Posted on: May 9th, 2016

The Metropolitan Cafe was established to serve the beloved community by providing a space for fellowship, food, and financial opportunity. Our initial plan is to offer continental breakfast on a regular basis after the 7:45am service to help facilitate fellowship among members and guests. Next, we intend to launch a hot breakfast style brunch, once a month, beginning in August that will be tied into the Artist and Worship Series. Subsequent months will have themes that tie into other ministry’s and events happening at MAMEC. Brunch’s will support the Black Business by bringing in local specialty chefs and restaurants. And, ultimately our goal is to stimulate workforce development among our students and youth by offering them employment to run the Cafe, e.g. cashier, server, marketing and sale.

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Posted on: May 9th, 2016

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 3-5 p.m., the Ethel P. Hall Club will again present Jazz Vespers in Douglass Hall.  the Ethel P. Hall Club raises money to provide pew Bibles and hymnals.






Posted on: May 9th, 2016

ABC picture (1)On Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Metropolitan AME Church will host a community-wide commemoration of the first anniversary of the Mother Emanuel AME Church Massacre.  The service of music and prayer, focused on Reflection, Prayer and Action, will be open to the public.






Posted on: May 9th, 2016

The  MMM will be selling tickets for MAMEC members and friends who would like to attend the following Washington Nationals Baseball Games: June 11, 2016 — PHIL, 12:05 PM; Aug 13, 2016; ATL, 7:05 PM; Oct 1, 2016; MIA, 4:05 PM

 

Please contact Brother Pete Prioleau at prioleaupete@aol.com /elias.prioleau.ctr@mail.mil if you would like reserve tickets.  Specific information on prices and seat locations within the ball park will be published by mid-May 2016.






Posted on: May 9th, 2016

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  Are you aware that strokes are a leading cause of death; and that Hypertension (high blood pressure) increases a person risk of having a stroke?  During Stroke Awareness Month try a learn more about this health problem.  Read on and learn more…

 

Stroke and High Blood Pressure

Stroke is a leading cause of death and severe, long-term disability.  Since managing high blood pressure, also called HBP or hypertension, is the most important thing you can do to lessen your risk for stroketreatment for HBP can your save life.

What is a stroke?

Stroke is a disease that affects the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain.  A stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain is either blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or bursts (hemorrhagic stroke). When that happens, part of the brain is no longer getting the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die. Your brain controls your movement and thoughts, so a stroke doesn’t only hurt your brain. It also hurts the brain’s ability to think and control body functions. Strokes can affect language, memory and vision as well as cause paralysis and other health issues. 

How does high blood pressure cause a stroke? 

·         HBP damages arteries so they burst or clog more easily.
HBP can damage arteries throughout the body. Weakened arteries in the brain put you at much higher risk for stroke.

·         HBP and ischemic stroke
About 87% of strokes are ischemic strokes. Again, they are caused by narrowed or clogged blood vessels in the brain that cut off the blood flow to brain cells.
Because HBP damages arteries throughout the body, it is critical to keep your blood pressure within acceptable ranges to protect your brain from this often disabling or fatal event.

·         HBP and hemorrhagic stroke
About 13% of strokes are hemorrhagic strokes, which occur when a blood vessel ruptures in or near the brain. When a blood vessel ruptures, it can bleed into the deep tissue in the brain or in the space between the brain and the skull.

High blood pressure damages the arteries and can create weak places that rupture easily or thin spots that fill up with blood and balloon out from the artery wall (called an aneurysm). Chronic HBP or aging blood vessels are the main causes of this type of stroke. 

 

As stated, a stroke, sometimes called a “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off. As a result, the brain cells, deprived of the oxygen and glucose needed to survive, die. If not caught early, permanent brain damage can result.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases a person’s stroke risk by four to six times. Over time, hypertension leads to atherosclerosis and hardening of the large arteries. This, in turn, can lead to blockage of small blood vessels in the brain. High blood pressure can also lead to weakening of the blood vessels in the brain, causing them to balloon and burst. The risk of stroke is directly related to how high the blood pressure is.

 

Signs of Stroke:

If you experience any of the following signs you or a loved one are having a stroke, call 911 immediately.

·         Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body)

·         Sudden blurred vision or decreased vision in one or both eyes

·         Sudden inability to move part of the body (paralysis)

·         Sudden dizziness or headache with nausea and vomiting

·         Difficulty speaking or understanding words or simple sentences

·         Difficulty swallowing

·         Dizziness, loss of balance, or poor coordination

·         Brief loss of consciousness

·         Sudden confusion

 

Sources:  American Heart Association – www.heart.org

WebMD – www.webmd.com






Posted on: May 1st, 2016

Paint Nite001Mark your calendar – May 13, 2016, 7:00 – 9:30 pm for “Paint Nite”.    At PAINT NITE, a master artist will give us step-by-step instructions to create a work of art – while we socialize, sip wine, and enjoy great music.  We’ll all go home with a masterpiece.  No experience necessary!    Cost: $45

 

Please RSVP and register now at:  http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/dc/1062792

 

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Posted on: May 1st, 2016

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 3-5 p.m., the Ethel P. Hall Club will again present Jazz Vespers in Douglass Hall.  the Ethel P. Hall Club raises money to provide pew Bibles and hymnals.






Posted on: May 1st, 2016

ABC pictureOn Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Metropolitan AME Church will host a community-wide commemoration of the first anniversary of the Mother Emanuel AME Church Massacre.  The service of music and prayer, focused on Reflection, Prayer and Action, will be open to the public






Posted on: May 1st, 2016

The  MMM will be selling tickets for MAMEC members and friends who would like to attend the following Washington Nationals Baseball Games: June 11, 2016 — PHIL, 12:05 PM; Aug 13, 2016; ATL, 7:05 PM; Oct 1, 2016; MIA, 4:05 PM

 

Please contact Brother Pete Prioleau at prioleaupete@aol.com / elias.prioleau.ctr@mail.mil if you would like reserve tickets.  Specific information on prices and seat locations within the ball park will be published by mid-May 2016. 






Posted on: May 1st, 2016

Okay – we have talked about foods that are good for your heart; foods that are good for your mind (brain foods); foods that help prevent cancer.  Yes, there are foods that you should eat to make you a healthier you.  But there are also foods you should avoid.  Read on to find out about those foods you should exclude from your diet in order to have healthier, stronger bones…

 

BONE FOOD by Must Love Foods

 

It can be really challenging to eat one food for this body part and then another for that body part. You end up running around a lot and probably eating a lot more than you planned. At the same time, it’s important to get the nutrients you need to build healthy, strong bones and tissue. To make this a little easier, here are some foods you should EXCLUDE from your diet, to prevent weakening your bones.

 

Number One – Soda. This is a worthless commodity with no nutritional, redeeming value. The phosphoric acid in soda can cause bone breakdown by increasing metabolism of the bone.

Number Two – Processed foods. They have high levels of sodium phosphate (to increase shelf life), so we’re back to causing increased bone breakdown due to phosphorus.

Number Three – Alcohol. Most research says 1 drink per day for women; 2 drinks per day for men.  Any more than that can interfere with calcium absorption from the foods you eat.

 

Try adding foods rich in potassium and magnesium that will help with calcium processing – foods like sweet potatoes, nuts and seeds.  ENJOY!

LOVE WHAT YOU EAT!!