DOCUMENTARY: “The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords.”
In a world where segregation was back both by laws and social attitudes, it’s no surprise that the mainstream press in the United States served as a reflection of these ills.
Knowing firsthand the impact of words and images as weapons against their welfare, black people in the United States knew that left in the hands of racist publications, their representation, history, culture and identities would forever be at stake. Starting with communities and individuals of free black people in the 1800s, to the birth of more contemporary publications like Ebony, the power of images and the written word of black people by black people, and in the interests of black people, has always been an act of self-preservation.
This documentary brings to light a powerful and engaging account of American history that has been virtually forgotten: the story of the pioneering black newspapermen and women who gave voice to black America.
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JAMAICAN YAMS HAVE ANTI-CANCER PROPERTIES || The Biotechnology Centre at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus has discovered the presence of anti-cancer properties in purple yams, and the yam extract is currently being considered for the award of a US patent. Dr Dennis Bailey made the discovery while conducting doctoral studies on indigenous varieties of yams cultivated in Jamaica. “Purple yams contain potent phytochemicals which slow down the growth of cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo,” Bailey said. He further stated that, “Assessment of these tubers has revealed several anthocyanins and high antioxidant properties which prevent the proliferation of cancer cells” .
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