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Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25th of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). On this day leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established it's own successor, the African Union. However, the name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African Unity. This years theme of Africa Day is "Africa and the Diaspora".
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"SICKLE-CELL ANEMIA RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Established by the Black Panther party in 1971to test and create a cure for sickle-cell anemia ( a deadly blood disease that affects primarily Black Americans), the Sickle-Cell Anemia Research Foundation informs people about sickle-cell anemia and maintains a national advisory committee of doctors to research this crippling disease.
In conjunction with the People’s Free Medical Research Health Clinics the Sickle -Cell Anemia Research Foundation to date has tested nearly half a million people throughout the country in the last three years.
While more research is needed to discover treatment and a cure for the disease, people must first be informed about it and tested to see if they have it or its side effects. To accomplish this, the Sickle -Cell Anemia Research Foundation publishes and disseminates brochures and other printed materials with facts about sickle-cell anemia." HUEY P. NEWTON "The Black Panther Party Service to the People Programs
Sickle cell anemia (sickle cell disease) is a disorder of the blood caused by an inherited abnormal hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying protein within the red blood cells). The abnormal hemoglobin causes distorted (sickled) red blood cells. The sickled red blood cells are fragile and prone to rupture. When the number of red blood cells decreases from rupture (hemolysis), anemia is the result. This condition is referred to as sickle cell anemia. The irregular sickled cells can also block blood vessels causing tissue and organ damage and pain.
People's Free Medical Research Health Clinics
We believe that the government must provide, free of charge,
for the people, health facilities that will not only treat our illnesses, most of which are a result of our oppression, but that will also develop preventative medical programs to guarantee our future survival. We believe that mass health education and research programs must be developed to give all Black and oppressed people access to advanced sCienti c and medical information, so we may provide ourselves with proper medical attention and care.
Point Six of the Black Panther Party Program's Platform of March 29, 1972, explains the reasons for the institution ofthe People's Free Medical Research Health Clinics, which provide free medical treatment and preventative medi cal care for the community. Private hospitals and doctors charge fees far more expensive than poor people can a ord, while public hospitals and clinics are so overcrowded and understa ed that their services are almost totally inade quate. The People's Free Medical Research Health Clinics o er an alternative to this problem.
The clinics provide comprehensive health care for the community. Doctors treat patients for common physical ailments and refer them to spe cialists if necessary. Laboratory testing is also provided in conjunction with local hospitals.
Along with the Sickle-Cell Anemia Research Foundation, the clinics con duct testing and research for a cure for sickle-cell anemia.
Child health is a serious problem in the Black community, and the clinics have developed a ChildHealth Care Program to meet this community need. The Child Health Care Program provides immunizations; screening and sickle cell anemia iron de ciency anemia, and tuberculosis; referrals; and complete physi cal examinations as well as treatment of illnesses." HUEY P. NEWTON Black Panther
"The SAFE Program also aims to unite Black and poor communities by actively recruiting and hiring a number of our youth to help implement these much-needed services. Both drivers and escorts will be recruited from among the young and unemployed in our community, a strategythat at the same time will cut down the number of youth who would consider snatching a pocket book just to get a little change. In addition, drivers and escorts will be given extensive training in their respective fields, with both groups receiving intensive safety and FIRST-aid instruction.
State, federal, and local funding of the SAFE Program will also mean additional transportation-at least five vans with a seating capacity of twelve per sons each, plus the hiring ofa full-time program director and assistants. All totaled, the proposed annual budget for the SAFE Program comes to slightly less than two hundred thousand dollars ($195,530).
E orts to acquire funds for the SAFE Program have not yet been successful. A formal proposal has been presented before Oakland Model Cities, a federally funded poverty program, but that agency has made no commitment. A portion of Oakland's $4.5 million in revenue-sharing funds has been suggested for the SAFE Program, but the city administrators have been typically mum. Complete and adequate funding for the SAFE Program was, in fact, an integral part ofthe Seale-Brown Fourteen-Point Program to Rebuild Oakland in the 1973 campaign and, far from being abandoned, it will be included in initiatives and referendums.
The SAFE funding proposal, like the program itself, is an argument for our protection instead of our abuse by public service agencies, which theoreti cally function on our behalf. SAFE is a simple but basic program designed to help and secure the lives of a very important yet often forgotten segment of our communities: the older people." HUEY P. NEWTON
SENIORS AGAINST A FEARFUL ENVIRONMENT
"Seniors Against a Fearful Environment (SAFE), a nonprofit corporation, was begun by the Black Panther Party at the request of a group of senior citizens for the purpose of preventing muggings and attacks upon the elderly, particularlywhen they go out to cash their meager social security or pension checks. Prior to approaching the Black Panther Party, the seniors had gone to the Oakland Police Department to request protection. There the seniors were told, to their dismay and outrage, that they "should walk close to the curb" in the future. Mrs. Van Frank, founder of the East Bay Legislative Council of Senior Citizens and the state of California's Outstanding Senior Citizen for 1971, commenting on the dangers experienced by the senior citi zens, has remarked: "The fear engendered among us old people by these mug gings almost makes us prisoners in our own homes."
A section of a recent funding proposal for the SAFE Program substantiates these claims. A comparative crime study was done over a period of six weeks (August 21 to October 1, 1972) and details conclusively that the age of the victim does bear a de nite relationship to the type ofo ense committed. Ofthe com bined total of 249 victims of strong-arm robbery and purse-snatching, 48 per cent ofthe victims (118) were overthe age of y. During this same period, only 13 percent of complainants in armed robbery cases fell into the senior citizen category. The conclusion, then, is that an elderly person is more likely to be physically attacked, whereas the younger, more agile person, who is more able to a defend his- or herself, will more likely be the victim of an armed assault. The fact has also been established that 33 percent of all crimes committed in the city of Oakland are committed against senior citizens."
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Welcome to episode 23 of FTSports Podcast and we have a lot to cover in a short time!
Super Bowl 50 is over and one person picked right? We will discuss the greatest of the Denver defense as well as Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
The Rant of the Week is a joint effort by the team as we debate how Cam Newton is received in the public eye.
Our NBA Roundtable session will have discussion around the New York Knicks, Sacramento Kings, and much more. The All-Star game is this Sunday... on Valentine's Day?!? WHY?!?
All this and more on this episode of FTSports Podcast!
As an addition to our series "Ancient Discoveries With Michael Tellinger", we bring you the first of Michael's monthly addresses to the Ubuntu party and it's potential supporters.
This new and innovative political movement is gaining strength in South Africa, several European and other countries, and is beginning to ignite a great deal excitement her in the US.
These monthly broadcasts will keep you informed of our progress in the movement, and communicate in a comprehensive fashion what Ubuntu is, and how it will work to the betterment of the human races.
With our current severely broken (and beyond repair) political system in Washington, NOW is the time for Ubuntu. NOW is our time as the collective human races to move forward out of enslavement, and into complete LIBERATION.
UBUNTU NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!!
Come join the boys from Hillbilly Express as we get a unquie chance to tallk to a remarkable man. Come sit a spell as we talk with Jack Kapanka other wise known as "one eyed jack"
Jack Kapanka "One Eyed Jack".
Born blind, he gained sight in his right eye when he was two. Still blind in the left. Started off as a stuntman and jumped into the music business working as the Publishing Coordinator for the Back Street Boys, NSYNC and several other "Pop" groups. He was the music supervisor for ABC/ MTV's Making The Band. Jack Created and hosted Writers On The Road for XM Radio Channel 171.
He has wrote theme songs for national and international orgizations including:
The Special Olympics World Games - A Champion
Kairos Christian Prison Ministry International - My Kairos
The Health Care Center for the Homeless - Not Alone
Freeedom Ride Therapeutic Horseback Association - Freedom Ride
Veterans - What They Gave To Me
#6 All time best trucking song XM radio - America Moves By Truck
Theme song for the movie Stroke Of Genius - Play It As It Lies
She's Got My Heart - #34 Music Row Charts and hunting for hero’s
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