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Surviving Sexual Abuse: April ‘7even Rich’ Richardson, taking back your power

By Je’Don Holloway Talley Gone are the days of silence and shame in the face of sexual assault and misconduct. America is slowly adapting to a new narrative for survivors of sexual abuse—one that empowers, vocalizes, and offers cathartic relief. With there being strength in numbers and solace in solidarity, the country has taken a stance in support of the …

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Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to Trump: Forget Wall, Fix Nation’s Deadly Water Problems

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia The lead content in Newark’s drinking water now is the highest ever recorded in the past 17 years and Mayor Ras Baraka has sent a letter to President Donald Trump because of the health emergency. In his January 14th letter to President Trump, Baraka implores the President to forego the demand for $5 billion …

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Kroger recalls ‘cooked’ shrimp products due to a potential health hazard

Kroger, the nation’s largest grocery chain, has issued a recall for shrimp sold in parts of Michigan, Ohio and Virginia because of a potential health hazard: several of its cooked shrimp products which might actually be raw. The Kroger Co. said the recall affected its stores in Michigan, central and northwest Ohio, and northwestern Virginia. The recall also included Fry’s, King Soopers …

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Changing Your Diet

By Vince Faust, Special to The Mississippi Link Newspaper, This time of year everybody wants to get next year off to a good start by changing old bad habits. One of the biggest changes most people start is changing their diet. To succeed you need a good plan. Changing your diet takes patience, persistence and behavior modification. Just losing weight …

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DCPS Students Throw Down in Kitchen Through National Culinary Arts Program

By Lenore T. Adkins, AFRO Contributor Taahir Kelly may be a track star at Roosevelt High School, but nothing makes his face light up more than when he’s talking about all the cooking he’s done at the school through his culinary arts classes. The high school senior is just one of 300 kids from the D.C. Public Schools enrolled in ProStart, …

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Affects Younger Women and Black Women At Higher Rates

By E. Selean Holmes Since 1985, October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, highlighting all types of cancer affecting millions of people. And each year there are families creating new avenues of public education to keep us informed while fighting for a cure. In Cincinnati, the Holloman family founded The Erica J. Holloman Foundation to raise awareness …

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Improving the Standard of Care and Exploring treatment options

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Following a report earlier this year that drew attention to the challenges of living with sickle cell disease and the urgent need for change in patient care – particularly in hospital emergency departments – Pfizer Rare Disease brought together the Sickle Cell Disease Council for Change (CFC). The CFC consists of more …

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Shocking Texas billboard ignites abortion controversy

By Defender News Service A controversial new billboard along a Dallas highway that suggests black women should view abortion as self-care has sparked both outrage, support, and conversation across social media. “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” the billboard states. “Abortion is self-care.” However, pro-life advocates are not here for the disturbing message sponsored …

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Scarred and Battle Tested from Heart Disease, but Still Fighting

By Rhonda E. Monroe (Incoming Board Chair-elect, WomenHeart) WomenHeart (the first and leading voice for the 48 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease) story begins in February of 1999, when three women, united by heart disease, formed an organization that was destined to become a lifeline for women across this nation. And at the same time, …

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NIH and Prostate Cancer Foundation Launch Large Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors related to aggressiveness of prostate …

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