours of his time posting to black people he obviously despises (not something a smart white person would do) instead of spending his time posting to white people
Whites have lied and distorted history for such a long time, you actually believe your own lies and have created a system that makes you appear to be superior by denying people of color the opportunity to compete fairly then walk around patting yourselves on the back and telling yourselves you're superior.
who does that? People with an inferiority complex

which proves you don't believe it yourselves, otherwise, you wouldn't have to discriminate and lie and cheat and deprive blacks of equal education and opportunities if you were really superior.
Talking all that nonsense about skull sizes and IQs and other unscientific foolishness that doesn't prove anything. Even the creator of the IQ test admitted no one can measure intelligence with a paper test. Google it.
Before I drop this useless conversation, let me get one thing straight.
Are you saying a white person with a small head is less intelligent than a white person with a big head? And an elephant is smarter than a white person because its skull is bigger than the average white person's?
Just for the record, I didn't start this attack, you started it by throwing racist slurs at this young black female and calling her a "silver back" (ape) so I figured I'd throw some of your own Neanderthal origins into the equation.

-Paul H


add your daddy, his daddy, and his daddy's daddy to the pile
that should do it. Now the planet's just a little bit cleaner and a lot saner. Speaking of baboons, whites are the ones who descended from Neanderthals, the closest thing to "apes" and "baboons" -- not African people, who have no genetic link to monkeys or apes or Neanderthals - until they bred with Europeans.
Don't believe me, here's a quote from the article, "First Love Child of Human, Neanderthal Found"
"The skeletal remains of an individual living in northern Italy 40,000-30,000 years ago are believed to be that of a human/Neanderthal hybrid, according to a paper in PLoS ONE.
If further analysis proves the theory correct, the remains belonged to the first known such hybrid, providing direct evidence that humans and Neanderthals interbred.

(by "human" they mean African man and African woman, the first human beings on the planet. National Geographic did a special on this and concluded that Europeans were a Hybrid between "man" and "Neanderthal. If that is true, Africans were on the planet long before the Europeans so they must be the "man" National Geographic was talking about)
Prior genetic research determined the DNA of people with European and Asian ancestry is 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal.
NEWS: Neanderthals Lacked Social Skills
Numerous flint tools, such as axes and spear points, have been associated with the Mousterian. The artifacts are typically found in rock shelters, such as the Riparo di Mezzena, and caves throughout Europe."
After you shave off the fur off an ape, baboon, or monkey, guess what color the skin is? Pink.

-Paul H


doing my best. I really didn't want to go the Neanderthal route but I
figured, if he wants to throw around "ape" comments, I would tell him who the real primates are and it sure as hell ain't us. Black people did not descend from any animals, Africans were the first men and women on the planet, not the first animals or apes or Neanderthal hybrids or bananas.
And when it comes to talking accurately about black history, it's a waste of time with white people, who make up their his-story (stealing other people's accomplishments or wiping them out altogether) just to suit their own inferiority complexes so why waste our time?
Plus, black people don't have to prove we're not inferior, not as long as white people put so much time and energy and money and obstacles like inferior schools and racism against blacks and entire white supremacy systems into proving they are.
That alone, speaks of a people who have something to hide and who are afraid of being found out and who deep down don't feel superior at all but seem to be jealous of the people they claim to be superior to.
I wish more black people who see the psychology behind that behavior. A superiority complex always means the person feels inferior.

-Paul H

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