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Each year during the month of October we turn our focus to bringing awareness to breast cancer in women, but now with the news of Mathew Knowles‘ diagnosis, we are alarmed by the cases of breast cancer in Black men. Breast cancer is a disease that primarily affects women and occurs when cells in the…

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During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, rolling out is helping women (and men) understand the complicated aspects of the second most common form of cancer, breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body.…

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The presidency of Donald Trump has once again proven the business mogul to also be a savvy New York con man. The recent Congressional action to repeal and replace Obamacare was met with cheers by the GOP establishment. Congressmen were actually called to order after the slim margin of victory of 217 – 213 to…

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President Donald Trump and his Republican cohorts failed to eliminate Obamacare. For the past seven years, the Republicans have attempted to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act that was implemented by President Obama in 2010. With Trump as president and the Republicans controlling the House and Senate, it appeared that they would have a…

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There is a silent epidemic sweeping America and it affects the black community the hardest. This epidemic is autism and what is known as the Autism Spectrum Disorders, ASD. This condition is a developmental disability of severe chronic conditions due to mental and/or physical impairments. For people with developmental disabilities, major life activities such as…

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Thomas Eric Duncan is the only person to have died from Ebola in the United States. The care that Duncan received at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, from all accounts, showed that he received inadequate service. Duncan, despite telling hospital staff that he had been to Africa and was running a fever, was discharged and diagnosed with what…

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Over the past year, mental health care has recently been in the news mostly for negative reasons. But in 2013 and 2014, there has been an uptick in the number of incidents where a black mentally unstable individual met with a violent death. From the Philadelphia Naval Yard shootings, to the schizophrenic mother shot by…

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