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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…

Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of Life

Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of Life

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    TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) — Obese black women have a better weight-related quality of life than white women with the same weight, according to a new U.S. study. The researchers found that black women are more likely to be concerned about possible physical limitations caused by overweight and obesity, rather than the potential psychological consequences. via Your Black Woman: Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality 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…

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

Obama Takes Heat for the Morning After Pill Decision

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    President Barack Obama said Thursday it was just common sense to keep girls under the age of 17 from being able to buy a morning-after contraceptive pill off a drugstore shelf. Citing his own two daughters, Obama said: “I think most parents would probably feel the same way.” Plenty of pediatric leaders and women’s advocacy groups did not, as reaction flowed in to the administration’s decision to prevent…

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World Up at Black Like Moi, the question being asked is, if a woman can choose to abort a child, can a man choose not to pay child support? Or to put it less bluntly, if having a child is a woman’s choice, is it still a man’s responsibility? I’m sorry ladies, but this issue warrants a good airing out. For my part,…

Be Careful: There is an STD Explosion in the Black Community

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Most of you read about the story of William Brawner, the former Howard University student who admitted to having unprotected sex in college while knowing that he is HIV positive.  The story sent shockwaves throughout the African American community, as well as among Howard University alumni.  But the case is probably not isolated and stands as a call to arms for those who are concerned about the recent spike in…

Once-Conjoined Toddlers Safely Separated After Surgery

Once-Conjoined Toddlers Safely Separated After Surgery

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Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surgery, and doctors predict they’ll be ready to go home by Christmas.   Maria and Teresa Tapia left Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University on Friday. At a news conference before their departure, the girls clapped and waved and one kissed the lead doctor on their surgical team, Dr. David Lanning….

dr boyce watkins and george james discuss the concept of the financial abortion

If a Woman Can Choose to Abort a Child, Can a Man Choose Not to Pay?

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Some women’s rights groups say that a woman can decide whether or not to abort a child without any intervention from the father.  If that’s the case, can the father then choose whether or not he’d like to participate in the financial responsibility that comes with raising that child? In the video below, Dr. Boyce Watkins and relationship counselor George James discuss the concept of the “Financial abortion.”  What’s the…

Symptoms that Men Should Never Ignore

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One of Men’s Health’s top experts, T.E. Holt, M.D., a physician in North Carolina, tells this story about one of his patients:A man came in, dragged by his daughter because, she explained, he had been steadily losing weight and was covered in big lumps. The lumps had been growing for 2 years, maybe more, she said. I had no doubt, from the moment I saw him, that this man was…

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

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  Black Like Moi reports:   President Barack Obama pledged an additional $50 million dollars to bolster HIV and AIDS treatment and medical facilities across the United States. “We are going to win this fight,” Obama said. “But the fight’s not over, not by a long shot.” He made the announcement during a D.C. event Thursday to mark World AIDS Day. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also…

AIDS Infected Former Howard U. Student Admits to Unprotected Sex on Campus

AIDS Infected Former Howard U. Student Admits to Unprotected Sex on Campus

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    Howard University campus heartthrob William “Reds” Brawner was a hot commodity. His former roommate and friend Mike Brown recalls an incident from their junior year. “I didn’t know that Reds had a female guest in his room when another girl showed up unannounced,” says Brown, who was left to answer the door.  “Will liked the girls and the girls liked Will,” Brown says with a chuckle. They were…