Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Deepak Chopra: A Tribute to My Friend, Michael Jackson
Michael and Janet Jackson -

Friday, June 12, 2009

The White House - Press Office - National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Office of the Press Secretary


Caribbean Americans have made lasting contributions to our Nation's culture and history, and the month of June has been set aside to honor their cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and social diversity.
Generations of immigrants have preserved the traditions of their homelands, and these traditions have defined our Nation's identity. Caribbean Americans bring a unique and vibrant culture. This multilingual and multiethnic tradition has strengthened our social fabric and enriched the diversity of our Nation.

Millions of individuals in the United States have Caribbean roots. Unfortunately some Caribbean Americans were forced to our country as slaves; others arrived of their own volition. All have sought the promise of a brighter tomorrow for themselves and their children.
In their pursuit of success, Caribbean Americans exhibit the traits all Americans prize: determination, a devotion to community, and patriotism. They have made their mark in every facet of our society, from art to athletics and science to service. Caribbean Americans have also safeguarded our Nation in the United States Armed Forces.

This month we also recognize the critical relationship the United States maintains with Caribbean nations. In a world of increasing communication and connectivity, this friendship has become even more important. We are neighbors, partners, and friends; we share the same aspirations for our children; and we strive for the very same freedoms. Together, we can meet the common challenges we face.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as National Caribbean-American

Heritage Month. I urge all Americans to commemorate this month by learning more about the history and culture of Caribbean Americans.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.

The White House - Press Office - National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In the article below, the traditional health advocates - those who stand to gain the most from over-medicating people - are criticising Oprah for offering the world an alternative to the biomedical model. These old fashion practitioners who were old schooled into treating symptoms just don't get it. It is the same kind of thinking that has the world economic system in the crisis it is in. It is because we treat symptoms and not the root of things. I think we have evolved and if the medical programs do not incorporate cures into their programs then we will have to continue to look elsewhere to get the holistic treatment that is necessary for us to feel better. I am not saying to throw away traditional medicine but both must go hand in hand and I applaud Oprah for her work in this area as with other work she has done to enlighten the common folks. Thank God for Oprah and for people like Dr. Deepak Chopra, we are becoming more conscious of how everything impacts our health.

AlterNet: Why the Medical Industry Is Lashing Out at Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Run for Rights
More than 600 people including dogs and children were out in the tepid morning temperature at the Kildonan Park, Winnipeg Manitoba on Saturday June 6th to run for rights. The money raised would be divided among several participating groups including Amnesty International, NEEDs Centre, Interfaith Immigration Council among others. In addition to the running, walking or biking for rights there were food and entertainment that were quite delightful. It was a great event.