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In the Wake of Newtown: Chicago Mother Loses All Four Children to Gun…

Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of of Congress’ jumbled talk about gun policy, the black community is yet reminded of the dire consequences associated with untamed gun violence. Since Newtown, the city of Chicago has seen 50 deaths at the hands of gunmen. One of those deaths was the last surviving child of a woman named Shirley Chambers. Her 33-year-old son, Ronnie Chambers (picture right below), was killed while sitting in a parked car.

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Weight Loss Surgery? Sometimes You Just Need Help…

Hear some real, compassionate talk from a former gastric bypass patient.

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Four Diet/Fitness Myths, Busted by Fitness Trainer, Damien Woodson…

Have you ever had these faulty ideas when you started your health and fitness regimen?

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Israeli Government Tacitly Admits to Medical Malpractice On Ethiopian…

Is Israel practicing the same type of racist eugenics done against them during Germany’s Nazi regime?

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Commentary on the Crooked Room: Shame on You Black Girl…(Part 1)…

Speaking of shaming…

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Could Fat Shaming Help People Lose Weight? One Doctor Says…

And guess why they’re doing that? Because to some degree, SHAME WORKS.

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Yoga in Africa. Yes, Africa.…

I just stood there in front of my DVD player and television, spellbound. Dressed for practice, and short on time, I nonetheless had to pause for a minute to take it all in, DVD case still dangling in hand.

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Are You Willing to Be A Full-Time Activist For Black Women or The…

Just how much are you willing to take on?

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Buh-Bye Achy Joint Mornings: My New, Greatly Improved Beauty,…

Mornings can be really tough on me. Sometimes I wake up with shoulder pain, lower back aches and knee pain. Since I’ve not had any injuries, I’m guessing these aches and pains are from localized inflammation and general strain. My dad had knee problems and needed surgery in his lifetime. Since I’m not a fan of bionic joints, I am determined to get to the source of my morning pain and then work to find a long-term solution that won’t require me filling out prescriptions and loading my liver with ibuprofen. Enter my local farmer’s market health-food guru, Colin. I told him about my morning aches and lethargy and he suggested the MSM Morning Mix.

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Come Hither: Dirty Old Man or Experienced Lover? Let’s Talk…

I’m often the predator, but a young girl couldn’t walk around being plump and juicy without coming to learn about the dreaded neighborhood phenomena known as the DIRTY OLD MAN.

Watch the First Episode of ‘Spartacus: War of The Damned’…

The new season of the STARZ’ show Spartacus: War Of The Damned debuted last night, and it was everything that Spartacus fans have come to expect: Sex, blood, guts, fight scenes, and gorgeous men galore. And, a few not so gorgeous men made an appearance too, but you can look past that.

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My Sex Life is None of Your Business!!! Or is it?…

What women do with their privates is no one else’s business and it doesn’t harm anyone as long as the sex is consensual and safe right? I disagree. I think some people are oblivious to the fact that there are sexual norms (it’s intro social psychology and sociology). Sometimes these people even propose that “anything sexual is normal as long as it’s consensual”. They don’t realize that they are establishing the new sexual norm of ‘anything goes and everything is okay’ and that there is something ‘abnormal’ about you if you think otherwise.

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White Gun Advocates Ask Blacks “What Would Django Do?”…

Frankly, I am tired of talking about Quentin Tarantino’s film, Django Unchained. But, here I am, talking about it again. Why you ask? Well, because the brilliant minds behind the events of the January 19th “Gun Appreciation Day” are working on innovative ways to reach out to communities of color. And, Larry Ward, current president of conservative leaning media company Political Media, has been working feverishly to aid this cause. So, what brilliant motto did he come with? “What would Django do?” For the record, yes. This is real.

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Could Contraception Sabotage be Contributing to the 80% Out-Of-Wedlock…

Make no mistake…this is a stealth form of abuse.

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Friday Funny: Recurring Dreams of Endless Rooms, Not Finishing…

Things I have recurring dreams about: 1) That Loyola Marymount University has called and told me they granted my diploma by mistake–I needed to take one more math class and they forgot to tell me. ( I HATE math); 2) I have just moved into a house so big we keep discovering new rooms; 3) That I’m being chased, in a blue nightgown, down the stairs of Kaiser Hospital by the Sesame Street monsters.

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Are You Afraid of “Coming Out of the Closet” About Your…

How many of you are *hiding* your interracial dating preference?

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Does Lifting a Ban on Women in Combat Help with Gender Equality in the…

The Pentagon wants to allow women on the front-lines of combat. But, do the ends justify the means?

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Swirling and Marriage: Candice and Alvaro…

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MTV’s Show ‘Catfish’ and Notre Dame Football Star…

Have you ever been “catfished”?

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Do We Really Owe Spike Lee an Apology?…

An apology is a bit much. Let’s hope Spike Lee isn’t holding his breath waiting for one…