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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017


Smoking And Tobacco Use In The Workplace

Brevard Tobacco Initiative 321-726-2860   Brevard County, Fla. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year, which costs the country a staggering $289 billion in healthcare and lost productivity. Although smoking rates declined from approximately 42 percent in 1965 to 18 percent in 2013, roughly 42 million U.S. adults still smoke. In the workplace, smoking prevalence varies by type of worker, industry type and occupation. Overall, “blue-collar” workers smoke significantly more than “white-collar”Read More

African American women face a more aggressive type of endometrial cancer. Researchers can’t explain why

Health Nov 17, 2017 1:00 PM EST It’s a puzzle with answers that have long eluded researchers: African American women are more likely to have a more aggressive form of endometrial cancer and more than twice as likely to die from it than white women, according to the American Cancer Society. Endometrial cancer, a common form of uterine cancer, has an 80 percent rate of survival over a five-year period for most women diagnosed at age 60 and above, according to the National Cancer Institute. This year, the American Cancer Society projects 61,380 women will beRead More

AG Jeff Sessions and Other Republicans Keep Having Mental Lapses

By Roger Caldwell   Attorney General Jeff Sessions is having problems with remembering and maybe needs to take better notes. This appears to be a problem in the entire Trump administration, and maybe the president himself should teach a note taking class.   Maybe the administration is unable to get seven or eight hours of sleep and this also affects memory/clarity in thinking. There could also be a problem with the beginning of Alzheimer’s, or just absent mindedness, but America is counting on the administrations’ judgment.   “Jeff Sessions wasRead More

The Resistance Movement Turns into Democratic Votes

By Roger Caldwell It has been a year since President Trump has lost the general election, but won the Electoral College vote, and became the 45th president of the United States. We all could argue that the system is not fair and it is rigged, and everyone would walk around mad and upset. But on an off year election, Democrats came to the polls in unprecedented numbers, and won elections from the governor to the local commissioner. Everywhere there was an election, the Democrats competed, and almost everywhere there wasRead More

Protect Affordable Housing in Tax Reform

BY:  Armstrong Williams November 16, 2017   There is a lot to like in the tax reform bill winding its way through the House:  pro-growth business incentives, simplification, and an international tax regime which encourages businesses to build factories and keep good jobs here in the United States. Unfortunately, House Republicans also may be on the verge of making a tragic decision impacting private investment in affordable housing that may negate all of this good work.   First the good news on housing: As Republicans in Congress look in everyRead More

7 Numbers That Explain How Much Puerto Rico Is Still Suffering

It’s been two months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and more than half its residents are still without power. By Lydia O’Connor Puerto Rico is still in crisis mode. Hurricane Maria roared through the U.S. territory in September, killing anywhere from dozens to hundreds of people, displacing thousands, and wiping out electricity for 100 percent of the island’s residents. While Puerto Rico has made strides to rebuild, it remains a formidable task. Here are some numbers that put the island’s needs into perspective: Two Months Monday marked two months since Hurricane MariaRead More

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Resigns

The world’s oldest serving president will step down after 37 years in power. By Nick Robins-Early PHILIMON BULAWAYO / REUTERS Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s authoritarian president, agreed to step down on Tuesday, according to the speaker of parliament. The announcement comes a little less than a week after the country’s military seized power, setting the course to end the 37-year rule of the world’s oldest serving president. Impeachment proceedings against Mugabe had already begun early Tuesday, but the speaker of parliament read a letter to lawmakers later that day that he saidRead More

The Paradox of Abundance

By Armstrong Williams September 21, 2017 Life is funny.  As suckling babes, the most luxurious thing we could ever imagine is the nurturing warmth of our mothers.  But as we age, a whole host of desires and ambitions begin to take shape in our minds. For the most part, whether we want to admit it or not, those ambitions generally center around wealth and social status.  These things replace the womb as the object of our desires, and give rise to an almost insatiable desire for more.  As we sitRead More

‘Cosby Show’ actor Earle Hyman dies at 91

by ASSOCIATED PRESS SHARE Share Tweet Email Print LOS ANGELES — Earle Hyman, a veteran actor of stage and screen who was widely known for playing granddad Russell Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” has died. Earle Hyman attends the 54th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards at Webster Hall on May 18, 2009 in New York. Astrid Stawiarz / Getty Images file Jordan Strohl, a representative for The Actors Fund, says that Hyman died Friday at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, New Jersey. He was 91. A North Carolina native, HymanRead More

Della Reese, ‘Touched by an Angel’ star and R&B Singer, dies at 86

by VARIETY SHARE Share Tweet Email Print LOS ANGELES — Della Reese, who segued from pop and jazz singing stardom in the 1950s and ’60s to a long career as a popular TV actress on “Touched by an Angel” and other shows, died Sunday night at her home in California. She was 86. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people,” Reese’s family said in aRead More