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Study: Parenthood can boost your longevity

Study: Parenthood can boost your longevity

Having children more beneficial as you age and greater for men than women BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS Want to live longer? Have children. If you don’t die early from child-rearing stress, parenthood will boost your longevity chances, according to a new study out of Sweden. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute used national registry data […]

Florida lawmakers target sexually transmitted diseases

Florida lawmakers target sexually transmitted diseases

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA A House panel Monday approved expanding the legal definition of sexual intercourse as part of an effort to prevent the intentional transmission of HIV and other diseases. A bill (HB 165) sponsored by Rep. Kionne McGhee, D-Miami, would change a state law that prohibits people infected with HIV or other […]

Trump travel ban could worsen doctor shortage

Trump travel ban could worsen doctor shortage

BY JEREMY REDMON ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION/TNS ATLANTA – Dr. Heval Kelli has treated all sorts of patients while studying in Atlanta to become a physician: Young and old. Rich and poor. Black and white. Civilians and U.S. military veterans. Unlike most of his patients, the Morehouse School of Medicine graduate was not born in the […]

Remembering Chuck Berry, ‘Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll’

Remembering Chuck Berry, ‘Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll’

BY FREDERICK H. LOWE TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Chuck Berry, who died on March 18, was held in such high esteem as the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” that rock royalty often played backup in his bands. At Berry’s 60th birthday celebration in St. Louis, Missouri, Eric Clapton, and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, […]

Auntie Fee, food video star, dies at 59

Auntie Fee, food video star, dies at 59

BY ESMERELDA BERMUDEZ LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Auntie Fee, a South Los Angeles homemaker who became an Internet sensation for her foul mouth and fried food recipes, has died. Felicia O’Dell, 59, who won viral fame in 2014 after her son posted a four-minute clip of her cooking some dough-covered “sweet treats for the kids,” died […]

‘Love Jones’ showcased different side of Black life

‘Love Jones’ showcased different side of Black life

BY TRE’VELL ANDERSON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Before “Love Jones,” Black romance on the big screen was hard to come by. Sure, “Mahogany,” starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams, paved the way in 1975. Since then, most of the movies featuring Black people were about ‘hood life: poverty, gangs, drugs and guns. Someone was always […]

Fix up a flavorful Spring table

Fix up a flavorful Spring table

Hearty and flavorful Make your meal a hearty, tasty one by starting it off with this recipe for Herbed Veggie Focaccia Bread, a pizza-esque flatbread that’s a delicious alternative to all-too-common unhealthy appetizers. Topped with mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, olives and onion, this delightful small plate packs a nutritious load of veggies. Find more nutritious recipes […]

RETALIATORY TERMINATION?

RETALIATORY TERMINATION?

A longtime Bethune-Cookman University supporter, donor and trustee sues his alma mater and fellow  trustees in a continuing controversy over leadership, transparency and finances. Right-click here to download pdf of the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to download Exhibits A-D of the lawsuit, then click on “Download linked file” Right-click here to […]

MARCH POLAR EXPRESS

MARCH POLAR EXPRESS

An Eastern cool snap A late snow storm dumped half a foot of snow by 9 a.m. in New York City. Florida temperatures dropped in the 30s and 40s this week because of the same cold front. (CAROLYN COLE/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

Facebook suicide aftermath

Facebook suicide aftermath

Child was sexually abused, beaten BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER MIAMI HERALD /TNS MIAMI – For much of her too-short life, Naika Venant bounced between two parents: a birth mother who reportedly beat her without pity, left her in bed with boyfriends who watched “sex movies,” and eventually abandoned her – and the state of Florida, […]