My 7-year-old son, Jeremiah, has been sucking his thumb since birth. When he began developing teeth, a callous started forming on his thumb in the area where teeth hit skin. About that same time I began developing a very platonic friendship with a man I met at church. It was slow at first, a brief […]
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If you ask a kid, any kid, to name a famous basketball player, you’re more than likely to see the kid light up with excitement, maybe dunk an imaginary b-ball and run off names with a smirk like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Jordan, even if they know the latter only by his sneakers. Ask the little one to name a singer: “Beyonce”, “Willow Smith”, “Nicki Minaj.” Now ask her to name a famous Black doctor.
If the year was 1989, she might say “Dr. Huxtable.” In 2013, you’ll hear crickets…Read more at EBONY.com
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My mother once told me that she never liked sex. She has always been the conservative kind: always wearing pantyhose under all dresses and skirts, just a touch of makeup when she went out— which she seldom did and was almost always back home and in bed by 10:30. In fact, she surprised me the one […]
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Conservatives, in theory, are staunch pro-life activists, abhorring a woman’s right to choose, labeling any and every pregnancy a blessing from God. They are also, more often than not, anti-abortion and pro-death penalty. They don’t believe in killing people until they’re actually born. …Read more at Clutch Magazine.
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ALS may be the most deadly disease many people have never heard of. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease affects at least 30,000 people in the United States and 450,000 people worldwide. It is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that causes muscle atrophy, paralysis, and ultimately death with a three to five year […]
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Immunotherapy is the new black when it comes to treating Cancer, raising hope in conquering this age old illness. Treating infectious disease using the body’s own defenses operates under the premise that the body is able to retain memory to guard against disease. Cancer immunotherapy operates under a similar premise. The Wall Street Journal recently […]
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Veterans are often viewed as exhibiting bravery and valor in the face of danger, all in honor of unity. But it is not uncommon for many of them to end up destitute, and stricken with mental illness and social withdrawal stemming from their days in battle, experiencing death as often as one might experience breakfast. […]
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