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Effie Brown: Black women contributed to Hollywood  discrimination

Effie Brown: Black women contributed to Hollywood discrimination

EURWEB Effie Brown, the African-American Hollywood producer whom Matt Damon famously tried to lecture on diversity, believes that women and people of color have contributed in part to their own discrimination in the industry. “Somehow, we co-signed this. Somehow, we participated,” she said Monday at the annual Women at Sundance brunch, according to Page Six. […]

Filmmaker expresses hate for word ‘diversity’

Filmmaker expresses hate for word ‘diversity’

EURWEB Despite giving a thumbs up to the Academy for taking steps to increase diversity among its membership, don’t expect Ava DuVernay to use that word to express the hot issue when it comes to the racial and gender imbalance in Hollywood. “We’re hearing a lot about diversity. I hate that word so, so much,” […]

Bizarre birth defect in Black babies on the rise

Bizarre birth defect in Black babies on the rise

CDC says infants being born with intestines outside of their bodies BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Physicians are seeing more instances of a birth defect in which infants are born with their intestines extruding from the stomach wall. The increase has been driven by a sharp rise in the defect among babies born to […]

Cost of injectable insulin ‘out of control’

Cost of injectable insulin ‘out of control’

Diabetics shocked at how price of medicine has skyrocketed BY DAVID SELL PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE PHILADELPHIA — Injectable insulin, which keeps some diabetics alive and keeps others out of serious health crises, has soared in price in the last few years. “It is out of control,” said Carol Hammond, 72, a diabetic who […]

Plenty of reasons to limit soda: Prevent obesity, keep teeth healthy

Plenty of reasons to limit soda: Prevent obesity, keep teeth healthy

BY ALISON BOWEN CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) When Dr. Susan Maples sees patients at her dental practice, she tells them to slash the soda. And she’s not alone. The government’s guidelines, produced jointly from the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture, were released Jan. 7. Among the key recommendations? Consume less than […]

Barbecue joint rewards patrons for carrying gun

Barbecue joint rewards patrons for carrying gun

Texas Black business owner gives discounts for customers who show their firearms BY MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS CYPRESS, Texas — The brisket at Brooks’ Place arrives with a deep smoky bark that the grill master here lovingly refers to as “black gold.” The line outside the barbecue joint, little more than a trailer and […]

Report: Nearly half of young Black men in Chicago not working

Report: Nearly half of young Black men in Chicago not working

EURWEB A report released by the UIC Great Cities Institute is truly troubling. Forty-seven percent of 20-24 year old Black men in Chicago were not in school nor working in 2014. As far as the state of Illinois is concerned, the number is 44 percent, much higher than the national average of 32 percent of […]

Stacey Dash’s relative: Fox has to be paying her for ‘coonin’

Stacey Dash’s relative: Fox has to be paying her for ‘coonin’

BY DIANA O. EROMOSELE THEROOT.COM Stacey Dash is feeling the wrath of Black America. She keeps arguing that any effort or initiative to celebrate Black American achievements — e.g., Black History Month and the BET Awards — is segregation and isn’t moving the ball forward on race relations. Even though family is supposed to present […]

Add a HEALTHY TWIST to your favorite foods

Add a HEALTHY TWIST to your favorite foods

From Family Features If you are like most Americans, you might have lapsed a little on your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier. Getting back on track is easy and guilt-free, and can be done with just a few steps. Celebrity chef and registered dietitian Diane Henderiks offers three simple ways to help you get […]

South Miami-Dade Alphas honor MLK through community restoration project

South Miami-Dade Alphas honor MLK through community restoration project

The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity participated in the fourth annual SoMi Lights MLK Service Day Project. Over 100 volunteers took part in the event hosted Jan. 18 by Branches South Miami to revitalize four homes in the community, perform the landscaping of a children’s playground, and build two butterfly gardens […]