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Two Sisters Reunite After 17 Years at a D.C. Track Meet

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I know we all miss the television sitcom Sister, Sister  featuring celebrity twins Tia and Tamera. Well here is a real life story for everyone to enjoy. Two sisters unexpectedly meet one another after 17 years of being apart.  Jordan and Robin met in January at a high school track meet, with their friends telling them that they looked a like.  This piqued their curiosity, leading them to ask about their…

Should addicts be sterilized?

Should addicts be sterilized?

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“Don’t let a pregnancy ruin your drug habit,” the slogan on the fliers reads.  Another says, “She has her daddy’s eyes…and her mommy’s heroin addiction.” Then: “Get birth control, get ca$h.” These are posters that show up nationwide in homeless shelters and methadone clinics, in AA and NA meeting rooms and near needle exchange programs, distributed by volunteers for Project Prevention. Formerly called Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK), the…

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

Government Has Been Testing AIDS Drugs On Foster Children For More Than 20 Years

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This is sad.  We expect the government to protect these children, not to use them as crash test dummies…     Government-funded researchers tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children over the past two decades, often without providing them a basic protection afforded in federal law and required by some states, an Associated Press review has found.The research funded by the National Institutes of Health spanned the country. It…

12-Year-Old Addresses Congress About Being Drugged In Foster Care For 4 Years

12-Year-Old Addresses Congress About Being Drugged In Foster Care For 4 Years

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    A 12-year old boy told Congress that he was constantly medicated during four years of being transferred between foster homes.  Ke’onte, a seventh-grader, said that taking these mind-altering drugs was ‘the worst thing anyone could do to foster kids’. He also said that  ‘it felt like I would collapse wherever I was in the house’. The boy was misdiagnosed as having a bipolar disorder and ADHD, which led to…

Amazing…Ten Children Who Were Adopted and Grew Up To Become Famous

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After Steve Jobs passed everyone was amazed at the fact that this adoptee had been able to achieve so much. People think if you’re adopted you’re at a disadvantage. These celebrities have proven that this is not always true. Check out this surprising list at BlackEnterprise.com. Read More.