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A compromise with extra pounds is no healthy choice

I'm sure you've heard the cliché that a man would rather have a woman with a little "meat on her bones" than a woman who is rail thin. Depending on whom you ask, the size of a woman does matter. So does the size of a man. It's one thing to be appealing to the opposite sex, but it's another thing if that appeal compromises your health.


Family income, home environment and the affect on young children

The arrival of a newborn baby can lead to mixed emotions.

For example, excitement, anticipation and happiness are common when welcoming a new bundle of joy into the world.

But other feelings may be more prevalent for parents who find themselves unprepared due to unplanned pregnancy, relationship turmoil or economic hardship. Negative emotions such as fear, anxiety and depression can rise to the surface and detrimentally affect their parenting abilities.


Weathering the recoil of the ‘Arab Spring’

Now that the so-called Arab Spring has sprung, we are beginning to feel the recoil, and it hurts. Who knows how much more it's going to hurt in the next few months or so?

All of the countries that sprang up against their leaders, which resulted in thousands of deaths, subsequent chaos, and geopolitical upheaval, are now trying to figure out what their next move will be. And what are the implications for the United States in this aftermath of the Arab Spring?


  • Written by James Clingman

No bullies at the polls

"Eligible Americans have a civic duty to vote, and government at the federal, state, and local level has a responsibility to protect voters from illegal interference and intimidation."


  • Written by Marc Morial

‘F’ in Chicago

Emboldened educators in Chicago who are members of the American Federation of Teachers finally euphemistically said enough is enough and put their collective feet down on the streets by striking against the city of Chicago, and the so-called reform of national education favored by the White House and United States Department of Education.


A starter plan to regain your health

This week, I am providing a few simple recipes for those of you who have requested or need some assistance in preparing for a lifestyle change. What you eat will determine whether your health teeters or improves dramatically. The following recipes will help you get started.


Dr. King’s greedy children at it again

In his "I Have a Dream Speech" delivered at the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said he dreamed of the day his children would be judged not by the color of their skin but the content of their character. If Dr. King had known how Martin III, Dexter and Bernice would later fight over money generated by commercially exploiting his name, he might have omitted any reference to their character. When it comes to money, King's remaining children have no character.


  • Written by George Curry