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NIGERIA O!-SAVED FROM RITUAL KILLING O! Others were accepted but I was rejected thrice at ritualists’ den – Nurse,18, abducted in Rivers state shares her story

May 17, 2021

Others were accepted but I was rejected thrice at ritualists’ den – Nurse,18, abducted in Rivers state shares her story
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May 16, 2021

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An 18-year-old auxiliary nurse, Rachael David, who was recently abducted by suspected ritualists in Rivers state, has shared the chilling story of how she and some other victims were taken to a place she suspects to be a ritualist den but she was rejected thrice by the suspected ritualists.

In an interview with Punch, Racheal said she had gone to Okuru Junction, Port Harcourt, the state capital to buy something on Thursday, May 13, by 7am when she met a motorist who signaled to her, asking for direction to Bitter Leave Junction. She said while she was trying to describe the place to the man, she got hypnotized and abducted.

“I went to get something at Okuru Junction that Thursday morning before going to work. I didn’t get what I went to buy. While I was returning home, a driver blew the car horn to call my attention and I stopped.

A lady was at the back of the car. He asked me if I know any place called Bitter Leave Junction and I said yes. As I was trying to direct him, he said he couldn’t hear me clearly and told me to come closer.

He touched me and I didn’t know if I entered the car or not. By the time I regained consciousness, I was already in an unknown place. They had blindfolded me and tied my hands. I couldn’t tell the time of the day.” she said

She said she was taken to three different places suspected to be homes of ritual killers but they kept rejecting her.

“I was still rejected. After some hours, they took me and some victims somewhere blindfolded. One man asked them why they kept bringing me and told them to return me to where they picked me as fast as possible.

“Even though I couldn’t see what was going on in that place, it appears like a ritual killers’ den. I was the only person they rejected. I was rejected thrice. While I was in captivity, new victims were brought in. The abductors put me in the car and drove off. When we got to a spot along the road, they stopped, removed the blindfold and pushed me out of the car.”she said

Rachel said she managed to untie herself and later found out from passersby that she was at Rumuokoro, Port Harcourt.

“The kidnappers didn’t take away my phone so I quickly called my mum. I had fainted before they came. It was this morning (Saturday) when I woke up that I realised I am in the hospital” she said

Rachel’s older sister, Joy, said the family is grateful for her safe return.

BLACK PEOPLE O! -CHILD REPORTER WHO INTERVIEWED OBAMA HAS DIED AT 23 YEARS OLD O!

May 16, 2021

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May 16, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -BLACK POLICE OFFICERS ON RACISM IN THE POLICE FORCE O!

May 16, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -BLACK GUN OWNERS PLAN MARCH FOR TULSA RACE MASSACRE ANNIVERSARY O!

May 16, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -BLEACHING CAN KILL YOU O!

May 16, 2021

Injections for skin-whitening treatment could kill you

By FARRAH NAZ KARIN and ALIZA SHAH
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Injections for skin-whitening treatment could kill you

The demand for glutathione-laced products is on the rise.

KUALA LUMPUR: HEALTH authorities have warned against the use of injectable skin-whitening products that contain glutathione — a chemical used in cancer treatment.

Expressing concern over the current trend in the cosmetics and beauty industry, where glutathione is the ingredient of choice, they cautioned that unregulated use of the chemical can pose serious health risks, and to a certain extent, death.

Doctors said the abuse of glutathione, commonly prescribed to cancer patients to help them cope with the side effects of chemotherapy, has been linked to several fatal skin disorders in many countries.

Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver, which can also be found in fruits, vegetables and meat.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told the New Straits Times Special Probes Team that the public should refrain from skin-lightening injections as they pose significant safety risks.

The Philippines FDA said the alarming increase in the unapproved use of glutathione administered intravenously as a skin-whitening agent has resulted in several serious health cases.

Hospital Kuala Lumpur dermatologist Dr Azura Mohd Affandi also cautioned against using the chemical, as improper and unsafe injection practices can lead to communicable diseases.

“Those who administer these injections could be beauticians who are not trained in medical practice.

“Worse still, the equipment used may not even be properly sterilised and can cause bacterial infections, hepatitis and even HIV.”

She added that another major concern with the haphazard administration of glutathione into the body via injections is the creation of air embolism, where air bubbles enter the veins or arteries, causing a blockage that leads to shortness of breath, or worse, death. 

Sustained injections of glutathione into the body, she said, can also cause the liver to stop producing the substance naturally. 

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AFRICAN STUDIES LIBRARIES/PROGRAMS WORLD WIDE O!

May 15, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -NEW BACK FILM-“THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD O!

May 14, 2021

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‘The Underground Railroad’ tells an unflinching story of slavery ‘the country doesn’t want to acknowledge’

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Joel Edgerton sitting at a table with wine glasses: "The Underground Railroad's" Ridgeway, right, and his sidekick, Homer, spend the series chasing Cora.
a young boy standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Thuso Mbedu plays Cora, a runaway slave, in“ The Underground Railroad.”.
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© Atsushi Nishijima/TNS/TNSRoyal provides a different perspective as a freeborn Black man in ” The Underground Railroad.”

Film director Barry Jenkins knows “The Underground Railroad” will be hard to watch. That’s the point.

The Amazon Prime series, based on Colton Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name and premiering Friday, depicts the brutal, violent story of slavery, with on-camera whippings, shootings and burnings. The n-word flows freely, brandished with a callous evil that feels impossible to comprehend. Jenkins wouldn’t have made it any other way.

“I think for quite a long time, we’ve grown accustomed to these images arriving to us from a certain point of view and with a certain lack of verisimilitude, a certain lack of truth, so I think the skepticism is justified. I think, as artists, we can only create the images that we feel are within us to create and then put them into the world and hope that folks will see something new or illuminating,” said Jenkins, who first optioned the novel in 2016, before the wild success of his best-known film, “Moonlight.”© Kyle Kaplan/TNS/TNS “The Underground Railroad’s” Ridgeway, right, and his sidekick, Homer, spend the series chasing Cora.

At the center of “Underground Railroad” is a young Black girl, Cora (Thuso Mbedu), who lives on a Georgia cotton plantation. She escapes her sadistic master (Benjamin Walker) to find the long-fabled railroad. In Whitehead’s novel as well as Jenkins’ version, it’s an actual railroad that shuttles escaped slaves to freedom, or the closest they can find in a country overrun by power-hungry white people.The 10 Richest Families Of The WorldRead moreAdMoneymorningpaper© Kyle Kaplan/TNS Thuso Mbedu plays Cora, a runaway slave, in“ The Underground Railroad.”.

Cora’s journey takes her to South Carolina, where a seeming utopia is poisoned from the inside, to North Carolina, where she and another slave girl, Grace (Mychal-Bella Bowman), are stashed in an attic, to Tennessee and to Indiana, constantly running and hiding.

The entire time, a vindictive slave catcher, played by Joel Edgerton, is on her tail, hunting Cora and also trying to make up for failing to catch her mother, Mabel (Sheila Atim), when she escaped years ago. For him, capturing Cora is as much about revenge as it is about returning a slave to her rightful place.

“At the heart of this story is resistance rather than endurance,” William Jackson Harper, who plays Royal, a freeborn Black man, told the Daily News. “It’s not about waiting for slavery to stop; this is a story of a woman who’s like, ‘I’m changing my circumstances and screw all of y’all.’”

Jenkins, who directed all 10 episodes and wrote or co-wrote several, spins a visually breathtaking journey with longtime collaborator cinematographer James Laxton — taking viewers through the seedy underbelly of U.S. history.

“I was able to see the story of the enslaved body, of the Black oppressed body, in a completely different light because with each new episode, we’re seeing something we haven’t seen the Black body go through,” said Mbedu, who plays Cora with a quiet and steadfast indignation.

“It didn’t feel like a voyeuristic, putting-the-Black-body-on-display thing.”

Jenkins calls “The Underground Railroad” a passion project, but he talks about it as if he feels a responsibility to use his voice “to create something that told the story of my ancestors.”

“Some of these images can be very triggering for an audience. I also knew that there’s an aspect of this period in American history that it sometimes feels like the country doesn’t want to acknowledge,” he said.

“One of the really beautiful things about this process was to recontextualize who I feel my ancestors are in the public consciousness and maybe to create or provide a new way of looking at them, because the alternative is to ignore that they never existed and I don’t think that’s acceptable. I do think we have to keep creating images in their image.”

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -HISTORICAL MARKER TO BE INSTALLED WHERE 3 BLACKS WERE LYNCHED O!

May 11, 2021

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BLACK PEOPLE O! -HISTORICAL MARKER TO BE INSTALLED WHERE 3 BLACKS WERE LYNCHED O!

May 11, 2021

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