By Dr. TaMara Griffin, blackdoctor.org Everyone is fired up and weighing in on some very insensitive comments that were recently made by former NBA player Gilbert Arenas. After reading his Instagram posts (now deleted) about “blocking any girl from #FLINT,” I too must admit that I thought his comments were insensitive....
More than a million Americans are hospitalized and 50,000 people die because of pneumonia, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With a disease as potentially serious as pneumonia, it’s important to understand the condition, how it’s contracted and spreads, and how to prevent it. Pneumonia is an infection in one or both...
This is my 20th year as an administrator in higher education. I've negotiated hunger strikes, sit-ins, and many other forms of protest and dissent intended to draw needed attention to matters of racial justice. Yet, long before I was an administrator, the demands of student movements on college campuses were...
NBCI supportsIllinois State Representative La Shawn K. Ford’s request for federal investigation The National Black Church Initiative(NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans calls on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign. NBCI’s President points to Emanuel’s lack of moral authority as the...
Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks Big-box retailer was accused of violating the Civil Rights icon's name and likeness According to reports, a federal appeals court recently held that Rosa Parks’ publicity rights don’t supersede the privilege to speak about matters of public interest. The lawsuit was premised on a Michigan statute guarding...
After dozens of unsuccessful attempts to repeal all or part of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday finally succeeded in getting a repeal bill to the president's desk. The House voted almost entirely along party-lines, 240 to 181, to repeal the Affordable Care Act and...
SCREENSHOT FOX 5 NEWS This one is for the dads everywhere! Dads need changing tables in public bathrooms, too. And this dad, Anthony Dew, is looking out for all the changing-baby-diapers-while-shopping dads everywhere. Dew took his 4-month-old son Jeremiah to a Macy's store location in the Mall at Prince Georges in Hyattsville,...
Canadian model Winnie Harlow was once bullied for her appearance. Labeled " cow" and "zebra," she suffered so much she was forced to pull out of high school. But far from becoming a recluse, Harlow is now on catwalks worldwide and the face of global brands. (Photo courtesy of...
Janet Jackson tweeted a video post refuting rumors that she has cancer, which included lyrics to her 'Unbreakable track, "The Great Forever" "I'm recovering," singer adds, along with lyrics to 'Unbreakable' track, "The Great Forever" Janet Jackson refuted rumors that she has throat cancer in a video post that she tweeted...
Sandra Bland (File photo) A Texas state trooper was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on a perjury charge stemming from the July traffic stop and arrest of Sandra Bland, who was later found hanged in her Waller County Jail cell. The Texas Department of Public Safety released a statement shortly...