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Ebola: How Bad Can It Get And How To Protect Yourself

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With the first case of Ebola being diagnosed recently in the United States, what once seemed like an unlikely threat is now hitting much closer to home than many Americans would like. Many people do not know much about the disease or the impact it has had so far. Here are some facts and information that every person should now about the disease. The virus is a haemorrhagic fever that…

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Millions Killed By Spanish Flu, Could Ebola Do The Same?

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The Influenza Epidemic of 1918, also known as the Spanish Flu, killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. To put this in perspective, that is more than those killed during World War I and more than any illness in recorded history. The recent emergence of the Ebola outbreak in Africa that is now spreading across the globe makes it important to take a look back at what this illness that…

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…

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Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]  

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The (Ree)lationship Guide: Men, Do You Know How Your Woman is Affected by “Aunt Flow”?

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Fellas, there is a wealth of information you need to know about your woman when she’s preparing for her period/menstrual cycle, or what’s commonly known as Aunt Flow. Every month your woman is experiencing unique changes in her body to prepare for ovulation.  With this experience comes a high possibility of PMS or premenstrual syndrome. The symptoms of PMS vary from woman to woman, so it’s critically important that you…

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We must do more to protect the gay community

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In this video, I discuss the recent rise in attacks on members of the gay community in Washington, DC and how it is truly troubling. You can believe that gays are going straight to hell, but let the God you claim to believe in deal with that. All human life is equal and no one has the right to take another person’s life when that victim has done harm to…

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

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In this video, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh is just the latest example of the disdain this country has for women. It has to end if we really care about future generations of women. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGXnm7umKI&w=420&h=315]

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Sil Lai Abrams: Marriage is Dead

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Marriage, in the “traditional” sense, is dead. It died long before Kim Kardashian’s 76 days of “holy” matrimony to Kris Humphries and in spite of the Obamas connubial bliss shining as a beacon of marital hope from the White House. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that 44% of Milennials, 43% of Gen Xers, and 35% of the Baby Boomers surveyed believe that traditional marriage is rapidly becoming obsolete.  AndU.S. Census statistics are…

Older Women Report that Sex Gets Better With Age

Older Women Report that Sex Gets Better With Age

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A majority of women reported sexual satisfaction increases with age — and arousal and orgasm are frequent, despite having low sexual desire. Women want to engage in sex for multiple reasons, including sustaining relationships even when the libido wanes late in life, the authors conclude in the report in January’sThe American Journal of Medicine. Read More     via Older Women Report that Sex Gets Better With Age.

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong About Black People and Soul Food

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World The hyperbolic sensationalism of Stanley Crouch’s article “Soul Food is Killing Black America” is laughable on its face. And the initial silliness I felt when reading the title was solidified by the nickname Crouch gave the filmmaker who is developing the soul food documentary – “Braveheart”. Just call me “Chuckles”, then. Because this is the funniest and most self-negating piece of trite…

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Natural Hair Becoming More Popular for African American Women

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Recent survey data is showing that the number of black women sporting natural hair has increased substantially in recent years. “Natural hair has been a movement for several years. What we’re seeing now is a confirmation that this is a lifestyle that is very important to a lot of women,” says Cyntelia Abrams, marketing coordinator for Design Essentials, a company that commissioned a study on the topic. The number of…

Etta James Hospitalized For Breathing Trouble

Etta James Hospitalized For Breathing Trouble

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  Singer Etta James’ conditioned has worsened, according to her manager.  The singer has been hospitalized for breathing problems and is not doing well. Lupe De Leon says that James has her family with her in the hospital in California that she was admitted to this week.  De Leon, who has been James’ manager for the last 30 years, says that he doesn’t know when James will be released. James…

Does the Plan B Decision Impact Black Girls More than White Ones?

Does the Plan B Decision Impact Black Girls More than White Ones?

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    The Plan B pill is expected to impact black teenagers more than white ones, according to scientists and published reports.  Two weeks ago, the Department of Health and Human Services decided that women under the age of 17 should not be allowed to get the pill without a prescription.The Plan B pill costs $50 and allows the user to stop a pregnancy from occurring within 72 hours of…

Toddler Shot On Hip-Hop Video Set Last Week Dies

Oakland Toddler Shot On Hip-Hop Video Set Dead After Being Taken Off Life Support

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When his one-year-old cousin was shot in the head while sitting in a van on a video set, Oakland rapper Kafani posted a health update in the Twittersphere: “Right now now lil cuz in coma but both sides of brain seems to be functioning right now pray pls,” he tweeted. Tragically, the prayers couldn’t stop the death of baby Hiram Lawrence, who was pronounced brain dead by doctors at Children’s…

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

Men’s Right to Choose: Opting Out of Fatherhood With Financial Abortions

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    by Deborrah Cooper, SurvivingDating.com Should a man be forced to become a father and pay child support, even though he says he doesn’t want to be a Dad? If a woman finds herself pregnant and wants an abortion, but the father desires to keep and raise the child himself, should a woman be forced to carry the child to term? What would make such a situation fair and…

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