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BLEACHING!-TYRA BANKS DID A WHOLE SHOW ON BLACKamerikkkans BLEACHING FROM CHILDHOOD AND THEIR HEALTH PROBLEMS NOW!-FROM TYRASHOW.WARNERBROS.COM

June 13, 2009

BLEACH,THE CHEMICALS WILL AFFECT YOU AND YOUR SKIN WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!

BLEACH,THE CHEMICALS WILL AFFECT YOU AND YOUR SKIN WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN!

THIS BROTHER AND SISTER IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE NOW REGRETTING BLEACHING!

THIS BROTHER AND SISTER IN SOUTH AFRICA ARE NOW REGRETTING BLEACHING!

IT IS CHEMICALS SO THE LONGER YOU USE THEM THE MORE THEY DAMAGE YOUR SKIN AND IN THE END GIVE YOU SKIN CANCER!

IT IS CHEMICALS SO THE LONGER YOU USE THEM THE MORE THEY DAMAGE YOUR SKIN AND IN THE END GIVE YOU SKIN CANCER!

SEE HOW IT CAN AFFECT YOU AFTER TIME!

SEE HOW IT CAN AFFECT YOU AFTER TIME!

BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON IF YOU BLEACH!

BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON IF YOU BLEACH!

From tyrashow.warnerbros.com

Dangers of Skin Bleaching
Shocking info on how bleaching can endanger your health.

Tyra has met women willing to do almost anything to lighten the color of their skin … including the use of bleach, despite the negative or harmful side effects. What’s really scary is that you can buy bleaching creams in stores across the country. While these creams are intended to be used on small spots to reduce scarring, as we saw on the show, some women slather creams over their entire bodies. But is the result worth the risk — even if the risk is cancer? Read on for the scary side effects of these controversial creams.

Mercury
Even small doses of Mercury can cause neurological damage. This concern is so great, Minnesota has outlawed cosmetics like skin lighteners that intentionally feature it. But some “mom and pop” shops carry creams with that contain extreme levels of such ingredients.

Hydroquinone
This component of many skin-bleaching techniques is also found in film developing products. (Note: Your body is a work of art, but should you treat it like a chemically processed photo in a darkroom? We think not!) The idea of using this ingredient didn’t sound good to the French, who banned it for fear of cancer risks.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids
These are most commonly found in facial chemical peels, which are better known as procedures reserved for serious and infrequent skin overhauls administered by professionals. These should not be in anything you use at home regularly.

Arsenic
Most people hear this word and immediately think “poison,” which is exactly what arsenic is. Not something you want to find on the list of ingredients in your face cream, but that might be the case with some skin lighteners.

Bleaching seems like a crazy idea, and I think it is, but before we look at the mothers and judge we should look at ourselves. white wemon get fake tans, that can cause cancer, they bleach their teeth, that kills the enammal. these bleaching girls are a reflection of our own society. bleaching is wrong, but so can the other beauty routiens. these mothers are emotinaly and physacally damaging their dark skined chindren, butthe bigger problom is why they are doing it. it is the parents job to teach their kids that they are beautiful, and that what makes a beautiful person is their heart and their head. we should take that episode as a sign that our society doesnt understand true beauty, and evey girl on this planet should see that and change. Posted by kiwu 01/19/09 11:22 AM
ok i understand why somebody would want to bleach, they don’t think they are pretty enough or beautiful. im a white teenage girl and i HATE the way i look!!! i will do anyting just to lose a little weight. and if i don’t lose any weight i feel like i’ve faild so i end up cutting my arms. but there is one thing that has helped me is know that everybody is beautiful in their own way!!!! Posted by Ashlee 01/19/09 10:59 AM
Oh my God…i am black from africa. i have light brown shade. my favourate colour is the dark black that shines …like the colour of the lady that was complaining. also some white people want to look darker by tanning. what is wrong with people…i do not think it is about colour it is about self esteem issue. and abhoring once’s colour is a symptom of it. god has given you health and beauty and we complain about the blessings of God… Posted by kifaah 01/19/09 10:01 AM
HEy. Does Bleaching the skin even work ???????? Like I think thats crazy…. If i get any bleach on my fingers it stings.. let alone on a childs whole body, thats outragous. awful. I thought black people stuck up for there race and really belived in it. This is crazy crazy crazy. Posted by Dont Understand 01/19/09 7:35 AM
I would have to agree with Stephanie about showing both sides of the spectrum as it is all harmful whether it be UV lights or chemicals from bleaching chemicals. You have people like me that think black is beauty from one shade to the next. Posted by Kara 01/19/09 7:15 AM
Hi Tyra! I saw the show on black women who bleach their skin. I have to tell you that I was shocked! I am a dark skin puertorican woman and I am overweight. I will tell you that when I look in the mirror I see the most beautiful woman I have ever seen. I’m proud of everything about me, including my skin color. These women are telling the world ‘I’m black, I’m minority, and I’m not worth much. What they dont understand is that we have to be proud of who we are no matter what size, color, shape and weight. If you dont deem yourself beautiful, nobody else will. One thing that i dont understand is the following’ black women are trying to be white (getting together with white men, straightening their hair, light colored contacts, and white women are trying to be black (curling the hair with perms, darkening the skin in tanning salons under the sun in the summertime and at tanning salons in the winter. Why cant we just love who we are and be the best we can be? I’m so sick of people not being happy with how god made them! Ramona Posted by Ramona 01/19/09 12:33 AM
I knew of skin bleaching before watching the show from having lived in the Arab world. I would like you all to visit AVRF.org to see the faces of children who have **involuntarily** gone from black to white. This skin disease is called Vitiligo, and it needs to be recognized. I think the women on the show should be happy that they are one color. God makes us the way we are for a reason. Please visit AVRF.org and educate yourselves!! 🙂 Posted by Jessica 01/18/09 8:37 PM
Well, I am a brown skin young lady and proud of it. I wouldn’t change my skin color for the world and this is the attitude the women who are trying to bleach their skin should have because they are all beautiful. Dark skinned women are beautiful african americans as well. I do agree that they should be represented more in the media and videos. Posted by Quinita 01/18/09 8:02 PM
Hi’ Tyra I watch your show every day and i saw the show about the black girl that was bleaching they body but they shouldn’t do it ,because black is beautiful and what count is the beauty of they heart so tell them that we love them very much the color don’t have anything to do with they color ok. and that does people out their they don’t have heart or feel to hurt black humam ok Thank you Diana Alicea Posted by Diana Alicea 01/18/09 5:50 PM
Tyra, I DVR’d your show on skin bleaching and as a white woman I was a little offended when your undercover reporter was shocked to find out the creams were only marketed in “black” areas. As a white woman I wanted to let you know that tanning booths, which have harmful UV rays, are only marketed in “white” areas and that the tanning creams that they promote are named things such as “caramel delight” and “sensual chocolate”. It would have made more sense to me if you had shown both spectrums of caucasions tanning and african americans bleaching. It’s all the same, we just want to be something we’re not, sad as that is. Posted by Stephanie 01/18/09 5:24 PM
TYRA I WATCHED THE SHOW AND WAS A LITTLE OFFENDED BECAUSE I AM A BEAUTIFUL DARK SKINNED WOMAN WITH SELF ESTEEM. ITS TRULY UNFORTUNATE THESE YOUNG LADIES TRULY LACK IN THIS AREA AND THAT’S TRULY WHAT THE BOTTOM LINE IS. ALSO I BELIEVE IF THESE YOUNG WOMEN RECEIVED POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS AT HOME OF HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE AND THAT TRUE BEAUTY IS FROM THE INSIDE OUT THIS WOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE FOR THEM. MY PRAYER FOR THEM IS THAT THEY GROW IN ENOUGH SELF LOVE AND ACCEPT THEMSELVES FOR WHO THEY ARE AND HOW GOD MADE THEM. Posted by WANDA 01/18/09 4:09 PM
PS- I think my saving grace is my personality . If i were’nt the way I am, Lord knows what I would’ve done to myself by now. Posted by MusiqJunkie16 01/18/09 4:05 PM
I understand where the women on the show were coming from . I am a 16 year old dark-skinned female, insecure about my looks . I have had numerous thoughts about wanting to bleach my skin, etc. in order to make my complexion lighter. I have had guys that look right past me and on to my light-skin, modelesque friends ; “Friends” that have secluded me because I didn’t look like the rest of the light-skin girls. Not to add to the fact that they are all tall, beautiful, and built to perfection. I on the other hand am about 5’3, dark, and over-developed. [ I hate the stares from older gentlemen. ] You can see the difference in treatment between us all and it a serious problem that must be handled . I have no one to talk to because I highly doubt anyone would know how to react or help me. The only reason why i have not went through with these things to lighten my complexion is health reasons. Of course I have my days where I am the Fiercest Feline in the Jungle, but most of the time I’d rather live my life dark-skinned and average rather than light-skin and on an early ride to death. Just thought I’d share my experiences =], ~MusiqJunkie Posted by MusiqJunkie16 01/18/09 4:03 PM
tyra your right this article just described my mom. she is willing to do anything to make her skin lighter. i have tried to convince her that its bad for her skin. i also tried telling her that she should be happy with the shade she is. i think its beautiful. but my mom doesnt seem to believe me and what i have to say what wouold you tell her? Posted by nisha patel 01/18/09 2:25 PM
I agree with Tyra when she said on the show that the darker skin women who want to bleach are the victims of our color struck racist society that never celebrates dark skin especially in the media. I notice that black sitcoms and movies from years ago used dark skin women as love interest paired with the black man – you rarely see that today. Its almost like a dark skin black man cannot be in love with a dark skin woman in the media, he is always paired with a light skin or white woman. This sends a clear message to our african american men and women that having a light or white skin is more pretigious. If we dark skin women speak out – then you’re labeled jealous or player hating. It really hurts when your own brothers reject you and that’s when the bleaching extreme happens. Personally, I am brown skin and love my complexion, but I find dark skin stunning. They are show stoppers on the runway etc. Hurray for Barrack & Michelle Obama who is dark skin. I don’t know but somehow black women as a whole must find a way to protest this injustice in movies, and in hip hop without us being labeled as jealous. Posted by Jeannestar101 01/18/09 1:03 PM

BLEACHING IN UGANDA!-“HOW SKIN LIGHTENING TAKES ITS TOLL ON YOUR HEALTH”,AND CAN EVEN EFFECT THE BIRTH OF NORMAL CHILDREN IN FUTURE!-FROM UGANDA’S THE MONITOR.CO.UG

June 13, 2009

BLEACH AND GET SKIN CANCER ON THE LONG RUN! YOU WON'T SEE YOUR CHILDREN GROW UP AND IT CAN EVEN AFFECT YOUR CHILDREN AT BIRTH!

BLEACH AND GET SKIN CANCER ON THE LONG RUN! YOU WON'T SEE YOUR CHILDREN GROW UP AND IT CAN EVEN AFFECT YOUR CHILDREN AT BIRTH!

BLEACH AND LOOK LIKE A MONSTER! BLEACH AND DIE OF SKIN CANCER!

BLEACH AND LOOK LIKE A MONSTER! BLEACH AND DIE OF SKIN CANCER!

BLEACH AND LOOK LIKE A MONSTER!

BLEACH AND LOOK LIKE A MONSTER!

From monitor.co.ug

How skin lightening takes its toll on your health
EDGAR R. BATTE

Walking around town will reveal just how low some women think of their natural black skin complexion. They strive to achieve a lighter skin complexion because they think that the lighter their skin complexions are, the better and probably more appealing they will look.

As such, skin bleaching continues to manifest itself in many black communities where even the supposedly lighter-looking women will go an extra mile to make themselves lighter.
Several women in Uganda use soaps and creams containing mercury to obtain a lighter complexion. NET PHOTO

Skin whitening, as answers.com offers, is a term covering a variety of cosmetic methods used to whiten the skin, in parts of East Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.

The site adds that skin lightening or whitening is a controversial topic as it is closely intertwined with the detrimental effects on health, identity, self image and racial supremacy.

According to Dr Pius Okong, a health consultant with St Francis Hospital Nsambya, this remains a big problem he attributes to inferiority complex where women are not satisfied with the colour of their skins and therefore go out to try and achieve a light complexion which comes with a price to pay. In most cases, the products have found their way to shops unchecked yet the effects of the chemicals used in making (such) products like soaps and creams, as Dr. Vincent Karuhanga explains, have been found to have adverse effects on unborn children, women and men.

“Many of these bleaching agents contain steroids, hydroquinone and mercury which can affect the body as drugs do, given the fact that they interfere with the production of melanin- group of naturally occurring dark pigments, especially the pigment found in skin,” Dr Karuhanga elaborates.

In communities, the problem has not gone unattended to and last year, The International Anti-Corruption Theatre Movement (IATM), a pressure group against bleaching, indicated that thousands of women in Uganda use soaps containing mercury to obtain a lighter complexion without knowing the health hazards of using such soaps.

Mercury according to findings through Nordic Chemicals Group, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland and Ms Uganda, causes a number of health problems such as skin cancer and nervous disorder.

Steroids, on the other hand, could cause diabetes given that they increase the amount of sugar metabolism in the body thus worsening the infection, Dr Karuhanga adds. He points out creams like Pimplex usually used to treat pimples, contain mercury which is reportedly poisonous.

According to mercuryexposure.org, mercury-based bleaching creams contain ammoniated mercury or mercrous chloride as a bleaching agent. Some of these creams may contain up to more than 2-5 per cent mercury that will be harmful to health, therefore resulting in mercury poisoning, especially chronic mercury poisoning.

“In the Minimata epidemic in Japan, there were 42 brain-damaged children in 400 live births. Only one of the mothers had no sign of having mercury poisoning.

Majority of the mothers had used mercury-based bleaching creams during their childbearing years,” mercuryexposure.org explains.

“The biggest problem is that by the time someone realises signs of the effects, the damage is already done.

The inferiority complex has also caught up with men and they have started bleaching their skins too,” Dr Karuhanga further explains, adding that the worst side effect victims could suffer would be worsened infections.

Mercury, he adds, can affect the kidney and nervous system while hydroquinone can damage the body nerves as well as the blood cells. Steroids have a pushing syndrome and can thus precipitate high blood pressure, diabetes and could cause acne.

However, that is not to say all bleaching agents have bad side effects. And as Dr Karuhanga and David Ssali, a dermatologist at Dama Medical Clinic agree, some herbal creams and soaps have been found to be good, given the fact that most are natural.

According to Ssali, for most people, the intention is not to bleach. They are looking for a good skin but with the continuous trials with different products, end up bleaching their skins unknowingly.

“People should be made aware of alternatives to achieving this (good skin). They could eat fruits like carrots, simsim and a variety of coloured fruits and vegetables,” Ssali who did not rule out skin cancer for continued use of skin products, adds.

“By using some of these products, you remove the natural pigment which makes the skin vulnerable to ultraviolet rays, opening the skin pores further which puts you at many health risks,” he warns.

According to the AAR Health services Kenya website, dermatologists caution that the treatment of skin conditions must be done strictly with the advice of the gynaecologists or dermatologists. In pregnant women, the unborn child is susceptible to medications, even those applied to the skin and great care must be taken.

In neighbouring Kenya, there has been a ban on bleaching creams with stringent laws and public campaigns have been launched to address the harmful effects of these products on the skin.

Much as effort has been taken to ban the importation of skin lightening creams, they are still in plenty and sold across the counter in most shops and on the roadside in Uganda.

Ideally, skin whitening could be advised to treat pigmentation (coloration of tissues by pigment) disorders like spotted skin tone, age spots, freckles- small, usually yellow or brown spots on the skin, often seen on the face and pregnancy marks.

BLEACHING!-“SKIN CANCER IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF DEATH AMONGST JAMAICANS” BECAUSE THEY ARE BLEACHING!-FROM JAMAICANRESEARCHER.WORDPRESS.COM

June 13, 2009
BLEACH AND BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!

BLEACH AND BE A MONSTER LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON!

from jamaicanresearcher.wordpress.com
http://jamaicanresearcher.wordpress.com/2008/11/02/skin-cancer/

Skin cancer is a Major cause of death amongst Jamaicans!
November 2, 2008

Skin lightening/ bleaching is a big deal in the Jamaican society. It is such a big deal that the Ministry of Health (MOH) saw it important to embrace a campaign geared at its discouragement in February 2007.

The practice is very serious because it addresses common concerns about our yearning for beauty. During the period of the MOH’s campaign which denounced skin bleaching, then Minister, Hon. Horace Dally articulated the seriousness of the situation in the following way, “Skin bleaching has become a fast and risky way for young men and women to become beautiful.”

With the association with beauty, skin bleaching has become extremely popular. We all have a desire to feel and be perceived as beautiful, and as such my concerns about how to discourage people from it. We saw in another article that health concerns weren’t enough to discourage bleachers. After all, doesn’t it make us feel better about ourselves and the way the world sees us? It seems like an uphill battle to me–trying to convince our citizenry to stop destroying their beautiful black skin when the color cards are staked up against them.

The root cause of contemporary skin bleaching practices–stigma and discrimination against Jamaicans of African decent–must be addressed if we are to ward off a skin cancer epidemic in our country. Skin cancer is reported as one of the major causes of death amongst Jamaican citizens and therefore it is just a matter of time before we have a full blown epidemic on our hands. We must therefore strive to change behavior by addressing physical, mental, and symbolic remnants of light-skinned superiority and dark-skinned inferiority which contributes to low self-esteem and confidence.

Our solution to the problem lies in our need to examine what is being done nationally to increase and inspire confidence about the beauty of the black skin and denounce the age old belief/ saying, “Nutten Black nuh Good !”

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Categories: Skin Lightening in Jamaica
Tagged: Elora Consulting, Horace Dalley, Jamaica, Jamaican, Jamaican Researcher, Ministry of Health, MOH, skin bleaching, skin lightening, St. Rachel, St. Rachel Ustanny

3 responses so far ↓
The Legal Mind // November 11, 2008 at 8:48 pm

It is very unfortunate that after almost 500 years, we as a people are still psychologically damaged from the ideology, philosophy and methodology of white supremacy. I was in Jamaica recently and I was in shock to see how these young people were bleaching their lovely black skin to look white. It makes me sick to my stomach.
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The Legal Mind // November 11, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Is there any evidence that the Jamaican Government ban those bleaching creams? We all should lobby a bill or legislation that will outlaw any such product in Jamaica. Mental slavery, it still exists in the minds of many of our people.
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A Historical Review of Perceptions of Beauty and Colour in the Jamaican Society « Jamaican Researcher // November 23, 2008 at 3:15 am

[…] I decided to write this post as a follow-up to my articles: From Skin Lightening… and Skin Cancer… so as to demonstrate the impact of socialization on perceptions of beauty and colour, and […]
Yeye Akilimali Funua Olade // June 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

IN GABON THE PRESIDENT HAS BANNED SKIN BLEACHING-IF YOU BLEACH YOU GO TO JAIL! THAT IS ONE OF THE STEPS BLACK COUNTRIES MUST TAKE IN ADDITION TO JAILING PEOPLE WHO ARE SMUGGLING AND SELLING THESE PRODUCTS! WE ARE ASKING ALL BLOGS TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST IT SHOWING THE SIDE EFFECTS AND DEADLY SIDE OF BLEACHING!

THE BLACK JESUS OF PORTBELO(COLON,PANAMA)-ANOTHER SIGN OF THE ORIGINAL BLACK IMAGES OF CHRIST AND THE BLACK MADONNAS!-FROM PHOTOGRAPHY BY UNIXRULZ 37 AT FLICKR.COM

June 12, 2009

THE BLACK JESUS OF PORTOBELO IS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR ON 21 OCTOBER IN COLON

THE BLACK JESUS OF PORTOBELO IS CELEBRATED EVERY YEAR ON 21 OCTOBER IN COLON

FROM flickr.com
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BLACKamerikkkans ARE THE MOST RELIGIOUS PEOPLE IN amerikkka!-REUTERS POLL

June 12, 2009

OBAMA BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT AT A NEW ORLEANS CHURCH,AUG.26,2007

OBAMA BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT AT A NEW ORLEANS CHURCH,AUG.26,2007

from Reuters Blogs

January 30th, 2009
African Americans top U.S. religious measures-Pew

Posted by: Ed Stoddard

An analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life suggests that Blacks are considerably more religious than the overall U.S. population. You can see the whole report here.

“While the U.S. is generally considered a highly religious nation, African-Americans are markedly more religious on a variety of measures than the U.S. population as a whole, including level of affiliation with a religion, attendance at religious services, frequency of prayer and religion’s importance in life,” the report says.

Its highlights include:

– Nearly eight in 10 blacks (79 percent) say religion is very important in their lives, compared with 56 percent among all U.S. adults.

– Blacks attend religious services and pray more frequently than the general population. While 39 percent of all Americans report attending religious services at least once a week, 53 percent of blacks report the same.

– Similarly, while 58 percent of all Americans report praying at least once a day, 76 percent of blacks report praying daily.

– The vast majority of blacks are Protestant (78 percent), compared with 51 percent of the U.S. adult population as a whole.

The findings, drawn mostly from data within Pew’s Religious Landscape Survey conducted in 2007, have political as well as cultural implications.

President Barack Obama and his Democratic Party made a strong bid in last November’s presidential election to woo voters of faith — a strategy that dovetailed neatly with Obama’s strong appeal to the party’s black base.

The survey also highlights the cultural and social conservatism of U.S. blacks on issues such as gay rights.

According to Pew Research Center surveys conducted in the summer of 2008, nearly two-thirds of blacks said they opposed gay marriage compared to 51 percent among whites.

Some leading groups in the religious right such as the Family Research Council have been tapping this vein by forming alliances with leading black Christian conservatives.

Democrat and Republican strategists will no doubt read this report carefully.

(Photo: Barack Obama at a New Orleans church, Aug. 26, 2007. REUTERS/Lee Celano, USA)

February 13th, 2009
4:42 am GMT sorry ken, i was a none believer now i am a believer,have been for twenty years.my faith sustains me,it makes everything worthwhile ,not only have i only heard about the lord ,he lives within me.he is more tangible to me than any thing you could say.he is with me on this journey that i make through this life ,and some day i will stand before him,WELL DONE GOOD- AND FAITHFUL SERVANT.

– Posted by BRIAN LEE

February 3rd, 2009
7:36 pm GMT oh lonesome me what are hanging about the religious sites for?are you hoping someone will befriend you.the disciples said “Why do you speak to the multitudes in parables and not to us”?he said” because you have been GIVEN the knowledge to understand the mysteries of god “.sorry buddy this is a hand out you missed out on up till now.god bless.

– Posted by brian lee

February 3rd, 2009
5:55 pm GMT It is a shame that so many black people are closed minded. God doesn’t exist, and praying does absolutely nothing more than wishful thinking does.

~black atheist~

– Posted by Oh! Lonesome Me

February 2nd, 2009
8:30 am GMT […] “African Americans top U.S. religious measures-Pew”. […]

– Posted by » “African Americans top U.S. religious m … Talk Islam

February 2nd, 2009
12:26 am GMT being a racist is nothing to do with the color of your skin,it is whats in your heart.i attended a school in northern england, the number of students about 500.there was only one black kid in the school,but he was something else.he the schools prefect(head boy],he was the best scholar,he captained the football team.,and led the counties athletic team as well.every one in the school loved him,teachers as well.he was every one,s friend,and guess what he was an orphan,he was bused in every day from’” dr barnado,s home” an orphanage.many years later, he is still my hero and always will be, and i thank him for the racial balance that i have in my life.

– Posted by brian lee

February 1st, 2009
8:18 pm GMT SO IN ALL BLACKS ARE PREYING TO THE WRONG GOD AND IT TELLS THEM THIS IN THE BIBLE,CAUSE IT WAS WRITTEN ON THE WALLS OF EGYPT BUT BLACKS HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO THINK THE REAL GOD IS THIS WHITE JESUS.VERY DEEP.THE BIBLE HAS BASIC LAWS IN THEIR THAT ARE CORRECT TO FOLLOW BUT AS FAR AS THE STORIES AND OTHER PARTS COMPLETELY TWISTED OR JUST FALSE ALTOGETHER.FOR SOME REASON BLACKS WANT TO THINK EUROPEANS WHO TOOK STOLE BEAT OUR CULTURE OOUT OF US LIKE THEY WILL ACTUALLY GIVE US A BOOK TOREAD THAT WAS GONNA BE REAL. THIS IS THE BIGGEST SCREWUP IN LIFE,BUT IT WILL COME BACK HAUNT THE PERPERTRAITORS FOR A LONG TIME,THE BIBLE IS A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE SPIRITUALITY OF AFRIKAN PEOPLE IN THE US HAD, IN OTHER WORDS BLACKS HAVE BEEN NOT ONLY DUMMIED TO TO EUROPEAN STANDARDS,BUT LOST ALL OUT REAL SPRITUALITY BECAUSE OF THIS IMAGE OF GOD AND THE FALSE BIBLE.A BIBLE LIKE A PIECE OF A THOUSAND WORD PUZZLE A SMALL SECTION OF THE PUZZLE,BUT WE WALK AROUND WITH ONLY THAT BOOK LIKE ONCE YOU HAVE THAT BOOK THATS IT,THIS WAS APART OF THE SLAVERY PROGRAM

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THE FAMOUS BLACK CHRIST OF MEXICO- CRUCIFIXION OF BLACK JESUS,METROP0LITAN CATHEDRAL,MEXICO CITY!-PHOTOGRAPHED BY BIALY

June 12, 2009
CRUCIFIXION OF BLACK JESUS,METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL MEXICO CITY-THE FAMOUS BLACK CHRIST OF MEXICO!

CRUCIFIXION OF BLACK JESUS,METROPOLITAN CATHDRAL MEXICO CITY-THE FAMOUS BLACK CHRIST OF MEXICO!

BLACKS IN THE BIBLE ACCORDING TO CONSERVATIVE EBONY MAGAZINE IN 1994!

June 12, 2009

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BLACK JESUS IN THE CATEDRAL PLAZA DES ARMAS

BLACK JESUS IN THE CATEDRAL PLAZA DES ARMAS

BLACK JESUS

BLACK JESUS

"THE QUESTIONS IS NOT WHERE ARE THE BLACKS IN THE BIBLE BUT WERE ARE THE WHITES!"from findarticles.com

Blacks in the Bible
Ebony , Feb, 1994 by Lisa C. Jones

Although some film, books and art depict most biblical characters as blond and blue-eyed Europeans, a growing body of research indicates that Blacks or people who would be considered as Blacks today were among the major actors in the Bible, which is generally called “the greatest book of all time.”

“Over the years, African-Americans have been introduced to a form of Christianity that was largely recast through the European culture,” says Dr. Cain Hope Felder, a New Testament language and literature professor at the Howard University School of Divinity and the author of several books on the subject. “We are not creating something new. We are going back and recovering what was always there.”

What was always there, Dr. Felder and other religious experts say, is incontrovertible evidence that noted biblical figures, such as the Queen of Sheba, Moses’ Cushite wife Zipporah, Prophet Jeremiah’s right-hand man Ebedmelech, and Sarah’s Egyptian handmaiden Hagar, are among the many royal Black personalities mentioned in the Bible.

Although evidence on the presence of Blacks in the Bible dates back to the 18th century, only in the past 25 years have Black scholars and ministers made major breakthroughs on a subject that has been practically ignored or suppressed by White religious authorities. Modern research, however, is based on the findings of Black historians like William Leo Hansberry and W.E.B. DuBois, who identified major Black biblical characters more than 50 years ago.

Moreover, some scholars say, it has taken them just as much time to convince Black Americans of their findings.

“Black people have been duped into running from the Bible, thinking it was the White man’s book,” says the Rev. Walter A. McCray, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Chicago and author of two volumes titled The Black Presence in the Bible. But in fact, Rev. McCray says, “Many notable biblical personalities were Black.”

Scholars base their characterizations of biblical figures on a few basic hypotheses set forth, in part, by Dr. Charles B. Copher, professor-emeritus of Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and a leading authority the historical analysis of Blacks in the Bible. These assumptions are that 1) race was not the social and political issue that it is today, 2) most Bible activity took place in areas historically populated by people of color, such as the near Middle East and Northeast Africa; 3) “blackness” can be determined by scriptural references to skin color, Black ancestry and features characteristic of Black peoples.

Based on this criteria alone, “You’d have to say that the vast majority of peoples referred to in the Bible would have to be classified as Black,” Dr. Copher says. Another school of thought holds to the view that only those people belonging to ancient Africa can be identified as Black.

In any case, Black preachers, scholars and historians are determined to establish the presence of Black kings, queens, war leaders and women of the Bible as part of missing links in Black history. “The question isn’t where are the Blacks in the Bible,” Dr. Felder said during a telephone interview, “but where are the Whites?”

“The information has been there for the reader all along,” adds Dr. Renita J. Weems, an Old Testament assistant professor at Vanderbilt University who specializes in biblical hermeneutics. “To the extent that African-American people identify with their African heritage, I think that they can take pride in [the fact] that African people were very much embedded in the founding of the Judeo-Christian traditions.”

Although there are differences of emphasis, Black scholars and an increasing of White biblical scholars agree on the eight most widely accepted Black personalities in the Bible:

* The Queen of Sheba. The queen, who visited King Solomon and marveled at his wisdom, was queen of Ethiopia and Egypt. In scripture, she is called “the queen of the South.” Scriptures: I Kings 10:1; II Chronicles 9:1; St. Matthew 12:42.

* Zipporah. She was Moses’ Cushite wife. It is said that Moses’ siblings, Aaron and Miriam, did not like her. Some say it was because of a family spat. Others claim it’s because Zipporah, daughter of Jethro, was Black. Scripture: Numbers 12:1.

* Ebed-melech. This Ethiopian eunuch saved the life of Jeremiah, the prophet. Scriptures: Jeremiah 38:7-13; 39:16.

* Ethiopian Eunuch. This unnamed eunuch received a spiritual conversion and a better understanding of the Scriptures after speaking with Philip. Scriptures: Acts 8:26-40.

* Hagar. She was Sarah’s Egyptian handmaiden, and she eventually had Abraham’s first son, Ishmael. Scriptures: Gen. 16:1,3; 21:9.

* Pharaoh Tirharkah. He was an Ethiopian king. II Kings 19:9.

* Asenath. She was the Egyptian wife of Joseph, given to him by the Pharaoh. Asenath and Joseph had two sons, Manessah and Ephraim. Scriptures: Gen. 41:45.

* Simon of Cyrene. He helped Jesus carry the cross. Cyrene was an ancient city in Libya, Africa. Scriptures: St. Mark 15:21.

In determining the race of biblical characters, religious scholars consider legends, languages, Bible translations and other historical manuscripts. But there is some disagreement.

Although few, if any, believe in the “curse of Ham,” which was used as a justification for slavery, some experts, like Dr. McCray of Chicago, maintain that Blacks are indeed descendants of Ham, the youngest of Noah’s three sons. Ham — translated from Hebrew to mean “hot, heated or Black” — was called the father of Canaan in the Bible.

Canaan, along with Cush (or ancient Ethiopia), Mizraim (early Egypt) and Phut are considered to be Ham’s direct offspring.

If this is true, according to Dr. Copher, Dr. Felder and other scholars, at least one book of the Bible was written by a Black man, namely Zephaniah. Called the “son of Cushi,” Zephaniah was counted among the minor prophets of the Bible.

In addition to agreeing that Zephaniah was Black, some read King Solomon’s lyrical prose in The Songs of Solomon and conclude that he, too, was a Black man and that this song-like book was devoted to his relationship with the Queen of Sheba. In the book’s first chapter Solomon’s female companion proclaims, “I am black, black, but comely… look not upon me because I am black, because the sun has looked down upon me.”

If Solomon, King David’s son, was Black, some scholars reason that Jesus Christ himself — according to the genealogy outlined in the first chapter of St. Matthew — was Black. Other observers, not as convinced by this logic, just conclude that he was not White.

“Jesus was definitely a person of color. He was not Anglo or White, but that doesn’t mean that he was Black either,” adds Dr. Weems, who sees the benefit of dialogue on Blacks in the Bible as long as it does not lead to ethnic chauvinism.

And what about the Three Wise Men who carried gifts to Jesus? In fact, the Bible makes no reference to the number of wise men who greeted Jesus and his parents that day. It only states that the wise men were from the east — east of Bethlehem, that is. And many scholars believe that these “wise men,” magicians or the Magi as they are best known, were all from Egypt.

These arguments have whetted the interests of a growing number of Blacks and have prompted the production of several books, and even Bibles, that address the subject.

Black churches are also recognizing the power of physical religious images. Some assemblies, like the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem, are discussing the idea of replacing their stained-glass windows and wall paintings, which depict biblical character’s as Whites, with multicultural images. Other churches, like Saint Sabina Catholic Church in Chicago and Moore’s Chapel A.M.E. Church in St. Petersburg, Fla., have already executed such plans. “It’s the height of paradox for Black people to experience as much racism that we do during the week and then to go to our most holy place and see all of these White images of the so-called holy families,” Dr. Felder adds. “We want to see more multicultural images and more Black images that are more correct.”

Although there is evidence that Blacks were major contributors in ancient, biblical times, religious scholars say the major point is that the Bible depicted a multicultural world. “Whites are in the Bible as Greeks and Romans. Asia is mentioned and so is Hispana,” says Howard University’s Dr. Felder. “I think it’s this rich mosaic of diverse people in the Bible that makes it very compelling.”

BLACK JESUS CHRIST BEING BAPTIZED BY BLACK JOHN THE BAPTIST!-RE-ESTABLISHING THE BLACK IMAGES OF TRUE CHRISTIANITY WHICH HAVE ALL BEEN REPLACED WITH FALSE WHITE IMAGES!-FROM THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL,SEPT 26,2005

June 8, 2009
from THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL,SEPT.262005,PAGE22-BLACK JOHN THE BAPTIST BAPTIZES HIS BLACK COUSIN JESUS CHRIST!

from THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SENTINEL,SEPT.262005,PAGE22-BLACK JOHN THE BAPTIST BAPTIZES HIS BLACK COUSIN JESUS CHRIST!

OBAMA-OUR BLACK PRESIDENT AMIDST THE BLACK PYRAMIDS!-OFCOURSE OBAMA LOOKS LIKE THIS BLACK ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WITH BIG EARS!-THESE ARE YOUR BLACK ANCESTORS!-FROM AC360.BLOGS.CNN.COM

June 8, 2009

OUR BLACK PRESIDENT IN FRONT OF THE BLACK SPHINX!

OUR BLACK PRESIDENT IN FRONT OF THE BLACK SPHINX!

OUR BLACK PRESIDENT SHOWING HIS STAFF THE RESEMBLENCE TO THIS BLACK ANCIENT EGYPTIAN!

OUR BLACK PRESIDENT SHOWING HIS STAFF THE RESEMBLENCE TO THIS BLACK ANCIENT EGYPTIAN!

BLACK LIKE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS! OBAMA YOU ARE DESCENDENT FROM BLACK EGYPT LIKE THE REST OF BLACK US!

BLACK LIKE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS! OBAMA YOU ARE DESCENDENT FROM BLACK EGYPT LIKE THE REST OF BLACK US!

FROM ac360.blogs.cnn.com

June 4, 2009

Look like an Egyptian – Obama sees his ancient twin

Posted: 02:52 PM ET

Joe Von Kanel
CNN Writer and Editor

President Obama got an “up close and personal” —VERY personal as it turns out— look at the pyramids before leaving Egypt today. One of the tombs contains a 4,600-year-old relief portrait of a man named Kar, who was a priest, scholar and judge. He also looked exactly like Mr. Obama – big ears and all. Take a look!

President Obama’s Egyptian look-alike.
Now, check out the President’s reaction.

Guide: This is a tomb dated four thousand 600 years ago. And the person who is back here, his name is Kar. His name is written in hyroglypic and it looks like Kar.

Obama: That looks like me! Look at those ears.

He even brought Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Senior Counselor David Axelrod over to show them the resemblance.

President Obama showing his aides the resemblance.
Obama to Gibbs and Axelrod: I want to show you something.

Guide: Mister President, you look like King Tut. It’s true. I said this the whole time – two years ago. You were a king in ancient Egypt.

33 Comments
More about: 360° Radar • President Barack Obama

33 Comments

Joanne Pacicca, Solvay, NY June 4th, 2009 3:11 pm ET

So great! Thanks for this!~

Sharon Kitchen June 4th, 2009 3:46 pm ET

This is a great story.

Esma June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

See, even the Almost-Ancient Egyptians predicted the coming of Obama!

Mari June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

Funny! I am glad our president has a sense of humor!

Scott June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

The man has a sense of humor. Good for him!

Patrice Wullschleger June 4th, 2009 3:51 pm ET

So it is written So it will be done!

Susan Williamson June 4th, 2009 3:53 pm ET

This is so neat, yet very strange. It is hard to believe, but all of us are always told we have a twin out there somewhere. We are never told if the twin is alive or dead. Thank you so much for sharing these photos and information!!

Alyzabeth June 4th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

How funny!

Michele June 4th, 2009 3:55 pm ET

That’s hilarious. Love the sense of humor. It does look like him though.

andreanicole June 4th, 2009 3:57 pm ET

that is pretty funny!!! it does look like him!

Sandy June 4th, 2009 3:58 pm ET

So nice to see that he has such a great sense of humor.

Robyn June 4th, 2009 3:59 pm ET

LOL!!!!!

It’s good to know that our new president as a sense of humor about himself!

PJ Granieri, San Diego, CA June 4th, 2009 4:01 pm ET

That’s great, l am glad you are doing all this for the world an our country to come together. Yes King Tut looks like you alot. Enjoy your trip and thanks for sharing…

kendle71 June 4th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

This is funny. Love the Presidents humor

Mondesir! June 4th, 2009 4:05 pm ET

Hilarious! Love it.

Chinemenma June 4th, 2009 4:15 pm ET

hahah!
indeed….

Carol, Evanston, IL June 4th, 2009 4:17 pm ET

Fantastic! And eerie!

Joe- San Mateo, California June 4th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Wow….who knows maybe Obama 1 was into chariot racing, before Obama 2 took up hoops!

james June 4th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

Twin… or alien bretheren?!

MaryEllen Benvenuto-Rendine June 4th, 2009 4:40 pm ET

…could be but not because the drawing has big ears! I seriously doubt we would return for another shot at the game and choose to reincarnate looking the same

Boo Boo Romero June 4th, 2009 4:57 pm ET

Holy cow! It does look like Obama! That’s great! Luv it…LOL LOL LOL

Kenn Taber June 4th, 2009 5:07 pm ET

Kar is the Alfred E. Newman of the ancient Egyptian world

JRQ June 4th, 2009 5:25 pm ET

I haven’t laughed this hard in years!

Meredith June 4th, 2009 5:34 pm ET

“hyroglyphic,” really?

Cadum June 4th, 2009 5:46 pm ET

This so funny!

Girl. June 4th, 2009 5:47 pm ET

I cannot believe it! Thats sooo cool.

susan June 4th, 2009 5:56 pm ET

But did Kar have that great Duchenne smile?

Annie Kate June 4th, 2009 7:12 pm ET

Oh man that is funny? Does this make Michelle Cleopatra? And do we call Obama Mr. President or Mr. Pharaoh now?? I love it!

Tarek Nassr June 4th, 2009 7:27 pm ET

“Amazing”

He must of been a king in ancient Egypt times….

Janiece June 4th, 2009 7:42 pm ET

All I can say is that I Love That Man. He and his family are awesome.

de’ June 4th, 2009 7:57 pm ET

WOW! Very interesting, and eerie!

Chris June 4th, 2009 8:34 pm ET

I’m not sure who’s dumber – Brian Williams or Anderson Cooper.

His “tour guide” was Dr. Zahi Hawass! I’m sure Dr. Hawass will be happy to know that he has been demoted from Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities to “tour guide”.

How embarassing is that?

Martha June 5th, 2009 9:35 am ET

tour guide indeed; but Dr. Hawass is a very generous fellow, he so loves his job. And our President – priceless

“OBAMA’S FIRST 100 DAYS-A DAY BY DAY GUIDE”-FROM THE TELEGRAPH NEWSPAPER,LONDON

June 8, 2009

OBAMA! LIKE JAMES BROWN HE IS THE HARDEST WORKING PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY!

OBAMA! LIKE JAMES BROWN HE IS THE HARDEST WORKING PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY!

From telegraph.co.uk

Obama’s first 100 days – a day-by-day guide
Sometimes momentous, sometimes mundane, Barack Obama’s first 100 days as US president were certainly busy.

By Alex Spillius and Nick Greene in Washington
Published: 6:57PM BST 28 Apr 2009

Barack Obama will mark his 100th day in office on April 29 Photo: AP
Our day-by-day guide shows that he kept up a frenetic pace as he concentrated on selling his plans for steadying the economy to Americans, restoring amicable relations with nations not enamoured with George W Bush and finding time to spend with his family.

Jan 20: Obama became President watched by 1.8 million people on Washington’s National Mall.

Jan 21: First day at the office. Received his first daily intelligence and economic briefings, called Arab leaders and limited lobbyists’ influence on the administration.

Jan 22: Ordered closure of Guantanamo Bay prison within a year and ended “enhanced interrogation techniques”.

Jan 23: Reversed Bush policy restricting aid to organisations that promote or provide abortions overseas.

Jan 24: In his first radio address, also posted as an online video, stressed the importance of his stimulus bill.

Jan 25: Spent the day with First Lady Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha at the White House.

Jan 26: Allowed US states to decide their own emissions and fuel efficiency standards.

Jan 27: In first overture to the opposition, met high-ranking, sceptical Republicans.

Jan 28: Plied Congressmen with cocktails at the White House in his attempts to win support for stimulus.

Jan 29: Attended a class presentation at Sasha’s school before signing equal pay legislation for women.

Jan 30: Created a middle class working families task force to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden.

Jan 31: Attended dinner at the elite Alfalfa Club and poked fun at himself and election opponents Senator John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Feb 1: Gave pre-Super Bowl interview where he stated that many troops would be home by next year’s Super Bowl.

Feb 2: Held a series of closed-door meetings with top officials.

Feb 3: First bad day. His pick for Health and Human Services Secretary, Tom Daschle, resigned over unpaid taxes, the first of six selections to do so.

Feb 4: Introduced executive pay cap of $500,000 at companies receiving government bail-out money. Signed a bill extending health insurance to low-income children.

Feb 5: Invited “my good friend” Tony Blair to speak at the National Prayer Service.

Feb 6: Named an economic advisory board, gave another speech touting stimulus bill.

Feb 7: Headed to presidential retreat Camp David with wife and two daughters for first time.

Feb 8: Quiet Sunday spent preparing for first prime time press conference.

Feb 9: Public meeting in Elkhart, Indiana, a town badly hit by recession.

Feb 10: Visited Fort Myers, Florida, worst foreclosure spot in country.

Feb 11: Gave a speech at a Virginia construction site promoting US infrastructure spending.

Feb 12: Celebrated Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday with two speeches.

Feb 13: Speech mourning the victims of the Continental Airlines near Buffalo, New York. Democrats muscled the $787 billion stimulus bill through Congress.

Feb 14: First trip back home to Chicago with family. Valentine’s dinner with Michelle.

Feb 15: Played basketball with old friends, got hair cut at barber Zariff’s.

Feb 16: Scrapped idea of a car tsar to handle the automotive industry.

Feb 17: In Colorado, to view a solar panel installation, signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Feb 18: Unveiled a multi-billion dollar plan to prevent further home foreclosures.

Feb 19: Debut foreign trip as president to Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Feb 20: Spoke to mayors about the importance of the Recovery Act.

Feb 21: Reassured the country that his stimulus package would yield immediate results.

Feb 22: Hosted a White House dinner for state Governors – the administration’s first official banquet.

Feb 23: Hosted a bipartisan fiscal responsibility summit to discuss the Recovery Act.

Feb 24: Welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, first head of state greeted at the White House.

Feb 25: Finally appointed a commerce secretary; honoured musician Stevie Wonder at White House bash.

Feb 26: Unveiled his $3.55 trillion budget for the 2010 fiscal year. Hosted members of Chicago bulls.

Feb 27: In North Carolina, announced plan to withdraw combat troops from Iraq by August 31, 2010. Watched basketball game in Washington.

Feb 28: Another weekly radio address. Warned special interest groups and lobbyists that he was willing to fight.

Mar 1: Some family time at the White House, while Sec of State Hillary Clinton announced $300m in aid to Gaza.

Mar 2: Named Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to become Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Mar 3: Awkward press conference with Gordon Brown, and even more awkward present of 25 DVDs of great American films.

Mar 4: As Brown spoke at Congress, Obama appointed new head of Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Mar 5: Health care reform forum; homeowner rescue bill clears Congress.

Mar 6: Told police cadets that his recovery plan had ensured the jobs they were heading for.

Mar 7: Weekly address extolling “controlled” spending in $3.6 trillion budget.

Mar 8: Led singing of “Happy Birthday” at Senator Ted Kennedy’s 77th birthday celebration at the Kennedy Centre.

Mar 9: Signed an executive order reversing the Bush administration’s ban on federally-funded stem cell research.

Mar 10: Announced plan to increase spending on education.

Mar 11: Signed the $410 billion omnibus spending bill left over from Bush.

Mar 12: Warned stimulus money had to be spent wisely.

Mar 13: Ended use of term “enemy combatants” to describe Guantanamo detainees.

Mar 14: Met president of Brazil.

Mar 15: Kept low profile as economic team did the rounds of Sunday talk shows.

Mar 16: Attacked bailed-out insurer AIG for awarding $165 million in executive bonuses after receiving bail-out.

Mar 17: Wore a green tie for St Patrick’s Day as received Irish PM. Michelle turned White House fountains green.

Mar 18: Took the blame for AIG, and made his pick for college basketball tournament.

Mar 19: First real gaffe, when he compared his poor bowling skills to the Special Olympics on Jay Lenok talk show.

Mar 20: Met supportive Governors Schwarzenegger, Rendell, and Bloomberg to discuss the stimulus package.

Mar 21: Weekly address focused on infrastructure and technological investments.

Mar 22: Appeared on “60 Minutes”, defended under-fire Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.

Mar 23: Speech at the White House discussing clean and renewable energy.

Mar 24: Prime-time press conference to answer questions about the AIG bonus scandal. Spoke to orbiting astronauts with schoolchildren.

Mar 25: Met Nato Secretary General on Afghanistan.

Mar 26: Online ‘town hall’ meeting in which he confirmed he was against legalising marijuana.

Mar 27: Announced 17,000 more troops for Afghanistan and “benchmarks” for US aid to Pakistan.

Mar 28: Declared the Red River area in North Dakota a disaster area and authorised emergency funding.

Mar 29: Called on Big Three car companies to boost efforts at restructuring.

Mar 30: Rick Wagoner, General Motors chief executive, forced out the and company given 60 days to sort out its problems.

Mar 31: Signs public lands bill that protects over a million of acres of wilderness. The Obamas land in Britain.

April 1: Arrived in Britain for the G20 Summit where he met the Queen and Prince Philip.

April 2: G20 leaders agreed to a $1.1 trillion boost to the IMF and other world financial institutions.

April 3: Town hall meeting in a basketball arena in Strasbourg answering questions from French and Germans.

April 4: Persuades Nato to pledge 5,000 troops for Afghanistan.

April 5: Calls for a nuclear-free world are overshadowed by North Korea firing “satellite” rocket.

April 6: In Turkey, said that America “is not and will never be at war with Islam.”

April 7: Surprise visit to Baghdad where he declared it was time for Iraqis to “take responsibility for their country”.

April 8: Hosted first Passover Seder at the White House for friends.

April 9: Urged Americans to take advantage of low-mortgage rates.

April 10: Said the economy was showing “glimmers of hope”.

April 11: In weekly radio address, urged global partnership in facing global adversity.

April 12: Attended Easter Sunday service at St John’s Episcopal Church.

April 13: Announced easing of US restrictions on travel to Cuba. Hosted annual Easter egg roll on the South Lawn.

April 14: Presented six-month old Portuguese water dog named Bo to daughters Malia and Sasha: a.

April 15: Tax filing day. He and First Lady Michelle jointly declared an income of $2,656,902, chiefly from book sales.

April 16: Released memos on Bush-era CIA interrogation techniques, but said agents would not be prosecuted.

April 17: Told Latin American and Caribbean leaders gathered in Trinidad that he sought co-operation with the region.

April 18: Met and shook hands with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, an outspoken critic of America under Bush.

April 19: Returned home from Summit of Americas and admitted nothing was achieved, but goodwill created.

April 20: Held first cabinet meeting. Invited Tiger Woods to the White House.

April 21: Held open possibility of prosecuting Bush officials who drafted memos.

April 22: On Earth Day, President Obama travelled to Iowa to promote new a new alternative energy focus.

April 23: Told credit card company executives to clarify contract language and change some laws that many feel “trap” customers.

April 24: Said he wanted to change student loans to government funding.

April 25: Asked Congress to pass legislation forcing members to include budget cuts or tax increases against any budget increases.

April 26: Played golf at Andrews Air Force Base with his Commerce Secretary, a White House staffer, and trade representative Ron Kirk.

April 27: Said flu outbreak in Mexico was a “cause for concern… but it is not a cause for alarm.”

April 28: Visited FBI headquarters and spoke to members of the investigative bureau.

April 29: Due to hold a prime time press conference to mark his 100th day.


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