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Tisha Campbell-Martin Battles With Life Threatening Disease

Tisha Campbell-Martin Battles With Life Threatening Disease

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   by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Forgive me for generalizing, but if you’re black, you probably love Tisha Campbell-Martin.   Campbell-Martin is best-known for her role in the hit TV show “Martin” in the 1990s (or pronounced “Mar-innnn” for the ebonically-challenged).  Tisha was also the star in movies like House Party and School Daze.   As pretty as the day is long, Tisha has been entertaining America for…

What’s Wrong Whitney Houston Now? Concerns For Her Health After Leaving Club Bleeding

What’s Wrong Whitney Houston Now? Concerns For Her Health After Leaving Club Bleeding

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    Whitney Houston has sparked worries for her health when she was spotted leaving a Los Angeles club last night looking a mess and with blood dripping down her leg. The ‘Saving All My Love For You’ hitmaker looked dishevelled and appeared to be shouting and pointing at someone as she was led out of the nightclub by a concerned-looking friend. Source.

Catholic Leaders Wage War Against President Obama Over Mandatory Birth Control

Catholic Leaders Wage War Against President Obama Over Mandatory Birth Control

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    Catholic leaders took their battle with the White House to the next level on Monday, vowing to challenge its decision to force Catholic institutions to cover birth control as part of the new health care law. As has been widely reported, Catholic priests railed against the decision this past Sunday in pews across the nation. Catholic leaders view the White House’s decision as an encroachment on their religious…

Don Cornelius’ Ex-Wife To Receive Huge Life Insurance Payout

Don Cornelius’ Ex-Wife To Receive Huge Life Insurance Payout

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    According to TMZ, Don Cornelius died with 2 life insurance policies worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the ex-wife he hated will get all the money. Don’s breakup with Viktoria Chapman Cornelius was brutal. He was convicted of domestic abuse and, according to him, she pepper sprayed him multiple times. During the divorce in 2009, Don said in legal docs, ‘I am 72 years old. I have…

Actor “beyond shocked” after seeing leg amputated in a diabetes ad on billboard

Actor “beyond shocked” after seeing leg amputated in a diabetes ad on billboard

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    An overweight man in Los Angeles says he was “beyond shocked” to discover an altered photo of him on New York City billboards with his leg removed. 27-year-old Cleo Berry tells the New York Times that while living in NYC several years ago, he participated in a $500 photo shoot with photographer Morten Smidt. Unbeknownst to Berry, those photos were then sold to ImageSource, a stock photo company….

2 Years After Earthquake In Haiti And The Country Still In Ruins

2 Years After Earthquake In Haiti And The Country Still In Ruins

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    The flattened presidential palace and Port-au-Prince’s hollowed-out cathedral offered striking symbols of the failure of an international aid effort that never lived up to its promise, despite billions of pledged dollars. By the ruins of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, whose roof and towers collapsed after the 7.0-magnitude quake, Jean Wilbert, a 40-year-old cripple ekes out an existence in a makeshift camp with his mother. “I’ve been…

North Carolina Women Sterilized Against Their Will To Receive Compensation

North Carolina Women Sterilized Against Their Will To Receive Compensation

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    People sterilized against their will under a discredited North Carolina state programme should each be paid $50,000, a task force voted today. This would mark the first time a state has moved to compensate victims of a once-common public health practice called eugenics. The panel recommended that the money go to verified, living victims, including those who are alive now but may die before the lawmakers approve any…

Breastfeeding Mother Accused of Indecent Exposure For Feeding Her Baby

Breastfeeding Mother Accused of Indecent Exposure For Feeding Her Baby

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  A woman in DC was accused of indecent exposure after she was “caught” breastfeeding her baby in public.   Simone dos Santos was feeding her baby in a government building when an officer asked her to stop, claiming that what she was doing with her baby was “indecent.”

You Can ONLY  Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

You Can ONLY Have One Sexual Partner If You Want To Help Save A Life

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    With the donor pool as slim as it is, and the waiting list as long as it is, I’m surprised that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would propose such a limiting provision in its new set of health guidelines. Under the proposed policy, people who’ve had sex with two or more people in the past year will be placed in a high-risk donor category, noting the…

Feds Rule Against Morning-After Pill For Teens

Feds Rule Against Morning-After Pill For Teens

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    Black Like Moi reports: Yesterday, we received news that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would be voting on a controversial measure that would potentially allow the morning-after pill (Plan-B) to be sold over-the-counter to teenagers. The vote is in. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over-ruled the agency’s recommendation, saying that she didn’t believe that young girls would be able to understand how to take…

Actress Tamala Jones Survived a Brain Aneurysm

Actress Tamala Jones Survived a Brain Aneurysm

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    Fourteen years after being diagnosed with a ruptured brain aneurysm, actress Tamala Jones has made it her mission to educate children and young adults on the importance of personal health. Surviving a swollen and spouted blood vessel at just 23, Jones is a prime example of this medical malfunction not just occurring in “old people.” After being critically self-conscious and thinking herself to be weak for undergoing a…

New Study: Being Overweight is Better than Being Lazy

New Study: Being Overweight is Better than Being Lazy

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  Black Like Moi reports: According to a new study, physical fitness is a better indication of health than BMI. Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association published the ground-breaking study which observed 14,000 men and women over a six year period. The findings were at the very least, surprising: Men and women who were overweight with higher physical fitness levels, still had a 19% lower risk of heart disease…

TV One’s ‘Unsung’ Kicks off All-New Season of 10 Episodes with Vesta

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In a press release from uber publicists Lynn McReynolds and Gilda Squire, TV One is getting the New Year off to a rockin’ start with ten all-new episodes of its NAACP Image Award-winning series of one-hour biographies celebrating the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, have not received the level of recognition they deserve or whose stories have never been told, beginning Monday, January…

It’s About Time: Bill Introduced To Move Voting Day To The Week-end

It’s About Time: Bill Introduced To Move Voting Day To The Week-end

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      A bill called the Weekend Voting Act seeks to move Election Day to the first weekend in November, allowing voters to cast ballots on either Saturday or Sunday. While the bill has its backers in Congress, it has not been introduced in the current Congress, and Soboroff acknowledges it is difficult to get lawmakers to take up the issue. “There’s not a lot of incentive for people…

Mama’s Baby; Daddy’s Maybe: Survey Says Black Mothers Get Little Help, Services & Support While Giving Birth

Mama’s Baby; Daddy’s Maybe: Survey Says Black Mothers Get Little Help, Services & Support While Giving Birth

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    A groundbreaking survey of African American mothers on their pregnancy and birth experiences reveals that black moms have little support before, during and after birth—a void that may explain why African American babies are disproportionately underweight and suffer high infant mortality. The first-of-its-kind survey of 245 Black women in Oregon was conducted by the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (ICTC), with help from Portland State University, as part…