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What it do with LUE: Nya BanXXX

Nya BanXXX

Nya BanXXX

By Lue Dowdy

LUE Productions 1st Lady NYA BANXXX IS WHAT IT DO! Who is Nya BanXXX with the 3 X’s behind the name?  Killing Mics and gassin’ stages all over the Inland Empire and Southern California is what she DO!

Nya BanXXX, whose real name is Mychelle Mosley, is a fire flame spittin’, crowd pleasing female emcee straight out of San Bernardino, California. Nya picked up the passion for rapping after her high school years. She started off in the game singing. With her first show being with LUE Productions back in 2006 this talented artist now has been rapping a little over 5 years. When she performs you can’t take your eyes off of her. From her sexy moves, to her seductive looks, and dope lyrics, she’ll bring you into her WORLD. A triple threat, yes indeed, especially with her vocals and writing skills all in the mix.

Miss BanXXX was honored in 2015 at LUE Productions Indie Artist Award Show. There she received an award of recognition for her contribution to music. Nya BanXXX is truly one to watch for. Collaborating with other local artists such as Yung Miss, Gwaap Fam of LUE Productions, Aaron Swift of On My Mama Records, Bonnie Dollas, and many more has given her more fuel to carry on the music. Miss BanXXX has been told that her style is in the lane of Trina and Nicki Minaj. When asking Miss BanXXX how she feels about that statement she replies, “I consider myself to be in my own lane. Others may compare me and that’s cool. I want my fans to remember most about me, is that my confidence and ability to put feeling into my song is so that others can relate.”

Loving her community, BanXXX’s gives back by volunteering to help feed the homeless. BanXXX’x new project is on the way. Currently in the studio now working on her mixtape titled, “NYA BANXXX NOT FOR FAME,” will be dropping this summer. Catch her starring live Saturday, June 11 in San Bernardino at the Women’s Club for LUE Productions 1st B.B.W. Model and Fashion Show Competition/Fundraiser.

Sleeping on this talented artist would be a BIG, BIG MISTAKE! Please take a moment and check out her music on Sound Cloud, Reverbnation, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram Pages under NyaBanXXX. Until next week L’z high up in da airrr! Management Contact: LUE Productions at Lue.info@yahoo.com, or (909) 567-1000.

UCR’s African American Family Wellness Center Hosted Successful Reception

By John Coleman

RIVERSIDE, CA-James S Jackson, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan and widely recognized for academic, administrative, research and other accomplishments​ was the guest of honor at UCR’s reception held May 6, 2016 at the UCR Alumni Center. The reception was hosted by the African American Family Wellness Center, UCR African Student Programs, the UCR STEM Academy, and the J W Vines Medical Society.

The theme this year was, “The National Survey of American Life,” and “The Family Survey across Generations and Nations.” It was conducted by honoree Dr. Jackson. Partially freed of responsibilities as Director, University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and other national and international duties, Dr. Jackson expressed interest in developing programs in targeted long-term studies of African American communities and populations in Southern California.  This ‘availability’ makes HIM a ‘Target of Opportunity’ for recruitment by national leaders in academic research institutions (including UCR) in California.

 

High-tech mosquitoes could combat Zika virus

Urban News Service - Oxitec male mosquitoes released from pot in Jacobina Brazil[13]By Josh Peterson, Urban News Service

Genetically modified mosquitoes could mean curtains for the Zika virus.

New U.S. cases of Zika virus infections are continually being discovered as the Food and Drug Administration looks to these high-tech mosquitos as a possible solution.

Zika’s potential to spring from mosquito “nurseries” in the American South could hammer poor minority communities as summer heats up. Atlanta has the nation’s worst mosquito problem, according to Orkin, the pest control company. Mosquitoes only need standing water to spawn.

Scientists believe Zika spreads when a female mosquito feeds off of an infected person and later bites a new victim. Harmless male mosquitoes feed on flower nectar.

Zika also can be transmitted through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. Symptoms, while rare, can last for a week and range from a mild fever to muscle and joint pain.

Concerns rocketed after last year’s discovery that Brazilian babies with unusually small skulls and brains were born to mothers who contracted the virus while pregnant. Brazil’s Zika woes continue as athletes, fans, journalists and others from around the globe prepare to converge on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, is battling potential local Zika infections.

The Aedes aegypti, which lives in the Deep South, is one of several mosquitoes that scientists believe spread the virus.

Specialists with Fulton County’s Department of Health and Wellness, according to the agency, are working with Georgia’s Department of Public Health and the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor outbreaks and educate the community.

“The mosquitoes that spread Zika virus will bite four or five people before they are satisfied,” said Nancy Nydam, spokeswoman for Georgia’s health department. She said people should use insect repellent, eliminate standing water around their homes and stay indoors during dawn and dusk, when mosquitos are most active.

An $85-million fund is available to states, cities and territories at risk of Zika outbreaks, the CDC announced on May 13. The money would finance Zika-prevention efforts only temporarily, said Dr. Stephen C. Redd, a director at the agency. More money from Congress is needed, he said.

The CDC reported that between January 1, 2015 and May 18, all of the 544 U.S. Zika cases are travel-associated, meaning the virus was originally contracted abroad. To date, 157 pregnant women in the U.S. have reported symptoms.

New York logged 114 travel-related cases, the highest number in America. Florida was second with 109, and California’s 44 cases put it in third. Texas was fourth, with 35 reported infections. These states all have high black and Hispanic populations, foreshadowing what this disease could do to these communities.

Among 836 Zika cases in U.S. territories, 832 were contracted locally. These include 803 infected people in Puerto Rico, 15 in the Virgin Islands, and 14 in American Samoa.

Oxitec, a British biotechnology company, is testing its genetically modified male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Key Haven, Florida.

Oxitec’s male mosquitoes mate with wild female Aedes aegypti, producing offspring that “have a very high probability of dying before they reach adulthood,” according to its website.

Mosquitoes generally live about two weeks.

The company’s experiments “have resulted in reduction of the wild population by more than 90 percent,” said Oxitec spokesman Matthew Warren. “Existing methods to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, such as insecticides, are only 30 to 50 percent effective, at best.”

More than 150 million Oxitec mosquitos have been released, Warren said, with no reported adverse effects.

Oxitec’s mosquitos were one possible approach within a larger program, said FDA spokeswoman Theresa Eisenman. “However, it is too early to say with any certainty whether such an approach would be successful.” The agency approves and regulates biotechnology treatments, including vaccines.

“The FDA is acting responsibly with its mosquito pilot approach, and we’re glad to see that the CDC has activated the resources to respond,” said Adolph Falcon, executive vice president for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

Oxitec’s solution, however, only targets one mosquito species. Also, pesticides no longer could be used against the insects, since they would kill both the dangerous female mosquitoes and the modified males.

Mosquito breeding habits show Zika disproportionately could affect poor countries and communities with inadequate sanitation.

A still-undiscovered Zika vaccine and improved sanitation would be more effective solutions, said Jaydee Hanson, senior policy analyst for the Center for Food Safety.

“People like magic,” said Hanson. “We want easy answers and we like technology. I’m a big fan of technology, but it needs to be assessed for it what it can do.”