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How Black Hollywood stays so fit and why you can too

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The desire to live a healthy lifestyle is slowly on the rise in the African American community. According to research, there has been a steady increase of African-Americans joining fitness centers across the country. Losing weight can be difficult, especially if you are embarking on this new journey alone. If  you need a bit of inspiration, here are some health and fitness gurus that can help you reach your fitness goals….

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Black girl gets a perfect 10 with the gymnastics routine you’ll never forget

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Actress from “Motown The Musical” Discusses Her Battle with Cancer

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III “Earlier this year, Valisia LeKae made a splash on The Great White Way in what many thought was to be the role of her lifetime as Diana Ross in Motown The Musical. A little over six months after the Berry Gordy-produced show became one of Broadway’s biggest box-office hits of 2013, the Tony Award-nominated performer discovered she had ovarian cancer.” Clearly, this was something that…

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Former Reality Star Brings Message of Hope

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Known for his long flowing hair, inviting smile and charming personality, Ahmad Givens, better known as Real from Real Chance for Love became a household favorite as he and his brother sought for a chance at true love. As some of the earliest Black male reality stars, they set the path for others. Unfortunately, Real has endured a serious health scare. Earlier this year, he shared with the world that he was…

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NeNe Leaks Recovering after Hospital Scare

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Nene Leaks is probably one of the most recognizable names and faces of the entire Real Housewives series. The star of the Atlanta version and most recently, I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding, she has many adoring fans who welcome her and her family into their homes every week. The Huffington Post is reporting that NeNe Leakes suffered a health scare earlier this week. After tweeting a picture of herself with…

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Why is “Pink Slime” Beef Still Legal in The US?

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You might want to read this article before you bite into that juicy, fast food burger. In 2012, McDonald’s publicly vowed to change its burger recipe after losing a battle to a famous British chef who exposed to the world that the beef used at McDonald’s was not fit for human consumption. Jamie Oliver, also known as The Naked Chef to television viewers, took on McDonald’s over a period of about two…

Kamara Taylor: Black Women & The Fight Against Cancer

Kamara Taylor: Black Women & The Fight Against Cancer

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By: Kamara Taylor With crime being ever so rampant in minority communities, we tend to overlook the biggest threat and killer that continues to destroy homes and the family dynamic.  This terrible menace is CANCER. As Angelina Jolie has become the face of the BRCA 1 gene by removing both breasts to prevent the likelihood of cancer occurring, most African American women are the largest carriers of the triple negative…

Chef Mike Valli: Atlanta’s Youngest & Flyest Celebrity Chef

Chef Mike Valli: Atlanta’s Youngest & Flyest Celebrity Chef

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(L) Chef Mike Valli (R) Madam Prezident By: Madam Prezident Most young men Chef Mike Valli’s age are finishing college, looking for a job that will lead to a long time career. I guess it’s safe to say that Chef Mike Valli isn’t most men. While his peers are trying to figure out life, he’s already developed a passion for “flyness” and food.  Amongst young people, One of the hardest…

4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating

4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating

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By: Madam Prezident   70% of African American women are unmarried. Although that’s a large amount of unmarried black folk—it’s a harsh reality. Being an African American woman currently on the dating scene, I noticed a few mistakes that we as women make when meeting someone new. These mistakes are the top 4 things that keep us single. 1)    Clingy Stop being clingy—if you are the clingy type, then stop….

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

Kamara Taylor: Black America and “Good Hair”

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  By: Kamara Taylor It’s amazing to me how individuals are perceived and judged on different criteria.  As African Americans are still working diligently to assimilate into a country that we were unwillingly brought into, our skin tone is no longer a good enough factor to expand our possibilities of growth academically and in the workforce. When compared to my peers and colleagues, my hair is considered a “better” grade…

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

What Does 100 Years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean?

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By: Dr. Kimberly Brown What Does 100 years of Delta Sigma Theta Really Mean? The District of Columbia should brace itself. The phrase, “paint the town red,” will take on a new and vibrantly literal meaning as immeasurable numbers of women of the illustrious Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated descend upon the city this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary. Yet, besides the grand convention assemblies; the sea of vendors…

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2 Months After Being Shot In The Head Teen Walks And Speaks At Graduation

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It is typically expected that people will overcome their obstacles in order to succeed in life; however, it’s hard to say that it was expected in this situation. High school graduation is a goal most kids expect to reach one day, but for this student, it seemed a little out of reach– but not for two long. This young man’s story is proof that miracles do happen. Two months ago,…

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Bronx Zip Code 10457 Has The Highest Number Of STD Sufferers In The City

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These are the stories they warned you about in Jr. High school.  While you should never have unprotected sex in general, studies have shown that, one specific zip code provides even more risk than expected. The 10457 ZIP code in the Bronx includes counties such as Tremont, portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont, and it also has the highest number of people afflicted by atleast two of the following conditions:…

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Jennifer Hudson’s Man Says That He Is Not Feeling Her Weight Loss

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This is definitely a case of D*mned if you do, D*mned if you don’t!– as my grandmother would say. JENNIFER HUDSON’s spectacular weight loss has fiance David Otunga a little sad. Reportedly lawyer-turned-pro wrestler David misses the curva­ceous beauty he first fell for when they met five years ago – and he wants her back! Here’s a picture a the R&B singer back then. “Jennifer’s weight has been an issue…

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Abortion Doctor Gets Life in Prison

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Pro-Life versus Pro-Choice has been an on-going debate amongst the population, and now it has landed one particular abortion doctor into a lot of trouble. Usually the issue is whether or not pregnancy with an unborn fetus should be terminated. This Philadelphia doctor was convicted after killing babies who were already delivered. Atlanta Black Star reports: After being convicted of three first-degree murder counts, abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to…