You Go Girl!!!! NJ Nurse Wins Lay’s Potato Chip Contest

By CNN Lay’s announced Tuesday that Meneko Spigner McBeth won its social-media driven “Do Us a Flavor” contest and its million-dollar prize. More »

Hospital in Newark, NJ admits possible Ebola patient

By Yolanda Spivey An airline passenger was detained at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, after exhibiting signs that he/she may have been infected with the Ebola virus. More »

The New Projects: America’s poorest city residents receive customized houses

By The Atlantic City Lab Brownsville, Texas, sits high in the rankings where cities want to come in low. It’s the poorest city in America, with 36 percent of its residents living More »

RECALL: Defective airbags making drivers look like homicide victims in accidents

By Yolanda Spivey Over the past two years, there has been a recall of at least 4.7 million vehicles in the United States.  These vehicles, from various automobile makers, are all tied More »

CDC issues new rules and gear for handling possible Ebola patients

By Yolanda Spivey After nurses and other medical professionals have voiced their concern about being unprepared and unprotected in treating possible Ebola patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has More »

Nigeria allegedly Ebola free due to early containment of virus

By Reuters The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to More »

JFK Airport is hiring Ebola screeners at $19 an hour

By Yolanda Spivey JFK Airport is looking for a few good men and women for a controversial employment opportunity.  This position pays a whopping $19 an hour.  They are looking for contractors More »

 
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You Go Girl!!!! NJ Nurse Wins Lay’s Potato Chip Contest

By CNN

Lay’s announced Tuesday that Meneko Spigner McBeth won its social-media driven “Do Us a Flavor” contest and its million-dollar prize.

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Hospital in Newark, NJ admits possible Ebola patient

By Yolanda Spivey

An airline passenger was detained at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, after exhibiting signs that he/she may have been infected with the Ebola virus.

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The New Projects: America’s poorest city residents receive customized houses

By The Atlantic City Lab

Brownsville, Texas, sits high in the rankings where cities want to come in low. It’s the poorest city in America, with 36 percent of its residents living in poverty.

Defective Airbags

RECALL: Defective airbags making drivers look like homicide victims in accidents

By Yolanda Spivey

Over the past two years, there has been a recall of at least 4.7 million vehicles in the United States.  These vehicles, from various automobile makers, are all tied to airbags made by a company called Takata Corp.

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CDC issues new rules and gear for handling possible Ebola patients

By Yolanda Spivey

After nurses and other medical professionals have voiced their concern about being unprepared and unprotected in treating possible Ebola patients, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has issued new guidelines on how to handle possible cases.

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Nigeria allegedly Ebola free due to early containment of virus

By Reuters

The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus on Monday after six weeks with no new cases, an achievement with lessons for countries still struggling to contain the deadly virus.

Ebola Screening Starts At O'Hare Airport

JFK Airport is hiring Ebola screeners at $19 an hour

By Yolanda Spivey

JFK Airport is looking for a few good men and women for a controversial employment opportunity.  This position pays a whopping $19 an hour.  They are looking for contractors to screen for Ebola patients at the airport.

Confused Black Woman

Ten most common health insurance terms and definitions you’ll need to know

By Yolanda Spivey

HEALTH INSURANCE!!! That’s all everyone is talking about these days, especially since the open enrollment period to apply is within the next few weeks.

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American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella passes away at 32

By Yolanda Spivey

Joanne Borgella, who was a plus size model and an American Idol contestant, passed away today at the age of 32. 

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Ohio and Texas schools close due to possible contact with Ebola patient

By USA Today

Several schools in Ohio and Texas canceled classes Thursday over concerns that staff members and some students might have come in contact with an Ebola-infected person.

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UPDATE: 2nd Ebola patient traveled state to state by plane

By CBS46.com

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -The Frontier Airlines plane carrying a nurse who tested positive for Ebola traveled to airports in Ft. Lauderdale and Atlanta before being grounded in Cleveland on Wednesday.

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Olympic Fencer Kamara James Passes Away at 29

By The Grio

Kamara James, who represented Team USA at the 2004 Olympic Games in fencing, has passed away at the age of 29.

Ebola is real

Ebola Infected Health Worker took flight from Cleveland to Dallas

By The New York Times

The second health care worker who tested positive for the Ebola virus took an airline flight from Cleveland to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport the day before she reported symptoms of the disease, federal health officials said Wednesday.

Nigeria Money

Nigeria to pay back $1 Billion loan to the US over 7 years

By Emman Ovuakporie

ABUJA–FEDERAL Government of Nigeria is expected to pay back the $1 billion loan to be collected for the purchase of security gadgets to combat Boko Haram in seven years. This was revealed on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday.

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Keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens found dead in hotel room in Mexico

By Long Beach Post

Isaiah “Ikey” Owens, Long Beach musician and Jack White’s touring keyboardist, was found dead in his Puebla, Mexico hotel room this morning, according to media reports.

Ebola Hospital

Second person tests positive for Ebola at Dallas hospital

By Yolanda Spivey

The Associated Press has confirmed that a second healthcare worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus.  The healthcare worker, who’s employed at the Dallas hospital where Ebola patient Thomas Duncan was treated, also was responsible in taking care of the now deceased man who died on October 8.

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Possible Ebola patient admitted in Maine hospital

By Reuters

A patient in Portland, Maine, is being held for observation for a potential case of Ebola at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health officials said.

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Jermichael Finley files a $10 million disability claim

By NBC Sports

After an offseason of optimism and, apparently, at least one offer of employment, free-agent tight end Jermichael Finley has disappeared from public view.

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Oh no! Ebola is Threatening the world’s chocolate supply!

By Politico

Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply.

Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the harvest season begins.

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Breach of protocol is the cause for Nurse’s positive Ebola diagnosis

By Yolanda Spivey

News outlets are stating that a breach of protocol resulted in the positive Ebola diagnosis for a female health care worker in Dallas, TX.