Category Archives: Health

New Campaign Targets Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Marketing to Youth

New Campaign Targets Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Marketing to Youth

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*SACRAMENTO – More than 80 percent of youth who have tried tobacco products started with a flavored product – there are more than 15,500 e-cigarette flavors on the market. In an effort to combat the tobacco industry’s latest marketing strategies aimed at getting youth hooked on nicotine, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched […]

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The LA Housing Authority and Mona Clayton, RN Join Forces for the Recruitment of Future Nurses

The LA Housing Authority and Mona Clayton, RN Join Forces for the Recruitment of Future Nurses

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*Los Angeles — “The Nurses Pub Foundation” will be hosting a nurse recruiting seminar, “Walking the Red Carpet to A Successful Nursing Career” from 12–4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the “Old Library” at 1510 East Central Avenue. Admission is free for students and housing community residents as well as local WorkSource career center […]

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Was Abortion Advocate Margaret Sanger a White Supremacist?

Was Abortion Advocate Margaret Sanger a White Supremacist?

Margaret Sanger, White Supremacist
*Aqunda Okeyo, who while serving as the Communications Chair for the March for Racial Justice, made an incendiary and thought-provoking observation when she boldly proclaimed, “If we want to end White Supremacy, White America needs to step it up.” I partially agree based on the premise that one believes that White Supremacy is the chief […]

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NAMI Urban LA Presents Jazz & R&B Artists to Headline its Free Event ‘Music. Community Conversation. Telling Our Stories’

NAMI Urban LA Presents Jazz & R&B Artists to Headline its Free Event ‘Music. Community Conversation. Telling Our Stories’

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*(Los Angeles, CA) — The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Urban LA (NAMI Urban LA) presents jazz and pop recording artists Natalie Cadet and Marguerite Alexis, as this year’s headline performers at its debut event raising care and awareness for mental health in the urban community. “Music. Community Conversation. Telling Our Story” is a free […]

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Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

Louis Farrakhan to Keynote Family-Summit Conference

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*The highly anticipated Family Summit and Conference will take place in Atlanta, Georgia., on August 25-27 at the Sheraton Atlanta. The three-day summit and conference will be centered on the theme, “Strong Families: The Foundation of a Great Nation” and will culminate on Sunday, Aug. 27, with a keynote address by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. Attendees of […]

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Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Author Supports Kids: Bullying, Cyber Violence & Suicide Covered in ‘BJ’s Big Dream’

Bullying, Dr. Donia Cunningham Leverette, BJ's Dream
*On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Dr. Sonia Cunningham Leverette hosts the virtual launch of her 5-star children’s story book, BJ’s Big Dream, written to help build confidence, discipline, and problem-solving skills in youth. From 10 AM to 9 PM EST, the online event includes discussions with best-selling authors, Facebook chats, and giveaways of autographed books and downloads. The complete […]

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Workshops for Educators, Indie Films, and More at Upcoming ‘Long Beach Indie’ Festival

Workshops for Educators, Indie Films, and More at Upcoming ‘Long Beach Indie’ Festival

Long Beach, CA — Named one of FilmFreeway’s Top 100 best reviewed film festivals, Long Beach Indie International Film, Media & Music Festival returns to Long Beach Wed., Aug. 30 – Sun., Sept. 3, delivering five days of screenings, plus workshops for educators, students, entertainment industry professionals, and more.  Founded by Dr. Daniel Walker in 2014, the festival celebrates diverse content […]

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Black Woman Dies After Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Black Woman Dies After Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Akbar Muhammad, plastic surgery death
*This article is personal for me. I received a call from my daughter informing me that my 27-year-old niece, Tina, died in the Dominican Republic having plastic surgery to change her physical appearance. Plastic Surgery She lost her life trying to achieve the appearance of a smaller woman in what is now known and marketed […]

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Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

Gwen Jimmere Patents Hair Care Product Naturalicious

Gwen Jimmere, Naturalicious
*The first and only African-American so far to hold a patent for a natural hair care product is Detroit native Gwen Jimmere. She wanted to create a solution for black women that would reduce the amount of time they spent washing and conditioning their hair. Not only that, she wanted it to contain natural ingredients. […]

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Zinyuke Pens ‘Sex Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness’

Zinyuke Pens ‘Sex Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness’

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*Author, Humphrey Zinyuke –  Barack Obama reminds us of how ours has been cited as a ‘brave new world in which sex is purely recreational, marriage is disposable, and civilization itself rests on shifting sands.’ Meanwhile, extremist psychologists maintain sex crosses the average male’s mind at intervals ranging from every 7 minutes to every half […]

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