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Govs sweep Wallace-Selma, clinch spot in state tourney

The Wallace Govs are now officially in the Alabama Community College State Tournament. After a Saturday afternoon sweep of the Wallace-Selma Patriots, the Govs clinched a spot in the 10-team tournament to be held next month at Eagle Stadium in Ozark.

‘Selma’ DVD Is Coming To Every High School In America

The film follows the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights figures as they organized the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A whole new generation is looking to get inspired. Selma is available now on Digital HD ...

Whitt, program providing positive influence for youth

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Every high school in America to receive free copy of ‘Selma’

“Selma” follows the story of the three 54-mile marches from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery in 1965 as crowds demanded the right to vote. The marches, which all occurred in March, were led by Martin Luther King Jr., as well as James Bevel, Hosea Williams ...

Every High School In The U.S. Will Be Sent A Copy Of 'Selma'

In addition, teachers can order free study guides to accompany discussions of the film, which chronicles Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights through a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. “To think that this ...

Every US high school to receive free 'Selma' DVD

Every high school in the United States, public and private, will receive a free DVD of the film 'Selma,' Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today. 'Selma' is available now on Digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD May 5. Teachers can ...

Selma-Eau Claire Exchange program encourages diversity

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-It was a variety show with a deeper meaning. Friday at Zorn Arena, Blugold Beginnings and a group of youth from Selma, Alabama called RATCo, came together and put on a family variety show. The show wasn't just about entertainment ...

Alabama Dispute Strains UAW-Lear Relationship

The amicable relationship built up over the years between the UAW and Lear, the world's largest supplier of automotive seating, is being tested by a dispute at the company’s non-union plant in Selma, AL. The clash is filling up the dockets in two ...

Common snaps in this deleted 'Selma' scene

Civil rights leaders in the midst of deadly Selma, Alabama voting protests come to a boil as James Bevel (Common) disagrees with Martin Luther King Jr.'s (David Oyelowo) tactics. "You're too soft," Bevel says in the scene, now part of the film's extras as ...

The 150th anniversary Battle of Selma re-enactment is right around the corner

SELMA, AL - The Battle of Selma Re-enactment, April 23-26, will mark the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War's most famous land battle on Alabama soil; the Battle of Selma. This year the re-enactment promises to be the biggest in over 20 years.

Every high school in America is getting a free copy of ‘Selma’

spacegoddessanu: micdotcom: Speaking Thursday evening at the United Nations, Selma directer Ava DuVernay announced an unprecedented move: Paramount will be sending every high school in America a c…

Every high school in America is getting a free copy of ‘Selma’

micdotcom: Speaking Thursday evening at the United Nations, Selma directer Ava DuVernay announced an unprecedented move: Paramount will be sending every high school in America a copy of the film for…

Selma Director, Ava DuVernay, Celebrated With Her Own Barbie Doll!

On Friday, Mattel launched its new Sheroe’s Collection of Barbie dolls celebrating famous women in entertainment and unveiled it at Variety’s “Power of Women” luncheon.  The collection included a Barb…

Every high school in America to receive free copy of ‘Selma’

HOLLYWOOD — The educational movement surrounding the Martin Luther King Jr. film “Selma” that was released earlier this year continues. Paramount announced that as part of its “Selma for Students” ca…

Selma Blair Gives Arthur A Kiss

Here’s Selma Blair spending time with her favorite little guy, Arthur! I haven’t seen a picture of little Art in a while: he’s gotten SO big. I remember when Selma was pregnant with him: she had a gre…

Every high school in America is getting a free copy of ‘Selma’

Speaking Thursday evening at the United Nations, Selma directer Ava DuVernay announced an unprecedented move: Paramount will be sending every high school in America a copy of the film for free. But wa…

Persistent Protesters, from Selma to Hong Kong

Guest post by James Franklin Protesters take part in the Umbrella Revolution. By Leung Ching Yau Alex. President Obama, Congressman John Lewis, and a wide range of political leaders recently commemo…

Brident Dental & Orthodontics opens new office in Selma

Brident Dental & Orthodontics has opened a new office in Selma at 15609 Interstate 35 North, Suite 218. The latest addition is Brident’s seventh location in the San Antonio area. Dr. Sharad Davis ser…

Three Students Honored in Philadelphia For Essays Honoring Dr. King’s Selma March

http://media.philadelphia 0421184311603AA.mp4 By KYW community affairs reporter Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The National Liberty Museum, in Old City, rolled ou…

durgapolashi:Ava DuVernay directing a scene in SELMA “At the...

durgapolashi: Ava DuVernay directing a scene in SELMA “At the same time, I was watching a very smart filmmaker command a veritable army partly with hugs. Movie sets can be very unfriendly spaces for …


The importance of local education funding in SELMA ALABAMA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



Buying prescription drugs via the Internet: A consumer guide to SELMA ALABAMA

The Internet has changed the way we live, work and even as bought. The advance of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without having to leave the house. But when used for medicine is important to be very careful. Some websites sell drugs that are not legitimate, putting their health at risk.

For example, some websites that sell medicines:

  • They are not licensed pharmacies with state of the United States or are not really pharmacies.

  • They can give an incorrect diagnosis or sell you a drug that is not appropriate for your medical condition.

  • Do not protect your personal data (eg social security number and credit cards).

Some of the drugs that are sold on the Internet:

  • They are fake (counterfeit or adulterated).

  • They are very strong medicine dose or very low concentration.

  • They contain ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

  • They are expired or expired medicines.

  • They have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), or have not been studied for their safety and efficacy.

  • They have been prepared using safe standards.

  • They are not safe for use with other medicines or products you use.

  • No right or have not been properly stored or shipped labels.


  • Talk to your doctor and get a physical before taking any medicine for the first time.

  • Use only medications that have been prescribed by your doctor or other health professional you trust, who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Ask your doctor if you have to do something specific for your prescription.

The following information will help protect (a) if you purchase medicines via the Internet:


Make sure that the website where you buy your drugs is state-licensed pharmacy in the United States and you are located in the United States. Pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States must be licensed by a state pharmacy board. The pharmacy board of the state where you reside, you can tell if the website you use is a state-licensed pharmacy if you have good reputation, and if you are located in the United States. For a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) whose website . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645), the Li line Telefónica Health National Hispanic Family.

The NABP is a professional association of pharmaceutical state boards. This association has a program that will help you find some of the pharmacies that are licensed to sell through the Internet. The websites where the hallmark of this program appears, have been checked to ensure they comply with federal and state regulations. For more information in English about this program and for a list of pharmacies where VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ™) seal appears, visit the website: . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

. Find the websites whose practices are designed to protect you a secure website should:

  • Be located in the United States and be licensed by the state pharmacy board which operates the website (visit the website for a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English). For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

  • Have a licensed pharmacist who can answer your questions.

  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other health professional who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Having a medium through which you can talk to a person if you have any problem.


Note that the privacy and security of the site you will find easy to use and understand.

Do not give any personal information (such as your Social Security number, the number of your credit card or your medical history) unless you are sure the website will keep the protected information and not made public.

Ensure that the website will not sell your personal information unless you authorize it.


Report the web sites you do not feel safe (a), or those for which you have complaints. Visit the website and click under "Notify the FDA sites web troubled "to fill the form in Spanish.


People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015



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