Black Health

Scarface says he thought about killing himself

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By Joshua D. Copeland There’s a saying that goes: “to know a man’s thoughts, listen to his words…” In the beginning, rap music was supposed to be a reflection of life.  At the end of the day, rappers are lyrical artists attempting to let you into their world.  They have the power to influence fans world wide with messages that ...

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25 Awesome quotes to help get you through the day

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What is in your hands to make a difference in the world? This is a question for each of us to ponder throughout our life’s journey. Could you be the one who plants the seeds for the promotion of environmental sustainability (like Wangari Maathai, Green Belt Movement), fair sentencing (like Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative), or children’s rights (like Marian ...

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These diseases are killing us because we eat such unhealthy food

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Health in the African-American community is vitally important. With so many illnesses affecting people of color, care for one’s health needs to be at the top of the priorities list. However, it’s no secret that for years, the health care system has been unfair to African-Americans. The lack of quality services raises a red flag. ...

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Cornel West fires back at Dyson: “Deep integrity must trump cheap popularity”

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The Internet was abuzz this week after a scathing 10,000 word article was released in The New Republic by scholar Michael Eric Dyson.  The article, titled “The Ghost of Cornel West,” was a shock to some, fully unveiling the long-standing feud between two of black America’s leading intellectuals.  The piece may end up going down in history, since it defines ...

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University Facing $1 Billion Lawsuit For Research that Infected People With STDs

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By Angela L. Braden John Hopkins University is under fire for a controversial research study they conducted 65 years ago that allegedly infected hundreds with various s*xually transmitted diseases. Almost 800 individuals who participated in the research in the 1940s and 1950s in Guatemala have joined together to sue the university for their role in the controversial research. The $1 ...

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Indiana HIV Outbreak Being Declared A Public Health Emergency

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April V. Taylor The largest single HIV outbreak in the history of the state of Indiana is taking place in the southern part of the state.  According to Fox 59, one small town has been consumed by the outbreak, and authorities are reporting 55 confirmed cases, with the number likely to grow as more people are tested. State health officials ...

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Is It Possible to Be Young, Single, and Not Attracted to Anyone…Ever?

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By: Isabella Carson When someone is young, attractive, and single people question what is wrong with them. Many people seem to feel that being with someone else is everyone’s sole purpose in life and that if you do not have a partner you have something wrong with you. This is very untrue and a myth that should be dispelled. There ...

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BOSS Sports | Bears Former Player Adrian Peterson Loses Young Son To Cancer

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By Stephen Kanyi Cancer has become a global menace and one of the leading causes of death in the world. The fact that it is incurable makes it one of the deadliest illnesses. In 2012, the number of reported cancer-related deaths reached an all-time high of 8.2 million. According to WHO, there will be an increase of up to 70 ...

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Bobby Brown Wants Nick Gordon to Tell the Truth about What Happened to Bobbi Kristina

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by G. Brown A desperate Nick Gordon launched a series of tweets in which he claims Bobby Brown is keeping him from seeing the woman he loves. A restraining order keeps Gordon away from Bobbi Kristina who remains in a coma since she was found January 31st lying face down in a bathtub. Gordon also tweeted that he was willing ...

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BOSS Sports | Chris Bosh May Have Blood Clots On Lungs, Could Miss Remainder Of Season

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BY:  John “Hennry” Harris More developments are available concerning Miami Heat All-Star Chris Bosh‘s health.  Doctors treating the star forward are concerned that he may have developed a blood clot on his lung. The doctors are still waiting for tests before making a diagnosis, according to ESPN.com sources. Bosh’s agent, Henry Thomas, told ESPN in a text that it is ...

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