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The Forgotten Genocide of Black Peoples

Another BBC Documentary explaining how black civilizations and peoples were “erased”…

I had read some time ago an account of a European “explorer” in the 18th or 19th Century who travelled through Southwestern and South Africa destroying evidence of brick and stone buildings and towns such that he could justify that Africans had never developed any form of advanced civilization – but can’t find the reference at the moment.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Africa, American Genocide, Black History

 

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Were the First Americans Black?

Fascinating documentary from the BBC. I doubt anything like this would make American TV.

Research in Brazil now suggests that the earliest settlers in America were not the Native Americans who came from Asia, but another group arriving 30,000 years earlier as part of the migration of people(s) from East Africa which settled parts of South Asia now known as Negritos, and Australia as the “Aborigines”.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2015 in Africa, Black History

 

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BBC Has a Mexico Problem

Mexicans rage over racist remarks on BBC

Well..SO much for Land Rover sales in Mexico…

Thanks to some racist anti-Mexican comments on the BBC car show “Top Gear,” Britain is suddenly being viewed as more xenophobic than their northern neighbor.

“Top Gear” presenters made the controversial remarks after pulling up an internet photo of a Mexican-made sports car.

After some childish guffaws, presenter Richard Hammond launched into his rant.

“Why would you want a Mexican car? Because cars reflect national characteristics don’t they,” Hammond said. “Mexican cars are just going to be lazy, feckless, flatulent, overweight, leaning against a fence asleep looking at a cactus with a blanket with a hole in the middle on as a coat.”

Then to add insult to injury, co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson personally attacked the Mexican ambassador.

“We won’t get any complaints about this because at the Mexican embassy the ambassador’s going to be sitting there with a remote control like this,” Clarkson said, slumping in the chair, snoring.

Clarkson was wrong about that one. Mexican Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora wrote a letter demanding an apology.

“The presenters of the program resorted to outrageous, vulgar and inexcusable insults to stir bigoted feelings against the Mexican people, their culture, as well as their official representative in the United Kingdom,” he wrote.

“Although casual banter is an essential component of the program’s appeal, humor never justifies xenophobia. It is not a matter of taste but of basic principles.”

Within hours of Medina Mora sending the letter, the spat was going viral on the internet. In today’s globalized world, a racist comment will quickly go back to its homeland.

Mexican news websites displayed the story on their front pages to thousands of irate comments flooding in.

“These people are uncultured and ignorant. Surely, they have never seen the beauty in our country,” wrote someone identified as Moody on the website of El Universal. “How sad that they live with people from all over the world (in Britain) and they act like Hitler on the television.”

The story was also rapidly picked up by English-language media the world over, to more hot debate. One British car dealer in Mexico wrote that many customers had canceled appointments over the show.

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2011 in News

 

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BBC – Booty Will Affect Your Mind…And Hers!

OK Playas, that phat booty may be making you lose your mind…

but it is making her lose hers.

Making you lose you mind… And Hers!

Big hips ‘impair’ women’s memory, a study finds

Although carrying excess weight anywhere appears to impair older women’s brains, carrying it on the hips may make matters worse, they say.

The Northwestern Medicine team found “apple-shaped” women fared better than “pears” on cognitive tests.

But depositing fat around the waist increases the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, experts warn.

They said the findings, in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, highlighted the importance of maintaining a healthy weight for both body and mind.

Some of the health risks associated with obesity, such as vascular disease and inflammation, may explain why people who are overweight appear to be at higher risk of dementia.

However, the latest study suggests a bit of extra fat around the waist may actually protect brain functioning.

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The researchers believe belly fat makes more of the female hormone oestrogen that naturally dips after the menopause.

Oestrogen is thought to help protect the brain from cognitive decline.

The study involved 8,745 post-menopausal women aged 65 to 79.

These women were asked to complete a memory test that doctors use to judge brain function. They were also weighed and measured, then scored on an obesity scale known as Body Mass Index or BMI. Over two-thirds of the women were overweight or obese.

The researchers found that for every one point increase in a woman’s BMI, her memory score dropped by one point.

And pear-shaped women – those with smaller waists but bigger hips – scored particularly poorly.

The researchers say this is likely to be related to the type of fat deposited around the hips versus the waist.

Scientists already know different kinds of fat release different hormones and have varying effects on insulin resistance, lipids and blood pressure.

Lead researcher Dr Diana Kerwin said: “We need to find out if one kind of fat is more detrimental than the other, and how it affects brain function.

“The fat may contribute to the formation of plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease or a restricted blood flow to the brain.”

Rebecca Wood, chief executive of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust, said: “The pear-shape is incredibly common, and while this study doesn’t explain fully the link between body shape and brain function, it surely makes the case for watching the scales.

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2010 in Nawwwwww!

 

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