• Chinatown to Lose More Affordable Housing

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    Published July 14, 2014 at 8:26 am - No Comments Something is missing from Washington DC’s Chinatown. Of course we can all notice the elaborate friendship arch topped with characteristic pagoda st ...

    Chinatown to Lose More Affordable Housing
  • Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment

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    Published July 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm - No Comments Tensions ran high between developers and community members last Wednesday night, June 25, during a meeting regarding the proposed redesign of the Sou ...

    Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment
  • The Human Heart and How It Works

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    Published July 1, 2014 at 6:29 pm - No Comments According to The New People’s Physician the human heart is a hollow muscular organ located in the breast that pumps blood received from the veins i ...

    The Human Heart and How It Works
  • Why the R*dsk*ns Needs to Change Their Name

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    Published June 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm - No Comments Crossposted from the Huffington Post Written by Amanda Blackhorse The Washington NFL team needs to change its name. I am a proud member of the Navajo ...

    Why the R*dsk*ns Needs to Change Their Name
  • White Paper: How to Make Housing Affordable in the District of Columbia

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    Published June 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm - 3 Comments Written by Eugene Puryear This white paper explores solutions to one of the most pressing issue for residents of D.C.—housing affordability. Make H ...

    White Paper:  How to Make Housing Affordable in the District of Columbia
  • The True Cost of Gentrification

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    Published June 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm - No Comments cross-posted from the Washington Peace Letter written by Will Merrifield The exploding housing costs that have accompanied the influx of new resident ...

    The True Cost of Gentrification
  • Critical Exposure Helping to Bring Restorative Justice to DC Public Schools

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    Published June 5, 2014 at 11:51 am - No Comments Yesterday, we posted about tonight’s School Discipline Community Forum–All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW, 6:30PM. If you want to know mor ...

    Critical Exposure Helping to Bring Restorative Justice to DC Public Schools
  • Call To Action: Rally for the Rights, Safety and Dignity of Homeless Families at DC General

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    Published June 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm - No Comments Posted on Behalf of Andrew Batcher On June 3rd, at 6:30 pm, there will be a rally at the DC General Homeless Shelter, located at 1900 Massachusetts A ...

    Call To Action:  Rally for the Rights, Safety and Dignity of Homeless Families at DC General
  • Budget Season Continues: DC Council Committee on Economic Development This Thursday

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    Published May 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm - No Comments On April 30, 2014, Coundilmember Muriel Bowser chaired the Economic Development Budget Oversight Hearing. The Housing Authority and Housing Finance A ...

    Budget Season Continues:  DC Council Committee on Economic Development This Thursday
  • Infographic: Facts About Justice-Involved Mothers

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    Published May 24, 2014 at 9:13 am - No Comments   . . . → Read More: I ...

    Infographic:  Facts About Justice-Involved Mothers
  • The Continuing Fight to End Homelessness in the District of Columbia

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    Published May 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm - No Comments Here’s a video I did for the Fair Budget Coalition last year during their State of the District’s Poverty event. In 2013, the FBC–along ...

    The Continuing Fight to End Homelessness in the District of Columbia
  • Bring DC Home! The Washington Interfaith Network’s Agenda on Housing and Homelessness

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    Published May 19, 2014 at 12:47 pm - No Comments Want to do something about DC’s affordable housing crisis? How about the hundreds of homeless families in the city? The Washington Interfaith N ...

    Bring DC Home!  The Washington Interfaith Network’s Agenda on Housing and Homelessness
  • Mayor’s Budget Shortchanges Under-Educated DC Adults … and Their Kids

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    Published May 16, 2014 at 9:58 am - No Comments Cross-posted from Poverty & Policy Written by Kathryn Baer “We have jobs and we have people,” says DC Appleseed’s Deputy Director. “But t ...

    Mayor’s Budget Shortchanges Under-Educated DC Adults … and Their Kids
  • Face-To-Face Rally & Photo Exhibit

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    Published May 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm - No Comments . . . → Read More: Face-To-Face Rally &# ...

    Face-To-Face Rally & Photo Exhibit
  • Healthy Youth

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    Published May 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm - No Comments OBESITY IN CHILDREN The causes of obesity are complex and include biological, behavioral and cultural factors. Obesity occurs when a person eats more ...

    Healthy Youth

Deeper Thoughts on How to Maintain a Healthy Diet

fruits-and-vegetablesTo you it may concern: I would like to share how I stay on target with my diet and eating the right foods to maintain my health. I know that I have two selves—the Moors refer to them as the higher self and the lower self. The higher self is the spirit seed of God, which lives within your soul inside your brain. The lower self, which is the body of desires influenced by your senses such as: sight, hearing, feeling, taste, and smell. Through these senses the body is able to determine what it cares for itself. You have to become acquainted with yourself. Think about your thought—before acting on it. Analyze your thought to see whether it is harmful or helpful to your health.

Plan to bring what you desire to eat when you are visiting someone. Be warned that they are likely not to have the type of food that you are dieting on or have the temperament to fix something just for you.

So, listening when I go to my Moorish meeting I bring my snack on Fridays such as: granola, mixed nuts, dates, raisins, sliced apples, and apple cider vinegar with water to keep my blood pressure down. At Moorish Sunday school class our host and friends usually fix eggs, grits, waffles, toast, and sausage for everyone. My appetite for this is good, but I know that the salt content in sausages will raise my blood pressure (which I know I will want to eat). Thus, I bring my own meal. Now, my wonderful host is happy in that everyone (including dieters) is fed and full.

Ronald Webster-Bey

 

Good News: God is great. By listening to the still small voice in my soul and controlling my body wants, and the help of my doctor, my heart is much better and my next appointment will be six months from now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chinatown to Lose More Affordable Housing

Friendship Arc

Something is missing from Washington DC’s Chinatown. Of course we can all notice the elaborate friendship arch topped with characteristic pagoda style roofing, and the yearly Chinese New Year festival. There’s a handful of bustling restaurants and decorations throughout its streets, and Chinese characters adorn each of the storefronts and street signs [...] . . . → Read More: Chinatown to Lose More Affordable Housing


Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment

Southwest Plan image

Tensions ran high between developers and community members last Wednesday night, June 25, during a meeting regarding the proposed redesign of the Southwest neighborhood held at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. The Southwest Small Area Plan, still in its feedback and revision phases, plans for a “newly envisioned” Southwest neighborhood, including the M Street [...] . . . → Read More: Residents, Developers are Divided on SW Redevelopment


The Human Heart and How It Works

Bey with heart smaller

According to The New People’s Physician the human heart is a hollow muscular organ located in the breast that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries. The heart beat is regulated in two different ways: the heart muscle itself possesses what is called a rhythmic quality of its own and [...] . . . → Read More: The Human Heart and How It Works


Brother Ronald Daniel Webster-Bey’s Story

Ronald Webster-Bey

I am writing this article about the heart because I suffered a heart attack. I stopped taking my daily dose of Simvastatin (40mg) for my high cholesterol because the side effect was memory loss. This side effect impacted my memory so badly that I could no longer retain anything I read from [...] . . . → Read More: Brother Ronald Daniel Webster-Bey’s Story