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Should you wash that?

Should you wash that?
From hands to hair to clothes to food, keeping things as clean as possible is a very basic, and very essential, part of staying healthy.
 
But do you really know the what’s, how’s and how often’s of cleaning up?
 
How Often Should You Wash…Your Face?
 
 
Dirt, oil, sweat, makeup and bacteria can prevent your skin from being clear and healthy. In general, you should wash your face twice a day, morning and night, with a cleanser that’s right for your skin type.

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My Brother’s Keeper: Stop writing letters and start doing the work

My Brother’s Keeper: Stop writing letters and start doing the work
Over the past few days my Twitter feed has buzzed about the letter signed by 1,000 women and girls urging President Barack Obama to broaden his My Brother’s Keeper initiative. The letter and subsequent commentaries attack the president, accusing him of any number of sins for not including women and girls in this program. Yes, the issues facing women and girls of color are significant, and while ignored in research and programming as the letter states, they do deserve attention and focus.
 
And that’s my problem with the letter. In short, would this letter have been written if this initiative had never been announced? I mean, the hash tag #WhyWeCantWait is problematic because people have been waiting for years. When it comes to waiting, #YesWeCan! And did.

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Melt away the belly

Melt away the belly
Let’s face it ladies…in the summer, we are surrounded with holidays that “require” us to eat bar-b-que, potato salad, soda wada and the works! What does that mean? – more FAT to have to deal with because what do we do for the holiday? We eat, eat, & eat some more. 
 
And we all know that the fat tends to head straight to our midsection and just sit there and wait to spread. How can we get rid of our belly fat? It’s really hard to say because our wonderful bodies have minds of their own. Each individual body decides where it wants to burn off the fat and in what order.

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Traditional parental roles and the grind of change

Traditional parental roles and the grind of change
A cache of new research from the Pew Center paints a picture of the modern American family – a picture in which the historically rigid roles and responsibilities of moms and dads are meeting in the middle.
 
But that picture has always been a bit different for African-American moms and dads, and the ways this cultural shift is unfolding reflects those differences.
 
“As such roles change, African Americans are included too,” says George Garrow Jr., executive director of Concerned Black Men. The nonprofit seeks to uplift children and families by building African-American male role models.

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African-American workers stuck in poverty wages

African-American workers stuck in poverty wages
WASHINGTON – As fast food and retail workers continue to march for higher wages, a new study by the Economic Policy Institute revealed that African Americans are more likely to earn poverty wages than whites.
 
EPI released the “Raising America’s Pay” study in conjunction with the launch of a new research initiative focused on “broad-based wage growth as the central economic challenge of our time – essential to alleviating inequality, expanding the middle class, reducing poverty, generating shared prosperity, and sustaining economic growth.”
 
During a panel discussion about the new project, Valerie Wilson, director of EPI’s program on race, ethnicity, and the economy, said that over the last 30 years, wage growth has been far below productivity growth, for a lot of workers, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.

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Black identity and racism collide in Brazil

 Black identity and racism collide in Brazil
Before teams representing their countries from around the world arrived in Brazil, the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, took the opportunity to label 2014 the “anti-racism World Cup.”
 
The declaration came after a wave of racist incidents in soccer around the world targeting black players, many of whom are Brazilian. While it’s a well-intentioned gesture and a particularly important one for a World Cup being hosted in the country that’s home to the largest population of people of African descent outside of Africa, Brazil has a complex past and present when it comes to race.
 
That complexity can perhaps best be illustrated by the fact that many black Brazilians don’t think of themselves as black. Brazilian soccer star Neymar is a great example. Asked during an interview in 2010 if he had ever experienced racism, his response was, “Never.” He added, “Not inside nor outside of the soccer field. Even more because I’m not black, right?”

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Signs of conflict rise in Cohen-Wilkins race

Signs of conflict rise in Cohen-Wilkins race
Challenger Ricky Wilkins says four-term incumbent Steve Cohen “needs to get serious and focus on what’s important” in their race for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district seat.
 
Wilkins statement came in response to Cohen’s campaign filing a complaint to the Federal Election Commission citing Wilkins for incorrect signage for his campaign, which opened its headquarters last Saturday (June 14th) at 3412-14 Poplar.
 
Cohen’s letter to the FEC asserts that, “Ricky Wilkins’ yard signs completely fail to disclose that the communication has been paid for by the authorized political committee. There is no disclaimer on the yard signs.”

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  • Written by Tony Jones
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