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Tuesday, October 10th, 2017


New CDC Report Shows Growth in STDs Among Americans

Gonohorrea, syphilis on the rise in recent years following decades of decline A medical assistant brings some STD educational material to a patient / Getty Images BY: Charles Fain Lehman, The Washington Free Beacon October 8, 2017 5:00 am A recently released report from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found an increase in sexually transmitted diseases in America in 2016, continuing a sharp reversal from decades of lower rates. Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2016, released by the CDC in September, covers trends in so-called notifiable diseases, most notably chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis. AllRead More

Why the NFL protests are failing and other comments

  By Post Editorial Board, The New York Post October 8, 2017 | 9:17pm | Updated Photo: Getty Images Conservative take: Why the NFL Protests Have Failed NFL player protests around the national anthem are fizzling while ratings have suffered. That Ed Morrissey argues in The Week, is because the league’s response missed what angered fans to begin with — “the protests have become explicitly partisan.” After President Trump criticized the kneelers, what began as an attempt to call attention to police violence against minorities became a mark of opposition to the president. “NFL fansRead More

We are all to Blame for the Las Vegas Shooting

By Armstrong Williams October 5, 2017     The videos circulating on social media and playing repeatedly on the newscasts are the stuff of nightmares.  The audio is chilling; the sheer panic in the air is palpable.     Who among us cannot imagine ourselves in that same scenario—at a crowded concert, sporting event or other enjoyable activity when the unspeakable happens and deadly bullets slice through the air destroying families?     It will be hard to forget the rapid fire staccato of automatic gunfire raining down on the innocents.  ButRead More

What Happened to Peace and Love in America?

By Roger Caldwell   When a White man murders58 people, and injures another527 in America, he is not considered a terrorist. Maybe a terrorist must have a different skin color, or maybe an Islamic name, but he surely cannot be White with a European name.   As the investigation continues, people are wondering, how this could happen in the land of the free?  But, there are over 300 million guns owned by Americans. When a citizen can own 47 guns, and no one asks any questions as to why heRead More

More women are obese, says Ministry of Health

A young black couple outdoors, outside their home. They are standing, arms around each other, smiling. The woman is overweight. The man is mixed race Caucasian and African American. (Photo: Courtesy)  By Gatonye Gathura | Published Mon, October 9th 2017 at 00:00, Updated October 8th 2017 at 23:14 GMT +3 The rate at which women are getting obese has reached worrying levels, the Ministry of Health has warned. In a mid-term review of its five-year national strategic plan to improve the health sector, the ministry notes an increase in casesRead More

It Takes a Village to Improve A Community’s Health

The church congregations of Calvary Baptist and Park Baptist in Halifax County started a garden in Roanoke Rapids on Park Baptist’s land to help congregants eat a healthier diet. Photo credit: Taylor Knopf Halifax County had some of the lowest health rankings in the state. Alarmed by this, the community pulled together to start making major changes. By Taylor Knopf, NORTH CAROLINA HEALTH NEWS It’s the community gardens popping up around town. It’s baked chicken and water added to the church congregational lunches. It’s the new weight lifting equipment at theRead More

Hornsby Howell, first African-American football coach at UGA, dies at 90

By  Lee Shearer   Hornsby Howell, the first African-American to coach on the University of Georgia football team, died last Tuesday. Howell, 90, had been in declining health for the past year, said former UGA football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, who spoke briefly to Howell through family members shortly before Howell’s death Oct. 3. Dooley hired Howell as a scout team coach in 1982. By the time Howell retired from UGA in 1996, his portfolio had expanded considerably, more as a counselor and mentor for UGA student-athletesRead More

White Female Candidate Gets Triggered, Claims Black Opponent Isn’t ‘Intelligent’

State Sen. Jill Vogel (right), Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, gestures during a debate with Democratic candidate Justin Fairfax at the University of Richmond in Virginia on Oct. 5, 2017. (Steve Helber/AP Images) Jason Johnson, The Root It really doesn’t take much to trigger a Donald Trump supporter. Mention Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Russia or George Soros and they’re off, screaming about “pizzagate” and wiretapped microwaves. Sometimes it doesn’t even take that much; sometimes all you have to do is be black on a sunny day to triggerRead More

The doomed soda tax was never about our health

Chicago can artwork is displayed at the Museum Campus on Sept. 8, 2017. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune) By Dahleen GlantonContact ReporterChicago Tribune Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has confirmed what most of us suspected all along. That penny-per-ounce soda tax had nothing to do with our health. It was only about the money. Facing a vote on Tuesday that would repeal the controversial tax on sugary drinks, Preckwinkle laid everything on the line and warned us that if the tax goes, so will jobs and services many Cook County residents dependRead More