Category Archives: Life

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Charlie Murphy Dead At 57 From Leukemia

By The New York Daily News

Charlie Murphy, the beloved comedian, writer and older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died after a battle with leukemia.

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’12 Years A Slave’ Writer Defends Erasure of Black Women on Show About Racism

By Huffington Post

The London premiere of writer John Ridley’s new miniseries “Guerilla” grew tense after audience members questioned why he chose a South Asian woman to be the protagonist.

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Indian News Reporter Learns Of And Reports Husband’s Death on Live TV

By Philly.com

NEW DELHI (AP) – People across India are hailing the composure of a television news anchor who learned of her husband’s death as she delivered a breaking news report on live TV.

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Transgender Pregnancy: The Making Of A New American Family

By Time

When the call came, my brother was at work in the open office in Cambridge, Mass., he shares with seven colleagues who, like him, help run clinical trials for a drug developer.

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Keep Black Kids From Running Away By Not Beating Them

By Washington Post

Last month, a rumor that more than 500 mostly black and Latino children from the District of Columbia had been abducted and sold into sex slavery went viral on social media.

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Woman Addicted To Extreme Surgery Procedures and Tanning Injections

By Closer

With her peroxide hair, eye-watering 32S-cup cleavage and tiny size six frame, Martina Big certainly stands out from the crowd.

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Ford Designed A Smart Crib That Mimics A Car Ride

By The Verge

There’s something about long car rides that make it so easy to fall asleep — the repetitive passing patterns,

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How Stress is Killing Black Men in America

By Huffington Post

n 1996, hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest released “Stressed Out,” the tale of a black man looking to remain optimistic while dealing with the repercussions of his criminal record,

 

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New Children’s Book Will Make Santa Claus A Gay Black Man

By Huffington Post

Get ready to see Santa Claus in a new (and refreshingly diverse) light this holiday season, courtesy of a forthcoming parody children’s book.

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Pennsylvania Hospital’s First Female Neurosurgeon Is A Muslim Mother of Four

By Philly Voice

Dr. Zarina Ali loves the exhilaration she feels when scrubbing into brain or spine surgery knowing she has a chance to make a big difference in life and death situations for her patients.

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Honey Boo Boo’s Mother Mama June Gets A Show About Her Weight Loss, But Who Cares?

By Scary Mommy

Can weight loss surgery and a makeover really make the entire world forget what went down in Mama June Shannon’s house? It seems it has. So let me remind you.

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Study Shows More Men Raped In Prisons Than Women

By Daily Mail

More men are raped in the U.S. than woman, according to figures that include sexual abuse in prisons.

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Study Finds Disadvantaged Black Women Suffer From PTSD

By Chicago Tribune

Nortasha Stingley doesn’t remember a lot about the weeks after her 19-year-old daughter was shot and killed nearly four years ago.

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Stop Raising Racists: What Parents of White Children Must Do In the Age of Trump

By NY Times

DES MOINES — Last year at this time, my 7-year-old was running around singing the praises of George Washington.

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This Model Is A Welcome Voice For Body Positivity (And Yes, He’s Single)

By Revelist

Unfortunately, a fit man loving a plus-size woman is still taboo in our society.

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A Judge Finds Aetna’s Justification For Pulling Out Of Obamacare Largely Bogus

By LA Times

Aetna claimed this summer that it was pulling out of all but four of the 15 states where it was providing Obamacare individual insurance because of a business decision — it was simply losing too much money on the Obamacare exchanges.

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Obamacare Isn’t The Issue, It’s The Insurance Companies

By Portland Press Herald

MILBRIDGE — With the recent news about increases in premiums for health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, everyone wants to vilify the ACA.

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Human Discount: Black Children Cost Less To Adopt

By NPR

NPR continues a series of conversations about The Race Card Project, where thousands of people have submitted their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words.

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KKK Imperial Wizard Found In Belize After Fleeing The U.S 30 Years Ago

By Daily Mail

A former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who now lives in Belize, alongside the very race of people he fought to segregate, has told Daily Mail Online: ‘I don’t hate blacks… Ain’t that something?’

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GRAPHIC: Bulls Rams Horn Up Matador’s Butt During Brutal Bout

By NY Daily News

A matador in Mexico City suffered “severe” injuries Monday when a bull gored its 11-inch horn up his behind.