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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,…

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:…

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…

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…

Study Connects Early Baldness to Prostate Cancer in African Americans

Study Connects Early Baldness to Prostate Cancer in African Americans

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New research finds a link between early baldness and cancer of the male reproductive gland known as the prostate. The study involved African-American men, a group at particularly high risk of prostate cancer. At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be an obvious connection between prostate cancer and baldness. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson, PhD, says the two may be linked through a testosterone product called dihydrotestosterone,…

Black Teens Abort Twice as Often as National Average

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With shows like “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” glamorizing teen pregnancy, its no surprize that teen pregnancy rates are increasing. However, along with pregnancy rates abortion rates are also increasing. This is especially true for African American teens. AtlantaBlackStar reported: African-American teenage abortion rates are more than twice as high as the national average, according to a new study. The African-American abortion rate, according to the study conducted by…

Study:  African Americans Who Experience Adversity Have Stronger Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

Study: African Americans Who Experience Adversity Have Stronger Cognitive Abilities in Old Age

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Have you ever heard those stories being told by your grandparents about how difficult it was when they were kids?  Well, it turns out that many of these stories actually made your grandparents into a stronger people. A recent study finds that African Americans who went through tough times as children have a greater ability to stay alert and focused for longer periods of time.  The study was completed at…

Warning!!! If You Are Taking This Popular Weight Loss Drug, You May Want To Stop

Warning!!! If You Are Taking This Popular Weight Loss Drug, You May Want To Stop

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A NEW study released this week sends out a strongly worded warning about risks of kidney, liver, and other organ damage from the most popular weight drugs on the market. According to a University of Rhode Island study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), orlistat, which goes by the prescription brand name Xenical and the over-the-counter name Alli, can cause “severe toxicity” to major internal organs. The research…

Move Over Carols’ Daughter, Oprah Is Starting Her Own Organic Food and Natural Beauty Products Company

Move Over Carols’ Daughter, Oprah Is Starting Her Own Organic Food and Natural Beauty Products Company

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Looks like media mogul Oprah Winfrey, 58, is delving into the world of organic products. Several applications to trademark ‘Oprah’s Organics,’ for bath soaps, sunscreen, massage oils, hair products, as well as organic salad dressings, frozen vegetables, soups, beverages and snack dips, were filed late last month according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization. Applications for an ‘Oprah’s Farm’ trademark for a beverage and catering service, as well as…

According to a recent study at Standford University, organic foods are not much healthier

Study Shows Organic Foods Are Not Much Healthier

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People who often cite their loyalty to organic products — which are significantly priced higher than other foods — as being a healthier option are wrong. Stanford University doctors dug through reams of research to find out — and concluded there’s little evidence that going organic is much healthier, citing only a few differences involving pesticides and antibiotics. The study was conducted after numerous patients asked them if eating organic…

Ishmael Shakur Is A Vegan Who Refers to Soul Food As 'Destroying Souls'

African American Vegetarian Refers To Soul Food As ‘Destroying Souls’

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Ishmael Shakur is a 38-year-old has been a vegetarian for six years. He becomes upset when soul food — comprised of barbecued ribs, fried chicken and pork chops, ham, black-eyed peas and green beans with ham hocks, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and a delectable list of desserts — is labeled traditional African American food. “A lot of people think a real good, wholesome meal is when you sit back…

Lying triggers stressful hormones, nhophotos

Research Shows Lying Triggers High Blood Pressure And Other Critical Medical Problems

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A Notre Dame psychology professor spent 10 weeks tracking 110 adults asking half of them to report the number of lies they told each week and the other half  to stop lying completely or not to make false statements; however, they could still omit the truth, avoid answering the question, and keep secrets. Anita Kelly had all of the participants take a weekly lie detector test and complete questionnaires about their health…

Check Out Ernestine Shepherd: The 75-year-old bodybuilding grandma

Check Out Ernestine Shepherd: The 75-year-old bodybuilding grandma

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If you think you’re too old to get back into shape, think again.  Ernestine Shepherd started working out in her fifties, and then decided to pick it up in her 70s. She is the oldest competitive female body-builder in the world, clocking in at the age of 75. She wakes up every morning at 3 am and works out for the entire day.  She is a certified personal trainer as…

North Carolina May Be The First State To Compensate Involuntary Sterilization Victims

North Carolina May Be The First State To Compensate Involuntary Sterilization Victims

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    North Carolina is going to try to make things right with those who were victims of involuntary sterilization.  The program was used to stop the reproduction of those who were deemed to poor or mentally unfit to be parents. Forced sterilization was made legal in 1927, but stopped after World War II.  The program in North Carolina was unique because it lasted far longer than the others.   The…

Michelle Obama Invites Children To Enter Healthy Recipe Contest; Winners Get To Attend Dinner At The White House

Michelle Obama Invites Children To Enter Healthy Recipe Contest; Winners Get To Attend Dinner At The White House

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First Lady Michelle Obama has launched an online recipe contest inviting kids to submit healthy recipe ideas for lunch, as part of her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity. Along with leading online recipe site Epicurious.com, Obama has challenged kids 8 to 12 to come up with healthy, balanced lunchtime recipes for a chance to have dinner at the White House as the guest of honor at an official…