Wake Up Wednesday ~ No Apologies For Saving Black Babies… We Are Saving Humanity

NEW SLAVES WITH OLD SLAVE MENTALITY

This day in time is full of information and propaganda. Right here and now it is so much critical information to move beyond, just living day to day. According to #KanyeWest we are NEW SLAVES — slaves to the poverty mindset is surly the blood on the leaves. After reading for the 4th time this week about another young Black male child dead before 25, I am heavy. We use to have milestones in the life-cycle of our youth… Now we just have news reporters and statistics. As the proud wife of a remarkable Black man, with whom I parent three Black male children, together we feel that we HAVE TO BE STRATEGIC, in teaching our children the way of the current world. When my oldest son who was five at the time of the Travon Martin case — now he is seven and watching the Mike Brown case he asked, “Why do they always kill Black people? He went on the ask, was it safe to be a Black person… and profess his fear of being a Black male. So I have been very careful in order to write this bog post, with love and gratitude for self and kind first. This post could not only be about a distressed childbirth community of a problematic population of Black people. This is about a problematic society of ancestral backlash and we have all been tragically affected by the forceful root of slavery and the birth of the Negro American in the new world.

So we thank you for staying committed to our posts as we sort through the divinity of our hearts, and the best way to approach the stories we have been reading in the latest articles around the Black population regarding women, their children, and the power of the urban community through the “wonder years”. I really want to be transparent here and touch on some issues regarding the BLACK community, maternal health, and infant death from a deeper prospective, without being offensive. This seriously has to go above and beyond providing a population of people with “proper” education about how to have babies, what to eat, what to wear, and what is appropriate maternal behavior. This is bigger than telling a mom what activities not to engage in that can obviously be harmful to herself or the unborn baby. What this is about is a shift in cultural competencies, and the lack of urgency, to give Love and respect for self and kind. This is about the importance of the Black mother and her contribution to population to the human civilization as a whole. Lastly what this is about is… a long legacy of poor, undermined, strategic approaches to the falter of Black community, and the Black mother has ALWAYS been the main target.

BREAKING THE MENTAL CHAINS AGAIN AND AGAIN

We as healthy childbirth advocates, human rights activists, artist, philanthropists, and educators come in all sorts of colors. Our goals to make the world a better place to live for everyone is our commonality in humanity. The sad thing is that (Black people) have to take such a strategic approach, when attempting to execute any negativity or problematic issues, within our dying community. So why is it when minority people take the empowerment approach it is identified as being racist and/or rebellious. But what makes it rebellious? Why it such and issue when people of color want better for their population? It is past time for taking responsibility to rebuild a positive infrastructure that establishes a collective neutrality between various communities, groups, and organizations. It is hard to do this without being met with opposition because, society thrives off of social classifications and the intellectually elite.

This is why the Black population has only 9 people in the whole USA that represents the Billionaires Club. The problem with this is that, with such a small number of world changers, we are still stretched out, bitter, and frustrated by those who don’t see the need to change the situation within the minority population. The underserved are critically judged, with large specks of dirt in the eyes of the majority. Many label them unjustly, while we continue holding on to signs that read, “No Justice, It’s JUST US.” But “just” means what?  Does it mean, if we begin to conduct our own resource network of services through financial institutions, healthcare, education, and politics? Does that mean we would see more reproductive, maternal, and  infant disparity gaps closed? Would we see more families living in harmony? Would we see more liberation within the guise of freedom? Just what if we stopped looking to government organizations and services to support the sustainability of our families? We have to be honest that if we did have a different economic profile, would we be willing to invest in our own sovereignty? Would we be in the same position because of the fearful and lacking mentality? But just what if something was actually created to spark the needed change of liberation and independence that broke the chains once and for all?

Human Welfare vs. Maternal Warfare

The uniqueness of the Black population and it’s influence on society is our own. The new-found culture, and how it’s leading many in various directions has it’s good points and not so good points. Those who assume the position as (oppressive theorists) has everyone all twisted up in one big noose. So we have to learn how to reconnect to our innate nature and remove ourselves from this NEW way of thinking about the OLD world. Simplicity rules the game… but these simplistic concepts are NOT being implemented within SOCIAL SOCIETY of community… Because we are being taught by people who do not have the proper cultural concepts around economics, civilization, childbearing, and family. Here lays the problem. There is an assumption that because Blacks are having such economic, social, maternal, and infant hardships, we are not intellectually savvy enough to change these dynamics. This is my take… Instead of attempting to correct cultural behavioral attitudes… Share the balance of understanding. Acknowledge that the theories used to assist in finding these statistics are the culprit. Think of the statistics that tell us that more Black men are gay or in prison than their White counterparts. Majority of these men that are incarcerated are there on faulty charges. Or that men of color – particularly Black men are poor fathers. What about the fact that more women of color have poor birth outcomes than any other population. Then we have the HIV/Aids statics. This is not coincidental. This is maternal warfare. Studies show that most new HIV infections among African American women (87%; 5,300) are attributed to heterosexual contact.

We would not have to dig too deep to see the social and economic profile that is being put on display for people of color. When the Black population begins to realize that our origin and new-found residence determines the whole existence of our current conditions… maybe then many will wake up. Black women are having trouble in childbirth because, epigenetically we are suffering from post-traumatic cultural stress. Our new culture is sensationalized by the economics of reality television, sexual mis-education in music, and poor financial investment choices. More stress comes from the woman’s inability to transcend with these times. This accounts for majority of her emotional trauma because, she does not know where she fits in with herself, her man, or her community, so she struggles with her place in manifesting life from within. This is also warfare.

When our original cultural practices were removed in the new land, our natural, socially intuitive concepts died, with our spiritual through religious indoctrination. It is past time to resurrect the culture of a strong economic movement to save Black women and children, through our own social concepts because, this is so not just about mortality rates… This is about reconnecting to the right mental profile and environment surrounding the “image” of the Black Family as a whole.

 

Sankofa Led Progression

There is a multitude of minority organizations making phenomenal strides, by educating and producing strong community connections in the population of color. The ICTC and The Birthing Project are just a couple. There are many others serving the population in “community development.” But every time I read a new article about the need of more Black people in the maternal health care rescue, I cringe. I cringe because, there are people doing the work, whether they are being publicly recognized for it or not. The idea of adding more Blacks to the profession of healthcare will ultimately shape the profile of the community of color. So it makes me ask, “How long are we going to have to keep rescuing Black people?” I cringe again because, there is a genocidal presence hovering over our community that highlights everything that we do in error and shortcomings, and not our triumphs. But the funny thing is that what is done in error, is learned behavior. We were taught to hate ourselves, to deny our own instincts, and to denounce native cultural practices. Yet when I see other proud organizations, led by the majority population, teaching their white counterparts, and a fraction of women of color, how to reconnect to the original spiritual concepts of childbirth, with their own organic ideologies, I can’t help but question, the purpose of the mission.

Next these organizations  go out and serve the “underserved” populations, with no authentic connection and this makes me feel displaced, because many minority owned grassroots organizations have small budgets to implement their services. Although sincere in their desires, it keeps the majority populations at the forefront of maternal education and the minority population somewhat invisible.

They are not as successful in our communities because, of rich cultural barriers. It is said, that we live in a diverse society, and maybe this is the problem. We are only diversified by race, ethnicity, and culture. Not to mention by what is in our bank accounts. When in essence of it all we are not oppressed by the color of or skin, but the interpretations of the mind and how we identify with one another based on the color of our skin. When Black people have to fight to prove their competence, their loyalty, their intellect, and their communal validity… this is a problem. When ALL people stop competing in this invisible race war, then we will fare over much better because, LOVE is the greatest historical principle that any population of people can research, and seek to find. With this we can find the same universal outcome. For love is where we will find Sankofa. This is the beginning of what we are ALL searching for. It is not hidden in a textbook, seminar, or lecture. It is deep within the principles of humanity and purpose as a whole. Life is full of abundance and there is no thing or person without access to this universal gift. We just have to remember that we have access to it and that access is through our children.

Make love and not war… The future of humanity depends on it…



“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”

Wayne Dyer


The InTune Mother Is About Childbirth Empowerment

Here at The InTune Mother, we take on a holistic, spiritual, NON-MEDICAL approach to childbirth that empowers the mother and partner of the unborn baby from a communal stand point.

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Our Community Initiatives

The InTune Mother Project Presents…

PROJECT SHE @ South Hampton Estates

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The following as an initial effort as community benefit agenda of, The InTune Mother Project (TIM) and South Hampton Estates. As residents of this budding community, my husband Melvin (The Community Painter/Advocate) and I (Community Coordinator) are grateful to the owner and management team for the opportunity to present a much needed program for our growing community. By offering your general support, this ensures the commitment of our services to the community and surrounding areas that we seek to serve. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our vision and plans for expanding the philanthropic scope of our services, here in the community in which we live. We value the opportunity you have given us in support of this effort to present our programs to those whose willingness to partner with our community education and outreach services can thrive. It is our goal to expand our network of partners within the maternal health, women’s wellness, and family planning communities as advocates, consultants, and educators. We are also happy to become a part of a community collective as a young family and grassroots organization, who is currently making good social ground. It is our ultimate goal to join the B-Corp industry along with 1000 other companies and organizations focused on not only economics, but also environmental and social change. It is our objective to be more than a standard business model, but also adding a social solution the community which is right here in our own backyard. So we ask for your support in this effort by offering the community more that a front door and patio. We have young mothers, grand mothers, fathers, children and other familial structures in this community. This is the base for a successful thriving community.

 

The bond of the family unit is the soul connection of TIM and the birth of the MELs (Men of Extraordinary Leadership) for social empowerment among the father frequency.

 

WHO ARE WE:

For over seven years we have been a part of the Homebirth Community. My husband and partner of nine years, and our three sons (RaMel 6, Logan 4, and Bryce now 18 months) are thankful for the substantial education and resources that have provided the needed balance and security for our familial success, minus the financial setbacks we ourselves are overcoming. As healthy childbirth advocates we are passionate about issues as it relates to emotional and social health and wellness in vulnerable communities. It is our goal to show how this process under healthy concepts, positively affects the structure of the family unit. Melvin and I are applying our skills, experience, and passion towards helping in a larger percent of our disconnected community of women and men to forge positives maternal and paternal futures through empowerment education tools. The InTune Mother Project provides a comprehensive program linking education, meaningful insight, and empowerment for women of diverse communities, but particularly women of color, as it relates to health and wellness, through various products and services. These are the women that we now live among. It is our goal to create a broader image of value in the community of South Hampton Estates (SHE) by partnering with dynamic organizations in the surrounding communities. Premised on the belief that substantive support can be a powerful catalyst and incentive for men and women all over, but specifically the population of color. In this platform, TIM assists women and men, with becoming well equipped with a full spectrum, natural, risk free, service, which is set on high standards, positive social impact, and friendly to the environment. For families to be given healthy options, there has to be strategies that provides a demonstration of how important a positive community environment is to better social outcomes. Our commitment to serve these families helps them to take the necessary steps towards familial empowerment. We seek to educe, self-directed, self-fulfilled, proactive individuals, with tools to become leaders within the community, by providing the best holistic information. Thus reducing the crime starting here where we live, within the South Hampton Estates Community.

 

THE NEED:

SHE (South Hampton Estates) has a wide number of residents upwards of 200 plus, which are majority women of color who are single and potentially exposed to domestic violence, and economic hardship. The ages range from infant to 64 years. This is a large social gap. There are a number of nonprofit organizations struggling to meet the needs of the work needed in this community. This is why TIM has created a sustainability component to maintain our company’s longevity and survivability to those we strive to serve. With the right forces we are looking to lay the groundwork to bring about the needed change within the community as it relates to men and women’s health and early childhood education. As a cooperative collection of networks, we can take advantage of educational resources, like (i.e., classes, programs, training, and life –skills assistance). Thus increasing resident dignity and secured housing.

 

TIM will play a unique role in the landscape of services available to the men and women from under-resourced neighborhoods beginning in the City of College Park, Georgia. Low-income men and women who seek programs are generally limited to two options: basic civic programs that tend to offer rote content which does not address the individual interest of the participant; or clinical programs that are more suited for high-risk individuals who have been identified by their socioeconomic and demographic background. Without meaningful information these people are left to rhetorical jargon, which does not give them the power to make informed decisions, nor to walk them through the milestones of defining their purpose, the same way privileged populations do. But rather leads them to a dead end track because, they do not have enough money or education to support their decisions regarding their health, education, or living environment for themselves, and that of their children.

Government and private funders have recently begun to demonstrate a new interest in commitment to serving this population of men, women, and children. While there may be a handful of organizations operating community wellness programs, many are established in conjunction with local hospitals and agencies that prescribe to rote practices. The families are cattle herded in and out, with many receiving the minimum standards of care, not like the community wellness initiative we propose. The families who enroll in our programs will not only receive innovative education, but also life-skills, and social empowerment training. This community where we live deserves to see something different. Those that we serve, are of a diverse population in this matter, many of the residents may or may not have a GED, proper maternal health access, and lack of workforce development programs, earning less that $35,000 per year. These have become the tradition, within the community of color. The struggle in the attempts to create meaningful relationships by connecting these families with our allies, products, and services, also by intersecting with global initiatives and leveraging our unique marketing concept, with strong organizations take a strong heart and a listening ear. TIM builds on an established model and method for creating a substantive program that will meet the needs of our community and channeling a new target market for organizations like Bright Path Youth Foundation, The Breathru House, and several others, with impactful social missions working in the Opportunity Zones.

 

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How it Works and Who it Serves

TIM works with a deliberate group of highly decorated community leaders who desire to participate in building this program to match interests, maturity levels, social interest, and experience. These professionals act as mentors who provide education and economic guidance.  During the enrollment into the TIM program residents will receive 9 months (all inclusive), access to clean, safe, well equipped community centered care such as: (primary care education, summer programs, afterschool programs, and much more.) With your support, the SHE residents will also have access to life skills management training, first time home buyers training, nutritional education, instead of the generic, GMO laced, pharmaceutical grade foods they are accustomed to. The residents will have the ability to participate and attend individual classes, which will evaluate their experiences and continued learning, that allows them to exit the program with specialized training (some with certifications). Not just from a theoretical concept, but from positive lifestyle changes that are communally impactful and altogether a force of influential knowledge and social accountability.  The InTune Mother will reach out to all program alumni for years to offer ongoing support and track outcomes through virtual resources. Upon participation, we will provide data rich information reflective to outcomes that develop around the use of our services.

 

While The InTune Mother Project will always strive to serve the community as a whole, it is vulnerable families, who come from households where hardships are present that we target. Some of these families are enrolled or affiliated with other state programs, we identify as partners that will help to create an environment for healthy, self-sustainable, communal outcomes. In one year InTune Mother has established relationships with several programs to serve over 200 women and children over the next six months. Partnerships and the number of participants will increase each year at a scale that does not compromise program integrity.

 

 

Leadership 

TIM has developed a community education program with established linkages for the organization. Upon founding The InTune Mother Project, my husband Melvin and I went on to earn several certificates of completion at John Hopkins University (Primary Healthcare and Healthcare For All and Community Public Health) and Case Western Reserve University (Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence and Designed Thinking), both which are online programs through Coursera, to develop our ability to manage as well as better direct and increase resources to serve low-income communities of color in the rural and urban communities where we live. While attending these classes we launched The BOSS Method Workshops in late February 2014 where we presented to over 200 women at the 2nd Annual Birth Herstory Event. TIM has been managing all the protocol, education, and outsourcing, with the assistance of well-respected community leaders. The TIM Project wants to make a difference within the SHE Community. We feel strongly that the next step is to utilize our skills and experience to manage an organization that can act as a preventative for teen pregnancy, maternal death, and infant mortality as well as contribute to reversing the trend of a growing under educated, low-income, generation of women and families.

 

Outcomes

According to Merck For Mothers: “When a woman dies, the effects on her family are enormous: her baby is more likely to die before the age of two and her other children are up to 10 times more likely to leave school, suffer from poor health, or die prematurely. But it’s not just her family that suffers.  A woman’s death also impairs her community. Their unpaid work contributes to economic life, accounting for as much as one-third of the world’s gross national product. Women are also more likely to reinvest their earned income in essential family needs like food, education, and medicine.” The community we live in falls into this category and we can be a solution.

Our average program enrollment is of 5 to 10 participants per month. We aim to grow to 30 participants to take part in the full offered programs per month, using the Affiliated Programs as a healthy incentive to community amenities. A summary of total outcome measures as follows:

  1.  In all, we estimate at least, the various programs we offer at the TIM Center alone will serve at least 80 women, 30 women will be served through Bright Path Youth Foundation, and another 40 – 50 through other partnering churches and collaborating organizations.
  2.  All attendees will be asked to complete and evaluation form immediately after completing the programs. We expect at least 80 percent of the participants will report their knowledge and skills increased as a result of attending The InTune Mother’s partnering programs.
  3.  Every three months each participant will be evaluated through thematic aptitude tests. We anticipate at least 80 percent of the respondents will say that the training positively affected their concept of the community wellness experience.
  4.  Within 12 months of the program, we will have a fully operational cooperating collective of networks within the major three counties DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett for statewide project advancement.

 

We are pleased to publicly acknowledge South Hampton Estates as the supporting conduit for the social wellness, prenatal educational programs, enrichment programs for children and youth, and product contributions by including updates to our supporting partners on our “community events” homepage and in our e-newsletter, which is currently sent out to an audience of more than 3,000 subscribers and counting nationwide.

 

Conclusion

 

The InTune Mother Project provides women and families, with the motivation to pursue the option of a supportive, urban, conscious, education; with resources, information, skills, and experience that will enable them to focus on the process of a successful transition into society and parenthood. Whether bringing in other program initiates, to offer our community a new environment, to develop our community as a safe residence, with their own objective for strategic advancements or the plans for city participation… Melvin and I have centered our focus and support, on the prompt implementation of sustained community education right here at home at South Hampton Estates. We are happy that they found our services useful and suitable to create a community resource cafe’ for the residents to partake in these amenities.

 

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A God Is Born (Knowledge)

Cosmic Conception

The Rebirth

In the beginning, there was darkness, only to crave light. In submission to change, God is the author of true life. The beginning and the end. Born from the word be: (Born Existence, Beginning Evolution, Begin End). The knowledge of mass creation is in the manifestation of time; for the word is a powerful dialog that is known within communication of the spiritual. The substance that is used to formulate words are of pure energy. A natural heat source conductor that lives in the atmospheric portal of the universal womb.

When a woman goes through the process of ovulation her body temperature rises and she produces an egg. In this production there is a substantial amount of energy that sends shock wave like surges through the womb. This power radiates into the womb or Earth and fertilizes the egg to grow by the intelligence of the male principles in the form of millions of electric atoms called sperms. From inside the element of supreme darkness came the light of which shared the same space in the heart of God’s knowledge. This solidifies the purpose for regeneration and procreation of the human image.

The image of God is the portrait of the Universal body of man. Into that of the Mother Goddess (The Earth) from whence he became flesh, only began as a simple blood clot. From out of the millions upon millions of melanated energies (dark matter) the atom is born. Atom (Adam) also being the first named human son. The first man God named, born of his own genealogy. Adam… being the first man, the second, and the last. Adam was born from infinite balance. The same place that God was born. (A.D.A.M) A.D. (After Death) or coming forth from the unknown/unseen period, A.M. (Ascension Manifests) to the spirit man shall be reborn of flesh.

After the resurrection of the Christ energy and the spirit takes on flesh. Humanity is taken back into a being of darkness. Within this darkness one will travel through the womb of time with the mother, and this is where the full knowledge of God is born.

Least we mind… Walking fearlessly in the image of ALL  creation… Walking fearlessly in the image of thee Atom… Because we were ALL born iconic and free… In the image of the divine universe.

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Our Moment Of Truth

The InTune Mother Project Wants Normal, Healthy Childbirth for Women & Families

 

According to research from the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), many women are not having important conversations with their healthcare providers about how to maintain their health during pregnancy (62%) or about preparing for motherhood (80%). In fact, ACNM’s survey shows a major gap in what women say they want from their healthcare and what women are getting across a spectrum of health needs.

 

To improve the dialogue, The InTune Mother Project is excited to support Our Moment of Truth™: A New Understanding of Midwifery Care. Through this national campaign, ACNM aims to raise the bar for women’s health and re-introduce midwives and midwifery care as important options that should be the norm for women’s health care services in the United States.

 

Midwives are critically important in providing care to women from adolescence to beyond menopause, but their expert knowledge of women’s health is often overlooked. Even though the general public often associates midwives exclusively with maternity care, many women visit a midwife for a range of services before and after pregnancy. This is just one of the many facts that Our Moment of Truth™ aims to share.

 

The InTune Mother Project has already begun to spread the word by: sharing our story; posting information on our social media channels; and taking the Your Health Promise pledge at www.ourmomentoftruth.com. We hope that you too will consider getting involved in this important initiative to inspire women across the country to become active decision makers in their health care.

 

Visit the Our Moment of Truth™ Web site for more information and an overview of survey findings. Or leave a comment to share your moment of truth related to women’s health care and/or midwifery.