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High Rates of Obesity Among Black Women

Photo credit: Martin Barraud/Getty Images When you hear about the growing waistline of the United States, study after study, report after report, seems to place special focus on minority communities, particularly African Americans. According to the CDC: Nearly 60 percent of black women are obese Nearly 38 percent of black men 20 years and over are obese CDC studies also have shown that obesity rates can var ...

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MIAMI DOLPHINS QUOTES AFTER DEFEATING NEW ENGLAND

MIAMI DOLPHINS QUOTES AFTER DEFEATING NEW ENGLAND Head Coach Joe Philbin (Opening statement) – “I think after watching the tape and looking at it closely in all three phases, I think there was obviously a lot of good things. I thought we played a very good second half. I thought the guys played hard. We were very resilient throughout the course of the game. We made enough plays to win the game.” (On if last ...

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PRAYER RALLY FOR PEACE

PRAYER RALLY FOR PEACE ...

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White House, Obama Unveil ‘Rebuild America’ Infrastructure Plans

President Barack Obama (pictured) has turned part of his focus on improving the economy through the development of jobs. This week, the President will unveil a series of plans in order to bring improvements to the nation’s infrastructure.   The Obama administration has taken ambitious leaps to address the needs of the sagging middle class by bolstering several key facets of health care, education, hous ...

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Malaysian Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

 Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday over a town in the east of the country, and Malaysian Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights over Ukrainian airspace. Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 meters (33,000 feet) when it was ...

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Chuvalo Boyd NNPA

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Florida hurricane tax holiday, May 31-June 8

Florida is the new kid on the hurricane sales tax holiday block, but the Sunshine State's event is the longest. Floridians have nine days -- from Sunday, May 31, through Sunday, June 8 -- to get ready for tropical storms and hurricanes. During that period, retailers won't collect the state's 6 percent sales tax on a wide range of storm-related products across six price ranges: $10 or less, $20 or less, $25 ...

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America’s Daughters: Sex Trafficking Is A Global Issue

  As the world mobilizes to safely bring home 276 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14, the subject of human trafficking has risen to the fore. RELATED:  Boko Haram Leader Claims Responsibility For Abduction, Wants To Sell Girls Protests For Missing Girls In Nigeria According to Polaris, an organization dedicated to the eradication of human trafficking, an ...

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New Jersey Teenager Vanishes After Leaving Home To Hang Out With Friends

Victoria Williams Case Type: Endangered Date of Birth: November 15, 1999 Missing Date: October 19, 2013 Age Now: 14 Missing City: Newark Missing State: New Jersey Case Number: NCMEC 1224998 Gender: Female Race: Black Complexion: Medium Height: 5’6″ Weight: 133 Hair Color: Black Hair Length: Long Eye Color: Brown Wear Glasses or Contacts: No   Location Last Seen: At her home on Fabyan Place. Circumstances of ...

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