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Blacks and Hispanics are housed in U.S. prisons disproportionately to their racial counterparts. Once released, finding stable income, housing and acceptance back in society are just a few obstacles they face. Hector Guadalupe, the founder of A Second U Foundation, might have tapped into a solution to finding a job while providing former felons with…

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Finally, some positive news billowing out of the Mo’Nique camp. The caustic comedienne, who is currently more famous for the people she has beef with (Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry) than the Oscar-winning movie they made together (2008’s Precious), is in a celebratory mood after conquering her long-awaited, hard-fought fitness goal. The 51-year-old Baltimore…

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Summer is quickly approaching. Whether your “summer body” is ready or not, there are a few apps that can help you begin your fitness journey or tone up in time for those summer pool parties and cookouts. Here are 10 worth considering: Peloton Digital This app offers total body workouts with more than 10 daily live…

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Despite injury. Despite age. Despite all that life throws your way, you can achieve your dreams. Shon McClain is a walking example of this, as he pursues his passion relentlessly. In his 30s, Shon experienced not one, but two car accidents that left him with debilitating injuries. But, this son of a bodybuilder and fitness…

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  Sometimes, tragic circumstances can propel a person to great personal goals and Genise Shelton clearly is an example in her book Married to Fitness. The journey to living a healthy lifestyle did not come from her own struggle with obesity but rather a generational cycle of health issues within her family that could be easily…

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Fitness enthusiast and spokesmodel Hannah Bronfman has used social media and her passion for fitness to spark a following for living a healthy lifestyle. “I’ve always been a pretty active person. I did ballet when I was a kid and played group sports in high school. My grandmother actually suffered from anorexia, when she was young,…

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