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Florida’s Finest – August 18, 2017

Florida’s Finest – August 18, 2017

Thousands of Caribbean culture lovers converge on South Florida every year on the Columbus Day weekend to attend the annual Miami Broward Carnival, a series of concerts, pageants, parades, and competitions. On Carnival Day, “mas” (masquerade) bands of thousands of revelers dance and march behind 18-wheel tractor-trailer trucks with booming sound systems from morning until […]

SURVIVOR’S STORY: They were trying to kill me

SURVIVOR’S STORY: They were trying to kill me

Hip-hop artist describes beating in Charlottesville that left him with head wound, other injuries BY DAVID S. CLOUD TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As a gang of White supremacists was beating him bloody, De’Andre Harris thought he might not survive and wondered why police were not rushing to defend him. The result of the […]

Lack of donors hampers dementia research

Lack of donors hampers dementia research

Bad experiences with doctors and studies slows understanding of Alzheimer’s affect on African-Americans BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS OAKLAND, Calif. – The question came as a shock to Dorothy Reeves: Would she be willing to donate her husband’s brain for research? She knew dementia would steadily take Levi Reeves’ memories of their 57-year marriage, […]

Why drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly

Why drinking hydrogen peroxide can be deadly

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE It’s meant to boost your health but Minnesota doctors caution that this alternative health remedy can send you or a loved one to the emergency room. Six people have been treated at Hennepin County Medical Center this year for injuries sustained after accidentally drinking highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide. ‘No benefit’ […]

Digital tracking: Why you should care

Digital tracking: Why you should care

Some companies, empowered by the click-through habits of consumers, exploit the information by selling it to data brokers. BY TIM JOHNSON TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – It’s an experience every computer or smart phone user has had. After downloading new software or an app, a window pops up with a legal agreement. At the bottom […]

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

Big employers embracing health plan status quo

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight labor market and unsure of Obamacare’s future, large employers are newly committed to maintaining coverage for workers and often their families, according to new research and interviews with […]

‘Black-ish’ to celebrate Juneteenth

‘Black-ish’ to celebrate Juneteenth

BY GREG BRAXTON LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS ABC’s “black-ish,” the acclaimed family comedy about an upper-middle class African-American family living in a predominantly White neighborhood, has taken on more than its share of provocative topics, including a debate over the “N-word,” police brutality and President Donald Trump. The fourth season premiere, which will air Tuesday, Oct. […]

Pantone releases purple hue in honor of Prince

Pantone releases purple hue in honor of Prince

EURWEB The Pantone Color Institute, a firm that helps companies make the most informed decisions about color for their brands or products, has announced the creation of a specific hue of purple in honor of Prince. The custom color, represented by Prince’s “Love Symbol #2”, was inspired by his custom-made Yamaha purple piano, which was […]

Snack smarter with dairy and fruit combos

Snack smarter with dairy and fruit combos

FAMILY FEATURES Americans are snacking more and more these days, with the average person consuming 25 percent of daily calories in the form of snacks. This school year, aim for an A-plus in nutrition by snacking smarter on nutrient-rich dairy products. Snacking goes hand-in-hand with dairy products since they are a tasty, convenient and cost-effective […]

Make-ahead breakfasts for busy school days

Make-ahead breakfasts for busy school days

FROM FAMILY FEATURES When the school year rolls around, switching from pool to school means finding simpler ways to kick off the day with healthy and nutritious options. Preparing feel-good breakfasts can be as easy as picking and putting together the right ingredients, if you know where to buy them. At grocery stores like ALDI, […]