Month: October 2014

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One WorldBy Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World

The main purpose of this study is help develop more effective ways to combat and to verify how often people are treated unfairly and profiled when stopped by police officers due to unfair or racially biased circumstances. In this study, the overall goal is to estimate if any disparity exists when people feel profiled due to actual discrimination or how often do these events occur when influenced by other factors.

 

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The Truth about Ebola! Was it “Man Made,” You need to know!

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One WorldBy Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World

 

Ebola is a serious, often fatal, disease. The virus is transmitted to people from animals and then spreads among humans through direct contact with an infected person.

  Ebola is a serious, often fatal, disease. The virus is transmitted to people from animals and then spreads among humans through direct contact with an infected person.

 The Ebola virus was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then known as Zaire) in 1976 and can be found in various African countries. Periodic outbreaks have occurred since Ebola’s discovery, but the current west Africa outbreak that began in Guinea in March 2014 is the largest and deadliest in history.

 The outbreak began in the densely populated border region between Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia …

In their Mission hospitals they regularly gave pregnant women vitamin injections using unsterilised needles. By doing so, they infected many young women in Yambuku with the virus.
In their Mission hospitals they regularly gave pregnant women vitamin injections using unsterilized needles. By doing so, they infected many young women in Yambuku with the virus.

 

At first Belgian Nuns had unwittingly spread the virus. How did that happen? 

 In Belgium a lab team discovered Ebola just prior to 1976. The team discovered that mission hospitals regularly gave pregnant women vitamin injections using unsterilized needles. By doing so, they infected many young women in Yambuku with a then unknown virus. Scientist working with the World Health Organization or W.H.O “allegedly” told the nuns about the terrible mistake they had made, but in their own words they said that, ” we were much too careful in their choice of words (meaning they didn’t have a sense of urgency about the breakout).” In Africa the clinics that failed to observe this and other rules of hygiene functioned as catalysts in all additional Ebola outbreaks. They drastically sped up the spread of the virus or made the spread possible in the first place. Even in the current Ebola outbreak in west Africa, hospitals unfortunately played this ignominious role in the beginning. … also contributed to the catastrophe. In addition the people there have always been extremely mobile, so it was much more difficult than usual to track down those who had contact with the infected people. Because the dead in this region are traditionally buried in the towns and villages they were born in, there were highly contagious Ebola corpses travelling back and forth across the borders in pickups and taxis. The result was that the epidemic kept flaring up in different places.

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fruit bats, first spread Ebola to forest monkeys.

 

It is thought that fruit bats of the Pteropodidae families were natural Ebola virus hosts with that in mind research showed Ebola was then introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of these infected animals the list also chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest. 

 

  

Was Ebola ever used as population curve!

 Archival (WHO) World Health Organization documents were explored along with links to American health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Cancer Institute (NCI). These institutions played leading roles in the WHO’s early viral research network. During the 1960s and early 1970s the WHO served as the omnipotent supplier of the world’s pharmaceutical, bacteriological, and viral test reagents. Investigations revealed the NCI, a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), functioned as the WHO’s chief distributor of viruses and viral testing reagents during the late 1960s. By 1968, the WHO had provided technical advisors and supplies of “prototype virus strains” for more than “120 laboratories in 35 different countries.” By 1969, this number increased to “592 virus laboratories.” In this one year, four of the most active centers, including the NCI and CDC, distributed 2,514 strains of viruses, 1888 ampoules of experimental vaccines, and about 100 samples of cell cultures throughout the network. 70,000 virus isolations were reported by 1970. To date there is no known proof that Ebola was spread, for means of population control. What is known is that the WHO did not react with a strong sense of urgency to combat this deadly virus.

 

Cold War, Biological Weapons and World Health

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Ebola is not new. Nor is the possibility of terrorist or supremacy groups using the Ebola virus in an attack. As many may have guessed few to only one documented case of the disease listed for Biological weapons, was when the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo attempted to obtain the Ebola virus as part of its biological warfare program. The group sent a medical team to Africa under the pretext of being aid workers with the intent of obtaining samples of the virus. It failed in that mission, but even if it had succeeded, the group would have faced the challenge of getting the sample back to its biological warfare laboratory in Japan. The Ebola virus is relatively fragile. Its lifetime on dry surfaces outside of a host is only a couple of hours, and while some studies have shown that the virus can survive on surfaces for days when still in bodily fluids, this requires ideal conditions that would be difficult to replicate during transport.

 

During the past decade, at least six internationally known authorities advanced theories that the AIDS virus (HIV) was also developed by biological weapons researchers and either accidentally or intentionally transmitted with the help of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and the World Health Organization (WHO). A document like that obtained by one investigator, through the Freedom of Information Act, is shown with a DOD appropriations request for $10 million for the development of AIDS-like viruses. “Within the next 5 to 10 years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective microorganism which could differ in certain important aspects from any known disease-causing organisms. Most important of these is that it might be refractory to the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infectious disease.”

 

Peter Piot, a young scientist in Antwerp discovered Ebola
Peter Piot, a young scientist in Antwerp discovered Ebola

(In a previous interview with Peter Piot, was a young scientist in Antwerp, was part of the team that discovered the Ebola virus in 1976)

I still remember exactly. One day in September, a pilot from Sabena Airlines brought us a shiny blue Thermos and a letter from a doctor in Kinshasa in what was then Zaire. In the Thermos, he wrote, there was a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had recently fallen ill from a mysterious sickness in Yambuku, a remote village in the northern part of the country. He asked us to test the sample for yellow fever.

 

On that day our team sat together late into the night – we had also had a couple of drinks – discussing the question. We definitely didn’t want to name the new pathogen “Yambuku virus”, because that would have stigmatized the place forever. There was a map hanging on the wall and our American team leader suggested looking for the nearest river and giving the virus its name. It was the Ebola river. So by around three or four in the morning we had found a name. But the map was small and inexact. We only learned later that the nearest river was actually a different one. But Ebola is a nice name, isn’t it?

Yes, and our first thought was: “What the hell is that?” The virus that we had spent so much time searching for was very big, very long and worm-like. It had no similarities with yellow fever. Rather, it looked like the extremely dangerous Marburg virus which, like Ebola, causes a haemorrhagic fever. In the 1960s the virus killed several laboratory workers in Marburg, Germany.

Ebola Questions and Answers

 

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Direct contact means that blood or body fluids from an infected person or body have touched another person’s eyes, nose or mouth or an open wound or abrasion. People can also become infected from contaminated surfaces and materials, including bed sheets and clothing. Body fluids include blood, saliva, mucus, vomit, faeces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine and semen.

 

Can you get Ebola from sneezing?

 

It is possible to spread through coughing or sneezing, but health officials say it’s unlikely. Saliva or mucus from an infected person would have to get into a healthy person’s eyes, nose, mouth or open wound for the disease to spread.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptom is a high fever, typically greater than 101.5F (38.6C). Other symptoms can include severe headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and, in serious cases, internal or external bleeding. Symptoms of the virus appear between two and 21 days after exposure, but typically after eight to 10 days.

The Ebola virus has not previously mutated in this manner, and experts say there is no other virus that has transformed from non-airborne to airborne in human beings.

Is there a cure? What about a vaccine?

No, but the race is on to find both. An experimental Ebola drug, Zmapp, has been used to treat a handful of patients, including two American missionaries. It’s unclear without proper testing what role, if any, the drug played in the patients’ recovery.

A number of experimental drugs, including Zmapp, are being rushed into trials, but even so, experts say it could take months, even years, to produce enough of the drugs to make a difference in the current outbreak.

Human testing recently began on an Ebola vaccine, but it would only help protect people who haven’t yet contracted the virus, not those already infected.

 

At this time, the difference between life and death in an Ebola-stricken patient can come down to very basic interventions: keeping the person hydrated, maintaining their oxygen and blood pressure, and mitigating the effects of other infections that might further weaken the body’s immune system.

 

Why are people allowed to travel from infected areas to the US?

The White House is not entertaining the idea of a travel ban on flights coming from west Africa. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director, Tom Frieden, said isolating affected countries would only make the epidemic worse. He said it would constrict the flow of necessary aid to these counties, which would in turn make the outbreak that much more difficult to stop.

West African countries have put certain checks in place to try to prevent infected people from carrying the disease outside the affected region. In Liberia, for example, travelers answer a pre-flight questionnaire that asks about their Ebola exposure history. Before departure at many African airports, passengers are screened for fever. Many international airports around the world have quarantine areas in case a person becomes ill while travelling.

 

That being said, the approach isn’t foolproof as people don’t begin to show symptoms until days – even weeks – after being exposed. There is also a lot of misinformation circulating through west Africa about the disease, so people may not know if they were exposed, or may fear disclosing exposure because of the stigma attached to the disease.

 

Further References?

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/ebola-zaire-peter-piot-outbreak

http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/08/09/ebola-outbreak-it-s-real-it-s-here-what-can-you-do-2174957

 

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights

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In 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s signed law was 90 days into effect. The historic Civil Rights Act was nationally televised in a ceremony at the White House on July 2, 1964 is when the bill was originally signed.

The act didn’t help just black Americans

Women, religious minorities, Latinos and whites also benefited from the Civil Rights Act, which would later serve as a model for other anti-discrimination measures passed by Congress, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act

In the landmark 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in schools was unconstitutional. The 10 years that followed saw great strides for the African-American civil rights movement, as non-violent demonstrations won thousands of supporters to the cause. Memorable landmarks in the struggle included the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955–sparked by the refusal of Alabama resident Rosa Parks to give up her seat on a city bus to a white woman–and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech at a rally of hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., in 1963.

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The Necessity for Urban Christian Leadership Part 3

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One WorldBy Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World

Leadership is a missing commodity in our world today.  As we install the third article in our series The Need for Urban Christian Leadership Part 3 we must review this fact. We can search every church, every temple, synagogues, civic organization, mosque and more, then we will not be able to find the much-needed change. I once read the following fact which I very much agree with. The fact concerns issues that are major problems facing our leaders and worldwide communities on a global basis.

The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism faces our society daily
The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism faces our society daily
  • The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism.
  • Global warning and environmental destruction.
  • The Conflict between Nationalism and Globalism in Nations around the world.
  • The growing discontent of U.S. Citizens and their social culture due to declining literacy, and Racial Strife .

These problems are a constant threat to our very existence, and as we enter into a new world and new day and age we must consistently seek change. At best inspired leadership can transform and renew our organizations, to motivate a certain vitality that would change the world. 

Three Principles for Effective Urban Christian Leaders

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Every effective leader needs advice and seeks advice. The ability to listen to the advice of others is the mark of a great leader

Proverbs 11:14 – For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.

Proverbs 25:4,5 – Remove the dross from silver and out comes material for the silversmith; remove the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.

 

Characteristics of a Good Leader – Awareness of his Influence

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In almost every era, no country has been able to rise above its leaders. For better or worse, people become like those they follow.

Proverbs 29:2 – When the righteous thrive, people rejoice; when the wicked rule, people groan.

Proverbs 29:14 – If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will always be secure.

Characteristics of a good leader-Service to Others

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Each of us has something to offer. We can give our money and our time to charity, be a friend to someone who is sick or lonely, do volunteer work, or be a peacemaker, teacher or minister. We may choose a service-oriented occupation, or we may just do our everyday jobs with integrity and respect for others.

The Bible tells us that Jesus is the ultimate model of taking time for the poor, the outcasts, and children. He was naturally drawn to the weak who needed an advocate. We are not meant to live hard-hearted or self-centered lives.

Matthew 25:31-46 – A greedy, miserly life leaves us devoid of anything but an empty craving for more possessions, more power or more status. 

 
John 13:1-17 – Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

Jesus was always active in making disciples, He recognized that His earthly sojourn was short. Therefore he invested his time in the training of disciples to continue the work. He was both their Master Teacher and their Master Trainer. While teaching and training are obviously related, teaching usually connotes the importation of knowledge, whereas training suggests formation or qualification through practice and discipline.

 

 

Preparation for leadership

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The disciples’ preparation for leadership certainly involved the receiving of knowledge, but spiritual growth was uppermost. They needed an experience in the things of God, of faith, of hardship, of sanctification, and of self-sacrifice, along with an intellectual understanding of doctrine and theology. Knowledge alone was insufficient preparation for the rigorous challenges ahead. Jesus gave them both, and so must we!

 

The Necessity for Urban Christian Leadership

(This Article is an Excerpt From the book The Necessity for Urban Christian Leadership available 1-10-2015

 

The Need for Urban Christian Leadership. Book release 10-31-2014
(The Need for Urban Christian Leadership. Book release 1-10-2015)

 

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Letter to Attorney Generals-Legal Complex-in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and Missouri. The Fight is now!

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One World Letter to Attorney Generals-and the Legal Complex-in New York, California, Texas, Florida, Illinois. The Fight is now!

By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World

 

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This letter has been sent out as a “Call to Action,” for all anyone wants to read but it is directed at the Attorney Generals, and Legal Aid VP’s, because many agree that social injustices exist but have argued that the battle against social injustice should be fought solely in the courts, not in the streets. In this point I along with my supporters have maintained the belief that all communities and states were interrelated, and the fight is now! In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Letter:

Friends, my letter to your desk, has a twofold purpose, A time such as this challenges us all to find our humanity and demonstrate in concrete terms that the power of community can overcome the power of hostility.

I want to convey this letter not just as an expression of solidarity but a plea for unity following multiple unjustifiable and unfortunate events around the county. While this list is long,  I still want to list a few of the growing examples, that I have monitored both close and afar-they include The Death of Ramarley Graham, an unarmed teenager killed by police in the Bronx-Currently the family is calling for the federal government to push the case forward. Jr., Kenneth Harding Jr. who was murdered by San Francisco police at the age of 19 for allegedly failing to pay a $2.00 transit fare while the family (mother) still awaits information for an investigation of the police. What about-Eric Garner, Staten Island, New York, a 43-year-old asthmatic father of six, was confronted by New York City police officers for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes. When he resisted being cuffed, an officer appeared to put him in a chokehold—a tactic banned by the department since 1993. A video of the arrest, first obtained by the New York Daily News, shows Garner gasping, “I can’t breathe!” while officers relentlessly smother him: From New York City and LA to Ohio and Ferguson, MO, we are experiencing a flurry of young men who all died under disputed circumstances with Police Arrest.

All the incidents and hundreds more have opened our eyes to the ever-growing fragility of inter-relations across the country and reminds us, yet again, of the urgent need for citizens of all walks of  life to commit ourselves more proactively to live in mutual trust and respect.

What has been subject to attack is not only of importance to our communities but also the moral foundation of respect for difference and diversity, which encourages and ensures the equality for people of all walks of life.

Please recognize the damage that such acts are inflicting on our communities on the sentiments of many across the country who want to let you know that they feel, “alone,” with a sense of fear and loss. Contention is widespread, we must acknowledge the very act of targeting as being hugely detrimental to peaceful relations between communities, and we condemn the motives behind it. We hope and pray for justice and peace to prevail at this time.

Today calls us to be both a sensitive and perceptive in recognition of the global failure connected with nature of violence, and a form a newly reaffirmation of our commitment to grow in our understanding neighboring, collaboration, and cooperation to offer to protection the flourishing of all life.

Clearly,

  1. You must open the lines of communication with civic leaders who will carry a unified message back to communities.
  2. Seek cases where evidence is disputed and review higher standard. Citizen  Review Boards will work with you
  3. Training Leadership both Internally and externally on prevention, protection.
  4. Seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior, when municipalities are failing, and public outcry is high!
  5. To ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

 In a spirit of such understanding we wish and hope that each incident, despite the traumatic and tragic dimensions, may be transformed into an opportunity to offer the world a glimpse of the best of your morality as you discern the way forward. To this end we offer you our support and solidarity. I hope to have a conversation with you in the near future this letter defends the strategy of  organized resistance to racism, I must argue that people do have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws.

I leave you with a word of caution, “If the community can’t find justice, Then I can assure you they will find Justice.” My hope is that I can dialog with you before, that time comes.

 With best regards,

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The Destruction of Black Wall Street. A Lesson in History!

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One World The events that destroyed a thriving Black Oklahoma community 93 years ago were much more than a ‘race riot’

By Gregg L Greer, Editor for One World

As one of the most successful and wealthiest African American communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America’s “Black Wall Street” until the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. The invasion was one of the most devastating massacres in the history of US race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community.

The Riot and What Happened

The riot began because of the alleged assault of a white elevator operator, 17-year old Sarah Page, by an African-American shoeshiner, 19-year old Dick Rowland (the case against Mr. Rowland was eventually dismissed). The Tulsa Tribune got word of the incident and chose to publish the story in the paper on May 31, 1921. Shortly after the newspaper article surfaced, there was news that a white lynch mob was going to take matters into its own hands and kill Dick Rowland.
A group of armed white men congregated outside the jail and, subsequently, a group of African-American men joined the assembled crowd in order to protect Dick Rowland. There was an argument in which a white man tried to take a gun from a black man, and the gun fired a bullet up into the sky. This incident promoted many others to fire their guns, and the violence erupted on the evening of May 31, 1921. Whites flooded into the Greenwood district and destroyed the businesses and homes of African-American residents. No one was exempt from the violence of the white mobs; men, women, and even children were killed by the mobs.
Troops were eventually deployed on the afternoon of June 1, but by that time there was not much left of the once thriving Greenwood district. Over 600 successful businesses were lost.
 
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The Aftermath

Within five years after the massacre, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 1960s. Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality. Since then, city leaders have attempted to encourage other economic development activity nearby.
 
“After the riot, black Tulsans, who were living in tents and forced to wear green identification tags in order to work downtown, still managed to turn the tragedy into triumph. Without state help, they rebuilt Greenwood, and by 1942 the community had more than 240 black-owned businesses.”

What Economic Discrimination means?

Investing in economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. We all must make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home in order to grow. But there also exist those who are disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination and exploitation. Economic Discrimination means people often end up in insecure, low-wage jobs, and constitute a small minority of those in senior positions. It curtails access to economic assets such as land and loans for the many. It limits participation in shaping economic and social policies. And, because some have to perform the bulk of the work load, they often have little time left to pursue economic opportunities. – Together-We must learn from the past and work toward the future.  
                
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