HOW WE TREAT PEOPLE Five (5)
lessons to make you think about the way we treat people.
1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the school?"
Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank. Just before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count toward our quiz grade.
"Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers, you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say "hello." I've never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.
2. - Second Important Lesson - Pickup in the Rain One night, at 11:30 p.m., an older African American woman was standing on the side of an Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her, generally unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety, helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in a big hurry, but wrote down his address and thanked him. Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes, but also my spirits. Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me and unselfishly serving others." Sincerely, Mrs. Nat King Cole.
3 - Third Important Lesson - Always remember those who serve. In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" he asked. "Fifty cents," replied the waitress. The little boy pulled is hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in it. "Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?" he inquired. By now more people were waiting for a table and the waitress was growing impatient. "Thirty-five cents," she brusquely replied. The little boy again counted his coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and left. When the waitress came back, she began to cry as she wiped down the table. there, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies.. You see, he couldn't have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip.
4 - Fourth Important Lesson. - The obstacle in Our Path. In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. After the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the King indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many of us never understand! Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.
5 - Fifth Important Lesson - Giving When it Counts. Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at a hospital, I got to know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare & serious disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease and had developed the antibodies needed to combat the illness. The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the little boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes I'll do it if it will save her." As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister and smiled, as we all did, seeing the color returning to her cheek. Then his face grew pale and his smile faded. He looked up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die right away." Being young, the little boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood in order to save her.
History Of The New World Order
We hear the term ‘New World Order” frequently in today’s society. Conspiracy theorist use this term to describe the World Governments policies, World Leaders have openly used this term in public speeches therefore making it no longer a conspiracy. Although the principles of the NWO (One World Government) can be traced to the beginning of time, this lesson will focus on the last 230 years.
1773 - 1785
Mayer Amshel Rothschild assembles 12 influential friends in Germany and convinces them to consolidate their wealth, if done correctly they can rule the “New” World. They select Adam Weishaupt, a professor from Bavaria to head this project. Three Years later the Order of the Illuminati was created. There goal was as followed: Abolition of Private Property Abolition of Ordered Governments Abolition of Inheritance Abolition of Patriotism Abolition of the Family Abolition of World Governments.
French Hip Hop History
Started from the Bronx in the early 70's, Hip-Hop has quickly grown and reached countries all around the globe becoming a universal culture. The European country: France is a long time Hip-Hop country that for a few years has represented the second rap industry in the world after the US. The French musical landscape before the beginning of the 80's, except for some talented singers, writers and composers, was made up of some fake singers who were usually taking up successful American rock or disco songs by just dropping some French lyrics in it. This was the most popular music… honestly… it sucks a lot!!
But already in the 70's some pioneering bands and DJ's started to play soul, R&B and funk music in France.
In 1979, Sidney, a musician and record collector, is the DJ of an Afro-Caribbean club in Paris, called 'l'Emeraude Club'. He first heard rap music with the Smash Hit "Rappers delight" by SugarHill Gang. It is when Afrika's Bambaataa's 'Planet Rock' came out that he truly felt the potential of Hip Hop culture, and added it to the funk background he had with his band "Black White and Co". In 81 and 82, in France it is the beginning of 'Free Radio', and Hip Hop started to be played on some little underground radios. DJ Dee Nasty presented a Hip Hop Show in Paris on a radio station called Carbone 14. Sidney had his own show on radio 7: 'Rapper Dapper Snapper'.
The First Hip Hop show on TV
The first Hip Hop show on television history was not in the USA but was in fact in the country of France called “Hip Hop” and its host was a man named Sidney Duteil. Not only was Sydney the creator and host of this world's first nationally broadcast Hip Hop television show (1984 in France) but also the first Leader of The Universal Zulu Nation of France, before Queen Candy took over and made an army of Zulus in France.
The first MTV Hip Hop show call Yo MTV Raps did not start in USA but started in England (1987) first with Sophie Bramly who is know as Africa Lakoum of The Universal Zulu Nation of France, which later on Fab Five Freddy took over the spot in the USA and became the show of all the world to see on MTV. So it was Universal Zulu Nation members who first brought Hip Hop to T.V.
Note: New York graffiti artists (Dr.)REVOLT (RTW) created the classic “YO! MTV Raps” logo. He also created the famous WildStyle mural, together with SHARP (Zulu Nation)
The Truth About Flyin' Colors/Patches as a B-Boy, B-Girl, Rocker/Up-Rocker, Et C.
by Jorge Fabel Pabon (originally posted on freestylesessions.com on Nov. 18th, 2008)
First off, indigenous people have been rockin' their own feathers, colors, tattoos, regalia since the beginning of tribes. The West Coast made wearing patches on a vest popular but definitely not the concept of colors in general. Research: Early gangs of New York: Plug Uglies, Dead Rabbits, Chichesters Gangs, on up to the 1950's gangs like the Viceroys, Dragons, Imperial Knights et c. In Chicago: Latin Kings, Vice Lords, Black P-Stone Rangers, the Gaylords et c. The point is that the origins & concept of reppin' "colors" can't be claimed only by the West Coast. Actually, Google "Queensboro M.C. (Est. 1910)" and check out when this NYC Motorcycle Club started, as well as, "Yonkers M.C.N.Y. (Est. 1903)" I'm not sure when they started flyin' colors but they claim to be around for almost one hundred years! However, there is no doubt that the West Coast M.C.'s made the dress code popular, especially because of the Hollywood films and most clubs will agree with this fact.
Welcome To The Birthplace Of Hip-Hop
Hip Hop first emerged in the South Bronx in the early 1970s. The New York Times has identified 1520 Sedgwick Avenue as the starting point for Hip-Hop and rap music worldwide. It's where DJ Kool Herc presided over parties in the basement community room. Beginning with the advent of beat match DJing, in which Bronx DJs including Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa and DJ Kool Herc extended the breaks of funk records, a major new musical genre emerged that sought to isolate the percussion breaks of hit funk, disco and soul songs. As hip hop's popularity grew, performers began speaking ("rapping") in sync with the beats, and became known as MCs or emcees.
The Herculoids, made up of Herc, Coke La Rock, and Clark Kent, were the earliest to gain major fame. The Bronx is referred to in hip-hop slang as "The Boogie Down Bronx", or just "The Boogie Down". This was hip-hop pioneer KRS-One's inspiration for his thought provoking group BDP, or Boogie Down Productions, which included DJ Scott La Rock.