edited by Greg Dean Truth be told, the #1 killer of blacks may not be what many think it is. We know the familiar culprits: HIV/AIDS, cancer, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and homicide (think Trayvon, Jordan, et al). As devastating as these scourges have been, a new and more hideous cause of black death now occupies the top spot.
So without further adieu, allow me to solemnly introduce you to the new #1 killer of blacks --- abortion.
by Roger Caldwell All the negative chatter from the conservative and Republicans have dissipated as Americans sign up for the Affordable Care Act in record numbers. There are many different ways the program is helping Americans, and the program's proponents are claiming that 9 million have been helped, or newly registered in the program. There are many that may not agree with the calculations, but millions of Americans are excited with the program, and they are signing up every day.
by Lawrence A. Robinson Like a lot of Black folk back in the early 80's, I got a Jheri Curl. It was the thing to do with Black hair for both men and women. The Jheri Curl was a very popular hairstyle among us because it gave us the appearance of what a lot of us considered to be "Good Hair." Celebrities like Eddie Murphy, Rick James, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and many others wore the 'doo' which our culture embraced whole heartily.
It does not matter whether you agree or disagree with the president on healthcare, because it is the law. No law is perfect and there are times that a law must be repaired or fixed, but as an American citizen we have an obligation to obey it. The major portion of the Affordable Care Act was rolled out on October 1, 2013, and the website to register Americans was dysfunctional, and an embarrassment to the president and his team.
Rosemary Pate did what she thought were all the right things: She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. She had a promising 30-year career at Lockheed Martin, working as a senior contracts manager. She had a palatial home in the suburbs of Ocoee, a winning smile, loving siblings and parents, and the best schools for her only son.
Rosemary was committed to community service, mentoring underprivileged children and raising money for causes like Junior Achievement.