Black History, Good Night, Uncategorized

#Goodnight Linda Brown

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Federal Communications, Politics, POTUS

#Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats

Below is the news excerpt story from Time:

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration expelled 60 Russian diplomats on Monday and ordered Russia’s consulate in Seattle to close, as the United States and European nations sought to jointly punish Moscow for its alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain.

Senior Trump administration officials said all 60 Russians were spies working in the U.S. under diplomatic cover, including a dozen at Russia’s mission to the United Nations. The officials said the administration was taking the action to send a message to Russia’s leaders about the “unacceptably high” number of Russian intelligence operatives in the U.S

What Is a Consulate – Consulates follow the lead of the Ambassador in engaging local government, civil society and other organization to address Mission priorities. In many instances, consulates, because of their location within a country, may serve as the primary actor in achieving one priority or another. So while the Embassy may place great importance on agricultural development, the real work with the local population will be done by officers in a consulate.

Consulates provide passport, birth registration and many others services for visiting or resident American citizens in a country. They also have consular sections which issue visas for foreign citizens to visit, study and work in the United States. Consulates work with U.S. and foreign law enforcement agencies to combat international crime.

Coordinating with the embassy, a consulate conducts commercial, information, education, and exchange programs to develop business partners and potential customers for US companies, work with the media and public entities to explain US policy, and encourage academic, scientific and artistic exchanges. They often have reference centers where foreign citizens can come to learn about the United States through printed and online media.

Russian Consulate Information

Russia Consulate Seattle, WA Information
Address: 600 University Street, Suite 2510, Seattle, WA. 98101
Contact Info: Tel: (206) 728-1910
Fax: (206) 728-1871
Jurisdiction: Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming
The Russia Consulate in Seattle provides Russian nationals and U.S. citizens or foreign nationals residing in the U.S. with passport and visa services. The Russia Consulate in Seattle no longer allows applications to be lodged by mail. For applicants who reside in the state listed above, Russia visa applications must be provided to the Russia Consulate either via a third party Russia visa expediting firm (Russia Visa Service) or in person at the Russia Consulate in Seattle.

Russia Embassy Visa Services
To obtain Russia visas through the Russia Consulate office in Seattle, applicants are encouraged to process visa documents through a Russia visa processing company. These companies work with the Russia Consulate in Seattle frequently and can provide you the best possible service.

Did You Know

California – the history of the official Russian representation office on the territory of modern consular district begins on February 14, 1852 – the date of signature of the Russian Emperor highest decree appointing businessman William Stuart Montgomery as a Vice Consul in San Francisco. This decision based on the increased activity of the Russian-American Company in California.

What Happens to the Staff When a Consulate Closes

Nowhere, usually. When an embassy/consulate closes even for just for a few days, its staffers—Americans and local employees—simply stay home.  Meanwhile, they stop granting visas and other services.

#QOTD

Do you think the goal of closing the consulate is to keep people from gathering for visas etc., thereby making it a target for terrorists?

Lastly, the last time I checked the Seattle Consulate was not on the list closings.

Source: Time

Source: Discover Diplomacy

Source: Consulate of Russia Seattle

Black Lives Matter, Healthcare, The Black Woman, Women's Issues

Age Is Not A Condom

The number of babies born at Yale-New Haven Hospital with HIV has been effectively zero since 1996. But now a new group is battling the disease: people 50 and older.

Nationally known HIV/AIDS advocate Michelle Lopez brought that message to the Betsy Ross Magnet Hall on Kimberly Avenue Thursday evening or the third Elsie Cofield Woman & Girls HIV/AIDS awards event. The event is put on each year by the Infectious Diseases Division of the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center.

The awards event honors people in the Greater New Haven area who have continued to be strong advocates for those with HIV/AIDS even as treatments have gotten better and rates of transmission have been holding steady, particularly among African-American women and girls.

 

Source: http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/age_is_not_a_condom/

Education

Young Scholars Summer Program in Biostatistics and Medical Research – New Haven, CT

Young Scholars Summer Program in Biostatistics and Medical Research

For Students Entering Grades 11 and 12 • July 9-20, 2018

In collaboration with clinical researchers, biostatisticians at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) design research studies and use statistical methods to address critical problems in medicine and public health. Our YCAS Young Scholars intensive summer program provides promising high school students, who excel in math, with the opportunity to learn about the work of biostatisticians in an academic environment. During this two-week program, we introduce students to basic statistical methods and study designs used in medical research. We also provide instruction in “R,” a computer programming language for statistical analyses. Students work in teams and use real health science data to address study questions and develop a final presentation of their work. Students will also tour the medical campus and learn about life at Yale.

Please follow the links for program details and information for teachers, students, and parents.

Daily Prompt, Reading

Blush: #DailyPrompt

Blush – develop a pink tinge in the face from embarrassment or shame.

Myocardial Blush

Angiographic Assessment of Myocardial Reperfusion in Patients Treated with Primary Angioplasty for Acute Myocardial Infarction – (other wise known as a Heart Attack) – Myocardial blush grades were defined as follows: 0, no myocardial blush or contrast density; 1, minimal myocardial blush or contrast density; 2, moderate myocardial blush or contrast density but less than that obtained during angiography of a contralateral or ipsilateral non– infarct-related coronary artery; and 3, normal myocardial blush or
contrast density, comparable with that obtained during angiography of a contralateral or ipsilateral non–infarct-related coronary artery. When myocardial blush persisted (“staining”), this phenomenon suggested leakage of the contrast medium into the extravascular space and was graded 0.

Blush: Faces of Shame Excerpt

Blush Faces of Shame by Elspeth Probyn

Book by : Elspeth Probyn

Blushing African American

Yes, black people do get embarrassed, and bashful and shy but we typically stay the same color when we do. So our shame is more hidden, giving us an aura of confidence when we may just be dying on the inside. Source Quora

Blushing in the Word

 Jeremiah 6:15

 “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down,” says the LORD.
  Jeremiah 8:12

 “Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, And they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down,” Says the LORD.

 

via Daily Prompt: Blush

Black Lives Matter, Community

Don’t Call Me Brother-Stage Play S.C.

don't call me brother

“Don’t Call Me Brother” Stage Play S.C. premiere

Thursday, March 15 – 31, 2018, ‘Times May Vary’ at WOW Performing Art Center (PAC) 5816 Shakespeare Rd a, Columbia, SC 29223

​In light of events occurring within the past several years, it seems that tragedy has struck the black community back-to-back in the form of police brutality, harassment, and hate crimes. Such tribulations are not foreign to Black Americans, however, the buildup of broken black bodies and false accusations has left them distressed and gasping for air in the congested minefield of civil injustice.

Cries for respect and human decency from police have exponentially evolved into a sonic boom for all the world to hear. One may wonder, where does the black police officer stand on these matters? Which side should they choose– the black or the blue side?  Stuck in the cross-hairs of their blackness and profession, the double consciousness of the black police officer is examined in the award-winning play “Don’t Call Me Brother” which has its SC premiere at the WOW Performing Arts CenterMarch 15-31st. On Sunday, March 18th the show will include a post-show panel with Richland County Sherrif’s Department. Buy Tickets Now..

Black Lives Matter, Politics

#Perfidiousness Candace Owens

Sellout according to Oxford’s Dictionary definition – a betrayal of one’s principles for reasons of expedience. Furthermore it states: 

a betrayal of one’s principles for reasons of expedience.
“one of the biggest political sellouts in decades”
Candace Owens is the definition of Perfidiousness in her candid (pun intended) talk with Fox News
If crime has risen among Black Folk and Single Motherhood it was not because of a few democratic white men and women! That’s like saying school shootings have risen because Candace Owens is a Sellout.

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Source: The Black Star Project

Good Night, Reading

Good Night Stephen Hawking

 

Stephen Hawking is the former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. Now the Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Founder of the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge, his other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe in a Nutshell.

In 1963, Hawking contracted motor neurone disease and was given two years to live. Yet he went on to Cambridge to become a brilliant researcher and Professorial Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. From 1979 to 2009 he held the post of Lucasian Professor at Cambridge, the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663. Professor Hawking has over a dozen honorary degrees and was awarded the CBE in 1982. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Science. Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein.Steven Hawking