The Kings of the four seasons by Marcella Muhammad
Redwood trees are the tallest living things on earth, but there's a limit to their height that probably cannot be overcome no matter how ideal the growing conditions, a study suggests. The tallest a redwood might ever grow is about 420 feet - a height reached in the past but not in evidence today after decades of mans’ hunger for its wood.
Resistance to natural enemies such as insects and fire are built-in features of a coast redwood, this makes them invincible. That is why they are considered immortal. Diseases are virtually unknown and insect damage insignificant thanks to the high tannin content of the wood. Thick bark and foliage that rests high above the ground provides protection from all but the hottest fires. They can burn but have the ability to resist the fire enough not to be harmed.
There's no stronger symbol of the clash between advancement and Nature than the Drive-Thru Tree. Early Redwood advertisers were one step ahead of the conservationists, as they tunneled through the base of selected giants, charging tourists for making the twenty foot journey from one side of a tree to the other without having to go around it. Modern environmentalists have made sure that there will be no new drive-thru trees, so the remaining few are tenaciously preserved for exploitation.
The redwood tree: the tallest tree in the world, an immortal tree as it repels fire and withstands lighten strikes. It reaches heights that exceed the confines of all others. Up to 29 feet in diameter and up to 327 feet tall, living to over 3500 years or more, the only thing that can kill this great life is man.
The immensity of the redwood tree and the heights it reaches is not attained by discarding any of its roots. Just as the redwood we can’t discard any of our roots for us to reach our great heights.
Purpose of Foundation
The roots for our tree, the people of African decent, reaches across the entire world from Oceania and our people in Papua New Guinea, to Melanesia, which literally means "islands of the black-skinned people" or the Solomon Islands, to the Caribbean and the countries of Jamaica, Hattie, Cuba and Puerto Rico, our roots spread across the Americas and Europe, and of course there is the land of origin, the land where all of mankind comes from, Africa.
The purpose of the Redwood Foundation it to feed, supply, nurture the vast and diverse roots of the Black Community at large.
Our Roots are Important
Our people are poor and starving, illness and disease are rampant. The average income is
$300.00 per year throughout West Africa.
Go to any
war, AIDS, famine have brought to
Haitians are no strangers to hunger.
But even the resilience of the hemisphere's poorest citizens can be pushed too
far, and with world food prices spiking this year due to shrinking harvests,
burgeoning demand and skyrocketing fuel prices, it should be little surprise
Death Chases African American Children
As I researched this analogy, I found
striking similarities between what is happening in black communities across the
At about 24 deaths a year,
36.2 million Americans - including 12.4 million children - don’t have access to enough healthy food to thrive. They are food insecure and at risk of hunger.
According to some recent AP news reports Africans in Russian cities are often afraid to go out in public for fear of being attacked or killed.
The situation in
Such attacks are increasingly common
The tendency to downplay racism against blacks in society is belied by the way officialdom reacts when immigrant minorities are caught on the wrong side of the law.
Take the case of Hirsi Ali, the
prominent Somali-born former Dutch lawmaker who was stripped of her citizenship
for admittedly lying in her immigration application. Her conviction and loss of
citizenship led to a copycat case in
Africans and other dark-skinned