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Charles R. Drew University offers tips on hypertension

Fortunately, in most cases, hypertension can be prevented and controlled with simple dietary changes and increased physical activity. Dr. David Martins, M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science recommends the following lifestyle changes to enhance normal blood pressure readings: ...

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Statement: NIH discontinues immunizations in HIV vaccine study

The Phase IIb study, conducted by the NIAID-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), was designed to determine whether the vaccine regimen could prevent HIV infection and/or reduce the amount of virus in the blood of vaccine recipients who became infected with HIV. ...

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Botswana, Mississippi? The Magnolia State’s HIV crisis

Some experts believe that Mississippi’s conservative politics, underfunding of HIV/AIDS programs and growing socioeconomic disparities both fuel the epidemic and increase the likelihood that more HIV-positive men and women will drop out of care—if they receive it at all. ...

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History, Chaplain Knowles and the sheriff

Sheriff Israel became the first Sheriff in the 98 years of the Bro-ward Sheriff’s Office to choose a Black man to hold the office of Chaplain for the Sheriff’s Office and Pastor Knowles was the Black man chosen. ...

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Capitalism turns political wheels in the politics of democracy

And even folks with blinders and rosy- colored glasses on can see that Crist is aiming for the 2014 Democratic Gubernatorial nomination. ...

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Florida faces many huge problems, and it appeared that Governor Scott decided to stand on the outside, and not take a position. ...

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A proud citizen of Hip Hop

Still, I proudly raise my flag and declare: I Am a Citizen of Hip Hop. ...

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Cleveland’s Charles Ramsey: Hood or Hero?

other famous “hilarious Black neighbor” Internet sensation, the coverage of Ramsey – and his criminal past – raises serious questions about how we treat a hero with a troubled past and, yes, how Blacks and whites look at the same event through different prisms of race. ...

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Black Revolutionary Assata Shakur is no terrorist

There is nothing in the activism of Assata Shakur that displays anything approaching terrorism. Additionally, since her exile, she has not been involved with any activities in the U.S.A. that could be construed as terrorist. ...

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Is Immigration reform important to Blacks and our leaders?

There is a bipartisan group called the “Gang of Eight which has been working to draft legislature that would help clear the pathway for citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. President Obama has always been a supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, but his hands are tied because there are a thousand ways to start to fix this problem. ...

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