It really bugs me how unimportant the school system is to everyone here in the US. Programs are constantly being cut, teachers get a really low sallary and are often laid off. Especially where I live since we’re a “snowbird town”. All the people who own homes here but don’t live here year round don’t want their tax money going towards schools since they don’t care. My highschool is literally falling apart, but even worse the elementary schools don’t have music class, and school nurses switch between schools; so, sometimes a school won’t have a nurse that day.
6 Fruits You Should Try
- Dragon FruitThis fruit is an excellent supplement for the liver as well as contains vital minerals that assist in weight-loss and balancing body weight without compromising health. For people suffering from diabetes, a dry or fresh dragon fruit guarantees blood glucose control.
- Star FruitThis fruit is an excellent source of ascorbic acid, which is important to the fitness of your body, as it assists in maintaining bones, teeth, mucus membranes, skin and improves the immune system. It also contains beta-carotene, which can be converted into vitamin A in your body for good vision and appetite.
- KiwanoThis fruit is very rich in vitamin c and fibre. These help the red bloods cells, skin, muscles, nerves and heart. Vitamin E works in the body by helping to neutralize the damage from free radicals which can cause cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- MangosteenThis fruit has a very high concentration of xanthones that is one of the most powerful anti-oxidents in the world. The fruit also boosts the body’s immune systems and helps increase energy levels.
- Sugar Apple
This fruit helps regulate the menstrual cycle, and contains a large amount of rosemary oil which can help fight off depression. This fruit also contains cineole which aids the body’s nervous system, helps in blood circulation, and improves concentration. This fruit as well aids in reducing the severity of asthma.
- Goji BerryGoji berries are called the world’s most nutritional powerful anti-aging food. Goji berries are the highest rated antioxidant and have more vitamin C than oranges, more beta-carotene than carrots, more protein than whole wheat and more iron than steak.
I’ve had dragon and star fruit before…I really want to get a hold of some of those others and JUICE’EM! lol
A West African science prodigy inspired scientists from top tier U.S. universities by transforming trash into technological solutions to empower his community—he is only 16. Kelvin Doe, also known as DJ Focus, is a self-taught inventor from Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Africans have been innovating like this from day dot one.
Africa and China have been establishing closer links to promote mutually beneficial socioeconomic and sociopolitical relations, with these ties comes heavy criticism from scholars and politicians. Many believe that China’s intentions are suspicious and the only reason the Chinese are reaching out is to exploit African resources to fuel their rapidly growing economy.
Although China does indeed look to Africa for trade of raw materials, Africans have taken advantage of the cheap goods for wholesale available for purchase in China and ship them home to their families or for their businesses. The city of Guangzhou, near Hong King, is home to almost 20,000 Africans were many have established their own businesses to bring a little piece of home to the East. As the numbers continue to grow, with more Africans migrating to China, they begin to face growing racial discrimination, as many are scrutinized by the local officials. Professor Adams Bodomo, an African professor at Hong Kong University stated that, “Africans on the streets of Guangzhou are stopped more than any other group in the world”, non-Chinese residents are already seen to face discrimination but it becomes worse for those who are of a darker tone.
African Gods of the Nile from history
Below is a brief overview of ancient gods that existed along the Nile from present day Egypt all the way to Ethiopia
Protective goddess and wife of Apedemak, the lion-god. She was represented with a crown shaped as a falcon, or with a crescent moon on her head on top of which a falcon was standing.
Apedemak, was a lion-headed warrior god worshiped in Nubia by Meroiticpeoples. A number of Meroitic temples dedicated to Apedemak are known from the Butanaregion: Naqa, Meroe, and Musawwarat es-Sufra, which seems to be his chief cult place. In the temple of Naqa built by the rulers of Meroe he was depicted as a three-headed leonine god with four arms, but he is also depicted as a single-headed leonine deity.
Apedemak played little role in Egyptian religion, being a product of the Meroitic culture.
Arensnuphis (in Egyptian: Iryhemesnefer, ỉrỉ-ḥms-nfr, “the good companion”) is a deity from the Kingdom of Kush in ancient Nubia, first attested at Musawwarat el-Sufra in the 3rd century BC. His worship spread to the Egyptian-controlled portion of Nubia in the Ptolemaic Period(305–30 BC). His mythological role is unknown; he was depicted as a lion and as a human with a crown of feathers and sometimes a spear.
Dedun (or Dedwen) was a Nubian god worshipped during ancient times in that part of Africa and attested as early as 2400 BC. There is much uncertainty about his original nature, especially since he was depicted as a lion, a role which usually was assigned to the son of another deity. Nothing is known of the earlier Nubian mythology from which this deity arose, however. The earliest known information in Egyptian writings about Dedun indicates that he already had become a god of incense by the time of the writings. Since at this historical point, incense was an extremely expensive luxury commodity and Nubia was the source of much of it, he was quite an important deity. The wealth that the trade in incense delivered to Nubia led to his being identified by them as the god of prosperity, and of wealth in particular.
He is said to have been associated with a fire that threatened to destroy the other deities, however, leading many Nubiologists to speculate that there may have been a great fire at a shared complex of temples to different deities, that started in a temple of Dedun, although there are no candidate events known for this.
Although mentioned in the pyramid texts of Ancient Egypt as being a Nubian deity, there is no evidence that Dedun was worshipped by the Egyptians, nor that he was worshipped in any location north of Swenet (contemporary Aswan), which was considered the most southerly city of Ancient Egypt. Nevertheless, in the Middle Kingdom of Egypt, during the Egyptian rule over Kush, Dedun was said by the Egyptians to be the protector of deceased Nubian rulers and their god of incense, thereby associated with funerary rites.
Mandulis was often depicted wearing an elaborate headdress of ram’s horns, cobras and plumes surmounted by sun discs. He was sometimes shown in the form of a hawk, but wearing a human head.
God of procreation, originating in Meroë region. He was represented in human form. His main cult centres were at Musawwarat al-Sufra, east of the 6th catararct. He was either associated with, or transferred into Atum, through Egyptian influences.
It is important to note that in MOST African spiritual systems the feminine principle of god is generally present.