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Envying Malia and Sasha’s Dad

I admit that I got a little thrill when I read about the lengths the Obama’s went to make sure there were no pictures sent out into the world showing their daughters in bathing suits.

As the father of two daughters roughly the same age as Malia and Sasha, I can attest to that numbing feeling of shock I got when I woke up one

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Small Steps for Big Change

If you’re not overweight now, you likely will be soon. That’s the news from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), which reports that four out of five African American women are overweight today.

Given such alarming evidence, one has to ask if obesity has become the new norm for Black women.

And, if so, shouldn’t we really

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Would You Buy a Bulletproof Backpack for Your Child?

Would you buy your kid a bulletproof backpack?

Apparently a whole lot of parents are answering that question with a hearty “Yes!” Since the ugly Newtown massacre in December, companies that manufacture bulletproof backpacks are seeing a huge jump in sales.

The vice president of one of the companies, Bullet Blocker, told

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

FAAN celebrates Black History Month with Roland S. Martin

Roland S. Martin, a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist, will be the keynote speaker when Ford-Employees African-Ancestry Network (FANN) hosts its 32nd Annual Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. The event, “An Evening with Roland S. Martin,” will be held at the Adoba Hotel Dearborn (formerly the

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit