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Angela Bassett wants to raise awareness for type 2 diabetes as her family has a history with the serious health condition. The 61-year-old actress has teamed up with the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association for the Know Diabetes by Heart initiative, which aims to educate people on the causes and effects of type…

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Will Smith is encouraging people to help fight homelessness, by taking part in The World’s Big Sleep Out event. The 51-year-old old actor has asked people to think about “what home means” to them, in a campaign video for The World’s Big Sleep Out, a charity event in which people spend one night sleeping on the streets…

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New York Liberty center Tina Charles‘ life purpose goes far beyond a basketball court. Around the time that her aunt Maureen “Hopey” Vaz passed away of multiple organ failure, the WNBA star read an article about a high school basketball player who died from sudden cardiac heart arrest. The school the player was with did not…

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The recent criminal trial of comedian Bill Cosby was a stressful and some would say traumatic period in his life. Now that Cosby has emerged victorious he plans to help others. Cosby’s spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson appeared on “Good Day Alabama” Wednesday and announced that Cosby is planning a series of town halls…

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Paulette McKenzie Leaphart believes that the ugly truth of breast cancer is often overlooked. Although pink ribbons, campaigns and clothing can raise awareness, the scars and pain that breast cancer inflicts on its victims and families can get lost in the hoopla. Leaphart wants to change that. A breast cancer survivor who underwent a double mastectomy,…

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A group of well-known African musicians,including Tiken Jah Fakoly, Amadou and  Mariam, Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kora, Mory Kante, Sia Tolno, Barbara Kanam and rappers Didier Awadi, Marcus (from the band Banlieuz’Arts) and Mokobe, have recorded and released a song titled  “Africa Stop Ebola”  to raise money and awareness about the deadly Ebola virus. All…

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