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No easy answers exist with immigration reform

Twenty-thousand-eight-hundred-and-five unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were caught entering the United States illegally in 2013. Of that number, 1,169 were repatriated. So far this year, 57,000 unaccompanied children from those same three countries have been caught coming across the border, and 1,500, at most, have been deported.
Given those odds, it might be worth the trip.
President Barack Obama’s public message that kids won’t be allowed to stay in the United States has at this point fallen on deaf Central American ears, and the kids keep arriving daily. He’s now asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to deal with the surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border.  But only a tiny fraction of that money would go where it’s desperately needed.

LeBron James lets grudges die with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert

Lebron Going Home
They called him a traitor.
They cursed his name.
They burned his jersey.
Now, all Cleveland fans will say, through toothy grins and gleeful giggles, is “welcome back.”

Adding health conversations to African-American family reunions

Kidney program
(PRNewswire-USNewswire) – The National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) offers the Family Reunion Health Guide to help African-American families talk at family reunions and other summer events about the connection between kidney disease and more common conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. 
Designed to be used by families, the Guide encourages relatives to talk about risk factors and health by providing conversation starters, talking points and key materials to help facilitate such discussions.  

LGBT center’s 26-year-old 1st African-American chair faces facial hostility

LBGT Chair
According to North Carolina’s Charlotte Post, the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte has elected Ranzeno Frazier as its youngest and first African-American chair of its board of trustees. But not everyone is happy about his groundbreaking role.
Frazier’s selection was met with both positive and negative responses, with naysayers taking issue with his age and experience, the paper reports. Most disturbing: Some explicitly attacked the 26-year-old with race-based insults, according to the paper.
Frazier says he received derogatory emails and text messages, including one in which he was called a “dumb n--ger” who didn’t deserve the position.

How Marfan syndrome took center stage on NBA draft night, and in an infant’s life

Marfan Syndrome
It was like a bad dream. Four days before Baylor University basketball star Isaiah Austin would hear his name called in the NBA draft in June, a routine physical revealed that he had a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome. His NBA career was over, but as he noted, his life was not.
Victoria Everett knows Austin’s nightmare firsthand.
When the 27-year-old Philadelphian heard her baby boy diagnosed with Marfan syndrome earlier this year, she was not sure what to think. Neither she nor her family had any idea what the condition was.
When Josiah was only 33 weeks in the womb, he had already been diagnosed with an enlarged heart, but it wasn’t until after he was born on Jan. 10 that the true extent of his condition came into the grim light.