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Is it Okay to Tell White Lies in Trump’s Administration?

By Roger Caldwell During Hope Hicks’ interview by the House Intelligence Committee, the president’s White House Communications Director acknowledged that she tells “white lies.” As a political historian, I was not aware that lies have colors. I am well aware that human beings are identified by color, but in politics, this is a first. In the Trump orbit, I am guessing the severity of the lie determines the color. The severity of a blue lie compared to a pink lie would be much more intense. But a yellow lie orRead More

Parent mentors improve Latino children’s health insurance coverage rates

Photo by iStock (Photo courtesy of Connecticut Children’s). UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT     SHARE  PRINT  E-MAIL IMAGE: THE STUDY’S LEAD AUTHOR DR. GLENN FLORES OF UCONN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER (PHOTO BY CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S). view more  CREDIT: CONNECTICUT CHILDREN’S Latino children have the highest uninsured rate in the United States. However, new study findings in the March issue of Health Affairs show parent mentors are highly effective at providing uninsured Latino children with health insurance coverage. “Our randomized trial testing the power of a simple intervention program that trained Latino parents to mentor otherRead More

Wright-Patt celebrates Black History Month with speakers, activities

Kimberly Gaither and Jim Varhegyi, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs, Dayton Daily News. Col. Bradley McDonald (left), 88th Air Base Wing commander, and Terrance Williams (right), president of the local Greater Daytonl Blacks in Government chapter, present the annual Black History Month Scholarship to Alanna Wall, a senior at Stivers High School for the Arts, in a ceremony at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Feb. 21. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S.Read More

Common Hosts Fourth Annual ‘Toast to the Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art,’ Honoring Get Out and Mudbound Oscar Nominations

Mary J. Blige, Tiffany Haddish, Gabrielle Union and Daniel Kaluuya Among Star-Studded Oscar Celebration LOS ANGELES  — Recording artist and Oscar-winner Common hosted the fourth annual “Toast To The Arts: A Celebration of Fearless Art” event, March 2, honoring the Academy Award nominations of Get Out nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Best Actor); Mudbound nominees Mary J. Blige (Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song), director Dee Rees (Best Writing Adapted Screenplay) and producer Charles D. King; as well as legendary filmmaker Charles Burnett. The star-studded soirée hosted some of Hollywood’s biggest names,Read More

Natural remedies and the African American community

Natural herbs and oils that are blended into medicinal concoctions using a mortar and pestle. | Photo credit: Getty Images    By Kaiyah Clarke | Staff Reporter There is no direct definition of natural remedies. However, the African American community makes use of the term often when confronted with illness. Natural remedies can be the use of herbs, animal byproducts, religious conviction, naturopathic therapy, alternative procurement and body awareness to treat or cure ailments. The recent influenza epidemic, better known as the flu, has made its mark for the lastRead More

Rob Porter Working for Trump without A Security Clearance

By Roger Caldwell Vetting staff is not important to Trump, because he only cares about their loyalty to him. In fact, loyalty is not enough for Trump because one has to be willing to lie for his policies and his statements. Many of Trump’s personal appointees will call his disregard for laws, and bending the rules, stretching the truth, but many legal minds identify his actions as perjury and obstruction of justice. The fundamental problem with our president is that he refuses to read, and he prefers looking at FoxRead More

Anuja Khemka, Experienced Non-Profit, Philanthropic And Corporate Leader, Takes Helm At The Steve Fund

Anuja Khemka has been named Executive Director of the Steve Fund, the nation’s only non-profit focused on the mental health of students of color. NEW YORK, NY, February 5, 2018 — Anuja Khemka, MSW, a former Vice President at the JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy group, Program Officer at the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and nonprofit consultant has been named Executive Director of the Steve Fund. The three -year-old non-profit is the nation’s only organization focused on the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color. Mrs. Khemka has been serving asRead More

“Watercolor Essentials” Class at Studios of Cocoa Beach

Studios of Cocoa Beach 165 Minuteman Causeway Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Studios of Cocoa Beach is offering a one day WATERCOLOR ESSENTIALS class for beginners to intermediate on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9 am to 1 pm. The class will be taught by  Ed Carlson , an award winning local artist with extensive teaching experience. The workshop will acquaint students with easy methods to paint bright and fresh watercolors with a limited color palette and learn to make economical decisions when purchasing supplies .  This is not a drawing class. Read More

Coffee with a Cop

Ralphalette Bartel, President Powell Subdivision Neighborhood Watch Group  The Lipscomb Park Community Center in partnership with the Powell Subdivision and Gramling Park Neighborhood Watch Groups held its first Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the center. The event was attended by Police Chiefs Kevin Gillespie, City of Melbourne and Jim Rogers, City of Palm Bay along with a number of local officers from both cities. The residents in attendance were able to interact and ask questions of the police officersRead More

HIV/AIDS Disproportionately Impacts Blacks: Report

February 12, 2018 WI Web Staff Black Experience, Health 0 D.C. still leads the nation in HIV diagnoses. (Courtesy of MSF Access Campaign) African Americans are far more likely than other ethnic groups in this country to contract HIV, but they are far less likely to get life-saving treatments aimed at stopping the virus’s spread, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC researchers, analyzing 2014 surveillance data from more than 650,000 people living with HIV in 37 states and D.C., found that less than 41 percentRead More