Camu Camu

Camu Camu: A New Superfood with More Vitamin C than Any Other Food

Camu Camu
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Natural health aficionados claim that camu camu has anti-viral properties that can help with cold sores, herpes, shingles, and the common cold. Others say it’s a natural energy booster that’s great for your eyes and gums. The research on camu camu is still limited, but we’ve got a round-up of its potential benefits and some hints on including it in your diet.

Camu Camu
Camu Camu




Jul 25, 2013 | Updated Jan 23, 2014
Terri Coles The Huffington Post Canada

Move over, acai: there’s a new Brazilian superstar fruit in town. Camu camu is becoming increasingly popular as a health supplement for its supposed antioxidant properties. But is there something to this rain forest fruit or is it just about the hype?

This isn’t a fruit you’ll find on a tree or bush in your neighbourhood: camu camu mostly grows in flooded areas of the Amazon rainforest in Peru, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, where its fruits and leaves are used for medicinal purposes. Its fruits are about the same size as a lemon, but light orange in colour, and full of vitamin C.

Camu Nutrition Background

The camu camu berry comes from the camu camu shrub (Myrciaria dubia) that grows around nine to 14 feet tall. The small tree is in the myrtle (Myrtaceae) family. The shrub is related to the rumberry and guavaberry and produces a yellowish/red fruit that is excessively sour, which is why it is commonly ground into a powder and mixed into other things. The wild shrub can yield around 26 pounds of berries per year.

100 grams of camu camu contains (3):

0.4 grams protein
0.2 grams fat
2145 milligrams vitamin C (3575 percent DV)
2.1 milligrams manganese (106 percent DV)
0.2 milligrams copper (10 percent DV)
0.5 milligrams iron (3 percent DV)
12.4 milligrams magnesium (3 percent DV)
15.7 milligrams calcium (2 percent DV)
83.8 milligrams potassium (2 percent DV)
0.4 milligrams zinc (2 percent DV)
Camu camu also contains 355 micrograms of carotenoids. In camu camu fruits, lutein is the dominating carotenoid along with beta-carotene and zeaxanthin.


Vitamin C
Camu camu is chock full of vitamin C: 60 times more per serving than an orange! A teaspoon of camu camu powder has 1180 per cent of your recommended daily intake for vitamin C, which is important for gum health, among other functions in our body.

Valine is an amino acid found in camu camu. It’s an essential amino acid, meaning that we must get it in food because our bodies can’t produce it. Valine is used by the body to prevent muscle breakdown and is important for nervous system and cognitive function.

Our bodies need potassium for the proper functioning of the heart and kidneys. Camu camu is one way to get it: 71.1 milligrams are found in every 100 grams.

This is another essential amino acid found in camu camu, one that our bodies need for muscle and bone tissue growth and recovery and the production of growth hormones.

Another amino acid! This one is key for digestion: serine helps to break down the bonds in proteins and polypeptides so they can be used by our bodies.

Camu Camu
Camu Camu


Camu Camu
Camu Camu
Camu Camu
Camu Camu


Camu camu has several different flavonoids, which are compounds that are found in plants and are part of what gives fruits and vegetables their awesome colours. They mostly function in the body as antioxidants, neutralizing harmful free radicals.

Gallic Acid
Gallic acid is found in camu camu, which is good news because it appears to have anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. It also acts as an antioxidant.

Ellagic Acid
This is another acid with antioxidant properties, found in camu camu. It’s been studied for anti-cancer effects, though research is still very early. Some research also indicates that ellagic acid has anti-diabetes effects.

In one study, 20 male smokers drank camu camu juice or took vitamin C tablets daily for a week. The group who took camu camu showed a decrease in some markers for antioxidants and oxidative stress at the end of the study, compared to no change for those who had vitamin C tablets.

Camu Camu
Camu Camu



How To Take It
Camu camu berries are not exactly sold in your local North American supermarket, but you can include it in your diet in tablet or powder form. The powder can be used to flavour other foods, and camu-flavoured ice creams and drinks are popular in Peru.




When You Should Avoid It
There is some concern that camu camu can interfere with some chemotherapy medications—you should always let your doctor know about the supplements you are taking, but especially so if you are receiving chemo, for example.




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29:38 And ‘Ad and Thamud! And some of their dwellings are indeed apparent to you. And the devil made their deeds fairseeming to them, so he kept them back from the path, and they could see clearly.










29:46 And argue not with the People of the Book except by what is best, save such of them as act unjustly. But say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him we submit.

Chapter 29:
Al-Ankabut — The Spider: image
Revealed at Makkah: 7 sections; 69 verses
English Translation of the Holy Quran by Maulana Muhammad Ali
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.



29:1 I, Allah, am the best Knower.

29:2 Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, We believe, and will not be tried?

29:3 And indeed We tried those before them, so Allah will certainly know those who are true and He will know the liars.

29:4 Or do they who work evil think that they will escape Us? Evil is it that they judge!

29:5 Whoever hopes to meet with Allah, the term of Allah is then surely coming. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

29:6 And whoever strives hard, strives for himself. Surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above (need of) (His) creatures.

29:7 And those who believe and do good, We shall certainly do away with their afflictions and reward them for the best of what they did.

29:8 And We have enjoined on man goodness to his parents. But if they contend with thee to associate (others) with Me, of which thou hast no knowledge, obey them not. To Me is your return, so I will inform you of what you did.

29:9 And those who believe and do good, We shall surely make them enter among the righteous.

29:10 And among men is he who says: We believe in Allah; but when he is persecuted for the sake of Allah, he thinks the persecution of men to be as the chastisement of Allah. And if there comes help from thy Lord, they will say: Surely we were with you. Is not Allah the Best Knower of what is in the hearts of mankind?

29:11 And certainly Allah will know those who believe, and He will know the hypocrites.

29:12 And those who disbelieve say to those who believe: Follow our path and we will bear your wrongs. And they can never bear aught of their wrongs. Surely they are liars.

29:13 And they will certainly bear their own burdens, and other burdens besides their own burdens; and they will certainly be questioned on the day of Resurrection as to what they forged.


29:14 And We indeed sent Noah to his people, so he remained among them a thousand years save fifty years. And the deluge overtook them, and they were wrongdoers.

29:15 So We delivered him and the inmates of the ark, and made it a sign to the nations.

29:16 And (We sent) Abraham, when he said to his people: Serve Allah and keep your duty to Him. That is better for you, if you did but know.

29:17 You only worship idols besides Allah and you invent a lie. Surely they whom you serve besides Allah control no sustenance for you; so seek sustenance from Allah and serve Him and be grateful to Him. To Him you will be brought back.

29:18 And if you reject, nations before you did indeed reject (the Truth). And the duty of the Messenger is only to deliver (the message) plainly.

29:19 See they not how Allah originates the creation, then reproduces it? Surely that is easy to Allah.

29:20 Say: Travel in the earth then see how He makes the first creation, then Allah creates the latter creation. Surely Allah is Possessor of power over all things.

29:21 He chastises whom He pleases and has mercy on whom He pleases, and to Him you will be turned back.

29:22 And you cannot escape in the earth nor in the heaven, and you have no protector or helper besides Allah.

29:23 And those who disbelieve in the messages of Allah and the meeting with Him, they despair of My mercy, and for them is a painful chastisement.


29:24 So naught was the answer of his people except that they said: Slay him or burn him! But Allah delivered him from the fire. Surely therein are signs for a people who believe.

29:25 And he said: You have only taken idols besides Allah by way of friendship between you in this world’s life, then on the day of Resurrection some of you will deny others, and some of you will curse others; and your abode is the Fire, and you will have no helpers.

29:26 So Lot believed in him. And he said: I am fleeing to my Lord. Surely He is the Mighty, the Wise.

29:27 And We granted him Isaac and Jacob, and ordained prophethood and the Book among his seed. And We gave him his reward in this world, and in the Hereafter he will surely be among the righteous.

29:28 And (We sent) Lot, when he said to his people: Surely you are guilty of an abomination which none of the nations has done before you.

29:29 Do you come to males and commit robbery on the highway, and commit evil deeds in your assemblies? But the answer of his people was only that they said: Bring on us Allah’s chastisement, if thou art truthful.

29:30 He said: My Lord, help me against the mischievous people.


29:31 And when Our messengers came to Abraham with good news, they said: We are going to destroy the people of this town, for its people are iniquitous.

29:32 He said: Surely in it is Lot. They said: We know well who is in it; we shall certainly deliver him and his followers, except his wife; she is of those who remain behind.

29:33 And when Our messengers came to Lot, he was grieved on account of them, and he lacked strength to protect them. And they said: Fear not, nor grieve; surely we will deliver thee and thy followers, except thy wife — she is of those who remain behind.

29:34 Surely We are going to bring down upon the people of this town a punishment from heaven, because they transgressed.

29:35 And certainly We have left a clear sign of it for a people who understand.

29:36 And to Midian (We sent) their brother Shu‘aib, so he said: O my people, serve Allah and fear the Latter day, and act not corruptly, making mischief, in the land.

29:37 But they rejected him, so a severe earthquake overtook them and they lay prostrate in their abodes.

29:38 And ‘Ad and Thamud! And some of their dwellings are indeed apparent to you. And the devil made their deeds fairseeming to them, so he kept them back from the path, and they could see clearly.

29:39 And Korah and Pharaoh and Haman! And certainly Moses came to them with clear arguments, but they behaved haughtily in the land; and they could not outstrip (Us).

29:40 So each one We punished for his sin. Of them was he on whom We sent a violent storm, and of them was he whom the rumbling overtook, and of them was he whom We caused the earth to swallow, and of them was he whom We drowned. And it was not Allah, Who wronged them, but they wronged themselves.

29:41 The parable of those who take guardians besides Allah is as the parable of the spider that makes for itself a house; and surely the frailest of the houses is the spider’s house — if they but knew!

29:42 Surely Allah knows whatever they call upon besides Him. And He is the Mighty, the Wise.

29:43 And these parables, We set them forth for men, and none understand them but the learned.

29:44 Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth. Surely there is a sign in this for the believers.



29:45 Recite that which has been revealed to thee of the Book and keep up prayer. Surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil; and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest (force). And Allah knows what you do.

29:46 And argue not with the People of the Book except by what is best, save such of them as act unjustly. But say: We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you, and our God and your God is One, and to Him we submit.

29:47 And thus have We revealed the Book to thee. So those whom We have given the Book believe in it, and of these there are those who believe in it; and none deny Our messages except the disbelievers.

29:48 And thou didst not recite before it any book, nor didst thou transcribe one with thy right hand, for then could the liars have doubted.

29:49 Nay, it is clear messages in the hearts of those who are granted knowledge. And none deny Our messages except the iniquitous.

29:50 And they say: Why are not signs sent down upon him from his Lord? Say: Signs are with Allah only, and I am only a plain warner.

29:51 Is it not enough for them that We have revealed to thee the Book which is recited to them? Surely there is mercy in this and a reminder for a people who believe.


29:52 Say: Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you — He knows what is in the heavens and the earth. And those who believe in falsehood and disbelieve in Allah, these it is that are the losers.

29:53 And they ask thee to hasten on the chastisement. And had not a term been appointed, the chastisement would certainly have come to them. And certainly it will come to them all of a sudden, while they perceive not.

29:54 They ask thee to hasten on the chastisement, and surely hell encompasses the disbelievers—

29:55 The day when the chastisement will cover them from above them, and from beneath their feet! And He will say: Taste what you did.

29:56 O My servants who believe, surely My earth is vast, so serve Me only.

29:57 Every soul must taste of death; then to Us you will be returned.

29:58 And those who believe and do good, We shall certainly give them an abode in high places in the Garden wherein flow rivers, abiding therein. Excellent the reward of the workers,

29:59 Who are patient, and on their Lord they rely!

29:60 And how many a living creature carries not its sustenance! Allah sustains it and yourselves. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing.

29:61 And if thou ask them, Who created the heavens and the earth and made the sun and the moon subservient? they would say, Allah. Whence are they then turned away?

29:62 Allah makes abundant the means of subsistence for whom He pleases of His servants, or straitens (them) for him. Surely Allah is Knower of all things.

29:63 And if thou ask them, Who is it that sends down water from the clouds, then gives life to the earth with it after its death? they will say, Allah. Say: Praise be to Allah! Nay, most of them understand not.



29:64 And the life of this world is but a sport and a play. And the home of the Hereafter, that surely is the Life, did they but know!

29:65 So when they ride in the ships, they call upon Allah, being sincerely obedient to Him; but when He brings them safe to the land, lo! they associate others (with Him),

29:66 That they may be ungrateful for what We have

given them, and that they may enjoy. But they shall

soon know.

29:67 See they not that We have made a sacred territory secure, while men are carried off by force from around them? Will they still believe in the falsehood and disbelieve in the favour of Allah?

29:68 And who is more iniquitous than one who forges a lie against Allah, or gives the lie to the Truth, when it has come to him? Is there not an abode in hell for the disbelievers?

29:69 And those who strive hard for Us, We shall certainly guide them in Our ways. And Allah is surely with the doers of good.


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NFL  RB LeSean McCoy #25, Buffalo Bills Vs. SF  49ers

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Head Coach Rex Ryan,  Well, you’ve got to watch out for [Carlos] Hyde,” Ryan answered. “I mean, that kid is a heck of a back. It’s a good start by us playing good run defense and you have to be sound because they can run the zone read. They can do all that type of stuff and then we’ve got to go, obviously, a great job of keeping Kaepernick in the pocket.


McCoy to invite Police to Sunday”s game  Vs . SF 49ers

starting QB Colin Kaepernick and Head Coach

Chip Kelly

October 13, 2016 8:54 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills running back LeSean McCoy said he is inviting 15-20 Buffalo police officers to an upcoming game at a time when the 49ers visit Buffalo next and quarterback Colin Kaepernick is protesting police and the treatment of African-Americans and minorities.

McCoy said the gesture was not a direct response to Kaepernick’s kneeling protests during the national anthem, and that he has no problem with his protests. Kaepernick is set to start for the first time this year on Sunday against the Bills. McCoy said it has yet to be determined if the police officers will attend this weekend’s game or Buffalo’s following home game on Oct. 30 against New England.

Head Coach Chip Kelly
Head Coach Chip Kelly
“Just an appreciation type of thing,” McCoy said. “Cause they’re taking so much heat right now. There’s things that are happening that’s definitely wrong but I just feel like there’s bad people, there’s bad cops and there’s good cops.”

McCoy revealed the invitation when asked about the attention surrounding Kaepernick and his protests.

LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills RB #25
LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills RB #25

Nobody’s perfect and a lot of cops are getting a bad rap for something that bad cops are doing and they’re still good cops,” McCoy said.

McCoy’s gesture comes after he was involved in a fight with off-duty police officers at a Philadelphia nightclub in February. No charges were issued.

“You guys know about the cops, the situation I had,” McCoy said. “For me to say that, that’s genuine.”

The plans to invite the police officers to a Bills home game had been in the works through McCoy’s foundation.








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Hurricane  Mathew makes landfall at McClellanville,

SC. October 8, 2016

History: 1989 Hurricane Hugo

Consider that Hugo pushed a nearly 21-foot storm surge inland, hitting McClellanville near Bull’s Bay the hardest. Hundreds of people who had taken refuge inside a designated storm shelter, at Lincoln High School, nearly drowned when the building filled with water about 6 feet deep.

Of the 13 South Carolina residents who died as a direct result of Hurricane Hugo, two were people who drowned inside their homes.











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ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla.—A 58-year-old woman suffered cardiac arrest early Friday morning related to Hurricane Matthew, the St. Lucie Fire District told WPTV News.


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How to Help Prepare for a Hurricane

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Your level of preparation before a hurricane can determine how well you weather the storm and how quickly you recover from it. You should start preparing your home, inside and out, long before a storm is in the forecast. In the end, you can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your loved ones and your property from extreme weather events such as hurricanes.

Know the Forecast






You may hear the terms “hurricane watch” and “hurricane warning” in your local forecast. Understanding the difference between them is essential to helping you prepare for a hurricane. As soon as a hurricane watch or warning is forecast for your area, it is important, depending on the type of alert, to immediately begin or complete your preparations.

A watch means hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. You should begin to stock up on emergency supplies in the event a warning is issued. If you live in a coastal area, you also should be prepared to evacuate.

A warning is more serious. Hurricane-force winds (74 mph or higher) are expected to hit your area within 36 hours. You should seek shelter or evacuate, if notified to do so.

General Hurricane Preparation Tips

Prepare a survival kit that includes items such as water and non-perishable food for everyone, including your pets; medications; a portable radio; flashlights; batteries; and battery chargers for your cell phones and other portable electronic devices, which can be powered by your car.
Plan your evacuation route and leave as soon as an evacuation order is issued. Also, fuel up your car before you leave.
Build a content inventory of the items in your home or at your business.
Secure all outdoor objects or move them inside. Close your home’s storm shutters and board up windows and glass doors as appropriate.
If possible, bring in gas or charcoal grills, but do not use them indoors. Also, do not store propane tanks inside the house or garage. Chain propane tanks in an upright position to a secure object away from your home.
Secure your boat or move it to a safer place.
Fill your emergency generator fuel tank, if you have one, and have spare fuel on hand. Store generator fuel in an approved container in a garage or shed, away from open flames, heat sources and appliances such as natural gas appliances.

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Five Tips to Help Prepare Your Home for a Hurricane

1. Help Avoid Water Damage

Heavy rains have the potential to cause significant water damage. These tips can help you prepare your home.

Closing and locking all windows and doors and removing any window air conditioners.
Removing valuable items from your basement or elevating them off of the floor.
Clearing debris from exterior drains and gutters.
Repairing damaged gutters and downspouts to make sure water can drain away from your foundation.
Checking your sump pump and the battery backup to confirm they are working properly.
2. Monitor Your Trees

In a powerful windstorm, trees can be a hazard. Broken limbs or fallen trees — even uprooted shrubbery — could damage your home and fences, or your neighbor’s property.

Routinely maintain the trees around your home:

Prune tree limbs within 10 feet of your home.
Check for cracking or splitting in trees.
Remove dead limbs and weakened trees.
3. Roofs, Doors, Windows and Skylights

It is important to keep wall openings, such as doors, windows and skylights protected. The roof, doors and windows of your house are especially vulnerable to wind damage. When houses are exposed to hurricane force winds, roofs are most susceptible to damage, followed by walls and openings such as skylights.

Strengthen doors and windows by:

Installing reinforcing bolt kits at the top and bottom of doors.
Reinforcing garage doors.
Installing storm shutters over windows.
4. Secure Outdoor Items

If you live in an area that experiences high winds, outdoor items around your property that are not properly anchored can become airborne and cause damage.

If high winds are expected in your area, move as many outdoor items indoors well before the high winds arrive. As mentioned earlier, do not store propane tanks in your home or garage.
Adequately secure any remaining outdoor items that cannot be safely moved to protected areas.
5. Strengthen Your Exterior Structure

During a windstorm, wind forces are carried from the roof down to the exterior walls and then to the foundation. Homes can be damaged when wind and wind-driven water gets under the building’s exterior walls if proper controls are not in place.

Strengthen exteriors by employing a contractor to:

Install hurricane straps to reinforce roof-to-wall and wall-to-foundation connections.
Retrofit soffits to help ensure they remain in place in high winds.
Properly brace roof trusses.




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Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) or electromyostimulation, is the elicitation of muscle contraction using electric impulses. EMS has




received increasing attention in the last few years because of its potential to serve as a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes, a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients, a testing tool for evaluating the neural and/or muscular function in vivo, and a post-exercise recovery tool for athletes.[1] The impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated. The impulses mimic the action potential coming from the central nervous system, causing the muscles to contract. The electrodes are generally pads that adhere to the skin. The use of EMS has been cited by sports scientists[2] as a complementary technique for sports training and published research is available on the results obtained.[3] In the United States, EMS devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).[4]






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Minority Enterprise Development Week  Greenville, NC.

Minority businesses important for growth,

economist says.

Julianne Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College, was the keynote speaker during the MED Week Conference luncheon at the Convention Center on Tuesday.

Julianne Malveaux
Julianne Malveaux

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
An economist and businesswoman who spoke in Greenville on Tuesday said progress has been made in business when it comes to hiring or awarding contracts to minorities, but it’s important to remember the past while looking ahead.
Julianne Malveaux spoke to a crowd of local minority and women business owners, city officials and community members who gathered at the Greenville Convention Center on Tuesday for a conference, one of several Minority Enterprise Development Week events. The week also will include a Thursday evening event for the MWBE Newcomer’s Club and a Friday night City Crawl-Restaurant Edition.
Malveaux, president emerita of Bennett College in Greensboro and an author and political commentator, delivered the keynote address, titled “The Value Proposition,” and discussed the economy, race relations and the importance of minority business.
Issues like racism and hiring bias come into play in the workplace, Malveaux said, and it’s important to remember our past while building our future.
“The challenge that we have is we don’t know our history,” she said. “And if we know our history, we will get why we still have historically black colleges and universities and still need them… will get why we have to celebrate this week.”
Malveaux said minorities saw a breakthrough when Richard Nixon during his presidency signed two orders that created the Minority Business and Development Agency. Malveaux said one of the executive orders expanded the reach of the agency and allowed the possibility of awarding grants to cities and states to augment their minority business efforts.
“Nixon had his challenges, but in terms of economic participation, he got it: that you cannot have a thriving economy unless you make room for everybody,” she said. “Once upon a time we would talk about engaging minority businesses as a moral imperative, but at this moment in time it’s an economic necessity.”
Malveaux said economic growth will stem from small and medium-sized businesses, international engagement and the growing sectors of the population, which she referred to as the “blacks and browns.”
“We can’t afford to sideline anybody when we start talking about growth and development,” Malveaux said. “We want everybody sitting at the table, we want everybody to have an opportunity to play. Unfortunately, all too often what we end up with is what I call the narrow white occasion, and we just do it this way because we’ve been doing it.”
Contracts for businesses should represent the population, Malveaux said. She suggested that if the city is half black, contracts for businesses should be, too.
“The whole notion of racism is not southern; it’s endemic,” she said. “Exclusion is not southern; it’s endemic.”
Malveaux said scalability has to be discussed if the goal is to develop intergenerational wealth and create jobs.
“The question you have to ask bankers is who am I giving loans to and how?” she said. “We don’t have enough minority businesses and so we really have to grow more.”
Looking ahead to the future and how to improve the economy, Malveaux discussed inclusion for race, gender, and language, which she said are becoming increasingly important with globalization. When it comes to young people, Malveaux stressed the importance of education and understanding how businesses work.
Malveaux encouraged people in attendance to be excited about progress but to focus on what else needs to be done to ensure that minority businesses increase and that their role is recognized.





Business is not the only place minorities experience bias and racism, Malveaux said, mentioning Charlotte, where protests continue after a police officer fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man.

“Your know that Charlotte is not going to get better until white folks get as loud as black folks do about this stuff, until white folks are as outraged as black folks about this stuff,” Malveaux said.

“You must know 160-plus black folks being killed by police officers is wrong,” she said. “You must know we have to talk about race and racism in our society. You must know that we must deal with unconscious bias. Some people are experiencing it on the street, but guess what? Some people are experiencing that bias every day as they attempt to do business, so dot the I’s and cross the T’s of our economic groups to ensure that prosperity continues.”


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Rice University  Marching Owl Bandforms into


a reference to Title IX rules  governing sexual

discrimination at colleges, while performing a

halftime show mocking Baylor University for its recent

sexual assault scandal during a football game on

Sept. 16, 2016

” Mocks “

Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal

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Rice University’ Marching Owl Band forms into “IX,”

a reference to Title IX rules governing sexual

discrimination at colleges, while performing

a halftime show mocking  Baylor University for its

recent sexual assault scandal during a football game

on Sept. 16, 2016.

Rice University’ Marching Owl Band forms into “IX,”

a reference to Title IX rules governing sexual

discrimination at colleges, while performing a

halftime show mocking  Baylor University for its

recent sexual assault scandal

during a football game on Sept. 16, 2016.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with a

statement from Rice University regarding the halftime


Rice University’s marching band used its halftime

performance in a Friday night football game against

Baylor University to mock Baylor’s recent sexual assault scandal.

Video uploaded to social media after the event shows

Rice’s Marching Owl Band forming the Roman

numeral IX, a reference to the Title IX ban on sexual

discrimination, followed by a star and a rendition of the

song “Hit the Road Jack,” in reference to the departure

of university president and chancellor ” Ken Starr ” in

the wake of the scandal.

A representative from Baylor was not immediately

available on Saturday morning for comment on the

halftime performance.

Rice University’s Office of Public Affairs released

a statement on Saturday saying the

” Marching Owl Band “

has a tradition of satirizing Rice’s football opponents

with performances that are not subject to prior review

by the university administration. But the statement

said Rice regretted any offense to the Baylor fans at

the stadium in Houston and that the band did not mean

to make light of the serious ongoing issues of sexual


“Sexual assault is a matter of serious concern on

campuses across the nation, and all of us have an

obligation to address the matter with all the tools at

our disposal,” the statement said. “The MOB sought

to highlight the events at Baylor by satirizing

the actions or inactions of the Baylor administration,

but it is apparent from the comments of many

spectators andBaylor fans that the MOB’s effort

may have went too far.”

The scandal, involving multiple reports of football

players being accused of rape with little or no action

by the university, has rocked Baylor over the past

several months.


A report commissioned by the university found that

Baylor lacked proper procedures to address sexual

assault complaints, arguing that university officials

had “failed to consistently support complainants

through the provision of interim measures, and that

in some cases, the University failed to take action to

identify and eliminate a potential hostile environment,

prevent its recurrence, or address its effects for

individual complainants or the broader campus


Pepper Hamilton, the law firm that conducted the

investigation, also reported there were concerns

among Baylor’s football program as it failed to identify

a sexual violence pattern within football players.

The report also suggests the program’s tone and

culture should be accountable for athlete misconduct.

Starr was first reassigned from school president to law

professor and chancellor in May amid the sexual

assault scandals and the report filed by the

Pepper Hamilton law firm.

In June, he stepped down from the chancellor role,

and in August he announced he was leaving the

faculty,  officially ending his tenure at Baylor.


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