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Fall 06 - Cultured Naturals
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The Cultured Team
Publishers
Cultured Group, Inc.
Editor and Chief
Brenda Zigler Riley
Staff Writers
Joan Calloway
Mikki
Marketing
Malaki Yisrael
Creative & Design Director
UBU Graphics/Yehoshua Yisrael
Senior Staff Photographer
Malik Riley
Contributing Photographers
Donn Thompson
Hassan Kinley
David Stuart
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Advanced Locs
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Creating More Energy for Your Life
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Preach
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Purchasing Organic Foods
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Naturally So
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UBU Graphics
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Design on a Mission
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ADVANCED LOCS -T
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I am not like those quiet humble women
Who dress in unassuming blue or black,
Hair pressed and pulled severely back.
My clothing is not quiet in public places,
My locks bring startled looks to many faces.
My friends think I protest too much
When folks seen out of touch
With my peaceful version of reality.
They say I shouldn’t care bout those
Who brashly stare instead of smiling back at me.
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Sometimes I want to scream
That I am growing a whole new world
On my head and in my heart.
Sometimes the hole
Is too big to bare
Behind the opening
Is a dam filled to overflowing
With the flavor
Of my own sweet blood.
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I image
Sweetness clotting
Stopping silent leaking,
No more misconceptions.
Then
I imagine church ladies,
Women of the night and
Dred sisters coming together
To pray and sing The Magazine for the Natural Expression of Health, Beauty, and Art
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CREATING
moreENERGYin Your LIFE
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hen we are young we have too
much of it, when we are older
we can’t get enough of it. What
really is “energy” and how can
we create energy in our own
lives? You don’t have to wait for energy-filled
days; you can become proactive in creating
more energy.
One common mistake people make is thinking
that the only way to get more energy is to create healthy lifestyle changes that revolve around
food and fitness. While that is one way, it is far
from the only way to create energy. There are
different types of energy and different sources
of energy. While physical energy is influenced
by our daily lifestyle habits, there are others.
Emotional Energy is one of them.
You’ve probably experienced emotional energy
and didn’t realize what it was. Have you ever
been really tired and then received a burst of
energy which propels you to have a “second
wind?” Somewhere inside that period, the tiredness disappears and is replaced by energy that
you are producing. It isn’t something you have
to wait for; you can produce that energy at any
time once you understand the steps required to
create it in the first place.
or listening to negative news. All stimulus influences our energy one way or the other. Watch
for stimulus that influences your energy levels
negatively. For example: watching a round of
Headline News will catch you up on the day’s
Headlines. But watching additional programming can help or hinder. What about reading?
Are your choices uplifting and inspiring more
energy or are they energy sappers?
To optimize your emotional energy in your
everyday life, you need to discover what
produces this energy for you personally.
Try listing your energy-producers. You’ll
be surprised to find what they are. Some
examples are:
1. Read positive feedback or notes I have received from readers.
2. Have coffee, dinner or lunch with someone
who I find inspiring.
3. Read an inspiring or motivational--something
that really “speaks” to you.
4. Start your day off with positive emotional energy with a “Good Morning” routine.
5. Ask yourself each morning, “Who do I want to
be today?” and then remain personally accountable for being the best “you” possible.
Stay tuned for more energy boosters in upcoming issues.
Emotional energy is derived from something that
sparks our emotions or our passions. We receive
new information, or hear old information in a
new way. Or perhaps we are around someone
who emulates energy, and their passion excites
the energy within us.
Beware, however, that energy fluctuates, so as
easily as you can build it - you can also destroy
it. A quick way to expend energy and become
tired is to spend time around negative people
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William “Preach” Woodson
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omposer, arranger, producer, and bass
virtuoso William “Preach” Woodson was
born to funk. This show stopping thumb
and front man for the well-oiled jazz-funk machine Buckwheat Jones is armed with a passion
to throw down over funky grooves, along with
an infectious, charismatic personality. Preach
has been known to entertain audiences with
his melodic, aggressive bass playing style.
His stage persona has been known to make
an audience groove. With a percussive style
of approaching the bass guitar, along with an
energetic performance, Peach’s style has been
compared to that of bass greats such as Larry
Graham, Louis Johnson Bernard Edwards and
Marcus Miller.
A native Washingtonian, Preach grew up in
a circle of musical friends, as well as a family heavily oriented in the music scene. Being introduced to bass at a young age, Preach
was encouraged by the older musicians in the
neighborhood to listen up and down the radio
to everything from funk, jazz, gospel, R&B,
country, Latin, classical to rock. His technique
to bass was influenced by the styles of the
bassist from the early seventies and the late
eighties. Working as an assistant technician
for various independent production companies
in the nineties, Preach developed an ear for
arranging, then producing which landed him
some critical recording sessions with up and
coming vocalist and local bands.
As a result of being a sought after producer,
Preach started his production company, Studio
51, a small, but very powerful, well-equipped
digital project studio. With the right tools to
get the job done for just about any type of
musical situation, the studio is in the works
of creating some exciting projects this year.
Taking time to cater to each artist’s needs,
the studios’ goal is to bring out the best in
each performance. Studio 51 has quickly
become one of the best-kept secrets on the
Washington music scene.
A true artist at heart, Preach was awarded a
full scholarship to the Maryland Institute of
Art and Design in Silver Spring, Md. where he
studied communication arts and received Associates in Arts degree. He then was awarded
a scholarship from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,
N.Y. where he graduated with honors with a
BFA in graphic design. While living in New York,
he frequented all the music spots in the lower
east side of Manhattan where he jammed with
all types of musicians playing any style of music that came his way.
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PURCHASING
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urchasing organic food is a
personal choice, and more
consumers realize that organic food is really better for
them. Organic food is growing in popularity, and the
global sales reflect this having increased
over 10 percent to reach $23 billion in
2002. The U.S. market is also expanding as consumers increase their demand
for healthy and natural products. U.S. organic food sales have increased from $3.5
billion in 1996 to more than $9 billion in
2001
90 percent of fungicides and 30 percent of
insecticides to be carcinogenic.
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What you may ask does organic mean?
In order to be labeled organic, the USDA
has established organic standards that
govern what [organic] producers can and
cannot use. It took the USDA 12 years to
develop the standards and they were revised in 2002. In general they are foods
that are grown without pesticides and artificial fertilizers. Organic farming differs
from conventional farming in the methods used to grow crops. Where traditional
farmers apply chemical fertilizers to the
soil to grow their crops, organic farmers
feed and build soil with natural fertilizer.
Traditional farmers use insecticides to
get rid of insects and disease, while organic farmers use natural methods such
as insect predators and barriers for this
purpose. Traditional farmers control weed
growth by applying synthetic herbicides,
but organic farmers use crop rotation,
tillage, hand weeding, cover crops and
mulches to control weeds.
There are rules about how animals
must be kept and what they can be
fed. There is an enormous list of substances that can and cannot be used.
The result is that conventionally grown
food is often tainted with chemical residues, which can be harmful to humans.
There is debate over whether dietary exposure to pesticides at levels typically
found on food is dangerous, but experts
say that consumers should use caution.
The Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) considers 60 percent of herbicides,
Pesticides can have many negative influences on health, including disruption of
the endocrine system, carcinogenicity and
immune system suppression. Pesticide
exposure may also affect male reproductive function and has been linked to miscarriages in women.
Aside from pesticide contamination, conventional produce tends to have fewer nutrients than organic produce. On average,
conventional produce has only 83 percent
of the nutrients of organic produce. Studies have found significantly higher levels
of nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and significantly
less nitrates (a toxin) in organic crops.
There is little question that organic
foods are superior to non-organic
ones. Please understand that it is better
to eat non-organic vegetables
than no vegetables at all. In the
same vein, it is
also important to
realize that fresh
non-organic vegetables will be better than
wilted and rotten organic vegetables that
are occasionally the only ones available
in smaller organic produce stands. There
are many highly perishable nutrients that
degrade with time and exposure to air
and ultraviolet radiation. If the organic
vegetables are seriously damaged then it
would be far wiser to eat fresh, undamaged non-organic vegetables.
Eating organic can cost more that
conventionally foods. Hopefully, as the
demand for organic increases the prices
will drop, and the supply will increase
making it far easier to obtain relatively
inexpensive high-quality organic produce. However, many people buy organic
because it is better for the planet and
there’s no question that organic foods use
less pesticides and that people who eat
organic have lower levels of pesticides in
their bodies.
If you must buy conventional produce,
there are ways to reduce your pesticide exposure. Thoroughly washing all fruits and
vegetables will help, although all pesticide
residues cannot be removed by washing.
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You can also remove the outer
layer of leaves or peel vegetables
if possible. Another alternative is
to growmyour own vegetables, although this takes space, time and
climate considerations. When you
can’t buy organic foods, try to buy
fruits and vegetables which are
consistent.
Analysis of the latest government
test results shows that the following fruits and vegetables have
the least pesticide contamination among conventionally-grown
foods. Fruits: Pineapples, Plantains, Mangoes, Bananas, Watermelon, Plums, Kiwi Fruit Blueberries, Papaya, and Grapefruit.
Vegetables: Avocado, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus,
Radishes, Broccoli, Onions, Okra,
Cabbage, and Eggplant.
People eat organic food for three
main reasons:
1. Tastes better
2. Better for your body and
family, less pesticids, chemi
cals hormones antibiotics,
health hazards, more vitimans and
minerals and health benefits
3. Promotes farming practices that
encourage ecological harmony and
environmental responsibility
Getting started on the road to
eating organic is easy. You don’t
need to switch to a totally organic
diet to begin enjoying its fruits.
Whether you start with an organic loaf from the supermarket
or a bunch of freshly harvested
organic carrots from a farmer’s
market, the same positive action
will generate the same positive
feelings. Many people comment
on the flavor of organic food and,
once you begin eating it on a regular basis, you will want to adapt
your diet, shopping habits and
budget to enable you to choose as
much as possible.
1. BUY at least one organic item
every time you shop.
2. START with everyday staples
like bread, milk, potatoes and
pasta.
3. TRY something new every
week.
4. SNAP UP promotional and seasonal offers.
5. GO LOCAL for best value by
joining a box scheme or visiting a
farmer’s market
Naturally Beautiful
at
Yaffa Studio
Natural Hair Salon
454 Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-230-9111
www.yaffastudio.com
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he natural hair phenomenon is more than just a
style trend. It is a declaration of people embracing,
loving and caring for their
God given beauty. Now
more than ever, we are more
conscious of how to care for
our hair, as well as, the best
products to use on our hair.
We require products that are natural and provide
the proper nutrients for our hair.
Most natural hair has a tendency to be dry. This
dryness occurs when not enough sedum is being
produced by the sebaceous glands to provide the
hair with a protective lubricant. Ultimately, the hair
becomes damaged with split and broken ends.
This condition is aggravated by continued use of
chemicals and incorrect products.
wood and liberal amounts of Lavender, Rosemary,
Sage and Nettle, which stimulate the scalp and
promote healthy hair. It is also fragranced with a
citrus blend of Pettigrain and Grapefruit. Naturals
leave no heavy residue, while it leaves the hair
soft, manageable and healthy. It revitalizes dry
and dull hair, and is excellent for daily hair care.
The perfect compliment to Naturals Shea Hair Butter is Naturals Hair Oil, a formulation of jojoba oil,
extra virgin olive oil, suffused with essential oils of
pettigrain, lavender, mandarin orange, grapefruit,
which leaves a refreshing clean citrus fragrance
that last all day.
Both, Naturals Shea Hair Butter and Hair Oil are
excellent for daily use on natural hair, braids and
locks. (Photo by Malik)
Many of today’s products for the care of natural
hair are created from plant-based products made
of natural and raw materials. Many oils and butters traditionally used for edible purposes are
now being used extensively in the formulation of
cosmetics and hair care products. These materials are extracted from fruit and vegetable seeds,
leaves and stems. The ingredients are light and of
low viscosity, and they possess desirable physical
prosperities for the use in topical products.
Shea butter is the perfect ingredient to add moisture to natural hair. Shea butter is made from the
nuts from the Shea Tree or Karite Tree, which is
found mostly in East and West African countries.
Shea butter, when formulated with other natural
ingredients provides an excellent daily hair product.
Cultured Naturals Shea Hair Butter is the perfect
solution to your hair care needs. A light butter blended with Olive oil, lemon, Mandarin orange, Cedar
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e all realize and appreciate the importance of projecting a positive first impression, whether personally, professionally, or in a business or product.
Most people think that they can do it themselves,
but alas most people do not possess the skills
and capability required to do a good job at it.
It takes special skills and dedication to produce
exemplary work. UBU Graphics founded by UBU
Graphics founded in Baltimore, MD in 1994 by
Yehoshua Yisrael, (born Stephen Williams),does
just that.
UBU is a company with purpose and drive to assess client’s needs and then creating 2-dimensional presentations of words and pictures to communicate visual messages. UBU, a multi-media
marketing corporation is
not an acronym, but rather
is a statement within itself
that implies uniqueness.
We offer our clients turnkey solutions that are custom tailored to their specific
marketing objectives. Our
creative advertising strategies and innovative solutions
help to provide a competitive advantage. From brand
strategy, printed collateral
and corporate identity, to
web site development and
promotional advertising, we
offer a combination of marketing and design that can
help both small and large
organizations meet today’s
demands. We work with
our clients to determine the
most effective marketing
strategy.
Already gifted in art and
extremely creative but not
experienced in computer
graphics,
Yehoshua
designed creative book covers,
magazine ads, promotional
material, brochures, bill boards, tape covers and
logos for churches and in the Baltimore area. His
graphic work flourished as his skill level grew affording him opportunities to provide graphic design services to churches across the country, as
well as, many start up companies. Yehoshua later
enrolled in the American Intercontinental University, majoring in Visual Communications. He
graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Because Yehousha is a teacher and spiritual leader, he possesses a natural awareness and understanding of the importance of knowing who you are
in order to become what you want to be. Building
a company, starting a business, creating an image or branding, starts with you. Your person will
become your business. Upon asking clients, what
they wanted their logo to look and the message
they wished to convey, clients would in turn say to
him that they want their work to look a whole lot
like an existing company. His answer would be “Be
yourself! Dare to be different. Be unique. You be
you!” That is how the name came about.
UBU Graphics vision is to provide exemplary service to create unique imprints for its clients businesses. To strengthen his vision, Yehousha partnered with Malaki Yisrael, CEO of Cultured Group,
a marketing company. Together they form a truly
unique combination that is established to meet
market needs. Their motto is out of the box thinking. UBU Graphics and Cultured Group services
include; corporate branding, logo designs, web
development, collateral marketing materials, brochures, posters, magazine designs, book and tape
cover designs, and promotional ads. If you have
the mindset that will allow you to step outside of
conventional thinking when it comes to your company’s brand, then UBU Graphics is the company
for you. UBU Graphics’ website is www.ubugraphics.com. Check out the portfolio to get a feel of
what UBU can do for you!
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