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November 20, 2011

Drinking age law impacts women’s suicide risk

Drinking age law impacts women’s suicide risk

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    Richard A. Grucza, Ph.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues investigated whether individuals who were legally permitted to drink prior to the age of 21 years remained at elevated risk of suicide and homicide in adulthood. Data were collected from more than 200,000 suicides and 130,000 homicides from individuals born between 1949 and 1972 (the years during which the drinking age was…

barack obama does a black history minute

Wow: Old 1991 Video of Barack Obama’s “Black History Minute”

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An old video popped up of Barack Obama doing a “Black History Minute” back in 1991.  He stumbles in the first sentence or two, but does a decent job.  Just for the record, he is approximately 30 years old in the video.  Does he look like a future President of the United States?  You be the judge.

cost of raising a chid goes up

Whoa: Avg Cost of Raising a Child Rises to $226,000

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The United States Department of Agriculture just released a report letting Americans know that it is more expensive than ever to raise a child.  The report found that middle-income families can expect to dole out $226,920 per child to get the little one safely into adulthood. The costs factored in are food, shelter, and other things the child needs to survive until the age of 18.  If you raise a…

Tiger Woods Clinches Victory for the US in the Presidents Cup

Tiger Woods Clinches Victory for the US in the Presidents Cup

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    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – The Americans returned Down Under and this time wound up on top in the Presidents Cup. Jim Furyk became the fourth player to win all five of his matches, and the bottom half of the lineup was strong enough Sunday to give the Americans their fourth straight win in this lopsided series. Perhaps it was only fitting that Tiger Woods clinched the cup for…

President Obama Returns from Asian Trip with More GOP Criticism

President Obama Returns from Asian Trip with More GOP Criticism

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    The president’s critics have carped that his nine-day Asian Pacific trip — which came in the middle of the supercommittee’s food fight — is ill-timed and off-point. But, from Obama’s perspective, he couldn’t distance himself far enough from the flaming political garbage dump that is Washington D.C., and the old political headaches returned anew when Air Force One went wheels-down at Andrews in Sunday’s wee hours. Obama spent…

Former NFL Players Live in Misery After Multiple Concussions, Injuries

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N.F.L. fans, people outside, they have no clue what goes on. This isn’t like playing Madden. This isn’t like being the popular kid in high school. When you do those things in the real world, and it don’t work out, you still have your health. The thing about football is you’re directly playing with your life, the quality of it and the longevity of it. The stakes are up there….

Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Other NBA Stars to Play in Obama Celebrity Fundraiser

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While negotiations between players and owners in the NBA lockout have deteriorated to the point that the entire season may be in jeopardy, one prominent basketball fan has figured out how to turn lemons into lemonade. President Obama is planning the “Obama Classic Basketball Game,” a pickup game – and fundraiser for the his reelection campaign –  featuring more than two dozen of the sports current and past all stars. Confirmed…

Your Black Politics: Peaceful College Students Pepper Sprayed by Police at UC Davis

Your Black Politics: Peaceful College Students Pepper Sprayed by Police at UC Davis

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    Your Black World reports Video appeared online showing a police officer at the University of California, Davis pepper spraying a group of peaceful protesters.  This video has led to the chancellor of the university ordering an official investigation into the incident.  While the officer pepper sprays the protesters, people are standing to the side screaming and begging him to stop. via Your Black Politics: Peaceful College Students Pepper…

What it’s like being the only black nerd in the room

What it’s like being the only black nerd in the room

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    So where are the geeks? Watch “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley” at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET November 19 on CNN. Growing up in Dothan, Alabama, Makario Lewis knew there weren’t many people like him. He was a black nerd and it confused a lot of people around him. It was easy for him to grasp that there was no way he…