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From women, daily calcium intake = longer life

According to a new study conducted by David Goltzman, director of the Calcium Research Laboratory at McGill University, a daily intake of 1,000 mg of calcium per day via supplements or food helps women may live longer. ...

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Aretha Franklin health challenges: cancelled shows and taking June off

Aretha Franklin announced, through her spokesperson, that she would be cancelling her shows and would also be taking the month of June off. ...

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Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. ...

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Tornado-stricken Oklahoma community rebounds

Life clearly endures in Moore and the rebuilding of homes has already begun in sections of the community and the convoy of volunteers ...

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Zimmerman’s team will seek to discredit Trayvon Martin

part of the defense strategy involves depicting the 17-year-old dead Black youth as a troublemaker ...

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Black Mayors rally to reclaim their organization

National Conference of Black Mayors (NCBM) kicks off its 39th annual convention in Atlanta ...

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‘Food Stamps’ cuts will hurt poor Black families

[caption id="attachment_13480" align="alignleft" width="288"] SNAP[/caption] ‘Food Stamps’ cuts will hurt poor Black families By Freddie Allen      WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) – Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but the extent of the cuts will not become known until negotiators from both ch ...

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shuts down 50 schools, but wants to buy a new stadium

With crime in Chicago at record levels and the mayor announcing dozens of school closings ...

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Oldest person in America gets card from Obama for 114th birthday

But in addition to that celebration, Talley also received a birthday note from President Barack Obama. ...

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Your Black History: Did you know Memorial Day was started by ex-slaves?

A fact that you should probably know is that African Americans are the reason that Memorial Day even exists in the first place ...

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